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Forum: Tank Journals 03-26-2015, 11:50 PM
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Posted By MichaelMcG
It's been a while since I updated - I am happy...

It's been a while since I updated - I am happy with the tank. DHG didn't make it, my dwarf pleco kept uprooting pretty much all of it and after 2 weeks I got tired of replanting it every day.

I...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-08-2015, 08:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,634
Posted By MichaelMcG
2 and a half months

I got some new plants, also did some trimming and rescaping. Everything is growing very well. I trimmed some stems and replanted and I also moved all of the dwarf sag off to its own section to make...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-30-2015, 03:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,634
Posted By MichaelMcG
they are red glass barbs. I have had the pair for...

they are red glass barbs. I have had the pair for 3 years very hardy fish.
Forum: Tank Journals 01-30-2015, 02:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,634
Posted By MichaelMcG
Here is my sump set up. Its just a pump, no...

Here is my sump set up. Its just a pump, no filtration needed as I have the fluval 306 filtering the tank up top and mesh covering the overflow so nothing large ends up down under. Main reason is to...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-23-2015, 12:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,634
Posted By MichaelMcG
Sorry for the lack of updates. The tank is almost...

Sorry for the lack of updates. The tank is almost 2 months old so I figured I should let you take a look at the progress.

I got rid of the 7 gallon tote for a sump and squeezed a 20H tank in the...
Forum: Tank Journals 12-22-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,422
Posted By MichaelMcG
What don't you like about the light? I have...

What don't you like about the light?

I have heard really good things about the chrome diamond plate shop light at Home Depot. Dual 48" t8 with excellent chrome reflectors. Like $30. Just search...
Forum: Tank Journals 12-20-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,634
Posted By MichaelMcG
they sure dont.. I lost another one. Down to 9...

they sure dont.. I lost another one. Down to 9 now.

Ya the sag is pretty wimpy but once it gets going it takes off. I already have atleast double what I planted 3 weeks ago.
Forum: Tank Journals 12-14-2014, 10:34 PM
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Posted By MichaelMcG
Its most likely from snail eggs on the plants...

Its most likely from snail eggs on the plants that hatched. I personally like the pest snails as long as it doesn't get too crazy.
Forum: Tank Journals 12-12-2014, 11:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,634
Posted By MichaelMcG
Well got 12 ottos and two died. I was expecting a...

Well got 12 ottos and two died. I was expecting a couple die offs with them. Kinda wimps getting acclimated. Did a drip job for them but I guess that didn't work either. I will also move a couple...
Forum: Tank Journals 12-12-2014, 11:41 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,422
Posted By MichaelMcG
My 75 gallon planted

I wonder if the brown algae is what's making your Eco look dirty. I haven't had it in a while but I remember it being pretty black besides the random brown granuals. If you mix the Eco a little is...
Forum: Tank Journals 12-12-2014, 01:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,634
Posted By MichaelMcG
bubble counter ...

bubble counter

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Forum: Tank Journals 12-08-2014, 03:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,634
Posted By MichaelMcG
getting some pearling action from the dwarf sag....

getting some pearling action from the dwarf sag. I've had alot of different stems pearl before but not sag.

http://s25.postimg.org/v7lo60z31/20141208_015808000_i_OS.gif...
Forum: Tank Journals 12-06-2014, 07:10 PM
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Views: 1,634
Posted By MichaelMcG
I wanted to share this but didn't want to post a...

I wanted to share this but didn't want to post a video so I made a little gif of my ISTA Max Mix reactor inside the overflow box. I do not get any bubbles inside the tank. Let it churn!
...
Forum: Tank Journals 12-06-2014, 12:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,634
Posted By MichaelMcG
No it wasn't saltwater. The people I got it from...

No it wasn't saltwater. The people I got it from on Craigslist had bright pink/green gravel so pretty sure they had some petsmart deco and a few basic fish too lol.
Forum: Tank Journals 12-05-2014, 11:56 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,422
Posted By MichaelMcG
Evaporation does suck with out a lid. Especially...

Evaporation does suck with out a lid. Especially with an hob filter splashing all the water around. That's why I will always have an overflow from now on. Tank water level never changes, just the...
Forum: Tank Journals 12-05-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,634
Posted By MichaelMcG
both of those are very good deals! it always...

both of those are very good deals! it always seems like you come across steals like that when you're not actually wanting to buy!!

dwarf sag did melt a little but that was expected. I have had...
Forum: Tank Journals 12-05-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,634
Posted By MichaelMcG
Thanks! Ya I searched craigslist for about a year...

Thanks! Ya I searched craigslist for about a year until I found something with a decent price. It's funny how people think they can sell used set ups for the price of something brand new.

36"...
Forum: Tank Journals 12-05-2014, 04:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,634
Posted By MichaelMcG
McG's 60G (tall 40b)

full tank shot 12/4/14



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The Rotala didn't take long to start...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-30-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,337
Posted By MichaelMcG
Well, sad to say I tore this tank down. For me,...

Well, sad to say I tore this tank down. For me, the corner tank was just difficult to keep maintained. Also could really never find any good lighting for the tank. I was using 3 shop lights with...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-30-2014, 04:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,634
Posted By MichaelMcG
First off.. RIP to my 54g corner tank...

First off.. RIP to my 54g corner tank (http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=582281). It was too hard to keep maintained.

Welcome to the replacement! 60 gallons - 36 x 18 x 22 - same...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-30-2014, 04:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,634
Posted By MichaelMcG
McG's 60Gs

Planted 11/28/14

Last updated 3/23/15
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Tank - 60 gallons. 36 x 18 x...
Forum: Substrate 07-15-2014, 01:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 958
Posted By MichaelMcG
How thick is your gravel cap? This happened to me...

How thick is your gravel cap? This happened to me once before with an Eco Complete cap. After doing many large water changes, I figured it was because my cap was too thin. Drained it and added more...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-11-2014, 11:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,337
Posted By MichaelMcG
Moved most of the dwarf sag over to the right...

Moved most of the dwarf sag over to the right side. Also took out alot of the Salvinia Minima.

Oh and I forgot to mention I ran out of co2 about 2 weeks ago but everything seemed to keep growing...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-11-2014, 02:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,337
Posted By MichaelMcG
First trim time! and a little overdue.. ...

First trim time! and a little overdue..

Glosso didn't quite make it. Dwarf sag took off, completely ivaded the Lilaeposis Chinensis.

The L red isn't red at all.. repens is bright green, gets...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-25-2014, 03:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,337
Posted By MichaelMcG
I'm not even really sure if it is limestone, I...

I'm not even really sure if it is limestone, I just figured it was. It has been 2 weeks since my last water change and PH is at the 7.2 color on my API test kit, tested after the co2 has been running...
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