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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-03-2012, 04:18 PM
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Posted By annexthebear
Chemipure/carbon interfere with co2?

On the box for chemi pure, in its list of unwanted things it removes from your water, it lists co2... Is this true at all? Does anyone run the stuff in their planted tanks with pressurized co2? I...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-24-2012, 06:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 770
Posted By annexthebear
oh, thanks for the fast reply! haha The last...

oh, thanks for the fast reply! haha

The last one isn't wild, I think he was just slightly stressed when I took the picture. They show the bars like that when they feel uneasy, like when you first...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-24-2012, 06:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 770
Posted By annexthebear
Oh, forgot to mention that I dose the tank with...

Oh, forgot to mention that I dose the tank with both Blackwater Conditioner and Discus Trace Elements liquids from Brightwell Aquatics. I also just put the peat granules into the canister filter...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-24-2012, 06:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 770
Posted By annexthebear
60Gallon Discus Cube

Hey guys, I had a diary thread on my 60 gallon cube tank a while back, and since then have made some major changes. Here's the quick stats:
--It's a 24"X24"X24" cube
--lighting is both 1 each of...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-23-2012, 01:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,023
Posted By annexthebear
I dont know, really. It still looks kinda empty,...

I dont know, really. It still looks kinda empty, the only activity is in the snall school of gold tetras and roselines, with a kribensis or ram poking out from somewhere about once a minute lol. I...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-23-2012, 01:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,023
Posted By annexthebear
Yeah, i had a small ammonia spike when i first...

Yeah, i had a small ammonia spike when i first added fish to about .25ppm, but its gone now. The majority of the sand is from my other (established) tank i tore down to build this one, and before i...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-22-2012, 01:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,023
Posted By annexthebear
Im so sad noone commented on my new pics! ...

Im so sad noone commented on my new pics!

BUMP!
Forum: Tank Journals 04-21-2012, 11:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,154
Posted By annexthebear
I had Ottos in with some fairly small bream that...

I had Ottos in with some fairly small bream that I caught and had in a tank for a while, and the bream ate them. I'm thinking they won't stand a chance with african cichlids around lol. I love the...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-21-2012, 10:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,023
Posted By annexthebear
TODAYS UPDATES!!!! So yesterday I decided...

TODAYS UPDATES!!!!

So yesterday I decided to go balls out and just get a nice canister filter. I went with the marineland canister rated for up to 100 gallons. The tank is 60, so I should be...
Forum: Fish 04-18-2012, 03:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,722
Posted By annexthebear
oh, and also, the trend ive noticed is that the...

oh, and also, the trend ive noticed is that the fish that never die (or die less) are LARGER fish. But those guppies are 5 bucks a piece and an inch long.... the large cichlids are the same price,...
Forum: Fish 04-18-2012, 03:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,722
Posted By annexthebear
Well the thing is, all the fish are cared for...

Well the thing is, all the fish are cared for exactly the same. The tanks are on a central system, so the water quality is identical (and as close to perfect as a large store can get, really... 0...
Forum: Fish 04-18-2012, 02:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,722
Posted By annexthebear
\ no problem dude = ) I'm hoping more...

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no problem dude = ) I'm hoping more people in the business will chime in so we can see if certain species follow a trend.
Forum: Tank Journals 04-18-2012, 02:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,023
Posted By annexthebear
Personally, I would be happy just to see the...

Personally, I would be happy just to see the water crystal clear, let alone filled in lol. Once the water clears so I can see what im doing better, I'll get the moss and start attaching it to the...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-18-2012, 02:21 AM
Replies: 252
Views: 14,101
Posted By annexthebear
Awsome tank! I love the layers you made with the...

Awsome tank! I love the layers you made with the plants. So much color and variety
Forum: Tank Journals 04-18-2012, 12:52 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,023
Posted By annexthebear
Day 2 pics!!!! First, the Full Tank Shot: ...

Day 2 pics!!!! First, the Full Tank Shot:
http://i811.photobucket.com/albums/zz31/luckyneckmeat/IMG_1148.jpg

Looks 3 or 4 times clearer than yesterday's pic to me, and the close up shots can...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-18-2012, 12:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,023
Posted By annexthebear
Yeah, I think I've been talked out of the...

Yeah, I think I've been talked out of the Severums, unfortunately. I heard the guy at my LFS say that they destroy plants (eating them) and that they make keeping the planted tank looking nice is...
Forum: Fish 04-18-2012, 12:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 487
Posted By annexthebear
Also worth noting that his fin ray was almost...

Also worth noting that his fin ray was almost definately nibbled off by another fish. Gouramies are always getting those eaten off and growing them back in. Fish can't seem to resist them, whisking...
Forum: Fish 04-18-2012, 12:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 565
Posted By annexthebear
In my experience, Dwarf Gouramies are best kept...

In my experience, Dwarf Gouramies are best kept singly. A pair will almost alwasy result in the weaker of the 2 fish being bullied constantly by the other fish, and dying. Dwarf Gouramies are...
Forum: Fish 04-17-2012, 11:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,722
Posted By annexthebear
A fish store employee's insight to species mortality rates ; )

Hi guys, I work at a LFS and was bored at work today so I decided to make lists of what fish have trended to do better or worse in our store. I've been working there for over 6 months, and we...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-17-2012, 03:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,023
Posted By annexthebear
I love my wood too lol. Theres TONS of pieces...

I love my wood too lol. Theres TONS of pieces like that behind my house in the creek. Im actually considering putting pieces on ebay or something because im suretheres plenty of people out there that...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-17-2012, 03:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,023
Posted By annexthebear
Thanks for the feedback!!! Yeah i was thinking...

Thanks for the feedback!!! Yeah i was thinking like 4 discus, and starting with small ones, so that sounds good. And yeah i didnt really think about the rasboras becomming food... So ill probably go...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-17-2012, 03:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,023
Posted By annexthebear
Oh, and I'm going to get a solid blue or black...

Oh, and I'm going to get a solid blue or black background to put on there sometime soon too. I don't like the look of the wall through the back lol.
Forum: Tank Journals 04-17-2012, 03:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,023
Posted By annexthebear
60G Cube Amazon River Basin Tank (pic heavy!)

Hi everyone! I'm new to the forum, but not the hobby, and since I'm setting up a new tank thats starting off really cool, I figured I'd make a chronicle of it on here for everyone to see the changes...
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