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Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 03-20-2013, 06:23 PM
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Posted By carpenoctem
Here's a tank I just recently set up for my...

Here's a tank I just recently set up for my sister.

http://i1307.photobucket.com/albums/s589/Burt_Johns/IMG_08131_zpse9f29f13.jpg

It was cycling with nothing in it for a week or so before I...
Forum: Plants 03-19-2013, 03:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 775
Posted By carpenoctem
I'm disappointed to say that these sprouts did...

I'm disappointed to say that these sprouts did not survive to show me what they were, the STS substrate in that tank was too large for root retention of these young plants. My last observation was of...
Forum: Plants 03-19-2013, 03:32 AM
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Views: 196
Posted By carpenoctem
Wild found bacopa/lindernia and mosses. Please help with identification.

So while hiking the past few weekends I found some specimens by creeks and i couldn't help but collect a small sample to try and identify them.
...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 10-05-2011, 04:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 386
Posted By carpenoctem
awesome, just what i was looking for Jeff. Thanks...

awesome, just what i was looking for Jeff. Thanks :)
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 10-05-2011, 04:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 386
Posted By carpenoctem
I don't plan on doing micropropagation like...

I don't plan on doing micropropagation like Ghanzafar Ghori or Aquaflora nurseries does. Perhaps just some experiments using rooting/cloning compound in a humidity dome or other container. Something...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 10-05-2011, 03:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 386
Posted By carpenoctem
Using rooting compound for emersed/submersed?

Has any one tried using rooting compound or rooting/cloning gel to jump start growth in emersed plants? (specially cuttings.) Or maybe even for rooted plants? Or maybe even for submersed plants?

I...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 10-05-2011, 02:46 AM
Replies: 634
Views: 19,142
Posted By carpenoctem
Nice, I put him up along with The Weeknd as my...

Nice, I put him up along with The Weeknd as my current gettin down music. I know TMI. i'll shut up now.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 10-05-2011, 02:17 AM
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Views: 19,142
Posted By carpenoctem
frank ocean-novacaine

frank ocean-novacaine
Forum: Plants 09-21-2011, 04:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 333
Posted By carpenoctem
Thoughts about plant necrosis/melting

I've observed something a little odd I've had since starting this hobby. When a plant is currently melting and becoming mush, other plants (even of other species) start to exhibit necrosis if they...
Forum: Plants 09-19-2011, 01:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 775
Posted By carpenoctem
New pics after coming back from the weekend. ...

New pics after coming back from the weekend.
They now have 4 leaves. Does it still seem like glosso?

Btw they are still very tiny, that substrate is Soilmaster Select.
Forum: Equipment 09-16-2011, 06:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,441
Posted By carpenoctem
Ive been using foot long straight tweezers and...

Ive been using foot long straight tweezers and same size hemostats for a while now on my tall tank. They work fine but I'm still constantly up to my elbow in the water. I'm thinking its time to order...
Forum: Plants 09-16-2011, 03:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 775
Posted By carpenoctem
Good guesses so far guys, I've had both glosso...

Good guesses so far guys, I've had both glosso and bacopa in this tank before the "plantpocalypse" (if i may borrow such an apt term :hihi: .)
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-16-2011, 03:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 426
Posted By carpenoctem
The legs might be tentacle like and the Arm would...

The legs might be tentacle like and the Arm would be its foot to hold on to the glass? It might be Hydra.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydra_%28genus%29
Forum: Fish 09-16-2011, 03:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 789
Posted By carpenoctem
wow everyone responded at the same time...

wow everyone responded at the same time...
Forum: Fish 09-16-2011, 03:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 789
Posted By carpenoctem
Otocinclus are found east of the Andes mountains...

Otocinclus are found east of the Andes mountains from Venezuela to nothern Argentina. -straight from wikipedia

also this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ilnitMs1LRk
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-16-2011, 02:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 426
Posted By carpenoctem
I can't see it too clearly. Is it the whitish...

I can't see it too clearly. Is it the whitish thing that's thin at the ends and thickest in the middle? Is it walking on or stuck to the glass and not moving?
If it were swimming around and it had...
Forum: Plants 09-16-2011, 01:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 625
Posted By carpenoctem
I like Blyxa as a midground since it fills in...

I like Blyxa as a midground since it fills in space better than dwarf sag. By space I mean its bushyness (volume) rather than area coverage. Just my 2 pence.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 09-16-2011, 01:12 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 14,768
Posted By carpenoctem
Awesome stuff. I hate math so this is invaluable....

Awesome stuff. I hate math so this is invaluable. Thanks!
Forum: Plants 09-15-2011, 05:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 775
Posted By carpenoctem
Plants out of nothing? (almost nothing) and a guessing game?

So I have a 55g that I've had for a while. It once had several species of plants, but I had to move away and it was left uncared for. Almost all the plants inside it died aside from an indestructable...
Forum: Equipment 09-14-2011, 10:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 237
Posted By carpenoctem
I haven't had experience in them myself but I've...

I haven't had experience in them myself but I've been looking at getting a rimless tank made by the manufacturer Mr. Aqua.

heres a link i found to a place that has them...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-02-2011, 09:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 476
Posted By carpenoctem
It looks like hornwort to me.

It looks like hornwort to me.
Forum: Plants 09-22-2006, 10:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 358
Posted By carpenoctem
doh! i just saw that squirelled away inside...

doh! i just saw that squirelled away inside thegeneral planted tank forums was the vivarium forum. I will be hunting there for answers now :)
Forum: Plants 09-22-2006, 02:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 358
Posted By carpenoctem
Need Tips on Growing emersed

I'm not sure what part of the forum to ask this to, but heres my situation:

Im trying tp grow some HC and Utricularia G. in emersed form in a very simple way. I have them in a bit of substrate and...
Forum: Equipment 09-21-2006, 02:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 965
Posted By carpenoctem
I prefer straight tweezers, same for hemostats....

I prefer straight tweezers, same for hemostats. It just seems more natural, My hand eye coordination always seems a bit off when using bent tweezers/hemostats and i spend too long try to grab at a...
Forum: Equipment 09-21-2006, 02:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 965
Posted By carpenoctem
Haha, nice. Where can I order these "hands"...

Haha, nice.

Where can I order these "hands" you speak of? :eek5:
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