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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-03-2011, 12:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 631
Posted By devlyyn
I'm gonna go against the grain and admit I've...

I'm gonna go against the grain and admit I've never used a test kit. Yep, never tested my water...ever. I currently have 45 fish in my 65 gallon, medium planted tank. I've lost 3 neons and 2...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-06-2011, 12:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,310
Posted By devlyyn
what about some bala sharks? I always thought...

what about some bala sharks? I always thought they look cool, and once they get big I'm sure that'll entice the neons to school nicely.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-03-2011, 10:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 402
Posted By devlyyn
I run from 12-8. It is by a window but gets next...

I run from 12-8. It is by a window but gets next to no direct sunlight.
Forum: Algae 10-29-2011, 02:54 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,088
Posted By devlyyn
I have this exact same stuff on my dwarf sag. ...

I have this exact same stuff on my dwarf sag. Not sure what it is.
Forum: Tank Journals 10-23-2011, 11:58 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,499
Posted By devlyyn
I love that piece of driftwood! Do you have any...

I love that piece of driftwood! Do you have any ideas for stocking yet?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-23-2011, 11:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 349
Posted By devlyyn
As long as you aren't running any filters, the...

As long as you aren't running any filters, the water should settle (but will remain tinted) in a day or so. As soon as you start moving the water around it will stir the dirt up all over again...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-22-2011, 12:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 832
Posted By devlyyn
I think the 75g is pretty much the perfect tank...

I think the 75g is pretty much the perfect tank for most people. The only thing I like better is the 4ft x 2ft 120g. The extra width makes such a huge difference.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-20-2011, 08:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,444
Posted By devlyyn
Oh man, that pic is awesome! During the day no...

Oh man, that pic is awesome! During the day no less... You could try adding a dwarf puffer if you can find them. They are pretty fun to watch hunt and it would keep it busy for a while.
Forum: Tank Journals 10-13-2011, 07:46 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,710
Posted By devlyyn
I think it looks fantastic! The dwarf hair grass...

I think it looks fantastic! The dwarf hair grass has a really awesome green, especially in contrast to the dark substrate. How is the flow with 2 power heads and the canister? Also, I think you...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-13-2011, 01:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 933
Posted By devlyyn
I'd strongly recommend you consider doing a...

I'd strongly recommend you consider doing a "dirted" tank and use sme kind of potting soil as a substrate. There is a lot of information about this online and in my opinion it is well worth it.
Forum: Tank Journals 10-11-2011, 07:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 203
Posted By devlyyn
I think it looks nice! What do you think about...

I think it looks nice! What do you think about adding a couple big sword plants in the background?
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-10-2011, 05:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,273
Posted By devlyyn
Be careful for the first week after adding...

Be careful for the first week after adding anything labeled "apple snail". I got one before that I think was a Pomacea canaliculata (although they all look the same to me). I caught it taking huge...
Forum: Fish 10-10-2011, 05:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 745
Posted By devlyyn
black skirt tetras also stay near the top of the...

black skirt tetras also stay near the top of the water, but are larger than some other choices and don't necessarily form a tight school.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-10-2011, 05:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,580
Posted By devlyyn
I also agree with the filter floss comments. I...

I also agree with the filter floss comments. I washed my gravel (regular pea gravel from lowe's) only a few times before putting it in, but the cloudiness went away in 2-3 days. I think having a...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-09-2011, 08:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 277
Posted By devlyyn
Yeah, it will sink MUCH faster if it is...

Yeah, it will sink MUCH faster if it is completely submerged (think, using rocks to hold it down) rather than just floating.
Forum: Tank Journals 10-05-2011, 12:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,730
Posted By devlyyn
I'm definitely no aquascape expert, but I really...

I'm definitely no aquascape expert, but I really liked the dwarf hair grass! The first rock layout looked really nice, but I can see what people were saying with the two sides looking like different...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-05-2011, 11:51 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 11,669
Posted By devlyyn
Awesome find! What are the dimensions? Have you...

Awesome find! What are the dimensions? Have you ever had a sump before? I just got one with my latest craigslist find and it's been working great.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-04-2011, 07:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,403
Posted By devlyyn
The plant looks like dwarf sag. I've seen that...

The plant looks like dwarf sag. I've seen that white fungus stuff before if you have a big piece of uneaten food left on the bottom of the tank for too long. But i've never seen it all over before
Forum: Fish 10-03-2011, 06:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,721
Posted By devlyyn
Is the aggression throughout the tank or just in...

Is the aggression throughout the tank or just in a certain spot? That would help determine if he is just protecting something or if it is something else.
Forum: Fish 10-03-2011, 05:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,721
Posted By devlyyn
Do you have a female? I have found that if you...

Do you have a female? I have found that if you have a pair they will stake out a spot as their nest and will spend a lot of time cleaning and protecting the area. Any corys that wander too close...
Forum: Plants 10-02-2011, 07:39 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 201
Posted By devlyyn
New plants and ID

Just made the 45 min drive to my new favorite LFS and picked up a bunch of new plants. I asked for 3 of the dwarf sag and they really hooked me up as you can see from the picture. I also got some...
Forum: Equipment 10-01-2011, 07:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,390
Posted By devlyyn
Yeah, it's amazing how much energy is used just...

Yeah, it's amazing how much energy is used just to pump the water from the canister back into the tank. That's why those little HOB filters can go through so much water for their size.
Forum: Lighting 10-01-2011, 07:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 366
Posted By devlyyn
I have the same light that came with my current...

I have the same light that came with my current setup. I like it, but the bulbs are around $40/ea. Once these burn out I will likely look into something else.
Forum: Fish 09-30-2011, 09:55 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,779
Posted By devlyyn
That's an epic sword back there. How long did it...

That's an epic sword back there. How long did it take to grow that big?
Forum: Fish 09-30-2011, 07:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 830
Posted By devlyyn
Yep, you guys were all right. That second fish I...

Yep, you guys were all right. That second fish I was hoping was a female is DEFINITELY a male. I'm not sure what I'll do with the other males. I'll keep watching them and see if they seem to get...
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