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Forum: Aquascaping 04-04-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By jeepguy
Thanks. I'm thinking that center rock draws my...

Thanks. I'm thinking that center rock draws my attention and it's too on center. Maybe I will pull that out today.
I had to use canister filter hose to extend the strainer down far enough. Just...
Forum: Aquascaping 04-04-2014, 01:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 257
Posted By jeepguy
Thought I would share. Ideas welcome.

I was getting bored with my sons endler/betta tank so I decided to change things up a bit. My goal with this tank is to turn it as low tech as possible. Would like to eventually get rid of the...
Forum: Fish 12-05-2013, 12:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 331
Posted By jeepguy
soaking in garlic juice may be worth a try.

soaking in garlic juice may be worth a try.
Forum: Plants 12-01-2013, 06:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 175
Posted By jeepguy
Is there a min temp HC can be at. My house normal...

Is there a min temp HC can be at. My house normal runs about 60 at night time. Just wondering if I need to heat this somehow.
Forum: Plants 12-01-2013, 05:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 345
Posted By jeepguy
I agree with monsterfish. Looking at the second...

I agree with monsterfish. Looking at the second to last picture I see a discoloring leaf in the background left which is either melting from acclimation or lack of nutrients.
Forum: Plants 12-01-2013, 04:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 175
Posted By jeepguy
Dsm hc

I removed the hc from my tank because I got sick of the algae from the diy co2 and my not changing the bottles consistent enough. So I planted dhg and refused to throw out the hc, I had spent almost...
Forum: Fish 12-01-2013, 01:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 281
Posted By jeepguy
Are their fins clamped. If they are it can point...

Are their fins clamped. If they are it can point to illness, either parasites or other. You can feed more. Once every other day is not enough to keep fish looking full. I feed two - three times a...
Forum: Plants 12-01-2013, 03:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 433
Posted By jeepguy
Checked out some water sprite. I think it will...

Checked out some water sprite. I think it will fit the bill nicely. Thanks everyone.
Forum: Plants 11-30-2013, 10:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 433
Posted By jeepguy
My tank has plenty of moss already, fissidens and...

My tank has plenty of moss already, fissidens and Xmas everywhere. St. Repens, hmm, that can be trimmed to look like a bush too. I want a crypt or 2 on the right behind the fallen tree. Just don't...
Forum: Plants 11-30-2013, 05:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 433
Posted By jeepguy
I like riccia but kind of a pain. I had it...

I like riccia but kind of a pain. I had it before.
I hadnt thought wisteria, any I know it grows very well in my tank,
I think the rotala green is gonna match the dhg in color too much.
Any...
Forum: Plants 11-30-2013, 12:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 433
Posted By jeepguy
Bush like plant

I am looking for a plant that will resemble a bush in a forest. If u click on my sig link u will see where my tank is heading, I have switched the HC for dhg, so it would have to grow to be at least...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-29-2013, 07:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 721
Posted By jeepguy
Thanks Diana Both tanks are in grow out new...

Thanks Diana
Both tanks are in grow out new phase. The 10 has a full covering of water lettuce, and it did before the swap of everything too but still experienced same problem. Maybe I will try...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-29-2013, 07:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 721
Posted By jeepguy
Diana, 1 male betta 3 endler males, about 10...

Diana,
1 male betta
3 endler males, about 10 RCS.
I reset the tank because of snails.
10 gallon
Yes I don't understand how a kh of 5 has a ph of 7.6 in one tank, and <6 in another, even...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-29-2013, 05:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 721
Posted By jeepguy
I appreciate the help. I understand the lack of...

I appreciate the help. I understand the lack of importance the number ph is has no real effect as long as kh/gh is constant. But to that extreme would a betta do ok in a unmeasurably low ph. My betta...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-29-2013, 04:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 721
Posted By jeepguy
No driftwood. It is nothing inside the tank. I...

No driftwood. It is nothing inside the tank. I was having the same problem before I switched rocks, substrate, and plants. This is the tank now....
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-29-2013, 12:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 721
Posted By jeepguy
The lowering of ph started before I Dirted the...

The lowering of ph started before I Dirted the tank. The dirt is new.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-29-2013, 11:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 721
Posted By jeepguy
Can anyone make sense of this!

I m rehashing this question. I have eliminated everything in the tank as to causing the low ph. I emptied the tank completely and used MGOPM capped with substrate from t
My other tank that had no...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-28-2013, 03:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 283
Posted By jeepguy
Up the water change frequency and that is enough....

Up the water change frequency and that is enough. Clean clean water. If nitrates below 5 keep it there and they will heal up just fine.
In nature fin nipping still occurs. Mother Nature doesn't dose...
Forum: Substrate 11-28-2013, 12:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 230
Posted By jeepguy
Depend s how u plan on designing. if you plan...

Depend s how u plan on designing.
if you plan on creating large slopes you will need even more.
What kind of sand are you planning on using and since this is a planted tanks are u using the sand...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 11-28-2013, 11:58 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 18,969
Posted By jeepguy
I can only imagine how big of a QT tank you have...

I can only imagine how big of a QT tank you have if you r thinking of adding 200 rummy nose or other school fish. I know with that many fish there is no way in h*ll I would add fish without a lengthy...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-27-2013, 01:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,046
Posted By jeepguy
I enjoy bringing nature into my living room. I an...

I enjoy bringing nature into my living room. I an an animal, nature person. I enjoy my pets, and I enjoy being outdoors but can't always be there. To look at my tank brings the feeling of the peace...
Forum: Fish 11-26-2013, 09:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 896
Posted By jeepguy
I had a hard time with my rams. They require...

I had a hard time with my rams. They require pristine water conditions IMO or disease will take hold. What is your water temp? Also pick up a master test kit, not the sticks as they are inaccurate....
Forum: Aquascaping 11-26-2013, 09:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,948
Posted By jeepguy
Use small river pebbles from home depot to set...

Use small river pebbles from home depot to set ur initial slope. Cap with whatever substrate u plan on using. It will keep the substrate from going anaerobic and will not shift after capped.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-25-2013, 11:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 480
Posted By jeepguy
I assume u don't want to do DSM, but sure, fill...

I assume u don't want to do DSM, but sure, fill up the water, get the filter running, start adding ammonia to 5ppm and keep it there until nitrites show up. Then keep around 1 and eventually nitrates...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-25-2013, 09:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 999
Posted By jeepguy
Sticks I collected from local lakes. Think they r...

Sticks I collected from local lakes. Think they r oak or maple. There were mainly those trees around the lake. Probably also why I m dealing with so much tannins.
Thanks
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