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Forum: Tank Journals 01-20-2012, 07:23 PM
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Posted By bmwguy525
I also love the coloration of that rock. Where...

I also love the coloration of that rock. Where did you get it?
Forum: Tank Journals 01-20-2012, 07:22 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 27,410
Posted By bmwguy525
I thought DSC_0744 looked great, but then I...

I thought DSC_0744 looked great, but then I scrolled down and saw 0772. Amazing! That one is my favorite layout by far.

I love the simplicity and clean look of your setup. I LOVE that cabinet! ...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-14-2012, 08:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,516
Posted By bmwguy525
That is a great looking tank. What equipment are...

That is a great looking tank. What equipment are you using? Filter/lighting/ferts/etc?
Forum: Tank Journals 12-13-2011, 07:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,537
Posted By bmwguy525
Thanks! This is exactly the look I wanted for my...

Thanks! This is exactly the look I wanted for my first tank, and I too love the white sand with black rock.


I agree with all of this stuff here, but I just couldn't stand the anacharis anymore...
Forum: Tank Journals 12-08-2011, 08:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,537
Posted By bmwguy525
I've read quite a few DIY CO2 mixtures but that...

I've read quite a few DIY CO2 mixtures but that one is definitely the most unique I've seen yet. I will give it a shot. Can I use a regular air stone for this DIY CO2?

On another note, the last...
Forum: Tank Journals 12-07-2011, 11:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,537
Posted By bmwguy525
Thanks Red Thanks for the guess Frenchy. ...

Thanks Red


Thanks for the guess Frenchy. I know I definitely have giant hygro in the middle background now, and the corner plants definitely look like the compact hygro based on what you've...
Forum: Tank Journals 12-02-2011, 07:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,005
Posted By bmwguy525
This is exactly where I'm at. I was going to get...

This is exactly where I'm at. I was going to get a single male GBR, and that would be my favorite centerpiece fish. I'm still thinking about giving it a shot, but it seems like everyone I ask...
Forum: Tank Journals 12-02-2011, 06:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,005
Posted By bmwguy525
How are those corys doing so far? Does it feel...

How are those corys doing so far? Does it feel like they have enough space? I have a 20G high as well and am considering some panda corys.

Also I see your planned fauna includes a dwarf gourami...
Forum: Tank Journals 12-02-2011, 05:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,537
Posted By bmwguy525
The big bully shrimp making the otos wait their...

The big bully shrimp making the otos wait their turn for the algae wafer

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b101/bmwguy525/20h_1_week5_shrimpSHARE.jpg
Forum: Tank Journals 12-02-2011, 05:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,537
Posted By bmwguy525
A little progression pic through the opening 5...

A little progression pic through the opening 5 weeks

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b101/bmwguy525/20h_1_week_1-5_prog.jpg
Forum: Tank Journals 12-01-2011, 06:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,537
Posted By bmwguy525
Still working on changing things. I'm not...

Still working on changing things. I'm not completely happy yet, but I'm starting to like the tank more and more with every change.

I added a val and what I think are some giant hygro. For the...
Forum: Equipment 11-30-2011, 12:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,463
Posted By bmwguy525
Efficient low cost CO2 diffuser

I'm currently running a Hagen Nutrafin CO2 kit, but it's got an ugly diffuser ladder and I'm tired of looking at it.

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b101/bmwguy525/co2_ladder_circle.jpg

On...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-28-2011, 11:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,537
Posted By bmwguy525
I just couldn't stand the anacharis anymore and...

I just couldn't stand the anacharis anymore and decided to get rid of it. I rearranged a few plants, and I still don't know what the bushy plant is in the bottom corners and now in the middle. I...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-22-2011, 06:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 427
Posted By bmwguy525
I absolutely love that left hand rock jetting out...

I absolutely love that left hand rock jetting out to the right. The small valley in the middle gives it depth, and the right side builds up the tank without leaving it looking flat. If anything I...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-22-2011, 05:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,537
Posted By bmwguy525
I don't currently own one, but my first car was...

I don't currently own one, but my first car was an old beat up 525i so the online name just stuck.


Thanks. It seems like the couple of smaller anacharis tops that I trimmed off and replanted...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-20-2011, 09:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,770
Posted By bmwguy525
This a great idea and a phenomenal execution! I...

This a great idea and a phenomenal execution! I thought it looked great at week 1, and to see its transition and current state in week 4 is just a great sight. On top of your newer, better photos,...
Forum: Aquascaping 11-20-2011, 08:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,280
Posted By bmwguy525
Thanks for the comments tony! I actually...

Thanks for the comments tony!

I actually have my air stone on a timer of two shifts of 4 hours during the day, so hopefully this adds enough aeration to the water to help, but not enough to...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-20-2011, 08:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,537
Posted By bmwguy525
bmwguy525's Planted 20 Gallon - Neon tetras, otocinclus

I'm a beginner aquarium owner a flat out plant know-nothing. I knew right off the bat that I wanted a full live plant tank and that I was going to do a fishless cycle, but I didn't know I'd be...
Forum: Aquascaping 11-18-2011, 05:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,280
Posted By bmwguy525
Thanks for the comments guys. As for the...

Thanks for the comments guys. As for the cycling, I couldn't find any pure ammonia locally, as the hardware stores around here had ammonia products laden with additives and what I suppose are...
Forum: Aquascaping 11-15-2011, 06:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,280
Posted By bmwguy525
Thanks for the advice. I am starting to get...

Thanks for the advice.

I am starting to get a ton of flaky brown algae on the rocks and plant leaves. Should I get an oto in there now to start eating that algae and to help start the cycling, or...
Forum: Aquascaping 11-14-2011, 11:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,280
Posted By bmwguy525
Comments on my tank transitioning?

I'm a beginner aqaurium owner a flat out plant know-nothing. I knew right off the bat that I wanted a full live plant tank and that I was going to do a fishless cycle, but I didn't know I'd be...
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