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Forum: Substrate 10-28-2013, 12:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 699
Posted By chicken
It's a bit labor intensive, but Mineralized...

It's a bit labor intensive, but Mineralized Topsoil Substrate works great. The biggest expense will be from whatever material you use to cap it.
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Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 10-29-2012, 03:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 451
Posted By chicken
If that's the only concern, then all you need to...

If that's the only concern, then all you need to do is go to your Control Panel, and under Edit Options change your settings to not receive emails. And then, you can probably forget all about the...
Forum: Lighting 09-01-2012, 03:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 282
Posted By chicken
I have been wondering the same thing, as I have...

I have been wondering the same thing, as I have been considering a lighting upgrade for my 20L. It seems like it would make sense. Or perhaps it would work to raise the light just a little bit so it...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-01-2012, 02:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 626
Posted By chicken
Is this a T5HO fixture? If so, I suspect that is...

Is this a T5HO fixture? If so, I suspect that is way too much light for a tank without co2. And 13 hours of light is too much. The plant aren't using it for that full duration, but the algae is.
Forum: Plants 08-04-2012, 01:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 950
Posted By chicken
Glad you were able to remove it all. Keep a close...

Glad you were able to remove it all. Keep a close watch on the tank, though, because this stuff can regrow from just the tiniest piece.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-04-2012, 01:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 594
Posted By chicken
I've done diy co2 on my 2.5 gallon nanos for a...

I've done diy co2 on my 2.5 gallon nanos for a few years now, and have never overdosed. I use a 20 oz bottle (591 ml), 1/2 cup of sugar, and 1/8 t. of yeast. I feed the co2 tubing into the filter...
Forum: Plants 08-03-2012, 12:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 950
Posted By chicken
I don't know of any way to kill it, sorry. I had...

I don't know of any way to kill it, sorry. I had it intertwined with HC in a nano tank once. I went in there every day with tweezers to remove any piece I could find, and eventually eliminated it...
Forum: Fish 07-30-2012, 07:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 527
Posted By chicken
How about 2-3 species of small schooling fish? ...

How about 2-3 species of small schooling fish? In my 29, I have emerald eye rasboras, espei rasboras, and chili rasboras. I also have a few amano shrimp.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-27-2012, 07:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 718
Posted By chicken
Not likely to kill them, but I always worry about...

Not likely to kill them, but I always worry about coming home to an algae bloom. Maybe I worry too much.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-27-2012, 03:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 718
Posted By chicken
How long will you be away? Are you able to...

How long will you be away?

Are you able to lower the lighting intensity on your tank? If so, you may be able to get away with doing a big water change and dosing once before you leave, and then...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 07-25-2012, 12:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 741
Posted By chicken
When Brood X emerged in 2004, my then one year...

When Brood X emerged in 2004, my then one year old tried to eat one. :eek5: I love to gross her out now by telling her about it. :hihi:

I think a smaller brood may emerge here sometime in the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-23-2012, 12:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 450
Posted By chicken
i used a nano diffuser with diy co2 on one of my...

i used a nano diffuser with diy co2 on one of my 2.5 gallon tanks for awhile. Worked fine until I took it out to clean it and broke it. :redface:
Forum: Aquascaping 07-22-2012, 06:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 811
Posted By chicken
Looks good!

Looks good!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-17-2012, 04:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 373
Posted By chicken
Once saw an oscar and a large pleco in a 16...

Once saw an oscar and a large pleco in a 16 gallon bowfront. I tried to offer the owners a little friendly advice, but I doubt they listened. And why should they? As far as they were concerned, the...
Forum: Aquascaping 07-14-2012, 11:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 532
Posted By chicken
Second one.

Second one.
Forum: Fish 07-14-2012, 05:59 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,128
Posted By chicken
I have in the past cycled tanks with fish. And...

I have in the past cycled tanks with fish. And yes, it does work. But is it the best option? No. Would I do it again? No.

Many people recommend fishless cycling, and Diana has given some excellent...
Forum: Aquascaping 07-13-2012, 03:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 811
Posted By chicken
I like the arrangement of rocks in the second...

I like the arrangement of rocks in the second picture. I like scapes that have a smaller mound on one side like that.

I think it would look better if the main mound had more height, though. Once...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-13-2012, 01:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 602
Posted By chicken
I got some a couple months ago, and split it into...

I got some a couple months ago, and split it into three different tanks. In the high light, co2 enriched tank it took off immediately. In one medium light non-co2 tank, it has almost completely died...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-10-2012, 11:14 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,606
Posted By chicken
Dang! You're on to us! :biggrin:

Dang! You're on to us! :biggrin:
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-10-2012, 12:47 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,606
Posted By chicken
I wouldn't wait so long to join Planted Tank and...

I wouldn't wait so long to join Planted Tank and my local club.

I wouldn't buy plants at the LFS without researching them first (mondo grass, anyone?)
Forum: Equipment 07-10-2012, 02:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,059
Posted By chicken
A 5 lb cylindar lasts 5 months on my 29 gallon.

A 5 lb cylindar lasts 5 months on my 29 gallon.
Forum: Important Update/Announcements 07-09-2012, 02:37 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 16,714
Posted By chicken
Whoa, let's not call people selfish just because...

Whoa, let's not call people selfish just because they can't or won't buy memberships.

I'm happy that I am in a position to contribute to the site. But it never occurred to me to make assumptions...
Forum: Important Update/Announcements 07-09-2012, 01:52 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 16,714
Posted By chicken
I don't know about that. At least, it wasn't true...

I don't know about that. At least, it wasn't true in my case. I chose to become a supporting member long before I ever wanted to sell anything, just because I wanted to support the site. I guess I...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-09-2012, 12:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 831
Posted By chicken
Free co2 system? Take it! Even if you don't want...

Free co2 system? Take it! Even if you don't want to use it now, you can always use it later if you want to go high tech.

Even a low light tank can benefit from co2. Why not experiment and see how...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-04-2012, 12:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 673
Posted By chicken
Well, that was a dumb thing to do

Since our power was back, I spent a lot of time fiddling with my tanks today. Tested water, fed fish and shrimp, observed each tank to take stock of all the inhabitants, dosed tanks. You get the...
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