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Forum: Fish   12-17-2015, 10:00 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By fishboy87
Dave in the basement lksdrinker BettaBabe ...

Dave in the basement lksdrinker BettaBabe

I'm a sophomore at Boston College and I live on Long Island so it's about a 3-4 hour drive. The tank is relatively heavily planted but I do 50% water...
Forum: Fish   12-17-2015, 07:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 360
Posted By fishboy87
How long can my tetra go without food?

Hi!

I'm a college student and currently have a cardinal tetra and 3 otos in a 5.5 gallon relatively heavily planted aquarium. As of tomorrow, I will be leaving to head back home for winter break,...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   11-13-2015, 02:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 541
Posted By fishboy87
5.5 Gallon Planted Dorm Aquarium

Hi everyone. I had mentioned in my last activity on these forums that I was hoping to start a nano planted aquarium in my college dorm room. I'm currently a sophomore finance student at Boston...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-07-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 235
Posted By fishboy87
5.5 gallon in a college dorm

Hi everyone! I've been dormant for a long time on these forums, considering it's been a long time since I've had a planted tank of my own. All the tanks I used to have are now broken down because the...
Forum: Aquascaping   07-14-2011, 01:08 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,842
Posted By fishboy87
Try to make the slope more vertical to get the...

Try to make the slope more vertical to get the illusion of depth. If you're planning on iwagumi-related plants for a tank that size (like hc and glosso for example), they don't have deep root systems...
Forum: Fish   07-13-2011, 03:22 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,658
Posted By fishboy87
I have 2 semi-juvie angelfish in my 29 gallon...

I have 2 semi-juvie angelfish in my 29 gallon with 17 cardinals for 5ish months with only 1 cardinal that has died of unknown reasons. I'd say that then. . .
Forum: Aquascaping   07-12-2011, 06:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 748
Posted By fishboy87
probably making as much equipment (such as...

probably making as much equipment (such as heaters) inline as possible. Also, by using clear glass lily pipes in his aquariums and removing the equipment sometimes for photo shoots, he is able to...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   07-09-2011, 04:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 254
Posted By fishboy87
welcome back :)

welcome back :)
Forum: Tank Journals   07-05-2011, 10:00 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 10,600
Posted By fishboy87
pix?

pix?
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   06-26-2011, 04:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,007
Posted By fishboy87
well I had stopped dosing for a short amount of...

well I had stopped dosing for a short amount of time and 1 of my 2 light fixtures went out. I replaced that with a 48 watt t5ho fixture. However, before that point, everything was going extremely...
Forum: Lighting   06-25-2011, 11:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 538
Posted By fishboy87
Yeah, the T5's are actually within 2 inches of...

Yeah, the T5's are actually within 2 inches of the top of the water. I just wanted a quick midday burst from one of them. Since it is somewhat strong, I was just going to shorten the overall...
Forum: Lighting   06-25-2011, 08:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 538
Posted By fishboy87
29 gallon lighting question

Now that schools over and finals are out of the way, I can go back to focus on my tank which was just starting to see signs of algae after I stopped dosing and one of the fixtures blew.

Now I just...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   05-29-2011, 07:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,007
Posted By fishboy87
Well, I just got my spoons and ferts recently and...

Well, I just got my spoons and ferts recently and today is my water change day- thus triggering the start of my dosing schedule. I also just bleached the hell out of my diffuser (and washed it...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   05-27-2011, 10:01 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 6,788
Posted By fishboy87
green machine fert calculator

green machine fert calculator
Forum: Tank Journals   05-18-2011, 11:59 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 17,249
Posted By fishboy87
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Forum: Tank Journals   05-18-2011, 02:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,852
Posted By fishboy87
As far as the rocks you have, I think its fine....

As far as the rocks you have, I think its fine. However, you might want to consider further splitting up the hc into 'plugs' to cover a larger, more equally distributed area.What do you plan on for...
Forum: Tank Journals   05-17-2011, 08:26 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 10,600
Posted By fishboy87
Are you telling me you are so drained of cash...

Are you telling me you are so drained of cash from your apistos that you don't have the $ to get batteries?! :eek5::icon_wink
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   05-15-2011, 11:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,007
Posted By fishboy87
so I've been reading and altered it to my...

so I've been reading and altered it to my personal requirements(to my beliefs) and this is what I came up with.

Sunday: 33-50% water change, 1/32 GH booster, 1/32 CSM+B, 1/16 Iron Chelate...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   05-14-2011, 08:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 473
Posted By fishboy87
^^^^ yes ;)

^^^^ yes ;)
Forum: Tank Journals   05-14-2011, 05:32 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 14,705
Posted By fishboy87
german blue rams might be cool. they don't jump...

german blue rams might be cool. they don't jump as far as I know
Forum: Tank Journals   05-14-2011, 05:29 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,042
Posted By fishboy87
Is that a java fern in your substrate up front?...

Is that a java fern in your substrate up front? If it is, you might want to tie it to the wood like with the others since if their rhizome is buried they will most likely die.
Forum: Fish   05-14-2011, 05:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,842
Posted By fishboy87
If you do get a pair and have good water...

If you do get a pair and have good water conditions, it is not uncommon for the rams to spawn within a week of purchase (similar to what happened with mine when I had them). If you have any kind of...
Forum: Plants   05-14-2011, 04:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,901
Posted By fishboy87
Yeah, they start to send off some horizontal side...

Yeah, they start to send off some horizontal side shoots from the 'mother plant' (somewhat similar to blyxa japonica)
Forum: Tank Journals   05-14-2011, 04:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 452
Posted By fishboy87
Just a recommendation, you should try to switch...

Just a recommendation, you should try to switch to pressurized co2 soon unless your are really good about replacing the DIY, that T5HO will turn (and keep) your tank a green mess in no time.

Good...
Forum: Tank Journals   05-12-2011, 04:45 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 17,249
Posted By fishboy87
If I were to ever get that fixture, all four...

If I were to ever get that fixture, all four bulbs would only be on for a mid-day burst. But yeah, right now I consider my set-up somewhere between medium and high light.
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