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Forum: Fish 03-21-2009, 07:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,605
Posted By Solace
Tiger Barbs - Snail Destroyer?

is it me.. or do tiger barbs decimate snail populations? I have 8 of them in a 75 gallon aquarium, and not a single snail. The ones that do pop up,i see the tiger barbs viciously attacking them.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-15-2009, 04:33 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 253
Posted By Solace
Photos: The recovery after the Crypt Crash!

http://sonicwall.icomeanon.net/DSC_0591.jpg

http://sonicwall.icomeanon.net/DSC_0594.jpg

So the tank's recovered.. i added the rocks from my shopping adventure and some additional flourite..
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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-11-2009, 05:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 299
Posted By Solace
I understand they will grow back, unfortunatly...

I understand they will grow back, unfortunatly the only other plants I have in the aquarium is java moss.. Not sure the JM is going to maintain the balance in the 29g tank.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-11-2009, 04:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 299
Posted By Solace
was about a 10-15% water change, and yes.. it was...

was about a 10-15% water change, and yes.. it was in the evening about an hour or so before lights out. I didnt know that a lack of O2 at night, will cause crypts to melt...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-11-2009, 03:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 299
Posted By Solace
*sigh* The problems with crypts...

I've been very successful with crypts growing very fast in my 29g without co2, and with a ton of guppies and shrimp... Until this past weekend.

My 29g has crypts and javamoss... Well, I did a...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-10-2009, 10:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,699
Posted By Solace
I have an air pump i can put on it, no problems,...

I have an air pump i can put on it, no problems, and a nice diffuser wood piece. Change a few quarts of water every other week.. the shrimpies should do fine, no?

Edit: I was planning on seeding...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-10-2009, 08:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,699
Posted By Solace
no-filter shrimp tank

i have a 2.5g tank in the closet and i'd like to set it up as a shrimpery. Any suggestions on a very low light, no filter shrimp tank? :)
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-10-2009, 07:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 537
Posted By Solace
it's a 75gal tank.. been setup for about 18...

it's a 75gal tank.. been setup for about 18 months. I yanked out a ton of overgrowth Saturday and added some different fish. It's been neglected for a while.

I have a 65w X 4 light fixture and...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-10-2009, 06:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 537
Posted By Solace
The score at petsmart & home depot

Last night I went out to get some more rocks and substrate... Petsmart had one bag of flourite left,but it had a tear and about 15% of it had spilled out. They told me if I bought some fish, they'd...
Forum: Fish 02-08-2009, 11:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 628
Posted By Solace
I did a water change yesterday.. They dont seem...

I did a water change yesterday.. They dont seem to be short of breath, just.. sitting right under the surface kinda lethargic. When I did my water change yesterday I did NOT add ferts.

It's kinda...
Forum: Fish 02-08-2009, 08:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 628
Posted By Solace
I've turned off the CO2 early this morning when I...

I've turned off the CO2 early this morning when I noticed the problem. About 2 hours ago I hooked up a bubbler and they are still at the surface.

I actually WANTED to migrate away from the fish...
Forum: Fish 02-08-2009, 08:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 628
Posted By Solace
Fish acting funny

Friday I picked up some new fish from a trusted source, and i aclimiated them to the water with a drip method, and placed them in the tank. 5 yellow labs and 2 tiger barbs.

I cleaned up my tank...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-24-2008, 09:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 720
Posted By Solace
Anyone have suggestions on plants that _wont_...

Anyone have suggestions on plants that _wont_ grow to reach the surface for midground plants inbetween the vals and the grass?
Forum: Tank Journals 01-24-2008, 07:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 720
Posted By Solace
CAnt really tell all that much, but in the right...

CAnt really tell all that much, but in the right corner is a big driftwood stump.. I think i might take some closeups of that area, because its really a great area.

Some inhabitants..

50+...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-24-2008, 07:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 720
Posted By Solace
Solaces 75... 4 months after planting

http://www.guildsolutions.com/75/Full%20Aquarium%20001.jpg

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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-19-2008, 04:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 432
Posted By Solace
I had my reactor horizontal.. could that have...

I had my reactor horizontal.. could that have been my problem?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-19-2008, 03:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 432
Posted By Solace
Like 2-3/second.. it would build up over a...

Like 2-3/second.. it would build up over a period of a week or so, and then the whales would come out..
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-18-2008, 01:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 432
Posted By Solace
Rex made me one, but I never put any bio balls in...

Rex made me one, but I never put any bio balls in it.. its just a reactor without media in it.. I guess that could have something to do with it.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-17-2008, 02:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 432
Posted By Solace
Best non-inline co2 difussion method for 75g?

So I got an inline reactor and it ended up being noisy, sounded like a bunch of beached whales sloshing around.. figured it was also a waste of CO2.. I went back to the wooden diffisures and my...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 09-16-2007, 02:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 738
Posted By Solace
my cat just passed away in my arms.

She got really sick suddenly and this morning she passed away. She was just a year old. She was a very, very loving and great kitty. She will be missed.

God bless you Sophie...
Forum: Plants 08-30-2007, 01:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 341
Posted By Solace
I cut my hairgrass after it started growing. not...

I cut my hairgrass after it started growing. not before.

how far apart you plant them really depends on how quickly you want it to fill in. I planted mine 3-4" apart and it took 3-4 months to...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 06-21-2007, 01:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 590
Posted By Solace
so a 3 day blackout really does an aquarium...

so a 3 day blackout really does an aquarium good.. it seemed to have killed nearly all of the algae in the tank. all forms of it..

including the greenwater.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 06-17-2007, 09:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 590
Posted By Solace
well I wrapped the entire aquarium in dark blue...

well I wrapped the entire aquarium in dark blue towels, and put a cover overtop and turned off the lighting and co2.. I put an air pump in the aquarium to hopefully keep the o2 levels high enough...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 06-16-2007, 03:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 590
Posted By Solace
*screams* I can't get this 75 gallon to stablize - Green water now

I've been dealing with green water the past week and I'm not quite sure how to get rid of it.. Suggestions?

I've tried cutting the lighting back to 4 hours a day, at 50% lighting capacity.. i've...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-23-2007, 03:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 634
Posted By Solace
Tank seems to be stable again after doing 2, 50%...

Tank seems to be stable again after doing 2, 50% water changes in a row. I toothbrushed most of the brown algae off before doing the water changes, as to remove it from the tank physically as well as...
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