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Forum: Tank Journals   10-30-2015, 07:27 PM
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Posted By doinkmobb
It turns out I have two male rams. They each have...

It turns out I have two male rams. They each have a territory but they bicker a lot; the dominant male looks great though.
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Forum: Tank Journals   08-31-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,151
Posted By doinkmobb
Yes to this. I have a ZooMed dual T5 fixture with...

Yes to this. I have a ZooMed dual T5 fixture with just one 6500K bulb on. With the splash guard in place mostly covered with tape/contact paper, the lighting is very subdued. When I took the splash...
Forum: Tank Journals   08-30-2015, 12:55 AM
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Views: 2,151
Posted By doinkmobb
Coolness. I have a 17 gallon Amazon biotope...

Coolness.

I have a 17 gallon Amazon biotope sorta tank (Anubias makes it "sorta") and I tried adding frogbit, but my lighting was too subdued and then it all eventually rotted away. If your...
Forum: Tank Journals   08-30-2015, 12:24 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,987
Posted By doinkmobb
The Deathening is over. The ich infestation...

The Deathening is over.

The ich infestation has ended finally. The temperature is back down to a balmy 78 degrees. Most of the fish that died showed no signs of ich though. Apparently, I'm only...
Forum: Tank Journals   08-10-2015, 09:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,987
Posted By doinkmobb
This is how I feel about my tank right now: ...

This is how I feel about my tank right now:
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f57/doinkmobb/Random/picard.jpg~original (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/doinkmobb/media/Random/picard.jpg.html)
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Forum: Tank Journals   08-06-2015, 12:47 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,987
Posted By doinkmobb
Man, I guess I'm not a very good fish master, two...

Man, I guess I'm not a very good fish master, two three phantom tetras died on me...and another one is looking iffy.

Water parameters check out though:

Ammonia - 0 ppm
Nitrite - 0 ppm...
Forum: Tank Journals   07-31-2015, 10:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,987
Posted By doinkmobb
I decided to forgo the pencil fish and got 9...

I decided to forgo the pencil fish and got 9 black phantom tetras instead. One of my kittens knocked my light fixture into the tank a few days ago, which made me think having nervous, jumpy fish...
Forum: Tank Journals   07-28-2015, 07:22 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 47,502
Posted By doinkmobb
This tank is way more interesting, imaginative...

This tank is way more interesting, imaginative and creative than the 8 million "me too" umi-gumi layouts. They are pretty to look at, but it's just the same thing over and over; this one stands out...
Forum: Tank Journals   07-28-2015, 05:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,987
Posted By doinkmobb
Uh...did my last post disappear? Three of the...

Uh...did my last post disappear? Three of the five cories died, not really sure what the cause was. They were all flashing when I put them in the tank, maybe they had some parasites or something. But...
Forum: Tank Journals   07-25-2015, 01:58 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,987
Posted By doinkmobb
Latest full tank shot. The frogbit died out days...

Latest full tank shot. The frogbit died out days after I chucked it in there, not enough light.
I really like how low maintenance this setup is - no ferts, no CO2, barely any algae, no trimming,...
Forum: Tank Journals   07-24-2015, 10:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,987
Posted By doinkmobb
I finally got around to grabbing a few more fish....

I finally got around to grabbing a few more fish. I added 5 skunk cories last night. I was hoping to find some Adolfo's cories, but the selection wasn't great at the fish store. I like 'em though,...
Forum: Tank Journals   06-05-2015, 09:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,987
Posted By doinkmobb
Added some frogbit yesterday. A member named...

Added some frogbit yesterday. A member named ddavila06 sent me a lifetime supply.

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f57/doinkmobb/Fish/frogbit1_zpsvjxtt2x5.jpg~original...
Forum: Tank Journals   06-03-2015, 07:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,987
Posted By doinkmobb
If it were just a pair of Apistogramma, they'd be...

