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Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-21-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 203
Posted By tomfromstlouis
Muric acid works too. Strong stuff, so dose...

Muric acid works too. Strong stuff, so dose carefully with a dropper or some other measurable.

I did this to acclimate my wild caught altums to my tap water. After a few months I realized I no...
Forum: Fish 07-19-2015, 04:07 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,855
Posted By tomfromstlouis
This thread reminds me how many beautiful choices...

This thread reminds me how many beautiful choices for tank residents we have. I found myself nodding at many of the nominees that I am familiar with. It must be hard to go wrong. Surprised there were...
Forum: Fish 07-15-2015, 03:45 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,855
Posted By tomfromstlouis
All compliments should be rewarded. ...

All compliments should be rewarded.

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w188/SirDoofus/aquarium/tas37_zps4d39e358.jpg
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-15-2015, 03:28 PM
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Views: 177
Posted By tomfromstlouis
elephant aquarium

Not a planted tank, but the ultimate in aquarium fauna!

https://www.facebook.com/FOX5NY/videos/10153574810436320/?fref=nf
Forum: Fish 07-15-2015, 02:03 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,855
Posted By tomfromstlouis
Every king needs a queen: ...

Every king needs a queen:

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w188/SirDoofus/aquarium/tas44_zps43c96944.jpg


http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w188/SirDoofus/aquarium/tas23_zps4af3f28f.jpg
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Forum: Equipment 07-14-2015, 07:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 556
Posted By tomfromstlouis
I am noticing consistent shock and awe at 30"...

I am noticing consistent shock and awe at 30" deep tanks around here. Frankly I find it overblown. My 220 is 30" tall and a step stool allows my 5'10" frame to reach the substrate everywhere but...
Forum: Aquascaping 07-10-2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 555
Posted By tomfromstlouis
I like the main stone too, but it seems the other...

I like the main stone too, but it seems the other stones are not big enough to be the supporting cast.
Forum: Aquascaping 07-08-2015, 07:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 840
Posted By tomfromstlouis
No. I am saying you might be able to keep the...

No. I am saying you might be able to keep the vertical piece as it is if the surrounding rocks approach its height and make an overall mountain shape. Maybe not. Maybe the big rock should be...
Forum: Aquascaping 07-08-2015, 05:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 749
Posted By tomfromstlouis
I see four rocks and iwagumi uses odd numbers. A...

I see four rocks and iwagumi uses odd numbers. A fifth smaller one front left (say 7 o'clock) might balance things better. I like the ones you have so far.
Forum: Aquascaping 07-08-2015, 05:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 840
Posted By tomfromstlouis
Well, i will lean the other way. Yes the big rock...

Well, i will lean the other way. Yes the big rock looks lonely and unnatural standing on end, but it is also a nice punctuation IMO. What if you used some of those other rocks to make a mountain with...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-07-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 371
Posted By tomfromstlouis
I asked my move helper to respond. Here is his...

I asked my move helper to respond. Here is his response to the thread:

Tom,

Interesting reading. I love the opportunity to listen and learn from other experienced hobbyists.

I agree with...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-04-2015, 10:03 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,619
Posted By tomfromstlouis
I read the article and it seems to me that he IS...

I read the article and it seems to me that he IS using filters.

That said, his simple approach makes some sense and reminds me of the bare bottom approach discus breeders often use. If breeding...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-04-2015, 02:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 595
Posted By tomfromstlouis
What dissolved gasses are we worried about? ...

What dissolved gasses are we worried about?

I am no chemist, but I would be surprised if Prime's chemical effects were only temporary.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-01-2015, 09:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 371
Posted By tomfromstlouis
When I get around to cleaning filters, I too use...

When I get around to cleaning filters, I too use tap water, but on the sponge material only. I rarely rinse the biofilter material. And I only do one filter at a time and the tank has two.
Forum: Plants 07-01-2015, 09:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 286
Posted By tomfromstlouis
When I had a crinum I would only remove an entire...

When I had a crinum I would only remove an entire leaf at the base like you would a sword plant leaf. Trimming an end would only leave a brownish scarred leaf end - not attractive. This leaf removal...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-01-2015, 08:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 371
Posted By tomfromstlouis
I am using Flourite and I think scooping it all...

I am using Flourite and I think scooping it all up and laying it out again mixes the aerobic and anaerobic into less than ideal locations. That is, I buried many aerobic bacteria in the new setup....
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-01-2015, 07:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 371
Posted By tomfromstlouis
The filters were not on for ~48 hours. My...

The filters were not on for ~48 hours.

My tank mover helper and professional aquarium maintenance guy seemed to think they would be fine. Do you know, really truly know, that he is wrong about...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-01-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 21,538
Posted By tomfromstlouis
Sordid details here...

Sordid details here (http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=891434), but the move did not go well. I lost 3 of my 9 angels to an ammonia spike two days after the move, an event I simply...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-01-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 371
Posted By tomfromstlouis
Understanding my ammonia spike

I moved three tanks to my new office this past weekend (with help) and felt like everything was fine when I got to putting plants back into place. Wrong.

The second day after the move I come in to...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-22-2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 140
Posted By tomfromstlouis
Based on my 30 seconds of research the Koralia...

Based on my 30 seconds of research the Koralia 240 seems suited for nano tanks. Not sure if that is true but that does not sound like a big enough powerhead for a five footer. I think going a little...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-22-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 815
Posted By tomfromstlouis
A pictorial thread dedicated to the evolution of...

A pictorial thread dedicated to the evolution of a tank:

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=577761&highlight=
Forum: Tank Journals 06-21-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 21,538
Posted By tomfromstlouis
Okay, I am one week away from moving to a new...

Okay, I am one week away from moving to a new office (with a six year lease, no more moves!). I am thinking about fresh scapes for all 3 tanks and hoping to improve all 3.

In the big tank, scape...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-14-2015, 09:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 688
Posted By tomfromstlouis
I have injected co2 into my 75g tank for over ten...

I have injected co2 into my 75g tank for over ten years 24/7. My bubble rate is around 2bbs, certainly not more than 3, and I can grow most anything in there. Start lower than the 5 or 6 mentioned...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-13-2015, 02:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 257
Posted By tomfromstlouis
No wonder many who are new to the hobby have...

No wonder many who are new to the hobby have trouble. I guess it can't be illegal to sell poor ideas.
Forum: Aquascaping 06-12-2015, 07:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 510
Posted By tomfromstlouis
I like the concept of a bunch of rock with wood...

I like the concept of a bunch of rock with wood sprawling away from it. But I think the smaller rocks should be more a part of the central group; I doubt nature would throw them that far out. I...
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