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Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 08-25-2005, 04:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 421
Posted By SNPiccolo5
I'm back for a while!!...

Wow... it's been a LONG time since I posted in these forums, probably more than a year!

My approach to my aquarium has changed greatly- keep it simple! I've always fought against my water...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-25-2005, 04:04 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,053
Posted By SNPiccolo5
I agree with Rebecca- lights hanging over the...

I agree with Rebecca- lights hanging over the tank with a cat in the house? Do you want the lights to fall into the tank... lol!! In all honesty, I've never heard of an aquatic plant that is...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-04-2004, 06:42 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 38,317
Posted By SNPiccolo5
Holy crap.....:icon_eek: ! That's a really nice...

Holy crap.....:icon_eek: ! That's a really nice setup you have... It's all your people's fault that I want another tank- if I didn't see stuff like this then I'd be happy- yeah right!:wink:
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Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 07-04-2004, 05:51 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 450
Posted By SNPiccolo5
Couscous cake?

After I made this, I new I had to tell someone about it. Two nights ago I made some couscous, which I had never made before. I did half water half chicken broth- couscous is a rice shaped pasta in...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-29-2004, 06:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 490
Posted By SNPiccolo5
I've never had good luck with val... I just...

I've never had good luck with val... I just ordered some though, and am planning on being really patient with it. I think the problem is I had high phosphate levels and that really encourages them...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-27-2004, 05:05 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 460
Posted By SNPiccolo5
Advice for changing tank...

Hey everyone! I haven't been 'round in awhile- been soooo busy lately, especially violin and everything. Anyway- I've decided to take my 55 gallon tank in a new direction. My city's water is...
Forum: Equipment 06-22-2004, 02:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 812
Posted By SNPiccolo5
XP3, XP3, XP3- I've been happy with mine from the...

XP3, XP3, XP3- I've been happy with mine from the start- quite from beggining to end, clean, easy to use- great price!

-Tim
Forum: Lighting 06-22-2004, 02:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,094
Posted By SNPiccolo5
If you want to change incandescent to the spiral...

If you want to change incandescent to the spiral light-bulb PC, you'll get something a lot better than you had before- but you won't have many choices of K color of bulbs- most are too warm for...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-22-2004, 02:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 366
Posted By SNPiccolo5
You learned it the easy way- I came home to a...

You learned it the easy way- I came home to a tank full of fish that appeared dead. Good thing that under closer inspection I realized they were still taking several last breaths. Some angel fish...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-22-2004, 02:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 866
Posted By SNPiccolo5
Pearling would be when the plants release oxygen...

Pearling would be when the plants release oxygen (usually under the leaves, leaving eventually large bubbles that might appear as "pearls"- hence the name) in gas form after they have saturated the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-22-2004, 02:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 439
Posted By SNPiccolo5
One thing that really promotes green water is...

One thing that really promotes green water is LIGHT! Lots of light and UNbalanced fertilization will do the trick- try for more a smaller nitrate:phosphate ratio and you should be fine!

I hope...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-21-2004, 03:15 AM
Replies: 944
Views: 176,985
Posted By SNPiccolo5
That's actually the case with *most* types of...

That's actually the case with *most* types of plants. Lots of plants will branch out after you have cut them down a little.

-Tim
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-21-2004, 02:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 644
Posted By SNPiccolo5
I eventually did away with my glass top since it...

I eventually did away with my glass top since it blocked a considerable amount of light and was a pain to clean since I have harder water. No new problems have come about yet....

-Tim
Forum: Equipment 03-20-2004, 05:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,350
Posted By SNPiccolo5
This is a bit late, but I just got it fixed 10...

This is a bit late, but I just got it fixed 10 minutes ago and this week has gone soooo fast!

Thanks the lord! The leak was coming from the bubble counter, which is right next to the needle...
Forum: Equipment 03-10-2004, 03:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,350
Posted By SNPiccolo5
Thanks for the reply! I am going to get the...

Thanks for the reply! I am going to get the cylinder filled (exchanged) this weekend, start a moderate flow, and then do the soap thing. Now once I find the leak, what would be the most probable...
Forum: Equipment 03-08-2004, 09:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,350
Posted By SNPiccolo5
Just as I'm getting everything together, like...

Just as I'm getting everything together, like ferts and plants, it seems the CO2 decides to give up. I just checked my CO2 pressure gauge yesterday and it read "0"! It is still running OK, but if I...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 03-07-2004, 11:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 793
Posted By SNPiccolo5
What an interesting game! I'm actually glad...

What an interesting game! I'm actually glad someone gave the spoiler, as I would have waisted way too much time trying to win!

-Tim
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-07-2004, 05:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 960
Posted By SNPiccolo5
You replied too fast for my edit to get there...

You replied too fast for my edit to get there first!

I did have a trouble with them growing and then it dawned on me, jobes sticks! Then all of sudden, as if it were magic, they started growing. ...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-07-2004, 05:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 960
Posted By SNPiccolo5
I guess I'll see what happens. For the iron,...

I guess I'll see what happens. For the iron, does Plantex CSM have enough iron, or would be it better to supplement with something like flourish iron too? Also, for the balansae, I'm going off the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-07-2004, 02:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 960
Posted By SNPiccolo5
Right now I have 2 amazon sword plants (E....

Right now I have 2 amazon sword plants (E. bleheri) in the back of my 55 gallon tank. They have just started growing again b/c I just recently started maintaning the 10-1-20 ratio; I had to get a...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-03-2004, 02:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,288
Posted By SNPiccolo5
Now I see. Still though, from pictures I've...

Now I see. Still though, from pictures I've seen, the leaves look like Rubin, but it is way too small.

Swords grow stunted in my tank, I believe not b/c of lack of nutrients etc... but b/c of...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-01-2004, 08:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,288
Posted By SNPiccolo5
To me that looks a lot like E. "rubin", which is...

To me that looks a lot like E. "rubin", which is the hybrid between E. osirius and E. barthii, if I remember correctly. The tropica picture seems to match it better too. What does everyone else...
Forum: Equipment 02-28-2004, 03:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,348
Posted By SNPiccolo5
Wasserpest, when you talk about your design, is...

Wasserpest, when you talk about your design, is it fixed vertically or horizontaly? I have a bit too much current as well and will see if these tips help....

-Tim
Forum: Tank Journals 02-28-2004, 03:45 PM
Replies: 944
Views: 176,985
Posted By SNPiccolo5
Wow! Following this post has been very fun for...

Wow! Following this post has been very fun for me! I agree in that it looks like the E. stellata is missing some micro-nutrients. What are you using right now to dose micros? Tank looks great as...
Forum: Equipment 02-27-2004, 08:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 575
Posted By SNPiccolo5
Thanks for all the info! Would a place like...

Thanks for all the info! Would a place like home-depot have all this stuff or where else would I get it? Thanks!

-Tim
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