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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-08-2016, 02:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 208
Posted By Blackheart
it definitely is. like I said, I used to have one...

it definitely is. like I said, I used to have one when I had a 40B and it was very sturdy.

I was lucky enough to some how get it for 12 dollars though while the dpg sale was going on. I think it...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-08-2016, 01:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 208
Posted By Blackheart
Yeah definitely don't do that. You would be sorry...

Yeah definitely don't do that. You would be sorry you did when your 40B tank comes crashing down lol

If you want a cheap stand, look here. I used to have this stand for my old 40B tank.

Petco...
Forum: Aquascaping   02-07-2016, 10:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 268
Posted By Blackheart
I don't know if this is anything like what your...

I don't know if this is anything like what your referring to, but there is a user on here who has helped me inspire this idea.
...
Forum: Aquascaping   02-07-2016, 12:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 268
Posted By Blackheart
Island aquascape

I'm thinking about tearing out everything in my tank and adding a different substrate, and totally rescaping everything into an island aquascape.

I'm thinking about using a lot of rocks and...
Forum: Plants   02-07-2016, 12:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 155
Posted By Blackheart
Java fern and other easy plants

I'm thinking about trying a very low tech low maintenance tank with just Java Fern, Anubias and other easy growing plants. Are there any suggestions for easy plants besides those 2 and the different...
Forum: Fish   02-06-2016, 10:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 311
Posted By Blackheart
I have to say, after watching the Rummy-Nose...

I have to say, after watching the Rummy-Nose Tetras ever since I've got them in a bigger school, they are awesome and I might re-home the Neons in favor of them. Their colors have also brightened up...
Forum: Tank Journals   02-06-2016, 03:44 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,055
Posted By Blackheart
Very natural looking tank. Makes me want to setup...

Very natural looking tank. Makes me want to setup a 38 gallon more so than I already do.
Forum: Fish   02-03-2016, 12:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 311
Posted By Blackheart
I usually do a 50% water change every other week....

I usually do a 50% water change every other week.

Actually, the cories are already quite social and don't really seem to hide much. Should I bring their numbers up to 10? I'm still debating about...
Forum: Fish   02-01-2016, 03:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 311
Posted By Blackheart
55 gallon stocking

In my 55 gallon tank, I currently have...

14 Neon Tetras
12 Rummy Nose Tetras
6 Panda Cory Cats

What do you guys think, do I have room to add more Neons? I was thinking about bumping their...
Forum: Fish   01-30-2016, 09:22 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 83
Posted By Blackheart
40 high stocking

I'm considering setting up a 40 gallon high tank. This particular tank is 36x12x20. Some brands label it a 38 gallon where others just call it a 40.

How could I stock this? I'm thinking a couple...
Forum: Equipment   01-24-2016, 06:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 645
Posted By Blackheart
Now I'm also worried about the Eheim as well...

Now I'm also worried about the Eheim as well because today not long after I plugged it into the tank, there has been a burning smell coming from the living room which is where the tank is at. I have...
Forum: Equipment   01-24-2016, 06:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 645
Posted By Blackheart
Thoughts on heaters

So what are your thoughts on heaters? I have been using one for the past year an Aquatop branded heater. Recently it burnt out on me. This this the normal expected life span of a heater? Or should a...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-24-2016, 05:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 676
Posted By Blackheart
Yeah I agree. Though I do like the dimensions of...

Yeah I agree. Though I do like the dimensions of the 55, I feel like how tall my 55 is isn't really evened out. I feel like it would be better at 18-19 inches tall. I have an Aqueon and it's 48x13x21...
Forum: Tank Journals   01-23-2016, 04:10 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,963
Posted By Blackheart
Loving your tank! People complain about 55 gallon...

Loving your tank! People complain about 55 gallon tanks being difficult to scape, but yours looks perfectly natural!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-19-2016, 12:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 676
Posted By Blackheart
That was actually the tank I was trying to setup...

That was actually the tank I was trying to setup before my 55 gallon. But, I swear I had bought a tank from each different Petsmart in this area and they all had bad seams. Never had any luck with...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-19-2016, 03:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 676
Posted By Blackheart
Yeah the dimensions would be just right IMO. Not...

Yeah the dimensions would be just right IMO. Not even Petsmart carries Top Fin branded tanks by you?



I would actually consider that quite a bit as well. That's almost a 200LB difference.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-18-2016, 05:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 676
Posted By Blackheart
I actually know of someone else on here in MI who...

I actually know of someone else on here in MI who has a 45L. has a journal about it too and it's an awesome tank
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-18-2016, 04:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 676
Posted By Blackheart
Well, from what I gather, the silicone jobs on...

Well, from what I gather, the silicone jobs on the larger top fin branded tanks are a lot better and a lot more solid looking.

I appreciate the thought but yeahh definitely too much work for me...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-18-2016, 03:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 676
Posted By Blackheart
Top Fin also has a 50G tank which the dimensions...

Top Fin also has a 50G tank which the dimensions are 48x12x19 or something like that. I really liked that as well but the quality of their product line is questionable since every tank I purchased...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-18-2016, 01:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 676
Posted By Blackheart
If I switch out tanks, I more than likely will....

If I switch out tanks, I more than likely will. It is definitely a good looking tank! Btw what are the dimensions on your 45L tanks?

http://i.imgur.com/aiQLTjt.jpg
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-17-2016, 10:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 676
Posted By Blackheart
Yes I know. The lack of depth doesn't really...

Yes I know. The lack of depth doesn't really bother me though.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-17-2016, 10:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 676
Posted By Blackheart
40L vs 55g

Recently me and my wife have been considering moving to a mobile home community. I'm not entirely sure how much support there would be for a 55 gallon tank, but I was toying at the idea of making it...
Forum: Substrate   01-16-2016, 11:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,039
Posted By Blackheart
I did actually have great success with Eco...

I did actually have great success with Eco complete in the past though. I'm thinking about just using plain gravel with the Osmocote tabs. I've heard a lot of good things about them. Do they come in...
Forum: Substrate   01-16-2016, 08:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,039
Posted By Blackheart
I'm actually considering switching my tank out to...

I'm actually considering switching my tank out to Eco Complete and than just topping it with plain gravel.

My only issue is I'm not sure how much gravel to complete ratio that I would need. I'm...
Forum: Substrate   01-16-2016, 08:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,039
Posted By Blackheart
I spent the entire just rinsing Flourite when I...

I spent the entire just rinsing Flourite when I first got it outside with my garden hose and it still didn't clean it entirely. And not true entirely. Any time I've ever used plain gravel, I've never...
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