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Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   12-04-2015, 08:55 PM
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Posted By Francis Xavier
The die off is just the plants transitioning from...

The die off is just the plants transitioning from emmersed to submersed form, which is why I tend to favor filling from day one with good plant density, you just tend to get the results faster and...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   12-03-2015, 11:32 PM
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Posted By Francis Xavier
Oh my god you finally flooded it.

Oh my god you finally flooded it.
Forum: Tank Journals   12-02-2015, 10:26 PM
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Views: 2,887
Posted By Francis Xavier
Half inch glass? Jeez!

Half inch glass? Jeez!
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   11-19-2015, 10:37 AM
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Posted By Francis Xavier
Well hey Ugly, what siren call dragged you back...

Well hey Ugly, what siren call dragged you back to this side of the universe? ?

I feel like a gif from godfather 3 about "I keep trying to get out, but they keep pulling me back in" would be...
Forum: Aqua Forest Aquarium   08-14-2014, 04:42 AM
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Views: 1,423
Posted By Francis Xavier
I remember now - it was Flood type for F

I remember now - it was Flood type for F
Forum: Aqua Forest Aquarium   08-14-2014, 04:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,423
Posted By Francis Xavier
P is "pool" type and F was something odd that...

P is "pool" type and F was something odd that didn't make much sense in english (given that it was a short tank), like front type or free type or something along those lines. H is high.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   07-17-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 1,093
Views: 270,476
Posted By Francis Xavier
Next ...

Next

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5591/14488207937_fdfeac16fb.jpg
Forum: Tank Journals   08-13-2013, 05:26 AM
Replies: 298
Views: 39,316
Posted By Francis Xavier
Great to see you've turned the corner, Freph!

Great to see you've turned the corner, Freph!
Forum: Other Websites   08-13-2013, 04:31 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,010
Posted By Francis Xavier
They're working on their own product line now -...

They're working on their own product line now - so whenever that's ready, I'm sure they'll return.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   06-08-2013, 01:08 AM
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Posted By Francis Xavier
Well guys, It's been a whirlwind two weeks - had...

Well guys, It's been a whirlwind two weeks - had a trip overseas (with some awesome untouched nature shots to share) and just returned here on the 5th.

However, my business with ADA has concluded....
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   04-26-2013, 06:00 AM
Replies: 1,093
Views: 270,476
Posted By Francis Xavier
Yes this adapter is compatible. We will be...

Yes this adapter is compatible. We will be sending some (as apparently they're a custom item made by the Eheim distributor in Houston) to our Canadian partner, Miyabi Aqua Design shortly. PM me for...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   04-11-2013, 08:50 PM
Replies: 1,093
Views: 270,476
Posted By Francis Xavier
Returning to the Mini S setup, ...

Returning to the Mini S setup,

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8259/8640198701_d7b224433d_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/fxwazeter/8640198701/)
Mini S planting progression foreground complete...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   04-10-2013, 07:30 PM
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Posted By Francis Xavier
Good question! Glosso carpeting, does...

Good question!

Glosso carpeting, does require good lighting and co2 - but also, good trimming technique. When it starts to pop up, trim it down, and when you plant, plant it deeply so it has to...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   04-10-2013, 06:05 PM
Replies: 1,093
Views: 270,476
Posted By Francis Xavier
Yesterday, we left off here in the Mini S: ...

Yesterday, we left off here in the Mini S:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8260/8635203254_af287eea90_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/fxwazeter/8635203254/)
Wazeter Mini S Driftwood Layout v1...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   04-09-2013, 04:44 PM
Replies: 1,093
Views: 270,476
Posted By Francis Xavier
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8102/8635202276_d1eb...

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8102/8635202276_d1eb28d522_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/fxwazeter/8635202276/)
Elatine Hydropiper (http://www.flickr.com/photos/fxwazeter/8635202276/) by Francis...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   04-09-2013, 12:26 AM
Replies: 1,093
Views: 270,476
Posted By Francis Xavier
I have the driftwood pre soaked to sink, and...

I have the driftwood pre soaked to sink, and opted to not use stones aesthetically. This requires a delicate hand in such a small tank, however, to prevent shifting of the arrangement or not knocking...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   04-08-2013, 10:00 PM
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Views: 270,476
Posted By Francis Xavier
With mosses, bucephelandra, anubias and bolbitus...

With mosses, bucephelandra, anubias and bolbitus tied to the driftwood, and the driftwood soundly in place, the first plant to go in the substrate is crypt. parva
...
Forum: Tank Journals   04-07-2013, 07:18 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 18,452
Posted By Francis Xavier
They're a pretty small operation, just like mine....

They're a pretty small operation, just like mine.

Not to speak for them, but sometimes things get so busy that it's easy to get overwhelmed. Mistakes happen, and it sucks when it does. But...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   04-07-2013, 05:09 AM
Replies: 1,093
Views: 270,476
Posted By Francis Xavier
I'm not so sure on opening them and adding...

I'm not so sure on opening them and adding glucose, unless you have a sterile environment - and even then difficult since infection is the number one cause of plant death in these vials. Normally,...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   04-05-2013, 11:38 PM
Replies: 1,093
Views: 270,476
Posted By Francis Xavier
Fyi - i haven't forgotten your PM, will message...

Fyi - i haven't forgotten your PM, will message you tonight.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   04-05-2013, 07:30 PM
Replies: 1,093
Views: 270,476
Posted By Francis Xavier
As always, the first step in a successful planted...

As always, the first step in a successful planted aquarium is the strength of the soil system behind it. As such, the first step here is to add additives and power sand:
...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   04-05-2013, 04:37 PM
Replies: 1,093
Views: 270,476
Posted By Francis Xavier
Keep in touch, as there's a bigger update coming...

Keep in touch, as there's a bigger update coming later today with a step-by-step.

Having rekindled my original love and gone back to the Mini S, there was just too much inspiration to not do a...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   04-05-2013, 01:20 AM
Replies: 1,093
Views: 270,476
Posted By Francis Xavier
Easy financing is something to dread usually!...

Easy financing is something to dread usually! Cause usually that means "ohh I can totally get MORE now!"
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   04-04-2013, 08:15 PM
Replies: 1,093
Views: 270,476
Posted By Francis Xavier
Hah! Well, I have to pay for the camera somehow! ...

Hah! Well, I have to pay for the camera somehow!

And I have no idea what it is, but that Bucephelandra is growing like crazy for a week under lights compared to what I've been told to expect. It's...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   04-04-2013, 07:43 PM
Replies: 1,093
Views: 270,476
Posted By Francis Xavier
Shot with the same lens, yes! While I did manage...

Shot with the same lens, yes! While I did manage to learn a lot of new tricks from all the photographers at the IAPLC meeting / Urabandai tour, I make no claims as to being able to hold my hands...
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