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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-19-2012, 08:45 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By el_capitan
Ok thanks for all the advice guys! I'll be...

Ok thanks for all the advice guys! I'll be heading to an LFS that specializes in cichlids today to see what their selection is/what they have to say.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-19-2012, 01:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,104
Posted By el_capitan
Air conditioners pull moisture from the air.

Air conditioners pull moisture from the air.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-18-2012, 08:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 388
Posted By el_capitan
Thanks, I was actually thinking about these but I...

Thanks, I was actually thinking about these but I saw somewhere that they like a really low pH, and mine is currently at 7.4 so I'm worried about that effecting them. I do love the look of the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-18-2012, 05:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 388
Posted By el_capitan
Oh crap sorry, forgot to mention that part! It's...

Oh crap sorry, forgot to mention that part! It's a 46 gallon bowfront.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-18-2012, 04:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 388
Posted By el_capitan
Stocking advice?

So this is my first planted tank (and first fish tank since I was a kid) and I've started stocking it about a week ago. I currently have:

10 Harlequin Rasboras
6 Orange Von Rios
6 Cory Julii
...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-15-2012, 12:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,275
Posted By el_capitan
Yeah I know neon and cardinal tetras, trying to...

Yeah I know neon and cardinal tetras, trying to avoid to many midwater schoolers though. A Betta would be an interesting idea, I've never really even thought about them in a community set up.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-14-2012, 06:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,275
Posted By el_capitan
I have always read that blue rams need a ph of...

I have always read that blue rams need a ph of about 6 or 6.5, but if that is only for breeding purposes then those may be an option since I'm not looking to breed. I may have to just give up on the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-14-2012, 05:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,275
Posted By el_capitan
I would love to get some rams, but my ph is too...

I would love to get some rams, but my ph is too high. I've also grown to love the Cory's and would not want to give them any bully's on the bottom of the tank. Plus I feel like rams would annihilate...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-14-2012, 03:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,275
Posted By el_capitan
Fish ideas?

So I just started putting fish in my 46 gallon bowfront. So far I have 10:

10 Harlequin rasboras
6 Orange Von rios
6 Cory julii

As part of the deal allowing me to keep this in our living...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-19-2012, 07:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 772
Posted By el_capitan
Should I cut off the stems that have leaves with...

Should I cut off the stems that have leaves with brown spots? And do you cut them off right at the base?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-18-2012, 08:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 772
Posted By el_capitan
Damn, I got some input on the low tech forum and...

Damn, I got some input on the low tech forum and the consensus I got seemed to be that I could grow low light plants. Hopefully these bounce back.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-18-2012, 05:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 772
Posted By el_capitan
I have a T8 and was told it has a nice reflector...

I have a T8 and was told it has a nice reflector on it and that it would be enough to grow the low light plants. Is this not correct?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-17-2012, 10:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 772
Posted By el_capitan
Hopefully it's just water adjustment, but the...

Hopefully it's just water adjustment, but the stores I bought them from all had them underwater, and from the pictures from the person I bought them from on S&S those looked to be underwater as well....
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-16-2012, 08:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 772
Posted By el_capitan
Sorry should have gave more info. 46 gal...

Sorry should have gave more info. 46 gal bowfront, just t8 lighting so pretty low light, black diamond substrate. I have the light on for 8 hours a day. Should I increase this to help the plants or...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-16-2012, 06:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 772
Posted By el_capitan
Plants melting on a newbie

So I've had my first tank planted for about a week now, and I've noticed that some of my plants are melting. It seems like every time I look a new leaf of my Val or wisteria is floating around, the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-13-2012, 02:09 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,440
Posted By el_capitan
1. DogFish, Const. site Gravel 2.kyguylal...

1. DogFish, Const. site Gravel
2.kyguylal Echinodorus amazonicus, petco black sand
3. Klaus07 Crypt blassi, spiralis and balansae
4. el_capitan Crypt wendtii, black diamond
5.

Does it matter...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-13-2012, 02:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 322
Posted By el_capitan
Is this a type of algae?

Found some weird white/grey film type stuff covering my driftwood. After looking at the tank more I found there were little tufts on the substrate as well, and a small amount on some of the plants....
Forum: Low Tech Forum 02-13-2012, 12:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 369
Posted By el_capitan
Help! Not sure if algae or not...

So I've had my tank set up for about 5 days now, I'm doing the fishless cycle so my tank has been around 4ppm ammonia for that time. I added some new plants this past weekend and today I woke up to...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-12-2012, 08:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 633
Posted By el_capitan
I got some plants in this weekend so I went ahead...

I got some plants in this weekend so I went ahead and planted a few. Still not finished though, trying to find some moss for the wood. Also, any suggestions for the middle and front left of the tank?...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-08-2012, 06:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 562
Posted By el_capitan
It is a 46 gal tank, I added enough to dose it up...

It is a 46 gal tank, I added enough to dose it up to around 3 ppm.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-08-2012, 06:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 562
Posted By el_capitan
Yeah I'm goin to dose it up to 4ppm tonight when...

Yeah I'm goin to dose it up to 4ppm tonight when I get home and just ride out the cloudiness. Hope it goes away soon.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-08-2012, 04:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 562
Posted By el_capitan
I bought it from Marc's, a discount grocery...

I bought it from Marc's, a discount grocery store. Pretty sure it is pure, it says Clear Ammonia on it. I checked the other two that were scented, and the ingredients were ammonium hydroxinde, dye,...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-08-2012, 04:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 562
Posted By el_capitan
But would a bacterial bloom occur within an hour...

But would a bacterial bloom occur within an hour after adding the ammonia? I thought it took a couple days.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-08-2012, 02:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 562
Posted By el_capitan
Cloudy tank after adding ammonia?

I'm doing the fishless cycle and I added the ammonia last night for the first time. I noticed a little bit after I added the ammonia that my tank was a little cloudy. Has anyone else had this happen...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-06-2012, 06:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 633
Posted By el_capitan
Thanks for the reply! Definitely going to have to...

Thanks for the reply! Definitely going to have to check out the lfs, hopefully they have some of these. If not, off to swap and shop I go!
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