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Forum: Tank Journals 07-21-2014, 11:14 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,754
Posted By tharsis
Just a few pics of the inhabitants, I feel like I...

Just a few pics of the inhabitants, I feel like I am finally getting the hang of taking pics of this tank. Getting the lighting and contrast has been much harder with the LED's than with the T5's. ...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-20-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,754
Posted By tharsis
Time for a long overdue update! I moved...

Time for a long overdue update!

I moved some rocks around again, mainly I moved the biggest spire over to the right and I laid a few dividing lines between my rotalas.
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Forum: Plants 07-20-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,465
Posted By tharsis
I've had alot of luck with the petsmart downoi. I...

I've had alot of luck with the petsmart downoi. I started it out with tons of CO2 (Before I added fish) and the growth was explosive. Same with the A. Reineckii and the hairgrass.
Forum: Plants 07-15-2014, 01:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 450
Posted By tharsis
Yeah, you can find it in the swap and shop...

Yeah, you can find it in the swap and shop section, you can also get some at petsmart. I bought mine there, they are grown emersed and are pretty small but once they grow out, you end up with about...
Forum: Equipment 06-16-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 715
Posted By tharsis
yeah it really shouldn't be more than 10-15$ to...

yeah it really shouldn't be more than 10-15$ to fill a 5lb tank. Airgas and the like are a total rip-off.

Try to look up welding shops, drink distribution centers, fire extinguisher stores in...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-14-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,754
Posted By tharsis
thanks, yeah I agree. I think that this is the...

thanks, yeah I agree. I think that this is the one I am going to stick with.

on a faunal note, I think I am going to get some tetras either today or tomorrow. It is time to get some animals into...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-14-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 576
Posted By tharsis
That fissidens carpet is magnfico! The shrimp...

That fissidens carpet is magnfico! The shrimp looks really great as well.
Forum: Tank Journals 06-14-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,754
Posted By tharsis
Just a quick update: Added some anubias, I...

Just a quick update:

Added some anubias, I was shaping the HM to start growing in the crevices. I am also aggressively trimming the rotalas to be super bushy and I want them to follow the...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-12-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,340
Posted By tharsis
Bummer about the drop checker, but it looks like...

Bummer about the drop checker, but it looks like you have your current set-up going nicely. Nice and clean DIY CO2 set-up I have to say, much better than the ones I have done in the past. I am...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-12-2014, 01:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,148
Posted By tharsis
beautiful! Simple but stunning, that AR is really...

beautiful! Simple but stunning, that AR is really a magnificent focal point in this tank. Let me know if you ever sell some of that plant, I gotta have some! :flick:
Forum: Plants 06-11-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 113
Posted By tharsis
ok that is what I thought, thanks! I will try to...

ok that is what I thought, thanks! I will try to float it.

Yup, that is what I saw on a quick google search. Long thin leaves.
Forum: Plants 06-11-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 113
Posted By tharsis
Trouble with Nesea pedicellata ‘golden’, please diagnose!

I put these in my tank a week ago.

It is a 75 gallon tank, with a 3W LED fixture, pressurized CO2, dry dosing phosphate, nitrate, sulfate, micros and iron on a daily basis. I have sand over...
Forum: Aquascaping 06-11-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,545
Posted By tharsis
I wouldn't necessarily agree that the front...

I wouldn't necessarily agree that the front substrate has to be flat or that the stems have to cover the entire back glass. It is really about what you find pleasing, while there can be guidelines...
Forum: Plants 06-11-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 786
Posted By tharsis
All a drop checker is doing is using the pH-kH...

All a drop checker is doing is using the pH-kH chart but with a calibrated kH solution. A dropchecker won't give super accurate results, but it is very useful to give you an estimate of the CO2...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 06-10-2014, 10:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 248
Posted By tharsis
ha! I would say so :) I actually am not...

ha! I would say so :)

I actually am not subscribed to any threads...I am on here so often that I end up seeing anything that gets bumped up anyways.
Forum: Tank Journals 06-10-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,754
Posted By tharsis
Trimmed back the Rotundifolia, trimmed the downoi...

Trimmed back the Rotundifolia, trimmed the downoi and spread it out a bit more. This stuff is growing like mad in this tank.

The rock algae seems to be coming in alot harder now. The plants are...
Forum: Aquascaping 06-10-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,545
Posted By tharsis
I think it looks really nice but my initial...

I think it looks really nice but my initial reaction is that the wood is too dominant. You have some very beautiful stems, but they are all squished in the back corner and really hard to see. The...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-10-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 632
Posted By tharsis
looks great! Those anubias are huge!

looks great! Those anubias are huge!
Forum: Algae 06-09-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 371
Posted By tharsis
yup, I agree with everyone above me, that castle...

yup, I agree with everyone above me, that castle looks awesome! I have the exact same castle somewhere, that I got with a craigslist tank many years ago... I may have to dig it out now, you have...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-09-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,216
Posted By tharsis
If you like the grassy style, you could also try...

If you like the grassy style, you could also try some dwarf sagittaria, that would give you some nice contrast in height, you could use that as a foreground to lead into the vals.

Blyxa would work...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-09-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,137
Posted By tharsis
Wow, I love the red petrified wood. Provides a...

Wow, I love the red petrified wood. Provides a great contrast with the plants. I like the flat angular nature of them as well, it blends well with the blyxa IMO. I also like the downoi stems, it...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-09-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,216
Posted By tharsis
Nice tank! The rainbows look really happy with...

Nice tank! The rainbows look really happy with lots of room to dart around in.

Do you have a pic of the lobster? I am curious about him, does he try to catch the fish? Does he eat the plants at...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-09-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,754
Posted By tharsis
Thanks, yeah I want to be able to keep the gap...

Thanks, yeah I want to be able to keep the gap free of plants, I am still thinking about the Blyxa there. I may try to coerce the DHG to fill in the substrate in the gap as well.



Thanks!...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-07-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,754
Posted By tharsis
I got my plants yesterday, after sitting in my...

I got my plants yesterday, after sitting in my tank overnight, I did a bit of a rescape this morning. It is still a little cloudy from yanking out all the Blyxa, but here is the tank as of this...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-07-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,340
Posted By tharsis
the lemon tetras are a little barb-like so they...

the lemon tetras are a little barb-like so they fit in well. some serpae tetras would look good as well.

what is that plant in the last post? I think I may want to get some for my tank.
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