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Forum: Tank Journals   01-21-2014, 05:51 PM
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Posted By helgymatt
Is this a maidenhair fern? How do you have it...

Is this a maidenhair fern? How do you have it planted?
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   01-21-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 523
Posted By helgymatt
Thanks everyone for your comments!

Thanks everyone for your comments!
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   01-19-2014, 08:18 PM
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Views: 523
Posted By helgymatt
Nerite snails ship priority?

Is it safe to ship olive nerite snails priority mail in the winter?
Forum: Equipment   01-15-2012, 03:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 590
Posted By helgymatt
here is the Yasha from AquaMedic -...

here is the Yasha from AquaMedic - http://reefbuilders.com/2011/03/11/aquamedic-yasha-nano-reef-tank/

Looks pretty cool!
Forum: Equipment   01-14-2012, 09:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 590
Posted By helgymatt
Yes - very nice. I like the NUVO 30 and 38. ...

Yes - very nice. I like the NUVO 30 and 38. Anybody running these with plants? I see the 30 is about $300.
Forum: Plants   01-14-2012, 09:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,917
Posted By helgymatt
I find that with plants like moss, crypts, ferns,...

I find that with plants like moss, crypts, ferns, anubias, etc you can go quite a while without much ferts till you see deficiency. The first thing I see is lighter color new growth on anubias.
Forum: Equipment   01-14-2012, 08:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 590
Posted By helgymatt
Cube Systems

What is out there for all-in-one cube systems? Ones with decent light, filtration, and sence to work well for planted tanks?
Forum: Plants   01-14-2012, 03:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,917
Posted By helgymatt
Great tank! It was easy to make the switch for...

Great tank! It was easy to make the switch for me too! Red plants are nice for a while, but one gets tired of all the work. I'm curious how you dose this tank? I have similiar setup of plants and...
Forum: Plants   01-13-2012, 12:41 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,917
Posted By helgymatt
I was actually amazed at how fast it can grow...

I was actually amazed at how fast it can grow under good light, ferts, and CO2!
Forum: Plants   01-12-2012, 11:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,917
Posted By helgymatt
Love it - in this tank the narrow leaf was great!...

Love it - in this tank the narrow leaf was great! It's hard to beat a plant that grows so well and looks so good without hardly any trimming or special care. Same is true for anubias, ferns, etc......
Forum: Equipment   01-11-2012, 05:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 571
Posted By helgymatt
antique "dry sink" aquarium stand

Anymore use an antique dry sink for aquairum stand. I'm thinking of doing that, but wonder if it will require any bracing or added support. Need to find one first.
Forum: Aquascaping   01-11-2012, 05:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 951
Posted By helgymatt
I will try to lower the fixture first. I'll add...

I will try to lower the fixture first. I'll add a shield if that doesn't do then consider bulding a canopy.
Forum: Tank Journals   01-11-2012, 05:28 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,253
Posted By helgymatt
It's been almost a year, but I'll answer your...

It's been almost a year, but I'll answer your question (sorry).
Still running the OC filter and panworld pump. I think the pump maybe adds a degree or two. Not much since it's not water cooled. ...
Forum: Tank Journals   01-11-2012, 05:26 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,253
Posted By helgymatt
Thanks - they are offsping of some wild peruvians...

Thanks - they are offsping of some wild peruvians from AngelsPlus. They have some amazing colors. Sad story is that I lost 4 of them shortly after they arrived due to stupidity (staining/varnishing...
Forum: Tank Journals   01-11-2012, 05:24 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,253
Posted By helgymatt
the plants are all still the same minus the...

the plants are all still the same minus the rotala and bacopa. Not a single stem plant anymore. Too much maintenance for me anymore. Love the mosses, ferns, anubias, and other rhizhome plants!
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Forum: Lighting   01-11-2012, 05:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 850
Posted By helgymatt
You mean an LED fixture to provide all the light?...

You mean an LED fixture to provide all the light? I have been out of the loop for a while on the forums - are there some good affordable LED lamps for planted tanks recommended?
Forum: Tank Journals   01-11-2012, 02:01 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,253
Posted By helgymatt
Thanks - the tank is so overcrowded now the...

Thanks - the tank is so overcrowded now the angles don't have much room to swim. Time for some thinning for sure!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-11-2012, 01:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 805
Posted By helgymatt
Something has been getting into my tank and it...

Something has been getting into my tank and it usually takes a long long time to go away. Any kind of painting and finishing woodwork in the house seems to start it off. Obviously kitchen odors are...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-11-2012, 12:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 805
Posted By helgymatt
aquariums in kitchen

Anyone have any trouble with their aquarium in kitchen area? My tank is constantly covered in surface scum and I'm starting to wonder if it might be due to cooking fumes/odors.
Forum: Tank Journals   01-11-2012, 12:45 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,253
Posted By helgymatt
This wood might go up for sale......

This wood might go up for sale......
Forum: Lighting   01-11-2012, 12:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 850
Posted By helgymatt
Rimless tank lighting in TV area.

I am about to move my 75 gallon rimless to my basement tv room. It will sit just next to the TV. I currently have a TEK fixture hanging over the tank. I'm concerned it will put off too much glare...
Forum: Aquascaping   01-11-2012, 12:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 951
Posted By helgymatt
Neat tank indeed. I have a similiar fixture to...

Neat tank indeed. I have a similiar fixture to that hanging over my tank now. Mine is a TEK and I like it, but I don't think it's going to work in my basement next to my TV. I think it will put...
Forum: Aquascaping   01-11-2012, 12:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 951
Posted By helgymatt
Double sided tanks

I'm thinking about moving my 75 gallon tank to the basement and use it as a room divider. Does anyone care to share some shots of tanks used this way to view from both sides? I was thinking...
Forum: Tank Journals   02-21-2011, 01:25 AM
Replies: 608
Views: 200,991
Posted By helgymatt
Really great Tom! I like the white foreground...

Really great Tom! I like the white foreground and the simpler, mass plantings. Wild discus are awesome.
Forum: Tank Journals   02-21-2011, 01:12 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,253
Posted By helgymatt
Here are a few update shots - I have two wild...

Here are a few update shots - I have two wild Peruvian (tank raised offspring) angels in the tank. Very beautiful fish! Their colors are amazing - photo does not do them justice. Sadly, I lost 4...
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