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Forum: Low Tech Forum 04-14-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 1,299
Views: 584,809
Posted By alex009
30G tall, lighting is a single 15w cfl via clip...

30G tall, lighting is a single 15w cfl via clip on lamp. Used to be a 26w but ran into algae issues. Want to replace with LED lighting- im thinking the finnex fugeray. Set up riparium style with...
Forum: Fish 03-24-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 326
Posted By alex009
Apistos vs Rams vs Other centerpiece fish

I've been hunting for some centerpiece fish to add to my 30g which currently only contains a handful of endlers. I have come across and fallen in love with south american cichlids and done some...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 03-16-2014, 12:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 324
Posted By alex009
A riparium would look nice. You could use some...

A riparium would look nice. You could use some commonly found houseplants such as peace lily and pothos (or even certain emersed forms of aquatic plants) for the emersed section and keep the...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 02-23-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 431
Posted By alex009
all plants will be able to take up...

all plants will be able to take up ammonia/nitrates/nitrites. It's like food for them. How much depends on how fast the plants grow which is usually dependent on how much light you have.
Forum: Fish 02-19-2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 746
Posted By alex009
Endlers! started off with 1 trio and now I have...

Endlers! started off with 1 trio and now I have several juveniles swimming about.
Forum: Fish 01-13-2014, 01:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 186
Posted By alex009
I imagine the regular fish would have the...

I imagine the regular fish would have the dominant genes (ballon fish are inbred for generations to pull out these traits) so the offspring would most likely be regular. Or its possible they could...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-17-2013, 11:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 635
Posted By alex009
just make sure the heater isnt touching the...

just make sure the heater isnt touching the plastic. I was considering getting some CPD's and did alot of research on them. The CPD's may not even need the heater in the first place. They generally...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 12-09-2013, 07:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 643
Posted By alex009
something like this (minus the betta) could be a...

something like this (minus the betta) could be a good idea. You could take advantage of the situation by using emergent plants such as pothos (pictured), arrowhead vine, peace lily etc. For the...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 11-09-2013, 08:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 490
Posted By alex009
How big is this tank? I would probably just take...

How big is this tank? I would probably just take everything out, re-rinse and start from scratch.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 10-28-2013, 02:09 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,508
Posted By alex009
Wow I love this tank. Its a riparium and full...

Wow I love this tank. Its a riparium and full tank combined...best of both worlds :proud:
Forum: Plants 09-24-2013, 06:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 294
Posted By alex009
Is it a new plant? maybe its still in its emersed...

Is it a new plant? maybe its still in its emersed form? Lovely regardless
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-16-2013, 09:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 171
Posted By alex009
they are all more or less the same. just pick...

they are all more or less the same. just pick something that is appropriate for the size of your tank. I have had good success with the Aqueon QuietFlow filters. I have one thats been running for...
Forum: Aquascaping 09-15-2013, 03:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,622
Posted By alex009
Red Plants only scape? [concept]

So I was watching the new star trek movie the other day and there's a scene where these two characters are being chased through an alien forest where all the foliage is a vibrant red color... anyways...
Forum: Plants 09-14-2013, 10:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,142
Posted By alex009
I bought some shower caddies on amazon similar to...

I bought some shower caddies on amazon similar to this one (if not the very same) [Link]. Been in use for a couple of years now and they have worked well. The suction cups that came with them didnt...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-13-2013, 09:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 269
Posted By alex009
I doubt you would find it listed under the...

I doubt you would find it listed under the American Journal of Psychiatry. But then again it could fall under the category of hoarding IF you have an unusually high number of tanks while lacking the...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 09-13-2013, 06:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 720
Posted By alex009
It's nice though you should only have one type of...

It's nice though you should only have one type of rock which will give the tank a better look. that round rock in the front left corner is especially distracting.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 09-13-2013, 06:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 658
Posted By alex009
a few male endlers would look nice. There's the...

a few male endlers would look nice. There's the traditional black bar endlers, as well as chili endlers, and tiger endlers. Other options include a small group of celestial pearl danios (they would...
Forum: Fish 09-12-2013, 11:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 436
Posted By alex009
Yes I know Tiger Endlers are hybrids. I ended up...

Yes I know Tiger Endlers are hybrids. I ended up choosing them based on their looks. Placed an order for 2 pairs last night. Thanks for the "hold for pickup" tip- I requested this.

My plan is to...
Forum: Fish 09-12-2013, 03:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 436
Posted By alex009
thanks. I cant make up my mind between chili...

thanks. I cant make up my mind between chili endlers or the tiger endlers as both look beautiful. I think I'm leaning more towards the tigers as they are cheaper. Are they bigger than the chili's or...
Forum: Fish 09-11-2013, 09:19 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,703
Posted By alex009
I have been following this thread for a couple...

I have been following this thread for a couple days now and it's like a good mystery novel haha. I hope we find out what happened to the minnows soon! And yes, I agree its better to try to solve the...
Forum: Fish 09-11-2013, 09:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 436
Posted By alex009
Buying fish online?

So I have bee looking around various LFS's looking at fish to restock my tank with. I have yet to find anything that captured my interest. I am interested in Endlers or CPD's. I was looking through...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 09-10-2013, 04:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,836
Posted By alex009
I couple of celestial pearl danios (pictured...

I couple of celestial pearl danios (pictured below) may work well provided that the water parameters are stable. They actually prefer cooler water it seems. The temperature in their natural habitat...
Forum: Fish 09-03-2013, 05:15 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 11,352
Posted By alex009
you have no idea! when it comes to fish I have to...

you have no idea! when it comes to fish I have to take like 100 pictures to find that one good one. Fish can be difficult subjects to work with haha
Forum: Fish 09-02-2013, 07:18 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 11,352
Posted By alex009
Here are the ones I've had over the last couple...

Here are the ones I've had over the last couple years. I felt bad seeing such beautiful fish in cups at Petco...

Halfmoon Male
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7447/8860291362_45a0b84184_z.jpg
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Forum: Fish 08-31-2013, 07:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 391
Posted By alex009
I have heard of CPD's and I have to say they...

I have heard of CPD's and I have to say they sound just about perfect... but none of my LFS's carry them and they also seem pretty expensive. My budgets not very big. I'm thinking $20 maybe $30...
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