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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-21-2012, 10:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 531
Posted By LAKE
Disregard. L.A.K.E. passed away peacefully...

Disregard.

L.A.K.E. passed away peacefully in front of his favorite aquarium late Friday evening after overcoming the odds for many years.

Rest In Peace
Love All, Kind Endings
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 07-21-2012, 12:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,888
Posted By LAKE
idleivey: That's a really nice bowl. That...

idleivey: That's a really nice bowl. That driftwood selection puts it over the top!

xenxes: I've never seen that light. It looks great, I'm going to try a few.

Thanks for sharing, really great...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 07-20-2012, 10:35 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 21,407
Posted By LAKE
OMG this thread is like a depressing wreck you...

OMG this thread is like a depressing wreck you can't look away from once you see it!

I started caring for my own large planted aquariums about 30 years ago. It turned into a lifestyle and...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 07-20-2012, 09:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,005
Posted By LAKE
I find well stocked White Cloud Mountain Minnow...

I find well stocked White Cloud Mountain Minnow ponds handle mosquitos really well, can be sustained in a wide variety of sizes and are often suitable to cover and heat over the cold Canadian winter....
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-20-2012, 11:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 531
Posted By LAKE
I have thousands of uncommon or original DIY...

I have thousands of uncommon or original DIY designs in my Library and recently got on the 'net.
I posted one design that has been in constant use in several tanks since the early 1980's.
Not even...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-20-2012, 11:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 531
Posted By LAKE
Okay maybe this helps. 1= really slow growth,...

Okay maybe this helps.
1= really slow growth, complete hesitation to use any type of chemical a child should not handle, likely candidate for a natural tank (Think 1940 if that helps).
10= really...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 07-20-2012, 11:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,888
Posted By LAKE
I don't usually put lights on round fish bowls. ...

I don't usually put lights on round fish bowls.
The shape of the bowl acts as a lens and gathers ambient light from many more angles.
For fish bowls I prefer selective placement to artificial...
Forum: Plants 07-20-2012, 11:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 440
Posted By LAKE
Sorry, never checked. First place I would look...

Sorry, never checked.
First place I would look would be the U.S. Conservation Dept.?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-20-2012, 11:00 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,395
Posted By LAKE
If that's next to your money tree, I'd like a...

If that's next to your money tree, I'd like a sappling of each while you are checking the ground please.

8-D
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-20-2012, 10:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 531
Posted By LAKE
I'd certainly say your at the higher end of the...

I'd certainly say your at the higher end of the scale
Forum: Equipment 07-19-2012, 10:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 572
Posted By LAKE
I really like using UG with maximum aeration in...

I really like using UG with maximum aeration in certain non CO2, low fertilizer aquariums. Sword roots do seem to benefit from a little current bringing nutrients to them through the UG. The enhanced...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-19-2012, 10:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 531
Posted By LAKE
I keep a lot of tanks with different conditions...

I keep a lot of tanks with different conditions but I am most satisfied in the 2-3 range.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-19-2012, 10:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 531
Posted By LAKE
Give me a gauge?

I would like to know a little more about the diversity of core aquarium plant keeping intentions on TPT.

If there was a spectrum from 1 to 10 where

1 is an emphasis on Ecology with a Bonzai...
Forum: Plants 07-19-2012, 09:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 338
Posted By LAKE
I have experienced this more than a few times. ...

I have experienced this more than a few times.
The success I have had in recovering and preventing this was pretty easy to achieve.

As the plant grows the mild current reaching this area becomes...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-19-2012, 07:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,022
Posted By LAKE
Right on wendyjo! Many children start with a...

Right on wendyjo!

Many children start with a basic small tank with no heater or light, stocked with White Cloud Mountain Minnows and Hornwort or other non demanding floating plants and easy to...
Forum: Plants 07-19-2012, 07:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,024
Posted By LAKE
Tough and quickly adaptable - lets put that in...

Tough and quickly adaptable - lets put that in perspective.

Tough - sure is! A well established plant that is shredded by a huge fish and the pieces left in the tank often result in most of the...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-19-2012, 12:01 PM
Replies: 335
Views: 89,000
Posted By LAKE
Have you considered using a couple 10 or 15...

Have you considered using a couple 10 or 15 minute cycles each day with a small UV filter? I think a cycle an hour after lights on and a cycle an hour before lights off could make a noticable...
Forum: Plants 07-19-2012, 11:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,024
Posted By LAKE
Do the light conditions for your moss mimic the...

Do the light conditions for your moss mimic the natural conditions very well?

Many mosses rarely get full and consistent light throughout the day. In nature they tend to grow best where they are...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-19-2012, 10:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,022
Posted By LAKE
The more you define what you want to yourself the...

The more you define what you want to yourself the better prepared you can be to get it close to right the first time without unnecessary expenditure. (It's never really right)

There is such a wide...
Forum: DIY 07-19-2012, 10:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,290
Posted By LAKE
Sweet! I find progress pics tend to inspire...

Sweet! I find progress pics tend to inspire innovation.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-19-2012, 07:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 603
Posted By LAKE
Yup, Progressive Aquarititis: more plants =...

Yup, Progressive Aquarititis:

more plants = more tanks = more fish = more experience = equipment upgrades = more plants...
Forum: Aquascaping 07-19-2012, 07:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 409
Posted By LAKE
I would try it angled more verticle near the top...

I would try it angled more verticle near the top of the tank, possibly near the rock on the right.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-19-2012, 06:59 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 21,145
Posted By LAKE
Interesting thread, kudos to the efforts! ...

Interesting thread, kudos to the efforts!

Maybe I missed it, this one seemed a long read but I am curious, what Fe source you are using?

I am inclined to cautiously question the validity of...
Forum: DIY 07-19-2012, 06:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,290
Posted By LAKE
Any chance of progress pics?

Any chance of progress pics?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-19-2012, 06:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,022
Posted By LAKE
1. Great. 2. I'd go either way. Hanging a dark...

1. Great.
2. I'd go either way. Hanging a dark (black?) sheet under the aquarium can hide underneath discretely and provide opportunity for storage.
3. Right on Diana. The smallest dimension is...
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