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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-31-2015, 08:37 PM
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Views: 144
Posted By TLE041
3" is deepest I'd put in any size tank. More than...

3" is deepest I'd put in any size tank. More than that and you're risking developing anaerobic pockets.

Also, keep in mind that over time all your sand will eventually mix in with the black...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-31-2015, 08:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 169
Posted By TLE041
It'll be covered with biofilm and algae so it's...

It'll be covered with biofilm and algae so it's not noticeable.
Forum: Plants 05-31-2015, 03:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 328
Posted By TLE041
Definitely a 'yay' from me. I was never a fan of...

Definitely a 'yay' from me. I was never a fan of the original flavor java fern. The big leaves covered in black spores just makes it look diseased and malnourished. It's less noticeable on the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-19-2014, 12:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 840
Posted By TLE041
I'm in Canada too, and I've had two ADA tanks...

I'm in Canada too, and I've had two ADA tanks shipped from AFA in San Francisco to here without any problems. The tanks were very-well packed. Shipping was quite expensive, though.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 09-16-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,898
Posted By TLE041
Cool looking tank, but the only thing those LEDs...

Cool looking tank, but the only thing those LEDs can grow is the fake plants that come with it.

If you're looking for an all-in-one that could handle low-light plants, for a few dollars more, look...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-28-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 983
Posted By TLE041
Sand waterfalls... Done right:...

Sand waterfalls...

Done right: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jMqNg_k9Io

Done wrong: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQe2BoLEdog
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 08-27-2014, 12:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,619
Posted By TLE041
Progress after two weeks: ...

Progress after two weeks:

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3887/15045194631_17c999f167_b.jpg

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3876/14861533679_4a9f6090ce_b.jpg
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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-22-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 860
Posted By TLE041
The easiest carpet plants would be a moss (other...

The easiest carpet plants would be a moss (other than Java) tied to stones.


Maybe, if you had a few decades to wait for it to fill in. Crypt parva is a reaaalllllyyy slow grower.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 08-21-2014, 12:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,619
Posted By TLE041
Here's a picture update of the tank 8 days after...

Here's a picture update of the tank 8 days after planting...

As expected, all the existing foliage have died off and all the foliage that's currently visible is new growth. Growth at this stage is...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-20-2014, 11:15 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 9,369
Posted By TLE041
Great work so far! Nice to see another Canadian...

Great work so far! Nice to see another Canadian on here. I've made purchases from most of the retailers you listed as well.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 08-20-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,362
Posted By TLE041
What light is that? DHG is a high tech plant...

What light is that?

DHG is a high tech plant that requires high light and CO2, so I'd forget about growing a carpet without those.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-16-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 370
Posted By TLE041
I also had that in my Aquasoil the last time I...

I also had that in my Aquasoil the last time I did an HC dry start. It all died when I flooded the tank.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 08-13-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,619
Posted By TLE041
Thank you! It's a piece of clear plastic...

Thank you!


It's a piece of clear plastic from a blister packaging cut to size.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 08-13-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,619
Posted By TLE041
Arrow My ADA Mini-M Iwagumi

Hi all,

On a whim this past weekend, I decided to take my ADA Mini-M set-up out of storage and get back into the hobby after a few years break.

Components are:
- ADA Mini-M
- ADA Solar Mini...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-23-2012, 11:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 933
Posted By TLE041
For the filter I'd spend a few dollars more and...

For the filter I'd spend a few dollars more and get an Eheim 2217.

Here's a more attractive light for half the price: http://www.fishneedit.com/150w-metal-halide-pendant-lig.html
Forum: Tank Journals 01-19-2012, 09:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 12,184
Posted By TLE041
It's been a week since I've flooded the tanks so...

It's been a week since I've flooded the tanks so I think it's about time I update this thread with some pictures.

Mini-L

The HC carpet is just about completely filled in now. It'll be ready for...
Forum: Plants 01-19-2012, 12:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 628
Posted By TLE041
I remember that tank and reading that it was E....

I remember that tank and reading that it was E. vivapara. I'm 100% sure.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 01-14-2012, 06:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,873
Posted By TLE041
Ghost shrimps can be quite agressive and may harm...

Ghost shrimps can be quite agressive and may harm the other shrimps (especially if they're smaller). I'd skip them.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-05-2012, 01:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,332
Posted By TLE041
Check out the Journal...

Check out the Journal (http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/tank-journals-photo-album/) section of the forum to see examples of other members' Mini-M. It's a pretty popular tank.


I'm sure the OP...
Forum: Tank Journals 12-31-2011, 09:11 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 20,249
Posted By TLE041
Why is your hanger so tall?

Why is your hanger so tall?
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 12-30-2011, 01:54 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,358
Posted By TLE041
Awesome shrimp Frank. I need to place another...

Awesome shrimp Frank. I need to place another order with you.

Finish those shipments to the States already!
Forum: Lighting 12-29-2011, 04:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 680
Posted By TLE041
Isn't the light in the new Edge just LED bulbs...

Isn't the light in the new Edge just LED bulbs instead of halogen ones? Hagen even sells the bulbs on its own for people with old Edges to "upgrade". The basic fixture minus the moonlight should be...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 12-25-2011, 03:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,252
Posted By TLE041
That does look identical to Dymax IQ3s (1...

That does look identical to Dymax IQ3s (1 (http://www.amazon.com/Dymax-IQ3-Acrylic-Aquarium-Black/dp/B004K80R6K), 2...
Forum: Tank Journals 12-24-2011, 08:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,165
Posted By TLE041
Amazing looking tank! Is this the 120P that comes...

Amazing looking tank! Is this the 120P that comes with a built-in overflow? This is the first time I've seen in it action.

Personally, I'd remove all the rocks. They look out of place. The...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-22-2011, 01:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,740
Posted By TLE041
Those come with all ADA tanks. I'm sure you can...

Those come with all ADA tanks. I'm sure you can find someone who's not using theirs for a RAOK.
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