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Forum: Fish   01-30-2013, 06:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 339
Posted By statler&waldorf
Mysterious fish deaths

I have a 20 long planted tank that has been set up for a year now. It currently houses 15 CPDs, ottos, cherry shrimps, amanos, and snails. Since the tank was set up, I have had hardly any new...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   01-18-2013, 07:15 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,739
Posted By statler&waldorf
In middle school I was in the GATE program...

In middle school I was in the GATE program (gifted and talented education). I hated it. I felt like I had to do a lot more work than my peers, but it was still easy. I told my mom over and over...
Forum: Lighting   01-15-2013, 05:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,245
Posted By statler&waldorf
No one else? Still can't make up my mind!

No one else? Still can't make up my mind!
Forum: Lighting   01-14-2013, 11:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,465
Posted By statler&waldorf
Looking at the PAR data for the 48" you would...

Looking at the PAR data for the 48" you would have ~ 30 at 24 inches, so you would still be in low light. You should be alright without co2.
Forum: Lighting   01-14-2013, 05:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,245
Posted By statler&waldorf
Thanks everyone for your input. I still don't...

Thanks everyone for your input. I still don't think I'm any closer to a decision. I was mostly sold on LED, then I read all your thoughts on T5s, and agree they seem to have better output. Running...
Forum: Lighting   01-13-2013, 07:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,245
Posted By statler&waldorf
T5HO or LED?

I have a bit of a dilema, and I could use some input.
I currently have over my 20 long an odyssea t5ho fixture. I am aware of the brand's reputation, and had planned on it being temporary. The...
Forum: Equipment   01-10-2013, 10:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 450
Posted By statler&waldorf
I was about to write something snarky along the...

I was about to write something snarky along the lines of "I think I would know if my sponge was clogged." But decided to check it anyways. You were right. It looks clean, but taking it off made a...
Forum: Equipment   01-10-2013, 10:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 450
Posted By statler&waldorf
Having trouble with a Fluval 105

I recently got a really good deal on a Fluval 105, and decided to add it to my 20 long, in addition to 2 x Aqueon Quiet Flow 10. However, since I set it up about a month ago, I noticed that it will...
Forum: Plants   12-28-2012, 04:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,601
Posted By statler&waldorf
Just thought I'd give everyone an update. I...

Just thought I'd give everyone an update. I ended up shoving my java ferns in a back corner of my tank, where there is a lot of shade, unrooted and unattached, just sort of wedged between some...
Forum: Fish   12-17-2012, 10:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 375
Posted By statler&waldorf
Cherry shrimp and amanos are in the tank. I'm...

Cherry shrimp and amanos are in the tank. I'm really surprised I was able to catch this one fish, I doubt I could catch them all - too many plants in the tank. Though I think you're right about that...
Forum: Fish   12-17-2012, 09:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 375
Posted By statler&waldorf
Single fish with ich?

So I was watching my CPD fry this morning, and noticed that one had 3 white dots on it that looks like ich. :angryfire There are 15 CPDs all together in the tank, plus otos, and none of the rest have...
Forum: Lighting   12-16-2012, 12:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 476
Posted By statler&waldorf
I'm curious if these would work as well. I've...

I'm curious if these would work as well. I've also seen some with RGB leds, with a remote that allows you change the spectrum.
Forum: Plants   12-14-2012, 07:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,601
Posted By statler&waldorf
How do you grow java fern?

Ok, I have a terrible confession to make... I can't grow java fern. :icon_redf
There! I said it.
I've always admired scapes that incorporate large mats of java fern, especially needle leaf. So...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   12-12-2012, 09:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 761
Posted By statler&waldorf
Lol, finals week is when my tanks get the most...

Lol, finals week is when my tanks get the most attention! I know I have a paper to write, but I see algae on the glass, and it's going to drive me nuts until I scrape it.... then while I'm at it,...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   12-12-2012, 09:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 315
Posted By statler&waldorf
I fret about my shrimp tank too... sorry, I...

I fret about my shrimp tank too...

sorry, I couldn't help it :hihi:
Forum: Aquascaping   12-12-2012, 06:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,437
Posted By statler&waldorf
Also check the SNS (for sale/trade). Several...

Also check the SNS (for sale/trade). Several sellers here offer manzanita branches, and you can see exactly which branch you are getting.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   12-11-2012, 09:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 470
Posted By statler&waldorf
I just bought my dry ferts from bob's tropical...

I just bought my dry ferts from bob's tropical plants, and was really please. You can by NPK and micros as a set, premixed, or each fert separately.
Forum: Fish   12-10-2012, 07:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 923
Posted By statler&waldorf
I can't see 2 scarlet badis getting along in a 5...

I can't see 2 scarlet badis getting along in a 5 gallon tank - I had 3 in a 20 long, and they fought constantly until I re-homed 2.
Your stocking seems a bit high, I think that many rasboras...
Forum: Plants   12-10-2012, 06:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 473
Posted By statler&waldorf
The plantlet looks like it might be a baby...

The plantlet looks like it might be a baby windelov java fern, and the second is a crypt, but I don't know my crypts well enough to tell you which type.
Forum: Plants   12-08-2012, 08:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 543
Posted By statler&waldorf
If you are doing a fish-less system, you will...

If you are doing a fish-less system, you will need ferts all the more. You may be able to get away with root tabs, if you don't want to do a dosing schedule. You have a lot of red plants on your...
Forum: Tank Journals   12-08-2012, 08:00 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 47,466
Posted By statler&waldorf
Your scape is amazing, I love seeing something so...

Your scape is amazing, I love seeing something so unique! But what really blows my mind is the patience it would take to let something like this evolve! Your tank clearly did not get to where it is...
Forum: Aquascaping   12-08-2012, 07:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,550
Posted By statler&waldorf
Beautiful scape, there's a lot of detail and...

Beautiful scape, there's a lot of detail and contrast for such a small area.
BTW, where can I get some of those speedy snails? :biggrin:
Forum: Low Tech Forum   12-08-2012, 06:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,344
Posted By statler&waldorf
It looks to me like you have a nutrient...

It looks to me like you have a nutrient deficiency - are you adding any fertilizers to your tank? You might consider adding at least some root tabs for your stem plants.
Watts per gallon are not...
Forum: Plants   12-08-2012, 04:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 503
Posted By statler&waldorf
downoi

downoi
Forum: Fish   12-08-2012, 03:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,693
Posted By statler&waldorf
I don't know if I would call a scarlet badis a...

I don't know if I would call a scarlet badis a "centerpiece" fish... I find that they like sheltered areas in my tank, so I'm always having to look around for them, whereas my CPDs are always out and...
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