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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-15-2009, 07:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 339
Posted By cdub1955
breaking in iwagumi - pea soup

I am breaking in my small 15 gallon tank and I have pea soup. How best to get rid of this....

Big water change
Shorten light cycle?

Anything else?
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   01-31-2009, 10:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 411
Posted By cdub1955
a good starter shrimp...

in a small 12 gal iwagumi tank. What are your recommendations for a shrimp newbie.....
Forum: Fish   01-31-2009, 07:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 609
Posted By cdub1955
advice on # cardinals or Neons in 12 gal nano-cube

I have a 12 gallon nano-cube setup iwagumi style. I am going to put a school of cardinals or neons in this tank. Advice on count...for the tetras, and also tank mates?

Thanks...

Chris
Forum: Aquascaping   01-24-2009, 03:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 887
Posted By cdub1955
Iwagumi - method question

I just replanted a small 12 gallon nano-cube Iwagumi style. I was reading soemthing here, so I just drained the tank down to below the substrate in the front. I added some additional substrate in the...
Forum: Plants   01-24-2009, 02:08 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 448
Posted By cdub1955
Iwagumi - method question....

I just replanted a small 12 gallon nano-cube Iwagumi style. I was reading soemthing here, so I just drained the tank down to below the substrate in the front. I added some additional substrate in...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-19-2009, 07:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 320
Posted By cdub1955
trying to find an aquascaping method...

I am attempting to find an aquascaping method, that i read about here. It was for an iwagumi style tank, where the planting was done in the substrate with water just below the surface of the...
Forum: Aquascaping   01-19-2009, 07:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,313
Posted By cdub1955
I am not an expert in any fashion, however I...

I am not an expert in any fashion, however I started out with this type of aquascape, Amazonian II, and bright sand... I later just covered up the sand with a layer of Amazonian...I just ultimately...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   01-18-2009, 10:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 661
Posted By cdub1955
well I obviously made some serious mathmatical...

well I obviously made some serious mathmatical mistakes on the csm-b. I have adjusted per your recommendation...but I need to go back and review my math on that one. As for the others I thought I...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   01-17-2009, 02:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 661
Posted By cdub1955
my EI schedule...advice?

I have a 72 gallon bowfront, and I estimate I have about 60 gallons in the water column.....

here is my schedule:

Sunday 50% water change
Monday, Wed, Friday
1/2 tsp KNO3
1/4 tsb K2SO4
1/8...
Forum: Lighting   01-15-2009, 11:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 914
Posted By cdub1955
Hoppy, that is what i was looking for. I...

Hoppy,

that is what i was looking for. I have my co2 equipment and can setup this weekend. I have some fast growing plants I can add from my other tank....bunch plants, and might even be able to...
Forum: Lighting   01-14-2009, 07:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 914
Posted By cdub1955
Hoppy, do you have any advice/guidance on growing...

Hoppy, do you have any advice/guidance on growing a carpet of HC in this scenario?

This tank is currently breaking in...setup on Sunday...
Forum: Lighting   01-13-2009, 11:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 914
Posted By cdub1955
Hoppy, I have this setup now, and have HC...

Hoppy,

I have this setup now, and have HC planted across the front. I ordered a regulator, and will use pressurized CO2 here, as I want to grow a carpet across the front. Any advice...

I will...
Forum: Lighting   01-12-2009, 11:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 914
Posted By cdub1955
my large tank has a mixture of 2 6700 k and 2...

my large tank has a mixture of 2 6700 k and 2 10k. so I might just use one of each...see how it goes....

Thanks,
Chris
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-12-2009, 11:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 929
Posted By cdub1955
Welcome. I have been an avid reefer for years. ...

Welcome. I have been an avid reefer for years. I am chwattscaw on reef central.

i found the planted tanks a bit more difficult, but I am getting it now. It represents a new challenge...you...
Forum: Lighting   01-12-2009, 03:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 914
Posted By cdub1955
JBJ 12 gallon lighting....

I have a JBJ nano cube 12 gallon that i am setting iwagumi style. i have HC, four leaf clover, microswords and hair grass so far.

The lighting is currently 2 24 watt PC 10000K/actinic bulbs. I...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-11-2009, 10:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,912
Posted By cdub1955
Plants: 1. Wendtii, Red (Cryptocoryne...

Plants:

1. Wendtii, Red (Cryptocoryne wendtii), and Wendtii, green (Cryptocoryne wendtii) scattered around the front.
2. green corkscrew vals, and jungle red vals, across the back to the right......
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   01-11-2009, 10:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 891
Posted By cdub1955
Well, I set it up, a 12 gallon nano cube. I am...

Well, I set it up, a 12 gallon nano cube. I am using amazonian, about 2 inches, topped off with amazonian powder. I have two pagoda rocks.

Plants:

1. Across the front: Dwarf Baby Tears...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   01-11-2009, 01:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 891
Posted By cdub1955
12 gallon JBJ Nano setup?

I am going to start up a 12 gallon JBJ setup. It is currently a little reef of which I am tired of....so I will tear down today and setup the nano. I plan to use amazonian II regular and powder as...
Forum: Fish   01-11-2009, 12:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 579
Posted By cdub1955
Neon/Cardinal acclimation in pet store?

I know that acclimation of neons and cardinals is most critical. But I wonder what level of acclimation are they likely getting in the supermarket pet shops? I have worked in a mom and pop store...
Forum: Fish   01-11-2009, 12:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,042
Posted By cdub1955
neons vs cardinals hardiness?

is there a noticable difference in the hardiness of these two species? I know the price of cardinals is higher, but if they are particularly hardier than Neon's, then maybe the cost is justified?
...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-11-2009, 12:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,912
Posted By cdub1955
I had tried a long while back and had the exact...

I had tried a long while back and had the exact result. I did not near acclimate them enough. From what I read, sounds like several hours of slowly increasing the volumn of tank water to bag water...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-11-2009, 12:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,912
Posted By cdub1955
I do have a question. I really would like to put...

I do have a question. I really would like to put a school of neons or cardinals in this tank. Would they be okay? I think they would because to be honest I have had little problems with aggression...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-11-2009, 12:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,912
Posted By cdub1955
Squished, yes.... I will tell you it really gets...

Squished, yes.... I will tell you it really gets pretty with the canopy of plants, but alas, that is when I know I need to do some heavy trimming... the tank will look naked at that point, but it...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-10-2009, 11:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,912
Posted By cdub1955
Fish load: 9 cories of various types 2...

Fish load:

9 cories of various types
2 pleco's, one royal, and one bushy nose
a number of SAE, and Octo's
red tail shark, and a flying fox

5 tiger barbs
7 Columbia Tetras
5 Congo tetras
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-10-2009, 11:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,912
Posted By cdub1955
Stats... 72 gallon oceanic bowfront rena...

Stats...

72 gallon oceanic bowfront
rena hob filter and rena x3 canister
Amazonia II substrate with some sand, and peat dusting on the bottom.
CO2 injection via Aquamedic 1000
Lighting via...
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