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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-16-2013, 05:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 638
Posted By Rivercats
I totally agree with this. I have everything...

I totally agree with this. I have everything from a 6g planted up to a 220g 100% planted which mostly stem plants and tanks in between and can honestly say the 220g with so many stem plants, high...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-02-2013, 03:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,625
Posted By Rivercats
Algaefix can and most likely will kill all...

Algaefix can and most likely will kill all inverts so I would not use it.

You can use either Excel or Hydrogen Peroxide 3% solution. Turn off your filters, pull up 1-3ml or either Excel or...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-02-2013, 12:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 339
Posted By Rivercats
I know a lot of people who use it straight as...

I know a lot of people who use it straight as they don't like mixing it. Just remember you only need half the amount you would dose Excel at.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-02-2013, 12:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,625
Posted By Rivercats
How long do you run your lights daily? Often...

How long do you run your lights daily? Often times lower lighting to 6 hours a day until the algae is gone helps a lot. When getting new plants I also soak them for 20 minutes in a peroxide dip at...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-01-2013, 11:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 339
Posted By Rivercats
You can use either RO or Distilled water. Be...

You can use either RO or Distilled water. Be sure to store it in opaque containers as light breaks it down. I've been using it for years with excellent results and have always mixed it with RO as...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-31-2013, 12:51 AM
Replies: 487
Views: 39,800
Posted By Rivercats
The tank is looking really good Brian!

The tank is looking really good Brian!
Forum: Substrate 10-30-2013, 09:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 448
Posted By Rivercats
I just like Eco Complete which is why I use it...

I just like Eco Complete which is why I use it but do agree it's pricey!
Forum: Substrate 10-30-2013, 12:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 448
Posted By Rivercats
I've been dirting tanks for quite some time with...

I've been dirting tanks for quite some time with my largest being a 220g. In small tanks I prefer an inch of dirt and an 1" to 1-1/2" of cap. On bigger tanks I use 1-1/2 inches of dirt and 1-1/2...
Forum: Aquascaping 10-30-2013, 12:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,381
Posted By Rivercats
Have you looked at Build My Led fixtures? I...

Have you looked at Build My Led fixtures? I have four, one on my 55g, and they are great pictures.
Forum: Aquascaping 10-30-2013, 12:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 238
Posted By Rivercats
I too got my 24" SS tools off [Ebay Link Removed]...

I too got my 24" SS tools off [Ebay Link Removed] The are awkward at first but over time you get the hang of it. My 220g is 30" deep and 100% planted in which I use my tweezers for all my planting.
Forum: Plants 12-02-2012, 02:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 455
Posted By Rivercats
This is a new plant to me but so far so good. I...

This is a new plant to me but so far so good. I read somewhere they do good with Glutaraldehyde/Excel and that happens to be what I use in my tank (no CO2).
Forum: Aquascaping 12-02-2012, 02:50 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,002
Posted By Rivercats
Sorry there is so much glare but those Metal...

Sorry there is so much glare but those Metal Halide lights are unforgiving, washing out the colors and giving a bad glare off the plants. When the plants get grown out I'm going to get pic's when...
Forum: Aquascaping 12-02-2012, 04:25 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,002
Posted By Rivercats
Finally got some new plants in the tank, Anubia...

Finally got some new plants in the tank, Anubia Nana Petite, Cabomba Furcata (which is actually flowering), and Proserpinaca palustris. Sorry the full tank shots are hazy but between uprooting and...
Forum: Plants 12-02-2012, 04:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 455
Posted By Rivercats
Cabomba Furcata flowering in aquarium

Just thought I'd share a couple pic's of my Cabomba Furcata beginning to bloom. It was recently trimmed down very low and was amazed to see a flower today.
Forum: Aquascaping 11-20-2012, 11:07 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,002
Posted By Rivercats
It will be more like 4 since my plants won't come...

It will be more like 4 since my plants won't come in till a week from this friday and then I won't take pic's for a couple weeks after that. Sorry but you know what they say... good things come to...
Forum: Aquascaping 11-20-2012, 11:00 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,002
Posted By Rivercats
I've read you can, so yes. I have a portable...

I've read you can, so yes. I have a portable countertop unit so I have RO available.
Forum: Aquascaping 11-20-2012, 07:43 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,002
Posted By Rivercats
Thanks! I've been in the hobby over 30 years...

Thanks! I've been in the hobby over 30 years and never used CO2. Alot of people keep telling me I "need" CO2 and my tank will look even better but I just can't bring myself to get a pressurized...
Forum: Aquascaping 11-20-2012, 07:40 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,002
Posted By Rivercats
Amanda the tank has filled in alot since those...

Amanda the tank has filled in alot since those pic's. All the background that you could see is now filled in to the water line. Am also going to be adding the last few plants next week and hope...
Forum: Aquascaping 11-06-2012, 03:15 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,002
Posted By Rivercats
Been there tried that but with so many if a...

Been there tried that but with so many if a second person is there they just go crazy swimming back and forth, never remotely holding still, and still can't get a decent shot. It's just as bad...
Forum: Aquascaping 11-06-2012, 02:12 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,002
Posted By Rivercats
Thank you!

Thank you!
Forum: Aquascaping 11-06-2012, 01:52 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,002
Posted By Rivercats
He's actually a Gold Super Veil and I think was...

He's actually a Gold Super Veil and I think was $38, I've had him a couple years now.
Forum: Aquascaping 11-06-2012, 02:14 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,002
Posted By Rivercats
I run high light, 3x150w 6000K Metal halide with...

I run high light, 3x150w 6000K Metal halide with 4x39w 6700K T5HO's. T5's on 12 hours (9am-9pm) Metal halides 6 hour burst (2pm-8pm). Dose is glutaraldehyde 1ml per 5 gallons due to the high...
Forum: Aquascaping 11-06-2012, 01:58 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,002
Posted By Rivercats
Thanks! I have a Fluval FX5 for mechnical and...

Thanks! I have a Fluval FX5 for mechnical and chemical (Purgen) filtration and a Fluval 406 with Advantage 2000 UV.
Forum: Aquascaping 11-06-2012, 01:43 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,002
Posted By Rivercats
Some day I'm going to get pic's of all 13. ...

Some day I'm going to get pic's of all 13. Problem is whenever I go up to the tank they all come zipping over and no one will turn sideways so I can snap a shot.
Forum: Aquascaping 11-06-2012, 01:41 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,002
Posted By Rivercats
That is one of my Anubia Nana's. I have another...

That is one of my Anubia Nana's. I have another flower on the other side of the tank. For some reason these guys flower pretty regularly. The up side is the blooms last pretty long too.
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