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Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium   09-03-2015, 04:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 655
Posted By DanConnor
I've had a desert setup for about a year and its...

I've had a desert setup for about a year and its doing pretty well. 10 gallons with a single large hole in the bottom with the dirt sitting on egg crate and window screen. It's outside in the summer,...
Forum: Fish   01-29-2014, 10:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,740
Posted By DanConnor
All equally repugnant though! :icon_twis

All equally repugnant though! :icon_twis
Forum: Fish   01-28-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 927
Posted By DanConnor
I googled conversations re "hillstream loach...

I googled conversations re "hillstream loach tankmates" and found some tasty offerings:

Danio choprae
http://www.aquariumdomain.com/images/fish_freshwater/GlowlightDanio4.jpg


Danio...
Forum: Fish   01-28-2014, 03:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 927
Posted By DanConnor
Fish suggestions for fast current

I'm thinking about setting up a tank with sort of a gyre circular current. Hillstream loaches might do well along the bottom, but what about some faster swimming flashy fish for the upper levels?
...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium   04-04-2006, 10:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,412
Posted By DanConnor
Vivarium Contest

$500 first prize! You can enter up until June 1st.

Go here to see the entries so far, and read the sticky for entry guidelines.

http://www.vivariaforums.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=41
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium   03-03-2006, 04:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 890
Posted By DanConnor
Vivarium supplier links list

I finally decided to organize my list of links for amphibian and reptile breeders, plant sellers, and general supplies. Check it out:

http://www.vivariaforums.com/links_total.htm
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-30-2004, 06:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,014
Posted By DanConnor
Yes, I have a nice collection of shrimp, but I...

Yes, I have a nice collection of shrimp, but I guess you really need a zillion to do the job. I can't believe how fast the fish cleaned up the tank.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-29-2004, 04:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,014
Posted By DanConnor
Hey, I picked up 4 flagfish and a couple of small...

Hey, I picked up 4 flagfish and a couple of small rosy barbs. Algae gone!

Now I hope I don't have to worry about them eating the plants....
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-18-2004, 07:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,014
Posted By DanConnor
It started on the top of the front glass. Then...

It started on the top of the front glass. Then spread to the uppermost lighted plant parts, and is starting to fill the whole tank...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-18-2004, 06:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,014
Posted By DanConnor
Well, it's a 58 gallon well planted tank, pretty...

Well, it's a 58 gallon well planted tank, pretty much filled with vegetation; nice glosso carpet, and a lot of stem plants. I use 3 vho bulbs and inject pressurized CO2 into a reactor inline with a...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-18-2004, 05:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,014
Posted By DanConnor
My planted tank has been running well for a while...

My planted tank has been running well for a while now, but I suddenly have an explosion of filamentous green algae. It is very long, maybe 8 inches and over, and very limp. For that reason its hard...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-30-2004, 10:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,330
Posted By DanConnor
Nope. If that was the case then when you went...

Nope. If that was the case then when you went down in the basement of a house you would be dead. People get the idea that CO2 sinks in the air column because they have seen Dry Ice subsume and see...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-30-2004, 04:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,330
Posted By DanConnor
Well, as mentioned above, growers or "certain...

Well, as mentioned above, growers or "certain botanicals" use CO2 for land plants, so I suspect that it must work.

I believe the CO2 will displace oxygen in air unlike in water, so if you have...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-25-2004, 05:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 962
Posted By DanConnor
Caterham- Nother long time reefer here! ...

Caterham-

Nother long time reefer here!

Just think of the plants as being the "live rock" of the aquarium. I ran my planted tank for a while before adding any fish or shrimp.

Actually, in...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-12-2004, 08:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,480
Posted By DanConnor
I believe that is correct.

I believe that is correct.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-02-2004, 10:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 965
Posted By DanConnor
When I see my substrate inhabited by a dense...

When I see my substrate inhabited by a dense population of "pods" and worms, I'm happy. I'm going to do the FW the same way.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-02-2004, 06:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 965
Posted By DanConnor
Hey, what are the parasites people are worried...

Hey, what are the parasites people are worried about introducing? There are no fish living in the pond, so I doubt anything specific to fish would be there. I looked for snail eggs on the leaves, and...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-02-2004, 06:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 965
Posted By DanConnor
Don't think there is much difference between the...

Don't think there is much difference between the two...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-02-2004, 03:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 965
Posted By DanConnor
While having a reef aquarium I have sometimes...

While having a reef aquarium I have sometimes raised phytoplankton in gallon jugs to feed invertebrates. You just heavily aerate, add light and fertilizer, innoculate the water with a culture, and...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-02-2004, 03:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,040
Posted By DanConnor
Well, the remaining ones are looking good, so I...

Well, the remaining ones are looking good, so I guess it was some kind of acclimation issue.

I don't think I have big ph swings because the water is fairly well buffered. The ph is always 7.0. I...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   12-31-2003, 09:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,040
Posted By DanConnor
My tried-and-true LFS was out of Otocinclus, and...

My tried-and-true LFS was out of Otocinclus, and it was convenient, so I picked up 10 otos a one of the big chain stores. First thing I noticed when I got in the car was she had bagged up a dead one...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   12-21-2003, 03:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 527
Posted By DanConnor
I just some from Fishvet.com- looks good so far,...

I just some from Fishvet.com- looks good so far, although it hasn't grown much. Thanks for the tips, DLeDeaux.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   12-21-2003, 03:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 933
Posted By DanConnor
Yep, it's a good thing!

Yep, it's a good thing!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   12-20-2003, 04:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 800
Posted By DanConnor
fishvet as well

fishvet as well
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   12-17-2003, 01:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 754
Posted By DanConnor
I put some Rotala walichii in my tank a few days...

I put some Rotala walichii in my tank a few days ago- beautiful plant! It has a brownish red tint and the growing tips are green. Kind of opposite the coloring of some other stem plants. Anyway, mine...
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