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Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 09-03-2014, 05:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 828
Posted By retrocity
+1 Always a good idea if you don't know anyone in...

+1 Always a good idea if you don't know anyone in the class. Did this too, and at the least you should make some new friends.


Get a feel for your schedule first if you are unsure of how...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 06-30-2014, 01:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,430
Posted By retrocity
I have the Spec II at work and like it. It has...

I have the Spec II at work and like it. It has separate plugs for the filter and light. Based on the Spec II, I would say the V would have room for a small heater in the filter compartment as well.
Forum: Fish 06-27-2014, 03:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 324
Posted By retrocity
The males and females are very easy to tell...

The males and females are very easy to tell apart. I just got some last week, the females are pretty plain, while the males have a lot of color to them.

Some others to consider might be Chili...
Forum: Fish 06-15-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 15,490
Posted By retrocity
I've been meaning to post a few pictures of my...

I've been meaning to post a few pictures of my betta for a while, but I can never get him to stop moving around for a good pic. I got a few today. Please ignore the algae lol, recently put a...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 06-06-2014, 03:25 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,608
Posted By retrocity
Be knowledgeable about fish species sizes, but...

Be knowledgeable about fish species sizes, but don't assume size if you aren't familiar with a particular species.

I was buying a plant a few months ago at a chain and the employee was asking me...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 05-23-2014, 04:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 332
Posted By retrocity
Hermit Crabs would be really easy to move back...

Hermit Crabs would be really easy to move back and forth.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 05-15-2014, 11:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 543
Posted By retrocity
Rooting for Anaheim since the Pens are out. I've...

Rooting for Anaheim since the Pens are out. I've been a big Selanne fan his whole career. It's bittersweet, but the Pens were in need of a culture change. I always want them to win, but if they...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 05-15-2014, 12:51 AM
Replies: 473
Views: 108,786
Posted By retrocity
My last update from July. ...

My last update from July.
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b226/RETROXNCF/1373921198.jpg

Since then, the tank became overgrown. I did a slight rescape and moved the driftwood around and took...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 05-14-2014, 03:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 740
Posted By retrocity
One thought, could you possibly get a small...

One thought, could you possibly get a small screw, and get it inside the broken off piece. Then pull the broken piece out once you have a little leverage?
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 05-14-2014, 03:49 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,146
Posted By retrocity
This is the one I've been wearing, I like it...

This is the one I've been wearing, I like it because it doesn't need a battery.

http://s3.amazonaws.com/bulova_production_assets/products/original/96A118.png
Forum: Tank Journals 04-20-2014, 04:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,080
Posted By retrocity
What light level would you say the Fugeray-R is...

What light level would you say the Fugeray-R is on your Evolve 8? I am looking to upgrade the lighting, and the Fugeray-R may be a possible choice.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 03-07-2014, 02:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 625
Posted By retrocity
I put API root tabs in my Spec II and have seen...

I put API root tabs in my Spec II and have seen no ill effects on my shrimp.
Forum: Fish 02-18-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 273
Posted By retrocity
Here are a few pictures. Any thoughts? ...

Here are a few pictures. Any thoughts?

Would the light test cause a lot of stress?

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b226/RETROXNCF/1392397186.jpg...
Forum: Fish 02-13-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 273
Posted By retrocity
Thanks for the pointers. I didn't have a chance...

Thanks for the pointers. I didn't have a chance to take a picture of mine yesterday, but will today.

Will the light method cause a lot of stress on the fish?

As far as bubble nests, will a...
Forum: Fish 02-12-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 273
Posted By retrocity
Sexing Sparkling Gourami

I have had trouble finding some good photos distinguishing the difference between male and female Sparkling Gouramis. Does anyone have some good pictures or pointers for telling the difference?
...
Forum: Equipment 01-28-2014, 03:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 349
Posted By retrocity
The little tube should be pointed up. It helps to...

The little tube should be pointed up. It helps to pull out the air. I just set up a 501 this weekend. It was noisy for a bit, but it is now silent once the excess air was worked out. Check the...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 01-20-2014, 01:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 620
Posted By retrocity
I added some red ludwigia and put my DIY c02 in...

I added some red ludwigia and put my DIY c02 in this past weekend.

I am hoping the staurogyne does ok with the stock light, ferts and c02, but will consider either the Finnex or Fluval perch...
Forum: Fish 01-19-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 339
Posted By retrocity
Did you transfer any filter media from the old...

Did you transfer any filter media from the old filter? Most of the beneficial bacteria lives on the filter media/substrate.

Try putting the AC20 back on if the media is still wet, it could...
Forum: Plants 01-15-2014, 12:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,310
Posted By retrocity
I just planted about half a bag in my 8 gallon...

I just planted about half a bag in my 8 gallon Evolve over the weekend. I feel there are about ~15-20 stems in there, and I have yet to separate the other half of the bag.

If you look up the...
Forum: Fish 01-12-2014, 03:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 220
Posted By retrocity
Besides fish mentioned above, I would suggest...

Besides fish mentioned above, I would suggest Sparkling Gouramis. I just bought a few a couple weeks ago, and they are quite interesting.

Unlike my rasboras that mainly stick to the top portion...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 01-11-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 620
Posted By retrocity
New evolve 8

I just finished the initial planting in my Evolve 8. I still have some more Staurogyne Repens that will likely be added. I was also considering some microsword and maybe an Anubias Nana Petite.
...
Forum: Substrate 01-07-2014, 03:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 231
Posted By retrocity
Did you use the full bag, and if so, how many...

Did you use the full bag, and if so, how many inches did it cover depth wise?
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 01-06-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 13,557
Posted By retrocity
Is anybody using additional filtration on their...

Is anybody using additional filtration on their Evolves? I am about to start setting up an 8, and saw the Zoomed 501 Nano is only $28 at my local Petco. I thought it may be a good idea. Any thoughts?
Forum: Substrate 01-06-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 231
Posted By retrocity
Is there a big difference between Floramax and...

Is there a big difference between Floramax and Flourite (black or onxy sand in particular)? Is one generally preferred over the other?
Forum: Substrate 01-06-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 231
Posted By retrocity
Thoughts on substrate for Evolve 8

I am trying to decide on a substrate for my Evolve 8.

I will be transferring everything from my 5 gallon Eclipse to this tank, which just had plain black gravel topped with some sand in spots....
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