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Forum: Low Tech Forum   11-25-2015, 10:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,234
Posted By sdylanh
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/images/pGallery/...

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/images/pGallery/pg_12657e.jpg

I custom built this tank 42" x 21" x 12", but it is low tech in the sense that I do not dose ferts or co2 and light is medium. I...
Forum: Tank Journals   11-22-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 729
Posted By sdylanh
Totally understand where you're coming from BHHB....

Totally understand where you're coming from BHHB. As a project-addicted husband and father of 2 kids under 4, I'll say that in the grand scheme of things building a tank wasn't as big of a project...
Forum: Tank Journals   11-22-2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 729
Posted By sdylanh
Having trouble getting high quality pictures that...

Having trouble getting high quality pictures that I'm able to upload, but here's a better shot of the full front as of this morning:

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/images/pGallery/pg_12657e.jpg...
Forum: Tank Journals   11-21-2015, 07:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 729
Posted By sdylanh
Thanks Mot, I recall admiring some of your tanks...

Thanks Mot, I recall admiring some of your tanks as well. And, I just looked at you're about me page prior to responding: Aquariums and Disc Golf. I've been an avid disc golfer since 2004. Play...
Forum: Tank Journals   11-21-2015, 07:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 729
Posted By sdylanh
Had some camera issues so I've been unable to...

Had some camera issues so I've been unable to update this, but finished construction on the tank a little over two weeks ago, here's how it sits today:
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Forum: Tank Journals   11-07-2015, 12:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 729
Posted By sdylanh
Custom 42 x 21 x 14

Finally stuck this tank together yesterday, we'll see in a few days if it holds water!

Tank dimensions are 42" x 21" x 14". Starfire front and sides, 3/8" thick glass.

More to come.
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Forum: Fish   10-22-2015, 01:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 613
Posted By sdylanh
I have around 10 flame green tetras in my 55...

I have around 10 flame green tetras in my 55 gallon. They have been a pleasant surprise after coloring up nicely. They are relatively active and shoal well at the surface. So far no jumpers...
Forum: Lighting   10-02-2015, 03:59 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 191
Posted By sdylanh
Suspend Planted+ 24/7?

I've been trying to find information on whether or not the planted+ 24/7 has a built-in or optional purchase suspension hardware with no success.

Can anyone who owns the light comment on this?
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Forum: Fish   09-16-2015, 11:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 883
Posted By sdylanh
I hate tops and don't plan to have one. Thanks...

I hate tops and don't plan to have one. Thanks for pointing me towards the chocolate puddle that tank looks great and I really like the chocolate gourami as well. I currently have some pearl...
Forum: Fish   09-15-2015, 12:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 883
Posted By sdylanh
Thanks for some great ideas and glad to get some...

Thanks for some great ideas and glad to get some positive affirmation on my choice of dimensions. I've become so bored with the options of my 55 gallon that has no front to back depth to work with.
...
Forum: Fish   09-14-2015, 07:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 883
Posted By sdylanh
Large shallow tank, single species stocking ideas

Good day all,

This fall/winter I'll be replacing my 4 year old 55 gallon community tank with a 65ish gallon shallow tank (48x24x12). I'm looking for good ideas for a single species tank.

I'm...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   09-12-2015, 05:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 171
Posted By sdylanh
Anyone have a planted 48" x 24" x 12" tank?

Hi all,

I'm upgrading and rearranging some spaces this fall/winter and am planning a new tank. I've ran a standard 55 gallon for years and for my next tank I want less height and depth.

A size...
Forum: Fish   01-07-2014, 10:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,113
Posted By sdylanh
Beautiful fish! How big is it/how big do they...

Beautiful fish! How big is it/how big do they get?
Forum: Algae   01-07-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 27,090
Posted By sdylanh
Thats one of the best analogies I've ever heard.

Thats one of the best analogies I've ever heard.
Forum: Fish   01-07-2014, 01:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 439
Posted By sdylanh
Surprisingly good schooling fish

It seems I always see threads asking about good schooling fish and I've tried a few different kinds myself. I've kept Rummynose, Harlequin Rasbora, Neons, White Clouds, and many other "common"...
Forum: Aquascaping   01-07-2014, 12:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,051
Posted By sdylanh
And some of those plants are 2 years old as well.

And some of those plants are 2 years old as well.
Forum: Aquascaping   01-07-2014, 12:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,051
Posted By sdylanh
Well this isn't a new tank, going on about 2...

Well this isn't a new tank, going on about 2 years. I seem to do a lot more with it when its cold outside. I just took this picturr with some temporary black trash bags as a background. Thanks to...
Forum: Aquascaping   01-07-2014, 12:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,051
Posted By sdylanh
Ive made some more progress--added some plants,...

Ive made some more progress--added some plants, removed some plants, shifted the wood around, and added one more wood piece. Believe it or not, all the wood in this picture is the same as the pics...
Forum: Fish   12-10-2013, 10:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 291
Posted By sdylanh
Yeah, I guess I'm asking more if anyone knows...

Yeah, I guess I'm asking more if anyone knows what the commercial fish farms charge that make up the bulk of a LFSs supply. Just curiousity really.
Forum: Fish   12-10-2013, 06:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 291
Posted By sdylanh
Margin on freshwater fish sales at big box and LFS?

Anyone know the general rule for markups on freshwater fish? If my LFS is selling cardinals and rummynose for $5, about how much are they paying their suppliers? I would imagine the markup is...
Forum: Aquascaping   12-04-2013, 12:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,051
Posted By sdylanh
Well I've decided to go a whole new direction and...

Well I've decided to go a whole new direction and have some pictures of a work in progress. I stumbled across another 55er that gave me some inspiration to go vertical with my existing driftwood. ...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   12-04-2013, 12:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 456
Posted By sdylanh
Any large beneficial snails that can co-habitate with assassins?

I know nothing about snails other than the fact that a little over a year ago I had an infestation of small snails that I quickly cleared up with a team of assassin snails. Those have thrived and...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   12-03-2013, 11:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,176
Posted By sdylanh
CPDs or Least Killifish.

CPDs or Least Killifish.
Forum: Aquascaping   11-29-2013, 07:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,411
Posted By sdylanh
You're giving me some nice inspiration here for a...

You're giving me some nice inspiration here for a makeover on my 55g. I am one of many that struggle with effectively scaping the wide and narrow footprint here, but I love the affect of the...
Forum: Aquascaping   11-29-2013, 02:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,051
Posted By sdylanh
Thanks for all the feedback. Sometime over the...

Thanks for all the feedback. Sometime over the weekend I plan to thin out some of the crypts in the front. The guys in the front middle are crypt petchii, and I do not expect them to get any taller...
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