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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-18-2007, 06:28 AM
Replies: 304
Views: 78,175
Posted By Shady Milkman
Im gonna try this too. Any idea how to convert...

Im gonna try this too. Any idea how to convert fissidens fontanus and anubias petite to emersed form from the submersed form? Is it enough just to keep them hydrated every so often?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-12-2007, 03:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 420
Posted By Shady Milkman
To keep them from tipping over and give a more...

To keep them from tipping over and give a more forest-like look, I'd suggest trimming them more. For example, put a new stem in and trim it when it grows a couple inches. Newer stems will grow from...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-09-2007, 05:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 406
Posted By Shady Milkman
That is a cool pic. Gives me an idea for a...

That is a cool pic. Gives me an idea for a possible fissidens forest aquascape!
Forum: Tank Journals 03-20-2007, 07:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,045
Posted By Shady Milkman
Excellent! I think that should do the trick in...

Excellent! I think that should do the trick in clearing your cloudy water. If you have the money to spend, I would definetly recommend the UV. It made my water even clearer than it is out of the...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-19-2007, 06:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,045
Posted By Shady Milkman
From what I understand, in a highlight setup...

From what I understand, in a highlight setup waiting out or getting rid of greenwater using methods other than a UV or diatom is very difficult. In my lowlight 10 gallon I got rid of it just by...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-18-2007, 08:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,045
Posted By Shady Milkman
Thanks for the compliments. Petey, if you make...

Thanks for the compliments. Petey, if you make any progress with your algae be sure to let me know.
Forum: Tank Journals 03-17-2007, 11:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,045
Posted By Shady Milkman
Shady's 20H

Hi all, I thought Id finally get around to sharing my new tank. It is 20 gallon, pressurized CO2, Current dual 65w lighting fixture, Aquasoil and HOB Allglass filter. I use dry ferts dose according...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-15-2007, 03:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,638
Posted By Shady Milkman
I love the Hengel's rasbora! Are they rare...

I love the Hengel's rasbora! Are they rare because I cannot seem to find them anywhere around my area. The Danio looks incredible too.
Forum: Lighting 02-10-2007, 06:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 942
Posted By Shady Milkman
I've always wondered the same. It seems to me...

I've always wondered the same. It seems to me that for smaller aquariums this is the way to go if your looking for an inexpensive setup. I use them in my 10 gallon and I'm building a canopy for my...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-31-2007, 05:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 171
Posted By Shady Milkman
Is the dust floating around the water or is it...

Is the dust floating around the water or is it sticking to the sides of the tank, plants and rocks? If it is floating in the water it is likely dust from the flourite. That substrate requires...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-15-2006, 09:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 372
Posted By Shady Milkman
There is no problem in uprooting and rearranging...

There is no problem in uprooting and rearranging plants. Just about all tanks with picky hobbiests undergo lots of changes to the layout. Its not a bad idea though to take a look at other tanks and...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-14-2006, 11:17 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,899
Posted By Shady Milkman
Yea I was hoping to hear that. East Coast is the...

Yea I was hoping to hear that. East Coast is the only store in our area that I will buy fish from. Im actually headed there right now to get some fish for my little cousins.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-14-2006, 09:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 283
Posted By Shady Milkman
They are called low light because they can...

They are called low light because they can survive and even thrive in lower lighting. High light wont harm most low light plants, it will just make them grow quicker and maybe even allow them to...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-14-2006, 09:38 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,899
Posted By Shady Milkman
Hey Bob, I work in Lansdowne. Which lfs did you...

Hey Bob, I work in Lansdowne. Which lfs did you visit? I hope it wasn't World Wide Aquarium. Im sure its not because I don't believe they have any plants anyway.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-26-2006, 12:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 442
Posted By Shady Milkman
I think your light is pretty good. In 10 gallons...

I think your light is pretty good. In 10 gallons they say the light per gallon rule breaks down and Ive noticed I need a bit more light to get my colorful plants to reach their full potential then...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-24-2006, 10:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 442
Posted By Shady Milkman
I know I typed algae bloom but I meant bacteria...

I know I typed algae bloom but I meant bacteria bloom. If there is a greenish tint then it might be a green water algae which often happens in newer tanks that have not been well established and...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-24-2006, 12:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 442
Posted By Shady Milkman
What kind of substrate did you use? Some of them...

What kind of substrate did you use? Some of them like flourite will leave the water cloudy for a while. Most likely it could just be an algae bloom which is normal though Im not sure about the scum...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-05-2006, 03:37 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 283
Posted By Shady Milkman
Any 10 gallon experts?

I've had a 10 gallon now for about six months and have managed to learn a lot from browsing this and a few other forums. I started with a normal tank and then eventually decided to go planted with...
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