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Forum: Equipment   05-07-2015, 06:19 AM
Replies: 41
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Posted By vasol
every brand has its strengths depending on the...

every brand has its strengths depending on the component. This is from my own experience:

Glass aquariums - ADA / Mr Aqua

LED lighting - Finnex

Filter - Eheim/Fluval

All in ones -...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   02-04-2015, 06:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,125
Posted By vasol
yea, i have a few females that do have saddles or...

yea, i have a few females that do have saddles or are berried, but its just a certain few who have neither. also, whats the stripe down the middle? i noticed some have them and some dont.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   02-04-2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,125
Posted By vasol
red cherry shrimp no saddle, too old?

so I've had a group of rcs for about 2 years now, population exploded about a year back but since then has died out. I've added around 15 recently but noticed that alot of my older females left from...
Forum: Aquascaping   04-03-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,303
Posted By vasol
Interesting bonsai scape i want to mimic

What do you guys think of this? Ran across this earlier today and it blew me away. I definitely would want to incorporate some bonsai and lots of cool mosses on the surface. Would all those rocks...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   09-03-2013, 06:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,980
Posted By vasol
nah its the 20 inch

nah its the 20 inch
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   08-24-2013, 05:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,980
Posted By vasol
no im using the finnex fugeray, i highly...

no im using the finnex fugeray, i highly recommend it for anyone with a fluval spec v. perfect fit and looks very clean
Forum: Aquascaping   08-22-2013, 07:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,731
Posted By vasol
the first pic shows my tank around 6 months ago...

the first pic shows my tank around 6 months ago to how it is today. my real question is what would better suit a high shrimp population? Massive amounts of moss or a minimal hardscape with breeding...
Forum: Aquascaping   08-22-2013, 07:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,731
Posted By vasol
need help rescaping my red cherry shrimp fluval spec V to create more space!!

my tank has been pretty overgrown for a few months now, i think its getting to the point where it displaces too much water and my waterline drops way faster. I also think the shrimp population...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   08-22-2013, 07:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,980
Posted By vasol
that driftwood is still my hardscape right now,...

that driftwood is still my hardscape right now, the moss has taken over

my real question is what would better suit a high shrimp population? Massive amounts of moss or a minimal hardscape with...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   08-22-2013, 07:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,980
Posted By vasol
Fluval SpecV should i rescape to create more space for RCS?

my tank has been pretty overgrown for a few months now, i think its getting to the point where it displaces too much water and my waterline drops way faster. I also think the shrimp population...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   07-17-2013, 04:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,088
Posted By vasol
wow that view is amazing

wow that view is amazing
Forum: Lighting   07-14-2013, 07:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,086
Posted By vasol
i would keep the light on for 8 hours continuous,...

i would keep the light on for 8 hours continuous, not positive but the weird lighting schedule might be messing with the plants photo periods.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   07-14-2013, 10:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,431
Posted By vasol
i highly recommend the fluval spec v. its a 5...

i highly recommend the fluval spec v. its a 5 gallon, but its long and thin and could save you some space in a small dorm. comes with lighting and built in filter saves space and gives a cleaner...
Forum: Finnex   07-14-2013, 10:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,287
Posted By vasol
i would use an LED bulb for a cube setup. a bulb...

i would use an LED bulb for a cube setup. a bulb will give you a better spread compared to a strip fixture.

http://i962.photobucket.com/albums/ae103/ewward31/301658525_photobucket_26227_.jpg
Forum: Algae   07-14-2013, 10:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,398
Posted By vasol
h2o2 nuke!!!! worked very well for my BBA and...

h2o2 nuke!!!! worked very well for my BBA and GHA

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=203684
Forum: Algae   07-14-2013, 10:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 753
Posted By vasol
try the hydrogen peroxide nuke method ...

try the hydrogen peroxide nuke method

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=203684

afterwards...do less light, more co2, more plants. if you dont make changes to your tank algae...
Forum: Algae   07-14-2013, 10:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 818
Posted By vasol
try hydrogen peroxide nuke ...

try hydrogen peroxide nuke

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=203684

this method worked very well for me, got rid of my BBA and GHA when all else failed. worked for many...
Forum: Algae   07-14-2013, 10:43 AM
Replies: 461
Views: 136,056
Posted By vasol
this method worked very well for me in 2 tanks,...

this method worked very well for me in 2 tanks, one had really bad black beard algae and the other had black beard algae and green hair. this thread should be stickied!!!!
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   07-14-2013, 10:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,560
Posted By vasol
if you want a thriving shrimp colony, i would not...

if you want a thriving shrimp colony, i would not keep a betta...your baby shrimps will definitely get eaten. i recommend red cherry shrimp with galaxy rasboras as a tank mate if you want to go the...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   07-14-2013, 10:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,620
Posted By vasol
get a 6500k CFL bulb, theyre cheap...will give...

get a 6500k CFL bulb, theyre cheap...will give off less heat. move the light a bit higher if you can, i think its a bit strong for a small 2.5g. DIY co2 will definitely help, if not just keep...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   07-14-2013, 10:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,341
Posted By vasol
17.4 gallon, not a cube but its mraqua! ...

17.4 gallon, not a cube but its mraqua!

https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/1039645_10151466949297653_331922031_o.jpg
Forum: Lighting   07-14-2013, 10:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 905
Posted By vasol
DIY kit imo

DIY kit imo
Forum: Lighting   07-14-2013, 10:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 474
Posted By vasol
im normally a big fan of the fugeray and the...

im normally a big fan of the fugeray and the ray2, but for a cube setup i highly recommend a single LED bulb such as a par38 bulb

Amazon.com : Ledwholesalers Wide Angle PAR38 42 SMD LED Flood...
Forum: Lighting   07-14-2013, 10:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 908
Posted By vasol
for a 9' tank i would recommend a pressurized co2...

for a 9' tank i would recommend a pressurized co2 system, the ray2 is fairly bright and would need sufficient co2 to promote plant growth while eliminating algae.
Forum: Lighting   07-14-2013, 10:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,942
Posted By vasol
i would recommend the finnex fugeray, i run these...

i would recommend the finnex fugeray, i run these fixtures in all my tanks and i absolutely love it. stay away from the ray2 unless you plan on being heavily planted with lots of CO2. i started a...
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