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Forum: Lighting   05-12-2013, 12:46 AM
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Posted By MartyMA
Since HO is high output and HE is really just NO...

Since HO is high output and HE is really just NO (normal output), the difference would be pretty significant.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-13-2013, 01:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 694
Posted By MartyMA
I suggest Aquabid. There is a number of good...

I suggest Aquabid. There is a number of good plant packages available. I bought a 12 plant package for my 20 long some months ago and was very satisfied. Very often, TPT members offer plants for...
Forum: Fish   03-03-2013, 01:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 338
Posted By MartyMA
Welcome to the world of endless endlers! The...

Welcome to the world of endless endlers! The advice given is right on target. They will be very happy with the baby brine and crushed flake. I feed all of my fish decapped brine shrimp, crushed...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   03-02-2013, 12:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,073
Posted By MartyMA
My scarlets eat microworms as their regular diet...

My scarlets eat microworms as their regular diet and get a couple times a week feeding of grindal worms. All are healthy and happy. I think both microworms and grindal worms are easier than the...
Forum: Fish   12-06-2012, 06:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 891
Posted By MartyMA
I have a similar setup minus the CPDs. I have a...

I have a similar setup minus the CPDs. I have a colony of RCS in the tank. While I like the RCS just fine, the main reason they are in there is to provide some live food in the form of baby shrimp...
Forum: Equipment   11-15-2012, 01:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,251
Posted By MartyMA
I have this exact CO2 setup on my 20g. It works...

I have this exact CO2 setup on my 20g. It works perfectly fine. I did replace the diffuser ladder with a glass diffuser. The glass diffuser produces finer bubbles. In reality, you are paying for...
Forum: Aquascaping   11-02-2012, 02:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,004
Posted By MartyMA
Anyone?

Anyone?
Forum: Aquascaping   11-01-2012, 06:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,004
Posted By MartyMA
Rock/Stone gathering. All pass the vinegar test but...

So, I have been slowly gathering 'found' stones to add to my SA biotope build. We have an abundance of both river and ocean stones and have been picking up most from the beach. I figured if...
Forum: Fish   10-14-2012, 01:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,799
Posted By MartyMA
All of the suggestions so far are good. Ideally,...

All of the suggestions so far are good. Ideally, IMO, a tank this size deserves the absolute king of fresh water fish - discus. Nothing else comes close. But as most long time fish keepers know,...
Forum: Lighting   08-30-2012, 04:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 355
Posted By MartyMA
Anyone doing two single strips vs one double on 20L?

I have a double T5NO (6700 and 10000) on my 20L. The plants receive good low light and grow perfectly. No CO2. However, the illumination of the tank itself is lacking. The fixture sits on the...
Forum: Lighting   08-23-2012, 06:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,553
Posted By MartyMA
Double thanks!! Ditto on the freshwater dual for...

Double thanks!! Ditto on the freshwater dual for coralife. Finally done.
Forum: Lighting   08-23-2012, 03:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,553
Posted By MartyMA
Just like you, I am struggling with finding a...

Just like you, I am struggling with finding a light for my 20 long. A T5NO light is what I absolutely need. I am literally stopped dead in my build because I cannot find one. Everything is T5HO...
Forum: Fish   08-18-2012, 01:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,857
Posted By MartyMA
The grading is only for males. The grade A male...

The grading is only for males. The grade A male has a very bold and distinct black bar. Very vivid colors (orange, green, blue). He also has a double sword tail. The B/C fish was colorful too but...
Forum: Fish   08-16-2012, 08:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,857
Posted By MartyMA
One male grade A and one male grade B/C, along...

One male grade A and one male grade B/C, along with three virgin females. I now have about one hundred after two months! :eek5:
Forum: Fish   08-15-2012, 09:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,857
Posted By MartyMA
The link you refer to above is from a known and...

The link you refer to above is from a known and reputable breeder (Joe Fraga). I have bought all my black bar endler stock from him. Easy to deal with and healthy fish. My colony is still young so...
Forum: Plants   08-08-2012, 01:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 481
Posted By MartyMA
I think that krazy glue and superglue are the...

I think that krazy glue and superglue are the same. I used the Loctite gel superglue because that is what everyone recommends. Just a very little bit. It will dry white but you will not notice...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   08-03-2012, 02:19 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 9,926
Posted By MartyMA
I love purigen!! Fantastic at clearing up tea...

I love purigen!! Fantastic at clearing up tea colored water from leeching driftwood. Recharged for the first time the other day. 24hrs soak in bleach/water 1:1, moving it around every few hours...
Forum: Plants   07-15-2012, 11:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 406
Posted By MartyMA
Plant is Flowering?

I think that this plant is flowering? It appears to be one of my anubias. Look dead center. Opinions?
Forum: Tank Journals   06-29-2012, 06:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,724
Posted By MartyMA
As you probably know already, the fluval edge...

As you probably know already, the fluval edge lighting is very low. Only low light plants will thrive. I have anubias and moss in mine. I don't think you can add anymore fish. You are pretty much...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   06-24-2012, 11:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,846
Posted By MartyMA
This sale seems to be local or regional. When I...

This sale seems to be local or regional. When I go to petco.com, I see nothing about the $1 a gallon sale. Guess I will have to visit my local Petco today to see if it really is going on here.
Forum: Tank Journals   05-28-2012, 01:11 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,458
Posted By MartyMA
Your tank is truly beautiful. I really like the...

Your tank is truly beautiful. I really like the open space between the two halves. I also like that you used a substate that is not black. Much more natural look. You obviously have a very good...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   05-23-2012, 10:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 550
Posted By MartyMA
Thanks for all your responses!! I will use...

Thanks for all your responses!! I will use flourish in great moderation. Gotta feed the plants! :)
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   05-23-2012, 03:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 550
Posted By MartyMA
Proper Ferts for Planted Tank w/shrimp

I tried to look around for a definitive answer before posting. My 20 long is heavily planted with various anubias and java fern on driftwood along with various rooted plants. Hovering over all is a...
Forum: Lighting   05-06-2012, 07:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,226
Posted By MartyMA
Thanks. Yes, it is a Deep Blue product. I will...

Thanks. Yes, it is a Deep Blue product. I will rethink the length of time. The water is fairly still as I have the HOB filter set to the least flow possible.
Forum: Lighting   05-06-2012, 04:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,226
Posted By MartyMA
Questions about Solarmax HE 30" T5

Hello,

I am struggling to understand whether HE is the same as HO or is it closer to NO? I have this dual light over a 20l. T5 14wx2 - one 10000k and one 700k. Whatever I am doing, my frogbit...
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