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Forum: Tank Journals 12-06-2010, 12:30 PM
Replies: 130
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Posted By crossbow
buritne, The only time I've had any ick...

buritne,

The only time I've had any ick issues, was when there was a large amount of fish stress. This was due in part to insufficient filtration for the tank in question. Goldfish are...
Forum: Tank Journals 12-01-2010, 08:17 PM
Replies: 130
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Posted By crossbow
I bought it pre-built from Ahsupply. I should...

I bought it pre-built from Ahsupply. I should point out, their 96 watt kit is a bit too powerful for the 46 gallon. It's really powerful!
Forum: Tank Journals 12-01-2010, 04:23 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 23,729
Posted By crossbow
paybackranch, Hey! Yes I got the canopy...

paybackranch,

Hey! Yes I got the canopy from ahsupply. I don't know if they make them anymore, at the time it was a perfect size for the tank. Even better, the plastic cover that fits with the...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-24-2010, 02:06 PM
Replies: 130
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Posted By crossbow
Hey Payback, I find that the openings do...

Hey Payback,

I find that the openings do limit your ability to clean somewhat (unless you have long arms), and also limit the size of the items you can place in the tank. I have an awesome piece...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-19-2010, 08:29 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 23,729
Posted By crossbow
Hey Cheddar! Thanks for your comments! Great...

Hey Cheddar! Thanks for your comments!

Great news. We finally got a house! And it's a dream house! Most of the places we were looking at were 1300 sq feet...we ended up getting a monster sized...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-30-2010, 03:42 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 23,729
Posted By crossbow
Hey Bill, Thanks! I took the white stones...

Hey Bill,

Thanks! I took the white stones out because they were continuously being covered by algae....AND the goldfish would bury them. Goldfish seem to be their own construction crews. They...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 08-25-2010, 03:49 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,592
Posted By crossbow
That tank size should be good for the fancies. ...

That tank size should be good for the fancies. The 20-30 Gallon rule is for non fancy goldfish. Most fancy's are very happy with 10-20 gallons of water. You're around 15 or so per goldie, so thats...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-25-2010, 02:52 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 23,729
Posted By crossbow
46 Bowfront, Goldfish Grazing Project (8/25/10 Update)

Hey Guys,

I've been lazy with taking photos. Here is the latest!

http://www.3dluvr.com/crossbow/fish/august25fish.JPG

Val's in full recovery. Nice and green again, normal grass lost/week. ...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-03-2010, 03:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,383
Posted By crossbow
DarkCobra, Thanks a lot for taking the time to...

DarkCobra,
Thanks a lot for taking the time to reply with all the info. It's greatly appreciated.

Found this today.
http://www.aquariumguys.com/silentairpump.html

Battery powered airpump...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-02-2010, 01:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,383
Posted By crossbow
Hey Guys, I recently had a power outage as...

Hey Guys,
I recently had a power outage as well. It was for more then 24 hours (about 28 hours). When I called pepco, they gave a 2 day time span for getting the power back on, so I immediately...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-21-2010, 01:26 PM
Replies: 130
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Posted By crossbow
londonloco, Thanks! My gf thinks it's hilarious...

londonloco,
Thanks! My gf thinks it's hilarious how those opposed to the blue substrate start to like it over time. I did have a pair of small moors in a tank with eco complete, and it was more...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-21-2010, 02:24 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 23,729
Posted By crossbow
Hey Everyone! Sorry for the very belated delay...

Hey Everyone! Sorry for the very belated delay in replies. All my free time was sucked up with searching for a new home, work, and then I took a vacation!

The good news. The fish are doing...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-27-2010, 09:36 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 23,729
Posted By crossbow
Chaos, Thanks! Tank is doing great. Haven't...

Chaos,
Thanks! Tank is doing great. Haven't taken photos in a couple weeks. Got lazy. I'll take an update sat or sun. Basically looks the same, except the Val's have really taken over the right...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-04-2010, 01:38 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 23,729
Posted By crossbow
tuffgong, I got primarily to ...

tuffgong,

I got primarily to
http://www.tropicalfishworld.com/

off of 355, bit north of shady grove rd.


The other LFS is in rockville,
http://www.congressionalaquarium.com/
Forum: Tank Journals 05-03-2010, 03:05 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 23,729
Posted By crossbow
Here's a short time lapse. Basically the photo...

Here's a short time lapse. Basically the photo was taken every Saturday, from January, to May 1st.

Doh no embedding! Guess you guys will have to click the link.
...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-03-2010, 02:25 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 23,729
Posted By crossbow
May update! ...

May update!

http://www.3dluvr.com/crossbow/fish/mayupdate1.jpg

Everybody in the tank doing well. I'm working on a time lapse video I'm hopefully going to post today, just to show the tank...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-27-2010, 03:58 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 23,729
Posted By crossbow
Hey laura, Nope! Closest thing to a crypt I...

Hey laura,

Nope! Closest thing to a crypt I tried would probably be the java fern. The big leafy plants don't seem to do so well in the tank, not because of the fish, but because of the algae...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-27-2010, 03:12 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 23,729
Posted By crossbow
Fourth week in April Update. ...

Fourth week in April Update.

http://www.3dluvr.com/crossbow/fish/aprilupdate4.jpg

Lost the first house (2nd lien on the property, and bank refused offer even though it was the list price!), put...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-19-2010, 03:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 858
Posted By crossbow
Something else to keep in mind...your tank heater...

Something else to keep in mind...your tank heater will have to work harder to maintain temperatures with the top off, vs on, resulting in a higher electric bill.
Forum: Tank Journals 04-17-2010, 08:50 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 23,729
Posted By crossbow
Ha, that is about how long my baby tears lasted! ...

Ha, that is about how long my baby tears lasted! Doesn't help I'm using generic petco gravel. Takes almost a week for most plants to get a firm grip on its stones.

I did have some hornwort at...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-17-2010, 03:49 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 23,729
Posted By crossbow
Hey Vadim, I don't notice any bowing, but...

Hey Vadim,

I don't notice any bowing, but then my tank is a bowfront, so it's kinda of hard to tell!

I have heard seaclear has good warranties, and they usually have someone by the phone if you...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-17-2010, 02:56 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 23,729
Posted By crossbow
Here is this weeks update! ...

Here is this weeks update!

http://www.3dluvr.com/crossbow/fish/aprilupdate3.jpg

Val's quickly taking up the space on the right as the green camboba is removed. Rotela has now reached the same...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-11-2010, 12:25 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 23,729
Posted By crossbow
They were both eating the cabomba, and eventually...

They were both eating the cabomba, and eventually seemed to just play with it by yanking it out of the substrate.

The blue gravel is made up of rather large pieces, and doesn't hold plants with...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-10-2010, 02:46 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 23,729
Posted By crossbow
Hey Guys! This week you get a DOUBLE Update! I...

Hey Guys! This week you get a DOUBLE Update! I forgot to post last weeks Saturday photo, so you'll get two in a row now!

1st Week of April
http://www.3dluvr.com/crossbow/fish/aprilupdate1.jpg
...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-02-2010, 05:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 608
Posted By crossbow
I take it the lead in the weights won't have any...

I take it the lead in the weights won't have any effect on water chemistry?
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