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Forum: Substrate 01-09-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 496
Posted By VJM
I did not sift the first time I set up a MGOCPM,...

I did not sift the first time I set up a MGOCPM, and lived to regret it. If you have to change anything, uproot anything, plant anything, etc. all the bigger pieces tend to end up on top of your...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-15-2013, 01:23 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 11,762
Posted By VJM
What a beautiful layout! I am excited to see how...

What a beautiful layout! I am excited to see how this fills in.
Forum: Fish 11-14-2013, 02:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,255
Posted By VJM
Opae Ula shrimp! I really enjoy mine. But the...

Opae Ula shrimp! I really enjoy mine. But the salinity is higher.
Forum: Fish 11-13-2013, 01:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,219
Posted By VJM
The only way stores will start treating animals...

The only way stores will start treating animals well is if they have to. The only way they will "have to" is if it impacts their sales.

As hard as it is to watch animal suffering, I really...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 11-08-2013, 06:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 341
Posted By VJM
I had one WCMM in a 20L (he hid out in the filter...

I had one WCMM in a 20L (he hid out in the filter when I picked up the tank and filter), and when I put shrimp in he immediately started hunting adults. I did all I could to make sure he was stuffed...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-07-2013, 12:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 990
Posted By VJM
I got a huge batch from Tom Barr (has sale ads...

I got a huge batch from Tom Barr (has sale ads here and on The Barr Report) and it was reasonable in price. You will get waaaayyyy more than you need, and if you tell him exactly what your plans are,...
Forum: Plants 11-05-2013, 08:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 568
Posted By VJM
You will need a different light probably. I tried...

You will need a different light probably. I tried DHG in my Evolve 4, and chain swords. No luck.

In addition, the stock light burnt out after less than a year.

DHG will love the dirt, but not...
Forum: Sevenports 11-05-2013, 08:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 452
Posted By VJM
Oh. My. God. I had just talked myself out of the...

Oh. My. God. I had just talked myself out of the idea of a long tank behind the sofa.

Curse you, Mr. Aqua.
Forum: Sevenports 11-05-2013, 07:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 452
Posted By VJM
I know I am really, really going to regret even...

I know I am really, really going to regret even asking (or my wallet will), but what are the other dimensions on the 4' tank? I looked on Marine Depot, and there isn't anything that big listed.
Forum: Equipment 11-04-2013, 08:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 570
Posted By VJM
And, of course, only use treated water to clean....

And, of course, only use treated water to clean. Water straight from the tap has chlorine and chloramines in it, which will do a number on the beneficial bacteria you have in your filter. Tap water...
Forum: Algae 11-02-2013, 03:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 417
Posted By VJM
Erythromycin treatments should be five days ,...

Erythromycin treatments should be five days , according to my box of Maracyn. Just finished a treatment, and day four it all turned olive, day five it disappeared.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-01-2013, 09:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,744
Posted By VJM
Manual removal. You can use a toothbrush to sort...

Manual removal. You can use a toothbrush to sort of twirl it up like spaghetti. I did a couple minutes twice a day, and it was gone in three weeks.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 11-01-2013, 01:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 810
Posted By VJM
Mine is low tech. Ferts once a week, Aquasoil,...

Mine is low tech. Ferts once a week, Aquasoil, Sat+ light.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-31-2013, 07:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 921
Posted By VJM
Darnit you guys, I wasn't aware there was such a...

Darnit you guys, I wasn't aware there was such a thing as a 33g long. Now I have to have one. Preferably rimless, so if that could happen I will totally sign up.

Grrrrr, this site is REALLY...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-31-2013, 06:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 491
Posted By VJM
That is exactly what they are made for! You need...

That is exactly what they are made for! You need nitrospira bacteria, which I know is in the Tetra product. Check the label on the API one.

If either bottle was too warm or cool or old, the...
Forum: Substrate 10-31-2013, 01:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 556
Posted By VJM
My Miracle Gro takns have all had ammonia after...

My Miracle Gro takns have all had ammonia after setup. It was never over .5, but there was definitely a cycle. Although, I did not have established filters to use on them. Perhaps that is the...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 10-30-2013, 09:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,133
Posted By VJM
Did you get any new plants? Maybe the BGA...

Did you get any new plants?

Maybe the BGA was sucking up a lot of nutrients that are now available for the hair algae, and/or your plants took a beating from the BGA and aren't using all the...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 10-30-2013, 08:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,417
Posted By VJM
I have a spray bar that gets noisy once the water...

I have a spray bar that gets noisy once the water is below it, so it is usually kept quite full. I top off once during the week and do waterchange on Saturday.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 10-30-2013, 04:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,417
Posted By VJM
Eheim 2213 no heater 90% of the year (it's...

Eheim 2213
no heater 90% of the year (it's Florida)
Current Satellite Freshwater+
AS
Manzanita
no CO2

Really can't reccomend this light enough. Perfect match for a tank this depth and...
Forum: Other Websites 10-29-2013, 10:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 643
Posted By VJM
I have one, and am trying to hold off for the...

I have one, and am trying to hold off for the clearer ones coming in around the holidays. Or, I could just cut to the chase and buy a 125.

I can hear my wallet screaming.

If its any help, my...
Forum: Fish 10-29-2013, 07:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,673
Posted By VJM
What about killifish? They seem to come in a...

What about killifish? They seem to come in a complete rainbow of colors.
Forum: Other Websites 10-29-2013, 03:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 643
Posted By VJM
Marine Depot 10% sale today only

code is: TRICKORTREAT

10% off of everything.
Forum: Plants 10-29-2013, 01:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,441
Posted By VJM
My package was pretty funky when I bought it, but...

My package was pretty funky when I bought it, but they are thriving now! Had to start moving babies all over the place.

It really didn't start taking off until I evicted the nerite snail. Way too...
Forum: Aquascaping 10-28-2013, 06:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 298
Posted By VJM
Also a fan of the Amano videos and the Green...

Also a fan of the Amano videos and the Green Machine videos. Those are absolutely what started this crazy worm in my brain of trying to put this tank together, along with videos from a lot of people...
Forum: Aquascaping 10-28-2013, 05:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 298
Posted By VJM
Amano books?

I have never seen any of these books in person, but I am looking to set up my new 20L in a quasi Nature Aquarium style. I also deserve a treat, and it is almost payday!

There seem to be 4 Amano...
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