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Forum: Tank Journals   12-29-2011, 05:46 PM
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Posted By slicebo123
that "desert" tank is awesome. i have a model for...

that "desert" tank is awesome. i have a model for my next tank, me-thinks.
Forum: Tank Journals   06-27-2011, 09:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,622
Posted By slicebo123
depends on the height of the light. my first...

depends on the height of the light. my first reaction is that its too much light.
Forum: Tank Journals   06-27-2011, 06:58 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,418
Posted By slicebo123
i would suggest finding a plant with leaves that...

i would suggest finding a plant with leaves that contrast those of UG and staurogyrene. perhaps lobelia cardinalis or a larger anubias (rounder leaves). maybe blyxa (can't dry start that tho). just...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   06-23-2011, 07:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 844
Posted By slicebo123
2.5 gallon non-CO2

Hi all,

So after doing a ton of reading (the PAR sticky in the light thread and Barr's forum on non-CO2), I decided to give a super low tech, desktop nano a shot.

So far I've figured out the...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   06-16-2011, 11:26 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 50,302
Posted By slicebo123
+1. that little cove you have on the right is so...

+1. that little cove you have on the right is so sweet. definitely keep the sand in front un-planted. perhaps a very small anubias petite nana right up against the rocks? i'm curious to see how you...
Forum: Tank Journals   06-15-2011, 06:56 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 34,292
Posted By slicebo123
I've seen this thread several times, and I always...

I've seen this thread several times, and I always noticed something new about this tank. You've matched the aquarium design/layout so perfectly with its location in your house. The clean, white tile...
Forum: Tank Journals   06-14-2011, 10:30 PM
Replies: 1,163
Views: 98,938
Posted By slicebo123
loving the tank. i'm in the market for a 2217....

loving the tank. i'm in the market for a 2217. what happened to the ones you had on this tank?

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Forum: Equipment   06-13-2011, 07:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 596
Posted By slicebo123
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/equipment/63687-...

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/equipment/63687-eheim-2215-2217-facts-diy-performance.html

this thread has the information that can help you make a decisions. Given my inline heater and inline...
Forum: Equipment   06-12-2011, 08:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 596
Posted By slicebo123
Koralia Nano

Hey there.

I have a 60 cm tank (approximately 17 gallons) that currently runs with an Eheim 2213. I am finding this provides insufficient flow (not in the 10x water volume range). I was thinking...
Forum: DIY   05-20-2011, 07:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,761
Posted By slicebo123
i hate to belabor this. so you used fish eye...

i hate to belabor this. so you used fish eye hooks drilled into both the light fixture and the conduit bar? what kind of clamps were you using for the cable?
Forum: DIY   05-18-2011, 10:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,761
Posted By slicebo123
how did you attach your light fixture to the...

how did you attach your light fixture to the conduit? I actually am using a similar method for hanging my light (fix eye hooks drilled into the aluminum casing with some nuts to keep it in place.)...
Forum: DIY   05-18-2011, 09:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,070
Posted By slicebo123
exactly how did you attach the steel cable to the...

exactly how did you attach the steel cable to the light, itself? I just bought two fish-eye hooks which i was going to drill through the aluminum casing of my light fixture and then attach with a nut.
Forum: Tank Journals   05-12-2011, 09:25 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 14,573
Posted By slicebo123
perhaps a few anubias petite among the rocks? I...

perhaps a few anubias petite among the rocks? I think i'd add a nice, subtle flourish.
Forum: Tank Journals   05-12-2011, 09:23 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 9,335
Posted By slicebo123
no need. it'll go away or get eaten once your...

no need. it'll go away or get eaten once your tank fill up. i had that experience with mine.
Forum: Equipment   05-10-2011, 07:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,181
Posted By slicebo123
Black vinyl background

Where can I get black vinyl background that I can just apply with water and squeegee?
Forum: Tank Journals   05-09-2011, 05:52 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 12,322
Posted By slicebo123
how long is your photoperiod? I've been tinkering...

how long is your photoperiod? I've been tinkering with mine for the past few weeks. I think i started at 3 hours and worked my way up to 5. Algae growth has been non-existent except for some stubborn...
Forum: Tank Journals   05-09-2011, 05:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,960
Posted By slicebo123
1 x 24 w bulb is more than enough. Glad you found...

1 x 24 w bulb is more than enough. Glad you found Hoppys sticky, I was planning on linking that to you if you had anymore questions. Smart choice on the double on-off switch. I never got that so I'm...
Forum: Lighting   05-09-2011, 05:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,703
Posted By slicebo123
Useless products make $$ all the time guys. ...

Useless products make $$ all the time guys.

As seen on tv......

where you think all the money in my avatar came from?

:D
Forum: Plants   05-06-2011, 07:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,186
Posted By slicebo123
that rotala macranda japan looks amazing. think i...

that rotala macranda japan looks amazing. think i found my next plant purchase. what's that rounded looking plant with brown/red on the stems?
Forum: Plants   05-05-2011, 06:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 652
Posted By slicebo123
superglue is really useuful. just make sure it...

superglue is really useuful. just make sure it dries thoroughly.

cchamp: i don't know how difficult it is to order plants over borders (Why wasn't that put in NAFTA!?) but i did a quick search...
Forum: Tank Journals   05-05-2011, 08:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,960
Posted By slicebo123
all sounds good. i have the same light over my...

all sounds good. i have the same light over my 60p. Frankly, even with the legs, the light is too much and turned into a BBA fest. If you could, I would try to hang the light 8-12" above the tank...
Forum: Plants   05-05-2011, 06:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,151
Posted By slicebo123
"After the algae explosion, I reduced the...

"After the algae explosion, I reduced the photoperiod to about 3-4 hours and began treating with heavy amounts of Excel."

Excel was part of my algae defense. I only use it for spot treatment.
Forum: Plants   05-05-2011, 12:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 482
Posted By slicebo123
marsilea minuta would be a good bet. I just saw...

marsilea minuta would be a good bet. I just saw on tank in the low-tech forum that was using MM as a carpet plant w/o CO2. Beware, according to that thread, it was reallllly slow.
Forum: Plants   05-05-2011, 12:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 652
Posted By slicebo123
most aquatic plants natural tenancy is to grow...

most aquatic plants natural tenancy is to grow up. You could try super gluing some weeping moss on there. it has a nice drooping effect and would really highlight those caves.

see here:
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Forum: Plants   05-05-2011, 12:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 490
Posted By slicebo123
Go to the swap n' shop section. If you're in LA,...

Go to the swap n' shop section. If you're in LA, I'm sure there are LFS that carry it.
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