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Forum: Tank Journals   01-06-2013, 01:54 PM
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Posted By Adam Kentucky
An important tip I learned while constructing my...

An important tip I learned while constructing my foam and cement background is to keep the cement damp for at least 48 hours. I used a spray bottle filled with water.

Peace,
Forum: Tank Journals   01-05-2013, 02:59 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,782
Posted By Adam Kentucky
I am using a marineland double bright 24-36" and...

I am using a marineland double bright 24-36" and no CO2.
Forum: Tank Journals   01-05-2013, 01:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,782
Posted By Adam Kentucky
Ok. You make some excellent points! One of my...

Ok. You make some excellent points! One of my WCMMs is a real jerk. He is always "herding" my tetra and WCMM. It might have been that fish that pestered the shrimp. Though I've never seen him bother...
Forum: Tank Journals   01-04-2013, 03:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,782
Posted By Adam Kentucky
All of my other plants and fish seem to be doing...

All of my other plants and fish seem to be doing fine. The plants are all growing new leaves, even the jungle val which had the holes in its older leaves. The neon tetras are bright and colorful and...
Forum: Tank Journals   01-03-2013, 04:08 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,782
Posted By Adam Kentucky
Thanks for the advice Keith! I will check into...

Thanks for the advice Keith! I will check into the plants you suggested. I will probably wait until I am ready to plant the 10 gal before I purchase anymore though.

In regards to the shrimp...
Forum: Tank Journals   01-02-2013, 05:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,160
Posted By Adam Kentucky
What is that taped on your tank? string?

What is that taped on your tank? string?
Forum: Tank Journals   01-02-2013, 05:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,782
Posted By Adam Kentucky
I have a couple of questions today. I noticed...

I have a couple of questions today. I noticed that the leaves of my plants were starting to curl, so I did some research and determined that this was probably due to nutrient deficiencies. Maybe it's...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   01-01-2013, 04:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 724
Posted By Adam Kentucky
Nice job on the euro bracing!

Nice job on the euro bracing!
Forum: Photography   12-31-2012, 06:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,492
Posted By Adam Kentucky
I like those first two pictures of the RCS!

I like those first two pictures of the RCS!
Forum: Tank Journals   12-31-2012, 03:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,782
Posted By Adam Kentucky
Thanks Keith! What kind of stems/carpet do you...

Thanks Keith! What kind of stems/carpet do you recommend? I already have the water wisteria in there. I think I have six or so. If you had the chance to replant/rearrange everything that is already...
Forum: Tank Journals   12-29-2012, 05:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,782
Posted By Adam Kentucky
I added 6 neon tetra and 1 WCMM. FTS ...

I added 6 neon tetra and 1 WCMM.

FTS

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/picture.php?albumid=9638&pictureid=13712

Bad artsy shot
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Forum: Tank Journals   12-27-2012, 03:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,782
Posted By Adam Kentucky
PICTURES!!! On the right side of the tank,...

PICTURES!!!

On the right side of the tank, I added Cryptocoryne wendtii green and water wisteria.

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/picture.php?albumid=9638&pictureid=13646

On the left...
Forum: Tank Journals   12-27-2012, 02:33 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,782
Posted By Adam Kentucky
Brief update... I am still counting 5...

Brief update...

I am still counting 5 shrimp and I still have 1 WCMM, though I think the nitrogen cycle was pretty hard on the latter.

On 12/24/2012 I added Cyptocoryne wendtii green and...
Forum: Tank Journals   12-21-2012, 08:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,782
Posted By Adam Kentucky
I have been changing the water in my tank daily...

I have been changing the water in my tank daily and it seems to be relieving the New Tank Syndrome symptoms :biggrin:. Now to just get through the rest of this cycle so I can start changing the water...
Forum: Tank Journals   12-19-2012, 09:45 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,841
Posted By Adam Kentucky
That drift wood is gorgeous!

That drift wood is gorgeous!
Forum: Tank Journals   12-19-2012, 09:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,782
Posted By Adam Kentucky
Test results from my tank about 1 hr after...

Test results from my tank about 1 hr after today's water change.

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/picture.php?albumid=9638&pictureid=13508

Also, my tap water is testing ~1.0 ppm Ammonia...
Forum: Tank Journals   12-19-2012, 05:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,782
Posted By Adam Kentucky
The API kit tells the story. Ammonia is the...

The API kit tells the story. Ammonia is the problem as the result of an incomplete tank cycle.

The kit reported 0.5 ppm Ammonia.

Looks like I'm going to need to do daily water changes to...
Forum: Tank Journals   12-19-2012, 03:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,782
Posted By Adam Kentucky
These are test strips. :( I'll go to the...

These are test strips. :(

I'll go to the LFS to get a liquid kit. Is API good?
Forum: Tank Journals   12-19-2012, 03:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,782
Posted By Adam Kentucky
pH: 7.2 GH: ~150 ppm KH: ~100 ppm Nitrite:...

pH: 7.2
GH: ~150 ppm
KH: ~100 ppm
Nitrite: not detectable
Nitrate: not detectable
Ammonia: I don't currently have a test for that
Temperature: 76 F
Forum: Tank Journals   12-19-2012, 01:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,782
Posted By Adam Kentucky
I recieved my tank light yesterday. ...

I recieved my tank light yesterday.

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/picture.php?albumid=9638&pictureid=13498

As you can see, I have only one fish left. I still count all five red cherry...
Forum: Tank Journals   12-18-2012, 08:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,782
Posted By Adam Kentucky
Adam's Low Tech 20 Gallon Tall *Sad Update* Help needed!

Over the weekend I added two small hornwort plants and 5 red cherry shrimp. All of the plants added to the tank so far are recovering from their previous locations. They are returning to their...
Forum: Tank Journals   12-16-2012, 02:04 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,782
Posted By Adam Kentucky
The water in Lexington is pretty hard, huh. I...

The water in Lexington is pretty hard, huh. I should have cycled just a bit long the day after I put the fish in I had a massive bacteria bloom. It seems that no harm was done though. All of the fish...
Forum: Tank Journals   12-14-2012, 05:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,782
Posted By Adam Kentucky
Adam's Low Tech 20 Gallon Tall *plant and shrimp help/advice needed!*

Hello everyone! I thought I would start a little journal about my low tech 20 gallon tall today. I have a lot to catch up on so this first post will be fairly lengthy. Hope you enjoy and sorry for...
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