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Forum: Tank Journals 03-23-2010, 02:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,726
Posted By Xcomx5
Thanks for the suggestion Jake, I decided to...

Thanks for the suggestion Jake, I decided to reposition the anubias so that its rhizome wasn't under the gravel. The anubias on the right actually is attached to the drifted even though it may not be...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-20-2010, 07:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,726
Posted By Xcomx5
I've been led to believe that I was basing my...

I've been led to believe that I was basing my bubble count too early, because about an hour or two after the mixture was made my counter was setting me about 2-3 bubbles per second, but then it would...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-20-2010, 07:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,726
Posted By Xcomx5
I actually have tried a DIY c02 system several...

I actually have tried a DIY c02 system several times on my previous 10g with several different mixtures but each time ether my fish would get too stressed or the c02 pressure would blow the tubing...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-20-2010, 07:10 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,989
Posted By Xcomx5
wow I really like the piece of driftwood on the...

wow I really like the piece of driftwood on the left side and the small trail you made between them. What fish are you thinking of adding?
Forum: Tank Journals 03-20-2010, 07:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,726
Posted By Xcomx5
Thanks Benon! I really really want to have a...

Thanks Benon! I really really want to have a carpeted foreground for sure. My Marsilea Minuta has spread a great deal from the time it spent in my previous aquarium since the day I bought it, but...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-20-2010, 06:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,726
Posted By Xcomx5
Xcom's Low-Tech 14g Biocube w/Pics (56k Warning)

Hello and Welcome to my Low-Tech 14 Gallon Freshwater Bio-cube Journal!


Background Information:
I bought this Bio-cube for 50 bucks and decided to transfer over my previous 10 gallon freshwater...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-20-2010, 04:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,672
Posted By Xcomx5
Final Update

I was at my local aquarium shop a few weeks ago and found a cheap 14 gallon Bio-cube. This tank has been torn down and rebuilt inside that bio-cube. Conclusion of this tank and overall thoughts:...
Forum: Equipment 03-14-2010, 12:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 397
Posted By Xcomx5
actually that does help me out a lot. It rattles...

actually that does help me out a lot. It rattles around constantly while its on, and when I unplugged it for a while and plugged it back in it made some really loud grinding noises which makes me...
Forum: Equipment 03-13-2010, 04:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 397
Posted By Xcomx5
Submersed water pump recommendation

Hello all, its been a while since ive been on here but I managed to snag a 14gallon bio cube for 50 bucks and need some advice. I already got it all set up and established as a freshwater tank but...
Forum: Lighting 09-12-2009, 06:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 579
Posted By Xcomx5
Wow thats a decently priced lighting fixture for...

Wow thats a decently priced lighting fixture for a 10g, I'm considering making a DIY lighting fixture but for that price I might just buy one of these...would 36watts be considered high light for a...
Forum: DIY 09-12-2009, 05:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 658
Posted By Xcomx5
DIY 10g Lighting

I figured if I'm going to upgrade my lighting I want to get the most ideal light to be able to grow whatever I want. And since I don't want to spend a lot of money to get a high light fixture, I'm...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-11-2009, 05:51 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,384
Posted By Xcomx5
Beautiful scape, like everyone else I think that...

Beautiful scape, like everyone else I think that driftwood looks great!
Forum: Tank Journals 09-11-2009, 05:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,672
Posted By Xcomx5
Mini Update: I trimmed my hygro and also...

Mini Update:

I trimmed my hygro and also learned that for some people, this narrow leaf hygro tends to have issues of growing lower leaves in the same conditions that I have (low tech, low light,...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-11-2009, 03:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,672
Posted By Xcomx5
I'm using straight RO/DI water. Before I used...

I'm using straight RO/DI water. Before I used tap, but here in phoenix the tap water was very hard and I wasn't having much luck with tap water. I think I might consider adding a small amount of tap...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-11-2009, 02:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,672
Posted By Xcomx5
I tried using a dark blue background but hated...

I tried using a dark blue background but hated it, I will consider a black one though.

I actually talked to a guy I've been getting information from at my LFS, I pointed out that my hygros looked...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 09-10-2009, 01:15 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 48,914
Posted By Xcomx5
gorgeous tank Frosty! That sucks about your...

gorgeous tank Frosty! That sucks about your gudgeon's eggs sorry to hear that :(
Forum: Tank Journals 09-10-2009, 01:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,672
Posted By Xcomx5
Thanks frosty for the input. I actually love the...

Thanks frosty for the input. I actually love the center area (and I love the anubias on the driftwood too! I bought it inside the drift wood like that, and it eventually spread out and covered the...
Forum: Algae 09-09-2009, 06:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,616
Posted By Xcomx5
I did the 3 day blackout, and it worked like a...

I did the 3 day blackout, and it worked like a charm, but I also used the Ultralife BGA remover to mop up what might have been left behind, because I could still see a few small areas left alive, and...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 09-09-2009, 06:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,212
Posted By Xcomx5
I'm just like you Hilde, I bought some flourish...

I'm just like you Hilde, I bought some flourish fertilizers because it was all my LFS had in stock. It's easy to use them if you have a small tank, but even then you end up paying a lot in the long...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-09-2009, 06:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,362
Posted By Xcomx5
Even though your having some algae issues its a...

Even though your having some algae issues its a very beautiful tank! bravo!
Forum: Tank Journals 09-09-2009, 05:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,672
Posted By Xcomx5
Stage 3 (September 2009): ...

Stage 3 (September 2009):
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y40/illwilledmarine/downsized_0908091948.jpg
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y40/illwilledmarine/th_0908091940a.jpg...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-09-2009, 04:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,672
Posted By Xcomx5
2nd Stage (March 2009): ...

2nd Stage (March 2009):
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y40/illwilledmarine/downsized_0327091426.jpg

Contained 7x Cardinal Tetras; 2x Ghost Shrimp
Lighting: 1x 10w 50/50 Coralife CF; 1x 10w...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-09-2009, 04:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,672
Posted By Xcomx5
October 2008: ...

October 2008:

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y40/illwilledmarine/1008081633.jpg

I added a few pieces of driftwood that I bought at my LFS, I love the one with the Anubias, it flourished...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-09-2009, 04:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,672
Posted By Xcomx5
Smile Xcom's 10 Gallon Tank Journal w/ Pics (56k Warning)

Hello everyone, I figured its about time I setup a planted tank journal with a little bit of background history with this tank specifically. This is my second attempt at doing a planted aquarium, my...
Forum: Aquascaping 09-06-2009, 06:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 460
Posted By Xcomx5
Aquascaping newbie

Im really trying to build up a decent aquascape for my 10gallon tank. So far I've gotten a lot of good feedback on it from friends and family as I'm building it up but im afraid its becoming too...
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