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Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   09-07-2015, 05:48 AM
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Posted By gotplants
What technique did you use to break the rocks?...

What technique did you use to break the rocks? Planning on starting a nano as well and I have about 15 pounds of Seiryu and 20 pounds of Ohko to play with. I'm looking to get the sharp shapes like...
Forum: Tank Journals   10-16-2012, 09:31 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,515
Posted By gotplants
Feel free to watch this video I made during my...

Feel free to watch this video I made during my last update.

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=pbthIaFm-Oc
Forum: Tank Journals   10-16-2012, 09:23 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,515
Posted By gotplants
I think it is eleocharis vivipara but I'm not...

I think it is eleocharis vivipara but I'm not sure. I decided not to go that route and just kept only HC in my tank.
Forum: Tank Journals   10-16-2012, 09:21 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,515
Posted By gotplants
Sorry for the late reply. HC is an abbreviated...

Sorry for the late reply. HC is an abbreviated scientific name of the carpet plant I have. It's also called dwarf baby tears. I have unfortunately stopped doing updates for this tank because I...
Forum: Fish   08-27-2012, 06:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 997
Posted By gotplants
I think I remember reading that when female blue...

I think I remember reading that when female blue rams are ready to mate, they get a pink belly. I'm almost positive the pink belly is normal on female rams too. You shouldn't worry too much unless...
Forum: Plants   08-21-2012, 11:54 PM
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Posted By gotplants
Why is my HC playing tricks on me

This may sound weird. I'm not sure if it's my eyes or the HC. I don't know if it happened to anyone else but I'm just curious if this is normal.

Sometimes when I look at my tank, the HC looks like...
Forum: Tank Journals   07-26-2012, 09:41 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,515
Posted By gotplants
Well, it wouldn't do much if I put a full tank...

Well, it wouldn't do much if I put a full tank shot because the tank hasn't changed much since the last update. But I do have some photos I took recently of some random stuff in my tank.



Here...
Forum: Tank Journals   07-26-2012, 05:59 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,515
Posted By gotplants
Haha thanks. Well I didn't really have a choice...

Haha thanks. Well I didn't really have a choice on the 3 month dry start because I had to do some other stuff. I didn't really mind it. I just misted every 2 days and filled it when it was ready. It...
Forum: Algae   07-26-2012, 05:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 482
Posted By gotplants
Thanks for all the info. I spot treated a lot of...

Thanks for all the info. I spot treated a lot of the algae after a waterchange yesterday. Most of the BBA seems to have turned red which is a good sign.
Forum: Algae   07-22-2012, 08:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 482
Posted By gotplants
BBA on some rocks and HC!

I got some BBA on some rocks and was abl to scrub it off a couple days ago. It didn't seem to come back that much. I then found out there was some on my HC. I mowed the HC and today there seems to be...
Forum: Tank Journals   07-20-2012, 02:39 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 11,702
Posted By gotplants
Nice start. You have some large clumps of HC...

Nice start. You have some large clumps of HC there. You should think about cutting them up into smaller pieces and spread it throughout the tank in columns/rows. That might make it spread a bit...
Forum: Fish   07-16-2012, 08:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,382
Posted By gotplants
I guess you're right that it depends on the...

I guess you're right that it depends on the Petsmart. I love my local Petsmart because the employees are so nice. However, I really don't like one of the guys who works in the fish department.
...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   07-15-2012, 06:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,392
Posted By gotplants
That's probably why.. It took them a few weeks to...

That's probably why.. It took them a few weeks to get this red and they did mold quite a few times. Hopefully these ones end up the same.
Forum: Fish   07-15-2012, 05:05 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,382
Posted By gotplants
Nice. I hope they're healthy. Last time I went to...

Nice. I hope they're healthy. Last time I went to Petsmart for the $1 dollar sale, every single cardinal tetra had a horrible infestation of ich. About 70% of their bodies were covered with it. I'm...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   07-15-2012, 05:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,392
Posted By gotplants
Hm, so you think them being packed in her tank...

Hm, so you think them being packed in her tank can cause them to be stressed and be more orange than red? Her tank's a bit small but they keep breeding nonstop.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   07-15-2012, 04:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,392
Posted By gotplants
These are an example of my fire reds I took from...

These are an example of my fire reds I took from her tank last month..
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8167/7572213122_61bf4af838_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/77329274@N05/7572213122/)
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Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   07-15-2012, 04:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,392
Posted By gotplants
Do painted fire red shrimp become redder in better water conditions

Okay, so my friend gave me about 20 fire red shrimp juvies last year. They were orange but the adults were super red. I gave me girlfriend 5 of them and by this year, her 5 turned into around 50-100....
Forum: Algae   07-13-2012, 07:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 482
Posted By gotplants
Ohh okay. You may be right. I didn't even know I...

Ohh okay. You may be right. I didn't even know I had bba until today lol. After seeing the stuff, I looked around my tank and noticed bba growing on a rock and the filter intake. Guess I'm going to...
Forum: Algae   07-13-2012, 06:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 482
Posted By gotplants
Red hairlike substance on CO2 diffusor w/ PICS

I just did a normal 40 or 50% wc that I do every week on my tank. Everything is always normal and fine but today when the lights turned on, I noticed a red hairlike substance on my CO2 diffusor. I've...
Forum: Tank Journals   07-13-2012, 05:19 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 25,617
Posted By gotplants
Yeah, I use some ADA knock off curved stainless...

Yeah, I use some ADA knock off curved stainless steel scissors from [Ebay Link Removed] They only cost me like 7 or 8 bucks and it takes like 10 minutes to trim the HC.
Forum: Tank Journals   07-10-2012, 09:13 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 25,617
Posted By gotplants
Wow, great job on the scape!

Wow, great job on the scape!
Forum: Tank Journals   07-09-2012, 04:40 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,515
Posted By gotplants
Thanks

Thanks
Forum: Tank Journals   07-09-2012, 02:42 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,515
Posted By gotplants
Thanks! Yeah, the black really brings out the...

Thanks! Yeah, the black really brings out the colors of the tetras and shrimp.
Forum: Tank Journals   07-08-2012, 04:59 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,515
Posted By gotplants
You guys can also check out a video of my tank...

You guys can also check out a video of my tank from week 4.. I'll be posting an update video by next week.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0VCp5hAcIk&feature=plcp
Forum: Tank Journals   07-07-2012, 04:45 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,515
Posted By gotplants
Haha thanks. I hated it at first and was planning...

Haha thanks. I hated it at first and was planning on letting algae cover it. Then after a while, I started to like the look of it more and more.
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