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Forum: Equipment 08-01-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 159
Posted By TetraFan
Please Critique my Build Plan

So after a bunch of posting and a LOT of reading, this is what I have decided for my new tank which I will be working on this fall. Please post if you think anything is a terrible idea (or a good...
Forum: Lighting 07-29-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 226
Posted By TetraFan
Finnex - 1 Ray2 or 2 Planted +??

Hey guys - some of you may have seen me poking around about my upcoming tank set-up already. Just trying to finalize my lighting plan.

What I want for my tank: 90 gallons (24" depth), low-tech (NO...
Forum: Aquascaping 07-26-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 571
Posted By TetraFan
Thanks, guys! I appreciate it, I didn't think to...

Thanks, guys! I appreciate it, I didn't think to look on ebay! I think the biggest problem will be the shipping costs to Canada, but I might just have to bite the bullet to get something really nice....
Forum: Aquascaping 07-25-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 571
Posted By TetraFan
Where do I get driftwood?? (not DIY)

Hey folks. I am planning to start up a 90 gallon tank this fall, and am kind of new to aquascaping the 'right way' haha. Just wondering where most people buy their driftwood from. I am leery of the...
Forum: Lighting 07-25-2014, 01:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 158
Posted By TetraFan
Opinions Please!

Through some research I have come across this light:
Finnex AL-R48WM 48-Inch FugeRay Planted Aquarium LED Light Plus Moonlights

Since I know absolutely nothing about lights, I wanted more...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-25-2014, 12:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 218
Posted By TetraFan
Yeah I have done it the same way as these guys...

Yeah I have done it the same way as these guys for almost a year - haven't seen any negative effects so far! :)
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-24-2014, 10:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 186
Posted By TetraFan
Noob question

This is going to sound really dumb I'm sure, but what do you all cover your panted tanks with?? I realize the basic 'aquarium hood' does not work with a true planted tank (that has a good light), so...
Forum: Substrate 07-20-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 430
Posted By TetraFan
Having had the "newbie" plants and a flat...

Having had the "newbie" plants and a flat aquarium for about 7 years, I wanted to sit down and plan this one properly so that I can somewhat (to quote Gatekeeper) "set it and forget it". I'm not a...
Forum: Substrate 07-18-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 430
Posted By TetraFan
Thanks, everyone! Your replies really helped. :)

Thanks, everyone! Your replies really helped. :)
Forum: Substrate 07-18-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 430
Posted By TetraFan
Is dirt a good idea for a newbie?

I've been doing a bit of preliminary research for a new 90 gal tank, and I have so far determined that a good substrate set-up to go with (if I want a light colour) is MGOPM with a sand cap (thanks,...
Forum: Substrate 07-16-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 174
Posted By TetraFan
I am torn between using just sand (as I've heard...

I am torn between using just sand (as I've heard plants don't grow as well in it) vs. using sand as a cap over something (which might eventually make the sand look bad as they mix) vs. using dark...
Forum: Substrate 07-16-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 174
Posted By TetraFan
ActivFlora with Sand??

Hey guys! I will soon be starting up a new 90 gal tank, and I've been hunting through the substrate section for ideas. I personally prefer light substrate to dark (going for that natural sand look),...
Forum: Equipment 07-11-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 263
Posted By TetraFan
Definitely thinking low-tech (as mentioned). I...

Definitely thinking low-tech (as mentioned). I don't have the time, money, or know-how for a high-tech set-up right now. :P

I was planning to sell my old fluval filter with my old tank (to help...
Forum: Equipment 07-11-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 263
Posted By TetraFan
Filtration options for a 90 gal freshwater tank?

Hello, PT community. Since I know you guys are awesome and have all kinds of crazy knowledge and experience, I am here to ask one question at a time until I figure out my whole new tank upgrade. I...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-10-2013, 11:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,054
Posted By TetraFan
Looks good! :)

Looks good! :)
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-08-2013, 07:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 406
Posted By TetraFan
Is there a good all-around fertilizer?

I have a low-tech 50 gal tank and I was wondering if there was a good brand of fert that combined the main nutrients needed? Before this I have only used Flourish (micro) and Excel, but I feel like...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-07-2013, 02:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,328
Posted By TetraFan
Finally some good news! Through endless hours of...

Finally some good news! Through endless hours of poking my head all around my tank, I have discovered that there are actually 6 shrimp left (thought there were only 5). I am still going to switch out...
Forum: Aquascaping 02-07-2013, 02:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 401
Posted By TetraFan
Toying with the idea of using that centre log as...

Toying with the idea of using that centre log as a 'volcano' type centrepiece... gah I am so tempted to try and get a bigger tank and start from scratch. >.<
Forum: Lighting 02-07-2013, 02:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 364
Posted By TetraFan
Ah, so they aren't for inside a hood, judging by...

Ah, so they aren't for inside a hood, judging by the picture. LAME lol. Now I have no idea what to do about getting new reflectors... :(

Thanks anyway, Miles! I appreciate the effort. :)
Forum: Plants 02-07-2013, 02:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 660
Posted By TetraFan
Yeah, I frequently shear mine off right near the...

Yeah, I frequently shear mine off right near the base and they bounce all the way back. ...most of the time with more than one stem lol I swear they should rename this plant a water hydra. Sorry I...
Forum: Aquascaping 02-06-2013, 09:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 401
Posted By TetraFan
Looking for Theme Ideas

So I'm toying with the idea of turning my tank into a themed edition. Only problem is - there is no way I will be able to start from scratch. I do not want to kill my fishies and I have no other tank...
Forum: Aquascaping 02-06-2013, 09:00 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,128
Posted By TetraFan
The second rearrangement rocks!! (pardon the pun...

The second rearrangement rocks!! (pardon the pun :P)
Forum: Lighting 02-06-2013, 05:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 364
Posted By TetraFan
Meaning I can put it into my hood or not?

Meaning I can put it into my hood or not?
Forum: Plants 02-06-2013, 05:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 660
Posted By TetraFan
That's odd. Wisteria grows like mad in my tank...

That's odd. Wisteria grows like mad in my tank and I have no CO2 and barely use ferts. o.o;
Forum: Aquascaping 02-06-2013, 05:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,604
Posted By TetraFan
How the heck do you get a waterfall inside an...

How the heck do you get a waterfall inside an aquarium?!?! -mind boggled-:icon_eek:
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