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Forum: Tank Journals 07-22-2014, 05:52 AM
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Views: 1,129
Posted By BHolmes
Thanks Zetvi! I think the RCS and Hydrocotyle...

Thanks Zetvi! I think the RCS and Hydrocotyle japan would look really good in the tank. I definitely need to get one of those stainless screens for my filter intake.


Thanks Aplomado! I really...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-22-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,275
Posted By BHolmes
Thanks Dude! If you need any info on anything...

Thanks Dude! If you need any info on anything just let me know. It's been a huge learning experience.


Thanks CityDweller! It's come a long way since that first pic last year. I've really been...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-20-2014, 12:16 AM
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Views: 1,129
Posted By BHolmes
So I completely tore down this tank last year do...

So I completely tore down this tank last year do to a huge BBA outbreak. I put it all back together and did a dry start with micro sword and S. repens. The only substrate I used was sifted MGOCPM so...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-19-2014, 11:38 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,275
Posted By BHolmes
My tank has been going strong! As of now it has...

My tank has been going strong! As of now it has been running for over a year. I started EI dosing and CO2 in January and it has made a dramatic difference. I wish I had a proper camera but here are...
Forum: Equipment 05-12-2014, 05:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 525
Posted By BHolmes
Do your fish always swim at the surface of the...

Do your fish always swim at the surface of the tank?
Forum: Equipment 05-10-2014, 01:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 525
Posted By BHolmes
+1 on that^ Increase co2 at very small...

+1 on that^
Increase co2 at very small increments. When oxygen decreases and co2 increases the fish will rise to the surface of the tank. When that happens, decrease co2 with the needle valve at...
Forum: Fish 05-09-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,546
Posted By BHolmes
Nice journal and tons of interesting info. This...

Nice journal and tons of interesting info. This makes me really look forward to keeping chocolate and samurai gourami again. Good luck and congrats!
Forum: Equipment 05-09-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 525
Posted By BHolmes
I have my pressure set at 40-50 psi and bubbles...

I have my pressure set at 40-50 psi and bubbles too fast to count. I gauge the amount of co2 by pearling over time and fish activity. The tank is filled with micro bubbles spewing out of the spray...
Forum: Equipment 05-09-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 101
Posted By BHolmes
Anyone using an Overflow Box on a Canister

In the last couple of months I've been seeing both DIY and retail equipment popping up for surface film removal. I really enjoy the low light of two T5's over my tank but a 24 inch depth and surface...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-12-2013, 05:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 918
Posted By BHolmes
I'm really glad to hear that. Sorry again for...

I'm really glad to hear that. Sorry again for being so grim but hearing about a 6+ year tank crashing is devastating for anyone involved in this hobby. Not having the funds available to replace or...
Forum: Equipment 11-12-2013, 05:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 561
Posted By BHolmes
The water that swirls around in the HOB also...

The water that swirls around in the HOB also collects oxygen and out-gasses co2.
Running an airstone is completely up to you. Try removing it from the tank for a month and see what happens
The...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-12-2013, 02:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 918
Posted By BHolmes
Are you dosing full EI daily with excel using...

Are you dosing full EI daily with excel using that tiny light?
It sounds like you might be poisoning your fish. Your plants are barely growing and that means all of those ferts you're dosing daily...
Forum: Equipment 11-12-2013, 01:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 561
Posted By BHolmes
LED units are the ones that can dim. Some can...

LED units are the ones that can dim. Some can also change color spectrums for really cool sunrise/sunset effects.
Some people run an airstone after their co2 and lights turn off to increase oxygen. ...
Forum: Equipment 11-11-2013, 10:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 561
Posted By BHolmes
I really like the coralife digital timer. It has...

I really like the coralife digital timer. It has four outlets that are constant on for filter, heater, co2 (if not on a separate timer), and UV (if needed). Two programmable daytime outlets for...
Forum: Equipment 11-11-2013, 10:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 429
Posted By BHolmes
The 1500 is a good canister. I've had mine for...

The 1500 is a good canister. I've had mine for years. The only problem I've had with mine is bypass until I added a strip of sponge around the upper basket. I jammed it down in between the basket and...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 11-10-2013, 10:24 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,045
Posted By BHolmes
This is amazing! I really like how exotic it...

This is amazing! I really like how exotic it looks. Do you have an updated fts?
Forum: Tank Journals 10-28-2013, 06:37 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 20,615
Posted By BHolmes
Those plants are massive! The pictures don't do...

Those plants are massive! The pictures don't do this scape justice.
Forum: Tank Journals 10-21-2013, 03:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,129
Posted By BHolmes
So, after the tank cycled I let one of the ADF's...

So, after the tank cycled I let one of the ADF's loose and quickly found out that it wasn't going to work. It managed to dig up about half of the floramax and uproot the plants. Now they remain in...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-21-2013, 03:03 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,275
Posted By BHolmes
Thanks guys! Rainbows are by far the most amazing...

Thanks guys! Rainbows are by far the most amazing group of fish. There are some new additions at the lfs that have my name on them. I'll also be adding one more pair of each species that's already in...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-14-2013, 06:37 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,624
Posted By BHolmes
I really like scale of this. It gives me a lot of...

I really like scale of this. It gives me a lot of inspiration for my 3g. Did you use the floramax under the AS again? That's a really cool concept. Awesome tank!
Forum: Tank Journals 10-14-2013, 12:28 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,275
Posted By BHolmes
New FTS ...

New FTS
http://i1262.photobucket.com/albums/ii611/BHolmes1320/90g%20Planted%20Bow%20Tank/20131013_171850_zps91308a82.jpg...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-03-2013, 05:33 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,275
Posted By BHolmes
Thanks dewalltheway. I really like the xmas moss...

Thanks dewalltheway. I really like the xmas moss compared the the fissidens and riccia. It loves my tank parameters and grows fast.



Thanks wkndracer. I'm really liking the dirt capped with...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-17-2013, 01:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 505
Posted By BHolmes
Nice! You have a lot of options since it's such a...

Nice! You have a lot of options since it's such a large area to plant and high-tech. Look into layering soil in your substrate. If you do that you won't have to add root tabs and it will increase...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-16-2013, 07:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 505
Posted By BHolmes
Why the flourite capped with eco complete? You...

Why the flourite capped with eco complete?
You could use either of those as a cap for something else (soil mix).
I've used the purigen and matrix in my canister. I'm to the point now where I am...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-15-2013, 07:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,129
Posted By BHolmes
3g Bow Front: First shrimp tank

Since I was only doing small tweaks to my 90g the last couple of months I needed something to build. I've had 3 African dwarf frogs in a breeder net hanging in the 90 for months now. My daughters...
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