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Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium   04-18-2012, 01:28 AM
Replies: 77
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Posted By mdreher
I'd love to bring the tank to work, but I've only...

I'd love to bring the tank to work, but I've only been there since January. I'm not really thinking the boss would dig on the tank. I'm actually thinking starting fresh would be pretty sweet. I...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium   04-17-2012, 11:10 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 13,835
Posted By mdreher
Sox - I'll try to post some updated pics tonight....

Sox - I'll try to post some updated pics tonight. My female betta does great in this tank. She's sharing the tank with 3 CPDs, 4 Flame Tetras, 5 Pygmy Corys, 4 RCS, 2 Amano, and a clown pleco. I...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium   04-16-2012, 12:36 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 13,835
Posted By mdreher
The tank is going really good right now. ...

The tank is going really good right now. Everything is growing in nicely. I've only got one problem and I guess it's a good one to have. We just got a contract on our house so we'll be moving in a...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   04-13-2012, 02:22 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,867
Posted By mdreher
The magnifying effect works pretty good when they...

The magnifying effect works pretty good when they aren't hiding. I've found that if I lower the light behind the bowl it kind of simulates the sun going down and they start moving. They're really...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium   04-06-2012, 02:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,737
Posted By mdreher
No problem. Also Spathiphyllum (peace lily) is...

No problem. Also Spathiphyllum (peace lily) is another great plant that grows well in the planter.
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium   04-06-2012, 01:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,737
Posted By mdreher
The purple waffle can be placed on one of the...

The purple waffle can be placed on one of the trellis rafts and the arrowhead can be placed in a planter. Purple waffle tends to wilt once a stem is cut, but it bounces back pretty quick. I'm not...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   04-01-2012, 02:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,301
Posted By mdreher
I know how that feels. My bowl had way more room...

I know how that feels. My bowl had way more room in my head than it actually did in real life. So how exactly did you find a corner in your bowl:)?
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   03-30-2012, 10:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,013
Posted By mdreher
I read that the badis need a minimum of 7...

I read that the badis need a minimum of 7 gallons, but I just saw some at my LFS store today and they're smaller than RCS. I can't imagine that their bio load would really effect a bowl.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   03-30-2012, 06:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,301
Posted By mdreher
I don't have Marsilea quadrifolia , but from what...

I don't have Marsilea quadrifolia , but from what I've read it's transition from emersed to submersed isn't the prettiest. It is supposed to make a nice carpet. Be sure to post pics. I've been...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   03-30-2012, 06:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,013
Posted By mdreher
I don't have RCS, but I do have micro crabs in my...

I don't have RCS, but I do have micro crabs in my bowl. The temp in my bowl is around 68-69 right now and they seem to be doing fine. From my understanding they have pretty much the same...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   03-30-2012, 02:38 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,202
Posted By mdreher
That's a great riparium. You've got some really...

That's a great riparium. You've got some really nice growth.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   03-30-2012, 12:48 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,867
Posted By mdreher
Yeah that stuff sends out shoots everywhere. I...

Yeah that stuff sends out shoots everywhere. I wish there was a way to cut out the runners without stirring up the potting mix. I'm thinking I may do a rescape soon. I'm not real satisfied with...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-27-2012, 02:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 348
Posted By mdreher
Welcome to the planted world. Be sure to make a...

Welcome to the planted world. Be sure to make a trip over to the Swap n Shop to check out some really good deals on plants. Many members often give plants away so keep an eye out. Word of advice -...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-27-2012, 02:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,800
Posted By mdreher
This may be a little different for a male betta,...

This may be a little different for a male betta, but my female betta did the same thing. After a couple days of chasing them around she's given up and they've come out of hiding. Now they can be...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-25-2012, 02:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 887
Posted By mdreher
I'm not sure how much this effects them, but I...

I'm not sure how much this effects them, but I was told to turn mine about once a week. I believe it helps them keep their shape. I've been doing since i got mine and all is well. I also keep mine...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-25-2012, 02:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 588
Posted By mdreher
Sound like pond snails. They will definately...

Sound like pond snails. They will definately multiply, but are harmless. I usually treat them as a sign of a healthy tank. If you don't like them you can get rid of them a couple different ways:...
Forum: Ponds   03-24-2012, 03:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,004
Posted By mdreher
Wow...that is awesome. I'm having extreme pond...

Wow...that is awesome. I'm having extreme pond envy right now. Nice work!
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   03-24-2012, 02:55 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 21,545
Posted By mdreher
Looking forward to seeing it once it's flooded. ...

Looking forward to seeing it once it's flooded. The anticipation must be killer.
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium   03-23-2012, 11:06 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,430
Posted By mdreher
I emailed the company about that and they...

I emailed the company about that and they wouldn't give me a good answer. It's been saying that it's coming soon since I started looking at them in August '11. If you get one be sure to post if...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   03-23-2012, 05:02 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,867
Posted By mdreher
Yeah this was probably the only time in my life...

Yeah this was probably the only time in my life where I thanked someone for crabs. They do remind me of water spiders, but I'm cool with that. On another note does anyone elses dwarf sag grow all...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   03-22-2012, 10:48 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,867
Posted By mdreher
They really are cool. I sat with in front of the...

They really are cool. I sat with in front of the tank with a little lite shining through the back (tried to simulate dusk) for like an hour last night watching them. They really move around alot...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium   03-22-2012, 12:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 637
Posted By mdreher
What does tapwater with flouride do to plants,...

What does tapwater with flouride do to plants, and how do you know if it's in the water?
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   03-22-2012, 12:45 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,867
Posted By mdreher
I got crabs...yaaaaaa!!!!

The crabs have arrived. I ordered 5 crabs from msjinkzd and she was very generous and sent 8. They're sooo rad!!!:biggrin: Anyways I put them in there new home and they have settled right in. I'm...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium   03-21-2012, 04:53 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 14,709
Posted By mdreher
wow...that is cool. I wish mine did that.

wow...that is cool. I wish mine did that.
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium   03-21-2012, 01:03 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 14,709
Posted By mdreher
I'm sure it'll do great. Definately take some...

I'm sure it'll do great. Definately take some pics...i'd like to see what your talking about. I visited St. Lucia recently and was able to see some of these full grown. There were so many plants I...
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