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Forum: Tank Journals 08-06-2008, 03:20 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,392
Posted By bose_man
Doubtful. Just to be safe go down to the hardware...

Doubtful. Just to be safe go down to the hardware store and buy a bottle of pure ammonia, and make sure it doesn't have any ingredients other than ammonia. Just put some already seeded substrate into...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 07-26-2008, 02:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,740
Posted By bose_man
The only occupants as of now are six NDR's and...

The only occupants as of now are six NDR's and all I have planned for other fish are 4 or 5 otos. So if I did add the apistos that would be it for this tank. My main concerns are that my pH is a...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 07-25-2008, 05:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,740
Posted By bose_man
Thanks, I like the light legs too. I just went to...

Thanks, I like the light legs too. I just went to the local hardware store and got some steel, cut to the lengths I needed for each piece and welded it together. It pays to have a dad with an arc...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 07-22-2008, 05:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,740
Posted By bose_man
Time for the most exciting update of them all! I...

Time for the most exciting update of them all! I got back from a weekend away, checked the ammonia and nitrite levels, and they were zero! It was time to take down the 20 gallon and move the rainbows...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 07-21-2008, 04:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,740
Posted By bose_man
Thanks p3purr. I might try the suction cup thing....

Thanks p3purr. I might try the suction cup thing. The rock pile is secure, they fit together quite nicely. And you're right, it is a 29. It was sold to me as a 30 so that was what assumed it was, but...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 07-21-2008, 05:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,740
Posted By bose_man
Thanks, I'm going for a darker river bottom look....

Thanks, I'm going for a darker river bottom look. Hopefully it works out that way.

Thanks, youareafever. So you've never had any changes in water perameters because of the ceramic? Maybe I'll put...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 07-21-2008, 01:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,740
Posted By bose_man
No. It's just holding down the driftwood until it...

No. It's just holding down the driftwood until it sinks on it's own. It's annoying, I know.
The six rainbows from the 20 will be added tomorrow along with the plants. Hopefully they'll like it. ...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 07-20-2008, 11:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,740
Posted By bose_man
So my plant order finally came in. I spent a good...

So my plant order finally came in. I spent a good hour and a half planting and tying anubias to rocks.
Anyway. Pictures!

http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj249/idostuff69/P1030390.jpg
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Forum: Tank Journals 07-17-2008, 12:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 858
Posted By bose_man
Java ferns grow on a rhizome. The rhizome cannot...

Java ferns grow on a rhizome. The rhizome cannot be buried or else it will rot and the plant will die. It is possible to plant them into the substrate if the rhizome is not buried but that looks...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-16-2008, 11:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 858
Posted By bose_man
Looking good so far. Maybe tie the java ferns and...

Looking good so far. Maybe tie the java ferns and java moss to the driftwood. And if that is an amazon sword then put it in the back as they get huge.
How do you like that coralife fixture? I'm...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 07-16-2008, 07:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 563
Posted By bose_man
First off, I would like to say welcome to the...

First off, I would like to say welcome to the planted tank!
The one big rule that I've found with all planted tanks, high-tech or low-tech, is that you always want to plant heavily. This makes it...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 07-16-2008, 01:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,740
Posted By bose_man
So I finally went and got some rocks from the...

So I finally went and got some rocks from the local river/ stream thing. They needed a good cleaning but in the end I think they look good. But they'll look even better when there's java fernand...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 07-10-2008, 11:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,740
Posted By bose_man
Well I just placed a plant order with aqua...

Well I just placed a plant order with aqua botanic for a java fern, about 4 anubias, amazon frogbit, and a bunch of wisteria for a fast grower. Not exactly sure when they're going to get here, but...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 07-10-2008, 03:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,740
Posted By bose_man
I will be adding a black background as soon as I...

I will be adding a black background as soon as I can make one.
Thanks Chris. I was thinking either dwarf cories or schwartz's cories. It'll probably come down to whatever my LFS has.
Which reminds...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 07-10-2008, 03:04 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,740
Posted By bose_man
Okay. So finally an update. After going to my...

Okay. So finally an update.
After going to my local LFS and seeing that flourite was 28 bucks a bag I decided to go the cheaper route with Schultz Aqua Soil. So I went to Home Depot today and...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 07-06-2008, 03:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 488
Posted By bose_man
Yes, you absolutely can. Browse this forum and...

Yes, you absolutely can. Browse this forum and you'll find a bunch.
But if you're not going to inject CO2 than you won't need (and shouldn't dose) ferts. It will lead to algae. In a natural planted...
Forum: Fish 07-03-2008, 01:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 313
Posted By bose_man
I second the rummynoses. Beautiful fish and a big...

I second the rummynoses. Beautiful fish and a big group would look great in a 40g.
I would suggest, if possible, getting rid of the clown loaches as they can grow over a foot long and like to be in...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 07-01-2008, 01:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,740
Posted By bose_man
The lights were on a timer, I even had someone...

The lights were on a timer, I even had someone there to dose ferts. It's just that before I left I hadn't figured out a dosing schedule and obviously the one I layed out wasn't right. Oh well, live...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 06-30-2008, 09:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,740
Posted By bose_man
30g low-tech journal. (Updated 7/22!)

So I went on a two-week vacation out west and when I got back I looked at my current 20g long and saw this...
http://i28.tinypic.com/mh6jhs.jpg
The bga was even worse than it looks in the pic. I...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-05-2008, 11:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 489
Posted By bose_man
The nitrogen is derived from such fun things as...

The nitrogen is derived from such fun things as ammonium and nitrates.
Wikipedia. It helps.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 06-04-2008, 11:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 769
Posted By bose_man
Looking good. The carpet plant, whether it's HC...

Looking good. The carpet plant, whether it's HC or HM I can't tell, has grown really well. Once it has grown in fully the tank will look great. If you're going to swap out the microsword, you might...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 06-03-2008, 10:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,614
Posted By bose_man
Well it's a 30g tall but I'm not sure on the...

Well it's a 30g tall but I'm not sure on the exact size. Aqua-clear filter, not sure on the model though. And I just ordered an Eheim aquaball powerhead. Right now I'm running two used heaters (the...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 06-03-2008, 09:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,614
Posted By bose_man
Wow. Thanks everyone. I wasn't expecting so many...

Wow. Thanks everyone. I wasn't expecting so many replies. I'm not worried about the flow as I am set on getting a powerhead. The main reason I was going to get a canister was the minmal surface...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 06-01-2008, 10:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,255
Posted By bose_man
Yep, just spread them out a little so light can...

Yep, just spread them out a little so light can reach them all.
It looks good so far, I would just recommend more plants (More plants help to out-compete algae for nutrients.) and a better bulb....
Forum: Low Tech Forum 06-01-2008, 10:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,614
Posted By bose_man
Best filter for 30g low-tech?

I recently purchased a used 30g tank and was planning on setting it up in a low-tech fashion. But right now I have no clue what to get for a filter. With the tank came an Aqua-Clear HOB but I don't...
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