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Forum: Tank Journals 09-18-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 451
Posted By HokieFish
Been working on the bowl today. Split up the MM...

Been working on the bowl today. Split up the MM some more to promote growth, replanted the helianthus glomeratus and removed the few pieces that didn't make it. Also separated an unknown moss from...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-17-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 451
Posted By HokieFish
Thanks again Ethan, I picked up a cheap timer...

Thanks again Ethan,
I picked up a cheap timer at Lowe's for when I flood the tank. Probably run a 6 hour light exposure period and adjust the duration/intensity based on what I see. I'll probably...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-16-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 451
Posted By HokieFish
Thanks for the advice, but for several reasons...

Thanks for the advice, but for several reasons I'm going to be sticking to the no tech bowl plan. It is intended to be a low tech tank that will be kept in my cube at work once it is ready to be...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-16-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 451
Posted By HokieFish
Currently is it sitting on my kitchen table with...

Currently is it sitting on my kitchen table with three 23w CFL's suspended from a ceiling pendant that is about 4 feet above the bowl. The duration is about 14-16 hours a day. I've been meaning to...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-16-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 451
Posted By HokieFish
Would my belief that there needs to be more light...

Would my belief that there needs to be more light over the bowl be valid since the new growth on the MM is getting very tall and thin?
The root structure looks really good. on the MM and the ...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-15-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 451
Posted By HokieFish
Well, the bowl is moving a long. One casualty so...

Well, the bowl is moving a long. One casualty so far has been the Mini Myriophyllum. It got moldy really bad during the first week. I removed it to dip it and it melted away after that.
I've...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-11-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 200
Posted By HokieFish
Shrimp with a slower reproduction

I started a journal for my office bowl, and now I'm looking at shrimp species. I have several months to get my research done since I'm doing DSM, but wanted to get a jump start.
The tank will...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-11-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 451
Posted By HokieFish
HokieFish Bowl

Well, it's taken me a couple of days to get this post started, but here we go. This will be my Dry Start Walstad Bowl thread. The objective is to create a densely planted, no tech bowl for my...
Forum: Substrate 09-05-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 274
Posted By HokieFish
Thanks, that was my thought as well.

Thanks, that was my thought as well.
Forum: Substrate 09-04-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 274
Posted By HokieFish
Layered Substrate

Thought I might get some more help by posting this question in here. I'm looking to set up a dirt tank in a fashion similar to a Walstad method (going for emersed growth DSM). I plan to use Miracle...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 09-04-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 503
Posted By HokieFish
Here are some DIY plans for one. ...

Here are some DIY plans for one.
http://cichlid-forum.com/articles/diy_fbf.php
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 09-04-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 503
Posted By HokieFish
I've used a fluidized bed filter before. Built a...

I've used a fluidized bed filter before. Built a custom one for my Oscar tank back in the day. Great system, but like you said, if the power goes out, you could be in trouble.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 09-03-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 651
Posted By HokieFish
Working on ordering plants, and getting my prep...

Working on ordering plants, and getting my prep work done.
New question... I'm planning on doing a DSM Walstad. I have picked up the Miracle Grow Organic soil that seems to be the popular...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 09-02-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 777
Posted By HokieFish
I think you really answered your own question. ...

I think you really answered your own question. It is going to depend on the plant and how they are packaged (containers, bare roots, clippings, pots, cultured tissue in gel packs...). It also...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-30-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,219
Posted By HokieFish
If you are going to go brackish with the tank,...

If you are going to go brackish with the tank, then you still have some salt tolerant plants you can incorporate with your Mangroves.
Java fern will work as well as Anubias. I believe Pygmy Chain...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 08-30-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 469
Posted By HokieFish
Like you are anticipating, the lighting will be...

Like you are anticipating, the lighting will be one of the areas you'll need to address. Reef setups are often not in the best spectrum for freshwater plants. Antic lighting will not benefit a...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 08-29-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 651
Posted By HokieFish
Thanks for the input Ethan. Hydrocotyle...

Thanks for the input Ethan. Hydrocotyle Tripartita isn't an option I had explored. I had thought of Glosso. My other thought was sandwiching some Riccia between some plastic mesh to anchor it and...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 08-28-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 651
Posted By HokieFish
Aside from my question about the drift wood, I'm...

Aside from my question about the drift wood, I'm also wondering what plants to go with.
I was originally thinking DHG, but now I'm thinking HC for the foreground (DHG would get too large for this...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 08-28-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 651
Posted By HokieFish
Starting a Walstad bowl with DSM

I've decided that I'm going to be taking on a new no-tech (aside from a desk lamp) bowl for my office cube. It's sort of a way to reward myself for getting a new job :smile:. The goal of the tank...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-19-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,393
Posted By HokieFish
Hey, thanks for the advice. I wanted the wood in...

Hey, thanks for the advice. I wanted the wood in the tank before starting the DSM because the clean cut portion will be under the substrate. I really can't think of a good way of adding it after i...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-19-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,393
Posted By HokieFish
GraveDigging

Sorry to dig up such an old thread, but I feel like some of these really cool threads should be brought back up to the front every now and then.

I'm getting ready to start a shrimp bowl for my...
Forum: Herp (Reptiles and Amphibians) 10-07-2012, 02:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,620
Posted By HokieFish
I'd vote No to this suggestion. Pacman frogs...

I'd vote No to this suggestion. Pacman frogs have been know to drown. I will second that it is cool to watch them eat though.

Newts and Sals sound like a good option. I'm looking at setting...
Forum: Herp (Reptiles and Amphibians) 10-07-2012, 02:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,373
Posted By HokieFish
I've been thinking of setting up a 55 gallon Fire...

I've been thinking of setting up a 55 gallon Fire Belly Newt tank and i'm sure i'll have to start another worm box to feed them. I never tried roaches, but worms served me really well when I use to...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-06-2012, 04:02 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 36,679
Posted By HokieFish
Any updates on this tank? I've done some...

Any updates on this tank?
I've done some stirofoam and quickcrete rock set ups, but I like the smoother lines of your design. i'm planning on putting together a Newt Habitat and would take any...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-05-2012, 09:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 723
Posted By HokieFish
Day 56: Flooding day! Everything appears to...

Day 56:
Flooding day!
Everything appears to be going well. The plan is to flood the tank today. I'll be sure to snap some pictures to share with you guys. Sorry for the lack up updates until...
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