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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-31-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 237
Posted By jhays79
I've never had Lu n removing deposits with...

I've never had Lu n removing deposits with vinegar. Last tank I got used was covered in limes law and hardwater deposits. I used CLR and a little elbow grease along with a magic eraser. Worked like...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-29-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 139
Posted By jhays79
Rinsing frozen food to remove phosphates?

I read an article in one if the aquarium magazines about different fish foods. They recommended rinsing the frozen foods to remove excess phosphates. I've never heard if this before. I usually just...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-21-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,605
Posted By jhays79
Tried getting a few pics of my new apistos. They...

Tried getting a few pics of my new apistos. They seem very happy in their tank.
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b245/sloppy-ollies/misc/042BDFB8-AC14-492C-B836-A25DCB80CE6B_zpsjfylyyku.jpg...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-16-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,605
Posted By jhays79
Nope, no Co2 in the 46g. Here is the most recent...

Nope, no Co2 in the 46g. Here is the most recent photo of it. Its become a real jungle. I add liquid ferts once or twice a week, and I put a few DIY root tabs next to the sword plants although it is...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-15-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,605
Posted By jhays79
picked up my pair of Apistogramma Cacatoides this...

picked up my pair of Apistogramma Cacatoides this past Sunday. They seem to be happy in their new home. I'm going to take some pics tonight.
Forum: Tank Journals 07-12-2014, 01:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,605
Posted By jhays79
10g apisto tank I'm pretty much done with. Going...

10g apisto tank I'm pretty much done with. Going for more of a amazon biotope.
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b245/sloppy-ollies/misc/1B5A3999-240D-48C3-A419-2598BA8FA8DE_zpsiq9o6dum.jpg...
Forum: Fish 07-09-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,163
Posted By jhays79
I've had 7 cardinals in my 46g for almost six...

I've had 7 cardinals in my 46g for almost six months now. They're doing great. My ph is in the low 7's but they don't seem to mind. I know they're wild caught too, according to my lfs owner i talk...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-07-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,605
Posted By jhays79
Updates to the room. I painted the concrete floor...

Updates to the room. I painted the concrete floor with grey floor paint which really helped brighten the room up. Doesn't look like a dungeon so much. I've got another ten gallon on the rack with...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-07-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 318
Posted By jhays79
I like the rhodedendrun twig idea!

I like the rhodedendrun twig idea!
Forum: Plants 07-06-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 219
Posted By jhays79
I have a sword in my 46g bowfront with leaves...

I have a sword in my 46g bowfront with leaves that reach the top, almost 22". Took less then 6 months to get that way. Dirted with med light, no Co2.
Forum: Plants 07-05-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 374
Posted By jhays79
I've had my micro sword in my daughters 10g...

I've had my micro sword in my daughters 10g lowlight lowtech tank. It grows fine, spreading new runners, but it's very very slow. If you want to carpet with it I'd think twice.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-05-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 318
Posted By jhays79
I might give it a try. Like I said, I'd probably...

I might give it a try. Like I said, I'd probably buy an indoor houseplant palm and take a full frond or two off of it, and let it sit outside for a week or two until it's completely dried out.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-02-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 318
Posted By jhays79
Palm fronds in tank?

I've been thinking, I don't think I've ever seen anyone use palm fronds as tank "leaf litter" or other aquascaping uses. I'm thinking an indoor house plant sized palm would work great to scale in a...
Forum: Algae 06-26-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 171
Posted By jhays79
I've got tons of flow in my tank. I have a sunsun...

I've got tons of flow in my tank. I have a sunsun canister filter rated for up to 100g tank with the spray bar angled down in the middle of the tank along with a powerhead and sir stone. If I drop...
Forum: Algae 06-25-2014, 10:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 171
Posted By jhays79
Taking plant from a CO2 tank to a non Co2 tank...

I have a 10g high light grow out tank I keep plants in. It's got dual DIY soda bottle Co2 running in it, it's dirted, and plants grow like mad. Anyway, I took a few of the crypt spiralis plants out...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-24-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 211
Posted By jhays79
Friend gave me 75lbs of live coral...is it worth anything?

Obviously being only into freshwater I have no use for it, and he was looking to unload it. Is it worth anything? I was going to ask my LFS if they'd take it for trade or store credit or something....
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-15-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 479
Posted By jhays79
If you check his youtube channel he has tons of...

If you check his youtube channel he has tons of videos that are really cool to watch.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-15-2014, 01:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 479
Posted By jhays79
I noticed that too. I assume it was just a slip...

I noticed that too. I assume it was just a slip up that made it through editing. The guy obviously is pretty legit.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-14-2014, 11:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 479
Posted By jhays79
natural freshwater aquarium documentary...stunning footage.

This video is amazing and inspiring. Cory Cats, Tetras, freshwater stingrays, german rams, etc all in the wild. Makes me want to set up a S.A. biotope complete with fallen palm fronds in the water...
Forum: Ponds 06-10-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,037
Posted By jhays79
you're so lucky to have a pond like that and not...

you're so lucky to have a pond like that and not have to deal with winter! I'd love to enjoy my pond all year round!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-10-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 212
Posted By jhays79
I ordered a Sun Sun canister from Amazon with UV...

I ordered a Sun Sun canister from Amazon with UV light for 80 bucks. The sump just makes me nervous. I might use the 10g I bought for the sump and the glass tank baffles as dividers for fry now.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-09-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 212
Posted By jhays79
I'm saying the hell with it and buying a Sun Sun...

I'm saying the hell with it and buying a Sun Sun canister filter. Too much of a PITA and risk of flooding the floor.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-09-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 212
Posted By jhays79
I don't have any issues with keeping a siphon,...

I don't have any issues with keeping a siphon, just balancing the sump flow in and out. I might order a glass drill bit and ditch the siphon setup and do an actual overflow just so I don't have to...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-09-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 212
Posted By jhays79
Need some advice balancing my sump flow.

I have a 55g tank that I e recently made a 10g sump for. I have 4 glass baffles in it, and it's fed with a 3/4" PVC siphon and the return is a rio 1100 pump rated at I believe 600gph. I have a valve...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-01-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 583
Posted By jhays79
That looks to be in similar condition as the 20g...

That looks to be in similar condition as the 20g high a friend gave me. I had it soaking with a gallon of vinegar and filled the tank with water and let it sit for a week. The vinegar did nothing...
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