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Forum: Substrate   04-05-2016, 09:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 158
Posted By AlecFish
Storing Substrate?

I'm currently off at college and I'm slowly getting out of the hobby. With all of the new 'activities' ;) college has introduced to me, my interest in fish tanks has been slowly fading. I have a 75...
Forum: Algae   11-22-2015, 03:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 192
Posted By AlecFish
Looks like staghorn. I've never dealt with...

Looks like staghorn.

I've never dealt with it but I've heard it's caused by low co2 or a nutrient imbalance.

First we need to know what your running with such as lights, co2 and fert dosing
Forum: Fish   11-02-2015, 11:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 302
Posted By AlecFish
Could be stress, when fish get stressed they...

Could be stress, when fish get stressed they usually express that through a loss in coloration and subdued behavior. Or just simply a runt and never developed the grayish around the lateral blue...
Forum: Aquascaping   11-02-2015, 11:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 998
Posted By AlecFish
Much better man, give your plants some time to...

Much better man, give your plants some time to fill in and it'll look great!

Just some minor things: Maybe move your heater out of the dead center and bring it towards the edges more or even lay...
Forum: Aquascaping   11-01-2015, 02:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 998
Posted By AlecFish
I believe PowerClown is trying to say that get...

I believe PowerClown is trying to say that get one type/color rock and stick with it. You have a bunch of river stones, but they aren't all the same color.

If you look to nature, one square foot...
Forum: Fish   10-29-2015, 04:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 872
Posted By AlecFish
I'm glad you did a little research on clowns as...

I'm glad you did a little research on clowns as they can get absolutely massive.

In my experience I've naturally brought down pest snail populations through smaller amounts of feeding. Pest...
Forum: Plants   10-28-2015, 01:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 343
Posted By AlecFish
+1 Agreed, a picture would be very helpful. ...

+1 Agreed, a picture would be very helpful.

Also, we need to know what you're running for lighting.

You may have some large underlying issues with this tank also, that should be addressed.
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Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   10-21-2015, 03:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,349
Posted By AlecFish
Doesn't that top piece hold the tank together? I...

Doesn't that top piece hold the tank together? I could've sworn I heard that someone's tank busted because of that. Haha. If you can take that glass off then get the edge.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   10-21-2015, 12:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,349
Posted By AlecFish
IMO go with the Spec V Maintenance is a...

IMO go with the Spec V

Maintenance is a breeze, water changes are worry free, you don't have a huge slab of glass in your way. Scaping is easy as well, I currently have something similar to Vino...
Forum: Plants   09-14-2015, 02:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 336
Posted By AlecFish
+1 It has a short 2 week melt in period from my...

+1 It has a short 2 week melt in period from my experience.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   09-14-2015, 02:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 601
Posted By AlecFish
This is essentially my dream tank. Fantastic job!

This is essentially my dream tank. Fantastic job!
Forum: Fish   09-02-2015, 11:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 475
Posted By AlecFish
I used to have a decent group of dwarf neons a...

I used to have a decent group of dwarf neons a little while back and man those males sure are aggressive. I too started out with the 2:1 female to male ratio but the males were constantly butting...
Forum: Tank Journals   09-02-2015, 10:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 389
Posted By AlecFish
That is one killer piece of driftwood you have...

That is one killer piece of driftwood you have there. Nice tank!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   08-30-2015, 03:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 517
Posted By AlecFish
From the pictures it's hard to tell what it is....

From the pictures it's hard to tell what it is. Star grass seems to be a very plausible ID. To me it looks like you have a couple plants mixed up such as corkscrew val and narrow leaf hygro.

I...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   08-24-2015, 02:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 782
Posted By AlecFish
Yeah definitely mopani. Have fun with those...

Yeah definitely mopani. Have fun with those tannins ;)
Forum: Equipment   08-18-2015, 11:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 322
Posted By AlecFish
Ahh there we go. How did I miss that, thanks.

Ahh there we go. How did I miss that, thanks.
Forum: Equipment   08-17-2015, 07:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 322
Posted By AlecFish
How do you fix Fluval Spec v light sag?

Hello All,

I recently started up a Fluval Spec V and the way the light sits on the tank is far from visually pleasing. Towards the edge of the light it sags almost into the water! Is there any way...
Forum: Substrate   07-23-2015, 10:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 688
Posted By AlecFish
Great thanks, just did a little rinsing to clear...

Great thanks, just did a little rinsing to clear any of the larger particles, it wasn't too muddy. Will start filling tomorrow!
Forum: Substrate   07-23-2015, 07:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 688
Posted By AlecFish
Fluval Stratum: Rinse or Not?

I just picked up a bag of Fluval Stratum for my Spec V and I'm unsure whether it would be beneficial for me to rinse. This is my first time using a soil based substrate, I've always used eco...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   07-10-2015, 12:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 698
Posted By AlecFish
I thought tempered meant the glass would be...

I thought tempered meant the glass would be stronger to make up for the thinner glass, right? What kind of adverse effects does it have?
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   07-06-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 892
Posted By AlecFish
There have been many threads on this topic on...

There have been many threads on this topic on here and the resounding answer is yes to use it.

Here's a link to how I make my bottles so their 'excel strength' which makes it easier to dose for...
Forum: Plants   07-02-2015, 01:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 603
Posted By AlecFish
+1 Def get plants from him. Why did Han get...

+1 Def get plants from him.

Why did Han get banned on here?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-30-2015, 03:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 504
Posted By AlecFish
Where did you find that? All I see are the spec 2...

Where did you find that? All I see are the spec 2 gallons for $50 the Spec V's are still at $75.



Just called my local Petsmart funny they have no acknowledgement of any type of sale lol.
Forum: Fish   06-26-2015, 03:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 556
Posted By AlecFish
+1 After trying to catch 3 SAE in a heavily...

+1 After trying to catch 3 SAE in a heavily planted 75 gallon this is by far the best method. Throw some food in there and overnight you'll catch your whole fish population.
Forum: Fish   06-24-2015, 03:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 793
Posted By AlecFish
With only 21 gallons I'd say you're limited in...

With only 21 gallons I'd say you're limited in the regard of a tight schooling fish. If it were just the schooling fish in the tank by themselves I'd feel a little bit better about that. But still,...
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