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Forum: Tank Journals   06-08-2012, 04:29 PM
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Posted By Sharp
Thanks - I'm really liking this one so far....

Thanks - I'm really liking this one so far. Here's hoping all the plants do well. I've got a pair of cockatoo apistos and a small school of trilineatus corys that will be going in there. I'm...
Forum: Tank Journals   06-08-2012, 01:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 619
Posted By Sharp
So, there was a shipping issue, and nothing got...

So, there was a shipping issue, and nothing got here when I wanted it to get here. (Thanks, UPS!) Fortunately, the sender was very kind, and resent my order with no hassle. My fish finally got to...
Forum: Tank Journals   06-08-2012, 01:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,716
Posted By Sharp
A little late, but I got some more plants. Also...

A little late, but I got some more plants. Also experimenting with riparium planters and rafts, courtesy of hydrophyte. I'm pretty happy with this at the moment. Not sure how well some of those...
Forum: Tank Journals   05-31-2012, 11:22 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 17,468
Posted By Sharp
Beautiful tank! I really like how you have all...

Beautiful tank! I really like how you have all this color, but it works together and doesn't distract from the overall flow of the tank!
Forum: Tank Journals   05-31-2012, 01:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 619
Posted By Sharp
40B experiment

I recently acquired a 40B, which is a tank I've wanted for years, but never had the time/space/resources to acquire. I'm pretty excited about setting it up - this is the largest volume I've had the...
Forum: Tank Journals   05-28-2012, 07:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,716
Posted By Sharp
Thanks. It's funny, I've been keeping tanks for...

Thanks. It's funny, I've been keeping tanks for well over a decade now, and this is the first time I've had one leak. Got lucky on the timing with this one, I guess. Definitely looking forward to the...
Forum: Tank Journals   05-28-2012, 02:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,716
Posted By Sharp
Crisis averted

10g tank sprung a leak. Fortunately, it was the slow, seeping kind of leak, rather than the sudden catastrophic failure kind of leak. I was just about to upgrade the 20L to a 40B, so I was planning...
Forum: Tank Journals   05-17-2012, 01:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,716
Posted By Sharp
Long time, no news. Finals at school and overtime...

Long time, no news. Finals at school and overtime at work have combined to keep me off the internet. But in the meantime, the 10 g has grown in.

I mean, like, grown in a lot.
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Forum: Fish   01-10-2012, 10:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 589
Posted By Sharp
I'd say 2.5 gal is too small for a honey gourami....

I'd say 2.5 gal is too small for a honey gourami. They get to be about 2 in. long, and the one I have spends a lot of time exploring her tank. 10 gallons is the smallest I'd try for a single one.
Forum: Aquascaping   01-07-2012, 04:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 766
Posted By Sharp
If you're willing to do some mucking around...

If you're willing to do some mucking around outside, you may be able to find local pieces that will work. Most hardwoods are safe, so long as they're not green, and you'll want to boil and scrub...
Forum: Tank Journals   01-07-2012, 02:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,716
Posted By Sharp
Thanks! I'm actually a bit surprised at how well...

Thanks! I'm actually a bit surprised at how well they're coming together.

The 20L is lit by two 17W T8s, one 5500K and one 7800K, held about 9 inches above the top of the tank. This setup seems to...
Forum: Tank Journals   01-07-2012, 01:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,716
Posted By Sharp
A couple of new additions to both tanks. As...

A couple of new additions to both tanks.

As my Christmas present to myself, I got a pair of orange A. cacatuoides for the 20-gal. They've become my favorite fish in the tank - they're only about...
Forum: Tank Journals   12-30-2011, 12:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,716
Posted By Sharp
Plants arrived today! (Also wound up rescuing...

Plants arrived today! (Also wound up rescuing some more lucky bamboo from the local Walmart.) I really like how this looks so far. Hopefully, everything lives. I actually kind of like the tannins in...
Forum: Fish   12-28-2011, 03:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 609
Posted By Sharp
Just a suggestion - if you're going with rams,...

Just a suggestion - if you're going with rams, you might not want to select white clouds as one of your schooling fish, as they're at opposite ends of the temperature spectrum.

As for numbers,...
Forum: Tank Journals   12-28-2011, 12:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,716
Posted By Sharp
10g swamp, now 20g due to leak

I had a spare 10g tank sitting around in the basement, just collecting dust. Figured I ought to do something about that. :icon_smil

I want to make kind of a swampy-looking 'scape out of it. Not...
Forum: Tank Journals   12-24-2011, 02:45 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 52,894
Posted By Sharp
Nice setup! I think the stones look off because...

Nice setup! I think the stones look off because they're too uniform - maybe try a group of one or two big stones plus a bunch of much smaller ones? Might also help to pile them up more on one side...
Forum: Aquascaping   12-19-2011, 01:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,652
Posted By Sharp
If you've got water testing kits, the tank is...

If you've got water testing kits, the tank is completely cycled when ammonia and nitrite read 0 ppm for several days running. Here (http://www.cichlid-forum.com/articles/fishless_cycling.php) is a...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   12-18-2011, 09:28 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 12,338
Posted By Sharp
Very nice. Really like the shape of the wood on...

Very nice. Really like the shape of the wood on the left.
Forum: Aquascaping   12-18-2011, 05:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,652
Posted By Sharp
Might want to leave it alone and let it cycle...

Might want to leave it alone and let it cycle before you add any fish. If you've got any surface agitation (can't really see whether that's the case in your pics), you've probably got plenty of O2....
Forum: Fish   12-14-2011, 11:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,119
Posted By Sharp
You're going to want to pull that java fern out...

You're going to want to pull that java fern out of the substrate - it likes to have its roots out in the water. If you tie it to one of the stumps, it'll anchor itself with enough time. What kind of...
Forum: Fish   12-13-2011, 10:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 561
Posted By Sharp
Yes - that's why I said it might be interesting...

Yes - that's why I said it might be interesting to try a brackish tank. ;)

Edit: Just realized that this might come across as a bit snippy, since the internet doesn't translate tone very well....
Forum: Fish   12-13-2011, 02:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 561
Posted By Sharp
Are you thinking of bumblebee gobies? That's a...

Are you thinking of bumblebee gobies? That's a neat idea - might be interesting to try a brackish tank.

I'll have to think about it!:icon_smil
Forum: Fish   12-12-2011, 02:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 561
Posted By Sharp
Thanks for the suggestions. How personable...

Thanks for the suggestions.

How personable are the white clouds? I've been leaning away from small schooling species because the ones I've kept in the past (aside from corydoras) have never had...
Forum: Fish   12-11-2011, 11:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 561
Posted By Sharp
Yet another thread looking for stocking suggestions.

So, I've got a spare 10g that I'd like to set up, but I'm a bit torn on what to put in it. I'd like a main fish with personality, that's fun to watch with some interesting behaviors, if possible, but...
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