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Forum: Fish Yesterday, 09:45 PM
Replies: 22
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Posted By rballi
Wild angels, tank probably isn't tall enough for...

Wild angels, tank probably isn't tall enough for altums? A nice group of manacapuru or rio nanay
Forum: Low Tech Forum 07-28-2015, 05:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 546
Posted By rballi
+1 on this too Even if you don't run a...

+1 on this too

Even if you don't run a sump, this is such an easy way to go to minimize maintenance. I set one up on my 125 and it was the best thing I have done.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 07-28-2015, 03:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 546
Posted By rballi
+1 Sumps are the way to go!

+1

Sumps are the way to go!
Forum: Low Tech Forum 07-28-2015, 03:39 AM
Replies: 252
Views: 58,053
Posted By rballi
Awesome geos!

Awesome geos!
Forum: Fish 07-28-2015, 03:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 414
Posted By rballi
Classic example of getting advice you didn't want?

Classic example of getting advice you didn't want?
Forum: Tank Journals 07-24-2015, 10:42 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 23,032
Posted By rballi
http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/07/24/19b2532180...

http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/07/24/19b2532180dea515ae6f28d31a0c34bd.jpg

Improved co2 reactor. About 45 inches tall, and 26" of that is 4" diameter.

Running a eheim 1260 to drive this and...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-24-2015, 07:37 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 23,032
Posted By rballi
http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/07/24/7ac1847c31...

http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/07/24/7ac1847c313954233d021e1ed2cbd04a.jpg

After a couple of days going full blast here
Forum: Tank Journals 07-23-2015, 10:30 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 23,032
Posted By rballi
You have to ask for it. It is a custom spectrum...

You have to ask for it. It is a custom spectrum that isn't on your website. I found out about it while taking in a planted tank group on Facebook. Glad I did!
Forum: Tank Journals 07-23-2015, 10:24 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 23,032
Posted By rballi
I don't have the xb's either, but I might as well...

I don't have the xb's either, but I might as well with the amount of PAR this new fixture produces. Cara said the readings at 24" are 118.... So 3% higher than the 10,000k XB....
Forum: Tank Journals 07-23-2015, 10:11 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 23,032
Posted By rballi
I am just going to cut up my excitation 2"x36"...

I am just going to cut up my excitation 2"x36" pvc adapter and put in a large section of 4" pvc and drive it with a eheim 1260..... Should be plenty
Forum: Tank Journals 07-23-2015, 04:20 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 23,032
Posted By rballi
dosing EI. I have no plans of running both...

dosing EI.

I have no plans of running both fixtures at 100%. I have the dimmer around 50% right now and I will adjust as time goes on. It is fun to blast it for a couple of hours and watch the...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-23-2015, 03:59 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 23,032
Posted By rballi
I put the dutch spectrum on the back and the...

I put the dutch spectrum on the back and the nature style in the front for that purpose, glad it came across in the photos!
Forum: Tank Journals 07-23-2015, 03:48 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 23,032
Posted By rballi
I am still trying to tune in the co2 now that I...

I am still trying to tune in the co2 now that I am upgrading my filtration and flow a little bit. Since I travel during the week, i keep it around 50% during the week and bump it up when I can...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-22-2015, 03:08 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 23,032
Posted By rballi
Long overdue update? I have several...

Long overdue update?

I have several equipment updates.

About 6 weeks ago I plumbed my sump and split the line under my bathroom sink on the other side of the wall to make a continuous overflow...
Forum: Lighting 07-19-2015, 07:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 372
Posted By rballi
This might be a good option if you are leaning...

This might be a good option if you are leaning toward t5s

http://ahsupply.com/linear-fluorescent-lights.html
Forum: Tank Journals 07-07-2015, 01:53 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 23,032
Posted By rballi
http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/07/06/772bf1835b...

http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/07/06/772bf1835b2429a753f5bb657a34cc00.jpg

Here is a premature shot. The whole left side was just hacked really short to get some bushier growth. Right now it...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-06-2015, 06:00 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 23,032
Posted By rballi
http://i900.photobucket.com/albums/ac210/rballi/IM...

http://i900.photobucket.com/albums/ac210/rballi/IMG_7251.jpg

Nice shot of some of my new additions. 8 F4 Rio Nanay Angels. They are around quarter/half dollar size.
Forum: Tank Journals 02-21-2015, 03:45 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 23,032
Posted By rballi
Rballi's 125 Apisto Paradise

Pre trim update. Going to hack back the stems a bit.

http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/02/20/d6601dc69eaa13fab09e42997b03adf1.jpg
Forum: Tank Journals 02-11-2015, 03:31 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 39,324
Posted By rballi
Very cool. Very curious to see how it works

Very cool. Very curious to see how it works
Forum: Tank Journals 02-10-2015, 04:55 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 23,032
Posted By rballi
I really need to start dosing iron to really...

I really need to start dosing iron to really bring out the colors more. Thanks for the feedback!
Forum: Tank Journals 02-09-2015, 01:32 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 23,032
Posted By rballi
Thanks! The patience there is starting...

Thanks!



The patience there is starting to pay off. Just got to get the arcuata to fill in on the right side in the back.


I just figured out why I am having bba and my co2 tank is empty...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-09-2015, 12:35 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 23,032
Posted By rballi
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/02/08/fc5d016...

http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/02/08/fc5d016b2109cfd88a1c8eda9a6c6cba.jpg

Stems are starting to fill in after a couple of aggressive hacks. I now have a couple if females with cacatuoides...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-05-2015, 09:40 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 23,032
Posted By rballi
Thanks! I think it will really look fantastic...

Thanks! I think it will really look fantastic once the stems in the back fill in. Good luck with your new project
Forum: Tank Journals 02-05-2015, 02:03 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 23,032
Posted By rballi
I found them on the forum here. Wasn't a breeder,...

I found them on the forum here. Wasn't a breeder, just someone who had some to sell. Nice Fish! The males are pretty awesome. Less of the double Red pattern, but the natural coloration is beautiful
Forum: Tank Journals 02-01-2015, 09:45 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 23,032
Posted By rballi
Cacatuiodes double Red x Wild

Cacatuiodes double Red x Wild
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