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Forum: Tank Journals 06-20-2011, 04:05 AM
Replies: 529
Views: 334,566
Posted By medicineman
@mike, Those are all real. They grow,...

@mike,
Those are all real. They grow, proliferate, grow old and die.

Speaking of which, i need to do a rejuvenation program real soon.
Those plants on the wall could be in a lot better...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-16-2011, 12:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 489
Posted By medicineman
Does it counts as pond? ...

Does it counts as pond?

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d60/medicine2/sunken1-1.jpg
Forum: Tank Journals 06-16-2011, 12:49 PM
Replies: 529
Views: 334,566
Posted By medicineman
Been awhile since im active in the forum. ...

Been awhile since im active in the forum.

Here you go... picture tells you a lot of story

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d60/medicine2/_DSC7163.jpg


The setup remains basically as is. It...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-10-2010, 05:38 AM
Replies: 529
Views: 334,566
Posted By medicineman
Tearing it down in terms of starting the setup...

Tearing it down in terms of starting the setup again. Not tearing up the backdrop, glass and so on to the extent of heavy construction.

The substrate could use a new layer of base fertilizer and...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-10-2010, 03:05 AM
Replies: 529
Views: 334,566
Posted By medicineman
Hello. Just a simple bump. No major work is...

Hello. Just a simple bump.
No major work is done and the setup is maintained as is.

I think its time soon to tear up and start the whole system anew.
Provided I have the spare time for this...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-10-2010, 02:57 AM
Replies: 461
Views: 99,163
Posted By medicineman
Hello. Sorry for the lack of updates and...

Hello.

Sorry for the lack of updates and activity in the forum. I'm tied up this far and quite busy, leaving most of the hardscape layout as is ever since the last rescape.
The tank is not torn...
Forum: Tank Journals 12-24-2009, 04:09 PM
Replies: 529
Views: 334,566
Posted By medicineman
Hi. Not much for update. The setup is...

Hi.

Not much for update.
The setup is doing with minimum touch.

And the CO2 was off for a good whole week, the fertilizer doser was also not running due to a faulty electrical glitch when I...
Forum: Tank Journals 12-24-2009, 04:04 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,576
Posted By medicineman
@laura, No hardscape is moved out. The...

@laura,
No hardscape is moved out.
The plants just kind of grow them out of view.


It has been fun and a bit weird how I can keep the setup in shape.
All trimming work is done by ripping off...
Forum: Tank Journals 12-15-2009, 11:23 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,576
Posted By medicineman
Been quite along time ever since I'm inactive in...

Been quite along time ever since I'm inactive in the forum...

In essence, nothing in the tank is added and it balances itself out.

The tank has overgrown over and over. Everything grown back...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 07-20-2009, 06:59 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 821
Posted By medicineman
Mini dry garden

Not doing any new "wet" setups lately, here is what I ended up with after a visit to a local houseplant fair* ... :)
A nice bonsai pot, visit to some succulent booth and some gravel with pebbles at...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-07-2009, 06:56 AM
Replies: 529
Views: 334,566
Posted By medicineman
Not at all I am worried about real flooding due...

Not at all I am worried about real flooding due to equipment failure or power outage.

The filtration adopts overflow system, and the new opening for channeling overflowing water is revised. It...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-06-2009, 12:38 PM
Replies: 529
Views: 334,566
Posted By medicineman
@laura, Thanks for asking. My discus are...

@laura,
Thanks for asking.
My discus are fine. The bigger ones would lay eggs every month or two. However my medium-hard water never allows the cluster to hatch into fry.
It is such a common...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-26-2009, 08:00 AM
Replies: 461
Views: 99,163
Posted By medicineman
It is quite easy to get such. Those white sand is...

It is quite easy to get such. Those white sand is plain silica/quartz. A quite popular and cheap choice here. 1-3mm particle.

Keep away from crushed coral for aquascape, it raise water hardness...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-26-2009, 07:55 AM
Replies: 529
Views: 334,566
Posted By medicineman
Thanks for the compliments. So far, the only...

Thanks for the compliments.

So far, the only bloom I witnessed are of echinodorus and saggitaria.
This pond-tank after all is a bit restricted on natural sunlight (which I found is best to induce...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-26-2009, 07:46 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,576
Posted By medicineman
Current state update. Plants took over the tank...

Current state update.
Plants took over the tank from previous state of open spaced setup. Most of the hardscape is now covered. Those riccia forms submersed leaves, dark green, more transparent...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-07-2009, 03:55 AM
Replies: 529
Views: 334,566
Posted By medicineman
Here is a fuller shot as requested... ...

Here is a fuller shot as requested...

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d60/medicine2/sunken.jpg
Forum: Tank Journals 05-25-2009, 03:42 AM
Replies: 461
Views: 99,163
Posted By medicineman
And so... the tank is overgrown again. Making...

And so... the tank is overgrown again.
Making good use of long weekend, I did a bit of unrooting job of most plants in the tank. Since most of the part is now ruled by crypts, the job is quite easy....
Forum: Tank Journals 05-24-2009, 02:42 AM
Replies: 529
Views: 334,566
Posted By medicineman
Updated whole shot photo will follow later on. ...

Updated whole shot photo will follow later on.

WC wise, daily overflow of around 10-15g or so is added. The water gets mixed with the rest and any excess will get self drained.

Speaking of...
Forum: Plants 05-23-2009, 02:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 634
Posted By medicineman
Echinodorus id

What do you think this echinodorus sp is?
I have lost track of the name. It grows up to be quite huge (leaf in excess of 1ft). The newer set of leaves stays red, the stronger the lighting, the more...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-22-2009, 01:16 PM
Replies: 529
Views: 334,566
Posted By medicineman
@bigpow, Low cost labor, cheap fish and plant...

@bigpow,
Low cost labor, cheap fish and plant supply only comes from the fact that the overall living cost here is low compared to developed countries (not to mention to compare it with top rich...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-06-2009, 12:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 436
Posted By medicineman
Since you ask... Folks at this side of the world...

Since you ask... Folks at this side of the world (including me) use wonder-gro fertilizer set (liquid and tablet)

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d60/medicine2/AQbanner.jpg

In the US you can...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-30-2009, 04:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,983
Posted By medicineman
If I'm to own multiple tanks for the fun, I'd opt...

If I'm to own multiple tanks for the fun, I'd opt to a tank measuring length of 100-150cm, width of 50-60cm and height of 45-55cm. The tank must be all glass braceless for the looks and ergonomic...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-30-2009, 03:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,795
Posted By medicineman
No offense taken. :) Just trying to give an...

No offense taken. :)

Just trying to give an alternative to "quickly broken down" and "cloud the water when not used quickly" problem comment.

Generally you need to keep the tabs dry (in...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-28-2009, 05:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 670
Posted By medicineman
+1 to floating plants if one does not really need...

+1 to floating plants if one does not really need most of the decorative effect under water. Small salvinia and pistia is great for this. The long roots also calming and acts as a good cover.
...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-27-2009, 05:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,947
Posted By medicineman
Yes you can, but of course at more cost than the...

Yes you can, but of course at more cost than the dry dosing. Mostly you cannot use just one kind of product.
You pay more, but gets ease of dosing in the long run (important thing for some people)
...
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