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Forum: Tank Journals   10-31-2015, 04:57 PM
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Posted By gil_ong
Anyone have any suggestions for an Asian-themed...

Anyone have any suggestions for an Asian-themed shrimp tank?
Forum: Tank Journals   10-24-2015, 01:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,904
Posted By gil_ong
Wow. Very nice. Almost exactly what I had in...

Wow. Very nice. Almost exactly what I had in mind. May take a few years for me to make this happen.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   03-25-2013, 02:55 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,368
Posted By gil_ong
here's an update. tore down my 36g 2 weekends ago...

here's an update. tore down my 36g 2 weekends ago and put everyone in the vase.

temp solution until i get my 10g up and running. gave away plants, but did have these guys from some exchange or...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   03-16-2013, 09:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,078
Posted By gil_ong
Ah yes. Physically checked one out at the LFS...

Ah yes. Physically checked one out at the LFS today. Wife likes how it looks. But not thrilled about the price.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   03-16-2013, 01:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,078
Posted By gil_ong
here's what i have growing in the vase right now....

here's what i have growing in the vase right now. anyone have any idea what it is?

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8506/8561282564_a570557f81_h.jpg
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   03-15-2013, 08:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,078
Posted By gil_ong
thanks, Alaskan Fishface. i really like how...

thanks, Alaskan Fishface. i really like how you've set up the 6g. you dog looks so awesome!!

are you running an extra filter just because of the bio-load?
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   03-15-2013, 07:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,078
Posted By gil_ong
definitely not set on those two. they were just...

definitely not set on those two. they were just the ones that came to mind.

not really have a budget since i'm not really sure what else is available. would like to keep it cheap(ish) though, $100...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   03-15-2013, 06:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,078
Posted By gil_ong
Thanks, DefStatic. I'll definitely look into...

Thanks, DefStatic.

I'll definitely look into the 6-gallon Edge. i need to keep the thing small(ish) so that I can set it up on a side table.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   03-15-2013, 03:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,078
Posted By gil_ong
Need advice: downsizing to a nano

Hey guys, I've been pretty happy with my 36-gallon but now need to downsize. My wife and i have a 2-yr old now, and are expecting twins in June. So we need to make space.

have been looking at the...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   07-03-2012, 10:56 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,368
Posted By gil_ong
Yeah. Lesson learned about the beta. And...

Yeah. Lesson learned about the beta.

And yeah. I COULD have bought a real tank, but what's wrong with a vase? Kill Jamie? He's been in there since November.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   07-02-2012, 11:18 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,368
Posted By gil_ong
awesome. thanks.

awesome. thanks.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   07-02-2012, 11:17 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,368
Posted By gil_ong
yup. Jamie killed the other fish.

yup. Jamie killed the other fish.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   07-02-2012, 06:45 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,368
Posted By gil_ong
i see. any recommendation for root tabs? are...

i see. any recommendation for root tabs? are these to just help with start up? or do they need to be used on a regular basis?
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   07-02-2012, 06:06 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,368
Posted By gil_ong
i think i might have to shake things up again and...

i think i might have to shake things up again and add some flourite under the gravel.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   07-02-2012, 05:34 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,368
Posted By gil_ong
nothing right now, but i have a 2-gallon i can...

nothing right now, but i have a 2-gallon i can set up in a hurry if need be. i'm hoping they'll get along. not sure where i'll put this 2-gallon tank.

nothing at the moment. really need to get a...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   07-02-2012, 04:10 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,368
Posted By gil_ong
Completely tore down and redid Jamie's vase, and...

Completely tore down and redid Jamie's vase, and got him a girlfriend.

a little posturing between the two when i first introduced the female, but things have settled down nicely since. buried the...
Forum: Plants   07-01-2012, 06:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 30,813
Posted By gil_ong
i have a tank full of shrimp. will iron harm...

i have a tank full of shrimp. will iron harm them? or is that just copper?

also, is it really necessary to dose every other day on a regular basis?

i have a 1.5-yr old with #2 on it's way. you...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   07-01-2012, 06:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 325
Posted By gil_ong
thanks, mate. i'll jump in that thread,

thanks, mate. i'll jump in that thread,
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   07-01-2012, 05:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 325
Posted By gil_ong
Help a noob out

hey folks, so i've tried reading through several threads, and honestly, the more i read, the more my heads spins.

i have a 36-gallon quarter-round. it's got Miracle-Gro Organic Potting Mix covered...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   03-19-2012, 03:16 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,368
Posted By gil_ong
shouldn't have disturbed anything/much. i have a...

shouldn't have disturbed anything/much. i have a layer of gravel on the surface of the substrate.

maybe it's because it near a window. i've dialed back my light 2 hours. will see if it improves.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   03-02-2012, 12:37 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,368
Posted By gil_ong
koi, did two almost-full water changes on...

koi, did two almost-full water changes on wednesday night, filling it with water from my main tank.

i really should get on with a cover of some sort. jamie hasn't tried to kill himself, but i'd...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   02-29-2012, 11:48 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,368
Posted By gil_ong
very disappointed in myself. about 2 weeks ago,...

very disappointed in myself. about 2 weeks ago, trimmed everything down to let it regrow more evenly. haven't even LOOKED at the vase since the weekend. checked in on it today and saw this.
...
Forum: Plants   01-03-2012, 06:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 555
Posted By gil_ong
yeah. i've got algae on some of them.

yeah. i've got algae on some of them.
Forum: Plants   01-03-2012, 05:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 555
Posted By gil_ong
thanks, folks. they're doing well in my tank, but...

thanks, folks. they're doing well in my tank, but i was hoping they were asian. not sure what i was thinking when i picked them up.
Forum: Plants   01-03-2012, 12:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 555
Posted By gil_ong
plant ID v24392348.5.151

can anyone tell me what this is?

green on top, and red on the bottom of the leaves. red stems.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7151/6609535725_893e1bd002_z.jpg

thanks!
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