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Forum: Equipment 03-27-2012, 06:04 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,125
Posted By Joefish4jc
What I did for mine for a long time was using a...

What I did for mine for a long time was using a hydor in-tank filter that had an inlet tube for O2 diffusion and I just plugged it directly into that but it always filled the tank with a mist...
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Forum: Plants 03-14-2012, 08:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 880
Posted By Joefish4jc
Perhaps i need to better explain my disposal. ...

Perhaps i need to better explain my disposal. There is, was and wont be any danger of this or any of my plants getting established in my native area. There is no water supply, or chance of rooting...
Forum: Plants 02-07-2012, 09:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 880
Posted By Joefish4jc
haha. Mine just rotted out completely from the...

haha. Mine just rotted out completely from the bottom up. All that was left was a 1" piece of green that I threw off my balcony. Im just gonna go with something hardier.
Forum: Plants 02-02-2012, 05:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 880
Posted By Joefish4jc
Parrot Feather rotting quickly

So, I recently ripped out a whole slew of Amazon swords that took over my tank, got rid of my giant fish and decided to rescape, dutch style.

After bringing my old fish to the LFS I purchased a...
Forum: Plants 01-27-2012, 10:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 257
Posted By Joefish4jc
Hmm I have a staggered photoperiod. 3 on, 2 off,...

Hmm I have a staggered photoperiod. 3 on, 2 off, 5 on.
Forum: Plants 01-27-2012, 09:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 257
Posted By Joefish4jc
Thanks for the response. I have read few...

Thanks for the response. I have read few different ways to treat a dormant apon but based on the species it may have to be treated different ways. Some say wrap it in a paper towel in a cool dark...
Forum: Plants 01-27-2012, 08:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 257
Posted By Joefish4jc
Plant ID-and advice

Sorry for the one photo. I know it may be hard to ID this way. There is an apon/apon-like plant in the front corner. It was like this a long time ago (about two years) it had one or two stems that...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-25-2012, 09:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 900
Posted By Joefish4jc
Sorry This is an old thread. I was actually...

Sorry This is an old thread. I was actually breeding the guppies to feed a single needle fish. He was HUGE! but unfortunately he passed away that next summer.

I actually trashed the 10 gallon...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-23-2012, 02:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 929
Posted By Joefish4jc
Most of my favorite type grass-like plants...

Most of my favorite type grass-like plants typically work and grow best under med-high lights and some sort of CO2 supplement. (which you need with higher lights.) Setup costs can be high sometimes,...
Forum: Substrate 01-23-2012, 01:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,363
Posted By Joefish4jc
Is there a reason you are wanting using the...

Is there a reason you are wanting using the shrimp stratum so badly?
Forum: Aquascaping 01-23-2012, 01:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 840
Posted By Joefish4jc
ooooo! That looks like fun. And yeah.... how...

ooooo! That looks like fun.

And yeah.... how did you find out about that obscure rock from russia?
Forum: Lighting 01-23-2012, 01:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 296
Posted By Joefish4jc
Tank dimensions?

Tank dimensions?
Forum: Plants 01-23-2012, 01:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 409
Posted By Joefish4jc
I agree with BBradbury. Any chemicals in your...

I agree with BBradbury. Any chemicals in your tank is bad news. I use water conditioner and thats it. Luckily though Ive only had to medicate once and that was because of some fish picking another...
Forum: DIY 01-20-2012, 07:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,664
Posted By Joefish4jc
Sounds like more trouble than its worth.... might...

Sounds like more trouble than its worth.... might as well buy some plexiglass and glue it together yourself. Just kidding. Good luck! Let us know if you go through with it.
Forum: Lighting 01-19-2012, 08:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 374
Posted By Joefish4jc
Oh and to answer the question. I do 2 bulbs ...

Oh and to answer the question. I do 2 bulbs
on for 2 or 3hrs (cant remember)
off for 2
on for 6.
For a total of 8-9 hrs.

I did it this way to stagger the CO2 (since it kicks on with the...
Forum: Fish 01-19-2012, 08:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 476
Posted By Joefish4jc
Thanks for the empathy everyone! I used to...

Thanks for the empathy everyone!

I used to pet him, lol. I did everything, planned everything in my tank around him and his giant self. I hope hes doing well... bc my tank is actually kinda...
Forum: Fish 01-19-2012, 03:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 476
Posted By Joefish4jc
Bad Week

Well I finally removed my Pleco from my 55 gal planted tank. (FYI he was probably 14 inches). I got him with the tank and he endured all the changes with me... from the neon gravel, to the sand, to...
Forum: Lighting 01-19-2012, 03:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 374
Posted By Joefish4jc
I use a 3bulb T5HO. Its got 2 switches, 1 for...

I use a 3bulb T5HO. Its got 2 switches, 1 for two bulbs, and another for the single third bulb.
I run a 6500k with high blue spectrum (to promote vegetative growth) and a rosette bulb for high red...
Forum: Algae 05-24-2010, 12:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 464
Posted By Joefish4jc
I moved the HOB more towards the middle. We will...

I moved the HOB more towards the middle. We will see how it works out.
Forum: Algae 05-21-2010, 06:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 464
Posted By Joefish4jc
Its kind of where two currents meet... and...

Its kind of where two currents meet... and judging from the c02 bubbles flowing around... It appears to be moving water right above it. I'll have to look again when I get home.

But there is...
Forum: Algae 05-21-2010, 05:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 464
Posted By Joefish4jc
Isolated incidient

So my 55 gallon has been getting algae mainly in one spot and has made it nearly impossible to grow my grass there because I continually have to manually remove the stuff.

Im getting brush algae...
Forum: Lighting 05-21-2010, 02:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 811
Posted By Joefish4jc
I had one of the tombstones explode in my NOVA...

I had one of the tombstones explode in my NOVA extreme. To be able to make it operate on one bulb only you have to remove the bulbs, reflector and then take of the back piece with the ballast in it....
Forum: Lighting 05-21-2010, 01:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,184
Posted By Joefish4jc
Im surpised no-one has pointed this out yet.......

Im surpised no-one has pointed this out yet.... 24 inches versus 30 inches...

A while back, I tried making the switch from one single 30" T8 bulb to two 24 in T5s and the two T5s didnt cover...
Forum: Plants 05-12-2010, 09:36 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 262
Posted By Joefish4jc
Q&A about blackouts

So my ballast burned out last week and I just got new lights in there today. A good bit of plants melted away and look sickly. I used that opportunity to strangle the algea too. I did minimal...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-12-2010, 06:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 900
Posted By Joefish4jc
another one

another one
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