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Forum: Plants   04-20-2012, 07:25 AM
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Posted By SearunSimpson
I'm pretty sure they are...

I'm pretty sure they are...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   03-21-2012, 09:43 PM
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Views: 833
Posted By SearunSimpson
I think you should first decide on how you want...

I think you should first decide on how you want to plant your tank and then tweak the lighting from there. If you already have your lights then you'll want to adjust your planting and/or light...
Forum: Tank Journals   03-21-2012, 07:00 PM
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Views: 8,454
Posted By SearunSimpson
Ah man, that thing is sick!

Ah man, that thing is sick!
Forum: Tank Journals   03-21-2012, 09:33 AM
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Posted By SearunSimpson
I'm not sure if this form of "graffiti'' has hit...

I'm not sure if this form of "graffiti'' has hit your city yet, but with Vancouver being so full of art student/hipsters, you can randomly find words and pictures on the sides of buildings from...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-06-2012, 09:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 675
Posted By SearunSimpson
Depending on your plant and fish load, vacuuming...

Depending on your plant and fish load, vacuuming the gravel might not be necessary.
For example, crypts usually thrive in a 'dirty' substrate. Not that the substrate is actually dirty, but the...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   02-19-2012, 04:29 AM
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Views: 20,530
Posted By SearunSimpson
If you McGyver the lighting and up it, you can...

If you McGyver the lighting and up it, you can get the foreground plant to carpet, staying low, allowing you to shape/groom the Hygro into nice bushes...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   02-19-2012, 04:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 581
Posted By SearunSimpson
Depends on which ferts and the dosage being...

Depends on which ferts and the dosage being applied.
Any other details?
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   01-05-2012, 09:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,389
Posted By SearunSimpson
I think it will depend on how you scape it and...

I think it will depend on how you scape it and which plants will be used and the type of fauna you plan on keeping...

If you go blackwater/acid pool with a thin layer of sand, some small oak...
Forum: Tank Journals   12-30-2011, 10:09 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 11,459
Posted By SearunSimpson
Fts!

Fts!
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   12-28-2011, 07:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,317
Posted By SearunSimpson
Just remember too that the tank's volume is...

Just remember too that the tank's volume is measured when empty. I would always go as big as you can handle/afford.

And also even though the AC20/Mini is the smallest one (I think...), just...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   12-22-2011, 10:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,106
Posted By SearunSimpson
Don't. Those things would win the FAIL of the...

Don't. Those things would win the FAIL of the year award on failblog.org if you could vote for them.

Go with a Zoomed 501 if you're thinking about a mini canister.

The Tom Rapids hoses are...
Forum: Tank Journals   12-15-2011, 09:48 AM
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Views: 139,897
Posted By SearunSimpson
Dude, I haven't been on this site very much...

Dude, I haven't been on this site very much lately, but man, that tank is SICCCKKK! Now I wanna turn my 90gl into something similar!
Keep rockin!
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   12-05-2011, 08:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 382
Posted By SearunSimpson
Non Excel solutions?

Hey everybody! It's been around like, forever months or so since I've been active on here- life's been taking control and at the same time has been out of control. But I'm back now...sorta. We'll see...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   11-26-2011, 10:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 838
Posted By SearunSimpson
Just be remember that the tank holds 4gls in...

Just be remember that the tank holds 4gls in volume...when empty. That will not be the total volume available to the fauna once you add substrate, equipment, and hardscape.

In a tank of that size,...
Forum: Fish   11-13-2011, 10:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,841
Posted By SearunSimpson
Be aware that a 5.5gl tank is only 5.5gl's when...

Be aware that a 5.5gl tank is only 5.5gl's when empty...

Add in substrate, flora, and hardscape, and that number is reduced.
To truly enjoy the shoaling tendencies and character that embers can...
Forum: Plants   11-13-2011, 07:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,038
Posted By SearunSimpson
I find Crypts do better in "dirty'' substrate...

I find Crypts do better in "dirty'' substrate that has lots of detritus character. Meaning they do better for me in well established tanks. Even then, they can sometimes melt- usually bouncing back...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   10-28-2011, 08:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 703
Posted By SearunSimpson
Consider the combination of high light and Co2...

Consider the combination of high light and Co2 equaling you doing exercise and the lack of fertilizers equaling you not eating properly. Sure, you can do it, and you're going to drop the pounds, but...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   09-29-2011, 08:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,623
Posted By SearunSimpson
I find anything low-tech is anything...

I find anything low-tech is anything low-maintenance.
You can go "High-tech" with your EI dosing, your high wattage, pressurized Co2, fast growing plants, weekly trimming, etc...which I sometimes...
Forum: Plants   09-23-2011, 03:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 518
Posted By SearunSimpson
Ironically, even though Windelov is sought after,...

Ironically, even though Windelov is sought after, I think it looks horrible. I find the fringed 'fingered' tips make the plant look unhealthy.
That being said, my favourite is needle-leaf java...
Forum: Tank Journals   09-08-2011, 07:34 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 14,699
Posted By SearunSimpson
Sick tank man! I attempted something similar and...

Sick tank man! I attempted something similar and failed horribly, haha. Good going! I haven't followed this thread (I haven't been around on here for a long while) but what is the fauna?
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   09-08-2011, 07:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 768
Posted By SearunSimpson
Maybe during the night, run a surface skimmer...?

Maybe during the night, run a surface skimmer...?
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   09-02-2011, 07:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,275
Posted By SearunSimpson
Erirku- Where in Hawai'i is that store? My...

Erirku- Where in Hawai'i is that store? My family's second home is Waikiki and I haven't really looked around for planted aquarium stores.

Most of my time is spent fly fishing for bonefish,...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   09-01-2011, 09:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,275
Posted By SearunSimpson
ADA/DO! Aqua waterfall...

I haven't been around on here for a while, so this very well may already been posted, but I came across this and am super intrigued- thought you guys might like to take a look.
...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   08-27-2011, 08:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 581
Posted By SearunSimpson
Depending on what species of fish they might be,...

Depending on what species of fish they might be, you might not have to re-home them. If they are sticklebacks, they would make a great addition to a 55 native tank...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   07-03-2011, 09:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 445
Posted By SearunSimpson
+1 on what Flow said- those feeding tabs are bad...

+1 on what Flow said- those feeding tabs are bad news bears.

There should be enough microfauna for the shrimps to pick at while you were away for only a couple days.
Depending on what the...
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