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Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   01-10-2016, 01:10 AM
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Posted By crimsonbull57
So if the majority of the good bacteria is held...

So if the majority of the good bacteria is held within the filter media, then what about filterless tanks, or tanks without substrate?

Also, why is it that swapping old media out for clean media...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   01-09-2016, 04:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 251
Posted By crimsonbull57
Let's talk about cycling a tank

I like to think I have my head wrapped around this idea pretty well. But I am starting up a small 6 gallon, which is my first tank in awhile.

Part of the discussion is where does this "good...
Forum: Fish   01-20-2014, 04:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 325
Posted By crimsonbull57
Fish Dying

I have a 20 Long aquarium heavily planted. It has been set up sense August and gets a 5 gallon water change every week or two weeks. I first added 5 emerald corydoras and later 8 bloodfin tetras. I...
Forum: Equipment   07-27-2013, 09:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 399
Posted By crimsonbull57
Cleaning old HOB filters

I have several old HOB (hang on back) filters that have been stored in my garage for the past year or so. They all have lot of hard water build up on the outflow and inside of the filters box.
...
Forum: Tank Journals   07-23-2013, 02:01 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,624
Posted By crimsonbull57
Did you get the black lava rock at lowes also?...

Did you get the black lava rock at lowes also? Looks like things are shaping together! Good work.
Forum: Fish   07-08-2013, 05:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 366
Posted By crimsonbull57
Danio ID

Anyone have a better Common or Scientific name for this fish?
Saw them today at my LFS and they were labeled as Pearl Danios
Also, any info on their care would be great!
Forum: Photography   05-20-2013, 04:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 538
Posted By crimsonbull57
Inform Me

Hello folks,

I am looking into getting my first DSLR and specifically looking at Nikon. I've been trying to read a lot about the different models and what features they offer. I was hoping to hear...
Forum: Tank Journals   04-17-2013, 03:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,889
Posted By crimsonbull57
That's a really neat tank! I love the shape....

That's a really neat tank! I love the shape. Order it online?
Forum: Tank Journals   03-26-2012, 03:40 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,952
Posted By crimsonbull57
Looks great! Do you know how long it took from...

Looks great! Do you know how long it took from when you first planted to your last picture? Nice work!
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium   03-18-2012, 07:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,658
Posted By crimsonbull57
I don't really see why not. A 2.5 gallon isn't a...

I don't really see why not. A 2.5 gallon isn't a whole lot of space but depending on how you agrange the layout I think you could pull it off. Looking forward to the illistrations.
Forum: Tank Journals   03-17-2012, 10:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,007
Posted By crimsonbull57
The tank looks great! I have to agree 20 Longs...

The tank looks great! I have to agree 20 Longs are way easier to scape, and I think it gives you better stocking options also.
Mind sharing your stock list?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-14-2012, 08:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,306
Posted By crimsonbull57
You could also look at breeding peacock gudgeons....

You could also look at breeding peacock gudgeons. Or just keeping a pair of dwarf pufferrs. Perhaps a brackish paluadrium with fiddler crabs and bumble bee gobies. Not sure about the salinity. You...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-08-2012, 03:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 432
Posted By crimsonbull57
Perhaps the shelldwellers. Or you could get a...

Perhaps the shelldwellers. Or you could get a dwarf puffer! Or a pair of sparkling gourami's.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-07-2012, 04:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,407
Posted By crimsonbull57
Here are a couple I really like

Here are a couple I really like
Forum: Substrate   03-05-2012, 09:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,682
Posted By crimsonbull57
But wont the peat and tannins eventually go away...

But wont the peat and tannins eventually go away after a couple water changes?



I want to avoid using anything like this because I don't want buy somthing to add on a regular basis,...
Forum: Substrate   03-05-2012, 02:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,682
Posted By crimsonbull57
Substrates that reduce pH

I use well water which has a pH of about 7.8-8.2 and have a hard time keeping low ph fish and shrimp.
So I was thinking about using a substrate to buffer it down. What substrates can I use. And...
Forum: Aquascaping   03-02-2012, 05:05 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 16,892
Posted By crimsonbull57
I'm not sure but perhaps somone else more...

I'm not sure but perhaps somone else more educated about geology would happen to know.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   02-25-2012, 06:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,299
Posted By crimsonbull57
Horned Mini Conch and Turbo Skai Bleu Snail

Saw these two types of snails were listed for sale on AZgardens. Wasn't sure if anyone has had any experiance with them. Would really be intrested in getting a hold of some. Look pretty neat and the...
Forum: Aquascaping   02-18-2012, 05:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 16,892
Posted By crimsonbull57
Here are a few more

Here are a few more
Forum: Aquascaping   02-14-2012, 04:09 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 16,892
Posted By crimsonbull57
Yeah I realize this is a planted tank forum but...

Yeah I realize this is a planted tank forum but sometimes I feel people get to consumed with the complexity of plants. No doubt planted tanks can be stunning, but not all of us have a green thumb, or...
Forum: Aquascaping   02-13-2012, 06:22 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 16,892
Posted By crimsonbull57
Plantless Aquascapes

I was just wondering if anyone has any plantless, or very lightly planted aquariums or has seen any good aquascapes like so. Please feel free to post pics.

This is one of the nicer one's I have...
Forum: Tank Journals   02-05-2011, 09:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,304
Posted By crimsonbull57
Very nice! Each tank looks great! I really...

Very nice! Each tank looks great!
I really wish they sold those types of tanks around here! :/
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   12-21-2010, 12:39 AM
Replies: 654
Views: 121,716
Posted By crimsonbull57
deffinately! Very inspiring, I think I may start...

deffinately! Very inspiring, I think I may start my own!
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   12-18-2010, 03:12 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,455
Posted By crimsonbull57
How much did that Co2 system cost you? Looks very...

How much did that Co2 system cost you? Looks very nice!
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   12-17-2010, 12:43 AM
Replies: 654
Views: 121,716
Posted By crimsonbull57
This thing is awesome!

This thing is awesome!
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