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Forum: Aquascaping   01-08-2016, 06:19 AM
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Posted By Loco4Tanks
I thought about the shading helping, but I really...

I thought about the shading helping, but I really like the wide divisions in the scape's foreground
Forum: Aquascaping   01-07-2016, 06:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 360
Posted By Loco4Tanks
That's pretty much what I'm doing... The main...

That's pretty much what I'm doing... The main plants I want contained are my glosso and microsword
Forum: Aquascaping   01-07-2016, 05:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 360
Posted By Loco4Tanks
I guess, at the very least, it'll reduce the...

I guess, at the very least, it'll reduce the speed of the spread and give me a fighting chance.... I love those Dutch scapes with well defined zones
Forum: Aquascaping   01-07-2016, 04:38 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 240
Posted By Loco4Tanks
46 gallon Dutch

I'm two weeks in to my newest setup... 46 gallon bow front aquarium with a build my led 5000k, fluval fx6, co2, clay topped with soil capped with fluorite.
Forum: Aquascaping   01-07-2016, 03:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 360
Posted By Loco4Tanks
Plant divider/rhizome stopper

I've read threads where people siliconed divisions prior to planting... I've recently started a new tank and want to contain my plants to their designated areas... Can I slip some 2" wide stainless...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   12-26-2015, 08:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 108
Posted By Loco4Tanks
San Antonio fish and plant store recommendations

Just out of boredom, we're driving to San Antonio, from Austin, to look for plants and fish... Any suggestions? We're on the highway now.. Lol
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   12-21-2015, 03:30 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 140
Posted By Loco4Tanks
Starting fresh after a move

We moved earlier in the year and I'm just now getting my tank set back up. It's a 46gallon bow front. I do a three layer substrate of clay topped with sifted soil, topped with fluorite. I have a...
Forum: Tank Journals   09-28-2013, 04:49 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,680
Posted By Loco4Tanks
A LOT of trimming and a little rearranging. I...

A LOT of trimming and a little rearranging. I opened up the front and lined up some grass plants (sorry, still haven't learned the names) organized a few other plants and trimmed a lot of stuff down...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   09-20-2013, 06:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,652
Posted By Loco4Tanks
When I cycle with fish, I rely heavy on...

When I cycle with fish, I rely heavy on chloram-x or hikari ultimate. The latter is 100% safe at any dosage. I then only do water changes eod at 30%. I test for FREE AMONIA ONLYusing the lamotte...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   09-19-2013, 05:26 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 308
Posted By Loco4Tanks
Foreground/carpet plant that can take the heat?

I'm about to do a 65 gallon discus tank. I want the sophisticated, clean look of a lush green wall to wall carpet and cypress knees. The water temps will be in the mid 80's. Can DHG handle that? Any...
Forum: Lighting   09-19-2013, 04:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,149
Posted By Loco4Tanks
I think we're leaning toward brilliant blue or...

I think we're leaning toward brilliant blue or blue checkerboard... so I'd want to highlight the blues and green (for the plants). We're going to choose only one type of discus. I like the simple,...
Forum: Lighting   09-19-2013, 03:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,149
Posted By Loco4Tanks
Really? Nobody has a suggestion on lighting for...

Really?
Nobody has a suggestion on lighting for discus in a 24" tall , 48" long, 13" wide , 65gallon aquarium, with dwarf grass as a fore and mid ground then various taller grasses towards the...
Forum: Lighting   09-19-2013, 01:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,149
Posted By Loco4Tanks
Double bump!

Double bump!
Forum: Lighting   09-18-2013, 05:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,149
Posted By Loco4Tanks
*bump*

*bump*
Forum: Lighting   09-18-2013, 09:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,149
Posted By Loco4Tanks
I haven't decided on co2 yet. I may have to go...

I haven't decided on co2 yet. I may have to go with flourish Excel at first. I need to also, do more research on discus. I'm not sure how they handle co2,given they need such warm water. I would...
Forum: Lighting   09-18-2013, 09:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,149
Posted By Loco4Tanks
Color temp for discus/par for ground cover plants in tall tank

I have a tank 48"L x13"w x 24"t. I'm guessing 65gallons. Right now I have four large fancy goldfish. I'm thinking about converting it to a planted discus tank. My desired look is green ground cover...
Forum: Plants   09-18-2013, 08:12 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,773
Posted By Loco4Tanks
The water on top is enough. It keeps the ferts...

The water on top is enough. It keeps the ferts from escaping. In a riparium setup, you don't want excessive DOCs fouling your water and feeding algae below the plants,,, at least I don't. I want a...
Forum: Plants   09-18-2013, 08:01 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,773
Posted By Loco4Tanks
I can't find it on [Ebay Link Removed] Can you...

I can't find it on [Ebay Link Removed] Can you post a link?
Forum: Photography   09-17-2013, 04:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,721
Posted By Loco4Tanks
Fresh pics of the planted

Fresh pics of the planted
Forum: Photography   09-17-2013, 03:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,721
Posted By Loco4Tanks
Fresh pics of the riparium with the new light bar...

Fresh pics of the riparium with the new light bar installed
Forum: Photography   09-17-2013, 03:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,721
Posted By Loco4Tanks
Mostly eBay.. A couple from riparium supply. I...

Mostly eBay.. A couple from riparium supply.
I added a second light. Just underneath the plants pointing down at the substrate from above. Gives a soft white light to the foreground, with the...
Forum: Photography   09-17-2013, 03:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,721
Posted By Loco4Tanks
My turtle tank. Two razorback musks, a trio of...

My turtle tank. Two razorback musks, a trio of dalmatian guppies, an albino Cory cat and a green Cory cat plus one baby bullfrog.
Forum: Photography   09-17-2013, 02:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,721
Posted By Loco4Tanks
My new riparium More plants coming. I'm...

My new riparium

More plants coming. I'm going to suspend a centered planter with clips and fishing string.
Forum: Photography   09-17-2013, 02:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,721
Posted By Loco4Tanks
Three new koi from Purdin koi farm. A kohaku, a...

Three new koi from Purdin koi farm. A kohaku, a showa and a sanke(no sumi yet, but they swear it's a sanke) .
Forum: Photography   09-17-2013, 02:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,721
Posted By Loco4Tanks
My new 24" Dainichi Showa

My new 24" Dainichi Showa
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