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Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-17-2013, 09:28 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 22,290
Posted By orion2001
Neat list MXX. Thanks! I was wondering the...

Neat list MXX. Thanks!

I was wondering the same thing. Oh well, I guess I should still be able to make a smaller list of plants that work with DSM...but as Hoppy mentioned, a lot of them don't...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-16-2013, 02:20 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 22,290
Posted By orion2001
You are very welcome. I'm glad it's helped you...

You are very welcome. I'm glad it's helped you and your friends :)


That leads me to another question Hoppy...do you have a list of plants that work well with the DSM? I checked Tom's website...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-14-2013, 06:47 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 22,290
Posted By orion2001
Thanks a lot Hoppy. Will read up on that and add...

Thanks a lot Hoppy. Will read up on that and add to the article. I agree about the low light comment, but the problem is that most of us don't have PAR meters, and probably 80-90% of PT enthusiasts...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-14-2013, 01:46 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 22,290
Posted By orion2001
Hi Hoppy, Yes, I do agree that a list of plants...

Hi Hoppy, Yes, I do agree that a list of plants would be beneficial. Unfortunately, I don't think I would be the best person to make that list as I have only had the one tank and I haven't been very...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-13-2013, 07:38 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 22,290
Posted By orion2001
Hey Hoppy and Tom, I don't know if you...

Hey Hoppy and Tom,

I don't know if you remember me from several years ago when I bugged both of you with lots of questions and tried my hand (very successfully!) at growing a dwarf hairgrass...
Forum: Plants 01-19-2010, 09:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,991
Posted By orion2001
Thanks a lot for the compliment sewingalot. I...

Thanks a lot for the compliment sewingalot. I still consider myself a noob when it comes to planted tanks. It;s just that when I started, I found lots of info on the forums here and elsewhere but...
Forum: Plants 01-07-2010, 03:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,991
Posted By orion2001
Hi there, I wrote that article for my...

Hi there,

I wrote that article for my website a while back and was pleasantly surprised to see it here and I thought I'd quip in with my own experience with DHG :).

DHG grows wonderfully even...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 09-01-2008, 05:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 12,400
Posted By orion2001
Well the tank is pretty much fully stocked if not...

Well the tank is pretty much fully stocked if not a tad bit over stocked. I have 6 betta girls as well as 3 otos in there. I don't really think I have room for any more. I guess I could get away with...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 08-28-2008, 08:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,226
Posted By orion2001
I was toying with the idea of getting Celestial...

I was toying with the idea of getting Celestial pearl danios at one point. Franks Aquarium carries them. Check the link below. I have read very good review about them.
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Forum: Low Tech Forum 08-28-2008, 12:20 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 49,404
Posted By orion2001
Hey, I don't know if you've come across this...

Hey, I don't know if you've come across this before but Vals do not do well with Excel. They have been known to melt in the presence of Excel. This is why I stayed away from them so far although I...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 08-28-2008, 12:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 12,400
Posted By orion2001
Haha, I hear you man. I had to wait almost 2...

Haha, I hear you man. I had to wait almost 2 whole months before I submerged my tank...that was really painful! In retrospect though I wouldn't have done it any other way. To grow out such a lovely...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 08-28-2008, 12:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 12,400
Posted By orion2001
I actually borrowed my roommates Canon Powershot...

I actually borrowed my roommates Canon Powershot S3 IS for taking these pics. It has an amazing supermacro mode for taking pictures up to 0cm focal length (meaning you can have the lens pressed right...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 08-27-2008, 08:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 12,400
Posted By orion2001
Well you guys convinced me to quit being lazy and...

Well you guys convinced me to quit being lazy and take some pics :). Here is a FTS along with a couple of macros of my betta girls. As you can see, the Java fern has been doing really well as has the...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 08-26-2008, 06:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 12,400
Posted By orion2001
The current 10watt bulbs are screw-in U shaped...

The current 10watt bulbs are screw-in U shaped bulbs although I had been using spiral bulbs previously (15watt and 20 watts during emersed growth). I might actually switch these 10watt bulbs to...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 08-26-2008, 08:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 12,400
Posted By orion2001
Thanks for all the compliments and comments guys....

Thanks for all the compliments and comments guys. Sorry for not replying earlier, grad school has been killing me these last couple of months! :)

Will, I do agree that the bettas do throw the...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 08-26-2008, 08:39 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 49,404
Posted By orion2001
Great tank! I've been in very much the same...

Great tank! I've been in very much the same situation as you, I spent a lot of time researching on planted tanks before getting into it and from your pictures and setup it seems like you did the...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 07-30-2008, 11:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 12,400
Posted By orion2001
Thanks a lot for the compliments guys. I'm glad...

Thanks a lot for the compliments guys. I'm glad you'll liked it. If you have any suggestions for the background/stems for my low-tech setup do let me know. I just finished moving my tank to my new...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 07-29-2008, 12:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 605
Posted By orion2001
I'd like to point out that your Java Fern...

I'd like to point out that your Java Fern probably didn't die due to the Excel. I have a huge amount of Java fern in my 10 gallon tank and it has responded amazingly well to Excel and fert doses....
Forum: Low Tech Forum 07-28-2008, 06:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 12,400
Posted By orion2001
10 Gallon Journal - "Betta Haven", my first planted tank

Hey Everyone,

I've been stalking these and other forums for many months trying to gather as much information as I could before I took a plunge into the planted tank world. So here are some pics...
Forum: Algae 05-27-2008, 07:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,324
Posted By orion2001
Hey, so the EM Pro box states that it is PURE...

Hey, so the EM Pro box states that it is PURE erythromycin. So no filler material in there. You dose exactly as much as you need to. They have some guidleines on the box (1/8 tsp per 10 gallons).
...
Forum: Algae 05-27-2008, 12:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,324
Posted By orion2001
I'm pretty sure that if you read the instruction...

I'm pretty sure that if you read the instruction pamphlet inside the maracyn packaging it says that for large tanks (over 50 gallons) you can go a little lower with the dosing and also that you don't...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-26-2008, 10:55 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 12,531
Posted By orion2001
Nice tank, however the rock arrangement looks way...

Nice tank, however the rock arrangement looks way too symmetric. Especially the too big rocks on either side of the mound. Also it might have been better to have the mount towards one side.
Forum: Fish 05-22-2008, 09:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 795
Posted By orion2001
You might want to post in some of the betta...

You might want to post in some of the betta specific forums on the net. You would probably get more responses as there are quite a few breeders on those forums. I dunno if I can post links to other...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 05-21-2008, 03:54 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 11,213
Posted By orion2001
Looks great! I would grow the moss on the wood...

Looks great! I would grow the moss on the wood till it covers the ends though. The chopped ends look a little unnatural and abrupt. Can't wait to see this fill out.
Forum: DIY 05-20-2008, 04:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,033
Posted By orion2001
That sounds good =). Also, you could put down a...

That sounds good =). Also, you could put down a sheet of neoprene or styrofoam under the tank (Cut to the tank size) so that if there are any imperfections in the plank, or it starts bowing at some...
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