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Forum: Substrate 02-19-2014, 05:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 692
Posted By jonnyboy
Have a 4 month old dirted tank with sand cap and...

Have a 4 month old dirted tank with sand cap and cories and no problems so far. Fingers crossed now I guess though....never read anything about poor circulation but I guess it does make sense
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-19-2014, 04:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 487
Posted By jonnyboy
Excel would be a good idea. Aside from just being...

Excel would be a good idea. Aside from just being good for your plants it will help against algae and for a small tank one bottle will last a while. I get almost a year on my 20gal dosing every other...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-16-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 487
Posted By jonnyboy
In a 10 gallon you're restricted to smaller...

In a 10 gallon you're restricted to smaller fishes. You should get what is most appealing to you though. For algae eaters I like amano shrimp and oto cats. They will munch on algae but not control...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-16-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 487
Posted By jonnyboy
What kinda lights do you have? How strong are...

What kinda lights do you have? How strong are they? Any fauna? Base your fertilizers off of your lights. Low light means less maintenance. Better for beginners. High light for more experienced and...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-16-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 730
Posted By jonnyboy
Bump

Bump
Forum: Aquascaping 02-16-2014, 04:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,473
Posted By jonnyboy
Two ray-r fixtures. Couldn't afford the planted+...

Two ray-r fixtures. Couldn't afford the planted+ and already had a ray-r from my 5.5 that I was taking down. They don't penetrate very deep so at the substrate I'm def low light. I had a ray2 for a...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-16-2014, 01:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 269
Posted By jonnyboy
There are low light plants that will stay red....

There are low light plants that will stay red. Red melon sword, some species of rotala and ludwigia, tiger lotus. I have some in my tank which is on the low end of low light and they stay decently...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-16-2014, 12:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 269
Posted By jonnyboy
What kind of light? Don't think that is enough....

What kind of light? Don't think that is enough. You also need fertilizers and Co2 to avoid algae
Forum: Aquascaping 02-15-2014, 11:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,473
Posted By jonnyboy
My low light dirted 20h! Been up for 3 months

My low light dirted 20h! Been up for 3 months
Forum: Low Tech Forum 02-15-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 197
Posted By jonnyboy
Put the clay or dolomite mixed in with the dirt...

Put the clay or dolomite mixed in with the dirt before you cap it. Plants utilize clay through their roots more so than from the water column.
Forum: Tank Journals 02-15-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 730
Posted By jonnyboy
Plant ID? It's the reddish bunches behind the...

Plant ID? It's the reddish bunches behind the crypts
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-15-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 226
Posted By jonnyboy
Your best bet is to have another cycled tank to...

Your best bet is to have another cycled tank to put your fish if you wanna replace the sand. Or keep them where they are while you setup and cycle your new tank
Forum: Aquascaping 02-15-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 657
Posted By jonnyboy
Welcome to TPT! Looks like a good start. Def use...

Welcome to TPT! Looks like a good start. Def use a background. Would look better if it was on there right though
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-15-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 226
Posted By jonnyboy
Welcome to the forum! There's more than enough to...

Welcome to the forum! There's more than enough to learn here.

1) why are the plants clogging your filter? Are they leaves and stuff or actual plants. Can't really help the leaves but the pleco...
Forum: Lighting 02-15-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 478
Views: 59,476
Posted By jonnyboy
Here's my new 20high setup with two RAY-R's. Had...

Here's my new 20high setup with two RAY-R's. Had one and couldn't afford the planted+
Forum: Low Tech Forum 02-13-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 807
Posted By jonnyboy
Depends on what kinda lights you're gonna use. ...

Depends on what kinda lights you're gonna use.

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=184368

This thread helped me alot
Forum: Low Tech Forum 02-12-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 807
Posted By jonnyboy
Lighting can be complicated. But I would still be...

Lighting can be complicated. But I would still be cautious. Those have alotta power
Forum: Finnex / Schuber Wright 02-12-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,037
Posted By jonnyboy
What stealthypotatoes said. Personally I would go...

What stealthypotatoes said. Personally I would go with the planted+ cuz it is enough for high light and it's gonna look way better.
Forum: Tank Journals 02-12-2014, 04:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 730
Posted By jonnyboy
Thanks! I've only done monthly water...

Thanks! I've only done monthly water changes....so I'm doing something right! The glass has some algae but leaving that for the Otos to lunch on when they go in this weekend. Wanna make sure they...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 02-12-2014, 04:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 791
Posted By jonnyboy
How can a tank be considered low tech if it uses...

How can a tank be considered low tech if it uses a 5 stage filter? Low medium or high LIGHT is a much better way to draw some definite lines. I may be guilty of throwing 'tech' around out of habit...
Forum: Finnex / Schuber Wright 02-12-2014, 04:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,037
Posted By jonnyboy
If I had to pick one I would go with the ray2....

If I had to pick one I would go with the ray2. The monster is not the best on its own but added with the ray or ray2 it will makes your colors pop like crazy!

That being said the planted+ has your...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-12-2014, 04:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 352
Posted By jonnyboy
+1 on the plastic walls. Here's an inspiring...

+1 on the plastic walls. Here's an inspiring video

http://youtu.be/ad0pwwt17KU
Forum: Low Tech Forum 02-12-2014, 04:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 807
Posted By jonnyboy
That's a buttload of light! I had low light...

That's a buttload of light! I had low light plants growing just fine with a 24watt bulb. You would need Co2 and daily dry ferts to avoid bad algae. And lotsa plants. Do you have any other options for...
Forum: Finnex / Schuber Wright 02-12-2014, 04:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,037
Posted By jonnyboy
The planted plus would do it: ...

The planted plus would do it:

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=338114

A ray2 with the monster suspended a few inches or so would also give you great results. But also be twice...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-12-2014, 03:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 730
Posted By jonnyboy
The girlfriend got her heart set on the gouramis.

The girlfriend got her heart set on the gouramis.
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