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Forum: Equipment 12-24-2010, 04:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 479
Posted By J.farrand
Great advice Diana. I will be cutting the yoga...

Great advice Diana. I will be cutting the yoga mat into strips for sure. Hope to be setting it up next week.
Forum: Equipment 12-23-2010, 06:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 479
Posted By J.farrand
I was thinking that too talonsiawd. I ended up...

I was thinking that too talonsiawd. I ended up buying a $5 yoga mat from 5 below. Hopefully getting th 75 gallon tuesday from the club.
Forum: Equipment 12-22-2010, 01:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 479
Posted By J.farrand
Underlayment of a tank?

I am setting up a 75 gallon tank and am wondering what type of underlayment I should use on plywood. Rubber, foam insulation or what? I posted eariler today about cinderblock stand. I am going...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-21-2010, 07:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 482
Posted By J.farrand
Tank weight on the floor

I want to upgrade to a 75 gallon tank. I am planning to use cinder blocks to make the stand. I estimated the total pounds to be around 1000. I am roughly guessing this upgrade will be adding up to...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-18-2010, 05:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 658
Posted By J.farrand
Planaria?

I have them!:icon_conf What is the niddy griddy on these things. I have a fully planted tank with all type of organisms. Fish, ghost shrimp, mucho snails(mts mostly),ect. I am trying to let...
Forum: Algae 11-17-2010, 04:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,699
Posted By J.farrand
Reducing the light will help and constant...

Reducing the light will help and constant removal. I used a UV sterilizer before and that helped me through a bad year-my first year-of all types of algae attacks. On the bright side you have...
Forum: Plants 11-17-2010, 04:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 419
Posted By J.farrand
When you first start seeing this pearling, it is...

When you first start seeing this pearling, it is AMAZING!! For sure, I am very excited to see it happen occasionally in my tanks too.

The frogbit is doing great and I already started spreading...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 10-15-2010, 07:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 488
Posted By J.farrand
You barely need the tip of your pinky. Play on!

You barely need the tip of your pinky. Play on!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-14-2010, 03:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,651
Posted By J.farrand
Planted Tank Size Opinion?

Hello all fellow Aqua Gardeners. My question is simple. I already have my own opinions of the subject and now I want to hear all of yours.

What is the best size for a planted tank?

1.I'm...
Forum: Equipment 10-02-2010, 04:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 315
Posted By J.farrand
Sounds good guys. I have been on the right...

Sounds good guys. I have been on the right course. I am using the fluval 205 and 303, which in both models having mutli-chambers. I am using ceramics, sponges and a resin/chacoal mix for now. It...
Forum: Equipment 10-01-2010, 05:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 315
Posted By J.farrand
Carbon Filtration

I was told by a reefer(not the hippie kind)jk, that carbon only lasts for 2 to 3 days tops. I am more into trying to establish the biological filteration and weekly water changes. Rather than...
Forum: Fish 09-11-2010, 12:42 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,139
Posted By J.farrand
I've had plenty of females that fat but never...

I've had plenty of females that fat but never noticed babies. Did you have to do anything special to aid in the ottocinclus baby making process?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-11-2010, 12:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 581
Posted By J.farrand
The cheapest you will find liquid fertilizer is...

The cheapest you will find liquid fertilizer is fosterandsmithaquatic.com or kensfish.com. Another option is r/o water with equalibrium powder thats if you really want to buy in bulk. I use the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-10-2010, 08:04 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,412
Posted By J.farrand
My method sounds the same. I always try to match...

My method sounds the same. I always try to match the tempature to my tank and I do worry about the chlorine. I have one of those python water change hoses that hooks to sinks. I use the tap water...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 09-10-2010, 07:57 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,548
Posted By J.farrand
Swords are easy, Java fern, micro chain is a good...

Swords are easy, Java fern, micro chain is a good easy ground cover. Mosses also very easy but watch out they will clog your filter suction.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-10-2010, 07:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 581
Posted By J.farrand
Hello Rick, It seems that you are slightly...

Hello Rick, It seems that you are slightly missing somethings. Plants will always tell you something is wrong if you know what to look for. Like white leaves tells me malnutrition. Any root fed...
Forum: Lighting 09-03-2010, 02:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 663
Posted By J.farrand
The home depot $25 desk lamp. I just bought one...

The home depot $25 desk lamp. I just bought one yesterday. Seriously not dissappointed. It's 27 watts which means 3 wpg on a 10 gallon tank. They have a taller one with the same light for $40. ...
Forum: Plants 09-03-2010, 01:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 958
Posted By J.farrand
Echinodorus Amazonicus/bleheri

Are they the same or different. I think I have both or one or the other. I did notice the width of the leaves possibly being more narrow on Bleheri and amazonicus being wider. Any help would be...
Forum: Plants 09-01-2010, 08:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 502
Posted By J.farrand
Anubius is one, tough structure. Java fern may...

Anubius is one, tough structure. Java fern may survive the constant grazing of a goldfish.
Forum: Fish 08-30-2010, 09:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,442
Posted By J.farrand
I say german ram. My bolivan doesn't seem as...

I say german ram. My bolivan doesn't seem as bright as the germans. I have a gold ram as well. I just read all the sub species of rams are the same scientific name Mikrogeophagus Ramirezi....
Forum: Tank Journals 08-29-2010, 03:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,121
Posted By J.farrand
I want one!!!! Looks great and the pictures will...

I want one!!!! Looks great and the pictures will help me eventually make an aquatic system this way.
Forum: Aquascaping 08-29-2010, 03:31 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,551
Posted By J.farrand
I like using stones collected around my location....

I like using stones collected around my location. Then apply Amano's philosphy and technique. It bonds you to the real vison trying to be accomplished. Nature. Hakkai all the way!
On another...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-23-2010, 11:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,777
Posted By J.farrand
Around my tanks are kept clean. I wish I could...

Around my tanks are kept clean. I wish I could say the rest about my clothes. Baby steps right?
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-22-2010, 10:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,133
Posted By J.farrand
They seem to diappear in my 40 gallon but in my...

They seem to diappear in my 40 gallon but in my 10 gallon they are breading like crazy. After a month with three assassin snails they seem to be slowing down. On the glass though there always seems...
Forum: Lighting 08-20-2010, 12:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,713
Posted By J.farrand
I'm with you, other people told me different that...

I'm with you, other people told me different that actinic will do nothing for plants but like you said plants absorb blue and red spectrum. So I don't see why it would just be for marine tanks.
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