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Forum: Tank Journals 08-08-2013, 09:10 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,718
Posted By uberape
beautiful tank but you have got to get some...

beautiful tank but you have got to get some apistogramma in there, it looks sad without them sneaking about
Forum: Tank Journals 08-07-2013, 03:55 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 175
Posted By uberape
large dirt tank planning-stage one

Ive recently been given a 60 x 18 x 15 inch fish tank and I hope to make it a naturescape/cheating biotope/blackwater aquarium. I was planning on the back half being dirt substrate (walstad) covered...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-23-2013, 12:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 334
Posted By uberape
thanks diana,i might just stick to the 1inch all...

thanks diana,i might just stick to the 1inch all over. I dont have plans for adding c02 because of the size of the tank, I cant afford it. I will try only Dwarf Sagittaria and hygrophila corymbosa...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-18-2013, 12:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 291
Posted By uberape
just ship in a bag with plenty air in it, in a...

just ship in a bag with plenty air in it, in a box. You have to post within 2-3 days but im sure they will be fine.make sure to write 'caution: Live fish' or something like that. The fish i get...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-18-2013, 10:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 334
Posted By uberape
help-logistics on setting up a 5ft dirt tank

I recently aquired a tank 5ft by width 18" and height 15". I am looking to keep south american dwarfs and maybe angel fish. The look i want is the cheaters biotope, with lots of wood and some plants...
Forum: Algae 03-16-2013, 07:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 980
Posted By uberape
well it evolved from cattalpa leaves that i left...

well it evolved from cattalpa leaves that i left to fully decay in my tank. The slime mould has split into three, one eats the cattalpa leaves, one eats a piece of rotting bog wood and one eats the...
Forum: Algae 03-14-2013, 09:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 980
Posted By uberape
my new pet- slime mould!

I recently got a slime mould from a decaying cattalpa leaf in my tank. It is according to the internet, a multi cellular something that forms and moves like a ghost around your tank until it runs out...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-11-2013, 01:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,129
Posted By uberape
I put cherry shrimp in a cold tank with high ph...

I put cherry shrimp in a cold tank with high ph and newts and they survive. just try one pioneer first. they wont breed though
Forum: Plants 02-11-2013, 01:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 569
Posted By uberape
im growin dwarf hair grass with diy co2 and eco...

im growin dwarf hair grass with diy co2 and eco complete with root tabs and water ferts and 24watt light in a ten gallon. it is slooooooow groooooowing. ive just started to add flourish excel but...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-10-2013, 06:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,129
Posted By uberape
yeah i had the exact same problem as you, bought...

yeah i had the exact same problem as you, bought gravel, had loads of stones. I removed them all and it was a lot easier. Sand stone must be ok but you dont know for sure unless you get it tested....
Forum: Fish 02-10-2013, 05:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 589
Posted By uberape
if you dont see it i would say its the cardinals,...

if you dont see it i would say its the cardinals, the gouramis would not i think nip for food which is a sneaky and regular act. They would be aggressive quite openly. trust me cardinals are annoying...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-10-2013, 11:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,129
Posted By uberape
My tap water is 7.8 ph and I've stabalised it at...

My tap water is 7.8 ph and I've stabalised it at 6.4. I think the secret to this is 50% water 50% bogwood. well as much as you can stuff in. and you want to buy...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-10-2013, 11:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 749
Posted By uberape
I know from experience that algae is a nightmare...

I know from experience that algae is a nightmare if you apply high light to alkaline tanks, because they are better with bicarbonates.
Forum: Tank Journals 02-07-2013, 02:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,821
Posted By uberape
for some reason i'm really glad I saw this. I...

for some reason i'm really glad I saw this. I think its because im waiting patiently for my own moss to grow and seeing a large pile of moss is cathartic. thanks.
Forum: Plants 02-03-2013, 11:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 215
Posted By uberape
baby tears flowers if left to mat on the surface,...

baby tears flowers if left to mat on the surface, the flowers are nice little and purple not my pic but....

http://farm1.staticflickr.com/173/476111465_ca3aba827b.jpg
Forum: DIY 01-29-2013, 05:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,115
Posted By uberape
brown sugar, champagne yeast and a pinch of...

brown sugar, champagne yeast and a pinch of baking soda in initially warm water works the best. slow to get going and sometimes an extra later shake is required but it lasts twice as long and is far...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-29-2013, 01:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 643
Posted By uberape
dont know about crabs but i had a crayfish that...

dont know about crabs but i had a crayfish that would uprroot then de-root plants. I'm guessing any omnivore with pincers will do the same
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 01-28-2013, 10:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 610
Posted By uberape
you mean paludarium ha, anyway, i wouldnt bother,...

you mean paludarium ha, anyway, i wouldnt bother, if you have enough fast growing plants with roots in the water and down into the substrate your water will be perfect. The problem is if you need to...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-28-2013, 10:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,431
Posted By uberape
i just bought walstads book and its great, dont...

i just bought walstads book and its great, dont understand it all yet but theres always wikipedia. I also have a book called dwarf cichlids because i keep, yip, dwarf cichlids. The books to me are...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-28-2013, 10:29 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 221
Posted By uberape
dwarf hair grass worried.

cut to the chase. 10 gallon, eco complete with roottabs, diy co2 2x 2litre bottles, water ferts. 24 watts of plant gro bulb, tank only bout 9inch high. ok so i did have 2x24watt but took out one bulb...
Forum: Aquascaping 01-28-2013, 10:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 447
Posted By uberape
i would say that the filter is a little...

i would say that the filter is a little domineering in the middle of the tank and i would mix up the plant species into little group areas. like with a clump of rotala with some crypt at the foot of...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-19-2013, 02:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 721
Posted By uberape
thanks everybody i forgot i even posted this. by...

thanks everybody i forgot i even posted this. by the way its onions, potatoes, tomatoes.
Forum: Fish 01-19-2013, 02:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 901
Posted By uberape
i wouldnt bother in a five gallon it will only...

i wouldnt bother in a five gallon it will only end in heartbreak, but every betta is different they say. if you do try it keep the betta in another container for a few days then add him to the tank...
Forum: Algae 01-18-2013, 04:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,330
Posted By uberape
hair algae thrives on high oxygen i think. I have...

hair algae thrives on high oxygen i think. I have quite a tall 30g so i need to pump oxygen for some dwarf cichlids at the bottom, but the hair algae just devestates all around where the bubbles are...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-18-2013, 04:39 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 390
Posted By uberape
rootmedic root tabs

are fantastic
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