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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-04-2008, 09:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,532
Posted By BigB
i just use a replacement sponge for the aquaclear...

i just use a replacement sponge for the aquaclear power filter. ac 50 use the intake as a guide and cut a sligthly smaller hole then the intake size and slide it on. cost like 1.30:proud:
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-31-2008, 04:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 749
Posted By BigB
test kits are not needed, I have an amonnia and...

test kits are not needed, I have an amonnia and nitrate kit just to see when the cycle ends after, that I go by the smell of the water. A high nitrate tank smells way different then a low one....
Forum: Tank Journals   05-31-2008, 04:25 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 15,943
Posted By BigB
first one is a anubias looks like a batari, ...

first one is a anubias looks like a batari,

you can tell by the rhizome on it
Forum: Tank Journals   01-27-2008, 09:12 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 37,152
Posted By BigB
some day I am going setup a big square tank, My...

some day I am going setup a big square tank, My plan is using a Stump right in the middle though and it will be on a pedastool type stand and drilled on the bottom so it can be view from all four...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-27-2008, 09:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 518
Posted By BigB
just what vals do when they grow. If they are...

just what vals do when they grow. If they are jungle vals, they will grow like a weed. One plant will send out about 3-5 runners, each runner will send out 3-5 and it never ends if the nutrients are...
Forum: Tank Journals   01-09-2008, 11:11 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 22,754
Posted By BigB
I would put in alot of vals, and some anubias...

I would put in alot of vals, and some anubias plants on wood. The vals will suck up most nutrients that might cause algae are easy to maintain, very pretty in large tanks, And the anubias will look...
Forum: Tank Journals   10-06-2007, 02:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,655
Posted By BigB
For my 10gal beta tank, I let anacharis take over...

For my 10gal beta tank, I let anacharis take over the tank, The beta LOVES it! he sleeps on it constantly. The ground is covered in dwarf sag also.

In my 75gal I put it in the back corners, and...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   09-25-2007, 05:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 720
Posted By BigB
Lower the co2 in the tank, add alot of air stones...

Lower the co2 in the tank, add alot of air stones then lower the co2 input and bring it back up to the level you want it at with him in there

He is a big fish and will require more o2 then a small...
Forum: Tank Journals   09-13-2007, 04:59 AM
Replies: 533
Views: 378,280
Posted By BigB
my syno eupo is always zoooming around during...

my syno eupo is always zoooming around during lights on. Then retreats to relax in his cave now and then
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   09-04-2007, 02:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 472
Posted By BigB
Yea pearling just means the water has reached its...

Yea pearling just means the water has reached its o2 saturation limit. It means bupkis:tongue:
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   09-03-2007, 11:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 885
Posted By BigB
sticking your arm in the tank then washing it...

sticking your arm in the tank then washing it shortly after should have no ill effects, If your dosing stuff like Rid Ich or other medications i would avoid it.

But if your tank is fairly natural...
Forum: Tank Journals   08-29-2007, 06:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,072
Posted By BigB
LOL i take it you a fellow fish tank in the...

LOL i take it you a fellow fish tank in the bedroom and or bathroom? LOL

My kissing gouramis the big one "where is that little pink guy" the small one "oh god i hope he doesnt find me in the...
Forum: Tank Journals   08-12-2007, 06:33 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,332
Posted By BigB
if you can find 3-4 more of them sticks and...

if you can find 3-4 more of them sticks and attach them all to that rock or one other and make a pile of sticks it be cool
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   08-08-2007, 05:32 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 16,441
Posted By BigB
I chose planted over Reef for the large variety...

I chose planted over Reef for the large variety of fish that can be kept and the fact I like The flowing leaves and soft feeling a planted tank gives, Corals have a rough sharp pointy appearance and...
Forum: Tank Journals   08-07-2007, 11:24 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,245
Posted By BigB
Thats a great snail!! It will help combat the...

Thats a great snail!! It will help combat the brown algae once the population gets a decent size. I have tons in all my tanks and they never harm any plants. The initial outbreak in population size...
Forum: Lighting   08-04-2007, 07:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 682
Posted By BigB
I have two LED's about half way between the...

I have two LED's about half way between the center brace, One on each side It lights up everything but the corners at night
Forum: Lighting   08-04-2007, 03:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 728
Posted By BigB
well i have a coralife fixture and it does just...

well i have a coralife fixture and it does just fine growing plants, So my advice is get what you will be happy with. Ah supply will get more light into the tank but if ya not happy with it and its...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   08-04-2007, 02:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 314
Posted By BigB
I had potted plants numerous times, They tend to...

I had potted plants numerous times, They tend to get established a bit quicker then most. Just take your time and gently pick off the fiber from the roots, i have got pretty good at it and can get...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   07-31-2007, 10:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 391
Posted By BigB
It is not made from zeolite, its some form of...

It is not made from zeolite, its some form of rock material like a pumus stone. It does not remove nitrates or nitrites. Just provides glorious condo living and luxury real estate for the beneificial...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   07-31-2007, 03:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 391
Posted By BigB
It is the same as the ceramic rings, I use it on...

It is the same as the ceramic rings, I use it on my 75 in my xp2. Works GREAT! Has a significantly larger surface area for bacteria to grow on. I used pretty much a whole liter in two baskets. the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   07-31-2007, 01:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 556
Posted By BigB
Only fish i would worry bout jumping out is the...

Only fish i would worry bout jumping out is the barbs, the rest are fairly slow swimmers and crappy jumpers lol.

I perfer my versa tops because i hate evaporation so it keeps it at a min,
...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   07-29-2007, 10:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 630
Posted By BigB
if i won the lottery, I would buy a huge tank and...

if i won the lottery, I would buy a huge tank and use the biggest one they have!:icon_mrgr
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   07-29-2007, 09:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 630
Posted By BigB
The future of planted tank Lighting?!

Not sure what i was searching for when i came across this but seems like it might be a future lighting source for the planted/reef tank industry.

Natural sunlight via optical fiber cables or...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   07-29-2007, 09:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,261
Posted By BigB
Kissing gouramis and giant gouramis LOL if...

Kissing gouramis and giant gouramis LOL

if you have a big enough tank a kissing gourami loves to eat algae:icon_bigg
Forum: Tank Journals   07-29-2007, 07:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,936
Posted By BigB
I had a 5gal corner with the same bulbs, It took...

I had a 5gal corner with the same bulbs, It took a LONG time for them to outgrow it. It looked really cool with the leaves reaching the top. Should bee pretty nice looking once they all sprout leaves.
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