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Forum: Fish 06-23-2014, 01:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 243
Posted By randpost
Is adding another species an option for you? ...

Is adding another species an option for you?

I have 11 CPD's with 10 Micro Rasbora and 12 Ember Tetras. At first the CPD's were timid and had trouble eating, but after a few days they started...
Forum: Lighting 06-16-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,192
Posted By randpost
I have two 30" 110 x .5w Beamswork fixtures....

I have two 30" 110 x .5w Beamswork fixtures. These are excellent fixtures. Even though the price is already cheap, you can submit a best offer and reduce the price even further on EEbay.
Forum: Plants 06-14-2014, 04:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 610
Posted By randpost
I plant in two leaf nodes. Most initial plantings...

I plant in two leaf nodes. Most initial plantings start growing horizontal and require no trimming. Those stems that do grow vertical I cut between leaf nodes leaving a two leaf node in the...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 06-10-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 144
Posted By randpost
I hear that Metracide 28 has surfacant in it. I...

I hear that Metracide 28 has surfacant in it. I also hear that the surfacant used isnt harmful to fish. I still went with a gallon of Metracide 14 to be safe and because the cost difference was...
Forum: Algae 06-09-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 398
Posted By randpost
Seriously, first castle ornament I've seen and...

Seriously, first castle ornament I've seen and said "I like it"

good job on the tank
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-09-2014, 05:40 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,670
Posted By randpost
Excel is 1.5% I believe/

Excel is 1.5% I believe/
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-07-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 438
Posted By randpost
Mine breed better in 74F or sub 75F. My breeding...

Mine breed better in 74F or sub 75F. My breeding was slower when I didn't chill my tank and my water was 78-80F although they still bred. Other than that, I try to keep TDS in the low 200's with a...
Forum: Lighting 06-07-2014, 03:23 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,497
Posted By randpost
Received my foam board and frosted film. ...

Received my foam board and frosted film.


Pictures:

Frosted film applied on glass and foam board angled to diffuse light, hide wires, hide the HOB and to stop light from escaping and flooding...
Forum: Equipment 06-06-2014, 02:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 305
Posted By randpost
+1 I've spilled solution multiple times from...

+1

I've spilled solution multiple times from my drop checker with no ill effect.
Forum: Fish 06-05-2014, 11:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 554
Posted By randpost
My reshipment of CPD's arrived today Priority...

My reshipment of CPD's arrived today Priority Mail. All 11 are alive and well.

http://i536.photobucket.com/albums/ff328/randpost/randpost088/20140605_154639_zps50abb447.jpg
Forum: Plants 06-05-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 610
Posted By randpost
Glosso is a stem plant. You can plant it without...

Glosso is a stem plant. You can plant it without roots . Each node will sprout two leaves and roots.

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Forum: Lighting 06-05-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,497
Posted By randpost
Only a wall behind the tank now. the frosted film...

Only a wall behind the tank now. the frosted film should be here tomorrow. will post pics when finished.

Thanks again for starting this thread. I wouldn't own this fixture, and I wouldn't have...
Forum: Lighting 06-04-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,497
Posted By randpost
I wired my lights to the fixture. 4 strips of...

I wired my lights to the fixture. 4 strips of 5050 RGB's ended up being perfect for me.

pictures of fixture:
...
Forum: Equipment 06-04-2014, 04:52 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,579
Posted By randpost
common morality?

common morality?
Forum: Plants 06-03-2014, 04:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 610
Posted By randpost
Yep, over a 20 long. I assumed it was high...

Yep, over a 20 long.

I assumed it was high light from comparing performance to an odyssea quad T5HO fixture. I could be wrong though. I don't own a par meter. Just my best guess.

What did your...
Forum: Plants 06-02-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 610
Posted By randpost
I use a Beamswork 30" 110x0.50W LED 6500K Plant...

I use a Beamswork 30" 110x0.50W LED 6500K Plant Fixture (Cost was 46.00 shipped) It is the 4th generation version

The light sits 10 inches from the substrate and is on 6 hours a day. I am not sure...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-02-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 198
Posted By randpost
Shrimp Love (they like it rough)

Video of my RCS mating.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VRLNvf-vNs&feature=youtu.be
Forum: Plants 06-02-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 610
Posted By randpost
I didn't have to train my Glosso carpet at all. I...

I didn't have to train my Glosso carpet at all. I propagated it to get a nice spread throughout my substrate and let it grow. A month later I had a full lush carpet with no trimming except around my...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-02-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,670
Posted By randpost
I dose 5ml diluted metricide daily in a 29g with...

I dose 5ml diluted metricide daily in a 29g with RCS. Same concentration as Excel. I have been dosing for the past 4 months. I crushed one Cherry with a piece of slate and I have sucked up babies in...
Forum: Lighting 06-01-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,497
Posted By randpost
Nice. Video demo! How much heat is generated...

Nice. Video demo!

How much heat is generated when all strips and fixture are running simultaneously compared to the fixture alone?


Here is what I will be doing: two strips for back lighting...
Forum: Equipment 05-31-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 367
Posted By randpost
twinstar nano

twinstar nano
Forum: Lighting 05-31-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,497
Posted By randpost
I decided to go with an RGB strip of 5050's to...

I decided to go with an RGB strip of 5050's to add a little bit of color. This fixture is growing glosso quickly, and far faster than my T5HO. Hopefully the 5050 strip will give me enough color.
Forum: Fish 05-30-2014, 04:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 554
Posted By randpost
I have a bottle I've never used. Great tip. I...

I have a bottle I've never used. Great tip. I will use it if the need arises. Thanks

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Forum: Fish 05-29-2014, 11:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 554
Posted By randpost
I received both of my online orders of fish...

I received both of my online orders of fish today.

The order with: Ember Tetras, Microdevario Kubotai, and Pygmy Cories arrived perfectly.

The second order from Ebay with: CPD's arrived with...
Forum: Fish 05-29-2014, 10:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 554
Posted By randpost
I used bottled ammonia to cycle and have my tank...

I used bottled ammonia to cycle and have my tank processing quite a bit daily. They should be okay. I will definitely monitor daily, thanks for the tip.
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