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Forum: Equipment 04-18-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 322
Posted By MadRiverPat
Local Welding company sells tanks for $85 and...

Local Welding company sells tanks for $85 and does an exchange program with fill up costing $17. I am thinking my best bet would be to stick with the welding company given that I know that I own the...
Forum: Equipment 04-18-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 322
Posted By MadRiverPat
The guy at airgas quoted me ~$130 for a filled 5#...

The guy at airgas quoted me ~$130 for a filled 5# tank and at that point you own the tank. He said fill ups would be $30+. Homebrew store is sounding more affordable now...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-18-2014, 02:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 148
Posted By MadRiverPat
I would say that you should try and limit the...

I would say that you should try and limit the total number of species and should try and instead get more of the same species in order to form schools or shoals. I absolutely support the addition of...
Forum: Lighting 04-16-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 342
Posted By MadRiverPat
I decided that I don't want to have to keep...

I decided that I don't want to have to keep replacing T5's year after year so I've been trying out a few LED's. Started with the Finnex Fugeray (before they released the planted+). Didn't love the...
Forum: Lighting 04-16-2014, 02:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 233
Posted By MadRiverPat
You should start a tank journal. Really helps to...

You should start a tank journal. Really helps to keep track of things.
Forum: Lighting 04-16-2014, 02:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 233
Posted By MadRiverPat
You know, there is a lot of speculation on light...

You know, there is a lot of speculation on light intensity because there are different quality reflectors and bulbs lose intensity over time and then there is the debate on light loss through glass...
Forum: Lighting 04-16-2014, 12:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 233
Posted By MadRiverPat
I would agree with jeffkrol on this one. A...

I would agree with jeffkrol on this one. A fixture with a 6000k and 650nm bulb is sufficient for growing plants. To your eyes it may seem darker because the 650nm bulb is putting out more red and...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-15-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 585
Posted By MadRiverPat
I was sure that I had lost my vampire shrimp to...

I was sure that I had lost my vampire shrimp to my cat but then 3 months later I was rearranging some drift wood and there he was living in a small crevice that I couldn't see very easily.

As...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-15-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 892
Posted By MadRiverPat
Found the raisers if you are still interested in...

Found the raisers if you are still interested in going that route.

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=567866
Forum: Aquascaping 04-15-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 235
Posted By MadRiverPat
You could go for malaysian driftwood. I...

You could go for malaysian driftwood. I personally like that you can get thicker pieces that don't have the "twiggy" look that you see with manzita a lot of times. Malaysian can also be very dark. I...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-15-2014, 01:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 892
Posted By MadRiverPat
I haven't personally owned the nutrafin system...

I haven't personally owned the nutrafin system but I have seen it used before. I actually have all the pieces to set up a DIY CO2 system and haven't set it up yet. The ladder doesn't seem all that...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-15-2014, 01:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 472
Posted By MadRiverPat
Added some more rocks and another little moss...

Added some more rocks and another little moss ball. Haven't had any luck yet with the cherry's breeding but in reality they have only been in there a month or so. thinking about trying to find some...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-14-2014, 11:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,214
Posted By MadRiverPat
Got the plant package from water-kitties RAOK and...

Got the plant package from water-kitties RAOK and they are definitely going to be a major addition to this tank.

http://i57.tinypic.com/1zqynpt.jpg
Forum: Tank Journals 04-14-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 892
Posted By MadRiverPat
I left the lights on starting for 10 hours before...

I left the lights on starting for 10 hours before realizing how much light it was. Dropped it down to 8 hours and started to get the algae under control before making the switch to the other fixture....
Forum: Low Tech Forum 04-14-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 583
Posted By MadRiverPat
Yeah thats what happened with my vals as well....

Yeah thats what happened with my vals as well. they seemed to melt away and came back thriving.

Some plants to consider would be dwarf sag as a foreground, for shorter plants you could do a...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-14-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 816
Posted By MadRiverPat
A few local microbrews have become an essential...

A few local microbrews have become an essential part of my aquascaping regime. I really like the new look of the tank. Seems like you are due for some more plants too. We are all always still...
Forum: Aquascaping 04-14-2014, 04:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 376
Posted By MadRiverPat
I think it just seems so small. Maybe try and...

I think it just seems so small. Maybe try and incorporate the other piece in with some rocks or like cowmilk said, add some java moss or plants around it.
Forum: Equipment 04-14-2014, 01:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 322
Posted By MadRiverPat
Yeah based on the research I've done prices seem...

Yeah based on the research I've done prices seem to vary by location. First thought was similar in believing that it would be more expensive to go to the store that doesn't deal with CO2 as a primary...
Forum: Algae 04-14-2014, 01:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 160
Posted By MadRiverPat
I treated for 7 days on my 40 breeder and 10 days...

I treated for 7 days on my 40 breeder and 10 days on my 20 long using Mardel Maracyn, which is just erythromycin so I assumed that product from API should do the same. Both times I caught it early...
Forum: Equipment 04-13-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 322
Posted By MadRiverPat
CO2 Exchange Programs

This might seem like a simple concept for those more experienced with CO2, but I think I am misunderstanding the concept of "CO2 Tank Exchange Programs." I am looking into getting a 5# tank to set up...
Forum: Lighting 04-12-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 207
Posted By MadRiverPat
It comes down to personal preference but I've had...

It comes down to personal preference but I've had the same fixture over my 40 breeder and didn't think it was bright enough! The look of T5's really brings out the color of plants and fish. You...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-12-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 533
Posted By MadRiverPat
The longest tank I have had is 36" so I can't say...

The longest tank I have had is 36" so I can't say for sure whether I wouldn't enjoy a longer tank. The 40 breeder is a great size, I just personally wish it was just a little taller. I want to try...
Forum: Algae 04-12-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 160
Posted By MadRiverPat
I have used maracyn to succeffuly treat bga in...

I have used maracyn to succeffuly treat bga in two different tanks. Never ran into any problems. I had kuhli loaches, ottos and shrimp. I would also suggest increasing the flow in your tank....
Forum: Low Tech Forum 04-10-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 228
Posted By MadRiverPat
I would agree that you need to check your...

I would agree that you need to check your ammonia, nitrite, nitrate levels to be sure that the cycle is complete. If not the stress of the move could cause some casualties. Neons can be sensitive.
Forum: Tank Journals 04-08-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 892
Posted By MadRiverPat
Not sure if you were planning on hanging the...

Not sure if you were planning on hanging the light or just using the legs provided with the finnex fixture, but I would advise hanging it. My attempt to do low light with the standard fugeray was a...
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