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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   11-22-2015, 10:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,514
Posted By kevin007
Schools of nano fish. Thats what Im doing to my...

Schools of nano fish. Thats what Im doing to my future 180G

Pygmy cory
Habrosus cory
Espei rasbora
Cardinal tetra
CPD
CRS
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   11-14-2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,534
Posted By kevin007
I have thought about this. The problem is...

I have thought about this.

The problem is that I have always been a fan of the Cardinals being the trademark fish of the Amazon. Those guys are supposed to be the star of the tank with the Espei...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   11-14-2015, 06:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,534
Posted By kevin007
Planned stocking: 50 habrosus corydoras 30...

Planned stocking:

50 habrosus corydoras
30 pygmy corydoras
20-30 ottos
100 Cardinal Tetras
30-50 Espei Rasboras
Colony of A-S grade CRS

Might be a little over stocked but most of these are...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   11-07-2015, 06:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,534
Posted By kevin007
I like the CRS alot more than the RCS. I...

I like the CRS alot more than the RCS.

I have decided that the fish will be Cardinals, Hasbrosus Corydoras, another species of Corydoras, Ottocinclus, and finally the CRS (95% A-S Grade, 5% SSS...
Forum: Finnex   11-02-2015, 06:45 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 314
Posted By kevin007
Best option/combination for a high light 180G tank?

Standard 6x2x2 180 G tank. I am looking to achieve a high light, high tech tank.

Which light should I purchase, or which combination of Finnex should I purchase?

Should I wait until the...
Forum: Lighting   11-02-2015, 06:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,331
Posted By kevin007
If you don't mind me asking, what was the exact...

If you don't mind me asking, what was the exact combination that you bought?

Are you planning on keeping plants that require, low, medium, or high light?
Forum: Lighting   10-31-2015, 05:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,331
Posted By kevin007
Realistically I am willing to spend up to 1000. ...

Realistically I am willing to spend up to 1000.

My total budget for the tank is 7-8k CAD.

I would like to have "high" output so I can grow any type of plants I want to without being limited by...
Forum: Lighting   10-30-2015, 09:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,331
Posted By kevin007
I absolutely do not trust my DIY skills...

I absolutely do not trust my DIY skills whatsoever. If I can purchase a unit that someone built, I would be willing to do so.

I am not sure what the difference between a static array and a full...
Forum: Lighting   10-30-2015, 03:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,331
Posted By kevin007
I have been doing more research since the last...

I have been doing more research since the last time I posted. Is beamswork really the best choice? I have been looking at Satellite Plus Pro and the new Fluval ones too. Yes I am aware that I will...
Forum: Plants   10-25-2015, 12:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 191
Posted By kevin007
Fine leaved plants suggestion?

I am trying to form a list of plants that have smaller sized leaves.

The concept that I am going for is to make a 180G tank seem larger than it really is. I would assume most plants used for nano...
Forum: Equipment   10-24-2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,404
Posted By kevin007
The 2217 is bullet proof and amazing. HIGHLY...

The 2217 is bullet proof and amazing.

HIGHLY recommended. Mine has been running for over 10 years and still going strong.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   10-24-2015, 06:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,534
Posted By kevin007
Cardinals are a must. They are the focal point of...

Cardinals are a must. They are the focal point of the tank. Rummynoses are supposed to be the secondary species, at about a 1:4 ratio with the Cardinals.

I am now quite worried about the shrimps...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   10-23-2015, 09:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,534
Posted By kevin007
The problem with RCS is that I highly favour the...

The problem with RCS is that I highly favour the CRS more. I would much rather prefer to have a large amount of one species rather than a mix. The only exception are corydoras as they have a special...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   10-23-2015, 07:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,534
Posted By kevin007
So looks like the fish that I have in question...

So looks like the fish that I have in question are definite no nos.

Not a deal breaker for me at all. I love the torpedoes but I always feel like their size and speed would mess with the look that...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   10-23-2015, 06:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,534
Posted By kevin007
Is it the size of the tank that would be the...

Is it the size of the tank that would be the issue or the fish?

I plan to use aquasoil as well so I think the ph would be ideal. Along with 180g being a large amount of water, I would assume the...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   10-23-2015, 05:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,534
Posted By kevin007
Would you keep CRS in a 180G tank?

So I'm in the middle of planning for a high tech 180g heavily planted tank.

So far the theme is to keep a large amount of minimal species, so these tiny CRS will fit in perfectly. I originally...
Forum: Lighting   10-21-2015, 01:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,331
Posted By kevin007
Confused with LED options (180 Gallon tank)

I have 4 main priorities:

1) Cost
2) Watt usage
3) Control
4) Aesthetics

First and foremost I planned to make this a high tech build with the possible use of an apex controller. I want...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-28-2015, 04:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,320
Posted By kevin007
Upon more research, I am certain that I will use...

Upon more research, I am certain that I will use Co2, EI method, and LED lights but I am still torn on sumps vs canisters. .

I am very satisfied with my 2217 eheim but that is ran on my 55 gallon...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-21-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,320
Posted By kevin007
So I've been doing a lot of readings on my own...

So I've been doing a lot of readings on my own and I have a couple of questions that I would like to ask.

1. What are your thoughts on auto dosers and which are the best brands to use?
2. Does...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-13-2015, 10:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,320
Posted By kevin007
I would first like to thank everyone for their...

I would first like to thank everyone for their great advice. I truly appreciate it and it is more than I could've asked for. This community is just awesome. :icon_excl

I will go back to reread...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-13-2015, 06:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,320
Posted By kevin007
So here is what I gathered so far: 1. Co2...

So here is what I gathered so far:

1. Co2 tank is a must.
2. Filters: go with sumps.
- My current african cichlid tank uses a eheim 2217, I like it, but I prefer something easier to clean. I...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-13-2015, 01:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,320
Posted By kevin007
Can a returning hobbyist get some guidance to prevent failure?

Long story short, I have kept fishes for many many years. I started out with freshwater fish + gravel + plastic plants. I could not keep any of my fish alive and have soon given hope after 5 or so...
Forum: Tank Journals   06-27-2012, 10:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,875
Posted By kevin007
what fishes and how many do you have in there? ...

what fishes and how many do you have in there?

Perfect amount of Cardinals/gallon, imo.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-06-2012, 05:10 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,425
Posted By kevin007
Originally I was thinking of planning for a large...

Originally I was thinking of planning for a large tank for a new house before I moved in. I was researching online and I've came across Amano's new tanks.

How would you guys stock it if you had a...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-06-2012, 02:20 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,425
Posted By kevin007
Maintenance will be very very minimal. Large...

Maintenance will be very very minimal.

Large sump, automatic daily water changes, automatic dosing of ferts, automatic feeding.

Just the trimming and cleaning of filter media every couple of...
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