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Forum: Aquascaping 06-23-2014, 12:26 AM
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Posted By peg
what to use for dividing sand and gravel?

i'm finally sick of my Fluval 12 gallon (soooo difficult to maintain) so i am moving on to a 20 gallon. i'm hoping to do a scape with a sandy beach and some mild terracing. i'm going for a rocky...
Forum: Aquascaping 04-16-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,658
Posted By peg
oh yeah--TOTAL NEWBIE mistake on the mondo grass....

oh yeah--TOTAL NEWBIE mistake on the mondo grass. i originally had cyperus helfri and it browned out so i was looking to replace it. saw the mondo grass at petco and grabbed it. was SO ticked off to...
Forum: Aquascaping 04-12-2014, 11:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,658
Posted By peg
the tank has grown in some and i'm really pleased...

the tank has grown in some and i'm really pleased with it. i have 2 dwarf puffers, some yellow cherry shrimp and a few large nerites. + 2 otos. the puffers are so much fun; i really recommend them to...
Forum: Algae 03-04-2014, 12:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 388
Posted By peg
yeah, it's too bad about the nerites. i ordered...

yeah, it's too bad about the nerites. i ordered them before i made a decision on the dwarf puffers. figured nerites would be safe with whatever i eventually chose :icon_frow. it took me weeks to...
Forum: Algae 03-04-2014, 12:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 388
Posted By peg
oh no! ok-- 12 gallon tank, (Fluval Edge,...

oh no! ok--

12 gallon tank, (Fluval Edge, worst tank EVER but it sure looks nice),
18W LED lighting (adding a 14W bulb fixture this week to increase watts)
lights on 12 hours a day
Co2 on 12...
Forum: Algae 03-03-2014, 11:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 388
Posted By peg
my 1st planted tank: baby tears are choking

hello all! i have been working on my 1st planted tank for about a month. my baby tears have perked up since the 1st few weeks after they were planted, and they look nice and green. BUT they are all...
Forum: Aquascaping 02-28-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,658
Posted By peg
no ADF's, dwarf (pea) puffer FISH

no ADF's, dwarf (pea) puffer FISH
Forum: Aquascaping 02-28-2014, 03:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,658
Posted By peg
the latest--with a few background plants. i plan...

the latest--with a few background plants. i plan to add more this week. finally decided on stocking with 2 dwarf puffers. so of course that meant i had to build and scape a tank just to breed snails...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 02-28-2014, 02:57 AM
Replies: 473
Views: 105,860
Posted By peg
my spec--a breeder tank for feeder snails, mostly.

my spec--a breeder tank for feeder snails, mostly.
Forum: Equipment 02-23-2014, 10:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 399
Posted By peg
should i be looking for any particular PSI? this...

should i be looking for any particular PSI? this regulator has two PSI gauges; one of them has a green area marked off but my needle is a bit past the green area?
Forum: Aquascaping 02-23-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,658
Posted By peg
here is the latest pic of the aquascape. i added...

here is the latest pic of the aquascape. i added a tall rock to the right back corner and pushed the tree down some more. i plan to paint that filter intake black; it's bugging me. i might plant some...
Forum: Equipment 02-23-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 399
Posted By peg
ok; all set up and nothing blew up :icon_conf. i...

ok; all set up and nothing blew up :icon_conf. i put on a new glass diffuser--is it supposed to have some water in in? i can see the bubbles moving through a small amount of water. also the water...
Forum: Equipment 02-23-2014, 05:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 399
Posted By peg
Thanks, Rich! That's exactly the type of info I...

Thanks, Rich! That's exactly the type of info I was looking for. I have two children under the age of 6 and while they are pretty good about not touching mommy's "fish stuff," I worry about the...
Forum: Equipment 02-22-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 399
Posted By peg
setting up Co2, safety concerns/guidelines?

hello! i purchased the Fluval regulator with the 3oz disposable tanks about 2 weeks ago and it was terrible. the regulator was impossible to adjust and the tank barely lasted a week. so i just got...
Forum: Aquascaping 02-17-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,658
Posted By peg
thanks, Raymond. i just dosed with excel after...

thanks, Raymond. i just dosed with excel after the water change:icon_excl. right now each clump looks half bright green and half brownish. hopefully all is not lost. i bought the moss on ebay from a...
Forum: Aquascaping 02-17-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,658
Posted By peg
ok; i lowered the tree as much as i could. it...

ok; i lowered the tree as much as i could. it looks better i think. also i draped the small tree across the creek bed to make it look like a dead fallen tree.it's not very high, but looks kinda cool....
Forum: Aquascaping 02-16-2014, 01:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 240
Posted By peg
here are two photos of the 5g planted tank--one...

here are two photos of the 5g planted tank--one pic without black film and one pic with:
Forum: Aquascaping 02-16-2014, 01:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 240
Posted By peg
i didn't paint the background of my tank--it's...

i didn't paint the background of my tank--it's acrylic and came with the black background. you can buy a removable cling type black background that doesn't cost very much--i used that on my 5 gallon...
Forum: Aquascaping 02-16-2014, 01:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 240
Posted By peg
looks great! i would put a black background on...

looks great! i would put a black background on it. i have an eheim filter on my reef tank which has a black background. i painted all the green filter pieces black and it looks amazing. i did a ton...
Forum: Aquascaping 02-16-2014, 12:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,658
Posted By peg
thanks for the feedback! @Raymond: the water is...

thanks for the feedback! @Raymond: the water is exactly 15". i know i'm pushing it with that for ADFs but i wonder if they would be better off here than in the 5 gallon? they were originally in a 20g...
Forum: Aquascaping 02-15-2014, 03:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,658
Posted By peg
new planted tank: something's off?

evening all,
here goes my first attempt at a planted tank aquascape. so far so good. i'm mostly pleased with the design, but something feels off to me. i was sort of stuck with the tall tank so i...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-11-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 335
Posted By peg
thanks so much for the feedback! do you think i...

thanks so much for the feedback! do you think i should add moss to the small tree or leave it bare? my original intention was to drape the branches over the creek bed and make it look like a fallen...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-11-2014, 03:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 335
Posted By peg
should i remove the small "tree" on the right?...

should i remove the small "tree" on the right? something about it looks "off" to me. when i first finished the 'scape i had just the large branch and it seemed like there was too much open space on...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-11-2014, 12:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 335
Posted By peg
cycling my 1st planted tank

i'm in the process of cycling my first planted tank (day #2). i have always used live plants in my aquariums but this is my 1st attempt at a full blown aquascape, Co2, etc. this site has been so...
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