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Forum: Tank Journals 12-14-2011, 02:53 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,733
Posted By bharada
Thanks, Ninja. I rejoined sfbaaps (local plant...

Thanks, Ninja. I rejoined sfbaaps (local plant club) and have not been tempted to get back into stem plants at all. lol


Thanks, plecostomouse.


Thanks, Alasse. The yellow fish with the black...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-17-2011, 01:19 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 21,263
Posted By bharada
When I redid my 120 I left it running while I...

When I redid my 120 I left it running while I mucked around in the substrate and it was great at clearing the water as I worked. In fact I didn't clean the filter until a week later. Normally I'd...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-17-2011, 01:00 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 21,263
Posted By bharada
Great looking tank. I love the filled in Crypt...

Great looking tank. I love the filled in Crypt look. Lol.

I do this with the FX5 on my 120, except I feed the 1" output into a manifold I made out of 1" PVC. This splits to a pair of 5/8" lines...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-16-2011, 02:18 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,733
Posted By bharada
More updates

My friend (and fellow sfbaaps member) Marc sent me some Staurogyne repens. This is the first new (as in it wasn't around last time I was in the club) plant I've added to my collection in three years....
Forum: Fish 10-11-2011, 06:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 278
Posted By bharada
When I kept Congos I never saw them eat...

When I kept Congos I never saw them eat snails...mine wouldn't even pick on Cherry shrimp. They would eat the new shoots off my Anubias nana, though.
Forum: Tank Journals 10-10-2011, 05:35 PM
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Views: 188,076
Posted By bharada
Nick, Holy cow! I'll have to spend this evening...

Nick,
Holy cow! I'll have to spend this evening reading through the whole thread. I guess that's what I get for drifting away from the forum for so long. haha
Forum: Tank Journals 10-10-2011, 05:13 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,733
Posted By bharada
Thanks. Yesterday I added a few more C. julii,...

Thanks. Yesterday I added a few more C. julii, and Cherry Barbs. And replaced the Redtail shark that I lost last year.

What caught me by surprise this morning was seeing an Amano shrimp cruising...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-10-2011, 04:37 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,733
Posted By bharada
The upright parva was grown emersed. The wrapping...

The upright parva was grown emersed. The wrapping they came in had the name of some Florida nursury on it. My submersed parva all grow like you say, flat.

Here's a pic of the emersed grown leaves...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-09-2011, 02:49 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,735
Posted By bharada
Some shots of the livestock...

http://www.bharada.com/aquaria/125/_D7B7946.jpg
http://www.bharada.com/aquaria/125/_D7B7963.jpg
http://www.bharada.com/aquaria/125/_D7B7965.jpg
http://www.bharada.com/aquaria/125/_D7B7981.jpg
Forum: Tank Journals 10-08-2011, 07:25 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,733
Posted By bharada
Thanks. It was four years of stem tank...

Thanks. It was four years of stem tank maintenance that convince me to go the crypt tank route. :)
Forum: Lighting 10-08-2011, 07:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 701
Posted By bharada
I've been running Coralife and GE NO bulbs in all...

I've been running Coralife and GE NO bulbs in all my 3' and 4' HO Tek light fixtures for over four years now. To my eye the NO bulbs are just as bright as the HO tubes that came with the fixture.
...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-08-2011, 05:04 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,733
Posted By bharada
I'm hosting a club open house next month so I'll...

I'm hosting a club open house next month so I'll see if I can find a sucker...err...member who wants them. :)
Forum: Tank Journals 10-08-2011, 05:36 AM
Replies: 503
Views: 26,576
Posted By bharada
I've learned from personal experience (twice...

I've learned from personal experience (twice :icon_mad:) that multitasking while refilling an aquarium is a very bad idea.
Forum: Tank Journals 10-08-2011, 05:25 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,733
Posted By bharada
I'm fine with everything except for the three...

I'm fine with everything except for the three dayglo Danios. :icon_eek:

What I'm looking to add is a few more dwarf loaches along with more julii corys.
Forum: Tank Journals 10-08-2011, 05:21 AM
Replies: 503
Views: 26,576
Posted By bharada
There was a time when I was willing to put the...

There was a time when I was willing to put the effort into maintaining a stem plant tank. Now I just have to be satisfied with admiring the work of others. ;)

That is one beautiful tank. :proud:
Forum: Tank Journals 10-08-2011, 04:35 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,733
Posted By bharada
The redo

I took the day off from work and did a slipstream rescape of the tank this morning. The fish remained in the tank and the filter was kept running the entire time.

Plants from aquariumplants.com....
Forum: Fish 10-07-2011, 01:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 547
Posted By bharada
Both suggestions are better than in a sealed bag....

Both suggestions are better than in a sealed bag. I just wanted to point out that fish are traded everyday here and in other forums/clubs where the fish are packed by hobbiests, not commercial...
Forum: Fish 10-07-2011, 12:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 547
Posted By bharada
Don't worry. Fish get shipped around the world...

Don't worry. Fish get shipped around the world every day in plastic bags. The important thing is to have more air in the bag than water. Adding a drop or two of ammonia neutralizer also helps.
Forum: Tank Journals 10-06-2011, 05:23 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,733
Posted By bharada
Over the years I've been given a few of the more...

Over the years I've been given a few of the more exotic Crypts but none have taken. So I'll stick with the tried and true growers.

I've ordered 10 pots of parva and some spiralis. And Wasserpest...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-06-2011, 01:55 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,733
Posted By bharada
I was definitely around to witness the...

I was definitely around to witness the moehlmannii advance. And you should know how hard it is to control well established crypts. :hihi:

Anyway, after doing a water change and clearing out the...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-05-2011, 04:32 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,735
Posted By bharada
Hey, Nick. It's amazing how attending one open...

Hey, Nick. It's amazing how attending one open house can suck you right back in. haha
Forum: Tank Journals 10-05-2011, 03:52 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,735
Posted By bharada
Thanks. When I left the forums (and SFBAAPS)...

Thanks. When I left the forums (and SFBAAPS) three years ago I was well underway in creating my very low maintenance 'scapes. This tank still gets weekly water changes but that's mainly to benefit...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-05-2011, 03:24 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,733
Posted By bharada
Yes, it's still up...

I let nature take its course on this tank so it evolved to this in 2008...

http://bharada.com/aquaria/120/120_2008-07-18_full.jpg

And finally to this today...
...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-05-2011, 03:19 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,735
Posted By bharada
Time for another three year update

With the right plants it is possible to keep nature in check...
http://bharada.com/aquaria/125/125_10-01-2011_full.jpg

New additions are four Altum Angelfish and six Roseline Sharks. Sadly, I...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 08-15-2008, 05:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,348
Posted By bharada
The most noticable scar I have is on my forearm...

The most noticable scar I have is on my forearm from when I was attempting to remove broken glass from a brand new 120g AGA I had knocked over on a hand truck. Never do hazardous cleanup when you're...
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