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Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 06-30-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 599
Posted By alex009
Abandoned mall overtaken by koi fish

Read this article today and found it interesting. thought I'd share:

http://www.theverge.com/2014/6/30/5856856/abandoned-mall-in-bangkok-has-been-overtaken-by-fish
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-28-2014, 01:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 748
Posted By alex009
I bought all my plants from eBay. Its the most...

I bought all my plants from eBay. Its the most cost effective for me it seems and there is often free shipping. I just received an order of several bunches of plants for $18 shipped. Just make sure...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-28-2014, 01:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 248
Posted By alex009
Do a Google image search on "lava rock...

Do a Google image search on "lava rock aquascapes" and you'll find some really nice setups to use as inspiration.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-28-2014, 01:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 732
Posted By alex009
Wisteria can be left floating. If anything, it'll...

Wisteria can be left floating. If anything, it'll probably do better since its closer to the light.
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 06-27-2014, 02:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 678
Posted By alex009
I used shower caddies as my planters. I secured...

I used shower caddies as my planters. I secured them using fishing line and binder clips attached to the back edge of the rim. It was easy and has held up over the years. but my tank is open top.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-25-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 399
Posted By alex009
Its as expensive as you make it. Personally I'd...

Its as expensive as you make it. Personally I'd probably go with the 40g as it would give you wiggle room (financially). Here is what I would do:

Substrate avoid the expensive stuff at the pet...
Forum: Lighting 06-23-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 110
Posted By alex009
I would say those LEDs will put you in around...

I would say those LEDs will put you in around medium light. LEDs are more energy efficient yes, but those energy savings could be offset by the rather high upfront costs. They are very nice sleek...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 06-17-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 763
Posted By alex009
As someone who has just graduated from college...

As someone who has just graduated from college this past week, keep in mind that your interests will change. I started off as a computer science major and it didn't work for me. Because I didn't know...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 06-13-2014, 03:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 363
Posted By alex009
Pothos, arrowhead vine, peace lily, diffenbachia,...

Pothos, arrowhead vine, peace lily, diffenbachia, chinese evergreen, spider plant are all commonly found plants that can do well with their roots in the water.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-12-2014, 11:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 155
Posted By alex009
yes, there are plenty of threads which discuss...

yes, there are plenty of threads which discuss this in detail: Search results (https://www.google.com/search?q=does+excel+kill+bba+site:www.plantedtank.net&safe=off&pws=0&qscrl=1)
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 06-10-2014, 05:11 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,477
Posted By alex009
Maleficent. I thought it was really good. Pretty...

Maleficent. I thought it was really good. Pretty crazy spin on the sleeping beauty story. I'd give it an 8/10
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 06-10-2014, 05:08 AM
Replies: 627
Views: 19,029
Posted By alex009
A Dustland Fairy Tale - The Killers

A Dustland Fairy Tale - The Killers
Forum: Low Tech Forum 05-25-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 848
Posted By alex009
I did a dirted tank once. its pretty normal for...

I did a dirted tank once. its pretty normal for the wood to get white fuzz. That should go away after a few weeks. I had platies that actually ate it. As for the brown water, its most likely from the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-24-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 301
Posted By alex009
Depends on the type of cichlids. South American...

Depends on the type of cichlids. South American fish like rams and apistos do well in planted tanks. African cichlids don't tend to be very compatible with plants.
Forum: Lighting 05-04-2014, 04:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 215
Posted By alex009
LED bulbs as an alternative to CFL?

I have come across some attractively priced LED bulbs on Ebay that look like they could be an option and might work. I'm just not sure what to choose. I'm interested in LED because I would like to...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 04-14-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 1,339
Views: 638,922
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: 20
Views: 1,387
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: 478
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: 495
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: 854
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: 212
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: 682
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: 714
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: 522
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: 6,826
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:
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