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Forum: Tank Journals 06-08-2012, 03:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,700
Posted By Brownthumb07
I have the worst time with anubias and other slow...

I have the worst time with anubias and other slow growers. I was thinking of trying some mosses out though on the background if I can figure out how to attach them.
Forum: Tank Journals 06-06-2012, 04:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,700
Posted By Brownthumb07
New Pics

Some updated photos. Still trying to decide what other plants I want to include in the tank.
Forum: Fish 05-22-2012, 09:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 344
Posted By Brownthumb07
They can also hold sperm well after you get rid...

They can also hold sperm well after you get rid of any males in the tank.
Forum: Fish 05-21-2012, 03:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,618
Posted By Brownthumb07
I dunno been a while since I kept Blue Rams but...

I dunno been a while since I kept Blue Rams but your female looks like a Bolivian ram to me. Could just be the pic but I have 6 Bolivian Rams in my 125 and they look exactly like your fish.
Forum: Lighting 05-18-2012, 04:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,259
Posted By Brownthumb07
I have a 24 inch tank with 2 t5 ho and my light...

I have a 24 inch tank with 2 t5 ho and my light is 3 inches off the top of the tank. Gives me Medium light which is fine until I get my co2 maxed then I will drop it to the top of the tank.
Forum: Fish 05-18-2012, 03:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 968
Posted By Brownthumb07
Good choice just make sure you keep a lid handy...

Good choice just make sure you keep a lid handy they can be jumpers.
Forum: Fish 05-17-2012, 02:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 968
Posted By Brownthumb07
Rams like all other cichlids claim territory. A...

Rams like all other cichlids claim territory. A 29 gallon tank you will be lucky to have two males and any other males will be beat up the majority of the time. If you put females in there and two...
Forum: Fish 05-17-2012, 03:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,087
Posted By Brownthumb07
I did and they didnt touch it. By 24 hours it was...

I did and they didnt touch it. By 24 hours it was falling apart. Good to go now.
Forum: Fish 05-17-2012, 12:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,087
Posted By Brownthumb07
I put the cucumber in without blanching it and...

I put the cucumber in without blanching it and they are eating it now. Stuck it to the glass.
Forum: Fish 05-16-2012, 08:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,087
Posted By Brownthumb07
Thanks Wendy I'll try that. Right now they are...

Thanks Wendy I'll try that. Right now they are on the bottom of the tank.
Forum: Fish 05-16-2012, 08:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,087
Posted By Brownthumb07
Its soft from the blanching and its water...

Its soft from the blanching and its water temperature. Like I said there is plenty of diatom algae left so I'm not too worried about it yet. If I have to I'll set up an algae tank with slate pieces...
Forum: Fish 05-16-2012, 07:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,087
Posted By Brownthumb07
Yeah I have algae wafers and the otos in my 65...

Yeah I have algae wafers and the otos in my 65 don't touch them so I haven't tried them out on the 125 yet. When I googled it there were plenty of reports of them eating cucumbers and zucchini.
Forum: Fish 05-16-2012, 07:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,087
Posted By Brownthumb07
Otos not touching cucumber?

I have 14 semi large Otos in my 125(finally found some). They have done a bang up job on the diatom algae which there is still some left but not much. I figured I'd toss in a couple slices of...
Forum: DIY 05-16-2012, 02:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,011
Posted By Brownthumb07
nice I just use a powerhead and one of those 8 oz...

nice I just use a powerhead and one of those 8 oz coke bottles with the bottom cut off and a cut out for water flow.
Forum: DIY 05-15-2012, 04:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 11,602
Posted By Brownthumb07
Quickrete will work. I use it for my DIY...

Quickrete will work. I use it for my DIY backgrounds. Go to http://dramaticaquascapes.com/ to see what type to use. It takes 30 days for the mortar to fully cure so expect some gritty leaching...
Forum: DIY 05-15-2012, 03:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 11,602
Posted By Brownthumb07
You can use silicone to hold the rocks together. ...

You can use silicone to hold the rocks together. That way when you decide you don't like the wall in a couple weeks its easy to take apart. If you use quikrete or some other epoxy you are going to...
Forum: Substrate 05-10-2012, 06:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,126
Posted By Brownthumb07
Baking Soda (sodium bicarbonate) is a type of...

Baking Soda (sodium bicarbonate) is a type of salt so please be careful on the amount you add unless you are doing regular water changes. Especially on small tanks. When water evaporates salt stays...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-09-2012, 08:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 887
Posted By Brownthumb07
Good score on saving the babies.

Good score on saving the babies.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-09-2012, 08:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 559
Posted By Brownthumb07
I wish I could find deals like that. All the used...

I wish I could find deals like that. All the used tanks listed around here are way over priced.
Forum: Fish 05-09-2012, 06:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 473
Posted By Brownthumb07
I emailed her this morning. If she has any in...

I emailed her this morning. If she has any in stock I'll definitely buy. I'm having a diatom outbreak from my filter sand substrate that I need to get rid of and the 4 otos I have now aren't cutting...
Forum: DIY 05-09-2012, 06:48 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 63,992
Posted By Brownthumb07
There isn't an obstruction to the intake of my...

There isn't an obstruction to the intake of my filter. Everything is as big or bigger than the factory hose that came with the filter. The flow is ridiculous with the reactor on the intake side. I...
Forum: DIY 05-09-2012, 06:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 382
Posted By Brownthumb07
Yeah that is the extruded stuff. Works great....

Yeah that is the extruded stuff. Works great. Use a heat gun on it to smooth out the cut edges and to give the flat areas texture.
Forum: DIY 05-09-2012, 04:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 382
Posted By Brownthumb07
Go to here http://dramaticaquascapes.com/. I did...

Go to here http://dramaticaquascapes.com/. I did my background out of styrofoam and quickrete.

My suggestion would be to only use extruded styrofoam. It's much more dense and easier to work...
Forum: Fish 05-09-2012, 04:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 473
Posted By Brownthumb07
I assumed the stock list that wasn't in bold were...

I assumed the stock list that wasn't in bold were out of stock. I'll recheck it.
Forum: Fish 05-09-2012, 03:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 473
Posted By Brownthumb07
Yeah I live in the middle of nowhere but Pekin is...

Yeah I live in the middle of nowhere but Pekin is a 30 minute drive and they have a pretty good selection of LFS. Then of course Peoria has all the big box stores. I checked her page. She doesn't...
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