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Forum: Aquascaping 07-24-2012, 02:49 PM
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Posted By nesopheus
Too crowded, I need a bigger tank.

Too crowded, I need a bigger tank.
Forum: Tank Journals 07-01-2012, 07:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,045
Posted By nesopheus
And what frequency and percent volume would you...

And what frequency and percent volume would you suggest?
Forum: Aquascaping 07-01-2012, 07:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,427
Posted By nesopheus
This is a 120gal el natural with 3 Rope fish,...

This is a 120gal el natural with 3 Rope fish, I've rescued a rope fish from a 20gal half full no heater, no filter and one algea covered aquarium "decoration". He was fine, perked up in a 30gal el...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-30-2012, 10:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,045
Posted By nesopheus
Checked Ammonia falls between the 0.6 and 1.2...

Checked
Ammonia falls between the 0.6 and 1.2 mg/l
PH 7.2 so ammonia not to high.
Nitrite < 0.1 mg/l
Nitrate 5 mg/l
KH 30 mg/l
GH 80 mg/l

I don't check regularly but when creatures start...
Forum: Aquascaping 06-30-2012, 10:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,427
Posted By nesopheus
Yes, the tank purchased used, had silicone...

Yes, the tank purchased used, had silicone thickly applied. I believe it had come apart already and the previous owner had just gooped it together then sold it. When it split the frame of the...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-30-2012, 03:20 PM
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Views: 5,989
Posted By nesopheus
I find taking several pics full zoom panorama and...

I find taking several pics full zoom panorama and stitching them together is effective. Dig the tank, fine selection of wood. Good job with the fiss.
Forum: Tank Journals 06-30-2012, 02:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,045
Posted By nesopheus
Although my plants are really filling out, the...

Although my plants are really filling out, the fish have taken a real hit. All of the adult guppies died and 4 out of 5 Amano shrimp have perished. I have clipped and planted the Moneywort, my...
Forum: Aquascaping 06-30-2012, 02:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,428
Posted By nesopheus
So I am learning a lot about moss, and finding...

So I am learning a lot about moss, and finding that it becomes dislodged from the wood quite easily. I am going to try carving grooves to encourage a stronger rooting. The "tree" looks like a...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-03-2012, 11:15 AM
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Views: 9,353
Posted By nesopheus
sounds fun, looks good

sounds fun, looks good
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-03-2012, 11:03 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,334
Posted By nesopheus
Here is a link about rocks in aquaria:...

Here is a link about rocks in aquaria: http://www.cichlid-forum.com/articles/rock_metals.php. Avoiding rocks downstream of mines aside, the safest rocks come from water that supports life. The rock...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-02-2012, 01:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,622
Posted By nesopheus
Beautiful mud pie :hihi:

Beautiful mud pie :hihi:
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-02-2012, 01:33 AM
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Views: 1,334
Posted By nesopheus
What setting did you find them? My favorite place...

What setting did you find them? My favorite place to find rocks is mountain streams, the higher the better.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-01-2012, 01:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,334
Posted By nesopheus
If you haven't tried to identify them yet try...

If you haven't tried to identify them yet try http://www.minsocam.org/msa/collectors_corner/id/rock_key.htm I am a serious rock in tank man myself, but I like to experiment on my guppies first. A...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-22-2012, 05:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,045
Posted By nesopheus
Baby guppy explosion

Baby guppy explosion
Forum: Aquascaping 04-21-2012, 06:02 PM
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Views: 1,428
Posted By nesopheus
5 weeks

5 weeks
Forum: Aquascaping 04-21-2012, 04:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,427
Posted By nesopheus
Rope fish paradise in all its' glory. I just...

Rope fish paradise in all its' glory. I just pulled out a 2.5 gallon paill of solid plant matter. It was so overgrown after a month that it was dark under the water. The rope fish have reduced the...
Forum: Substrate 03-18-2012, 03:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 608
Posted By nesopheus
I soak the soil for a month or two before I add...

I soak the soil for a month or two before I add the cap, but if the soil has trapped air in it no matter. The soil is there for the plants and when the plants start using it they will bring in water...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-17-2012, 04:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,871
Posted By nesopheus
I tried the two substrate layout and one thing to...

I tried the two substrate layout and one thing to note, rocks float... on sand. As the two substrates mix, the sand will sink and the rocks "float". Just a word to the wise.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-15-2012, 06:08 PM
Replies: 552
Views: 58,612
Posted By nesopheus
The Fraternity of Dirt Just because its dirt...

The Fraternity of Dirt
Just because its dirt doesn't make it low tech
Member List
Joining please copy this entire text without quoting it, then insert it (paste) in your joining post and add...
Forum: Aquascaping 03-15-2012, 01:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,428
Posted By nesopheus
It'll match the bouquet from the winter...

It'll match the bouquet from the winter olympics:hihi:
Forum: Aquascaping 03-14-2012, 05:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,428
Posted By nesopheus
I was thinking it's going to look like a Trufula...

I was thinking it's going to look like a Trufula Tree. Upon web search I found what you are talking about. Thanks for the tip.
Forum: Aquascaping 03-14-2012, 01:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,428
Posted By nesopheus
Bogwood Moss Tree

OK, saw a pic and was inspired. Using a scrap piece of localy harvested Bogwood and what I think is Java moss I'm attempting to create this living art. Any one tried this already? Any tips?
Forum: Aquascaping 03-13-2012, 11:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,427
Posted By nesopheus
Kinda funny, calling it a Rope fish Paradise and...

Kinda funny, calling it a Rope fish Paradise and not providing a pic of the namesake. You can see one in the third pic I posted, top left. There are three in total and they like to come out between...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-11-2012, 04:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 700
Posted By nesopheus
Nano Iwagumi, Rock home

I started this tank as a hospital tank and it took a life of its own.

5 gallon

Resident: Betta Splendens (Luongo)
Flora: Brazilian sword, Fissidens Splatchnobroides
Filtration: Elite802...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-10-2012, 10:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,045
Posted By nesopheus
Such are the difficulties with starting a new...

Such are the difficulties with starting a new tank. I had the full melting, Dwarf saggitaria took a hard hit but seems to have survived while the corkscrew val melted completely away. My added...
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