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Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   11-14-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,573
Posted By AquaMD
looks ok - don't think it's really needed. ...

looks ok - don't think it's really needed.

The biggest issue with this tank and the overflow is the slot opening on the black acrylic wall of the overflow. This allows for a great deal of water to...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   09-10-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,487
Posted By AquaMD
just my humble opinion, but I would take out some...

just my humble opinion, but I would take out some of that moss
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   09-10-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,419
Posted By AquaMD
I have had a single one in my take for well over...

I have had a single one in my take for well over a year, he does fine on his own.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   09-10-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,861
Posted By AquaMD
I have one in my tank, it's not the most active...

I have one in my tank, it's not the most active fish.
Shows no interest in food that has fallen to the bottom - flake or brine shrimp
Must be getting enough food as I have had him well over a year.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   09-10-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,637
Posted By AquaMD
Do some research and get some easy to take care...

Do some research and get some easy to take care of plants with the right substrate and it's very easy.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   07-14-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 842
Posted By AquaMD
I have had luck in my 5 gallon with very small...

I have had luck in my 5 gallon with very small tetras, Endler's Livebearer, shrimp, & Otocinclus Catfish

I have a water softener, so my tank water is soft.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   07-11-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 13,508
Posted By AquaMD
I stuck a piece of rubber in there, if my tank...

I stuck a piece of rubber in there, if my tank was empty I would of put silicone over it.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   07-11-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 18,177
Posted By AquaMD
IMO - the sponge is a crappy mechanical filter....

IMO - the sponge is a crappy mechanical filter. It's difficult to clean and I don't like the way the media sits in the sponge. I find tanks run the best when you can clean the mechanical filtration...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   07-10-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 18,177
Posted By AquaMD
Cant quite remember price, the one above is a 6...

Cant quite remember price, the one above is a 6 gallon and it was under $100
they also had a smaller one that was more cubed and the overflow was the entire width of the back.
It uses 2 whisper...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   07-10-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 18,177
Posted By AquaMD
New Nano Tanks @ Petco

Anybody seen/have one of these yet?
Petco brand tank called ARC

Was in the store yesterday and saw them.
Nice heavy glass construction - similar to the Fluval Specs but the overlfow/filter box...
Forum: Equipment   07-09-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,681
Posted By AquaMD
New Petco ARC Tanks

Anybody seen/have one of these yet?

Was in the store today and saw them.
Nice heavy glass construction - similar to the Fluval Specs but the overlfow/filter box is much larger - plenty of room...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   08-13-2013, 07:20 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 115,465
Posted By AquaMD
That's where I have my heater. I found out there...

That's where I have my heater. I found out there is not enough flow in that compartment and the compartment will reach the desired temp before the tank and the heater will shut off.

I solved the...
Forum: Equipment   12-17-2012, 07:22 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 54,526
Posted By AquaMD
Also been thinking about a small canister -...

Also been thinking about a small canister - placing the input and out put in the filter area.
Only think holding me back is I like the self contained cleanliness of the set up.
Forum: Tank Journals   12-13-2012, 03:55 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,418
Posted By AquaMD
looks nice, I don't care for large rocks in small...

looks nice, I don't care for large rocks in small tanks - they displace too much water
Forum: Tank Journals   12-13-2012, 03:49 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 17,169
Posted By AquaMD
WTF is going on with that electrical panel in the...

WTF is going on with that electrical panel in the back?
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   12-13-2012, 02:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 13,508
Posted By AquaMD
I am not at home with that tank, so I can't...

I am not at home with that tank, so I can't remember exactly what the filter look like.
I think fluval added the slit in the tank because they assume most casual buyers of this tank won't under...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   12-03-2012, 02:22 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 115,465
Posted By AquaMD
If I thought of it before I set up the tank, I...

If I thought of it before I set up the tank, I would of filled it with some aquarium silicone. For now I just put a thin filter pad in front of it. It's good enough now to divert most of the water...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   12-03-2012, 01:09 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 115,465
Posted By AquaMD
I have found out that if you don't cover the hole...

I have found out that if you don't cover the hole midway down on the filter wall, you barely get any surface water into the overflow.

I had a film on the surface and watched it - it would go into...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   11-30-2012, 12:20 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,937
Posted By AquaMD
Do you think 7.5w is enough for a 6 gallon tank? ...

Do you think 7.5w is enough for a 6 gallon tank?

I had a 15w heater on a 3 gallon tank and it had trouble warming the tank in the winter when the room temp was in the low 60's.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   11-30-2012, 01:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 916
Posted By AquaMD
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Forum: Equipment   11-29-2012, 08:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,183
Posted By AquaMD
I never much liked canister filters, they always...

I never much liked canister filters, they always seemed to difficult to maintain and clean. It is nice that you can store them under the tank and get the tank much closer to the back of the wall.
I...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   11-29-2012, 08:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 916
Posted By AquaMD
Unfortunately the LFS scene in Baltimore sucks...

Unfortunately the LFS scene in Baltimore sucks now. All the good stores have shut down, I am going to try and make to the last surviving one this weekend to see what they have.

Was going to do...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   11-29-2012, 08:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 916
Posted By AquaMD
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   11-29-2012, 08:01 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 115,465
Posted By AquaMD
Petco sells a store brand 50w heater that fits...

Petco sells a store brand 50w heater that fits perfectly in the pump side of filter.
Only problem with this placement is there is not much water flow since the pump gets most of its water from the...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   11-29-2012, 07:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 916
Posted By AquaMD
In the 6 gallon eclipse I kept 3 neon tetras and...

In the 6 gallon eclipse I kept 3 neon tetras and 2 of the "gold"? tetras with the shrimp for a long time until I lost power and the cold killed them

Did monthly water changes (which are easy...
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