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Forum: Aquascaping Yesterday, 04:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 162
Posted By tomfromstlouis
Turns out I simply had to remove the offending...

Turns out I simply had to remove the offending plant and the hedge look disappeared. Sorry for the reflections, but here is a hint of the renewed depth to the look:
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Forum: Aquascaping 08-28-2015, 05:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 162
Posted By tomfromstlouis
tripartita as mid-ground planting

Hydrocotyle tripartita 'japan' seems to be used most frequently as a ground cover and not so often allowed to climb. In my 30" tall tank it wants to climb up so I let it and now it is forming a kind...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-28-2015, 03:56 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 22,116
Posted By tomfromstlouis
If you offer to buy a deeper sink maybe they...

If you offer to buy a deeper sink maybe they would install it for you. I now have a large deep stainless slop-type sink and it was ~$300 IIRC. I bet you could find something adequate for half that or...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-28-2015, 02:21 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 22,116
Posted By tomfromstlouis
My new office is a solo effort with a...

My new office is a solo effort with a kitchenette, so I can string hoses around anytime. Back when I shared office space with others, a python after hours was the answer. I live close to my office so...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-28-2015, 04:27 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 22,116
Posted By tomfromstlouis
Finally got a picture of the new look in the 220....

Finally got a picture of the new look in the 220. The plants already hide most of the hardscape, but there are many more rocks in there and fewer plant species.

Here's the tally:
6 altum angels...
Forum: Fish 08-25-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 135
Posted By tomfromstlouis
I see this as normal behavior, possibly a prelude...

I see this as normal behavior, possibly a prelude to mating. I would not separate them unless one starts getting really badly beat up. Even a torn fin here or there is no big deal. Relax and enjoy...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-25-2015, 05:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 339
Posted By tomfromstlouis
Here we go again. There is a regular and...

Here we go again.

There is a regular and recurring sense of alarm on this forum about 30" tall tanks. Let's consider the disadvantages:

1 - difficult to light. This is mostly true, but only...
Forum: DIY 08-16-2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 212
Posted By tomfromstlouis
DIY root tab planter

Reach can be an issue with tall tanks. Mine is 30" and at 5'10" I can barely touch the substrate in center back, so I made this nifty gizmo to help place root tabs. It is simply a piece of wood (it...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-08-2015, 07:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,811
Posted By tomfromstlouis
As to your original question, you should not...

As to your original question, you should not expect to see many negative responses on a forum dedicated to planted tanks. You simply must raise your game. It will take time to learn, time to fail,...
Forum: Fish 08-04-2015, 06:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 347
Posted By tomfromstlouis
It showed and then faded a bit as if an infection...

It showed and then faded a bit as if an infection were clearing, but then reformed as you see it now. I change 30% or so twice per week religiously.

I agree with your water change cure. Along...
Forum: Fish 08-03-2015, 09:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 347
Posted By tomfromstlouis
this can't be good

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w188/SirDoofus/aquarium/IMG_0294_zps8qbeqdvq.jpghttp://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w188/SirDoofus/aquarium/IMG_0295_zpsncnbgrqy.jpg



Any idea what this is or...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-21-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 256
Posted By tomfromstlouis
Muric acid works too. Strong stuff, so dose...

Muric acid works too. Strong stuff, so dose carefully with a dropper or some other measurable.

I did this to acclimate my wild caught altums to my tap water. After a few months I realized I no...
Forum: Fish 07-19-2015, 04:07 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,187
Posted By tomfromstlouis
This thread reminds me how many beautiful choices...

This thread reminds me how many beautiful choices for tank residents we have. I found myself nodding at many of the nominees that I am familiar with. It must be hard to go wrong. Surprised there were...
Forum: Fish 07-15-2015, 03:45 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,187
Posted By tomfromstlouis
All compliments should be rewarded. ...

All compliments should be rewarded.

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w188/SirDoofus/aquarium/tas37_zps4d39e358.jpg
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-15-2015, 03:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 191
Posted By tomfromstlouis
elephant aquarium

Not a planted tank, but the ultimate in aquarium fauna!

https://www.facebook.com/FOX5NY/videos/10153574810436320/?fref=nf
Forum: Fish 07-15-2015, 02:03 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,187
Posted By tomfromstlouis
Every king needs a queen: ...

Every king needs a queen:

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w188/SirDoofus/aquarium/tas44_zps43c96944.jpg


http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w188/SirDoofus/aquarium/tas23_zps4af3f28f.jpg
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Forum: Equipment 07-14-2015, 07:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 636
Posted By tomfromstlouis
I am noticing consistent shock and awe at 30"...

I am noticing consistent shock and awe at 30" deep tanks around here. Frankly I find it overblown. My 220 is 30" tall and a step stool allows my 5'10" frame to reach the substrate everywhere but...
Forum: Aquascaping 07-10-2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 676
Posted By tomfromstlouis
I like the main stone too, but it seems the other...

I like the main stone too, but it seems the other stones are not big enough to be the supporting cast.
Forum: Aquascaping 07-08-2015, 07:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 972
Posted By tomfromstlouis
No. I am saying you might be able to keep the...

No. I am saying you might be able to keep the vertical piece as it is if the surrounding rocks approach its height and make an overall mountain shape. Maybe not. Maybe the big rock should be...
Forum: Aquascaping 07-08-2015, 05:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 815
Posted By tomfromstlouis
I see four rocks and iwagumi uses odd numbers. A...

I see four rocks and iwagumi uses odd numbers. A fifth smaller one front left (say 7 o'clock) might balance things better. I like the ones you have so far.
Forum: Aquascaping 07-08-2015, 05:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 972
Posted By tomfromstlouis
Well, i will lean the other way. Yes the big rock...

Well, i will lean the other way. Yes the big rock looks lonely and unnatural standing on end, but it is also a nice punctuation IMO. What if you used some of those other rocks to make a mountain with...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-07-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 422
Posted By tomfromstlouis
I asked my move helper to respond. Here is his...

I asked my move helper to respond. Here is his response to the thread:

Tom,

Interesting reading. I love the opportunity to listen and learn from other experienced hobbyists.

I agree with...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-04-2015, 10:03 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,764
Posted By tomfromstlouis
I read the article and it seems to me that he IS...

I read the article and it seems to me that he IS using filters.

That said, his simple approach makes some sense and reminds me of the bare bottom approach discus breeders often use. If breeding...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-04-2015, 02:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 666
Posted By tomfromstlouis
What dissolved gasses are we worried about? ...

What dissolved gasses are we worried about?

I am no chemist, but I would be surprised if Prime's chemical effects were only temporary.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-01-2015, 09:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 422
Posted By tomfromstlouis
When I get around to cleaning filters, I too use...

When I get around to cleaning filters, I too use tap water, but on the sponge material only. I rarely rinse the biofilter material. And I only do one filter at a time and the tank has two.
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