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Forum: Aquascaping 02-28-2012, 10:13 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By King Friday
Well, I figure I'll follow Don's advice and boil...

Well, I figure I'll follow Don's advice and boil them for a while, then soak 'em for a few weeks, see what they do, then go for it. I don't foresee a big problem, and I can always take 'em out at the...
Forum: Aquascaping 02-28-2012, 07:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 481
Posted By King Friday
Acorn caps as decoration? Pros / Cons?

Not sure if this is the best place to post this, but it seemed as good as any, so here goes.

So, I was doing some research on freshwater pipefish and came across this video:
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Forum: Tank Journals 12-16-2010, 06:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,208
Posted By King Friday
This is a beautiful little tank. It would be a...

This is a beautiful little tank. It would be a shame to tear it down. I hope it's still up and running.

Any chance you have a shot of the filter/light/equipment end of the tank so we can see how...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-20-2010, 03:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,523
Posted By King Friday
A little late to the party on this thread, but...

A little late to the party on this thread, but nice tank, Tom. Love the big MH fixtures. Haven't seen a cork background like that for many years. I began a long hiatus from the hobby right about this...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 10-18-2010, 08:08 PM
Replies: 461
Views: 159,351
Posted By King Friday
Wow, there are some amazing little tanks in this...

Wow, there are some amazing little tanks in this thread!

Here's my Eclipse 3 gallon, started in March, 2010.

http://home.comcast.net/~mattsturm/aqua/tankfrontoct2010.jpg
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 10-18-2010, 07:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,753
Posted By King Friday
Wow, it's been a long time since I updated this....

Wow, it's been a long time since I updated this. I've been posting more about this tank over at MIAPG, (http://www.miapg.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=2303&st=0) but it might be nice to get this...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 10-18-2010, 06:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 483
Posted By King Friday
I've been keeping a quasi-journal of my Eclipse 3...

I've been keeping a quasi-journal of my Eclipse 3 over at MIAPG, here (http://www.miapg.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=2303&st=0). I have a similar journal on TPT, here...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 05-03-2010, 05:47 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 56,946
Posted By King Friday
Arrangement 1, by a long shot. Nice balance...

Arrangement 1, by a long shot. Nice balance without looking forced, and the lines all flow into one another. It would even work without the leftmost rock in the front row. Arrangement 2 is the...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 05-03-2010, 05:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,753
Posted By King Friday
Believe it or not, I was *this close* to making...

Believe it or not, I was *this close* to making this into a betta tank. A local shop had a huge shipment of Betta Coccina, and I was all set to go to do the tank as a single species showcase. It was...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 05-01-2010, 11:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,753
Posted By King Friday
I looked at an Edge, but the placement of the...

I looked at an Edge, but the placement of the lights seems too challenging for me. I don't see how you could grow anything out on the sides unless you significantly altered the aesthetics of the...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 04-30-2010, 11:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,753
Posted By King Friday
Thanks! It's fun spending time hunting around the...

Thanks! It's fun spending time hunting around the tank for good shots. Helps me see all the secret stuff the shrimp and snails are doing, too :cool:
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 04-30-2010, 11:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,753
Posted By King Friday
I'll try that. I tried cucumber and romaine...

I'll try that. I tried cucumber and romaine lettuce ... no luck. They'll eat the algae tablets, but it takes them a long time to find them and I don't like having that kind of food sitting in the...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 04-30-2010, 06:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,753
Posted By King Friday
Ok, time for an update! Things are going along...

Ok, time for an update! Things are going along well for the new CRS babies. They're elusive little guys so it's hard to take an accurate census, but I've counted at least nine babies at the two week...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 04-26-2010, 12:59 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,916
Posted By King Friday
Aha. I thought it might be a DIY cannister, like...

Aha. I thought it might be a DIY cannister, like others I've found on TPT. Thanks for the clarification!

Beautiful tank. This little gem is one of my biggest inspirations for my own system.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 04-24-2010, 03:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,753
Posted By King Friday
I love it! There are ups and downs, but mostly...

I love it! There are ups and downs, but mostly it's been a lot of fun. I get such a kick out of watching this little contained eco-system evolve over time. Breeding the shrimp has been the best part....
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 04-21-2010, 11:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 553
Posted By King Friday
I use a dropper bottle and dose 18 drops on...

I use a dropper bottle and dose 18 drops on Monday, then 4 drops per day Tues-Sat. I do a 50% water change on Sunday (no dosing), then start the whole cycle over again.

You can see my tank here:...
Forum: Equipment 04-21-2010, 08:13 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 12,857
Posted By King Friday
So, order online and do an in-store pickup. Many...

So, order online and do an in-store pickup. Many retailers offer this service.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 04-21-2010, 07:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,753
Posted By King Friday
Thanks! I'm not having a pond snail epidemic...

Thanks! I'm not having a pond snail epidemic (yet), but even so I'd probably avoid the assassin snails. Jury seems to be out on whether they also prey on shrimp.

I know my nerites like green...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 04-21-2010, 04:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,753
Posted By King Friday
Morainy, I was worried about the system given...

Morainy, I was worried about the system given some of the less enthusiastic reviews I had read here, but I plunged ahead anyway since I didn't want to spend a lot of money and I had this setup just...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 04-19-2010, 04:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,753
Posted By King Friday
Good news! Some time on Saturday/Sunday my...

Good news!

Some time on Saturday/Sunday my female CRS delivered her first babies. I noticed two babies this AM, though I saw that she was sans eggs yesterday AM (I assumed she had dropped the...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 04-15-2010, 11:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,753
Posted By King Friday
Heheh. She loves the tank and spends a lot of...

Heheh. She loves the tank and spends a lot of time checking up on the shrimp. I used to keep a number of tanks, including a 10 gal in our bedroom where I kept a breeding pair of Kribs. She obsessed...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 04-15-2010, 07:34 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,916
Posted By King Friday
Ditto on that. I also wonder if you could...

Ditto on that. I also wonder if you could illuminate for us how the cannister section is constructed?
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 04-15-2010, 07:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,753
Posted By King Friday
Oh my. I had to move Mr./Ms. Pond Snail out today...

Oh my. I had to move Mr./Ms. Pond Snail out today after I found six egg clutches. I took out all I could find, but of course I missed at least some of them, right? Looks like I'll be up to my ears in...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 04-14-2010, 04:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,753
Posted By King Friday
Thanks! I know the crypts are oversized, but I...

Thanks! I know the crypts are oversized, but I kind of like them, too. When I was a kid a friend of mine had a 29 planted with only crypts. They were so dense that they divided the tank into two...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 04-14-2010, 07:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,753
Posted By King Friday
Eclipse 3 -- my first tank in nearly 20 years

Been lurking here and reading for a few months or so, admiring all the beautiful aquaria and mining nuggets of knowledge along the way. I figured it was time to contribute something myself, so here...
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