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Forum: Lighting 05-20-2015, 06:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 175
Posted By Fishumms
I don't know if it is high light or not, but I...

I don't know if it is high light or not, but I had 2 clamp lights with 24w CFL's on them over a 5 gallon for the last 2 years. Easily grew immersed plants in it. I had them pretty high up from the...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-17-2015, 05:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 650
Posted By Fishumms
That is going to turn into a freaking jungle.

That is going to turn into a freaking jungle.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-12-2015, 08:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,803
Posted By Fishumms
I always worry about disturbing the bacteria or...

I always worry about disturbing the bacteria or whatever in the filter so I have 2 on each of my tanks. I just clean one each month, then the next one the month after.
Forum: Fish 05-12-2015, 08:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 219
Posted By Fishumms
I've had ADF's for years with Betta's and snails...

I've had ADF's for years with Betta's and snails of different types. As long as the snails don't have "worm like" tentacles like Apple Snails they usually ignore them. Otherwise they mistake the...
Forum: Lighting 05-12-2015, 08:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 179
Posted By Fishumms
I have a 20 gallon H with LED's on it. It is...

I have a 20 gallon H with LED's on it. It is whatever strip of "FLUVAL" they make that are 24" long. Here's a pic. I've been running it this way, with different plants, fully aquatic, terrestrial and...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-11-2015, 09:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 175
Posted By Fishumms
I just put in potting soil and then gravel on top...

I just put in potting soil and then gravel on top to hold it in.
Forum: DIY 05-11-2015, 09:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 135
Posted By Fishumms
The silicone fully dry should have no problem. It...

The silicone fully dry should have no problem. It like holds huge panes of glass together under water pressure.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 05-11-2015, 12:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 173
Posted By Fishumms
I've done excel additions and Flourish additions...

I've done excel additions and Flourish additions to tanks in the past for years without water changes and I didn't notice anything bad. I mean I did weekly water changes, but that was it. I don't...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 05-11-2015, 12:06 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,148
Posted By Fishumms
I don't know really. It's been about 5 years...

I don't know really. It's been about 5 years since I read the book, and the tank does not strictly follow the method. I have 2 canister filters on it, not powerheads. I wanted to be able to have a...
Forum: Ponds 05-10-2015, 11:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 960
Posted By Fishumms
I've had RCS in this bathtub tank for almost 3...

I've had RCS in this bathtub tank for almost 3 years. I have a heater designed it said on the packaging for a 400 gallon pond in it. In the summer it stays around 66 degrees, but in the winter I have...
Forum: Fish 05-10-2015, 10:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 287
Posted By Fishumms
Also, how long have you had them? I have about...

Also, how long have you had them? I have about 24, well more if you include pygmy and habsarosas. Even after almost 3 years in a 55 gallon that rarely gets disturbed they will all freeze if anything...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-05-2015, 11:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 132
Posted By Fishumms
Aquatek and Aqua Dome are probably the most...

Aquatek and Aqua Dome are probably the most popular. Zookeeper is cool if you like things other than fish, like reptiles and frogs and such. Also, check out "the Pit" on Burnet, awesome BBQ.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-01-2015, 02:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 640
Posted By Fishumms
I had something similar happen a few years ago...

I had something similar happen a few years ago with an outside pond. I think what happened was the water I added was very cold, it settled on the bottom in the substrate and killed a lot of bacteria...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 05-01-2015, 12:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 248
Posted By Fishumms
The only way that you could get something like...

The only way that you could get something like that is with extreme patience. It will probably take a lot of maintenance in the beginning months. Once it gets going it will probably be much less...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 05-01-2015, 12:09 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,148
Posted By Fishumms
Here is my Walstad 55 gallon tank. I have had it...

Here is my Walstad 55 gallon tank. I have had it running for over 2 years. Just do a water change once a week.
Forum: Lighting 04-28-2015, 02:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 759
Posted By Fishumms
I do 4 lights each of 25 watts in the 6500K...

I do 4 lights each of 25 watts in the 6500K range. I do not do CO2 or anything either. Here is a relatively current FTS.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-24-2015, 02:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 684
Posted By Fishumms
So, is there a suitable replacement for people...

So, is there a suitable replacement for people like me who noticed it wasn't at HD anymore and didn't know why?
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 04-06-2015, 12:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 641
Posted By Fishumms
I have had ADF's for like 8 years in open topped...

I have had ADF's for like 8 years in open topped aquariums with no problems. I know people say they jump out, but mine have never shown any sign of leaving the water at all. I can't answer how well...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 06-16-2014, 11:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 729
Posted By Fishumms
I've never done it on purpose, but sometimes they...

I've never done it on purpose, but sometimes they pop up.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-16-2014, 11:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 400
Posted By Fishumms
I had several tanks in direct sun. To help with...

I had several tanks in direct sun. To help with the algae I wrapped the back and sides with black cardboard and only the front was open so I could see inside. It's not so bad if direct light comes...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-16-2014, 11:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 775
Posted By Fishumms
Thats what I do. There are like hundreds of...

Thats what I do. There are like hundreds of shells in my garden where I dump the duckweed and tank water during water changes.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-15-2014, 02:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 485
Posted By Fishumms
Interesting. In any case, I was still very...

Interesting. In any case, I was still very successful for several years with my set up. Maybe they just never felt threatened. I did not have carbon filtering in that set up either. Although I will...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-15-2014, 02:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 585
Posted By Fishumms
That is a crazy video. Thanks for sharing.

That is a crazy video. Thanks for sharing.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-14-2014, 01:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 485
Posted By Fishumms
It can be true but since most of them have been...

It can be true but since most of them have been captive raised and especially since most subsist on a very mono palate diet they don't actually produce the toxins. Even so, as long as they aren't...
Forum: DIY 05-21-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,542
Posted By Fishumms
It might "work" but you might just be better off...

It might "work" but you might just be better off using something more resilient. Rubbermaid containers are used by several people with success.
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