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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-20-2008, 07:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 304
Posted By Phillyman
Swampy smell is almost always Blue green algae....

Swampy smell is almost always Blue green algae. Keep an eye on it developing. It is actually a cyanobacteria. I sometimes see it starting to grow at the front edge of tank a little below the top...
Forum: Lighting 02-24-2006, 11:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 954
Posted By Phillyman
Coralife Aqualight T-5 series

Has anyone tried these yet? There is a single and double bulb type. I am thinking of trying a 36" double 21 watt bulb type over my lower light tank. The fixture seems to look narrow and I wonder if...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 01-31-2006, 01:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 741
Posted By Phillyman
Sadly that scenario could be closer than we...

Sadly that scenario could be closer than we think.:icon_sad:
Forum: Tank Journals 01-29-2006, 12:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 979
Posted By Phillyman
Does anyone know if the two tree trunks are in...

Does anyone know if the two tree trunks are in the water or behind the tank? I have been thinking about trying a "shadowbox" behind a tank to try and get more depth. Maybe some dried moss and...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 01-28-2006, 01:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,001
Posted By Phillyman
I keep finding myself drawn to these Viv posts. I...

I keep finding myself drawn to these Viv posts. I just have to figure how to get away with one without being tossed out of the house by the wife. :icon_roll
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-16-2006, 06:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 295
Posted By Phillyman
I would think filling the bag with co2 might be...

I would think filling the bag with co2 might be worse for the plant during shipping because of co2s ability to lower the ph. There is usually only a small amount of water used in shipping, and I...
Forum: Plants 06-27-2005, 09:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 833
Posted By Phillyman
I have Hygrophila polysperma "ceylon" that does...

I have Hygrophila polysperma "ceylon" that does pretty good in my low light, 7.8 ph, hard water, ancistrus grow out 10 gallon tank. I listed some for sale and no one seems interested, so if you pay...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-30-2005, 03:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 823
Posted By Phillyman
I have 12 Harlequin rasboras in a 30 gallon now...

I have 12 Harlequin rasboras in a 30 gallon now and I could use more. I would guess that 30 would be about right to start. You could always add more without worries of fighting. For schooling fish,...
Forum: Algae 04-06-2005, 01:10 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,960
Posted By Phillyman
I hate to be the one that revives this thread,...

I hate to be the one that revives this thread, but I am presently having a small outbreak of this algae. Does any one have any advise that adds to this discussion? My tank has been setup for 4...
Forum: Fish 03-24-2005, 12:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 748
Posted By Phillyman
You can try a fish trap. Take a plastic soda...

You can try a fish trap. Take a plastic soda bottle and cut it in two pieces. The top of the bottle should be a smaller piece than bottom of bottle. Take the top piece (without cap) and invert it...
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