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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-11-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 172
Posted By MiamiArt
I second this from experience.

I second this from experience.
Forum: Aquascaping 04-09-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 855
Posted By MiamiArt
Hi, Dragon stone can be beautiful and...

Hi,

Dragon stone can be beautiful and difficult to use. Here's an example:

http://www.aquascapingworld.com/images/raquel%202.jpg
Forum: Equipment 04-09-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 474
Posted By MiamiArt
I don't have the bean animal 3 pipe system...

I don't have the bean animal 3 pipe system because I'm running into a canister. For you, I would recommend the Herbie 2 pipe- the full siphon and the back up and run the return over the back. This...
Forum: Aquascaping 04-08-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 434
Posted By MiamiArt
MUCH better. The left two most rocks need work....

MUCH better. The left two most rocks need work. The larger one doesn't seem to be sitting in a natural position. Play with that one.

The smaller one that is propping up the larger one should move...
Forum: Equipment 04-08-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 474
Posted By MiamiArt
Hey Smog, I have a reef-ready tank that is...

Hey Smog,

I have a reef-ready tank that is connected to the canister but I don't use a durso so air isn't an issue. There's no need as it's a closed system. I keep the drain pipe below the water...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-08-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 514
Posted By MiamiArt
Hi, Stuff happens. Don't be too hard on...

Hi,

Stuff happens. Don't be too hard on yourself.

You probably lost some bacteria but I'm sure you will still have some there so that bounce back in population shouldn't be too difficult. I...
Forum: Aquascaping 04-08-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 434
Posted By MiamiArt
Hi, First, begin with the end result in...

Hi,

First, begin with the end result in mind. What do you want the tank to look like in the end? Aquascaping with rocks exclusively is known as iwagumi...
Forum: Aquascaping 04-08-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 243
Posted By MiamiArt
Hey Kevin, First, I would suggest you start...

Hey Kevin,

First, I would suggest you start with the end in mind. What type of layout are you going for? Here are some examples of aquascaping style layouts...
Forum: Aquascaping 04-07-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,892
Posted By MiamiArt
Hi, Congrats on the healthy plants! ...

Hi,

Congrats on the healthy plants!

Your scape is what I would call a jungle style layout. That's perfectly fine if that is the look you want. Is it?

Here are some examples of aquascaping...
Forum: Aquascaping 04-07-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 899
Posted By MiamiArt
Based on your set up, I would recommend dwarf...

Based on your set up, I would recommend dwarf hair grass or microswords. The others are too demanding and don't do well without CO2 and a high-tech setup.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-07-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,526
Posted By MiamiArt
Being a dad of two kids, I know the concern with...

Being a dad of two kids, I know the concern with toddlers. However, just like you child-proof your house, you can secure your aquarium. Many above have already suggested how to do it.

I locked my...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-06-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 897
Posted By MiamiArt
All, Thanks for sharing YOUR aquarium...

All,

Thanks for sharing YOUR aquarium stories! It's been fascinating seeing how we all have come to the spot where we are hooked with the hobby. Many of the experiences seem similar at the start. ...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-05-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 154
Posted By MiamiArt
Hi, Sorry to hear about your infestation. To...

Hi,

Sorry to hear about your infestation. To me, it looks like hydra. The fact that bleach worked but nothing else did just reinforces the conclusion that you have a hydra infestation.

First,...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-04-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 236
Posted By MiamiArt
I don't think so.

I don't think so.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-04-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 192
Posted By MiamiArt
Aquarium Design Group has a great hardscape one...

Aquarium Design Group has a great hardscape one that you should take a look at.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-04-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 897
Posted By MiamiArt
May I ask "why"?

Hi everyone,

First, please allow me to congratulate you for using live plants in your aquarium. Did you know that every time an aquarium gets set up with live plants, an angel gets its wings? :-)...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-04-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 212
Posted By MiamiArt
It may help if you list what you will be using as...

It may help if you list what you will be using as equipment including fish and plants.


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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-04-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 236
Posted By MiamiArt
Hi Guppy, try soaking the wood in a diluted...

Hi Guppy, try soaking the wood in a diluted bleach solution. This should kill most spores. Then soak it in fresh water to rinse bleach.

In the past, I just lived with the mold during the dry...
Forum: Other Websites 04-04-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,176
Posted By MiamiArt
Hi everyone, Episodes 1-12 have been...

Hi everyone,

Episodes 1-12 have been re-released and am working on the new episodes as we speak. They will be released weekly starting next week.

Also, I continue to do my monthly Aquascaping...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-03-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 145
Posted By MiamiArt
Stef, Where do you live? Do you know what's...

Stef,

Where do you live? Do you know what's in your tap? Is it city or well water?

Best thing to do is find that out from you city, typically via google. Then confirm with some test kits (even...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-03-2014, 10:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 355
Posted By MiamiArt
Hi, Remember what is going on here. A...

Hi,

Remember what is going on here. A biological filter is needed to take something that is poisonous (ammonia) to fish and converts it quickly to something that is not (nitrate). However, in a...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-03-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 528
Posted By MiamiArt
Hi LM, As has been mentioned, it really does...

Hi LM,

As has been mentioned, it really does depend on your goals for the aquarium. You can have a very nice non-CO2 aquarium (adding carbon in some other way) but you need to take that into...
Forum: Aquascaping 04-03-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 899
Posted By MiamiArt
Carpets are difficult to create if you don't have...

Carpets are difficult to create if you don't have the right conditions. What type of equipment do you have? CO2?

In a 10 gallon, you will need really small plants to create proper perspective and...
Forum: Aquascaping 04-03-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,568
Posted By MiamiArt
Thumbs up Hey Sean, I really like the layout you...

Hey Sean,

I really like the layout you chose. It's great that you seem to have followed the rule of thirds in placing the main elements. I also like the choice of stone and stems for the back....
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-03-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 165
Posted By MiamiArt
Hi, First, the fact that you are thinking...

Hi,

First, the fact that you are thinking about the layout before setting it up is commendable. Well done.

Second, the stark contrast between the white wood and the black substrate is something...
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