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Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 04-07-2008, 01:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 936
Posted By Mothi
Thanks everyone for the feedback. I guess I...

Thanks everyone for the feedback. I guess I should get a stem plant then. I will see what I can find. I assume something with many leaves or more leave surface area types? I know a few were...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 03-29-2008, 01:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 936
Posted By Mothi
Planning a 2.5g planted tank.

It has been a while since I have had a fish tank so I decided to go with a 2.5g planted tank. (Can't go back to making a tank with fake plants and ornaments.)

So far my plans are:
2.5 g Tank...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 10-08-2005, 12:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 526
Posted By Mothi
Planted Tank Question

I bought a bag of Eco-Complete. It is as fine as sand it seems. Anyways, how thick should the substrate be in my 5.5g tank? I know the article says 3" but in a small tank, that takes up a ton of...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 10-04-2005, 05:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,599
Posted By Mothi
I would not recommend people to keep dwarf...

I would not recommend people to keep dwarf seahorses with corals. Check www.seahorse.org for more info on them. Not to say it is not possible, it is just that the seahorses may not do well in the...
Forum: Substrate 06-12-2005, 12:45 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 13,401
Posted By Mothi
After reading this thread I am a bit weary about...

After reading this thread I am a bit weary about getting Eco-Complete. The only local fish store to me has 2 bags and both when I stirred the corners a bit showed milky substance in the bag... Does...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 06-09-2005, 06:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 738
Posted By Mothi
Lighting...

Is 1 13 watt Compact Fluorescent bulb enough for a 1g tank? Can I keep high light loving plants (mostly foregroup types) or can I only have medium light loving plants? If I add another 13 watter,...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 05-29-2005, 07:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 829
Posted By Mothi
I want upkeep to be simple as well as...

I want upkeep to be simple as well as accessability to doing cleanings. I also want a visually appealing tank without looking at the equipment, thus creating a back compartment for the filtration.
...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 05-29-2005, 05:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 829
Posted By Mothi
I was thinking of having the back part of the...

I was thinking of having the back part of the tank sectioned off for filtration. I am thinking of having a sponge and floss at least in the back compartment for remove debris. There will also be a...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 05-27-2005, 05:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 829
Posted By Mothi
questions on filtration

What type of filtration is needed for a good quality water in a small planted tank? You need to filter out the particles and provide surface area for beneficial bacteria to breed right? Do you need...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 05-19-2005, 11:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,102
Posted By Mothi
I might use petite anubias, but probably don't...

I might use petite anubias, but probably don't want java ferns. I think the type of plants I need will require more than just gravel.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 05-19-2005, 07:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,102
Posted By Mothi
Plans for a pico tank.

I want to make a pico planted tank for my desk. The smaller the better, but I do want it enjoyable to look at.

I am thinking of going with the Aquatic Gardens Mini-Life Aquarium One Gallon Kit. ...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 03-28-2005, 04:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 709
Posted By Mothi
The problem of putting the output CO2 line to the...

The problem of putting the output CO2 line to the filter is that it will make the filter sound horrible chopping up the bubbles making it not so relaxing to watch/hear. This can't be good for the...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 03-28-2005, 03:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 709
Posted By Mothi
Planning small tank questions

Just to introduce myself, I have had aquariums of various sizes from 2.5g to 150g FW (planted and fish only). I also currently have a 2.5g saltwater tank for a few months now. What I want to do is...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-30-2004, 09:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 350
Posted By Mothi
I have over 10 mangrove trees...well they only...

I have over 10 mangrove trees...well they only have a few leaves sticking out of the long seed with roots going down up to a foot long. I have had them since the beginning of the year. Some in...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-26-2004, 08:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 851
Posted By Mothi
So far the chink of wood I bought is still...

So far the chink of wood I bought is still floating, slightly. It is doing better sinking than last night though so I consider that a good sign. Just needs more work. :)
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-25-2004, 11:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 568
Posted By Mothi
Caridina serrata

Anyone keep these shrimps? I am planning a 5.5g planted tank (and also in the works setting up a 140g low light planted tank for my bichirs) and was thinking instead of fishes, I could get some...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-25-2004, 09:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 851
Posted By Mothi
It isn't really driftwood per say, but for the...

It isn't really driftwood per say, but for the lack of a better word, it is all I can do to describe it. The persons at the store said it was malaysian driftwood and I saw smaller chunks that looked...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-25-2004, 09:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 851
Posted By Mothi
wow, that was a quick response. :) I will...

wow, that was a quick response. :) I will definatley try what you recommend. It's going to go into the 20g when I can get it to sink. So far it is not floating as badly, which is a good thing. I...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-25-2004, 09:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 851
Posted By Mothi
Were you ever told you can't sink a driftwood?

I went to a petstore and found an awesome looking chunk of driftwood that I think will look great in my future 140g bichir tank... The thing is, two different clerics told me it is unsinkable... ...
Forum: Equipment 10-25-2004, 06:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 740
Posted By Mothi
But what size tank would that smaller reactor be...

But what size tank would that smaller reactor be for? The diy one is for what size tank? I was thinking of getting the Hagen canistor with ladder, but now rethinking if it works better.
Forum: Equipment 10-25-2004, 03:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 740
Posted By Mothi
Mini Vortex Reactor

Anyone have one of these? (The one I saw was from http://www.aquabotanic.com in the CO2 section.)

What side tank is this suited for? Is there a way to diy to make one of these?
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 10-24-2004, 05:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,330
Posted By Mothi
The thing is I already have a light fixture and...

The thing is I already have a light fixture and it fits the 5.5g tank not a 10g tank. I bought it from Dr.Foster&Smith. It has 2 18 watt 12" PC bulbs. And it seems all the bulbs I look at online...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 10-24-2004, 05:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,330
Posted By Mothi
Oh, didn't read the last part, but tell me if I...

Oh, didn't read the last part, but tell me if I did it right:


16" * 8.5" = 136"


30 LSI


136" * 30 LSI = 4080
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 10-24-2004, 05:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,330
Posted By Mothi
Now that I can understand. Thank you. :) ...

Now that I can understand. Thank you. :)

Here is another part that confuses me.


How do I apply this? But still confused how to figure out the above. Something about watts, lux, and square...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 10-24-2004, 04:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,330
Posted By Mothi
Can someone explain to me what his article is...

Can someone explain to me what his article is saying about lighting for small tanks in 'dummy' terms? I am totally lost.
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