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Forum: Aquascaping   10-18-2016, 02:15 PM
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Posted By scapegoat
Ah, I see now. I was thinking that that area...

Ah, I see now. I was thinking that that area needed some personality to balance the peak of the rock.




I really like UG... more so than HC, I think that would be my main ground covering. I...
Forum: Aquascaping   10-17-2016, 09:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 798
Posted By scapegoat
I have a lot of space in the back corner to plant...

I have a lot of space in the back corner to plant stems.. The rock goes back and down at a pretty decent slope in that area, it's just the edges are nearly, if not directly, against the glass so...
Forum: Aquascaping   10-17-2016, 08:59 PM
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Views: 798
Posted By scapegoat
First off, buce's are a great idea! I was...

First off, buce's are a great idea!

I was hoping to get that, "bigger than it is" look. Unfortunately, I can't fit any rocks in front of the big guy. The rocks I do have aren't going to fit in...
Forum: Aquascaping   10-17-2016, 05:22 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By scapegoat
Thank you. I agree with keeping the plants small...

Thank you. I agree with keeping the plants small to put focus on the rock itself



It is, and I am. I already have the necessary items to CO2 and dose the tank thanks to the 125 high tech. The...
Forum: Aquascaping   10-17-2016, 01:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 798
Posted By scapegoat
5.5g national geographic tank: aquascape critic

This tank will sit in my office at work. It'll be high tech/high light, dosed, co2, etc. My tentative name for this tank is, "The Point"... but I am unsure about naming an aquarium layout. There are...
Forum: Tank Journals   09-27-2016, 02:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 415
Posted By scapegoat
what sort of issues are you having?

what sort of issues are you having?
Forum: Aquascaping   09-25-2016, 02:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,149
Posted By scapegoat
be careful when removing the sand, you don't want...

be careful when removing the sand, you don't want to scratch that beautiful tank!
Forum: Tank Journals   09-23-2016, 02:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 784
Posted By scapegoat
probably nothing to worry about ...

probably nothing to worry about

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgEwEiTyYcs
Forum: Aquascaping   09-22-2016, 05:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 618
Posted By scapegoat
watch this ...

watch this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_ZIXbnSXYM
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   09-18-2016, 06:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,604
Posted By scapegoat
I added it to the list.

I added it to the list.
Forum: Aquascaping   09-15-2016, 02:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 710
Posted By scapegoat
I guess this is a good start as far as rocks go....

I guess this is a good start as far as rocks go. The tank behind these is 6' long, to give you a sense of scale.

I really need to bring them outside and pressure wash them to see how they look. My...
Forum: Substrate   09-10-2016, 12:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 442
Posted By scapegoat
why not do something like this: ...

why not do something like this:

http://greenleafaquariums.com/content/images/wong1.jpg

The foreground is sand, while the area behind that would be a better substrate for plants such as eco
Forum: Aquascaping   09-06-2016, 04:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 710
Posted By scapegoat
I have a few basic 10g. I'm also planning on...

I have a few basic 10g. I'm also planning on building a small plywood container to emulate the dimensions of a specific 30g rimless tank so I can practice before buying that.
Forum: Aquascaping   09-06-2016, 03:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 710
Posted By scapegoat
Xiaozhuang Seeing your iterative photos, you can...

Xiaozhuang Seeing your iterative photos, you can easily tell something is off with each one until you get to the last and it just seems to click together.

The shops in my area have no real focus...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   09-06-2016, 02:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 346
Posted By scapegoat
Ben Belton that helps very very much. And greatly...

Ben Belton that helps very very much. And greatly simplifies the process in my mind.

Where are you getting O = 24 though? I am seeing 15.999. The other two are correct.

I was also under the...
Forum: Substrate   09-06-2016, 02:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 339
Posted By scapegoat
I didn't say they wouldn't do well at all. ...

I didn't say they wouldn't do well at all.

It isn't typically recommended to use just sand for a planted tank for a handful of reasons.

I will be honest, I've never seen a sand only aquarium...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   09-05-2016, 06:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 346
Posted By scapegoat
should the 100000 in your equations be 1000000?...

should the 100000 in your equations be 1000000? is one hundred thousand correct?

This is definitely moving in the right direction.

So this would give me the PPM within a solution. What...
Forum: Equipment   09-05-2016, 06:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 898
Posted By scapegoat
not sure. I purchased mine a long time ago.

not sure. I purchased mine a long time ago.
Forum: Equipment   09-05-2016, 05:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 898
Posted By scapegoat
looks like typical tubing will leak co2 through...

looks like typical tubing will leak co2 through the wall of the tube.
Forum: Substrate   09-05-2016, 05:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 224
Posted By scapegoat
Substrate support resource

I love TGM aquascaping videos, they're well done, and I enjoy the narrative very much. James makes use of TGM's own branded "substrate support." I see folks asking about substrate support enough to...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   09-05-2016, 04:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 346
Posted By scapegoat
I appreciate the response, but I am asking for...

I appreciate the response, but I am asking for the exact equations used to figure out the dosing routine. specifically in regards to how to calculate the PPM of a solution, and of specific portions...
Forum: Aquascaping   09-05-2016, 03:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 710
Posted By scapegoat
Beautiful rocks, and thank you for bringing...

Beautiful rocks, and thank you for bringing awareness to that application!

I've ordered ~100lbs of rock and a bunch of manzanita in order to practice with... it was, costly... and I feel silly...
Forum: Substrate   09-05-2016, 03:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 339
Posted By scapegoat
they'll probably do alright for a bit, but sand...

they'll probably do alright for a bit, but sand doesn't leave much room for roots and have a detrimental effect on them.

If doing just a sand bottom, and not a sand cap, I'd stick to things with...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   09-05-2016, 02:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 346
Posted By scapegoat
where can I find the exact calculations used to figure out dosing routine?

I am trying to get more into the nitty gritty of tank maintenance and control. I see a number of wonderful calculators out there, but they all, obviously, hide away the specifics.

As a programmer,...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   09-03-2016, 12:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 650
Posted By scapegoat
absolutely not advocating a full fish load right...

absolutely not advocating a full fish load right away. I literally meant 3 fish with a heavily planted tank.

Over the past many years I've done heavy planting with a fresh tank, and introducing...
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