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Forum: Tank Journals   07-09-2011, 10:33 PM
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Posted By bnbfishin
I can't believe it's been almost 4 months since...

I can't believe it's been almost 4 months since my last update!

The brace on the top plastic frame cracked in half so I drained the tank. All the plants went into one bucket over night and the...
Forum: Tank Journals   03-24-2011, 11:29 PM
Replies: 53
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Posted By bnbfishin
OK since the last post I have been working out of...

OK since the last post I have been working out of town some more. I never did turn down the lighting. So now I have more algea on plant leaves. Cutting down the lighting to just 4 hours a day thanks...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-18-2011, 02:02 AM
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Views: 2,570
Posted By bnbfishin
I "taught" my archer fish to shoot flake food off...

I "taught" my archer fish to shoot flake food off the side of the tank and also had a giant gourami (roughly 16 inches long) to jump up and grab food (crickets, pinkies, green beans etc)from my hand.
Forum: Tank Journals   03-07-2011, 04:03 AM
Replies: 53
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Posted By bnbfishin
:icon_lol: NO! But I thought I would have more...

:icon_lol: NO! But I thought I would have more with as much light as I have running on this tank. I am going to shorten the light hours per day and probably go with a 6 or 8 hour period and see if...
Forum: Tank Journals   03-07-2011, 01:07 AM
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Posted By bnbfishin
Not much has really changed other than the plants...

Not much has really changed other than the plants growing in some more. I just picked up 2 ABN 2" long today for 3.99 a piece. I have been running the T5HO for 12 hours a day and have gotten a little...
Forum: Tank Journals   02-27-2011, 03:45 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,216
Posted By bnbfishin
To answer your betta vs guppy question, do not do...

To answer your betta vs guppy question, do not do it. I have seen firsthand what a male betta will do to an unsuspecting male guppy. Let's just say that a whiplash collar would have been needed had...
Forum: Tank Journals   02-21-2011, 06:11 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,114
Posted By bnbfishin
Couple of pics from this morning. I need to get...

Couple of pics from this morning. I need to get up earlier before the sun comes up so I don't get so much glare/reflections in the glass. I rearranged a little. Moved one of the Aponos to the far...
Forum: Tank Journals   02-20-2011, 11:14 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,114
Posted By bnbfishin
@Xalyx; I searched high and low for a used oak...

@Xalyx; I searched high and low for a used oak set up. There was no way the pine would fly with our furniture in that room. I got it on Craigslist for 225 for a complete setup; 55 gal tank, glass...
Forum: Tank Journals   02-20-2011, 04:05 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,903
Posted By bnbfishin
Just differnt I guess? lol I have a 55 gallon as...

Just differnt I guess? lol I have a 55 gallon as well and have a journal on here for it. It usually gets burried on page 6 or 7 :icon_mad: Check it out when you have time and let me know what you...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-16-2011, 03:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 496
Posted By bnbfishin
PM's sent to both of you about my experience with...

PM's sent to both of you about my experience with this company.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-13-2011, 08:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,211
Posted By bnbfishin
85 will be fine temps. I have my 55 gal at 84-85...

85 will be fine temps. I have my 55 gal at 84-85 degrees and my corkscrew vals, Crypt Parva, Crypt Wendtii, Aponogetun Uvlaceus are all doing just fine.

As for the rest of it I would also look...
Forum: Tank Journals   02-13-2011, 05:41 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,114
Posted By bnbfishin
Not much going on in the tank right now. The gold...

Not much going on in the tank right now. The gold rams aren't doing very well. Two have died and the other two just look crappy but are eating well. We'll see what happens. I'm outta town working the...
Forum: Tank Journals   02-13-2011, 04:31 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,638
Posted By bnbfishin
Rick, The brown algea most likely is the diatom...

Rick,
The brown algea most likely is the diatom variety. Between my 1 bristlenose, 1 otto and one algea eating shrimp, they cleaned up all of it in about 2 days and it hasn't been back since. I just...
Forum: Tank Journals   02-13-2011, 04:23 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,903
Posted By bnbfishin
That's quite the change from the original layout....

That's quite the change from the original layout. Can barely even tell you have the rock or wood in there and it doesn't even look hilly. The 12MP camera definitely takes a clearer pic compared to...
Forum: Tank Journals   02-10-2011, 01:37 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,114
Posted By bnbfishin
It looks like the Aponogetun likes the tank. It...

It looks like the Aponogetun likes the tank. It now has two flowers that are open and 3 more flower stems heading towards the surface. I added 4 panda cory cats and 4 neon dwarf rainbows to the tank....
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-05-2011, 02:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,328
Posted By bnbfishin
I also bought from Rob at The Driftwood Store. He...

I also bought from Rob at The Driftwood Store. He was awesome with the fast replies to my emails. I got two pieces of driftwood and several rocks from him. If you go to the Journal section here you...
Forum: Tank Journals   02-05-2011, 02:52 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,114
Posted By bnbfishin
Well less than 3 weeks of being set up and my...

Well less than 3 weeks of being set up and my Aponogeton Ulvateus has flowered!
Forum: Tank Journals   02-02-2011, 03:59 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,114
Posted By bnbfishin
Picked up 4 Gold Rams yesterday from the LFS....

Picked up 4 Gold Rams yesterday from the LFS. They acclimated very nicely. Now to figure out what to do with this Aponogeton that is growing like wildfire!?!? Pictures were taken this morning.
Forum: Tank Journals   01-30-2011, 03:12 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 8,636
Posted By bnbfishin
Great to hear mom and baby are doing well!!

Great to hear mom and baby are doing well!!
Forum: Equipment   01-29-2011, 05:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 599
Posted By bnbfishin
I have 2 Magnum 350's running on my 55 gallon...

I have 2 Magnum 350's running on my 55 gallon just because I had them laying around. I modified the returns. They are now spraybars instead on the reular return.

Here's a pic of it. One pic you...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-29-2011, 05:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 781
Posted By bnbfishin
Obviously you are dead set on using these...

Obviously you are dead set on using these shelves. Do it but please don't forget to show us the pics when the shelves fail and your tanks are smashed. You are completely ignoring the answers these...
Forum: Tank Journals   01-28-2011, 08:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 994
Posted By bnbfishin
Yeah what's the status on your tank :)

Yeah what's the status on your tank :)
Forum: Tank Journals   01-28-2011, 08:58 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,417
Posted By bnbfishin
+1!!!!!

+1!!!!!
Forum: Tank Journals   01-28-2011, 08:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 431
Posted By bnbfishin
If that's the only camera you have to work with...

If that's the only camera you have to work with so be it. That video clip was hard to watch.
Forum: Tank Journals   01-28-2011, 08:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,945
Posted By bnbfishin
Looking forward to seeing the final product!

Looking forward to seeing the final product!
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