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Forum: Tank Journals 06-02-2014, 04:26 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,684
Posted By Gnomecatcher
Oops my mistake, I meant thread algae. But yeah,...

Oops my mistake, I meant thread algae. But yeah, hair algae.

I originally had a small power head attached to the sub-substrate filter. I took that filter out about a year ago, since it was getting...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-15-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 138
Posted By Gnomecatcher
Plants melting after injecting CO2

Alright, WHAT is going on? I've been doing this for about 4 years now, I thought I was over the surprise stage!

I have been neglecting my tank for about a year, and then this past weekend I...
Forum: Plants 03-13-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 187
Posted By Gnomecatcher
Yeah I wanted to get the grassy background look....

Yeah I wanted to get the grassy background look. Thanks! I'll try it.
Forum: Plants 03-13-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 187
Posted By Gnomecatcher
Blyxa japonica height

How big does Blyxa japonica get? I have a standard 5.5 gallon and I want a talll grassy plant, but not too tall!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-13-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 860
Posted By Gnomecatcher
As long as there are areas of moisture, newts...

As long as there are areas of moisture, newts should be fine. Just make sure the sides of the tank are a sufficient height because they can climb a little. This would be a cool set up for them! Don't...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-13-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 369
Posted By Gnomecatcher
I just need it for everyday airline tubing. I...

I just need it for everyday airline tubing. I found some on evilbay located in China, just not sure how good the quality is or what it's made of?

Oohh I like the magnets idea! Neodymium type? I...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-12-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 369
Posted By Gnomecatcher
the best suction cups you can find

Okay, maybe this sounds a little crazy of me, but I need some help. Does anyone know where to get so great, no-nonsense airline tubing suction cups? I'm desperate, here! All of the suction cups that...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-12-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,684
Posted By Gnomecatcher
Thank you! Yeah, I'd kinda like to get the tank...

Thank you! Yeah, I'd kinda like to get the tank back to that point. I was considering starting a new tank with the same vision, but I think I should continue working with this tank. Starting a 3rd...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-12-2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,684
Posted By Gnomecatcher
I've literally tried to post this 3 times and...

I've literally tried to post this 3 times and each time my internet craps out or I accidentally close the window. I give up. No talking, here's some pic updates:
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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-04-2013, 03:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 511
Posted By Gnomecatcher
I used to have a betta in there, and they did...

I used to have a betta in there, and they did quite well, but he was dark and not very easy to see. Eventually he started bullying them, so now he's gone, but he did teach them to come to the surface...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-04-2013, 02:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 511
Posted By Gnomecatcher
teaching your fish to be less shy

I have a large shoal of sparkling gouramis, and they're REALLY shy. Whenever I approach the tank, they dart back into hiding. The set up is perfect for them: low, indirect light, lots of broad leaf...
Forum: Fish 05-31-2013, 03:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 342
Posted By Gnomecatcher
Thanks everyone. I don't need the tank to be 100%...

Thanks everyone. I don't need the tank to be 100% self sufficient though, so as long as the black worms will at least survive, I think it's work a shot.

Edit: anyone know where I can get a black...
Forum: Fish 05-31-2013, 06:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 286
Posted By Gnomecatcher
Daphnia are fairly easy to culture, but it...

Daphnia are fairly easy to culture, but it wouldn't be worth the trouble if it was only for one fish.

My betta is a spoiled brat; he gets frozen blood worms and mysis shrimp, but only because I...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-31-2013, 06:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 418
Posted By Gnomecatcher
Do you ever buy a fish...

...and realize they aren't really going to work in your tank, so you buy a WHOLE NEW TANK just for the darn things so that they can be happy.

Well actually I got African dwarf frogs. They aren't...
Forum: Fish 05-31-2013, 06:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 342
Posted By Gnomecatcher
Culturing live food in tank

I have some sparkling gouramis, and I would like to somehow culture live food in my tank for them to forage on. I'm a student, and I take frequent vacations. Maintaining a culture tank would be too...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-18-2013, 06:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,324
Posted By Gnomecatcher
Quick update on the bog portion. Added aluminum...

Quick update on the bog portion. Added aluminum plant and Rotala indica. The hydrocotyle is starting to really take root. I'll post an FTS tomorrow.

Tank cycled and fish added. I ended up finding...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-27-2013, 10:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,324
Posted By Gnomecatcher
There is a lot of natural light from a nearby...

There is a lot of natural light from a nearby window. I just happened to take this picture when the sun was shining directly on it. But even when it's not, I still get a decent amount from the light...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-26-2013, 10:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,324
Posted By Gnomecatcher
It's a frame I made out of PVC. I spray painted...

It's a frame I made out of PVC. I spray painted the legs black, so they're less noticeable. Check back later for photos of the frame being made.
Forum: Tank Journals 04-26-2013, 10:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,324
Posted By Gnomecatcher
Reserved for some build photos, if I get around...

Reserved for some build photos, if I get around to finding them.
Forum: Tank Journals 04-26-2013, 10:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,324
Posted By Gnomecatcher
April's 18in cube - "Silent Falling Water"

Just wanted to show you guys my cube. Is it a riparium? Paludarium? I don't know!

I've been flailing around (life) for a while, waiting, and I finally got it set up. I 'm really glad I waited,...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 04-05-2013, 11:38 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 477
Posted By Gnomecatcher
April's 18" cube

Let's get down to business. The cube is at my parents house for now until I get a chance to bring it to my apartment.

I need advice: I decided I didn't really like those rocks I carved; they clash...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 03-21-2013, 10:40 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 37,872
Posted By Gnomecatcher
I like that idea, I'll try and procure some...

I like that idea, I'll try and procure some spaghnum. I really look forward to this project, thanks for the suggestions!

Nice time lapse. ;)
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-21-2013, 02:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 393
Posted By Gnomecatcher
Here's a 20L that is sort of what I was talking...

Here's a 20L that is sort of what I was talking about, but I'd like to see one with more emergent plants.

The tank journal is here: xenxe's Aqueon 20L...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 03-21-2013, 01:39 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 37,872
Posted By Gnomecatcher
That sounds like an excellent idea! I hadn't even...

That sounds like an excellent idea! I hadn't even thought about making it out of the tank first. And how about covering the expanding foam to make it more natural looking? I could do a similar thing...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 03-20-2013, 11:26 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 37,872
Posted By Gnomecatcher
What was the plastic wrap for before you put in...

What was the plastic wrap for before you put in the egg crate and weed guard? Protect the glass?

I have a tank that I want to make into an open top paludarium/riparium. I have no idea how to build...
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