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Forum: Tank Journals   01-11-2017, 11:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 450
Posted By Raaan
Day 11 update

Sorry for the delay. I was hoping to update a bit earlier than his, but my schedule ended up filling in a bit more than I anticipated.



Thanks very much.
I do have a lot of Anubias that will...
Forum: Equipment   01-06-2017, 07:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 229
Posted By Raaan
The plants seems to do well all in all. Those...

The plants seems to do well all in all. Those ones in the picture have been growing for a few months at this point. I'd say the spath is definitely the strongest of the three. The dracaena doesn't...
Forum: Equipment   01-03-2017, 07:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 229
Posted By Raaan
I've used the same cartridges for months on those...

I've used the same cartridges for months on those filters with just rinsing them, and never had an issue with them. I'd suggest getting the Fluval Edge prefilter sponge to replace the stock one that...
Forum: Equipment   01-03-2017, 06:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 505
Posted By Raaan
I don't know if you're still looking, but you...

I don't know if you're still looking, but you could also consider an AGA incandescent fixture with a screw in CFL. I've used them myself with pretty good success. It certainly isn't the prettiest...
Forum: Fish   01-03-2017, 05:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,308
Posted By Raaan
From what I've read and seen about Celesrichthys...

From what I've read and seen about Celesrichthys species is that wild caught specimen are generally extremely skittish, whereas captive bred examples are very bold and outgoing, and it does make...
Forum: Tank Journals   01-03-2017, 04:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 258
Posted By Raaan
You've fit that wood into the rockwork pretty...

You've fit that wood into the rockwork pretty perfectly.

Traditional scaping would suggest that hairgrass be in the back. I think it would be pretty interesting to use Rotala macranda or...
Forum: Substrate   01-03-2017, 02:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 493
Posted By Raaan
Thanks for the input. I ended up going with a...

Thanks for the input. I ended up going with a different topsoil; one with less organic material in it to cut down on excess nutrients, though it did take a lot of sifting.

The top layer ended up...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-03-2017, 02:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 231
Posted By Raaan
Okay, thanks for the input. I've decided to go...

Okay, thanks for the input. I've decided to go ahead and give it a shot and started a tank journal for it here....
Forum: Tank Journals   01-03-2017, 01:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 450
Posted By Raaan
125 Gallon New Year's Tank for Raaan

I haven’t posted about my tanks on this board in a very long time, but that doesn’t mean I’ve been out of the hobby. I’ve been taking my time setting this tank up, so there’s a bit of backlog before...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   12-30-2016, 08:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 231
Posted By Raaan
Stems with DSM? DSM on Large Tanks (125)?

I was thinking about going with the dry start method for 3 or 4 weeks on my new 125 gallon tank, but it seems most journals I've seen are for much smaller tanks, more like 10 or 20 gallons, and a 55...
Forum: Substrate   11-15-2016, 06:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 493
Posted By Raaan
Mineralized Topsoil Questions

I'm getting ready to start my first dirted tank using mineralized topsoil. I wanted to check with the good folks here and make sure I was on the right track. I'm following this guide:...
Forum: Tank Journals   08-26-2015, 05:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,719
Posted By Raaan
I didn't think CFLs put off anymore heat than...

I didn't think CFLs put off anymore heat than T8s. The hood would have an open back, and I could retrofit a computer fan to it, so I don't think it'll be too much of an issue. I briefly considered...
Forum: Tank Journals   08-25-2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,719
Posted By Raaan
Hey everybody, sorry about forgetting about this...

Hey everybody, sorry about forgetting about this journal. I know it's been a long time, but just in case your questions are still standing,
EvanB777, the filter is rather strong. It wasn't an issue...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   08-25-2015, 05:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 809
Posted By Raaan
He says later in the article that the aerobic...

He says later in the article that the aerobic sections of the basket are only a couple millimeters deep, and anything past that is anoxic. It would probably work with smaller baskets, but they would...
Forum: Fish   04-14-2015, 06:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,170
Posted By Raaan
Thanks for the quick replies. I had a feeling the...

Thanks for the quick replies. I had a feeling the black phantom tetras would be too nippy, which is a shame. He doesn't seem very high-strung, but the places I'd get the fishes from would take them...
Forum: Fish   04-14-2015, 03:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,170
Posted By Raaan
Tankmates for Betta in 40 Gallon Community

I have a halfmoon betta in my 40 gallon breeder along with 12 espei rasboras, 8 pygmy cories, 6 female cherry barbs, 6 Amano shrimp and a bristlenose pleco.

I want to add one more school of 10-12...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   03-24-2015, 09:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,091
Posted By Raaan
Has anyone kept CPOs with Amano shrimp and/or nerited?

I've been getting mixed info from research, so I'd like to know if anyone has experience mixing CPOs (the Mexican dwarf orange crayfish) with amano shrimp or nerite snails.
I know they eat small...
Forum: Fish   03-21-2015, 05:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 796
Posted By Raaan
Well, I got home from school and work and the...

Well, I got home from school and work and the white spot seems to have fallen out of him. I'm not sure whether to be relieved or very worried.
Forum: Fish   03-20-2015, 09:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 796
Posted By Raaan
Thanks for the input, everyone. From what I...

Thanks for the input, everyone. From what I remember, a salt bath is 1 tsp of aquarium salt to a cup of water, right?
Do I just plop him in the cup? How long should I leave him in there?
Forum: Fish   03-20-2015, 06:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 796
Posted By Raaan
My CPD has... a pimple?

Can anyone tell what this is? It looks kind of like a popped white head. Not sure how well that shows in the pictures. He seems fine. He's swimming like normal and eating. Should I separate him? What...
Forum: Tank Journals   02-02-2015, 10:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,719
Posted By Raaan
Current Status 02-02-2015 Equipment: Top...

Current Status 02-02-2015

Equipment:
Top Fin 40 Gallon Breeder
Marineland Penguin 350
Aqueon 150W Heater

Substrate:
60lbs CaribSea EcoComplete
Forum: Tank Journals   02-02-2015, 06:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,719
Posted By Raaan
Raaan's 40 Breeder Tank Journal

I moved recently, and it was apparent that I would not be able to keep my five tanks running (two display, one quarantine, one for breeding, one for shrimp). So I decided to combine my two display...
Forum: Substrate   01-27-2015, 06:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 768
Posted By Raaan
Yeah, it's normal. Actually, when Eco Complete...

Yeah, it's normal. Actually, when Eco Complete gets old, it doesn't smell like anything, so the rotten egg smell is how you know it's fresh. Yum.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-26-2015, 05:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 872
Posted By Raaan
The tank is near to a window. Thanks for the...

The tank is near to a window. Thanks for the feedback, guys.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-24-2015, 11:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 872
Posted By Raaan
Thanks for the advice and feedback, zerodameaon....

Thanks for the advice and feedback, zerodameaon. After some further reading, it seems Chamaedorea is actually a fairly popular choice for planted HOBs.

I went ahead and made a planter for mine...
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