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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-13-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 11,757
Posted By sadchevy
Thanks for the nice comment Blackheart. The club...

Thanks for the nice comment Blackheart. The club isn't just for six foot tanks, it's a place for large tanks in general.

Betta we welcome Your 5 1/2 footer!!!!! looking good.

Enjoy ......and...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-09-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 204
Posted By sadchevy
I used that same gravel to cap a 10g tank....

I used that same gravel to cap a 10g tank. Absolutely hated it. Switched to SAF-T-SORB from tractor supply and never looked back. In my opinion the gravel is just to course and lets the soil leach to...
Forum: Equipment 09-08-2014, 01:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 372
Posted By sadchevy
I use 2 API/Rena xp3/L filters on my 125g. Tank...

I use 2 API/Rena xp3/L filters on my 125g. Tank stays crystal clear and I only clean the filters maybe once every 3-4 months.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-06-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 173
Posted By sadchevy
The black out isn't what killed others fish,...

The black out isn't what killed others fish, something else happened to cause that. An air stone is suggested because during a blackout, plants use O2 along with the fish, depending on how much...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-06-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,642
Posted By sadchevy
Emily, your tank is looking good. The brown stuff...

Emily, your tank is looking good. The brown stuff growing in the tank is not cyanobacteria, it is diatoms, they will go away in time. Some Otto's and/or a couple Bristlenose plecos will help clean...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-01-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 448
Posted By sadchevy
Out in the country this is more the norm for...

Out in the country this is more the norm for getting water in lots of areas. I use a rainwater collection system that uses roof runoff as its main source. It collects in a 5000 gallon cistern. Is...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-01-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 854
Posted By sadchevy
To PlantedRich, if you are looking for a easy to...

To PlantedRich, if you are looking for a easy to maintain portable filter for temporary use when doing tank maintenance, look for a Marineland Magnum 350 with the micron filter cartridge. Great...
Forum: Equipment 08-25-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 667
Posted By sadchevy
Your rams and cories will do just fine at a more...

Your rams and cories will do just fine at a more stable temp of 78* . Your rasboras will like you more also.
If you go with 2 heaters. DO NOT place them side by side. Put them at opposite ends of...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 08-02-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 629
Posted By sadchevy
All the suggestions you have so far are good. ...

All the suggestions you have so far are good.
1......For low tech lighting, a 2 bulb t-8 shop light with 6500k daylight deluxe bulbs will work just fine and can be had for $25 at Lowes. You can also...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 08-02-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 991
Posted By sadchevy
Personally, I think your gravel looks fine. I...

Personally, I think your gravel looks fine. I would add a black background and more water. Maybe down the road a bit add some reddish colored plants.
Overall your tank looks really good. Great...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-22-2014, 02:29 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 11,757
Posted By sadchevy
Been watching the forums and have seen more and...

Been watching the forums and have seen more and more big tanks showing up. All of them are looking good and should be included here. As a courtesy to those who haven't seen this thread, here's a bump...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-15-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 494
Posted By sadchevy
You can also check out my tank journal. Your plan...

You can also check out my tank journal. Your plan sounds good so far, but keep it as a plan and not a hard set goal. 125 gallons is a lot to play with and end goals will change. Find the 6 foot plus...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 07-06-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 317
Posted By sadchevy
First off that is a very nice bowl of plants you...

First off that is a very nice bowl of plants you have. As to prepping your soil, I never do any prep work to MGOPM. Just put it in, cap, then plant away. The problem you experienced is from your bowl...
Forum: Equipment 06-12-2014, 12:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 443
Posted By sadchevy
If you want truly quiet....try to find an old...

If you want truly quiet....try to find an old Silent Giant air pump. They are no longer made and show up on evilbay occasionally. If in working condition, they won't be cheap.
Forum: Tank Journals 06-01-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 610
Posted By sadchevy
Looks great. Love the background. Would have been...

Looks great. Love the background. Would have been awesome if you could have continued the background around the overflow box.
Forum: Tank Journals 06-01-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 949
Posted By sadchevy
Update pics ...

Update pics
http://i1217.photobucket.com/albums/dd399/sadchevy/75g%20tetra%20tank/100_5531.jpg
http://i1217.photobucket.com/albums/dd399/sadchevy/75g%20tetra%20tank/100_5545.jpg...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-01-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 503
Posted By sadchevy
Welcome back to the hobby. I would skip the 55g...

Welcome back to the hobby. I would skip the 55g and jump right to the 75g, better all around size(petsmart $230, tank, glass tops, basic 4ft. strip light). A canister filter will work just fine...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-31-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,251
Posted By sadchevy
I really love the dimensions of my 125g. It gives...

I really love the dimensions of my 125g. It gives me lots of options for scaping and stocking. It is easy to work in without scuba gear, shallow enough to light fairly easily, add a couple xp3's and...
Forum: Substrate 05-28-2014, 11:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 593
Posted By sadchevy
I used about 75lbs of Saf-T-Sorb to get about 3"...

I used about 75lbs of Saf-T-Sorb to get about 3" of substrate on the bottom of a 125g. Best $10 I ever spent. Check out my 125g makeover.
Forum: Ponds 05-26-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,506
Posted By sadchevy
Pond snails in a pond....that's a novel...

Pond snails in a pond....that's a novel idea...LOL. The snails will be fine in the pond. Koi may eat them. Sounds like you have a very good plan for your pond. Would love to see progress pics.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-26-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 904
Posted By sadchevy
My AGA 125 gallon tank was bought new in 1980...

My AGA 125 gallon tank was bought new in 1980 along with 2-150w supreme heatmaster heaters, 2-supreme aquamaster filters, and a supreme dynamaster air pump. Tank and heaters are still in everyday...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-25-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 833
Posted By sadchevy
Do a big water change to get the ammonia level...

Do a big water change to get the ammonia level down to almost zero. Take out anything in the filter except biomedia. Get 2-3 feeder goldfish. Feed twice a day and tank should cycle normally. Don't do...
Forum: Fish 05-17-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,378
Posted By sadchevy
Looks to me like maybe the fish got it's tail...

Looks to me like maybe the fish got it's tail sucked into the filter intake.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-16-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 300
Posted By sadchevy
Those lights are extremely bright. I would try...

Those lights are extremely bright. I would try just 2 of them. Hang them lengthwise with the tank and start with 6 hours of light. Better yet would be a split photo period, 4 hrs on - 4 off - 4on....
Forum: Tank Journals 05-11-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 949
Posted By sadchevy
This tank has sat idling away for nearly 3 weeks...

This tank has sat idling away for nearly 3 weeks without any maintenance due to my work schedule. So today I'm going to clean it up and possibly add some more plants. I will post up pictures later...
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