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Forum: Tank Journals 07-27-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,750
Posted By Cyanider
I've updated the first post of the journal with...

I've updated the first post of the journal with an updated anecdote and tank description.
Forum: Tank Journals 07-27-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 166
Posted By Cyanider
ADA Mini-M CPD Paradise

Months ago I got an ADA Mini-M from Frank W. that I initially intended on using for an iwagumi scape. I began to DSM the tank, but quickly got bored with the iwagumi layout, and scrapped it. I...
Forum: Fish 07-26-2014, 11:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 110
Posted By Cyanider
Ended up deciding on the Galaxy Rasboras, thanks...

Ended up deciding on the Galaxy Rasboras, thanks for the help! :p
Forum: Tank Journals 07-26-2014, 01:46 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,750
Posted By Cyanider
Removed the bag of substrate and added a bit more...

Removed the bag of substrate and added a bit more hardscape.

Next steps: remove some of the sand (it's deeper than I expected) and order the fish whenever the guy gets them back in stock.

I'm...
Forum: Fish 07-25-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 110
Posted By Cyanider
Mini-M stocking question

I currently have a ADA Mini-M set up, planted with a full co2 setup/fert regimen. Looking to get some fish for it soon. The tank is finally stabilizing - no more BGA and the params are settling down....
Forum: Tank Journals 07-14-2014, 11:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,750
Posted By Cyanider
Here's a photo after the water cleared up a...

Here's a photo after the water cleared up a bit...

http://i.imgur.com/VeN9s1G.jpg

And a quick little video of the tank. It's storming here, so I thought I'd let the fishies experience a little...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-14-2014, 04:15 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,750
Posted By Cyanider
Only $15! Not a bad price for a big bag of...

Only $15! Not a bad price for a big bag of shells. I've even seen my cories exploring them.
Forum: Tank Journals 07-13-2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,750
Posted By Cyanider
Amazon! Just search "escargot shells" it's a pack...

Amazon! Just search "escargot shells" it's a pack of 36 shells by Roland. Who would've thought, right? Haha.
Forum: Fish 07-13-2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 305
Posted By Cyanider
For anyone interested, I started the tank...

For anyone interested, I started the tank transition. I have sand and a rock pile now. And shells.

http://i.imgur.com/joGbZYV.jpg

I'll post updates in my 46g tank journal.
Forum: Tank Journals 07-13-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,750
Posted By Cyanider
For anybody interested... I've swapped out the...

For anybody interested... I've swapped out the substrate and added stones. Kept a crypt. Added shells. Cleaned stainless pipes and redid tubing. Switched T5HO with Satellite LED+.

Gonna try to...
Forum: Fish 07-05-2014, 02:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 305
Posted By Cyanider
At first I googled ornatipinnis and saw a bichir,...

At first I googled ornatipinnis and saw a bichir, and was confused haha. Glad to hear you like your multis! I think I may go with them because I've heard so many good things about their...
Forum: Fish 07-04-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 305
Posted By Cyanider
Ocellatus are sounding less appealing the more I...

Ocellatus are sounding less appealing the more I read about them haha. I may go with similis or multis instead. And I do like the transcriptus so I'll probably go with those if I can find them.

...
Forum: Fish 07-04-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 305
Posted By Cyanider
Thanks for the replies guys. I think I like...

Thanks for the replies guys.

I think I like the idea of having 5-6 Ocellatus and 2 J. Transcriptus. I'll have a rock pile in one corner and shells spread out everywhere else.
Forum: Fish 07-03-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 305
Posted By Cyanider
Shell dwellers

I'm converting my 46g bowfront into a shell dweller tank. I want something different, and these guys seem pretty cool and full of personality. I've purchased Nature's Ocean Aragonite Sand for the...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-03-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,750
Posted By Cyanider
This tank has been running strong for a few...

This tank has been running strong for a few months. I've had on and off battles with BBA, but besides that the plants are all healthy.

However, I've decided to go in a different direction with...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-03-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,451
Posted By Cyanider
Just one final update - this tank came down with...

Just one final update - this tank came down with a terrible case of BGA and I could never figure out what was causing it. But the carpet ended up melting. I didn't have time to keep up with this tank...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-07-2014, 12:51 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,451
Posted By Cyanider
Gave the HC a trim tonight, and pulled a few...

Gave the HC a trim tonight, and pulled a few spots where it was sort of melting. What a pain in the ass! That is seriously the messiest plant I've ever had. It's up there with riccia and duckweed in...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-03-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,451
Posted By Cyanider
Total about 8 months. But I had a few failures at...

Total about 8 months. But I had a few failures at the beginning. Excluding those, it took about 3-4 months to have a full carpet.


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Forum: Tank Journals 04-02-2014, 11:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,451
Posted By Cyanider
Per Whiskey's advice, I redid the tubing and...

Per Whiskey's advice, I redid the tubing and added a piece of old filter pipe to support the tube reductions. Also took the inline CO2 diffuser off - it took too high of pressure to diffuse, and the...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-01-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,750
Posted By Cyanider
Good and bad news. Good news: BBA is...

Good and bad news.

Good news: BBA is starting to turn brown. Hopefully it eventually falls off or gets eaten, cause it's still ugly!

Bad news: Came home today and the CO2 hose popped off of...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-01-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,750
Posted By Cyanider
I hope in 4-5 days it's gone. I hate this stuff!...

I hope in 4-5 days it's gone. I hate this stuff! It's always something lol


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Forum: Tank Journals 04-01-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,750
Posted By Cyanider
The BBA looks like it's died off a bit... idk how...

The BBA looks like it's died off a bit... idk how immediate I'm supposed to see a change. There's still some on the leaves.
Forum: Tank Journals 03-31-2014, 12:13 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,750
Posted By Cyanider
I let it sit for about 20-25, and the tank looks...

I let it sit for about 20-25, and the tank looks very bubbly right now. I did lose one Emperor tetra, but that may have happened before I dosed the H2O2. It was partially alive and swimming upside...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-30-2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,750
Posted By Cyanider
Doing the suggestion from your link now, since...

Doing the suggestion from your link now, since the tank was due for a WC anyways. I hope this works!

Also brought on the PAR meter. Getting ~60 uMols at the substrate. So nothing too alarming...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-30-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,750
Posted By Cyanider
Thanks for the tip! I was dosing H2O2 a month ago...

Thanks for the tip! I was dosing H2O2 a month ago to rid some thread algae, and stopped once it went away. I'll try dosing it again, cause it looks like there's a coat of BBA on EVERYTHING :( even my...
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