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Forum: Fish   02-09-2016, 02:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 282
Posted By mooncon
You really needed to start with bigger discus in...

You really needed to start with bigger discus in a planted tank I would say minimum of 4" if you have a 55gallon or better yet a 75 gallon you can put them in and keep up with your water changes you...
Forum: DIY   02-05-2016, 08:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 598
Posted By mooncon
Ive built stands for a 29 gallon a 55 gallon 75...

Ive built stands for a 29 gallon a 55 gallon 75 gallon and a 125 gallon and have never had a problem with any of them.I think for a 40 gallon tank all you people are over thinking it.A pocket hole...
Forum: Lighting   02-04-2016, 11:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 230
Posted By mooncon
I was looking at the dsuny the other night looks...

I was looking at the dsuny the other night looks like a bargain if there any good does anyone know anything about them.
Forum: Equipment   02-04-2016, 04:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 284
Posted By mooncon
I don't put glass lids on any of mine but I don't...

I don't put glass lids on any of mine but I don't run air pumps and have my spray bars turned down so I have very little surface movement.So getting water on them just doesn't happen.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-04-2016, 04:41 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,509
Posted By mooncon
Most people that fail with discus in a planted...

Most people that fail with discus in a planted tank start with1"to2" discus and end up with big bug eyed stunted football shaped discus.I guess if your tank is big enough you could be successful...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-04-2016, 02:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 237
Posted By mooncon
I have hard water also and ph about where you...

I have hard water also and ph about where you are.I can grow a lot of plants and when I get one that wont adapt to my water conditions I just find one that will.This is just my opinion but I try not...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-03-2016, 11:02 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,509
Posted By mooncon
I agree with everything discuspaul says, the...

I agree with everything discuspaul says, the problem most people have with discus is they try to save money on the most important thing,the discus.I have no experience with chicagodiscus but see some...
Forum: Lighting   02-03-2016, 03:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 347
Posted By mooncon
Ive got a 10 gallon with a beamworks 4th...

Ive got a 10 gallon with a beamworks 4th generation hi-lumen 50 it has 1650 lumen 0.5wattx33 6500k.I am growing downey,fissidens,redmoss,crypts,buce,cobomba,mermaid weed and a few more plants.Ive...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-22-2016, 11:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 434
Posted By mooncon
I hate scuds they are destructive in a shrimp...

I hate scuds they are destructive in a shrimp tank ask me how I know,ok since you asked I will let you know.Scuds love moss and a large population will eat it to a brown dead mess in nothing...
Forum: Tank Journals   01-20-2016, 06:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 716
Posted By mooncon
Ive got a piece that is about 4 feet long and...

Ive got a piece that is about 4 feet long and pretty tall and wide it took over a year for it to stay down on its own.It is a piece of bodark and very dense,i had to screw it to slate for it to stay...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   01-18-2016, 04:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 604
Posted By mooncon
On my 150 gallon discus tank I change 50% of...

On my 150 gallon discus tank I change 50% of water every week,the tank does have shrimp in the sump and some in the tank.I run co2 and it is heavily planted so it is very stable.The sump is huge and...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   01-18-2016, 12:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 604
Posted By mooncon
shrimp do not take changes well at all.you need...

shrimp do not take changes well at all.you need to check water perimeters
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-15-2016, 02:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 580
Posted By mooncon
I think a lot of people are missing the point...

I think a lot of people are missing the point they say there is a large seeded filter sponge to cycle the tank.I don't know how large the sponge is because peoples definition of large varies but if...
Forum: Equipment   01-15-2016, 03:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 500
Posted By mooncon
I have owned a lot of heaters over the years and...

I have owned a lot of heaters over the years and like everybody else have had my share of failures,with that being said I have had my best luck out of eheim.I do check my heaters in all 3 of my tanks...
Forum: Lighting   01-14-2016, 06:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 223
Posted By mooncon
I have a 75 gallon with a diy cfl light with 4...

I have a 75 gallon with a diy cfl light with 4 bulbs and in the back of the tank is a cheap led and it works very very well for me.This tank is a low tech low light growing machine.
Forum: Lighting   01-13-2016, 03:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 305
Posted By mooncon
What PlantedRich said if it aint broke don't fix...

What PlantedRich said if it aint broke don't fix it.
Forum: Lighting   01-06-2016, 03:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 226
Posted By mooncon
2x54 watt t5ho is a lot of light over a 75 gallon...

2x54 watt t5ho is a lot of light over a 75 gallon are you running CO2,do you ever run all 4 at once or just 2 at a time .How far above the tank is the light
Forum: Plants   01-04-2016, 09:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,031
Posted By mooncon
I have it in a low tech 10 gallon shrimp tank and...

I have it in a low tech 10 gallon shrimp tank and it does good.I put it in my low tech 75 gallon shrimp tank and it just wont take hold and grow,it is alive and my take off and start growing some day...
Forum: Plants   01-04-2016, 09:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 545
Posted By mooncon
I have it in a high tech and a low tech and it...

I have it in a high tech and a low tech and it grows well in both tanks just a lot faster in the high tech.
Forum: Fish   12-22-2015, 02:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 280
Posted By mooncon
Why would you go months without feeding it.

Why would you go months without feeding it.
Forum: Plants   12-12-2015, 04:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 169
Posted By mooncon
I would just use super glue gel and put it on top...

I would just use super glue gel and put it on top of the driftwood it will come back if it doesn't send me a pm and I will send you some as roak.
Forum: Fish   12-07-2015, 03:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 447
Posted By mooncon
like discuspaul said you made a lot of mistakes...

like discuspaul said you made a lot of mistakes you will probable end up with stunted discus in a planted tank.they need lots of feedings and big water changes when they are that small.your chances...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   11-30-2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 678
Posted By mooncon
What did you blow the 10k on the divorce lawyer

What did you blow the 10k on the divorce lawyer
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   11-19-2015, 02:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 621
Posted By mooncon
They are in a 75 gallon shrimp tank so there are...

They are in a 75 gallon shrimp tank so there are no predators to eat them.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   11-18-2015, 09:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 621
Posted By mooncon
I think scuds could live through a nuclear blast...

I think scuds could live through a nuclear blast I have them and cant kill them off fast enough
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