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Forum: Fish 03-22-2013, 03:49 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By cwilson
my $.02 and experience I have 2 Emerald...

my $.02 and experience

I have 2 Emerald cories in my 20g tall, rather heavily planted. I have had them about 2 years now, and now that they are full grown, I wouldn't want more than 3 in my tank....
Forum: Plants 09-18-2012, 02:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 574
Posted By cwilson
SUPER abridged version of previous post: what is...

SUPER abridged version of previous post: what is the easiest plant for a foreground "carpet"? :flick:
Forum: Plants 09-16-2012, 09:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 574
Posted By cwilson
low mntc ground cover recommendation? *pics*

hey all,

I have a 20g tall with the following somewhat low tech setup:

-standard 20g tall, fluval 205 canister filter w/surface skimmer
-lighting is 14w 6500k T5 (dual ballast, one bulb used)...
Forum: Fish 07-22-2012, 05:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 365
Posted By cwilson
that is a good point. I can't exactly remember...

that is a good point. I can't exactly remember how long they were together before mating, I think it was apx 6-7 months... but I'm not 100% sure
Forum: Fish 07-22-2012, 05:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 365
Posted By cwilson
The move was mid March, so it has been about four...

The move was mid March, so it has been about four months.

Diet is (imo) varied well, and consists of frozen tubifex and blood worms, hikari sinking and algae wafers, nutrafin max and new life...
Forum: Fish 07-22-2012, 03:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 365
Posted By cwilson
I should probably also mention that I believe the...

I should probably also mention that I believe the water parameters are quite similar too, I moved roughly half a mile and have used tap for both setups.
Forum: Fish 07-22-2012, 03:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 365
Posted By cwilson
fish no longer breeding after move?

hey all,

I have 20g tall planted tank that houses 5 black neons, 2 bloodfin tetras, two oto cats, and two emerald green cory cats that I am sure are a mating pair. I had eggs stuck to the glass...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-06-2012, 05:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 379
Posted By cwilson
Thanks! I'll do that tonight. The last time I...

Thanks! I'll do that tonight. The last time I moved a tank, it went embarrassingly bad.... your suggestion may or may not be something I didn't do last time :icon_roll
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-06-2012, 01:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 379
Posted By cwilson
tank-related ideas for moving day, gap between leases

hey all,

I will be moving soon, and there is a chance I may be couch-surfing for a week or two. I will be staying at a house that will allow me to set up the tank (20H), but I am curious if there...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 12-09-2011, 03:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 320
Posted By cwilson
quick update it turns out my light timer was...

quick update

it turns out my light timer was set for a little longer than I thought, I shortened the light time for apx 9 hours/day to 7. the tank receives indirect sunlight throughout the day....
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 12-07-2011, 10:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 320
Posted By cwilson
Pictures

here are some pictures as promised. the first is the all important FTS. followed by a side shot, and a few close ups of the algae/junk on my plants.

as mentioned before, any and all...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 12-07-2011, 09:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 320
Posted By cwilson
20H update... almost there, still need some help

hey all,

It seems as though 20 gallons is a little "large" for the nano section of this forum, but I posted here before with no comments/issues. so forgive me if I offend anyone twice :wink:
...
Forum: Fish 09-29-2011, 09:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 606
Posted By cwilson
pics!

here are some quick pics. compliments of my HTC's camera, so forgive the so-so quality.

the pic of the cory's isn't very good. I'm hoping to get a better shot within a few days. unfortunately the...
Forum: Fish 09-29-2011, 08:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 606
Posted By cwilson
thanks, glad I'm on the right track. Just out of...

thanks, glad I'm on the right track. Just out of curiosity, any members here have similar situations? Its nice to know that I have a pair. I actually had to replace on of the cats about... 6 or 7...
Forum: Fish 09-29-2011, 08:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 606
Posted By cwilson
cory cat laying eggs?

hey all,

I have two emerald cory cats (Brochis splendens) that I believe are a pair. One is slightly larger (the female?), and the fish seem quite content and are fed well. The breeding was...
Forum: Fish 09-29-2011, 05:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 864
Posted By cwilson
my fish have gone three days without me leaving...

my fish have gone three days without me leaving town!
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-15-2011, 08:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 506
Posted By cwilson
the temp is most likely near 80.... I can...

the temp is most likely near 80.... I can verify later when I am home

the tank is relatively new, but at least two months old. I did some major replanting/substrate disturbing, which kicked up a...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-15-2011, 07:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 506
Posted By cwilson
lack of oxygen in tank??

hey all,

I am getting back into planted tanks and am having quite a rough ride.

I have a few crypts, a sword and java fern in a 20H. I am using flourish excel, iron and potassium. the filter is...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 07-18-2011, 04:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,100
Posted By cwilson
Funny you mention that, I read an article in TFH...

Funny you mention that, I read an article in TFH Magazine that mentions keeping those. The author said that the snail require a higher salinity to reproduce than freshwater tanks have... can anyone...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 07-18-2011, 03:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,100
Posted By cwilson
thanks for all of the info! great information ...

thanks for all of the info! great information

I took out one of the bulbs in my light, I am now using a single 14W HO T5 6700K bulb. The difference doesnt seem to be very drastic to my eyes, but...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 07-15-2011, 07:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,100
Posted By cwilson
dwc - thanks for the info. being a former reefer,...

dwc - thanks for the info. being a former reefer, the term "too much light" hasnt been in my vocabulary much. I had never thought of that... do you think that would cause the plants to melt like...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 07-15-2011, 03:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,100
Posted By cwilson
thanks for the info! although they havent seemed...

thanks for the info! although they havent seemed to grow back/reverse this just yet, the plants still seem to be doing well. the plants are apx 6 weeks old or so, and have literally doubled in size....
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 07-15-2011, 02:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,100
Posted By cwilson
also, as the pics point out, Flourite is the only...

also, as the pics point out, Flourite is the only substrate used.

the Fluval filter has the usual foam and carbon, as well as ceramic rings and another bio media (I forget the name, it came in a...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 07-15-2011, 01:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,100
Posted By cwilson
there is a bit of brown algae on the rocks, is...

there is a bit of brown algae on the rocks, is this what is also on the plants? a bit of casual forum stalking told me that brown algae is more or less just the result of a new tank settling in... ...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 07-15-2011, 01:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,100
Posted By cwilson
sorry for the delay everyone. my laptop is sick...

sorry for the delay everyone. my laptop is sick at the moment, so the previous posts were done through my phone. oddly enough, I cant post pics when using my browser, and still cant post pics even...
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