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Forum: Low Tech Forum 08-11-2012, 10:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,675
Posted By mattycakesclark
Retired the tanks, need more time :(

Retired the tanks, need more time :(
Forum: Tank Journals 08-11-2012, 10:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,058
Posted By mattycakesclark
Retired and shut down the tank

Retired and shut down the tank
Forum: Tank Journals 06-26-2012, 02:55 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 14,362
Posted By mattycakesclark
I like the tank stain, similar to my aimless...

I like the tank stain, similar to my aimless stand. Looks great, I like the color of the substrate against the rocks.
Forum: Lighting 02-28-2012, 10:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 612
Posted By mattycakesclark
I might be wrong, but in making my LED array, 40...

I might be wrong, but in making my LED array, 40 deg optics even in the reef community are really not used unless the tank is over 24" deep, at 10-20 SQIN/XP LED, and they are aiming for much higher...
Forum: Aquascaping 02-28-2012, 10:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 566
Posted By mattycakesclark
I have placed acorns and dried oak leaves in my...

I have placed acorns and dried oak leaves in my aquarium before, besides a humic/tanic color (which I liked), I had no issues. The shrimps and fry loved playing in them.

But my experience was not...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-19-2012, 03:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,233
Posted By mattycakesclark
I would start by deciding what kind of maitenance...

I would start by deciding what kind of maitenance plan you are willing to get into.

A "higher tech" will entail more equipment (CO2, more lighting, fert dosing) and more trimming and more...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-19-2012, 03:22 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 11,393
Posted By mattycakesclark
What is all that java fern tied to? I never...

What is all that java fern tied to? I never really saw a thick growth from mine, made me sad. I hoped to make it as nice looking as yours.
Forum: Lighting 02-19-2012, 02:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,465
Posted By mattycakesclark
I use a combo of 6700k and a Coralife Colormax ....

I use a combo of 6700k and a Coralife Colormax . . aka pink bulb. Before I had only 6700k, but I do enjoy the mix.
Forum: Tank Journals 02-19-2012, 02:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,058
Posted By mattycakesclark
Trim time tomorrow ... . . pre trim pics, amazed...

Trim time tomorrow ... . . pre trim pics, amazed how much faster some stems grow than others.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7051/6899843245_ec89b128da_z.jpg

favorite stems:...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 02-19-2012, 02:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,675
Posted By mattycakesclark
So, when servicing the filter pumps in the...

So, when servicing the filter pumps in the livebearing tank, trimmed the moss beard off the larger filter. It was a serious mat. When I move here shortly, might try a moss wall....
Forum: Algae 02-08-2012, 03:56 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 23,947
Posted By mattycakesclark
If you are diligent on EI and water changes, and...

If you are diligent on EI and water changes, and make sure your CO2 is plentiful, 2x24w T5HO is not too much light on a 20H, it just is enough to make the tank a bit touchy. I have had such for a...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-08-2012, 03:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 560
Posted By mattycakesclark
I heard that "green water" can be triggered by...

I heard that "green water" can be triggered by high ammonia. I had a bloom that came up quick after swapping in a new filter on a tank. It began as a cloudyness, and turned green. Maybe this?
...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-08-2012, 03:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 842
Posted By mattycakesclark
+1. Note that NO3 tests are sometimes very...

+1. Note that NO3 tests are sometimes very touchy on method, and do expire. Some can also have interferances.
What is the actual level?
Forum: Low Tech Forum 02-01-2012, 09:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,675
Posted By mattycakesclark
Thanks! I hope the micro sword grows out more! I...

Thanks! I hope the micro sword grows out more! I am actually impressed how it is doing now, it is seeming to take off.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 01-29-2012, 08:01 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 8,395
Posted By mattycakesclark
Kelly Park - Rock Springs, Zellwood, FL: ...

Kelly Park - Rock Springs, Zellwood, FL:
http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4107/5013871364_ca85f54d79_z.jpg
http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4126/5013265253_1108a392a8_z.jpg
Smyrna Dunes Park, New...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-29-2012, 07:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,058
Posted By mattycakesclark
Major trim time . . . looks soooo empty. New...

Major trim time . . . looks soooo empty.
New scissors and tweezers from GLA make triming and replanting stems a blast. I had some crappy tweezers, and it was an ever pain to replant with Turface. ...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-29-2012, 07:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,675
Posted By mattycakesclark
RETIRED - 10G x2 Lowtech

Both tanks RETIRED



I figure I would share my two low-tech tanks.

First is my girlfriend and daughter's 10G tank, which has been set up for several years, and it serves as a turtle food...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 01-09-2012, 11:33 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,150
Posted By mattycakesclark
We have grown tomatos, carrots, peppers (many...

We have grown tomatos, carrots, peppers (many types), herbs, cucumbers, squash, beans, raspberries and blueberries. I brought home a bunch of free 35 gallon barrels and cut them in half, and filled...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-07-2012, 11:56 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,215
Posted By mattycakesclark
There are DO (disolved oxygen) probes, and test...

There are DO (disolved oxygen) probes, and test kits (Winkler method). Both cost a bunch. Ask a friend in the water and wastewater field. I have access to a probe, but I doubt it would change...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-04-2012, 02:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,058
Posted By mattycakesclark
Back into working on it. Have been buying stems,...

Back into working on it. Have been buying stems, trimming, staying on a routine.
Purchased new fish, as I have been fish-less for some time. Did not see the need for quarantine, as they looked...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-02-2012, 06:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 984
Posted By mattycakesclark
Sounds like even flowage. You planning on...

Sounds like even flowage. You planning on hooking up thr CO2? And how?
Forum: Tank Journals 12-21-2011, 09:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 984
Posted By mattycakesclark
Looks nice man! Hope that canister works out...

Looks nice man! Hope that canister works out well.
A little late, but when staining pine, sometimes it helps to use a stain conditioner, which helps the stain soak evenly, unless you are...
Forum: Fish 12-17-2011, 01:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 551
Posted By mattycakesclark
Killifish jump. I had one covered in cat hair...

Killifish jump. I had one covered in cat hair with anf hour of getting home, through a tiny hole in my cover.
Forum: Plants 12-12-2011, 02:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 502
Posted By mattycakesclark
You can find a lot. I have found Bacopa and...

You can find a lot. I have found Bacopa and Ludwigia as well, hair grasses, HC, floaters, vals, etc. As suggested, take a trip to some springs, or a nice hike. I have found most plants in wet...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-23-2011, 02:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,567
Posted By mattycakesclark
I guess that is all natural. I am beginning to...

I guess that is all natural. I am beginning to enjoy low maintenance tanks.
I met a guy local here on the east side that had a bunch-o tubs on his porch, in the winter, and they were full of...
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