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Forum: Plants 07-15-2014, 03:10 PM
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Posted By Cylindric
Foreground coverage plants for a limited-light tank

Hi,folks.

I have a new Fluval Vicenzia 260, and it only has two 35W T5's. That seems to indicate that I have about 0.3W/L (just over 1W/Gallon).

When I look at various plant suppliers, they...
Forum: Substrate 07-08-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 136
Posted By Cylindric
Substrate for a new 240L (60Gal) setup

Hi, folks.

I've just acquired a new tank second-hand, it's a Fluval Vicenza 260, and will be planting it much like my old little 60L I've had for a couple of years.

In the past, I've used JBL...
Forum: Substrate 07-08-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 310
Posted By Cylindric
Thumbs up I've used the bottle method to add a sand...

I've used the bottle method to add a sand top-layer too - it works a treat! As the substrate tumbles out, water is drawn in to replace it, taking all the cloudy with it.
Forum: Tank Journals 01-14-2013, 08:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 480
Posted By Cylindric
Some of those are frightening! Came...

Some of those are frightening!

Came downstairs this morning to find the dust all settled out (over everything) and a couple of the plants uprooted, although that's not surprising as the last few...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-13-2013, 10:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 480
Posted By Cylindric
Heh, yeah it got a bit tricky there for a while....

Heh, yeah it got a bit tricky there for a while. I'm nervous about what will show itself in the morning. I just hope there's enough substrate there to shape the back up a bit higher - I used the...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-13-2013, 09:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 480
Posted By Cylindric
Well here we go. Turns out that replacing...

Well here we go. Turns out that replacing substrate in a running tank makes things just a little bit cloudy...
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Forum: Tank Journals 01-12-2013, 06:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 480
Posted By Cylindric
Converting my 60L Starter to Planted :)

Greetings folks.

I have a simple little 60L tropical tank at the moment, set up as I imagine many initially are: cheap gravel, a few standard plants and a bunch of fish.
...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 01-09-2013, 12:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 259
Posted By Cylindric
Hello folks

Hello folks, just thought I'd post a quick intro :)

Been "kind of" into aquariums for pretty much 20+ years, but only really now had the time, money and opportunity to think about heading towards...
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