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Forum: Low Tech Forum 09-08-2014, 12:25 AM
Replies: 1,382
Views: 670,472
Posted By Whiskey
Thank you Clive! That scape was very much a...

Thank you Clive!

That scape was very much a group effort, the awesome viewers here helped me a great deal in refining it to what you see there. At first it was much more scattered.

The link in...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-03-2014, 04:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,044
Posted By Whiskey
When I lived in Phoenix I had 125G tank with 2...

When I lived in Phoenix I had 125G tank with 2 huge Oscars. There was a neighborhood cat that used to come in when the door was open and stare at the fish. It would jump on top of the Oscar tank,...
Forum: Equipment 08-31-2014, 01:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 608
Posted By Whiskey
I had this same experience, in fact as I was...

I had this same experience, in fact as I was reading this thread I was about to suggest this very thing.

Glad it's sorted out!
Whiskey
Forum: Tank Journals 08-31-2014, 01:28 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 10,975
Posted By Whiskey
That is interesting,.. I'm finding a similar...

That is interesting,.. I'm finding a similar balance,.. My PH is 7.2-7.3 ish overnight, and toward the end of the day I'm now pushing it to about 6.1-6.00 and I'm very close to finding that perfect...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-30-2014, 12:47 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 10,975
Posted By Whiskey
I just LOVE this tank! Fantastic work. You...

I just LOVE this tank! Fantastic work.

You made mention a number of times throughout this thread about your high level of CO2, do you have a way of quantifying how high? Like KH/PH numbers,.. I...
Forum: Lighting 08-29-2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 140
Posted By Whiskey
Looks like it has okay reflectors,.. I have no...

Looks like it has okay reflectors,.. I have no data on the bulbs at all though.

I'd guess med-low to med.

I have a 75G with 3 inches of substrate and the Tek 2x54W T5 HO fixture with the wrap...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-23-2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 313
Posted By Whiskey
I had a 180G SW tank with a 50G sump, along with...

I had a 180G SW tank with a 50G sump, along with 2 50's and a 125 FW.

In an APT that had a rule that no tanks over 10G were permitted.

BUT! I moved in before the rule (and had it written into...
Forum: Plants 08-23-2014, 11:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 199
Posted By Whiskey
The K rating is more for the look, there are...

The K rating is more for the look, there are differences but quality of bulb/reflector/quantity of bulb plays a bigger part, I grew plants fine under 2700K.

I would go with Anubius and Java Fern,...
Forum: Aquascaping 08-23-2014, 11:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 391
Posted By Whiskey
I love it! Taking discus needs into account this...

I love it! Taking discus needs into account this is a great scape with lots of swimming room. I think it just needs time for the plants to grow out.

Whiskey
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-20-2014, 01:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 375
Posted By Whiskey
I don't care who you are, that's funny right...

I don't care who you are, that's funny right there.

I love it!!! I had something similar in a nitch that was cut out of an apartment wall. I made it a low maintenance tank (low light, slow...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-20-2014, 01:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 595
Posted By Whiskey
I have an Evolve 2G full of CRS and they do...

I have an Evolve 2G full of CRS and they do great! I use the small Amazonia substrate, and the stock filter plugged with a sponge so they can't go through the slits. The stock pump was too much but...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-19-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 179
Posted By Whiskey
Anubius, and Java Fern grew well with a single T8...

Anubius, and Java Fern grew well with a single T8 over my 10G. You could probably get away with Crypt as well, I also grew those.

Whiskey
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-17-2014, 11:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 434
Posted By Whiskey
I also change water at 10% per week on my 2G...

I also change water at 10% per week on my 2G tank, and those shrimp won't stop breeding so that's likely not the problem. I did have problems with 25% or 50% water changes though, you are much...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 08-16-2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 1,382
Views: 670,472
Posted By Whiskey
I'm fairly sure I posted this earlier, but here...

I'm fairly sure I posted this earlier, but here is a much updated pic.

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3925/14932442822_e5158b00b3_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/oKwF1J)IMG_3633nr...
Forum: Aquascaping 08-16-2014, 05:48 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,608
Posted By Whiskey
Amazing!!!! I don't know where, but somebody...

Amazing!!!!

I don't know where, but somebody had a youtube video about how to trim HC, you might want to give that a search.

Whiskey
Forum: Tank Journals 08-15-2014, 05:41 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,168
Posted By Whiskey
I had the same fungus problem with my dry start,...

I had the same fungus problem with my dry start, I ended up beating it by keeping the tank really dry. I ran at 70% humidity and practically no water.

When you flood the tank the fungus should...
Forum: Equipment 08-14-2014, 01:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 422
Posted By Whiskey
I have a 75G discus tank, for the longest time I...

I have a 75G discus tank, for the longest time I used a 300 GPH pump to do water changes through a no spill drain and fill hose that was small.

It took forever!

Now I use an old 750 GPH pump...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-13-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 618
Posted By Whiskey
I didn't, I converted the tanks to salt water. ...

I didn't, I converted the tanks to salt water. It wasn't until I was having CO2 problems in a later high tech tank that the light went on in my head and I realized what the problem probably was.
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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-13-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 618
Posted By Whiskey
How much surface agitation do you have? I...

How much surface agitation do you have?

I ask because I think a large dirted tank has more bacterial activity and requires more 02 so the fish don't sufficate.

I had a 180 that was plagued with...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 08-13-2014, 01:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 429
Posted By Whiskey
Oh, I see what you mean. Yeah, maybe try raising...

Oh, I see what you mean. Yeah, maybe try raising it a bit and see what it does.
Whiskey
Forum: Tank Journals 08-12-2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 23,100
Posted By Whiskey
What a fantastic tank! I just read through the...

What a fantastic tank! I just read through the entire thread, I'd love to see some updated shots. I really enjoy seeing longer term tanks on the boards, it seems so many are short term aquascapes...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 08-12-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 429
Posted By Whiskey
The plants should recover, but I'm not sure that...

The plants should recover, but I'm not sure that the fuge ray at 24" is high light.

Could you post what data you have that makes you think that? I use a much smaller Fuge Ray over a 10G tank, and...
Forum: Aquascaping 08-12-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,561
Posted By Whiskey
Thank you everyone!! I am proud. And thank...

Thank you everyone!! I am proud.

And thank you to everyone that participated in this thread to help me refine the scape. The tank made a dramatic improvement from the first post of this thread...
Forum: Aquascaping 08-12-2014, 01:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 702
Posted By Whiskey
Nice looking tank! Do you use CO2? What...

Nice looking tank! Do you use CO2? What lighting are you using?

Whiskey
Forum: Tank Journals 08-12-2014, 01:20 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,694
Posted By Whiskey
I did decide to enter the AGA competition with...

I did decide to enter the AGA competition with the following pics:

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3842/14705144437_25feefef51_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/oprH84)IMG_3633 (https://flic.kr/p/oprH84) by...
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