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Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 06-11-2010, 02:11 PM
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Posted By martinpc
Walmart lights

I have to agree with MIDukes. I have been using the Walmart and LEDs and have grown nothing but fuzzy green stuff while my plants have turned brown.

Looking for other solutions.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 05-13-2010, 11:45 AM
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Posted By martinpc
green neon tetras

Thanks, that is exactly what I was hoping for.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 05-12-2010, 08:27 PM
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Posted By martinpc
what fish

I see a lot about aquascaping here but haven't seen much on fauna. WHat are you guys stocking in the Edge?

I have been thinking a small school of tetras. Any ideas? How many could I pack in there...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 05-09-2010, 11:51 AM
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Posted By martinpc
NICE! Could you give us a complete breakdown of...

NICE! Could you give us a complete breakdown of what you have down?
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 05-07-2010, 09:08 PM
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Posted By martinpc
Pics

Let's see some pictures!
Forum: Lighting 05-01-2010, 12:05 PM
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Posted By martinpc
growth=light

From reading around here on the forums, HC needs lots of light especially for growth. A lot of people here have used way more light than they need and they get great growth followed by lots of algae....
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 05-01-2010, 11:53 AM
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Posted By martinpc
Yup, just go to lowes/homedepot and get one of...

Yup, just go to lowes/homedepot and get one of their short sockets. They are about $1. If you run it from a power strip with circuit protection, which you should, then it ought to be fine even if it...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 04-27-2010, 01:09 PM
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Views: 6,198
Posted By martinpc
love it

Great tank! What are you feeding the shrimp? They are so red!
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 04-27-2010, 12:38 PM
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Posted By martinpc
work backwards

I understand getting the tank the right size for your space, but you might try working backwards from what you want your finished product to be.

What plants do you want to use? Are you going to...
Forum: Aquascaping 04-26-2010, 08:26 PM
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Posted By martinpc
Nice!

Nice hardscape there, though a bit blurry. I like the sharp rocks. I am doing HC only for now. Some people are adding dwarf hairgrass and shorter types of veggies.

Post more pics. I'd love to see...
Forum: Aquascaping 04-25-2010, 08:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,025
Posted By martinpc
thoughts

You have probably been checking the web, but there are several things you will most likely want to look at.

If you are growing HC, the standard light won't be sufficient. I have the LED upgrades...
Forum: Aquascaping 04-25-2010, 04:00 AM
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Views: 4,025
Posted By martinpc
my journal

Here's my journal btw:

http://www.aquaticplantcentral.com/forumapc/new-planted-aquariums/69967-noob-fluval-edge-iwagumi-style.html
Forum: Aquascaping 04-25-2010, 03:58 AM
Replies: 14
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Posted By martinpc
like the second one

I like the second one better. After playing with mine for a while, I decided to do something more vertical to contrast the very horizontal lines of the tank. Might I suggest standing the bigger rock...
Forum: Aquascaping 04-25-2010, 03:55 AM
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Posted By martinpc
Looking good

I like your hardscape. The rocks look really good.

There are lots of people here doing iwagumi/edge tanks. Keep us posted on progress. What are your plans for flora and fauna?
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 04-24-2010, 11:19 AM
Replies: 103
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Posted By martinpc
Well, I am hoping that I will eventually get a...

Well, I am hoping that I will eventually get a nice carpet to cover the whole scape. I ordered enough from the store, but they only sent me enough healthy stock to cover what you see. I was really...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-23-2010, 10:18 PM
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Views: 8,038
Posted By martinpc
How is hampton bay lighting working? DO you still...

How is hampton bay lighting working? DO you still like it? Is it bright enough?
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 04-23-2010, 09:29 PM
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Posted By martinpc
Thanks Tounor! At a second glance, I think it is...

Thanks Tounor! At a second glance, I think it is considerably brighter. I am just about ready to get either the Coralife mini light or another light from Catalina.

It is probably hard to see in...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 04-23-2010, 01:05 AM
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Posted By martinpc
Are you using the 8" double light here? ...

Are you using the 8" double light here?

http://www.catalinaaquarium.com/product_info.php?products_id=1242

If so, does it get hot?
Forum: Equipment 04-22-2010, 08:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,572
Posted By martinpc
Do you have a link for upaqua? Google didn't turn...

Do you have a link for upaqua? Google didn't turn up a supplier.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 04-22-2010, 07:02 PM
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Posted By martinpc
new lights

So per, tuono's suggestion, I put in the Walmart 10w light today. It doesn't seem to be that much brighter, but I'm hoping it will start some growth.

Before with LEDs only:...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 04-22-2010, 04:42 PM
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Posted By martinpc
inspired

BTW, tuono, I should credit you for inspiring me to do this. I have been trying to make mine much like yours. Thanks for the inspiration.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 04-22-2010, 04:40 PM
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Posted By martinpc
Thanks tuono, I am working on adding the 10w...

Thanks tuono, I am working on adding the 10w Walmart light today. Do you think that will be enough?

Here are some close ups of the hardscape....
Forum: Equipment 04-22-2010, 02:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,572
Posted By martinpc
Yup, just wondering.

I have a paintball tank already. I just want to try it with a cheap regulator before I take the plunge and get a whole system.

Is there anyway to find out if it is the standard size for paintball...
Forum: Equipment 04-22-2010, 11:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,572
Posted By martinpc
pierce co2 modifications

Anyone ever used this system? I was wondering if it would be possible/feasible to use the hardware and attach it to a paintball tank. Anyone know the size/threads of the tank that it comes with?
...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 04-21-2010, 03:11 AM
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Posted By martinpc
Thanks TLE. I thought I was probably jumping the...

Thanks TLE. I thought I was probably jumping the gun, but I have seen so many people have almost a full ground cover after two months that I thought maybe I was doing something wrong.
...
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