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Forum: Fish 09-18-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 942
Posted By MadRiverPat
+1 on in increasing the number of congos. I feel...

+1 on in increasing the number of congos. I feel like their true beauty comes out when you have at least 6 of them.


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Forum: Lighting 09-04-2014, 10:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 471
Posted By MadRiverPat
Establishing a carpeting plant can be difficult...

Establishing a carpeting plant can be difficult without CO2 but there are many examples of people managing it on here, especially with the addition of DIY. As for the lights, the par for the finnex...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-04-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 688
Posted By MadRiverPat
First piece has a lot of character but could be...

First piece has a lot of character but could be difficult to incorporate. I really think you could use the second piece alone for a nice stump look, but it depends on what you were thinking for...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-25-2014, 04:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 324
Posted By MadRiverPat
Great looking tanks. Honestly you should be...

Great looking tanks. Honestly you should be giving advice with tanks that look that good. You've definitely got it figured out.
Forum: Aquascaping 07-23-2014, 04:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,657
Posted By MadRiverPat
+1 on the java fern. Needle leaf or trident...

+1 on the java fern. Needle leaf or trident varieties would look great without being too similar to your sword.
Forum: Lighting 07-17-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 219
Posted By MadRiverPat
The aquaticlife fixture puts out a decent amount...

The aquaticlife fixture puts out a decent amount of light. You may run into problems with algae with just one. If you are trying to stay at a low/medium light level you'd be better off hanging the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-11-2014, 02:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 307
Posted By MadRiverPat
I've heard that the liquid is a buffer and helps...

I've heard that the liquid is a buffer and helps maintain the bacteria in the sealed bag. I think its suggested that when starting a new aquarium that you should add the liquid and if adding to an...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-28-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,430
Posted By MadRiverPat
Thanks. Yeah I just didn't think the 2215 was...

Thanks. Yeah I just didn't think the 2215 was sufficient either. I have been considering just using a 2217 given how much flow I've got in the tank now, but I am guessing it will slow down a bit over...
Forum: Fish 06-27-2014, 04:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 676
Posted By MadRiverPat
I know the feeling you are having. Staring at an...

I know the feeling you are having. Staring at an empty 40 breeder makes you feel like the world is your oyster. I don't just do this with fish, but with plants, driftwood, rocks etc. I always buy...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-27-2014, 02:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 259
Posted By MadRiverPat
Breathe in, breathe out :icon_smil I know...

Breathe in, breathe out :icon_smil

I know that things can be frustrating but no need to criticize the forum community for not responding. Plenty of people could have read your thread and not known...
Forum: Equipment 06-26-2014, 04:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 470
Posted By MadRiverPat
I use the V3 regulator and originally didn't have...

I use the V3 regulator and originally didn't have a bubble counter originally. The needle valve is touchy enough that its easy to crank the CO2 without really noticing. It's a useful tool for dialing...
Forum: Fish 06-26-2014, 12:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 676
Posted By MadRiverPat
While I think you could do boesemanis in your...

While I think you could do boesemanis in your tank, due to their large adult size (I've seen some that were easily 4") and active nature I wouldn't suggest adding them to a community tank that is...
Forum: DIY 06-25-2014, 11:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 587
Posted By MadRiverPat
Great looking stand. Do you have any updated...

Great looking stand. Do you have any updated photos with the stand and tank?

p.s. I see you've got the jeep to match ;)
Forum: Tank Journals 06-25-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 932
Posted By MadRiverPat
Oh I have seen the green variation in my lfs...

Oh I have seen the green variation in my lfs before. The red is a great looking plant though. I'll have to keep an eye out for it.
Forum: Fish 06-25-2014, 04:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 676
Posted By MadRiverPat
I would agree that you can increase the size of...

I would agree that you can increase the size of both schools. 8-10 sterbai would be nice and you could easily do 20 cardinals/rummynose/etc.

from my own experience with cardinals in a 40 breeder,...
Forum: Algae 06-25-2014, 04:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 466
Posted By MadRiverPat
Just watched the video. I'd agree that you...

Just watched the video.

I'd agree that you have way too much light. I can't say for sure what your PAR would be but a photo period of 8 hours is usually ideal. Running all 8 bulbs at once should...
Forum: Fish 06-25-2014, 12:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 355
Posted By MadRiverPat
+1 on skipping the bumblebees. they are too small...

+1 on skipping the bumblebees. they are too small and will struggle among so many larger species.
Forum: Equipment 06-25-2014, 12:26 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 849
Posted By MadRiverPat
I am running a 2217 and a 2215 on my 40 breeder...

I am running a 2217 and a 2215 on my 40 breeder and its overkill. Id say a single 2217 would suffice.
Forum: Tank Journals 06-25-2014, 12:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 932
Posted By MadRiverPat
Been thinking about that actually. Haven't found...

Been thinking about that actually. Haven't found the right plant to add quite yet but I do think that the tank is in need of a good stem plant. I'm torn about whether I want to stick with greens or...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-25-2014, 12:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 932
Posted By MadRiverPat
This was my bedroom tank that never really met my...

This was my bedroom tank that never really met my expectations. After a few months of searching for the right pieces of driftwood and getting some local rocks, I decided to start this tank over from...
Forum: Lighting 06-24-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 168
Posted By MadRiverPat
The color setting they used is the yellow option....

The color setting they used is the yellow option. The original source is here (http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=379417) and the comment about the color is at the end of the first...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-23-2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,430
Posted By MadRiverPat
So a few more things have changed. Finally got a...

So a few more things have changed. Finally got a couple pictures uploaded showing the rocks that I added to the left side of the tank.
...
Forum: Aquascaping 06-22-2014, 05:17 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,974
Posted By MadRiverPat
Things were getting pretty tense... back to the...

Things were getting pretty tense... back to the OP, no matter what advice people give on this forum, I think the best way to learn is to give it a try for yourself. Everyone is still learning and the...
Forum: Aquascaping 06-22-2014, 04:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 326
Posted By MadRiverPat
Tape off an area that is the footprint of your...

Tape off an area that is the footprint of your tank and give it a shot for yourself. You will feel more confident that the final scape is what you want after some trial and error. Post some photos of...
Forum: Fish 06-20-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 439
Posted By MadRiverPat
+1 on stiphodons they have done really well...

+1 on stiphodons

they have done really well in my community tank and are a perfect size. My bumblebee is actually aggressive despite its small size, yet skittish during feeding time but my...
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