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Forum: Fish Yesterday, 11:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 43
Posted By MCHRKiller
Large cichlids

Anyone else keep larger CA/SA cichlids?

I know it is a planted forum; however in my defense I have kept many different species of SAs and CAs in the past with plants. My former...
Forum: Fish Yesterday, 02:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 439
Posted By MCHRKiller
300G 96Lx24Tx30W Sand substrate, lots of...

300G 96Lx24Tx30W

Sand substrate, lots of large grey toned rock, huge manzanita branches, and sparsely planted with anubias, perhaps some floating species as well

Id do a CA cichlid all male...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 06-28-2015, 12:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,271
Posted By MCHRKiller
What is your maintenance schedule...ie # of WCs...

What is your maintenance schedule...ie # of WCs per week? I am contemplating doing something like this in my office. A coworker gave me their old fish bowl which is a large vintage glass light globe.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 05-12-2015, 09:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 964
Posted By MCHRKiller
I try to avoid junk food and am rather successful...

I try to avoid junk food and am rather successful except when it comes to soda...its just something Ive never been willing to let go of. However I have scaled back to 2 regular sodas per day instead...
Forum: Lighting 05-06-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 280
Posted By MCHRKiller
Would that push me into needing co2 and more than...

Would that push me into needing co2 and more than once weekly ferts? I'm looking to grow Ozelot sword, crypts, java fern, anubias, and Hygro.
Forum: Lighting 05-06-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 280
Posted By MCHRKiller
Thanks, what beamswork would give me low but...

Thanks, what beamswork would give me low but adequate lighting?
Forum: Lighting 05-05-2015, 11:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 280
Posted By MCHRKiller
20G High LED

First off...I know nothing about LEDs. But I am looking to create lower lighting on a standard 20G high tank. The tank will be at my office at work and I do not want to inject CO2 or really have to...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 04-26-2015, 11:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 890
Posted By MCHRKiller
In my town the leash law applies to all...

In my town the leash law applies to all domesticated animals....however when it comes down to it animal control will not enforce it for cats. I am a cat lover...have 2 house cats. But I do not allow...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 04-26-2015, 09:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 890
Posted By MCHRKiller
Dont be surprised if they tell you that they...

Dont be surprised if they tell you that they cannot do anything about cats. I had many strays around my house which would tear into garbage, spray urine all over the outside of the house including...
Forum: Lighting 04-15-2015, 09:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 204
Posted By MCHRKiller
Another question after some research I have came...

Another question after some research I have came across TrueLumen 12" kits...I would go with 2 of those fixtures. However they only come in 12K spectrum...I have done 10K on planted tanks just fine....
Forum: Lighting 04-15-2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 204
Posted By MCHRKiller
15G Column Light Mods

I have chosen this tank kit to adorn my new office at work basically because I think the tank has an unusual look and a ton of potential for scaping especially with manzanita branches. My issue is...
Forum: Algae 03-11-2015, 09:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 373
Posted By MCHRKiller
Thanks I will also try to increase my phosphate...

Thanks I will also try to increase my phosphate dosage and see how that goes. I honestly dont test my water(horrible I know) so I will have to invest in some test kits as well.

My tank is...
Forum: Algae 03-11-2015, 09:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 373
Posted By MCHRKiller
They are in the front of the tank...the fixture...

They are in the front of the tank...the fixture sits directly above the swords/hygro so they are in the shadiest space I have. I may just have to periodically take them out and dip them. I am going...
Forum: Algae 03-11-2015, 08:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 373
Posted By MCHRKiller
lol no problem. All ideas and suggestions are...

lol no problem. All ideas and suggestions are welcome, I want this to be my "nice" looking tank but with the anubias with all that algae on them it kind of kills the vibe.
Forum: Algae 03-11-2015, 08:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 373
Posted By MCHRKiller
I have a drop checker...its always in the lime...

I have a drop checker...its always in the lime green. I also keep my regulator set on 25psi working pressure.

I dose the tank with Metricide daily as well :)
Forum: Algae 03-11-2015, 08:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 373
Posted By MCHRKiller
Getting rid of GSA....

I am currently running a 3ft 50G Seaclear, all plants are doing well and growing nicely. The only real issue I am having is Green Spot Algae on my Anubias and tank walls. No issues with other algae....
Forum: Tank Journals 02-15-2015, 02:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 466
Posted By MCHRKiller
With luck I should be wrapping up my 29G SW...

With luck I should be wrapping up my 29G SW manifold setup this weekend. I am taking some innovation(?) from the idea of a "river tank" manifold setup and applying it to a FOWLR/Planted Macro tank. I...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 02-14-2015, 05:36 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,324
Posted By MCHRKiller
Cleaning the house is a good call...as is cooking...

Cleaning the house is a good call...as is cooking her dinner. Who wants to go out and have to cope with the crazy hoards of miserable people doing an obligatory dinner date for the holiday.
...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-12-2015, 03:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 569
Posted By MCHRKiller
Awesome setup and I am glad to see another...

Awesome setup and I am glad to see another cichlid person on here :)
Forum: Tank Journals 02-12-2015, 03:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 466
Posted By MCHRKiller
Jenn's Fish Room-back in the game :)

Figured I would track my progress here as well. I am converting my home office into a partial fish room...I will however also cover my tanks not specifically in the said "fish room" here as well.
...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 02-12-2015, 02:58 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,324
Posted By MCHRKiller
Ive always seemed to follow more male dominated...

Ive always seemed to follow more male dominated hobbies...classic muscle cars, drag racing, fish, etc. Ive been in the hobby for around 17 years...started when I was 12. I had parents who indulged my...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 01-27-2015, 03:49 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,486
Posted By MCHRKiller
Yep...I traded a near 6 figure salary to work in...

Yep...I traded a near 6 figure salary to work in the mental health field which at best pays about half that. Success isn't about how many degrees you have on the wall or how fat your bank roll is....
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 01-18-2015, 02:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 662
Posted By MCHRKiller
It happens in any sort of good company, they'll...

It happens in any sort of good company, they'll throw out some cheapo BS product to appeal to those who don't know any better. More dedicated persons will of course buy the time tested item; but they...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 01-15-2015, 01:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 501
Posted By MCHRKiller
Look for discount grocery stores most of the...

Look for discount grocery stores most of the items at these type of stores are either generic, restaurant surplus, or the package is slightly damanged(dented cans or boxes). Also see if you can...
Forum: Lighting 01-13-2015, 10:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 204
Posted By MCHRKiller
Im using a cheapo AquaTraders 30" 2xT5...no...

Im using a cheapo AquaTraders 30" 2xT5...no complaints as far as low tech growth. The fixture is good enough to support hygro, crypts, swords, and fern. The huge brace doesnt cause that much of an...
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