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Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters Today, 04:02 AM
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Posted By xxUnRaTeDxxRkOxx
I've never had an issue using Osmocote+, and I've...

I've never had an issue using Osmocote+, and I've been using it for many years without it causing any deaths, or causing an ammonia spike. Remember to get Osmocote Plus 15-9-12 this is the one that...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Yesterday, 04:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 100
Posted By xxUnRaTeDxxRkOxx
90% of all potting mix, garden soil, topsoil,...

90% of all potting mix, garden soil, topsoil, etc.... have peat mixed in, peat acts as a ph buffer to lower the ph. It's common in all dirted tanks whether they use miracle-gro organic, topsoil,...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-27-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 99
Posted By xxUnRaTeDxxRkOxx
I would check into some dwarf crayfish, like a...

I would check into some dwarf crayfish, like a CPO crayfish (dwarf orange mexican crayfish/lobster) which only gets around 2" in size. I think they would suit your better because common crayfish can...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 11-25-2014, 04:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 854
Posted By xxUnRaTeDxxRkOxx
I'm not sure, I picked up the the full setup from...

I'm not sure, I picked up the the full setup from an older Jewish couple that was moving out of state.


Anyways, I was able to stop by Home Depot this afternoon, and picked up two 6 foot 2x4's,...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-23-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 451
Posted By xxUnRaTeDxxRkOxx
I used to have a 40 long, and wish I never sold...

I used to have a 40 long, and wish I never sold it... I loved everything about it, was perfect for a planted shrimp tank!!!!
Forum: Low Tech Forum 11-22-2014, 04:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 854
Posted By xxUnRaTeDxxRkOxx
I totally love SunSun filters, I currently have...

I totally love SunSun filters, I currently have one on my 45 gallon long tank along with an Odyssea CFS-500 canister filter. The only reason the SunSun filters on my 45 gallon tank is because when I...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 11-21-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 854
Posted By xxUnRaTeDxxRkOxx
Yeah, but I like the SunSun canister filters,...

Yeah, but I like the SunSun canister filters, they're inexpensive, and do a really god job at keeping the water nice and clear. I mean for the price of say an Eheim 2217 I can get two SunSun Hw-302...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-21-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 191
Posted By xxUnRaTeDxxRkOxx
Actinic lighting on a planted tank helps the...

Actinic lighting on a planted tank helps the plants because most actinic lighting is around 420nm to 460nm, plants have 2 chlorophyll stages to them, chlorophyll A and chlorophyll B. And they both...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-21-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 392
Posted By xxUnRaTeDxxRkOxx
I prefer shorter tanks, like my 45 gallon long is...

I prefer shorter tanks, like my 45 gallon long is 48"x12"x19" and my 30 gallon tank is 36"x12"16" and because I'm short (5'6'' lol) it makes it easier to reach the bottom of the tanks.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 11-21-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 854
Posted By xxUnRaTeDxxRkOxx
Yeah the old Odyssea lights with timers could...

Yeah the old Odyssea lights with timers could start a fire, and they were so unreliable but the newer series of the fixtures they changed to a new ballast system inside them because it was the old...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-21-2014, 03:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 549
Posted By xxUnRaTeDxxRkOxx
Frogbit under good lighting grows at a good pace,...

Frogbit under good lighting grows at a good pace, strong current or low to no current. They help to control water parameters, and will grow via any type of fert schedule, or dosing regime such as EI,...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-20-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,023
Posted By xxUnRaTeDxxRkOxx
Man your tank made me get back into dirted...

Man your tank made me get back into dirted tanks!!! I'm setting up my 30 gallon tank using mineralized topsoil, but I may go with miracle gro organic for my substrate!!!!!
Forum: Low Tech Forum 11-20-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 854
Posted By xxUnRaTeDxxRkOxx
Well the Coralife Aqualight Dual Linear Strip T5...

Well the Coralife Aqualight Dual Linear Strip T5 Freshwater is a T5NO so it's not as intense as a T5HO, and because I really want to set this tank up as a low tech tank I feel the T5NO fixture should...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-20-2014, 05:01 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 966
Posted By xxUnRaTeDxxRkOxx
Link to the story ...

Link to the story

http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2014/nov/19/petco-acquire-drs-foster-smith/
Forum: Low Tech Forum 11-20-2014, 04:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 854
Posted By xxUnRaTeDxxRkOxx
Need some input for my 30 gallon tank

Lets start from the beginning shall we...

I picked up my 30 gallon tank (36"x12"x16") from a person who was giving away their tanks because they were moving out of state. It was a complete setup,...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 11-14-2014, 03:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 555
Posted By xxUnRaTeDxxRkOxx
They're for sure German Blue Rams, you have a...

They're for sure German Blue Rams, you have a nice male/female pair going there! In the first picture the female is the one closest to the camera with that little pink spot on her body, and the...
Forum: Photography 10-05-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 751
Posted By xxUnRaTeDxxRkOxx
Here's some pictures of her playing in tub so I...

Here's some pictures of her playing in tub so I could clean her cage!!!

http://s26.postimg.org/qwmf7xb2h/DSCN3317.jpg

http://s26.postimg.org/6b7ng0thl/DSCN3310.jpg

Got her head under water...
Forum: Photography 10-05-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 751
Posted By xxUnRaTeDxxRkOxx
I'll get some better pictures here in a few...

I'll get some better pictures here in a few minutes, as for mating her.... Nah I don't think I'll try to get her to mate, mainly because I live off disability and only get around $900 a month I...
Forum: Photography 10-04-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 751
Posted By xxUnRaTeDxxRkOxx
Thanks! She has very nice orange/red...

Thanks!

She has very nice orange/red coloration over most of her body and head, and a nice green coloration to her belly. I'll get some better pictures of her later today, hopefully ones that show...
Forum: Photography 10-04-2014, 04:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 751
Posted By xxUnRaTeDxxRkOxx
Pictures of my new $160 Beast!

Here's the newest addition to my household; Everybody meet Saphira, she's 6 years old, 34" from head to tail, and the most peaceful Iguana I've even seen. She loves to be held, is great with people,...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-30-2014, 04:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 215
Posted By xxUnRaTeDxxRkOxx
Have you tried Adana-usa? ...

Have you tried Adana-usa?

http://www.adana-usa.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=76_12_21&zenid=d73a67eec94041bb97d64213bdc58cd9
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 09-30-2014, 03:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 567
Posted By xxUnRaTeDxxRkOxx
Why is everyone so negative?!?! How about instead...

Why is everyone so negative?!?! How about instead of jumping them about the tank being overstocked, you praise them for joining the planted tank side of the hobby, and suggest alternatives for the...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-27-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,534
Posted By xxUnRaTeDxxRkOxx
I started tearing the tank down, got everything...

I started tearing the tank down, got everything but the substrate removed... But I decided not to set the tank back up for a couple of reasons; The stand needs to have the bottom wood piece in the...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-26-2014, 04:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,534
Posted By xxUnRaTeDxxRkOxx
Decided I'm going to tear this tank down, and...

Decided I'm going to tear this tank down, and start over since the tank had nothing but bad luck since I started it. Currently has a hair algae outbreak, the diy co2 system is out of whack, so I'd...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-25-2014, 04:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,534
Posted By xxUnRaTeDxxRkOxx
The term "biotope" simply means that you intend...

The term "biotope" simply means that you intend to use plants native to that region that you're trying to "mimic", and that you're trying to replicate the water conditions. Most of waters in the...
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