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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-11-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,447
Posted By Rider
A more sturdy stand is going to take up the same...

A more sturdy stand is going to take up the same amount of space as area of the tank. A 20L would not be as top heavy, but a stand with a wide base of support would still be safer. Since you have a...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   03-10-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 9,955
Posted By Rider
What kind of lights are those in the last photo? ...

What kind of lights are those in the last photo? If you haven't already, you need to put some of your projects in the DYI. This was such a totally enjoyable thread. I love nanos and the photos of...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   03-06-2014, 04:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 527
Posted By Rider
I have Ludwigia repens in mind. Just about all...

I have Ludwigia repens in mind. Just about all the leaves fell off at first, but new ones came back and it looks great. I also have Cabomba. The plant that is doing the best is Hydrocotyle sp....
Forum: Low Tech Forum   03-05-2014, 02:04 AM
Replies: 1,812
Views: 979,067
Posted By Rider
BigTom, that is a cool tank. What are the...

BigTom, that is a cool tank. What are the dimensions?
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   02-22-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 856
Posted By Rider
Nice set-up! I am definitely going to check out...

Nice set-up! I am definitely going to check out that light. Love that little tank.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   02-22-2014, 02:04 AM
Replies: 456
Views: 49,060
Posted By Rider
I am considering one of these tanks. I really...

I am considering one of these tanks. I really like the size. The only heaters I've seen on the thread have been a couple preset Tetra heaters. Are most of you running this tank without a heater?
Forum: Low Tech Forum   02-21-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 115,466
Posted By Rider
The vase in the video is about 35L which is about...

The vase in the video is about 35L which is about 9 gallons. That seems huge. The one I bought at Homegoods is 3 gallons and that seem big to me, but mine does have fairly thick glass.
Forum: Low Tech Forum   02-19-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 115,466
Posted By Rider
I shop Homegoods often, mostly for vases. You...

I shop Homegoods often, mostly for vases. You are so right about watching the prices go down. You can have two of the exact same item and they will be priced differently. I wanted to buy two of...
Forum: DIY   02-12-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 949
Posted By Rider
Here is the link to the sliding glass tops:...

Here is the link to the sliding glass tops: http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=42194
Forum: Substrate   02-12-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,060
Posted By Rider
Great find! I paid $5 for an 8.8L bag of Miracle...

Great find! I paid $5 for an 8.8L bag of Miracle Gro and I sifted out a lot. I just bought another bag, but I may go get a bag of the top soil to try. Are you planning on adding anything to the...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   02-12-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 115,466
Posted By Rider
JBrady, that looks greats! What are the...

JBrady, that looks greats! What are the dimensions on the base?
Forum: Fish   01-26-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,112
Posted By Rider
I have kept dwarf puffers, as well as figure...

I have kept dwarf puffers, as well as figure eight puffers in the past. I absolutely love them, but they are generally best in a puffer only tank. I tried ghost shrimp with them and they ripped...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-24-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,660
Posted By Rider
Considering the number that are flawed, maybe the...

Considering the number that are flawed, maybe the tanks they are selling for the dollar/gallon sale are the ones that fail the quality check.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   12-22-2013, 04:26 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,040
Posted By Rider
Here in Austin, it has usually been January and...

Here in Austin, it has usually been January and July for the tank sale.
Forum: Lighting   04-05-2012, 06:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 689
Posted By Rider
2.5 gallon light fixture

I use the following on several 2.5 gallon tanks:

http://www.petsmart.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2754547&lmdn=Fish

with this light:
...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   03-03-2012, 08:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,333
Posted By Rider
TJ Maxx usually carries that vase and they are...

TJ Maxx usually carries that vase and they are really inexpensive.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   06-03-2011, 08:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,437
Posted By Rider
I have been trying to decide how to divide either...

I have been trying to decide how to divide either a 15 gal or a 20L. I like the Poret foam, but at some point you would have to clean it and I guess remove it. I really like this set-up: ...
Forum: Substrate   06-03-2011, 07:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,605
Posted By Rider
I totally agree with the no rinsing. Set up two...

I totally agree with the no rinsing. Set up two nano tanks. The first one I rinsed and it seems to break it down and I get the little dirt clouds when I add plants. The second tank, I didn't rinse...
Forum: Equipment   06-03-2011, 07:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,440
Posted By Rider
Go to Petsmart reptile section and you can get...

Go to Petsmart reptile section and you can get the 10" Zoo Med Stainless Steel Feeding tongs (tweezers) for about $9.00. Have serrated tips and work great.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   05-29-2011, 06:15 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,885
Posted By Rider
Cockroaches?????? The first pictures remind me...

Cockroaches?????? The first pictures remind me of a flock of ravens or crows. Very Cool!
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   05-29-2011, 05:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 427
Posted By Rider
I was at the LFS yesterday checking out some new...

I was at the LFS yesterday checking out some new shrimp they had just received. They were a little stressed from the shipping and had no color. They put them in with the RCS and some Amano. I went...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   05-27-2011, 05:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,596
Posted By Rider
Love the tank! I have been looking at some...

Love the tank! I have been looking at some options to divide a 20 long. I did not plan to derim it, but your tank looks amazing. What measurements did you give the glass shop for the dividers? I...
Forum: Equipment   05-17-2011, 04:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 636
Posted By Rider
Take a look at the Eheim tanks. I have a lot of...

Take a look at the Eheim tanks. I have a lot of nano's, but I have kind of pieced them together as well. I am always looking at nano tanks. My LFS has nearly all the popular nano's set up. I...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   05-09-2011, 03:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 562
Posted By Rider
I think that snail deserves to be saved. Kind of...

I think that snail deserves to be saved. Kind of like the White House Turkey at Thanksgiving.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-09-2011, 03:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 943
Posted By Rider
What you have been doing is great! Just divide...

What you have been doing is great! Just divide your 29 into 3 separate spaces, or at least two to divide your yellow and RCS. Make sure you have enough filtration and keep your fish. Where are...
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