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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-26-2009, 06:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 530
Posted By jmontee
PRS, There are a couple of things here. ...

PRS,

There are a couple of things here. Does the regulator have a solenoid on it that you plug in for CO2 control? Most of the Milwaukee regulators do. The solenoid is electrical so you want...
Forum: Fish 10-18-2009, 09:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 735
Posted By jmontee
Flagfish and loaches would most likely eat any...

Flagfish and loaches would most likely eat any small to medium size shrimp so I wouldn't recommend that.

I would also leave the danios out. I currently have 20 green neon tetras in my 55g from...
Forum: Fish 10-08-2009, 09:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 407
Posted By jmontee
That is expensive. Also, in my experience with...

That is expensive. Also, in my experience with them, I haven't had good luck. If you want them I would suggest Invertz Factory. They have them at 4.50 and they charge 15.00 for shipping. Both are...
Forum: Fish 10-08-2009, 08:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 348
Posted By jmontee
My GBR's and hopefully soon to be family

Here are a couple of my guys and hopefully their future guys!! Their both still pretty young so I think there is lots more coloring up to come!

The Father:
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Forum: Fish 10-01-2009, 01:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 652
Posted By jmontee
LMAO, hell yeah now that's 305. Too bad he only...

LMAO, hell yeah now that's 305. Too bad he only has fins or I would hook him up with his very own Pimp Cup.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-11-2009, 12:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 536
Posted By jmontee
Thumbs up Every fish that I have gotten in the past 8months...

Every fish that I have gotten in the past 8months has come from them, they are great. They will also do everything they can to make sure that any issues are taken care of quickly. These are the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-06-2009, 03:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 507
Posted By jmontee
IMO you may want to have a bit more of a...

IMO you may want to have a bit more of a graduation from back to front. I would take both of the ferns and move them out a little to either end. Then take the one on the left and bring down closer...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-06-2009, 03:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 362
Posted By jmontee
I think you are running all the lights too long. ...

I think you are running all the lights too long. Most plant tanks are now running lights on for 8 hours in order to avoid algae issues. Obviously we need more info like wattage of your lights and...
Forum: Aquascaping 09-04-2009, 04:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,931
Posted By jmontee
I would still boil it at least for an hour. This...

I would still boil it at least for an hour. This will also help it sink right from the start. Then soak it in dechlorinated water till it cools down and then into the tank.

Don't forget to...
Forum: Aquascaping 09-04-2009, 04:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,931
Posted By jmontee
My advice is to boil it for a couple of hours if...

My advice is to boil it for a couple of hours if you have a big enough pot to put it in. This will kill any nasties that might be on/in it. Then you can soak it in a bucket of clean dechlorinated...
Forum: Aquascaping 09-04-2009, 03:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 992
Posted By jmontee
So it's been a while bu it's getting closer to...

So it's been a while bu it's getting closer to what I had envisioned. What do you guys think?

Full Tank Shot

http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn236/jmontee65198/DSC00193.jpg

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Forum: Fish 09-02-2009, 04:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 741
Posted By jmontee
Blue Rams do tend to make pairs, like many...

Blue Rams do tend to make pairs, like many cichlids, and really hate those that are not to their liking. I am having the same problems right now. I had a male and two females that were breeding...
Forum: Fish 08-25-2009, 08:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,771
Posted By jmontee
Hey this is really interesting. I think you have...

Hey this is really interesting. I think you have a not very common barb that grows in the same areas as yours. Check this out:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puntius_stoliczkanus
Forum: Algae 08-15-2009, 11:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 10,003
Posted By jmontee
mhx, The CO2 calculations seldomly work in...

mhx,

The CO2 calculations seldomly work in the reaL world dut to the fact that in your tank there are other things that can interact and change the pH.

I would suggest getting a dropchecker...
Forum: Algae 08-14-2009, 06:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 10,003
Posted By jmontee
First off you will have to remove the peacock...

First off you will have to remove the peacock fern and the mondo grass. Neither of these are aquatic plants. They are sold at the big pet store chains as aquarium plants but they will die slowly...
Forum: Algae 08-14-2009, 04:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 10,003
Posted By jmontee
Rob, EM will work but the root cause will...

Rob,

EM will work but the root cause will not be fixed. With that amount of light and length of light period you will need to have stable and high CO2 and fert levels. How long have you had...
Forum: Equipment 08-14-2009, 12:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 353
Posted By jmontee
Should work fine but my recommendation would be...

Should work fine but my recommendation would be to get a manifold with seperate bubble counters. This would allow complete control of both tanks. Check out Rex Grigg's site.
...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 08-13-2009, 11:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 921
Posted By jmontee
I would try yellow shrimp or tiger shrimp...

I would try yellow shrimp or tiger shrimp instead. That way you can start a colony and get them to breed for you. The amanos can't breed in fresh water. Otherwise it looks nice. I would recommend a...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-30-2009, 08:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,094
Posted By jmontee
I agree with strick on this one. I wouldn't do...

I agree with strick on this one. I wouldn't do anything without confirming something is wrong. Have checked your ammonia, nitrite, nitrates, phophates and pH lately? Maybe the fish are reacting...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-30-2009, 04:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,094
Posted By jmontee
I would not recommend using these two chemicals...

I would not recommend using these two chemicals unless it is a final option. Melafix and Pimafix are great natural remedies that have worked for many in the past. The good thing about these...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-29-2009, 09:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 248
Posted By jmontee
Going on Vacation

Hello all,

So I need a few suggestions. I will be going on vacation for 2 weeks in July and I need to figure out what I am going to do with my tank so I don't come home to a royal mess.

I am...
Forum: Equipment 06-15-2009, 07:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 416
Posted By jmontee
I change the indicator liquid, 4dkH water, once a...

I change the indicator liquid, 4dkH water, once a month. You may not have to do it that often but that's what I do.
Forum: Lighting 06-15-2009, 07:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 836
Posted By jmontee
I purchased from this store on Ebay. I got a...

I purchased from this store on Ebay. I got a 48inch moon light with 24 bulbs for like $36. Shipping was $15.00 but they are really nice and they gave good service. You can choose from blue lights or...
Forum: Lighting 06-09-2009, 04:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 673
Posted By jmontee
I agree that the 3x54 is going to be enough for...

I agree that the 3x54 is going to be enough for you. I have read that discuss actually prefer a little less light so maybe going with low/med light plants and only using two of the bulbs would be...
Forum: Invertz Factory 05-22-2009, 04:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,183
Posted By jmontee
Now the links for the new gobies are saying that...

Now the links for the new gobies are saying that they cannot find the website.
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