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Forum: Aquascaping   Today, 02:23 AM
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Posted By Blackheart
Driftwood ideas

I got a couple driftwood pieces for my 55 that I like. Not really sure how do put them though, or if I even want to use both of them. Anybody got any ideas or suggestions?

Here's the first one...
Forum: Fish   09-26-2016, 01:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 217
Posted By Blackheart
That's crazy... Even crazier how the 40L would be...

That's crazy... Even crazier how the 40L would be the second best choice stocking wise after the 40B?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   09-25-2016, 11:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 157
Posted By Blackheart
Yes. I change the water weekly. And not really a...

Yes. I change the water weekly. And not really a fan of blackwater biotopes.
Forum: Substrate   09-25-2016, 11:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 100
Posted By Blackheart
Yeah dirt is out lol not trying to go that route

Yeah dirt is out lol not trying to go that route
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   09-25-2016, 10:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 157
Posted By Blackheart
Driftwood forever leaching tannins

Around the end of May, I found some pretty cool driftwood pieces so I put them in a huge tub to soak. Now they've been in there like I said since May and the water is still almost dark brown! It's...
Forum: Substrate   09-25-2016, 08:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 100
Posted By Blackheart
National Geographic black sand

I saw tons of this stuff at my local petsmart for dirt cheap. 25 pound bags. They're currently marked down to 5 dollars.

Anyone had experience with this stuff? I'd really like to try my hand in...
Forum: Lighting   09-25-2016, 05:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 96
Posted By Blackheart
Tank lighting

I'm considering setting up a 40 long planted tank. Dimensions are 48x12x16. Id like to be able to get a decent fixture for not a lot of money. Say around 100 bucks? Anybody have any ideas? Im not...
Forum: Fish   09-24-2016, 03:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 217
Posted By Blackheart
Possibly? That's what I was thinking since the 55...

Possibly? That's what I was thinking since the 55 still has more general water volume. Though 47% compared to 52% of the 55 isn't really much difference.
Forum: Fish   09-24-2016, 03:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 217
Posted By Blackheart
Interesting..

So... I have been looking at numerous different tanks lately and considering different options. I went to AqAvisor to check out the stocking calculations. Out of all the different sizes I put in, the...
Forum: Equipment   09-24-2016, 01:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 331
Posted By Blackheart
Lol really they're budget tanks? Yeah don't think...

Lol really they're budget tanks? Yeah don't think so. Maybe compared to more expensive branded tanks like rimless tanks. Other then that, no.
Forum: Equipment   09-21-2016, 08:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 331
Posted By Blackheart
I used to have a 56 column tank from Marineland...

I used to have a 56 column tank from Marineland which did have regular clear silicone. No problems with it at all though when I had it. It was a very nice tank. Both the tanks I'm considering from...
Forum: Equipment   09-21-2016, 09:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 331
Posted By Blackheart
Aqueon vs. Marineland tanks

So I've heard a lot of negative comments about Marineland branded tanks. I've heard lots of things about them springing a leak. But Aqueon I've never really heard anything negative hardly.

What do...
Forum: Lighting   09-20-2016, 03:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 112
Posted By Blackheart
Finnex 24/7 40B

how would a finnex 24/7 fixture fair with a 40b tank for low to medium lighting? Or would I be better off going with dual t8 trip lights? I think their like 25 watts each or something?
Forum: Lighting   09-19-2016, 03:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 127
Posted By Blackheart
Have you done this?

Have you done this?
Forum: Lighting   09-19-2016, 12:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 127
Posted By Blackheart
Lighting questions 48x12x16

So I'm thinking about using an Aquaticlife T5HO fixture over a 40 long which is 48x12x16. I know that is a lot of light though. 108 watts I believe.

Is there anyway possible besides raising the...
Forum: Substrate   09-18-2016, 09:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 165
Posted By Blackheart
Caribsea Supernaturals Sand

Anyone tried this before? How does this favor as a sand/substrate? I'm asking specifically about this product though. Not Pool filter sand or anything else like that. There is a petsmart by me going...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   09-18-2016, 03:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 572
Posted By Blackheart
Yeah leave them! Crypts are awesome. Definitely...

Yeah leave them! Crypts are awesome. Definitely my favorite plant. I plan on doing my next tank probably with mostly Crypts and a little Java fern.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   09-14-2016, 10:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 413
Posted By Blackheart
There is actually a local aquarium place by me...

There is actually a local aquarium place by me that makes them for only 65 dollars. 40L tanks I mean. And a LFS that usually carries them regularly for 130 dollars. Granted they are Marineland...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   09-13-2016, 12:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 413
Posted By Blackheart
Yeah it doesn't work like that with her lol She...

Yeah it doesn't work like that with her lol She thinks the tank is simply too big. We only have a small living room to put it in. And in all honestly, she's probably right no matter how much I would...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   09-12-2016, 02:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 413
Posted By Blackheart
I do really like the 55. It's been my favorite...

I do really like the 55. It's been my favorite tank honestly. I would love to have a 75, trust me, or even a 90! But my wife won't let me have a tank that big. Nothing bigger than 55-65 gallons.

I...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   09-11-2016, 03:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 413
Posted By Blackheart
There is also a LFS by me that carries an unusual...

There is also a LFS by me that carries an unusual tank that they called the 53 breeder. It is 36x18x21. Not as cheap as the 40B though, and there is a center brace on it. Another great thing about...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   09-11-2016, 01:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 413
Posted By Blackheart
40B vs 55

Recently I have really been tempted by the 40B Aqueon tanks at Petsmart for 40 bucks. I can't decide though. I really do like my 55 gallon, but I used to have a 40B back in the day and it was a very...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   09-11-2016, 12:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 304
Posted By Blackheart
Bow front tanks

I've never had a bow front tank before, but I'm considering possibly purchasing a 46 gallon tank. I do like the dimensions of the tank.

Pros and cons of bow front setups?
Forum: Lighting   09-10-2016, 05:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 136
Posted By Blackheart
T8 strip light for 40B

Anybody have an idea what kind of plants I could grow with a single T8 Strip light on a 40B? Could I get away with growing low tech plants such as Crypts and Java Fern?
Forum: Equipment   09-07-2016, 12:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 170
Posted By Blackheart
Canisters are unfortunately not an option for me....

Canisters are unfortunately not an option for me. I already have 3 Aquaclear 70 filters. I would like to be able to try one AC110 and maybe a powerhead just to see how it comes out.
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