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Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 03-11-2011, 04:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 678
Posted By Chartreuse Boots
Red face Low maintenance nano? Need ideas.

So I'm breaking down a few of my tanks and setting up (what I hope will be) a simple low maintenance nano, and I need plant ideas.

I'm kinda at a stage in my life where I really only have the time...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 06-17-2009, 03:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,813
Posted By Chartreuse Boots
pictures! ...

pictures!
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/yourtanks.php?do=view&id=1385

cellphone pictures, but better than nothing.
those were right after i planted, the jungle val was in awful shape. i'm...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 04-22-2009, 11:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,813
Posted By Chartreuse Boots
so i finally set up the tank today. me and kevin...

so i finally set up the tank today. me and kevin (the friend whose tank this is) had conflicting work schedules so it had to be put off... but it's done now so... yay!

i used a 45 pound bag of...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 04-19-2009, 04:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,813
Posted By Chartreuse Boots
i apologize if i came off that way. i didn't...

i apologize if i came off that way.
i didn't mean that i was looking for the absolute cheapest of everything. the intention of my original post was to inquire about where corners can be cut and...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 02-14-2009, 04:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,813
Posted By Chartreuse Boots
thanks so much! still trying to get rid of...

thanks so much!

still trying to get rid of that oscar....
any takers? :)
Forum: Tank Journals 02-14-2009, 03:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,371
Posted By Chartreuse Boots
spiffy tank. maybe you'd like to restock...

spiffy tank.

maybe you'd like to restock your tank with the evil and immortal oscar that haunts my friend's 75?
jk.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 02-14-2009, 03:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,432
Posted By Chartreuse Boots
seeds in your fluorite? lol. that reminds me of...

seeds in your fluorite? lol.
that reminds me of somthing funny that happened where i work...
we have some buckets of pea gravel that we use for turtle tanks and such. when we are done with it it...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 02-06-2009, 05:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,813
Posted By Chartreuse Boots
so i'm going to do topsoil/sand... but how much...

so i'm going to do topsoil/sand... but how much dirt do i use? i've read that you can use too much and then your tank becomes too rich. then boom! algae! i could really see that becoming a problem in...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 02-02-2009, 01:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,813
Posted By Chartreuse Boots
turning a 75 planted on no budget. help!

so i have a friend with a 75. it currently contains plain gravel, some cheesy ornaments, and one huge oscar. he hates that osar. why? it's a long story. the gist of it is: new hobbyist + stupid fish...
Forum: Fish 02-01-2009, 04:06 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,013
Posted By Chartreuse Boots
I don't think the old rules apply to any tank,...

I don't think the old rules apply to any tank, planted or otherwise, not really as Rules anyway. That being said, they aren't completely useless as some would have you think. There are alot of...
Forum: Fish 01-31-2009, 04:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 838
Posted By Chartreuse Boots
I think you' d be fine either way. Fire eels are...

I think you' d be fine either way. Fire eels are big, but they aren't really swimmy. They usually cram themselves under sand and décor then chill. so aslong as they have a nice soft lounging spot,...
Forum: Fish 01-30-2009, 08:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 838
Posted By Chartreuse Boots
75 bare min. and don't forget a soft sand...

75 bare min.
and don't forget a soft sand substrate and a tight lid!

i've heard of people using smaller tanks, but those thinks get over two feet! so if you get one, save yourself the money and...
Forum: Fish 01-30-2009, 08:16 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 342
Posted By Chartreuse Boots
stocking plan for a 16 bow?

the tank is still bone dry but i'm planning my stocking scheme. (and need some help!) :biggrin:
i'm still waiting on some parts, and then i'll do a fishless cycle; so i've got lots of time to plan!...
Forum: Equipment 01-29-2009, 12:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,425
Posted By Chartreuse Boots
tried craigslist. no luck. :P the one at...

tried craigslist. no luck. :P
the one at aquarium plants is looking pretty good though...
Forum: Equipment 01-28-2009, 11:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,425
Posted By Chartreuse Boots
Talking cheap co2 cylinder?

where can i get a cheap co2 cylinder? i'd prefer a small one since i'm short on space and it's just a 16 gal. 2.5 would be perfect, or maybe a paintball cylinder? or would i need a special adapter...
Forum: Equipment 01-25-2009, 12:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 553
Posted By Chartreuse Boots
oh good, I was so wondering if it was defective...

oh good, I was so wondering if it was defective or something, but if that's normal I'm glad. :)
Forum: Equipment 01-25-2009, 03:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 553
Posted By Chartreuse Boots
ok, so i splurged on the spiffy regulator from...

ok, so i splurged on the spiffy regulator from green leaf, and a spiffy drop checker (i'd had one before, but i misplaced it...:icon_cry:). i think i can get a cheap tank on ebay for around $25 and i...
Forum: Equipment 01-25-2009, 01:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 553
Posted By Chartreuse Boots
Unhappy is this a good deal? (co2)

is this a good deal? i'm trying to put together a co2 system for a 16 gal. (yeast hates me)

this:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&item=330302483949

plus...
Forum: Lighting 01-25-2009, 12:56 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 280
Posted By Chartreuse Boots
lighting a 16-bow...?

so i'm switching to a 16 bow from my 10 gal...
the 10 gal has a single 36w compact from A&H supply, and the 16 came with a single 15w florescent (fail). i could put the 36w in the 16 but that would...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-29-2008, 11:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 288
Posted By Chartreuse Boots
Unhappy mystery specks!?

my tank is filled with mystery specks. at first i just thought it was random dirt or whatever, but when you get really close and squint they look like bugs. what could they be? it's a 10gal, the only...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-18-2008, 06:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 348
Posted By Chartreuse Boots
try the S&S: ...

try the S&S:
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/swap-n-shop/
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 06-17-2008, 03:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 934
Posted By Chartreuse Boots
i just did a super easy palu by skipping all the...

i just did a super easy palu by skipping all the "construction" of separating water and land and making a sort of water table instead:...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 06-17-2008, 02:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 692
Posted By Chartreuse Boots
thanks! if she is gravid and there are no males...

thanks! if she is gravid and there are no males around will she lay the eggs anyway? or will they just be re-absorbed? could not laying the eggs harm her? ...i'm prolly being paranoid.

she has...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 06-17-2008, 01:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 692
Posted By Chartreuse Boots
itty bitty palu for native frog

i just threw together this tiny palu for a native tree frog i found.
:bounce:
it's waaay to small for long term but i'm planning to either release her or upgrade in a month or two. i'm not sure if...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 06-16-2008, 09:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 840
Posted By Chartreuse Boots
how 'bout a pacman frog? they get pretty big but...

how 'bout a pacman frog? they get pretty big but they aren't very active so they don't mind a small tank. plus, how could you say no to a face like that?...
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