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Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 11-04-2013, 07:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 866
Posted By ownedbycats
Shrimp might be okay with the betta, provided...

Shrimp might be okay with the betta, provided they are large and have lots of cover, but the dwarf frog is probably a bad idea. I speak from experience, having originally kept my dwarf frogs and...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 10-30-2013, 05:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,043
Posted By ownedbycats
I have the Spec V and keep it in my brother's...

I have the Spec V and keep it in my brother's bedroom. Believe me, he'd complain if it made too much noise. If you keep the tank full, there will be no water noise. The pump barely hums and you can...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 10-13-2013, 06:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 713
Posted By ownedbycats
Echinodorus parviflora - I have in a Fluval Spec...

Echinodorus parviflora - I have in a Fluval Spec V with original lighting (so very low). In 6 months it has gotten maybe 3 inches across, and no more than 3 inches high.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-11-2013, 12:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,537
Posted By ownedbycats
One thing I don't think anyone mentioned to you...

One thing I don't think anyone mentioned to you is that java fern shouldn't have it's rhizome (the long green stem like thing with roots coming from it) buried. Attach it to driftwood, or a piece of...
Forum: Aquascaping 09-20-2013, 04:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,682
Posted By ownedbycats
Try this. Leave the stump where it was in the...

Try this. Leave the stump where it was in the last two pictures, just move it slightly left. Take the long piece of wood and position it behind the stump, angling towards the front of the tank,...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 09-11-2013, 05:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 729
Posted By ownedbycats
If you want color, and are going low-light/low...

If you want color, and are going low-light/low tech, look into some of the colored crypts (ie:Wendtii - it's more brown than red, but it's not green) and ludwigia red. The leaves are green on top,...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 08-20-2013, 03:49 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 49,736
Posted By ownedbycats
I added extra sponge in front of all intakes and...

I added extra sponge in front of all intakes and that seems to work. (Granted I'm not trying for a large population, just a steady number.)
As long as you stick with very low light plants you'll be...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-15-2013, 12:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 884
Posted By ownedbycats
Don't give up on finding a female dwarf gourami. ...

Don't give up on finding a female dwarf gourami. Stores may not order them in, but occasionally one will get included by mistake. I was able to get mine when a female was accidentally shipped in...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 08-05-2013, 03:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 569
Posted By ownedbycats
How much of the tank are you trying to cover in...

How much of the tank are you trying to cover in carpet?
You could try moss if you want to cover most of the tank.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-05-2013, 03:26 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,321
Posted By ownedbycats
It's not the difficulty in getting it to grow. ...

It's not the difficulty in getting it to grow. It's all the needles it sheds all over everything in the tank while it's adjusting. Almost impossible to manage to remove all of them.
Forum: Aquascaping 06-01-2013, 11:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,385
Posted By ownedbycats
Vals for the back sound good, although I had...

Vals for the back sound good, although I had trouble with jungle vals in low light but corkscrew vals did well in the same conditions. Red ludwigia would also look nice and grows well in low light...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-18-2013, 04:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 328
Posted By ownedbycats
If your betta has a long flowing tail, and tends...

If your betta has a long flowing tail, and tends to rest near the bottom of the tank, you may find the frogs taking bites out of his tail. That's what got my betta moved to his own tank.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 05-14-2013, 07:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 560
Posted By ownedbycats
If you can't get your shrimp from the store (none...

If you can't get your shrimp from the store (none currrently in stock, order backed up, etc.) try Kijiji or your local aquarium society. There's a good chance someone may be selling some of their...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 04-16-2013, 01:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,011
Posted By ownedbycats
The crypts should be okay with the current light,...

The crypts should be okay with the current light, as should the moss. The wisteria will be okay for a while, then melt. I think your sword is the same kind as mine. Relocate it to where it's...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 03-22-2013, 11:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,028
Posted By ownedbycats
I second the use of anubias nana petite, the...

I second the use of anubias nana petite, the leaves are maybe 1/2 cm long at most, probably closer to a 1/4 cm, much better suited for that size of a container
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 03-07-2013, 05:01 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 49,736
Posted By ownedbycats
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?p...

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?p=2756066#post2756066 Here's my Spec. Three months progress. Slow but there.
Forum: Tank Journals 03-07-2013, 05:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,390
Posted By ownedbycats
Have added anubias nana and anubias nana petite,...

Have added anubias nana and anubias nana petite, although the nana and one of the petites melted, the rhizomes still seem solid so hopefully they will come back. Also added water wisteria, Taiwan...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-05-2013, 02:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 499
Posted By ownedbycats
Plastic canvas, found at most craft stores, has...

Plastic canvas, found at most craft stores, has holes of various sizes and comes in different colors. no metal required.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 02-26-2013, 02:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,514
Posted By ownedbycats
Carpet: Moss on a flat rock will give you a...

Carpet: Moss on a flat rock will give you a carpet. My Spec V currently has Taiwan moss that seems to be growing well, if slowly. I don't have a lot, and am not trying for a carpet ( want it...
Forum: Plants 02-11-2013, 10:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,522
Posted By ownedbycats
Java fern, specifically the windelov varety. A...

Java fern, specifically the windelov varety. A nice lacy look, with the toughness of regular java fern.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 02-10-2013, 06:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 775
Posted By ownedbycats
A combination of a piece of driftwood (actually,...

A combination of a piece of driftwood (actually, two) longer and taller than my heater, plus bushy plants (water wisteria)
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 01-21-2013, 11:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 409
Posted By ownedbycats
My betta seems quite happy, although I did have...

My betta seems quite happy, although I did have to elastic a piece of foam over the outflow until the plants grew enough to cut the flow down some.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 01-21-2013, 11:01 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,173
Posted By ownedbycats
That hole near the bottom is to keep water...

That hole near the bottom is to keep water flowing to the pump in case the water evaporates too fast and the water line gets below the intake grating on top. Because of the hole in the lid, if you...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-21-2013, 10:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 555
Posted By ownedbycats
If I had the room for that tank, I would like to...

If I had the room for that tank, I would like to do smaller fish.
A background of root-like driftwood reaching down, and some smaller pieces scattered across the floor of the tank. Floating plants...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-01-2013, 02:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,390
Posted By ownedbycats
The tank has been running for just about a month...

The tank has been running for just about a month now. The Windelov fern has grown a leaf, the mystery crypt has grown two, the ludwigia has grown small leaves on top but is losing the red color (I...
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