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Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   01-12-2016, 04:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,051
Posted By Ugly Genius
Thanks, LRJ! Don't get me wrong, I haven't given...

Thanks, LRJ! Don't get me wrong, I haven't given up on the idea of kicking myself in the nuts over dealing with planted tank heartbreak, I just haven't figured out exactly how to kick myself in the...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   01-12-2016, 03:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 822
Posted By Ugly Genius
Welcome back, Nooob! Not bad for 1565 and a half...

Welcome back, Nooob! Not bad for 1565 and a half days off. You're off to a great start.

I just wanted to let you know that I read this journal when you first posted it, but I refrained from...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   01-10-2016, 05:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,051
Posted By Ugly Genius
ADA Mini-M: (Re)Source (or, Ugly Genius's Beautiful Stupidity)

This tank began with a dry-start on October 7, 2015 and was filled fifty days later on November 27, 2015.

I chronicled with painstaking (some would argue unnecessary) regularity and meticulous...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   12-20-2015, 02:40 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,580
Posted By Ugly Genius
My 'belem' does the same thing. (I've tried...

My 'belem' does the same thing. (I've tried stuff bought recently and some of the original 'belem' to come to the hobby via AFA back in 2008 or so.) Certain portions will behave somewhat, but there...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   12-18-2015, 02:49 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 21,727
Posted By Ugly Genius
A couple of days ago I wrote about the woes of...

A couple of days ago I wrote about the woes of farmers.

During that post I mentioned that the closest I could relate to their pains of losing of season's crops was losing a long post I was writing...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   12-13-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,440
Posted By Ugly Genius
That's some nice wood! You did really good...

That's some nice wood!

You did really good setting it up. My sense of scale is thrown off with this hardscape. The only thing giving me an indication that it's a gallon and a half is the...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   12-13-2015, 05:56 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,580
Posted By Ugly Genius
Love this tank, amp. I've been waiting for FTS...

Love this tank, amp. I've been waiting for FTS for a while, but figured your fascination for white stem plants would fade just enough to give us what we want.

BTW, you're probably sitting on...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   12-13-2015, 05:51 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 21,727
Posted By Ugly Genius
Thanks, Daisy! You know, you're indirectly...

Thanks, Daisy! You know, you're indirectly responsible for me getting the AquaLighter light. Before buying it, I googled it for reviews and user feedback and one of your posts...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   12-12-2015, 04:55 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 21,727
Posted By Ugly Genius
I'm a city boy. Born and raised. So...

I'm a city boy.

Born and raised.

So when I would see farmers on the television talking to reporters after a long drought or locus or whatever devastating cr-p that happens to farmers, I could...
Forum: Tank Journals   12-11-2015, 01:56 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,223
Posted By Ugly Genius
I got some EH from Antbug. His stuff's very...

I got some EH from Antbug. His stuff's very healthy. The stuff he sent me started throwing out new runners the day after I planted it.

I don't think EH's too difficult to grow. I've been...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   12-08-2015, 04:14 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,461
Posted By Ugly Genius
It will be fine without CO2. You can do Excel,...

It will be fine without CO2. You can do Excel, just be sure not to dump it right on top of the stuff too often. Get reasonably good flow and that should take care of that problem.

According to...
Forum: Tank Journals   12-08-2015, 03:11 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,223
Posted By Ugly Genius
Good job. Now get planting!

Good job. Now get planting!
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   12-06-2015, 05:26 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,461
Posted By Ugly Genius
Assuming you have your DIY setup done properly,...

Assuming you have your DIY setup done properly, the CO2 will work with a glass diffuser. I used about five different glass diffusers on DIY setups and all worked without problem.

I think the...
Forum: Tank Journals   12-06-2015, 04:27 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,223
Posted By Ugly Genius
You're off to a great start. I love your...

You're off to a great start. I love your enthusiasm.

Of the four hardscapes you tried, I like the first one the best. However, I can't help but think that it's a bit too balanced. Perhaps if...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   12-06-2015, 04:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,495
Posted By Ugly Genius
Another great start! Very nice rocks and...

Another great start! Very nice rocks and flawless placement.

In order to give my compliment a certain credibility and weight -- so as to not just look like I'm trying to be nice for the sake of...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   12-06-2015, 04:23 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,461
Posted By Ugly Genius
Both are good for what you want. I'm pretty sure...

Both are good for what you want. I'm pretty sure that the Fissidens can be grown emersed, but I've never grown it so myself.
I love Mini Pellia as it's so beautiful.
Neither are all that...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   12-05-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 21,727
Posted By Ugly Genius
Hey X, you are right that one should expect...

Hey X, you are right that one should expect die-off going from emersed to submersed, but this one's a bit different. I've done several dry-starts and I saw some die-off in those as well, but this...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   12-05-2015, 01:49 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,461
Posted By Ugly Genius
Looking forward to seeing this one. My...

Looking forward to seeing this one.

My advice for the Fissidens is Fissidens splachnobryoides. Unexpectedly tiny and would work well to throw off people's sense of scale as the plant is not used...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   12-05-2015, 01:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,986
Posted By Ugly Genius
How's Dark Journey coming along, house? No...

How's Dark Journey coming along, house? No pressure, but I'm itching to see what you got cooking there.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   12-04-2015, 02:36 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 21,727
Posted By Ugly Genius
Hey, klibs . Yes, that's the Shiruba. It's...

Hey, klibs . Yes, that's the Shiruba. It's perfect for a Mini-M at 5.4 gallons, but I would say it's probably is too much for a 2.5 gallon tank.
The Finnex PX-360, however, may be what you want....
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   11-30-2015, 12:16 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 21,727
Posted By Ugly Genius
Hi, jlf! It's good to be missed, but I hate to...

Hi, jlf! It's good to be missed, but I hate to see anyone go cold turkey -- they start getting cold sweats and irritable -- and while I don't have any photos to post, I can at least drop a note to...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   11-27-2015, 10:22 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 21,727
Posted By Ugly Genius
punk, I didn't see your post before I posted. ...

punk, I didn't see your post before I posted. Sorry about missing the post and sorry for posting in direct opposition to what you posted. So I'm sorry twice.
It is sad for me, too, though. I...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   11-27-2015, 10:07 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 21,727
Posted By Ugly Genius
I've got some good news and some bad news. ...

I've got some good news and some bad news.

I'm not sure which is which, but they're directly related and, to quote Obi Wan, depending on your point of view, you'll see one piece of news as good...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   11-27-2015, 04:34 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 21,727
Posted By Ugly Genius
So right, house. And I never knew about the...

So right, house.
And I never knew about the Puppucino until I looked it up just now. I'm going to get one for Franny next time I'm there.

Here we are fifty days into the dry start. Ten days to...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   11-26-2015, 05:22 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 21,727
Posted By Ugly Genius
Thanks, Daisy! I like reading your journals,...

Thanks, Daisy! I like reading your journals, too.

bereninga, I thing you and house are probably right. One of the stones is just a piece of Seachem Matrix, so I don't think that's the one that...
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