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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-09-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 270
Posted By sadchevy
i would think it was your airstones making things...

i would think it was your airstones making things cloudy. Creating a constant tumble in the water column , therefore keeping particles suspended.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-03-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 577
Posted By sadchevy
I live in a doublewide with a full basement. I...

I live in a doublewide with a full basement. I have a 75g in the kitchen, a 75g in one bedroom, a 125g in the living room, and a 55g in the master bedroom. If you floor is only rated at 40#/sq foot,...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 10-19-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 490
Posted By sadchevy
Congrats!!!!!!!!! You will need a bigger tank as...

Congrats!!!!!!!!! You will need a bigger tank as it grows....lol
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-19-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 496
Posted By sadchevy
The big difference between wild and tank bred...

The big difference between wild and tank bred angels is their ability to adapt to your water conditions. Local tank raised will be more tolerable than wild caught. Most if not all of your common...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-07-2014, 02:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 317
Posted By sadchevy
The fish is a Columbian tetra. No clue on the...

The fish is a Columbian tetra. No clue on the plants.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 10-06-2014, 12:02 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,336
Posted By sadchevy
Repetition can be good and bad. You learn through...

Repetition can be good and bad. You learn through repetition, but on the flip side, sometimes fiction becomes fact. Repetitive questions keep us all updated.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 10-05-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 493
Posted By sadchevy
The simple answer is "no" but it comes with...

The simple answer is "no" but it comes with conditions. The filters on our tanks are basically used for mechanical filtration with added surface area for biological processes. Depending on bioload...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 10-05-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 301
Posted By sadchevy
Since your guppies are a topwater fish, I would...

Since your guppies are a topwater fish, I would look for something that stays in the mid section of the water column. Some of the larger tetra species like Bleeding hearts, Bueno aries, Candycanes...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-28-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 494
Posted By sadchevy
How do you have your media set up in the filter?...

How do you have your media set up in the filter? You want the white filter pad material in the topmost basket. I run 2 filstar xp-L's (one size down from the XL) on my 125g. To help clear up the tank...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-13-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 13,441
Posted By sadchevy
Thanks for the nice comment Blackheart. The club...

Thanks for the nice comment Blackheart. The club isn't just for six foot tanks, it's a place for large tanks in general.

Betta we welcome Your 5 1/2 footer!!!!! looking good.

Enjoy ......and...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-09-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 317
Posted By sadchevy
I used that same gravel to cap a 10g tank....

I used that same gravel to cap a 10g tank. Absolutely hated it. Switched to SAF-T-SORB from tractor supply and never looked back. In my opinion the gravel is just to course and lets the soil leach to...
Forum: Equipment 09-08-2014, 02:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 615
Posted By sadchevy
I use 2 API/Rena xp3/L filters on my 125g. Tank...

I use 2 API/Rena xp3/L filters on my 125g. Tank stays crystal clear and I only clean the filters maybe once every 3-4 months.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-06-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 238
Posted By sadchevy
The black out isn't what killed others fish,...

The black out isn't what killed others fish, something else happened to cause that. An air stone is suggested because during a blackout, plants use O2 along with the fish, depending on how much...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-06-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,918
Posted By sadchevy
Emily, your tank is looking good. The brown stuff...

Emily, your tank is looking good. The brown stuff growing in the tank is not cyanobacteria, it is diatoms, they will go away in time. Some Otto's and/or a couple Bristlenose plecos will help clean...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-01-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 594
Posted By sadchevy
Out in the country this is more the norm for...

Out in the country this is more the norm for getting water in lots of areas. I use a rainwater collection system that uses roof runoff as its main source. It collects in a 5000 gallon cistern. Is...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-01-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,120
Posted By sadchevy
To PlantedRich, if you are looking for a easy to...

To PlantedRich, if you are looking for a easy to maintain portable filter for temporary use when doing tank maintenance, look for a Marineland Magnum 350 with the micron filter cartridge. Great...
Forum: Equipment 08-25-2014, 10:28 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,044
Posted By sadchevy
Your rams and cories will do just fine at a more...

Your rams and cories will do just fine at a more stable temp of 78* . Your rasboras will like you more also.
If you go with 2 heaters. DO NOT place them side by side. Put them at opposite ends of...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 08-02-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 704
Posted By sadchevy
All the suggestions you have so far are good. ...

All the suggestions you have so far are good.
1......For low tech lighting, a 2 bulb t-8 shop light with 6500k daylight deluxe bulbs will work just fine and can be had for $25 at Lowes. You can also...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 08-02-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,096
Posted By sadchevy
Personally, I think your gravel looks fine. I...

Personally, I think your gravel looks fine. I would add a black background and more water. Maybe down the road a bit add some reddish colored plants.
Overall your tank looks really good. Great...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-22-2014, 03:29 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 13,441
Posted By sadchevy
Been watching the forums and have seen more and...

Been watching the forums and have seen more and more big tanks showing up. All of them are looking good and should be included here. As a courtesy to those who haven't seen this thread, here's a bump...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-16-2014, 12:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 562
Posted By sadchevy
You can also check out my tank journal. Your plan...

You can also check out my tank journal. Your plan sounds good so far, but keep it as a plan and not a hard set goal. 125 gallons is a lot to play with and end goals will change. Find the 6 foot plus...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 07-06-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 369
Posted By sadchevy
First off that is a very nice bowl of plants you...

First off that is a very nice bowl of plants you have. As to prepping your soil, I never do any prep work to MGOPM. Just put it in, cap, then plant away. The problem you experienced is from your bowl...
Forum: Equipment 06-12-2014, 01:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 523
Posted By sadchevy
If you want truly quiet....try to find an old...

If you want truly quiet....try to find an old Silent Giant air pump. They are no longer made and show up on evilbay occasionally. If in working condition, they won't be cheap.
Forum: Tank Journals 06-01-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 658
Posted By sadchevy
Looks great. Love the background. Would have been...

Looks great. Love the background. Would have been awesome if you could have continued the background around the overflow box.
Forum: Tank Journals 06-01-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,085
Posted By sadchevy
Update pics ...

Update pics
http://i1217.photobucket.com/albums/dd399/sadchevy/75g%20tetra%20tank/100_5531.jpg
http://i1217.photobucket.com/albums/dd399/sadchevy/75g%20tetra%20tank/100_5545.jpg...
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