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Forum: Lighting 08-31-2010, 07:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 20,361
Posted By alphacat
Heh. You do realize that you'll have 8 gazillion...

Heh. You do realize that you'll have 8 gazillion Endlers in no time, right? :icon_smil
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 04-21-2010, 05:14 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 149,416
Posted By alphacat
Just came back after a long hiatus (became a new...

Just came back after a long hiatus (became a new dad), and...

Wow!

Thank you very much Fishydaze for the great work on the Excel list. It's nice to see this project take on a life of its own...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 04-14-2009, 10:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,438
Posted By alphacat
Also do the siphon/airline thing: it takes me...

Also do the siphon/airline thing: it takes me less than 10 minutes usually to change out the water in my 5 gallon. However, I don't vacuum the substrate (ADA Aquasoil) either - the invert crew in the...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 04-14-2009, 10:46 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,075
Posted By alphacat
Beautiful!

Beautiful!
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 04-14-2009, 10:45 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 149,416
Posted By alphacat
Yep, some of them do - but sometimes that's...

Yep, some of them do - but sometimes that's conditional too. Any of these that are schooling or social fish - Nope. Any livebearers or prolific breeders - same thing.

Danios might be worth...
Forum: Fish 09-03-2008, 04:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 638
Posted By alphacat
fish as clever as mammals, scientist says

Scientist finds fish are as clever as mammals
By Sarah Knapton

Fish are just as intelligent as rats, a scientist has claimed following new research.

While owls and foxes have earned a...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 08-19-2008, 09:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 827
Posted By alphacat
Is there a Kelvin rating on the bulb, just out of...

Is there a Kelvin rating on the bulb, just out of curiosity?
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 08-19-2008, 09:29 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 149,416
Posted By alphacat
...and don't be afraid to ask for volunteers. I...

...and don't be afraid to ask for volunteers. I think there are enough capable people here that we could probably farm out some of the smaller sub-tasks and make this a really useful guide!
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 06-21-2008, 12:28 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,415
Posted By alphacat
~~~~~~~~~~bumpity!~~~~~~~~~~

~~~~~~~~~~bumpity!~~~~~~~~~~
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 06-21-2008, 12:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,436
Posted By alphacat
~~~~~~~~~~bump!~~~~~~~~~~

~~~~~~~~~~bump!~~~~~~~~~~
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 06-19-2008, 10:40 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 149,416
Posted By alphacat
That would be awesome if you could, @marko@. Are...

That would be awesome if you could, @marko@. Are you thinking of making this an active page (.asp or something to support sort functionality) or static HTML page?
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 06-12-2008, 09:52 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 15,531
Posted By alphacat
That last pic was especially awesome - great job...

That last pic was especially awesome - great job in such a small tank. I'd personally throw some reds in the back left corner and maybe a little on the right hand foreground or midground... but...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 05-20-2008, 07:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,102
Posted By alphacat
Well, Hex tanks don't usually allow as much light...

Well, Hex tanks don't usually allow as much light penetration on the bottom; anything you're planting down there shouldn't need as much light (Java moss/ferns). Your tank is what, about 15" tall? A...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 05-19-2008, 09:11 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,651
Posted By alphacat
Yeah, but it's a helluva pickup line- "Hey...

Yeah, but it's a helluva pickup line-

"Hey baby! Would you like to see the wet & wonderful world stashed away in my pants?"

;)

Seriously though -

I love the idea of aquaria on this...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 05-19-2008, 07:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,613
Posted By alphacat
Hose might work. I use filter floss - it only...

Hose might work. I use filter floss - it only takes a little bit - and twist tie it over the intake. Make sure you check it regularly and change as needed.

That tank is definitely too small for...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 05-16-2008, 11:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,350
Posted By alphacat
What're you studying in school? If your major was...

What're you studying in school? If your major was anything science-related, an excuse could probably be spun from that...

Otherwise directly address yer fella's qualms about this. Why is he...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 05-15-2008, 09:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 513
Posted By alphacat
Hey N8- ~ You don't need the skimmer. That's...

Hey N8-

~ You don't need the skimmer. That's for saltwater, which gets protein muck buildup floating on the top... planted tanks don't (that I know of anyway).

~ re: co2 line placement - do you...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 05-15-2008, 08:26 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 149,416
Posted By alphacat
I agree that this list needs some organization...

I agree that this list needs some organization and that there are fish that are small, and then there's fish that are OK for nano-tanks - and the two are not always the same.

One of the problems...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 05-14-2008, 12:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,245
Posted By alphacat
Hey, d'ya think we're all rich here or something?...

Hey, d'ya think we're all rich here or something?

;)

I'd love to see a 1-gallon competition. How strict would that be - exactly one gallon capacity, one gallon actually in the tank with...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 05-14-2008, 12:56 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 19,895
Posted By alphacat
Beautiful hardscape! Outstanding.

Beautiful hardscape! Outstanding.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 05-14-2008, 12:52 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,415
Posted By alphacat
You know, it was a complete pain in the...

You know, it was a complete pain in the you-know-what to find this on said big-box site! Not listed with the rest of the aquariums, nor locatable by any of the search terms "betta" "cube" "marina" or...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 05-07-2008, 10:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,436
Posted By alphacat
A few shrimp should be fine in there I'd think -...

A few shrimp should be fine in there I'd think - maybe not a red cherry breeding population though... and Amanos are jumpers if they're not happy, so maybe not those either.

Hey, can you also...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 05-07-2008, 06:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,436
Posted By alphacat
Macnut, you're a rock star! Nice job. You've...

Macnut, you're a rock star! Nice job. You've pulled off two separate things I've been thinking about - mounting a filter on these cubes and the whole waterfall effect with that filter and the rock...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 05-06-2008, 06:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,448
Posted By alphacat
Yep, the more plants, the better - even if...

Yep, the more plants, the better - even if they're stems you're not planning on keeping in there forever. No better way to get your tank up to speed.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 05-02-2008, 11:23 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,415
Posted By alphacat
Yeah, it's not so bad. Not sure if I'd keep the...

Yeah, it's not so bad. Not sure if I'd keep the arty backgrounds.

If you could rig up a little MiniJet 404 powerhead over some floss filter-media, you could probably keep a lot bigger variety of...
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