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Forum: Tank Journals 08-10-2015, 08:06 PM
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Posted By doinkmobb
This is how I feel about my tank right now: ...

This is how I feel about my tank right now:
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f57/doinkmobb/Random/picard.jpg~original (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/doinkmobb/media/Random/picard.jpg.html)
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Forum: Tank Journals 08-05-2015, 11:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,032
Posted By doinkmobb
Man, I guess I'm not a very good fish master, two...

Man, I guess I'm not a very good fish master, two three phantom tetras died on me...and another one is looking iffy.

Water parameters check out though:

Ammonia - 0 ppm
Nitrite - 0 ppm...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-31-2015, 09:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,032
Posted By doinkmobb
I decided to forgo the pencil fish and got 9...

I decided to forgo the pencil fish and got 9 black phantom tetras instead. One of my kittens knocked my light fixture into the tank a few days ago, which made me think having nervous, jumpy fish...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-28-2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 42,047
Posted By doinkmobb
This tank is way more interesting, imaginative...

This tank is way more interesting, imaginative and creative than the 8 million "me too" umi-gumi layouts. They are pretty to look at, but it's just the same thing over and over; this one stands out...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-28-2015, 04:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,032
Posted By doinkmobb
Uh...did my last post disappear? Three of the...

Uh...did my last post disappear? Three of the five cories died, not really sure what the cause was. They were all flashing when I put them in the tank, maybe they had some parasites or something. But...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-25-2015, 12:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,032
Posted By doinkmobb
Latest full tank shot. The frogbit died out days...

Latest full tank shot. The frogbit died out days after I chucked it in there, not enough light.
I really like how low maintenance this setup is - no ferts, no CO2, barely any algae, no trimming,...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-24-2015, 09:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,032
Posted By doinkmobb
I finally got around to grabbing a few more fish....

I finally got around to grabbing a few more fish. I added 5 skunk cories last night. I was hoping to find some Adolfo's cories, but the selection wasn't great at the fish store. I like 'em though,...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-05-2015, 08:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,032
Posted By doinkmobb
Added some frogbit yesterday. A member named...

Added some frogbit yesterday. A member named ddavila06 sent me a lifetime supply.

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f57/doinkmobb/Fish/frogbit1_zpsvjxtt2x5.jpg~original...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-03-2015, 06:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,032
Posted By doinkmobb
If it were just a pair of Apistogramma, they'd be...

If it were just a pair of Apistogramma, they'd be fine in this tank. Apistogramma + some other fish feels like too much to me. I usually like to have a conservative number of fish, I'm always worried...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-03-2015, 02:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,032
Posted By doinkmobb
Thanks. She wasn't home. I do most of my...

Thanks.
She wasn't home. I do most of my projects when she's not around or asleep, as to avoid "the business". Even so, sometimes she'll see some sand or filter gunk in the shower and get a little...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-02-2015, 03:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,032
Posted By doinkmobb
Yeah, I understand the tannins are just to...

Yeah, I understand the tannins are just to increase acidity and promote a certain "authentic" look as well. I've decided against a pair of Apistogramma, I feel like the tank is just a bit too small....
Forum: Tank Journals 06-02-2015, 05:01 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,032
Posted By doinkmobb
More fun with the TDS meter Tap water - 265 ppm...

More fun with the TDS meter
Tap water - 265 ppm
Top off water sitting in a bucket - 270 ppm
Tank water - 370 ppm

TDS measurement of the tap water is 25% higher than it was on Thursday....
Forum: Tank Journals 05-31-2015, 01:56 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,032
Posted By doinkmobb
I thought about putting some peat in a media bag...

I thought about putting some peat in a media bag and sticking it in the Fluval. With the extract though, I can add in a little or a lot, depending on how clear the tanks looks.

I did add a little...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-29-2015, 08:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,032
Posted By doinkmobb
I made some homemade blackwater extract today. I...

I made some homemade blackwater extract today. I grabbed 12-15 magnolia leaves from my front yard, threw them in the food processor with some water, strained the muck through a media bag and got some...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-29-2015, 03:08 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,032
Posted By doinkmobb
Here is the tank without the modified splash...

Here is the tank without the modified splash shield in place. Super bright, the fish were immediately not amused by this. This is only the one 6500K bulb, it's blinding with the 10K bulb on too.
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Forum: Tank Journals 05-28-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,032
Posted By doinkmobb
Sorry, let me explain that a little better. ...

Sorry, let me explain that a little better.

Yes, it's the two bulb fixture, with only one 6500K bulb on. And on the acrylic insert shield that protects the bulbs from getting wet, I covered a...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-28-2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,032
Posted By doinkmobb
I'm sure the fish will do fine in super hard...

I'm sure the fish will do fine in super hard water, but I'd like to at least make an effort to recreate the softer, acidic waters these fish come from.

MW is the best place around, but it's still...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-28-2015, 04:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,032
Posted By doinkmobb
Mr. Aqua 17G Amazon blackwater biotope-ish

Tank - Mr. Aqua 17.1 gallon (23.6" x 11.8" x 14.2")
Lighting - ZooMed 24" T5 fixture
Bulb - Ultra Sun 6500K
Filter - Fluval 304
Heater - Hydor ETH 300 inline
Substrate - pool sand

Fishes -...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-28-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 599
Posted By doinkmobb
https://sunlightsupply.com/shop/bycategory/fluores...

https://sunlightsupply.com/shop/bycategory/fluorescent-lighting/sun-blaze-t5-ho-strip-light-supremes

I had this light over my neglected 55 and my undemanding plants grew pretty well with it. A...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-30-2013, 09:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,135
Posted By doinkmobb
I filled up the tank to just below the rim...

I filled up the tank to just below the rim aaaaannd...four fish jump out. I bought 5 guppies of which 2 males and a female jumped to their demise. One of my ancient lemon tetras decided to check out...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-27-2013, 03:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,135
Posted By doinkmobb
I didn't have an algal bloom yet which I thought...

I didn't have an algal bloom yet which I thought was kinda weird. I planted pretty heavily right from the start though, which may have helped. I'm sure I'll need to dial the light back some or go to...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-27-2013, 07:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,135
Posted By doinkmobb
Mr. Aqua 17.4 - Fred's upgrade

I think I'm much more of a casual hobbyist than many of you out there because I didn't take any pictures of me shaking the UPS man's hand as he dropped off the box containing my tank or me unwrapping...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-24-2013, 11:38 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,204
Posted By doinkmobb
They all eventually jump out. Always. I've...

They all eventually jump out. Always.

I've given up on hatchets. Even with a full canopy with just a small area cutout for the HOB filter, they still managed to suicide themselves. I even found a...
Forum: Lighting 06-26-2012, 02:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 486
Posted By doinkmobb
For years, I had two T12 shoplights over my 55...

For years, I had two T12 shoplights over my 55 gallon; four 40W bulbs = 160w about 22" over the substrate. I was able to grow crypts, java fern, rotala, swords no problem. I briefly ran DIY CO2 but...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-21-2012, 01:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 582
Posted By doinkmobb
It was so long ago, I don't remember. I siliconed...

It was so long ago, I don't remember. I siliconed it on the inside and outside. The first time I filled it up, it leaked a tiny bit - like a few minutes of droplets coming out. It looks horrible, but...
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