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Forum: DIY   10-29-2015, 09:07 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 13,601
Posted By skoram
I just noticed this thread now. Benjaf, thanks...

I just noticed this thread now. Benjaf, thanks for sharing your fantastic code with us! This is just what I have been looking for :grin2:
Forum: Tank Journals   10-15-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,041
Posted By skoram
I like the simple and elegant layout and plants...

I like the simple and elegant layout and plants look really clean and healthy. You are definitely doing something right.
Forum: Tank Journals   10-15-2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,191
Posted By skoram
i really like your final hardscape. The...

i really like your final hardscape. The alien-face-hugger (to quote Black Hills Hillbilly) looks a little odd to me but with plants grown in I bet it will be quite interesting.
Forum: Tank Journals   10-14-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,744
Posted By skoram
love the new hardscape. well done

love the new hardscape. well done
Forum: Tank Journals   10-14-2015, 02:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,381
Posted By skoram
really great progress. I have rarely if ever seen...

really great progress. I have rarely if ever seen other "first" tanks that look like this.
Forum: Tank Journals   09-28-2015, 05:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,381
Posted By skoram
if they aren't calcareous that's good news. In...

if they aren't calcareous that's good news. In the photos they look exactly like the stuff used in marine tanks for seeding "live rock." you can test the rocks by placing some drops of acid on them...
Forum: Tank Journals   09-28-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,381
Posted By skoram
This is a well planned setup and nice looking...

This is a well planned setup and nice looking tank. Really amazing considering it is your first ever aquarium. One piece of advice I'd offer is to remove the calcareous rocks (the porous white rocks)...
Forum: Home Page News   09-24-2015, 01:32 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,133
Posted By skoram
Before I was introduced to Apistogramma, the most...

Before I was introduced to Apistogramma, the most I spent was maybe $20. The most expensive Apistogramma I purchased was a pair of A. uaupesi for $150. I shattered that a few weeks ago by spending...
Forum: Tank Journals   09-14-2015, 05:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,086
Posted By skoram
Here are some updated photos of the tank and my...

Here are some updated photos of the tank and my new pair of Ivanacara adoketa. So far they seem healthy and are eating well. They are almost as voracious as my SA puffer, especially when I feed them...
Forum: Tank Journals   09-12-2015, 01:09 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,318
Posted By skoram
wow the tank looks fantastic compared to a month...

wow the tank looks fantastic compared to a month ago. really nice hydrocotyle growth.

do you know what your water hardness, pH and conductivity (tds) are? to be honest I don't know that much...
Forum: Tank Journals   09-07-2015, 01:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,086
Posted By skoram
I've been to Uncle 29 a few times - great place....

I've been to Uncle 29 a few times - great place. My wife and I also eat Kyochon chicken pretty frequently. We always order the red wings and ask them to make it extra spicy. If it isn't crack it's...
Forum: Tank Journals   09-02-2015, 05:08 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,569
Posted By skoram
This is an amazing tank. I thought it deserved a...

This is an amazing tank. I thought it deserved a higher overall ranking. Congratulations for the great result nonetheless!
Forum: Tank Journals   09-02-2015, 01:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,086
Posted By skoram
It was some Korean brand ... they don't sell the...

It was some Korean brand ... they don't sell the standard brands like Hydroton or LECA here. Fortunately, after further testing it doesn't seem like the clay media has a very large impact on my pH....
Forum: Tank Journals   09-01-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,903
Posted By skoram
wow, gorgeous tank. I love the multi-level...

wow, gorgeous tank. I love the multi-level hardscape with dense branches.
Forum: Tank Journals   09-01-2015, 09:29 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,318
Posted By skoram
I love the simple and elegant look of this tank. ...

I love the simple and elegant look of this tank.

When I first saw "MTS" I thought "Mineralized Topsoil" which is another term frequently used by people on this forum, but quickly realized that you...
Forum: Tank Journals   09-01-2015, 02:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,086
Posted By skoram
Daisy Mae, thank you for the wonderful compliment...

Daisy Mae, thank you for the wonderful compliment :) It was definitely a huge pain in the butt trying to do all this in the confines of a tiny Seoul apartment. To make matters worse, I had to all the...
Forum: Tank Journals   08-31-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,086
Posted By skoram
The tank has evolved a bit since my last update...

The tank has evolved a bit since my last update about 2 months ago. Most of the plants have been doing quite well, especially the Maranta leuconeura (prayer plant) which continues to sprout new...
Forum: DIY   08-20-2015, 05:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 564
Posted By skoram
that's a really beautiful stand. excellent...

that's a really beautiful stand. excellent craftsmanship.

To the OP: I'm also 6'3" and recently made a 1 meter tall stand (about 39 inches) but for a 50 gallon tank. I think that, as long as you...
Forum: DIY   08-10-2015, 07:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,337
Posted By skoram
wow, fantastic craftsmanship. really beautiful...

wow, fantastic craftsmanship. really beautiful stand. wish I had your woodworking skills. Can't wait to see the final result with the tank on top.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   08-07-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 413
Posted By skoram
as long as they are not parasitic/harmful to fish...

as long as they are not parasitic/harmful to fish I have no problem with them and definitely don't want to medicate unless absolutely necessary.

on the contrary, seems like they will make a nice...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   08-06-2015, 06:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 413
Posted By skoram
Thanks Kindafishy! I think you are right. I don't...

Thanks Kindafishy! I think you are right. I don't think they could be parasites as parasites generally need a host to grow and survive, and there are no hosts in the tank aside from snails.

The...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   08-06-2015, 03:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 413
Posted By skoram
Undulating Worm ID

I set up a riparium a few months ago that has no livestock yet aside from some snails that hatched in the tank.

As I was inspecting the water yesterday, I noticed a lot of small organisms in...
Forum: DIY   08-06-2015, 03:09 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,943
Posted By skoram
I finally got around to installing the LEDs into...

I finally got around to installing the LEDs into my steel pipe fixture this week :

http://i.imgur.com/MkRsRAo.jpg

I wanted to see what the light would be like without the reflectors. I found...
Forum: Tank Journals   08-01-2015, 01:54 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 10,053
Posted By skoram
really smart and somewhat surprisingly looks very...

really smart and somewhat surprisingly looks very stylish :hihi:

Love the tank btw :icon_smil
Forum: Tank Journals   08-01-2015, 01:47 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 22,095
Posted By skoram
Your tank is gorgeous and the planned setup looks...

Your tank is gorgeous and the planned setup looks really promising. Are you going to have to tear everything down in a month when you move into your new house?

Couldn't agree with you more about...
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