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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Today, 04:09 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By xxUnRaTeDxxRkOxx
Here's what I use to store my dry fertilizers.......

Here's what I use to store my dry fertilizers....

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http://www.usplastic.com/catalog/item.aspx?itemid=80746&catid=574
Forum: Substrate 12-19-2014, 03:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 275
Posted By xxUnRaTeDxxRkOxx
Fluval stratum is junk in my opinion, I took...

Fluval stratum is junk in my opinion, I took plants out of a tank, moved them into a new tank with Fluval stratum, and they started dying off. As for dirted tanks that's the issue we have with them,...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 12-18-2014, 04:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 172
Posted By xxUnRaTeDxxRkOxx
I agree with ^^^ the layout looks amazing, if it...

I agree with ^^^ the layout looks amazing, if it were my tank I'd add 1 or 2 Amazon Swords in the open area on the right side because once they fill in and grow to a good size they'll take up that...
Forum: Tank Journals 12-18-2014, 02:11 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,082
Posted By xxUnRaTeDxxRkOxx
Green Sunfish aggression can be put into check...

Green Sunfish aggression can be put into check with a couple of them in a tank, I've kept Green Sunfish on and off for years and never had an aggression problem with them. Might be because I always...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 12-17-2014, 01:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,770
Posted By xxUnRaTeDxxRkOxx
So I'm currently mineralizing the first portion...

So I'm currently mineralizing the first portion of topsoil for this tank thinking it would take a long time, but to be honest it's quick and easy to dry inside my apartment using two 75w reptile heat...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 12-16-2014, 05:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,770
Posted By xxUnRaTeDxxRkOxx
So I'm thinking of going with a 36" AquaticLife...

So I'm thinking of going with a 36" AquaticLife Marquis T5HO Dual Lamp w/ Timer instead of the Coralife T5NO fixture....

...
Forum: Fish 12-16-2014, 04:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 312
Posted By xxUnRaTeDxxRkOxx
No they don't bother fish, the guy I got them...

No they don't bother fish, the guy I got them from had them in the same tank with neocaridina shrimp, and fish with no problems. It's the fish you have to watch out for lol, because if the fish is...
Forum: Fish 12-16-2014, 04:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 312
Posted By xxUnRaTeDxxRkOxx
I recommend some dwarf cajun crayfish!!!! They...

I recommend some dwarf cajun crayfish!!!! They only get around 1"-1.5" in size, and are cool as hell to watch day or night they're always active. I just got 5 of them on Saturday, and just fun to...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 12-15-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,770
Posted By xxUnRaTeDxxRkOxx
Well everything I ordered has arrived, I finished...

Well everything I ordered has arrived, I finished up the work on the stand the other night and the tank is now sitting on the stand waiting to be set up!!!! I started working on mineralizing the...
Forum: Plants 12-14-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 251
Posted By xxUnRaTeDxxRkOxx
Chance are minimal at best the Amano shrimp are...

Chance are minimal at best the Amano shrimp are eating the plants, they prefer to eat detritus along the bottom of tank.
Forum: Substrate 12-14-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 176
Posted By xxUnRaTeDxxRkOxx
It's advised to use ferts on any sort of planted...

It's advised to use ferts on any sort of planted tank, even on a low tech planted tank I'd use ferts. It also depends on the type of lighting you have on the tank, how many and the kind of plants...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 12-12-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 195
Posted By xxUnRaTeDxxRkOxx
With dirted tanks they're generally the same as...

With dirted tanks they're generally the same as setting up a tank with aquasoil, flourite, eco complete, etc.... at some point in time the substrate will need replaced. With a dirted tank it depends...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 12-12-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,770
Posted By xxUnRaTeDxxRkOxx
So I just finished cutting the pieces needed for...

So I just finished cutting the pieces needed for the bottom of the stand, then later tonight I'll piece them together with a few screws, then I'll finally attach them to the bottom of the stand. By...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 12-12-2014, 04:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,770
Posted By xxUnRaTeDxxRkOxx
Well I've received almost everything I've...

Well I've received almost everything I've ordered, took measurements of the bottom area of the stand, and tomorrow since the weather will be in 60's I can get the 2x4's cut and ready to be installed....
Forum: Low Tech Forum 12-11-2014, 04:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 579
Posted By xxUnRaTeDxxRkOxx
Growth seems to be on a track, but I would ditch...

Growth seems to be on a track, but I would ditch the 18,000k bulb for a 12,000k white actinic bulb, and I'd swap one of the 6700k bulbs for for a powerchrome aquaflora. The reason I'd swap out those...
Forum: Tank Journals 12-09-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,781
Posted By xxUnRaTeDxxRkOxx
I loved the way my 45 gallon tank looked before I...

I loved the way my 45 gallon tank looked before I tore it down, but once I get it set back up I may go with a 12,000k white actinic bulb in place of the colormax bulb because it'll enhance the...
Forum: Lighting 12-09-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 330
Posted By xxUnRaTeDxxRkOxx
The actinic bulbs are just fine to use in planted...

The actinic bulbs are just fine to use in planted tanks, here's the chlorophyll A & B absorption wavelengths.

http://s26.postimg.org/ljgrj3mfd/Chlorophyll.jpg
Forum: Low Tech Forum 12-09-2014, 04:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,770
Posted By xxUnRaTeDxxRkOxx
So today I spent most of the day painting the...

So today I spent most of the day painting the inside of the wooden canopy white, so I'll get a better reflection for the lighting and I just wasn't digging the wood look inside the canopy lol. I got...
Forum: Tank Journals 12-09-2014, 04:34 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,781
Posted By xxUnRaTeDxxRkOxx
Man I do love 40 gallon long tanks!!!! Great...

Man I do love 40 gallon long tanks!!!! Great looking tank you have going!!!

Can I ask what bulbs are you currently using? 6500k I presume, but because I have the same 48" Odyssea light fixture...
Forum: Substrate 12-06-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 429
Posted By xxUnRaTeDxxRkOxx
When it comes to a dirted tank, miracle-gro...

When it comes to a dirted tank, miracle-gro organic choice potting mix can either be screened to remove the wood chunks, or can be added directly to a empty tank and covered with small gravel or...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 12-03-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,770
Posted By xxUnRaTeDxxRkOxx
So I ordered the glass canopy top for the tank...

So I ordered the glass canopy top for the tank today, also ordered the Ryobi combo kit, and a 16oz bottle of KAL Dolomite Powder for the tank. As for the glass top breaking, since I'll be going with...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-03-2014, 04:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 742
Posted By xxUnRaTeDxxRkOxx
Looks like staghorn algae to me ...

Looks like staghorn algae to me

http://www.aquascapingworld.com/algaepedia/full_view_algae.php?item_id=80
Forum: Low Tech Forum 12-03-2014, 04:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,770
Posted By xxUnRaTeDxxRkOxx
Sorry I haven't kept up to date on this thread, I...

Sorry I haven't kept up to date on this thread, I have MS and so it takes me a while to do some thing... But tomorrow I plan to order a Ryobi cordless combo kit that includes a drill, and a circular...
Forum: Substrate 12-02-2014, 02:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 613
Posted By xxUnRaTeDxxRkOxx
Make sure you get miracle-gro organic choice...

Make sure you get miracle-gro organic choice potters mix!!!

Well with miracle-gro what I did was the following...

Screened out any wood chips/chunks/etc... this way I only had the "dirt" (some...
Forum: Aqua Design Innovations 12-01-2014, 04:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 786
Posted By xxUnRaTeDxxRkOxx
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