If it were just a pair of Apistogramma, they'd be fine in this tank. Apistogramma + some other fish feels like too much to me. I usually like to have a conservative number of fish, I'm always worried...
Forum: Tank Journals   06-03-2015, 03:58 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,987
Posted By doinkmobb
Thanks. She wasn't home. I do most of my...

Thanks.
She wasn't home. I do most of my projects when she's not around or asleep, as to avoid "the business". Even so, sometimes she'll see some sand or filter gunk in the shower and get a little...
Forum: Tank Journals   06-02-2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,987
Posted By doinkmobb
Yeah, I understand the tannins are just to...

Yeah, I understand the tannins are just to increase acidity and promote a certain "authentic" look as well. I've decided against a pair of Apistogramma, I feel like the tank is just a bit too small....
Forum: Tank Journals   06-02-2015, 06:01 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,987
Posted By doinkmobb
More fun with the TDS meter Tap water - 265 ppm...

More fun with the TDS meter
Tap water - 265 ppm
Top off water sitting in a bucket - 270 ppm
Tank water - 370 ppm

TDS measurement of the tap water is 25% higher than it was on Thursday....
Forum: Tank Journals   05-31-2015, 02:56 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,987
Posted By doinkmobb
I thought about putting some peat in a media bag...

I thought about putting some peat in a media bag and sticking it in the Fluval. With the extract though, I can add in a little or a lot, depending on how clear the tanks looks.

I did add a little...
Forum: Tank Journals   05-29-2015, 09:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,987
Posted By doinkmobb
I made some homemade blackwater extract today. I...

I made some homemade blackwater extract today. I grabbed 12-15 magnolia leaves from my front yard, threw them in the food processor with some water, strained the muck through a media bag and got some...
Forum: Tank Journals   05-29-2015, 04:08 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,987
Posted By doinkmobb
Here is the tank without the modified splash...

Here is the tank without the modified splash shield in place. Super bright, the fish were immediately not amused by this. This is only the one 6500K bulb, it's blinding with the 10K bulb on too.
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Forum: Tank Journals   05-28-2015, 06:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,987
Posted By doinkmobb
Sorry, let me explain that a little better. ...

Sorry, let me explain that a little better.

Yes, it's the two bulb fixture, with only one 6500K bulb on. And on the acrylic insert shield that protects the bulbs from getting wet, I covered a...
Forum: Tank Journals   05-28-2015, 05:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,987
Posted By doinkmobb
I'm sure the fish will do fine in super hard...

I'm sure the fish will do fine in super hard water, but I'd like to at least make an effort to recreate the softer, acidic waters these fish come from.

MW is the best place around, but it's still...
Forum: Tank Journals   05-28-2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,987
Posted By doinkmobb
Mr. Aqua 17G Amazon blackwater biotope-ish

Tank - Mr. Aqua 17.1 gallon (23.6" x 11.8" x 14.2")
Lighting - ZooMed 24" T5 fixture
Bulb - Ultra Sun 6500K
Filter - Fluval 304
Heater - Hydor ETH 300 inline
Substrate - pool sand

Fishes -...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   01-28-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 648
Posted By doinkmobb
https://sunlightsupply.com/shop/bycategory/fluores...

https://sunlightsupply.com/shop/bycategory/fluorescent-lighting/sun-blaze-t5-ho-strip-light-supremes

I had this light over my neglected 55 and my undemanding plants grew pretty well with it. A...
Forum: Tank Journals   01-30-2013, 10:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,225
Posted By doinkmobb
I filled up the tank to just below the rim...

I filled up the tank to just below the rim aaaaannd...four fish jump out. I bought 5 guppies of which 2 males and a female jumped to their demise. One of my ancient lemon tetras decided to check out...
Forum: Tank Journals   01-27-2013, 04:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,225
Posted By doinkmobb
I didn't have an algal bloom yet which I thought...

I didn't have an algal bloom yet which I thought was kinda weird. I planted pretty heavily right from the start though, which may have helped. I'm sure I'll need to dial the light back some or go to...
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