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Forum: Tank Journals 05-10-2014, 04:02 PM
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Posted By Fat Guy
only one portion of belem left to sell. then...

only one portion of belem left to sell. then it's off to California!!
Forum: Tank Journals 05-02-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 340
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Posted By Fat Guy
selling the plants ----------- Hi, ...

selling the plants


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Hi,

I'm selling all of my dhg belem. Making a move across the continent. This belem was originally purchased from Matt F. over at thebarrreport. It's the...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-02-2014, 02:34 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 69,223
Posted By Fat Guy
to the city of angels:D

to the city of angels:D
Forum: Tank Journals 04-11-2014, 02:32 PM
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Posted By Fat Guy
thanks man!! we are moving to the opposite coast.

thanks man!! we are moving to the opposite coast.
Forum: Tank Journals 04-10-2014, 04:49 PM
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Views: 69,223
Posted By Fat Guy
making a big move soon. all the belem will be...

making a big move soon. all the belem will be for sale. it's been a great ride with this tank.

parting shots.
...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-12-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 69,223
Posted By Fat Guy
pulled the hydropiper. (sadly). but the belem...

pulled the hydropiper. (sadly). but the belem really started to fill in. I noticed that after my last major trim I was having some bga issues. I don't think that I was doing enough water changes...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-02-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 340
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Posted By Fat Guy
my issue was a little different. I had filter...

my issue was a little different. I had filter issues because I had initially snapped the ceramic rod that the impeller spins on when I was cleaning the filter. I ended up replacing the impeller...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-02-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 69,223
Posted By Fat Guy
learned that lesson the hard way. a temporary...

learned that lesson the hard way. a temporary fix that caused some die off but nothing too major. not the route I will take in the future though. laziness on my part.
Forum: Tank Journals 02-02-2014, 05:17 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 69,223
Posted By Fat Guy
almost time to bleach the pipes. filter is...

almost time to bleach the pipes.

filter is absolutely, 100% silent. I started to hear more noise develop later into the night and was wondering whether it was from the o2 from the plants or co2...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-27-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 69,223
Posted By Fat Guy
trimmed the dhg belem this morning. it's starting...

trimmed the dhg belem this morning. it's starting to really fill in in the back where I removed the e acicularis. didn't touch the hydropiper though. I'm letting it get much much thicker before I...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-26-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 69,223
Posted By Fat Guy
maybe I spoke too soon. my long winded...

maybe I spoke too soon. my long winded excitement above aside. woke up and the buzz was back. took it apart again. this time added the petroleum jelly to anything moving with the impeller or on...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-26-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 69,223
Posted By Fat Guy
figured it out!! it's silent now!! man that was...

figured it out!! it's silent now!! man that was a POA but I got to the bottom of it!! :red_mouth



thanks so much. I'm digging it too!!



gracias :red_mouth
Forum: Tank Journals 01-26-2014, 04:16 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 69,223
Posted By Fat Guy
thanks Matt!! I think patience has been key and...

thanks Matt!! I think patience has been key and probably the hardest thing for me to give in to as well. I'm really liking how things have started to come together in the tank and I am enjoying it...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-26-2014, 01:03 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 69,223
Posted By Fat Guy
got a new impeller for the eheim 2211. the last...

got a new impeller for the eheim 2211. the last one I messed up when I broke the ceramic shaft. It's quieter but not whisper quiet...then again, I don't really remember if it ever was. i'll mess...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-21-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 69,223
Posted By Fat Guy
plantex finally arrived today after getting lost...

plantex finally arrived today after getting lost through usps. big thanks to GLA for resending it. all dry dosing now. no more bottles...just spoons.
Forum: Tank Journals 01-19-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 69,223
Posted By Fat Guy
thanks for the feedback tom. I totally agree. ...

thanks for the feedback tom. I totally agree.


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plantex should be coming...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-17-2014, 01:32 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 69,223
Posted By Fat Guy
Hey Tom, That's good to hear about what you...

Hey Tom,
That's good to hear about what you discovered with the different temperatures for the hydropiper. I've been very happy with the way that it has grown in my tank. I enjoy keeping it a lot...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-13-2014, 04:07 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 69,223
Posted By Fat Guy
I just sold a bunch of trimmings of it to a...

I just sold a bunch of trimmings of it to a member here in California. I will have more in the future. not sure about any international sale. great plant if you can get your hands on it.
Forum: Tank Journals 01-09-2014, 11:26 PM
Replies: 579
Views: 62,076
Posted By Fat Guy
wow, (just reading this a month later). that's...

wow, (just reading this a month later). that's crazy what happened. good to hear you are back.
Forum: Tank Journals 01-09-2014, 11:21 PM
Replies: 136
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Posted By Fat Guy
nice rocks!!

nice rocks!!
Forum: Tank Journals 01-09-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 69,223
Posted By Fat Guy
the big secret is getting your parameters stable...

the big secret is getting your parameters stable and balanced. co2, lighting, ferts, tank maintenance, water changes, filter cleaning etc. you can get on top of it, but having your rocks covered in...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-09-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 69,223
Posted By Fat Guy
I've grown glosso before. I had success with it...

I've grown glosso before. I had success with it but am happier with the hydropiper. It's bigger than HC but I feel roots a lot better once it establishes. My problem with HC was that I couldn't...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-09-2014, 03:58 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 69,223
Posted By Fat Guy
elbow grease and lots of it!! :icon_bigg

elbow grease and lots of it!! :icon_bigg
Forum: Tank Journals 01-08-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 69,223
Posted By Fat Guy
just ordered some plantex from Green Leaf...

just ordered some plantex from Green Leaf Aquariums. They are hands down one of my favorite companies to deal with online in this hobby. Picked up some small measuring spoons via amazon recently. I...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-06-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 440
Views: 58,645
Posted By Fat Guy
everything looks great. I've had that happen to...

everything looks great. I've had that happen to my hc many many times. It gives a nice "draw bridge" effect on the scape. I like the glosso carpet idea. maybe you should try some mini glosso as...
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