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Forum: Fish   02-06-2016, 06:38 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By GrampsGrunge
If I'm not mistaken aren't Rummy-noses from the...

If I'm not mistaken aren't Rummy-noses from the Rio-Negro?

Being that they are shoaling fish, that spend considerable time schooling in blackwater flooded forest conditions, maybe having some...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   02-06-2016, 04:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 360
Posted By GrampsGrunge
The specs for the tank lighting says it emits out...

The specs for the tank lighting says it emits out 7600 'kelvin' but doesn't say what level of lumens. Honestly the cube style filter will diffuse your tank's natural CO2 content, making plant...
Forum: Lighting   01-21-2016, 03:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 179
Posted By GrampsGrunge
Yes the bulbs are about 12 watts each with clear...

Yes the bulbs are about 12 watts each with clear covers. roughly 850 lumens if my spec sheet information is correct.
Forum: Lighting   01-21-2016, 03:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 812
Posted By GrampsGrunge
You might think of changing out the sponge...

You might think of changing out the sponge filter's air powered bubbler to a small powerhead that doesn't disturb the water surface so much. You're wasting what CO2 you've introduced for plant...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   01-19-2016, 12:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 284
Posted By GrampsGrunge
I would not use the UVB tube, another 5000K bulb...

I would not use the UVB tube, another 5000K bulb would be better.
Forum: Lighting   01-18-2016, 11:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 179
Posted By GrampsGrunge
Well depending on how well the Java fern takes to...

Well depending on how well the Java fern takes to the new tank, I'm planning on having the lamp 'faces' about 3"~5" above the water.

It is going to be a somewhat thin gravel substrate with...
Forum: Lighting   01-18-2016, 10:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 179
Posted By GrampsGrunge
A21 base led spotlights for tank lighting.

Since I've been out of the hobby since LED lights came on to the scene, I've been using CFL lights for my nano tanks. I'm wanting to set up a 29 tall that I've had stored and would like to do the...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   01-18-2016, 06:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 284
Posted By GrampsGrunge
Actually, Color rendering index or CRI is a...

Actually, Color rendering index or CRI is a better judge of light spectrum for plants. A better CRI means there is more of the full spectrum of light color being radiated.

With fluorescent...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-18-2016, 04:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 544
Posted By GrampsGrunge
Yes, you seem to have decent kH so you're OK...

Yes, you seem to have decent kH so you're OK there.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   12-30-2015, 09:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 544
Posted By GrampsGrunge
For one thing if you don't have any plants in,...

For one thing if you don't have any plants in, I'd not be using the CO2 reactor yet. Also, do you have a good idea about your water's carbonate hardness? CO2 needs to be carbonate buffered, to not...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   12-25-2015, 11:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 856
Posted By GrampsGrunge
Your tank looks pretty healthy, I'd be happy with...

Your tank looks pretty healthy, I'd be happy with what you've achieved.
Forum: Fish   12-22-2015, 05:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 382
Posted By GrampsGrunge
The LFS person might be referring to Orange...

The LFS person might be referring to Orange Chromides, Which IIRC can live in brackish water, I think Green Chromides another species are the similar in brakish water requirements. But they're both...
Forum: Fish   12-22-2015, 04:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 401
Posted By GrampsGrunge
I remember the joy of finding my school of 7...

I remember the joy of finding my school of 7 Hastatus dwarfs going around their 30 gallon and laying eggs. I managed to save 5 eggs and hatched them separately. Cory babies are tough little guys,...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   03-29-2015, 04:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,457
Posted By GrampsGrunge
Clown Pekolitias stay small and their main food...

Clown Pekolitias stay small and their main food need is driftwood. It's good to give them some old branches from rivers or streams you know are pretty clean.
Forum: Fish   03-08-2015, 07:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 460
Posted By GrampsGrunge
Do you have any plants at all in your 20G tank? ...

Do you have any plants at all in your 20G tank? Pencilfish in general like to have nooks and crannies to swim in, and do better with very quietly behaved tankmates. It's best if they are housed in...
Forum: Fish   03-08-2015, 01:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,135
Posted By GrampsGrunge
Honestly? I've found them to be very robust,...

Honestly? I've found them to be very robust, moreso than most Neons. When we moved I had a group of 5 in a 4 gallon bucket, while I was setting up new homes for them. I was storing extra Water...
Forum: Ponds   03-08-2015, 12:59 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,902
Posted By GrampsGrunge
Subscribed, and waiting to see how the pond...

Subscribed, and waiting to see how the pond flourishes this spring and summer. Looks like a neat set-up.
Forum: Ponds   03-08-2015, 12:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 750
Posted By GrampsGrunge
Thanks, it's been a interesting experiment. ...

Thanks, it's been a interesting experiment.

For filtering, this late Fall and Winter we've just kept a long airstone, next to the Ebo-Jager, hooked to an airpump set at low flow and didn't feed...
Forum: Fish   03-07-2015, 11:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 405
Posted By GrampsGrunge
Males 'threat' displaying to each other, you...

Males 'threat' displaying to each other, you should see Red Phantom Tetras doing this.
Forum: Ponds   03-07-2015, 11:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 750
Posted By GrampsGrunge
More images... From early February, ( last...

More images...
From early February, ( last month...
Forum: Ponds   03-05-2015, 03:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 750
Posted By GrampsGrunge
Pictures of my 85 G stock tub pond..

I set this tank up from early March of last year, and during the Spring, Summer and early Fall it was part of a larger system of stock tanks and acted as the whole system's plant bio filter. While...
Forum: Ponds   05-27-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 600
Posted By GrampsGrunge
I have a trio of interconnected watering troughs,...

I have a trio of interconnected watering troughs, in an above-ground tank arrangement, roughly of 550 gallons total. I've been aerating it with just one MillionAire two outlet air-pump and a pair...
Forum: Fish   04-30-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 451
Posted By GrampsGrunge
Looks a lot like an adult Brine Shrimp.

Looks a lot like an adult Brine Shrimp.
Forum: Fish   04-30-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 748
Posted By GrampsGrunge
Astyanax Mexicanus?

Astyanax Mexicanus?
Forum: Fish   04-30-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,354
Posted By GrampsGrunge
I like Apistos but their demands for live food...

I like Apistos but their demands for live food made them a pain to keep. If the Bolivian rams can be a little less demanding for food requirements I'd think about keeping them.
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