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Forum: Fish 05-24-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,063
Posted By sadchevy
I don't think others will say it but I know most...

I don't think others will say it but I know most think it. Have you tried leaving your tank alone and just enjoy it. Quit changing things. Quit chasing water parameters. The main reason fish loose...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-24-2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 251
Posted By sadchevy
From looking at the picture closer, I would sat...

From looking at the picture closer, I would sat its decomposing wood. Is that area of the wood soft in the center?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-24-2015, 03:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,011
Posted By sadchevy
After it clears up I'll see how good of light I'm...

After it clears up I'll see how good of light I'm getting with the 6 bulb fixture. I know I'll most likely swap in 2 of the reddish plant bulbs. Nana petite would look good on the wood, I just don't...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-24-2015, 03:39 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,011
Posted By sadchevy
Added substrate and driftwood. Now to decide on...

Added substrate and driftwood. Now to decide on plants.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-19-2015, 09:41 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,011
Posted By sadchevy
Tom your Altums are amazing and you are spot on...

Tom your Altums are amazing and you are spot on with accentuating the height. Tinngg? wanna come do maintenance for me? .......LOL
I'm leaning towards Rosy barbs and Peppered corys. Maybe a couple...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-18-2015, 10:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,011
Posted By sadchevy
All good ideas. Paludariums just aren't my thing....

All good ideas. Paludariums just aren't my thing. Don't get me wrong, I have seen some awesome examples. Angels would be a perfect fit for this tank but I already have angels in another tank. I'm not...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-18-2015, 03:01 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,011
Posted By sadchevy
This tank is 30 inches to the bottom. Even with a...

This tank is 30 inches to the bottom. Even with a good stretch, it's shoulder deep. It's going to be a challenge to figure out what to plant. For the background , I have water sprite and crypt...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-18-2015, 01:13 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,011
Posted By sadchevy
Shouldn't be but a few days for this water sprite...

Shouldn't be but a few days for this water sprite to fill up the tank. Now what? Maybe a pair of mermaids?:)
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-17-2015, 11:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,011
Posted By sadchevy
free 150g tall tank....what would you do?

I got this tank and stand free. What would you do with it? I also picked up 2 high bay lighting fixtures that hold 6 t8 bulbs. The fixtures can run 2, 4, or 6 bulbs at a time.
Forum: Tank Journals 04-25-2015, 02:06 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,882
Posted By sadchevy
There haven't been any changes on this tank...

There haven't been any changes on this tank lately. I'm still kicking around the idea of making it a built in. On other fronts, my kitchen tank is doing great. I also picked up a "FREE" 150g tall...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-11-2015, 02:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,343
Posted By sadchevy
The windshield chip filler idea would work. The...

The windshield chip filler idea would work. The stresses on a windshield vs. aquarium are very similar, just in different ways. Windshields are laminated not just for safety, but to be able to take...
Forum: Substrate 03-29-2015, 07:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 241
Posted By sadchevy
Neither one has any appreciable CEC. Most sands...

Neither one has any appreciable CEC. Most sands are inert quartz and BDBS is coal slag. Higher CEC will come from clay based substrates.
Forum: Substrate 03-29-2015, 07:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 996
Posted By sadchevy
Looks to be regular pool filter sand. Pool filter...

Looks to be regular pool filter sand. Pool filter sand will vary in color due to local sources of sand. What makes it good for aquariums is that it has a uniform size which keeps it from compacting....
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-29-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 534
Posted By sadchevy
For more ideas about what others have done with...

For more ideas about what others have done with large tanks, check out the 6 foot plus club thread. There is a link in my signature. It's become a good place to see what everyone else with large...
Forum: Equipment 03-15-2015, 04:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 287
Posted By sadchevy
Topfin is made by AGA from what I understand. If...

Topfin is made by AGA from what I understand. If it was me, I'd spend the extra bucks on the Topfin.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-14-2015, 01:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 811
Posted By sadchevy
Magfloats IMO are overpriced. For the price of...

Magfloats IMO are overpriced. For the price of one that will actually work well on thick glass, I can buy a lifetime supply kitchen sponges with the scrubby stuff on one side. The sponges work great...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-14-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 390
Posted By sadchevy
If the crack is in the trim around the top, its...

If the crack is in the trim around the top, its most likely never going to cause a problem. The plastic trim shrinks with age and being restricted by the glass has a tendency to crack. Th reason the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-14-2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 214
Posted By sadchevy
Most medium sized cichlids are going to at least...

Most medium sized cichlids are going to at least try to eat anything that looks like food. They may go after small dart frogs that are in the water. A better option may be dwarf cichlids like...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-07-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,202
Posted By sadchevy
Driftwood from local waters is fine as long as...

Driftwood from local waters is fine as long as you know its a fairly clean water source. As for prep, wash it really well, maybe spray with bleach and let air dry for a few days to get rid of any...
Forum: Lighting 02-23-2015, 11:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 261
Posted By sadchevy
The 4 bulb t8 fixture you posted is gonna be a...

The 4 bulb t8 fixture you posted is gonna be a ton of light. You could probably get away with a 2 bulb shoplight. Just get 6500k bulbs.
Forum: Lighting 02-23-2015, 11:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 292
Posted By sadchevy
Yes they are in brooder lamps and I have since...

Yes they are in brooder lamps and I have since changed all bulbs to 23w 6500k cfl's.
Forum: Lighting 02-22-2015, 09:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 292
Posted By sadchevy
I run 3 23 watt cfl's in 8 inch brooder lamps on...

I run 3 23 watt cfl's in 8 inch brooder lamps on my 125g. Plants I have grow just fine. No CO2, just STS substrate. You can see it in my journal, link is in my sig below.
Forum: Equipment 02-20-2015, 02:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 429
Posted By sadchevy
My 125g uses 2 rena xp3's. Some people look at...

My 125g uses 2 rena xp3's. Some people look at gph as the standard for filtration, "it says its good for 200gph" or "its rated for a 200 gallon tank", more important is turnover rate, as in how many...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-20-2015, 02:00 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,170
Posted By sadchevy
For all those who don't know about...

For all those who don't know about it.........there is the 6 foot plus club thread. Lots of us have large tanks and hopefully we can adding to the club thread. The link is in my signature. Please...
Forum: Algae 02-09-2015, 10:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 367
Posted By sadchevy
I have found that staghorn shows up in my tanks...

I have found that staghorn shows up in my tanks when I've been lazy about cleaning the filters. It goes away in a couple days after cleaning. As for the BBA and hair algae, I can't give you a good...
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