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Forum: Tank Journals 02-13-2011, 12:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,084
Posted By tlef316
Been a while since I posted an update. ...

Been a while since I posted an update.


here are some new pics.....

Current stock-

7 Denasoni Barbs
8 Congo Tetras (re-stocked today as i lost a couple)
8 Emperor Tetras (re-stocked today...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-08-2010, 09:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,799
Posted By tlef316
Great tank. It looks WAY larger than a 12 gallon....

Great tank. It looks WAY larger than a 12 gallon. Love it.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-24-2010, 08:27 PM
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Views: 558
Posted By tlef316
what is your KH? If it's really low, your water...

what is your KH? If it's really low, your water will be prone to large PH swings.

I had the same problem. Added some crushed coral to one of my filters (eheim 2217) and it fixed the problem.
Forum: Tank Journals 10-24-2010, 03:52 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,682
Posted By tlef316
beautiful tank (all the various scapes) and great...

beautiful tank (all the various scapes) and great looking discus.

My next tank will definitely be a planted discuss tank
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-18-2010, 04:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,097
Posted By tlef316
a big group of rummy nose tetras would look...

a big group of rummy nose tetras would look great. (maybe 15-20).

They are the tightest schooling fish i've seen. Plus they'd really make great use of such a long tank (6 footer)?

I've also had...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-15-2010, 09:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 886
Posted By tlef316
picked up 8 congos two weeks ago as the first...

picked up 8 congos two weeks ago as the first fish in my re-built 75 gallon.

They've already pretty much doubled in size and are starting to show some brilliant color at certain times of the day....
Forum: Tank Journals 09-11-2010, 05:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,084
Posted By tlef316
Got my first fish 2 weeks ago (after cycling was...

Got my first fish 2 weeks ago (after cycling was finished).

6 albino aneus corys
pair of german blue rams (decided to give them one more shot)
8 congo tetras

My camera does really poorly on...
Forum: Fish 09-11-2010, 04:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 559
Posted By tlef316
i picked up 8 pretty young congos a few weeks ago...

i picked up 8 pretty young congos a few weeks ago for my planted tank. Tons of plants in the tank (mostly crypts and swords). Haven't noticed them munching at all.
Forum: Tank Journals 08-18-2010, 01:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,084
Posted By tlef316
fishless cycle is almost complete. (shocked how...

fishless cycle is almost complete. (shocked how much faster its going this time around. When i did it 3 years ago it took over a month with several PH crashes. knock on wood) The tank is plowing...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-15-2010, 03:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,084
Posted By tlef316
so i got a little impatient this afternoon. ...

so i got a little impatient this afternoon.

While a few of the pieces of wood weren't quite sinking yet, i decided to do the scaping anyway. I also bought some plants last week to help the cycle...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-12-2010, 01:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 455
Posted By tlef316
go to home depot and get the orange 5 gallon...

go to home depot and get the orange 5 gallon buckets. You can get them with lids for a couple of bucks a piece.

The fish are totally fine in them and its way more convenient than having to get...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-05-2010, 10:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,084
Posted By tlef316
got my centerpiece manzanita piece in the mail...

got my centerpiece manzanita piece in the mail today (thanks to manzanita.com)

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Not exactly sure what angle i'm gonna put it at, but i have a few possible options.

I...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-02-2010, 01:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,084
Posted By tlef316
75 Gallon Planted: back from the dead

So, my 75 gallon tank had a terrible incident a couple of weeks ago

documented herehttp://www.plantedtank.net/forums/general-planted-tank-discussion/112750-tank-emergency-not-sure-where-put.html...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-28-2010, 09:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 799
Posted By tlef316
so i wont have any issues with the seals drying...

so i wont have any issues with the seals drying out if the tank is left dry for a few days? (i don't think I'm going to leave it dry for very long, but its just a thought).

How diluted should the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-27-2010, 10:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 799
Posted By tlef316
appreciate all of the advice. Unfortunately,...

appreciate all of the advice.

Unfortunately, i came home to find all my remaining fish and most of my remaining plants dead or dying. only about 5 sterbai corys left, and they all are covered in...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-27-2010, 01:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 799
Posted By tlef316
thank you. Any tips for the short term? ...

thank you. Any tips for the short term?

Where would one buy argonite?

how do i recover from this? I have to assume i should stop the water changes, but if i do that, what else can i do to...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-27-2010, 01:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 799
Posted By tlef316
API tap water conditioner.

API tap water conditioner.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-27-2010, 12:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 799
Posted By tlef316
Tank emergency (not sure where to put topic)

This will be a long post, mostly because i have a huge problem and no easy way of explaining it.........




I've had my 75 gallon aquarium up for over 3 years now. It was my first tank, so...
Forum: Equipment 10-13-2009, 03:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,236
Posted By tlef316
Co2 for a 75 gallon

Hey guys, i've been thinking about setting up Co2 for a while, but i think im finally ready to take the plunge.

While i've been pretty gung ho about most of the aspects of the aquarium hobby, i...
Forum: Fish 07-21-2009, 02:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,838
Posted By tlef316
well, i've seen the electric rams there for the...

well, i've seen the electric rams there for the last week or so and saw that you were in central jersey. Awesome store, but it is overpriced.
Forum: Fish 07-20-2009, 06:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,838
Posted By tlef316
you shop at absolutely fish?

you shop at absolutely fish?
Forum: Fish 06-24-2009, 06:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,600
Posted By tlef316
i actually came home yesterday and noticed that a...

i actually came home yesterday and noticed that a bunch of my rummy nosed tetras have some white spots. First time i've ever had it happen. I was thinking it was ich, but will now re-evaluate to...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-04-2009, 12:30 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,742
Posted By tlef316
i do add excel 2 times a week. Adding about 1.5X...

i do add excel 2 times a week. Adding about 1.5X the normal dose in an attempt to deal with my slight BBA problem (problem was much worse before i moved the tank. I wiped out the entire tank with...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-04-2009, 01:12 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,742
Posted By tlef316
my next step is too add some Co2. hopefully that...

my next step is too add some Co2. hopefully that will help with the algae and take my plant growth up a notch.

I also may try some different wood for the hard scape. not sure yet. I may try...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-04-2009, 12:59 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,742
Posted By tlef316
well, it has been a long time since i updated...

well, it has been a long time since i updated this. A lot has changed. I've moved the tank to my new place and re-scaped it. Some plants are still growing in and the background isn't attached very...
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