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Forum: Tank Journals 06-30-2015, 09:11 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,187
Posted By Tvadna
So what's the early verdict on the Mr. Aqua...

So what's the early verdict on the Mr. Aqua Aquarium Soil Substrate?

Messy out of the bag? Was it easy to plant into?

From the pictures it doesn't look very uniform. Have you ever used aquasoil...
Forum: DIY 06-30-2015, 01:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 266
Posted By Tvadna
In order to figure out which corner was leaking...

In order to figure out which corner was leaking and had to be resealed, I filled the tank back up. I waited for an hour and it didn't leak, left it for the rest of the day and it still didn't leak....
Forum: DIY 06-24-2015, 09:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 527
Posted By Tvadna
Found a great little electronic repair shop...

Found a great little electronic repair shop nearby. The guy was kind enough to solder the broken wire for free... Going to bring some cash/pack of beverage next time i'm in the area.

Moral of...
Forum: DIY 06-22-2015, 08:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 266
Posted By Tvadna
ichy, been a bad week or two for me! haha I sent...

ichy, been a bad week or two for me! haha I sent you a message about the electrical soldering though.

I'll be trying to reseal the tank soon and i'll post some pictures regardless if it's a win,...
Forum: DIY 06-18-2015, 10:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 266
Posted By Tvadna
Tank resealing

I discovered about a 1/4 of the water in my aquarium gone one day. I marked the water line with tape, refilled and came back a few hours later to a puddle on the floor and the water had returned to...
Forum: DIY 06-18-2015, 10:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 527
Posted By Tvadna
I know it's a quick and easy fix... maybe 2...

I know it's a quick and easy fix... maybe 2 minutes. Being a plumber, I solder copper pipes every day but don't think I'm comfortable with my first electrical solder being on this.
I agree that...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-17-2015, 10:16 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,076
Posted By Tvadna
Does anyone know of a place I can get an...

Does anyone know of a place I can get an electrical connection soldered?

My Satellite Freshwater LED+ stopped working so I decided to take it apart to check all of the connections. They were all...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-17-2015, 10:03 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,076
Posted By Tvadna
Top Left A few weeks post trimming. The HC...

Top Left

A few weeks post trimming. The HC seemed to bounce back extremely fast and as full as ever.
...
Forum: DIY 06-17-2015, 09:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 527
Posted By Tvadna
Electrical Solder for Sat. Freshwater plus LED

One of my Satellite Freshwater + LED stopped working. It went black and would flash red every minute or so. I decided to take it all apart. There isn't much to take apart on them and all of the...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-16-2015, 07:36 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,076
Posted By Tvadna
I did trim it. I don't think I went nearly short...

I did trim it. I don't think I went nearly short enough. I had the same thing with the mess. I need to shut off the filter next time I do this. This will keep all of the trimmings right at the...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-26-2015, 07:17 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,076
Posted By Tvadna
Potamogeton Gayi is the taller stem plant in the...

Potamogeton Gayi is the taller stem plant in the back corner. It grows almost 2 dimensional meaning that it would be flat if layed down. The leaves grow out from the stem completely left and right,...
Forum: Plants 05-22-2015, 01:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 469
Posted By Tvadna
The tank in the photo is grown under a Satellite...

The tank in the photo is grown under a Satellite Freshwater LED+. This is not a very powerful light fixture. The fixture is 36" long but covers (2) 10 gallons that are side by side that are 20" long...
Forum: Plants 05-21-2015, 02:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 469
Posted By Tvadna
The dry start method was garbage for me. I did...

The dry start method was garbage for me. I did everything I could to make it work and it failed. Once I added water and kept the CO2 high, it took off into what it is today.

If possible, purchase...
Forum: Plants 05-19-2015, 03:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 469
Posted By Tvadna
Trimming HC

I'm new to HC but I'm having some beginners luck. My HC has spread into a lush, thick carpet. It is now growing thick and appears to be growing over itself. My fear is that this will kill the lower...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-19-2015, 03:09 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,076
Posted By Tvadna
Top Left I have a feeling that the HC in...

Top Left

I have a feeling that the HC in this tank needs to be trimmed. Does anyone have any experience in trimming it? From these photos does it look like it is time. I want to avoid so much over...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-14-2015, 04:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,693
Posted By Tvadna
If you have a back up in your sewer you will need...

If you have a back up in your sewer you will need to remove the piece you added on to the clean out. I see that you tried to add another clean out but the problem is that the Tee at the base of the...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-07-2015, 04:15 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,076
Posted By Tvadna
I've got more! I kept a few dozen from my last...

I've got more! I kept a few dozen from my last batch (siblings of the parents). I'll have more time come summer for breeding. I'll probably ramp up when I get the free time. For now, I've got a batch...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-24-2015, 06:40 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,076
Posted By Tvadna
Top Left Since clearing up, this tank has...

Top Left

Since clearing up, this tank has been booming. At this point, I'm fairly sure I could grow a tulip in this tank.
The shrimp have been breeding since I finally have shrimplets....
Forum: Tank Journals 04-24-2015, 06:25 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,076
Posted By Tvadna
Bottom Left This needs an update. My last...

Bottom Left

This needs an update. My last post on this said both parents are looking to spawn again..... and I was right. They ended up killing their current batch so they could spawn in peace....
Forum: Tank Journals 04-02-2015, 03:56 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,076
Posted By Tvadna
Yes, both have the same problem... my foreground...

Yes, both have the same problem... my foreground plants spread too fast! Haha

Actually, the only problem with the Aquasoil tanks is a bout of green water. These two tanks were newly set up which...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-01-2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,076
Posted By Tvadna
Bottom Left with the GBR pair and fry is a dirt...

Bottom Left with the GBR pair and fry is a dirt tank.
Forum: Tank Journals 03-31-2015, 05:05 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,076
Posted By Tvadna
Bottom Right This tank got a major trim. I...

Bottom Right

This tank got a major trim. I think this helps the parents keep track of the fry. The replacement pair spawned once and I was too busy to feed them. The second attempt was and is...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-31-2015, 04:55 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,076
Posted By Tvadna
Top Left Added the few Crystal Reds I have...

Top Left

Added the few Crystal Reds I have left from my other tank and it seems to make a difference. Although I didn't see the juvenile gold rams harass them, they seem to feel more comfortable...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-17-2015, 11:59 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,001
Posted By Tvadna
Posted some plants for sale on the forum. Most...

Posted some plants for sale on the forum. Most will come from this very tank.

If you've posted on my journal prior to this entry and buy a portion of Pogostemon Erectus, i'll double it for free....
Forum: Tank Journals 03-17-2015, 05:10 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,076
Posted By Tvadna
Posted some plants for sale on the forum. Most...

Posted some plants for sale on the forum. Most will come from the bottom left tank or my 40 gallon long.

If you've posted on my journal prior to this entry and buy a portion of Pogostemon Erectus,...
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