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Forum: Substrate 07-29-2014, 06:14 AM
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Posted By Stinkmonky
There are very shaded areas of the tank however...

There are very shaded areas of the tank however the mulm covers the entirety of the substrate. It can be seen within the cap layer. The tank has been fully filled for a couple months. When agitated...
Forum: Substrate 07-28-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 13
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Posted By Stinkmonky
Not a bad idea! You don't think it would affect...

Not a bad idea! You don't think it would affect inhabitants negatively do you?


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Forum: Substrate 07-28-2014, 05:21 AM
Replies: 13
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Posted By Stinkmonky
I do have a large rock in the tank but I can't...

I do have a large rock in the tank but I can't imagine that if would be causing the issue


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Forum: Substrate 07-27-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By Stinkmonky
Oh and no, I'm not dosing. The tank is extremely...

Oh and no, I'm not dosing. The tank is extremely low tech. I've got a 2217 running on it so it has very good flow. I only do top offs when necessary
Forum: Substrate 07-27-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By Stinkmonky
I used mgocpm. I left it intact in the sense that...

I used mgocpm. I left it intact in the sense that I did no sifting.
Forum: Substrate 07-27-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 224
Posted By Stinkmonky
Vacuuming is effective. It is a lighter material...

Vacuuming is effective. It is a lighter material however it is embedded heavily in the cap layer of the substrate so a full removal would disrupt the aquarium too much.
Forum: Substrate 07-27-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 224
Posted By Stinkmonky
My 36 gallon is dirted with a thicker cap of Eco...

My 36 gallon is dirted with a thicker cap of Eco complete and plain gravel. I consider it to be mature since it has been established for over a year. It has only been fully filled for a couple months...
Forum: Plants 07-23-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 331
Posted By Stinkmonky
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/24/6ema2ede.jpg ...

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/24/6ema2ede.jpg
This is my low tech tank that I just let it grow out in. Some stems are over 5 inches. There's a 12" fugeray about 10 inches above them. No co2, no...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 07-23-2014, 09:37 PM
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Posted By Stinkmonky
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/24/ade8y5am.jpg ...

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/24/ade8y5am.jpg
Me(right) and my girlfriend awaiting our entry into the Baltimore aquarium. They need more plants in there!


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Forum: Tank Journals 06-29-2014, 02:26 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,858
Posted By Stinkmonky
Thank you! No the light is positioned as far...

Thank you! No the light is positioned as far forward on the tank a possible. it lets the java fern get enough light without algae on high leaves and penetrates the water deep enough to provide the s...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-28-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,858
Posted By Stinkmonky
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/06/28/ubage8a2.jpg ...

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/06/28/ubage8a2.jpg

Here's an update with plants grown in. I've dropped co2 and dosing and converted this tank to low tech since it is no longer at my main residence.
Forum: Lighting 06-22-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 193
Posted By Stinkmonky
In my opinion hc isn't going to work well at all...

In my opinion hc isn't going to work well at all in low light. With the conditions it would be in after it is submerged it will probably stop growing. if it does grow any, it will grow slow and...
Forum: Lighting 06-22-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 193
Posted By Stinkmonky
It will grow very slow and tall and probably get...

It will grow very slow and tall and probably get covered in algae in low light regardless of whether or not the carpet is established. I can almost guarantee it won't grow horizontally.


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Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 06-22-2014, 05:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 616
Posted By Stinkmonky
Yeah my ra asked me if it was under ten and it...

Yeah my ra asked me if it was under ten and it was but I image I coulda gotten away with a 20 gallon


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Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 06-22-2014, 04:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 616
Posted By Stinkmonky
I just finished my first year myself. I found...

I just finished my first year myself. I found that my light was delivering more light to my plants than I could keep up with in maintenance with co2 and ei. I'm currently dry starting a 10 gallon(...
Forum: Lighting 06-22-2014, 04:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 193
Posted By Stinkmonky
Smaller tanks + co2+ CRS is generally something...

Smaller tanks + co2+ CRS is generally something you want to avoid. When keeping shrimp water stability is crucial. co2 can rapidly change the ph which can be fatally stressful. Without upgrading...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-19-2013, 05:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,858
Posted By Stinkmonky
It crossed my mind too. You're not alone

It crossed my mind too. You're not alone
Forum: Tank Journals 09-19-2013, 02:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,858
Posted By Stinkmonky
Thanks! I still need to incorporate the piece in...

Thanks! I still need to incorporate the piece in the back. It won't sink yet. It's small enough to boil I suppose.
Forum: Tank Journals 09-18-2013, 02:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,858
Posted By Stinkmonky
http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss216/zeropainp...

http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss216/zeropainpics/image-4.jpg (http://s577.photobucket.com/user/zeropainpics/media/image-4.jpg.html)
Co2 Installed 24/7. No drop checker... Hopefully gunna be...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-18-2013, 02:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,858
Posted By Stinkmonky
http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss216/zeropainp...

http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss216/zeropainpics/image-5.jpg (http://s577.photobucket.com/user/zeropainpics/media/image-5.jpg.html)
Need to place some of the plants still
Forum: Tank Journals 09-16-2013, 07:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,858
Posted By Stinkmonky
UPDATE! fissidens glued, fern, and anubias...

UPDATE! fissidens glued, fern, and anubias floating, s repens planted.
tank is currently cycling. ammonio is above 7ppm according to my api kit. must be aquasoil. i stirred it up a lot in scape...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-03-2013, 01:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 840
Posted By Stinkmonky
I believe the iron being released from the...

I believe the iron being released from the skillet concept is iron oxide. From what I understand plants cannot readily use iron oxide.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-29-2013, 04:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 268
Posted By Stinkmonky
Plantbrain can provide you with some wonderful...

Plantbrain can provide you with some wonderful manzanita.
Forum: Plants 08-29-2013, 01:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 780
Posted By Stinkmonky
Micro sword. Dhg. Ug

Micro sword. Dhg. Ug
Forum: DIY 08-27-2013, 02:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 687
Posted By Stinkmonky
A standard pistol grip glass cutter will suffice....

A standard pistol grip glass cutter will suffice. I cut my flora top with one. Local arts and crafts stores should have them. Press firmly to score it deeply. You can use a ruler as a guide as long...
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