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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-02-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 207
Posted By rhody9
55 g eheim 2217 50 aquaclear powerhead ...

55 g

eheim 2217
50 aquaclear powerhead
CO2
dry ferts KNO3 K2PO4 K2SO4 Plantex Seachem iron

Colombian tetras
tiger barbs
cories (peppered, bronze, juli, skunk)
Forum: Fish 10-02-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,862
Posted By rhody9
I had a great pictus for 2 years in my 55 gal....

I had a great pictus for 2 years in my 55 gal. Hardy fish and hungry fish. He would zoom around alot on the bottom bulldozing any cory that strayed in his path and gulping down catfish pellets. When...
Forum: Fish 09-04-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 785
Posted By rhody9
+1 tetras and cories I've got Colombian Red...

+1 tetras and cories

I've got Colombian Red fin tetras and Black neons both shoal up with each other and are real hardy fish.

Cories are just fun. My favorites are Skunk, Juli and Peppered.
...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-03-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 175
Posted By rhody9
I ran my new filter in the established tank in...

I ran my new filter in the established tank in addition to the established filter for a month then switched the new filter to the new tank. I had no problems in either tank. I did add fish to the new...
Forum: Fish 05-08-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 272
Posted By rhody9
I used to ave a pictus cat who got to about 6...

I used to ave a pictus cat who got to about 6 inches, he ate all my neons within a week of being added to the tank. A few months down the road I added some otos and he enjoyed them immensely. I...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-08-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 288
Posted By rhody9
You should check out the ISTA max mix inline...

You should check out the ISTA max mix inline reactor, cheap and easy to use. I started with an inline diffuser but got frustrated with how quickly it gunked up so I switched to the reactor. As...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-05-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 406
Posted By rhody9
Lol I've heard of people going for the ecosystem...

Lol I've heard of people going for the ecosystem approach but this is out of hand!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-05-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 253
Posted By rhody9
A little old but a classic none the less: ...

A little old but a classic none the less:

Hynes, H.B.N., The Ecology of Running Waters, University of Toronto Press, 1970

More of a text book but very comprehensive. Used it in grad school many...
Forum: Fish 05-01-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 406
Posted By rhody9
I would get more Harlequin Rasboras. IMO one big...

I would get more Harlequin Rasboras. IMO one big school gives a more unified look to a tank vs two medium schools.
Forum: Fish 04-30-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 912
Posted By rhody9
I had a golden CAE for a while. Cool fish, but he...

I had a golden CAE for a while. Cool fish, but he was a problem. I had him in my 55 gal and he harassed my cories and bullied my pictus catfish. I finally had to move him to a 29 gal that didn't ...
Forum: Substrate 04-17-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,578
Posted By rhody9
Resurrecting this thread to say the ice cube...

Resurrecting this thread to say the ice cube method works! I have an established 29 gallon planted tank with inert gravel that I wanted to add some plant friendly substrate to. I froze two trays of...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-24-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,415
Posted By rhody9
I made a DIY vinyl hose which runs from our...

I made a DIY vinyl hose which runs from our upstairs kitchen sink to the basement for filling the tanks up. To get the length I needed I attached two shorter hoses together with a fitting. Second...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-20-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 713
Posted By rhody9
Darkblade made a great FAQ thread: ...

Darkblade made a great FAQ thread:


<http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=107312>

Good place to start
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-19-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 713
Posted By rhody9
I have a 55 gal with java fern (swords, stems,...

I have a 55 gal with java fern (swords, stems, anubias as well) and followed a similar path bought a nice dual t5 ho fixture and was using excel daily and flourish twice per week with not very...
Forum: Fish 03-17-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 139
Posted By rhody9
My guess would be a Ticto Barb Puntius ticto or...

My guess would be a Ticto Barb Puntius ticto or some relative, just a guess though.
Forum: Equipment 02-18-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 923
Posted By rhody9
I was coming to ask a similar question, hope it's...

I was coming to ask a similar question, hope it's cool to jump in. I have a 29 gal with an eheim 2215. Currently, has a light fish load, I was going to add a few more fish and was thinking of adding...
Forum: Fish 02-07-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,421
Posted By rhody9
+1 More neon's (bump school up to at least 20)...

+1 More neon's (bump school up to at least 20) and a cory school

Not sure if the aquaclear 70 is a HOB or a powerhead, I have a similar set up, running an ehiem 2217 and an aquaclear 50 in a 55...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-13-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,191
Posted By rhody9
I don't know why but I saw this thread and...

I don't know why but I saw this thread and thought of the Star Trek TNG episode with all the parallel Enterprises...
Forum: Fish 01-10-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 214
Posted By rhody9
Yeah I figure my time is ticking with the cae....

Yeah I figure my time is ticking with the cae. I've had him for two years now and he's 3 inches long. I will try some ramshorns or nerites first I think. Thanks all
Forum: Fish 01-10-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 214
Posted By rhody9
Otos with a cae?

Hello,

I have a planted 29 gal with a school of black neons and a cae. So far I have had no issues with the cae bullying the neons but that being said he was moved from my 55 b/c he was not very...
Forum: Equipment 01-07-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 449
Posted By rhody9
I found this link on TPT: ...

I found this link on TPT:

http://www.coleparmer.com/TechLibraryArticle/700

Silicone is orders of magnitude more permeable than other tube material and will become stiff and may crack more...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-06-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 416
Posted By rhody9
I run one 10000K and one 6700k over my 55, both...

I run one 10000K and one 6700k over my 55, both t5 HO. Atinic (blue) bulbs don't do much for plants. I raised mine to ~ 8 inches over the tank and that has helped with algae. Lots of CO2 options but...
Forum: Plants 01-06-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 476
Posted By rhody9
Water Sprite and Brazilian penny-wort have done...

Water Sprite and Brazilian penny-wort have done well in my low tech set up. Dwarf water lettuce doesn't do as well (turns yellow and is pale) but explodes under high light.
Forum: Fish 11-20-2013, 06:00 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,532
Posted By rhody9
+1 on the Columbian Tetra, I have a school of 20...

+1 on the Columbian Tetra, I have a school of 20 in my 55 gal and they are really fun to watch, they shoal up nicely and are crazy at feeding time, definite splash zone! They have nice deep bodies,...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-13-2013, 01:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,976
Posted By rhody9
I am no expert but I bought one of those bulbs at...

I am no expert but I bought one of those bulbs at a walmart for $2 called "aquarium plant" and it grew into a red dwarf lily as best as I can tell. No flowers yet, it took a while to stop throwing up...
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