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Forum: Tank Journals 03-14-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,975
Posted By canlax
You did a great job! Take what you learned and...

You did a great job! Take what you learned and apply it to the next project whenever that is.
Forum: Aquascaping 03-13-2014, 01:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 473
Posted By canlax
How to properly trim stem plants

I recently set up this 55 gallon with a T8 shop light - as you can see a couple of the ludwigia stems are growing faster than the rest. I have seen some beautiful scaping in lots of tanks where the...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-07-2014, 11:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,733
Posted By canlax
Subscribed, looking forward to seeing your...

Subscribed, looking forward to seeing your progress!
Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-31-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,475
Posted By canlax
That is one option. There is also Metricide 14...

That is one option. There is also Metricide 14 which has a slightly higher concentration of glutaraldehyde which is essentially the key ingredient in Excel. Another option is buying bulk high...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-31-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,475
Posted By canlax
Glutaraldehyde may be an alternative worth...

Glutaraldehyde may be an alternative worth investigating to save on cost of excel.
Forum: Fish 01-28-2014, 10:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 929
Posted By canlax
http://i881.photobucket.com/albums/ac14/KyleLovesG...

http://i881.photobucket.com/albums/ac14/KyleLovesGabbyForever/IMG_1209_zps874cae68.jpg (http://s881.photobucket.com/user/KyleLovesGabbyForever/media/IMG_1209_zps874cae68.jpg.html)
Forum: Plants 01-28-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 308
Posted By canlax
Samesies. Let's see a picture!

Samesies. Let's see a picture!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-27-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,227
Posted By canlax
Dude, that's awesome. When are your parents...

Dude, that's awesome. When are your parents building a greenhouse for you?
Forum: Fish 01-27-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 826
Posted By canlax
One lesson quickly learned in fishkeeping is...

One lesson quickly learned in fishkeeping is NEVER buy fish on impulse. Do your research and you will be glad you did.
Forum: Fish 01-27-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 482
Posted By canlax
Just thought I would provide some feedback given...

Just thought I would provide some feedback given I have similar water parameters:

Rams haven't done well. If you want paired fish that spawns well I would consider Kribensis - mine have thrived...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-20-2014, 11:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 673
Posted By canlax
CO2 is costly for me too ($30 for 10lb) so when...

CO2 is costly for me too ($30 for 10lb) so when it ran out in less than a month a few months back I decided to just not refill it - tank went through a transition but honestly I am preferring it. I...
Forum: Fish 01-20-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 444
Posted By canlax
I can't believe I read incorrect information on...

I can't believe I read incorrect information on the internet! Thanks for clarifying all, I definitely have a male and female so I wonder if I should put some better caves in the tank to see how they...
Forum: Fish 01-20-2014, 02:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 444
Posted By canlax
I have 1 male and 1 female and have read they...

I have 1 male and 1 female and have read they don't start breeding until after 18 months or so - so I might in a short while, time will tell!
Forum: Lighting 01-20-2014, 12:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 428
Posted By canlax
Is it a CFL (compact florescent)?

Is it a CFL (compact florescent)?
Forum: Fish 01-20-2014, 12:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 444
Posted By canlax
Great bristlenose pleco close up shot

Just a great shot of my bristlenose pleco - about 18 months old.

http://i881.photobucket.com/albums/ac14/KyleLovesGabbyForever/IMG_1209_zps874cae68.jpg...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-16-2014, 12:04 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,873
Posted By canlax
how long of a photoperiod do you run on these...

how long of a photoperiod do you run on these tanks? Really beautiful work. I switched from co2 to no co2 a couple months ago and have been working on balancing the algae growth so curious how much...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-11-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 755
Posted By canlax
I just set up a 55 last week. I put a T8 diamond...

I just set up a 55 last week. I put a T8 diamond plate shop light on it - hopefully it is enough.
Forum: Tank Journals 12-20-2013, 12:36 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,513
Posted By canlax
I presume you have seen the frontosa tank of...

I presume you have seen the frontosa tank of Frank Mueller?
Forum: Tank Journals 12-20-2013, 01:12 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,513
Posted By canlax
Subscribed! Regarding leveling the tank -...

Subscribed!

Regarding leveling the tank - get some shims from a hardware store. Then put something on the floor between the wall and the back of the stand so it can't move any closer to the wall...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-10-2013, 01:59 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,374
Posted By canlax
Just an update on my tank - I neglected it for a...

Just an update on my tank - I neglected it for a couple months which meant no trimmings, fert dosing and no water changes. I continued to run CO2. Overall the tank remained healthy but my vallisneria...
Forum: Equipment 10-09-2013, 12:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 553
Posted By canlax
I run 2 1" returns - one in full use and the...

I run 2 1" returns - one in full use and the other as an emergency. They can take quite a lot of flow but the one thing I find is I do get a bit of noise from the water overflowing down the pipe if...
Forum: Fish 09-05-2013, 08:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 904
Posted By canlax
Kribs or GBR for sure. I have Kribs in a dirt...

Kribs or GBR for sure. I have Kribs in a dirt tank and they don't seem to mind - just need a couple spawning spots like a cave or heavily planted area.
Forum: Fish 09-05-2013, 08:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 266
Posted By canlax
I doubt it. I think Sterbai are actually a little...

I doubt it. I think Sterbai are actually a little bigger if my memory serves me correctly so their bioload could be higher - but probably still negligible.

1 Male Betta in a small community tank...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-05-2013, 05:17 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,678
Posted By canlax
Subscribed - I have a 210 gallon on my first...

Subscribed - I have a 210 gallon on my first floor as well so had to shore in the basement with jack posts. It has been full since January 2013 with no issue to date. I measure for deflection...
Forum: Photography 06-10-2013, 02:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 534
Posted By canlax
Very nice! How long has it been up and running?...

Very nice! How long has it been up and running? Left side looks like it could use some more growth. I really dig the way the right side is looking. Love the starfire glass too - I would imagine that...
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