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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-10-2012, 10:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 458
Posted By beastoise
I decided to start fresh because it had a sour...

I decided to start fresh because it had a sour smell...I know the bacteria can survive a day or so, but after that you risk ammonia spikes due to all the dead bacteria. It's not a big deal because I...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-10-2012, 10:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 458
Posted By beastoise
Forgot to turn canister back on?

I've been running two canisters in an attempt to seed one, but the other day turned them both off for a water change. Only turned one back on though. I think it's been a good three days before I...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-01-2012, 03:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 690
Posted By beastoise
I dose about a cap full each water change and...

I dose about a cap full each water change and it's never made my tank smell. Now my hands...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-17-2012, 03:39 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,185
Posted By beastoise
The paint looks great to me. Sort of modernizes...

The paint looks great to me. Sort of modernizes the stand a bit, imo.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 05-03-2012, 12:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 442
Posted By beastoise
Well, it kind of seems like this is a common...

Well, it kind of seems like this is a common occurrence. She feeds them some pellets that are probably half the size of a mouse. They nibble on those for a couple days then she tosses in some more,...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 05-02-2012, 10:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 442
Posted By beastoise
I'm not positive. Bought them both at petsmart...

I'm not positive. Bought them both at petsmart and the lady said they only sold females. She's had them for a good maybe 6 months now and they seemed to get along great.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 05-02-2012, 09:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 442
Posted By beastoise
Question about...Mice?

I know this is a fish forum, but this just happened and I didn't really know where else to ask. I figure some of you guys on here have to have some experience with mice right? lol. Anyways, my sister...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-08-2012, 04:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,657
Posted By beastoise
Well, I've netted him and have him laying in the...

Well, I've netted him and have him laying in the net at the top of the tank. This way he stays in the tank and is safe from any pecking. I'll decide what to do with him tomorrow. Good night everyone.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-08-2012, 03:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,657
Posted By beastoise
Tankmates are another gourami and 9 neon tetras....

Tankmates are another gourami and 9 neon tetras. 29 gal. 50% water change once a week. I agree that everything deserves to live, but at this point I wouldn't call it living. I would just leave him,...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-08-2012, 03:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,657
Posted By beastoise
Dying fish won't die?

Quick question. 4 or 5 days ago we had a gourami laying at the bottom of the tank. Figured it was his time and I would leave him be until he's dead. Next day he's face down in a plant not moving, I...
Forum: Substrate 02-14-2012, 01:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,071
Posted By beastoise
I noticed the same thing. Had dwarf sag and it...

I noticed the same thing. Had dwarf sag and it seemed like it never really did anything. Had a few other plants that never rooted. Not sure if it was for sure the eco, but I switched it out with pfs.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 02-07-2012, 09:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,023
Posted By beastoise
I really have no idea. I never used the powerhead...

I really have no idea. I never used the powerhead method. You can't shut off diy because the pressure will build up and pop whatever you're using (or so I've heard).Using the ladder, my co2 never got...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 02-07-2012, 06:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,023
Posted By beastoise
From what I've heard, diy almost never works with...

From what I've heard, diy almost never works with the ceramic diffusers. I've had the ladder and it works well, but as you know it's large. I also had some problems with it collecting a slimy algae....
Forum: Substrate 02-07-2012, 05:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,469
Posted By beastoise
A 50lb bag of pool filter sand is less than 10...

A 50lb bag of pool filter sand is less than 10 bucks and if you look around in the SnS or power sellers you can get 150 oscomote capsules for 15. You'll have enough sand and tabs for 3 tanks for the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-28-2012, 12:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,041
Posted By beastoise
Anubias nana. It grows so slow, but when I...

Anubias nana. It grows so slow, but when I finally see that new leaf coming up I can't help but feel excited.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-20-2012, 12:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,289
Posted By beastoise
I live in south Texas and the evaporation is...

I live in south Texas and the evaporation is pretty great here too. In one week my water level would drop maybe maybe 2 to almost 3 inches. Popped a top on and I don't even lose a half inch. I don't...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-13-2012, 04:18 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,885
Posted By beastoise
Pretty sure I used 3 in my 40b and it was just...

Pretty sure I used 3 in my 40b and it was just right.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-09-2012, 10:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 980
Posted By beastoise
This. Good lord, my tank was spotless until I...

This. Good lord, my tank was spotless until I introduced a BN plec. lol. Between the poop and their NEED to just bowl through all your plants, strewing about all sorts of junk. Mine hasn't actually...
Forum: Tank Journals 12-04-2011, 12:44 AM
Replies: 602
Views: 149,096
Posted By beastoise
Just wondering where in Texas you live? I'm...

Just wondering where in Texas you live? I'm almost in mexico all the way down here lol and yet our water still comes out cool 70s all year long. Build looks like it's going great btw, can't wait to...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 11-30-2011, 01:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 695
Posted By beastoise
When it comes to gaming, integrated is never a...

When it comes to gaming, integrated is never a good option. He's playing Oblivion now, and sure, maybe the laptop could run it on low/medium settings, but in a month when he decides to move onto...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-27-2011, 11:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 683
Posted By beastoise
I had a much larger piece of wood than yours, it...

I had a much larger piece of wood than yours, it leeched for less than 6 months, but I did soak it in the tub for like a month before it went into the tank. I'm also wondering what your substrate is?...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-23-2011, 06:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,078
Posted By beastoise
Darn man, always sucks when something like this...

Darn man, always sucks when something like this happens. What all did you lose? I can't really see any fish in the pics.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-22-2011, 04:07 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,064
Posted By beastoise
Taking a great hobby like fish keeping and adding...

Taking a great hobby like fish keeping and adding some beauty to it.
Forum: Lighting 11-21-2011, 11:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 579
Posted By beastoise
Alright then, sounds real good. Thanks hop, I've...

Alright then, sounds real good. Thanks hop, I've made the mistake of having too much light before and I wanted to get it right this time lol.
Forum: Lighting 11-21-2011, 08:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 579
Posted By beastoise
Hmm. And what if I planned to keep the plant mass...

Hmm. And what if I planned to keep the plant mass focused towards the back? Let me try to explain my planned scape, lol. I want a medium piece of driftwood in the back left corner and cover it with...
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