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Forum: Tank Journals 09-28-2013, 03:49 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,727
Posted By Loco4Tanks
A LOT of trimming and a little rearranging. I...

A LOT of trimming and a little rearranging. I opened up the front and lined up some grass plants (sorry, still haven't learned the names) organized a few other plants and trimmed a lot of stuff down...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 09-20-2013, 05:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,267
Posted By Loco4Tanks
When I cycle with fish, I rely heavy on...

When I cycle with fish, I rely heavy on chloram-x or hikari ultimate. The latter is 100% safe at any dosage. I then only do water changes eod at 30%. I test for FREE AMONIA ONLYusing the lamotte...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-19-2013, 04:26 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 237
Posted By Loco4Tanks
Foreground/carpet plant that can take the heat?

I'm about to do a 65 gallon discus tank. I want the sophisticated, clean look of a lush green wall to wall carpet and cypress knees. The water temps will be in the mid 80's. Can DHG handle that? Any...
Forum: Lighting 09-19-2013, 03:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 711
Posted By Loco4Tanks
I think we're leaning toward brilliant blue or...

I think we're leaning toward brilliant blue or blue checkerboard... so I'd want to highlight the blues and green (for the plants). We're going to choose only one type of discus. I like the simple,...
Forum: Lighting 09-19-2013, 02:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 711
Posted By Loco4Tanks
Really? Nobody has a suggestion on lighting for...

Really?
Nobody has a suggestion on lighting for discus in a 24" tall , 48" long, 13" wide , 65gallon aquarium, with dwarf grass as a fore and mid ground then various taller grasses towards the...
Forum: Lighting 09-19-2013, 12:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 711
Posted By Loco4Tanks
Double bump!

Double bump!
Forum: Lighting 09-18-2013, 04:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 711
Posted By Loco4Tanks
*bump*

*bump*
Forum: Lighting 09-18-2013, 08:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 711
Posted By Loco4Tanks
I haven't decided on co2 yet. I may have to go...

I haven't decided on co2 yet. I may have to go with flourish Excel at first. I need to also, do more research on discus. I'm not sure how they handle co2,given they need such warm water. I would...
Forum: Lighting 09-18-2013, 08:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 711
Posted By Loco4Tanks
Color temp for discus/par for ground cover plants in tall tank

I have a tank 48"L x13"w x 24"t. I'm guessing 65gallons. Right now I have four large fancy goldfish. I'm thinking about converting it to a planted discus tank. My desired look is green ground cover...
Forum: Plants 09-18-2013, 07:12 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,393
Posted By Loco4Tanks
The water on top is enough. It keeps the ferts...

The water on top is enough. It keeps the ferts from escaping. In a riparium setup, you don't want excessive DOCs fouling your water and feeding algae below the plants,,, at least I don't. I want a...
Forum: Plants 09-18-2013, 07:01 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,393
Posted By Loco4Tanks
I can't find it on [Ebay Link Removed] Can you...

I can't find it on [Ebay Link Removed] Can you post a link?
Forum: Photography 09-17-2013, 03:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,163
Posted By Loco4Tanks
Fresh pics of the planted

Fresh pics of the planted
Forum: Photography 09-17-2013, 02:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,163
Posted By Loco4Tanks
Fresh pics of the riparium with the new light bar...

Fresh pics of the riparium with the new light bar installed
Forum: Photography 09-17-2013, 02:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,163
Posted By Loco4Tanks
Mostly no ebay links allowed. A couple from riparium supply. I...

Mostly no ebay links allowed. A couple from riparium supply.
I added a second light. Just underneath the plants pointing down at the substrate from above. Gives a soft white light to the foreground, with the...
Forum: Photography 09-17-2013, 02:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,163
Posted By Loco4Tanks
My turtle tank. Two razorback musks, a trio of...

My turtle tank. Two razorback musks, a trio of dalmatian guppies, an albino Cory cat and a green Cory cat plus one baby bullfrog.
Forum: Photography 09-17-2013, 01:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,163
Posted By Loco4Tanks
My new riparium More plants coming. I'm...

My new riparium

More plants coming. I'm going to suspend a centered planter with clips and fishing string.
Forum: Photography 09-17-2013, 01:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,163
Posted By Loco4Tanks
Three new koi from Purdin koi farm. A kohaku, a...

Three new koi from Purdin koi farm. A kohaku, a showa and a sanke(no sumi yet, but they swear it's a sanke) .
Forum: Photography 09-17-2013, 01:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,163
Posted By Loco4Tanks
My new 24" Dainichi Showa

My new 24" Dainichi Showa
Forum: Equipment 09-16-2013, 10:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 371
Posted By Loco4Tanks
Refills are $12... regular Co2 is tons cheaper....

Refills are $12... regular Co2 is tons cheaper. Not even close to being worth messing with.
Forum: DIY 09-16-2013, 07:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 787
Posted By Loco4Tanks
I just siliconed real river rock to the back of...

I just siliconed real river rock to the back of my mbuna tank
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-16-2013, 07:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 685
Posted By Loco4Tanks
You take the black plastic caps off and snake a...

You take the black plastic caps off and snake a gravel vac down the tubes.. seems easier than getting a ladder to clean the hanging ones
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-16-2013, 07:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 685
Posted By Loco4Tanks
cool aquariums

We've all seen coffee table, bed headboard and other over the top aquariums... but these two sold on a website with overpriced home decor are ones I could actually consider.
The hanging ones would...
Forum: DIY 09-16-2013, 04:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 787
Posted By Loco4Tanks
What he said ^^^^

What he said ^^^^
Forum: Plants 09-15-2013, 10:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,393
Posted By Loco4Tanks
Gush's website lists southern oaks aquatics as...

Gush's website lists southern oaks aquatics as the only american dealer,, but they don't carry the crystal pods... do you or anyone else have a source for them in the U.S.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-15-2013, 02:05 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 243
Posted By Loco4Tanks
the little things that make life easier

Amazon.com: Python Brass Snap Connector for Aquarium: Pet Supplies

Amazon.com: Lee's The Ultimate Faucet Adapter, Metal: Pet Supplies

These two items have made cleaning day a bit more...
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