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Forum: Tank Journals 02-11-2012, 05:34 PM
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Views: 3,267
Posted By skylsdale
Definitely Nephrolepis cordifolia.

Definitely Nephrolepis cordifolia.
Forum: Fish 10-02-2011, 01:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,267
Posted By skylsdale
Agreed.

Agreed.
Forum: Fish 09-29-2011, 02:13 AM
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Views: 1,155
Posted By skylsdale
More info can be found here:...

More info can be found here: http://www.fishforums.net/index.php?/topic/280795-care-and-breeding-of-rivulus-xiphidius-crique-boulanger/

He will get more colorful, but the vivarium is on a lower...
Forum: Fish 09-29-2011, 12:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,155
Posted By skylsdale
Rivulus xiphidius "Crique Kapiri"

This is a male xiphidius that I managed to snag a couple photos of a while ago. It's not actually in an aquarium...but the water section of a vivarium. Regardless, it's a great fish and thought it...
Forum: Other Websites 04-21-2011, 12:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 617
Posted By skylsdale
Chasing Linnaeus (and aquarist interview)

Here's the link to my website regarding natural history and our desire to contain/replicate it in glass boxes: http://chasinglinnaeus.com/

Specifically regarding aquariums, here is a recent...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 04-16-2011, 11:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 695
Posted By skylsdale
little weed ball

This is a weed ball I put together today using plants from the creek out back (I want to use the term Wabi-Kusa, but I know that's a brand name and I hesitate to use a proper noun as a noun...but I...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 03-13-2011, 05:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,443
Posted By skylsdale
Wabi-Kusa-esque

These are some projects I've been working on recently, in the style and practice of Japanese "kokedama" (it seems that ADA's Wabi-Kusa are an aquatic translation of this). The balls I have been...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 03-09-2011, 10:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,068
Posted By skylsdale
Technically it's a Vienna lager...which...

Technically it's a Vienna lager...which eventually died out in Germany, but not before some Austrian immigrant brewers in the late 1800s brough the style to Mexico. Beers of this style that you...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 03-09-2011, 05:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,068
Posted By skylsdale
fish geek brew

My most recent homebrew is a Mexican lager. I decided to get creative and produce a label indicative and worthy of its origins. So, of course, I had to tip my hat to the great genus Xiphophorus:
Forum: Tank Journals 10-16-2006, 04:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 945
Posted By skylsdale
That 'ivy' is actually Ficus pumila, or creeping...

That 'ivy' is actually Ficus pumila, or creeping fig. It's a fully terrestrial plant (if you have it float on the surface, it MIGHT struggle along...but probably not if there's current blowing it...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 06-12-2006, 05:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,481
Posted By skylsdale
I have a 1 gal betta hex that started with a very...

I have a 1 gal betta hex that started with a very small internal filter/powerhead and heater. I have since removed both and it is doing extremely well. Started with java moss, crypts, and...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-09-2006, 09:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 580
Posted By skylsdale
Oops...I meant pike cichlids.

Oops...I meant pike cichlids.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-09-2006, 08:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 580
Posted By skylsdale
Amazon Abyss

I caught a fantastic show last night on the Discovery Channel called Amazon Abyss:...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 04-05-2006, 11:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 696
Posted By skylsdale
No...local stores that sell tropical plants,...

No...local stores that sell tropical plants, online vendors and nurseries, etc. Korean rock ferns are native and I got those from Home Depot. Ficus pumila (creeping fig) is native and you can get...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 04-05-2006, 04:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 696
Posted By skylsdale
Bombina orientalis viv

The tank is a standard AGA 30 gal (36x12x17). My goal was to recreate something that resembled the edge of a forest stream in Korea. The majority of plants are Korean rock ferns, a few Philodendron...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 03-25-2006, 11:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 887
Posted By skylsdale
5 gal and under. Size pretty much determines it.

5 gal and under. Size pretty much determines it.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 03-23-2006, 03:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 883
Posted By skylsdale
Yeah...when I turn the lights off in the room, I...

Yeah...when I turn the lights off in the room, I think that causes a reflection of himself on the tank walls.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 03-21-2006, 07:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 883
Posted By skylsdale
Yeah, there is plenty of surface room. I have to...

Yeah, there is plenty of surface room. I have to take handfulls of it out every few days to clear it up...but even when it gets completely covered he goes straight up into it for air--doesn't appear...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 03-20-2006, 02:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 883
Posted By skylsdale
My hex

I'm not sure of the size...maybe 1.5 or 2 gal? It's an old tank, one of those kits from Wal-Mart. My goal was to have a bunch of brilliant green with a bright splash of red, so I added plants and...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 02-18-2006, 06:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 962
Posted By skylsdale
E. Tricolor viv

Here is a 20H that houses a trio of juvenile Epipedobates tricolor:

http://www.dendroboard.com/coppermine/albums/userpics/10459/normal_100_7822.JPG

A few shots of the frogs:
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Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 02-15-2006, 04:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,273
Posted By skylsdale
Personally, I prefer the dimensions and layout...

Personally, I prefer the dimensions and layout possibilities of the 15 gal...but if space is an issue, maybe it's already out of the runnin?
Forum: Tank Journals 02-10-2006, 06:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,157
Posted By skylsdale
The only problem I have with the rock is that it...

The only problem I have with the rock is that it doesn't match the coloration of the sand--it doesn't appear that the sand is a product of sedimentation from the rocks that are there. I would get...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-01-2006, 04:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,392
Posted By skylsdale
Wei, I would actually strive to get my tank...

Wei, I would actually strive to get my tank looking like that. The jungle is where it's at.
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 12-22-2005, 05:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,398
Posted By skylsdale
I would pick one or the other...trying to combine...

I would pick one or the other...trying to combine "the best of both worlds" into one tank is NOT going to happen. The red-eyes are arboreal, and would actually prefer a vertical enclosure with...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 12-21-2005, 07:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 793
Posted By skylsdale
Assuming you have plenty of humidity within the...

Assuming you have plenty of humidity within the viv, I don't think you should have any problems with Anubias spp, Java fern, and maybe some Cryptocoryne spp. These will all happily break the surface...
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