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Forum: Low Tech Forum   04-24-2009, 12:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,337
Posted By fredyk
That is nice. I do this kind of tank alot. Very...

That is nice. I do this kind of tank alot. Very natural looking. The moss adds a nice touch.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   03-29-2009, 06:46 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,370
Posted By fredyk
I've been a vegetarian since 1973, not for any...

I've been a vegetarian since 1973, not for any reason, it just seemed a neat thing to do at the time. That's all I can rememberabout it in my semi advanced old age : )
Forum: Tank Journals   01-11-2009, 01:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 992
Posted By fredyk
Looks very nice.. regular tap water is good for...

Looks very nice.. regular tap water is good for the minerals. Regards to the question on frogbit. It is very hardy. The roots were maybe damaged in shipping.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   12-16-2008, 01:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,061
Posted By fredyk
Here is another picture that is really nice:...

Here is another picture that is really nice: flowering hairgrass with crypt parva.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   12-16-2008, 01:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,061
Posted By fredyk
The window faces east and gets direct sun for...

The window faces east and gets direct sun for about 4-5 hours in winter. In summer, there is alot of leaves so direct sun is about 2 hours, but daylight can be 14-15 hours!
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   12-16-2008, 12:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,061
Posted By fredyk
Little itty bitty nanos

Here are some projects that I have been working on. These little nanos grow in the windowsill. I started with hairgrass and tried crypt parva. Why I didn't go with anubia nano?...next plant!
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   09-21-2008, 05:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,670
Posted By fredyk
In the North, that means Philadelphia, we don't...

In the North, that means Philadelphia, we don't use grits.
I have stone ground cornmeal, and it is really too coarse to bake anything; so, if I grind it in a coffee grinder, will it make good grits?...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-06-2008, 01:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,050
Posted By fredyk
I grow plants in the windowsill. Mostly...

I grow plants in the windowsill. Mostly hairgrass. Using aquasoil with good results.

It's easiest in summer , because of longer daylight hours. The long daylight hours makes for good growing...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-13-2008, 12:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 988
Posted By fredyk
I have both and the lucens are a taller variety,...

I have both and the lucens are a taller variety, and there's also a green and red version. hope that helps. the crypt willisii sp. willisi (if that's the correct Latin) is about 2-3 inches. Lucens...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   01-11-2008, 12:36 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,738
Posted By fredyk
$$ sent!........

$$ sent!........
Forum: Equipment   12-15-2007, 12:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,410
Posted By fredyk
Please do join us at gwapa. love thenewbies who...

Please do join us at gwapa. love thenewbies who buys the plants LOL
Forum: Equipment   12-14-2007, 12:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,410
Posted By fredyk
I just came from Bars by Bud in Merrifield Va...

I just came from Bars by Bud in Merrifield Va (Fairfax). 5# refill is 15.95 Alot of hobbyists use it, but it's a store that caters to home bars.

try fire extinguisher shops, Roberts Oxygen, and...
Forum: Fish   12-07-2007, 01:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,622
Posted By fredyk
the blue fish is male. the female picture looks...

the blue fish is male. the female picture looks that way due to photo enhancing. here is a more lifelike picture of the female
Forum: Fish   12-06-2007, 02:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,622
Posted By fredyk
pictures the female is about 1/3 the size of...

pictures
the female is about 1/3 the size of the male. Picture of female is enhanced; she is a little more evenly colored with slight yellow
Forum: Fish   11-11-2007, 06:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,622
Posted By fredyk
me too! I picked up a trio at a cichlid fish club...

me too! I picked up a trio at a cichlid fish club auction for $22. yesterday!
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   11-03-2007, 03:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,294
Posted By fredyk
pretty cool. I have a couple sunlight only...

pretty cool. I have a couple sunlight only nanos. a lotta goblets growing hairgrass, and two other nanos which don't get much attention. the best situation is summer with long daylight hours.
Forum: Tank Journals   10-12-2007, 11:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,623
Posted By fredyk
i like the rocks like the wood like the rocky...

i like the rocks like the wood like the rocky outline along the path, it's not over-grown, nice scale. when the plants grow in it will look like a jungle. now it's a nice miniature landscape in...
Forum: Tank Journals   10-12-2007, 01:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,623
Posted By fredyk
bellisimo!

bellisimo!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   10-11-2007, 06:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 404
Posted By fredyk
carbon is a building block for life..remember the...

carbon is a building block for life..remember the old star trek series with James T Kirk, when aliens reduced almost everybody on board to small pyramids, and humans were called carbon based units. ...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   10-02-2007, 04:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,254
Posted By fredyk
I'm my favorite aquascaper, but I get inspiration...

I'm my favorite aquascaper, but I get inspiration from Phillipe Olivera. :)
also geoblog (http://www.rubgeoblog.blogspot.com/) has nice pictures (non-English)
Forum: Plants   10-01-2007, 05:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 815
Posted By fredyk
I can send you a sandwich bag of red root...

I can send you a sandwich bag of red root floater/frogbit for $3 sent first class. The individual leave are the size of a thumbnail. Frogbit leaves can get to almost an inch. red root floater be...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   09-25-2007, 01:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 411
Posted By fredyk
my strategy is to have a tank just for shrimp,...

my strategy is to have a tank just for shrimp, and then I have a breeding colony with which to experiment. Cherry shrimp can colonize a community tank rather easily, if there's enough plants to...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   09-24-2007, 02:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,055
Posted By fredyk
I agree to Children of Men. Very interesting, if...

I agree to Children of Men. Very interesting, if you can sit through the gun scenes.
I enjoyed Knocked Up. Sophomoric humor and intelligently done, the best of both worlds. An intelligent movie...
Forum: Tank Journals   09-23-2007, 02:46 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 46,324
Posted By fredyk
it's really magnicifcent in person. Those blyxa...

it's really magnicifcent in person. Those blyxa aubertii are so full and lush.
nice foreground, nice mid-ground, nice background.
Shows what can be done with a 55 gallon!
Forum: Substrate   09-17-2007, 08:29 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,658
Posted By fredyk
AwesomeBean may be french canadian; might explain...

AwesomeBean may be french canadian; might explain spelling 'pete'
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