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Forum: Equipment   01-11-2014, 05:04 PM
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Posted By dubs83
Look into Beananimal type of overflow. It works...

Look into Beananimal type of overflow. It works great in the reef community and I believe Tom Barr has used it with great success in a planted tank. Dead silent, too.
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Forum: Tank Journals   07-27-2013, 10:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,450
Posted By dubs83
They're great. I had the same three hanging over...

They're great. I had the same three hanging over my 20L (About 3 feet from the bottom and had a glosso carpet taking over the tank within 3 - 4 weeks.
Forum: Tank Journals   07-27-2013, 07:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,450
Posted By dubs83
Thanks, Phil. I've been watching your 300g...

Thanks, Phil. I've been watching your 300g thread and I'm really looking forward to seeing it come together!
Forum: Tank Journals   07-27-2013, 05:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,450
Posted By dubs83
Thanks, Joshua! It's been running for three...

Thanks, Joshua! It's been running for three weeks now. Cycled relatively quickly with established filter media, substrate and plants.



Way ahead of ya! Just came in yesterday.



Here ya...
Forum: Tank Journals   07-27-2013, 12:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,450
Posted By dubs83
Another 40B Journal (pic heavy)

Well, I've purchased a used 40 breeder and had it sitting for a while before I decided to finally do something with it. This is my second planted tank and I will be reusing some of the equipment and...
Forum: Tank Journals   03-21-2013, 10:08 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,710
Posted By dubs83
Thanks! I was going to donate them to the...

Thanks!

I was going to donate them to the LFS but he insisted he give me some type of credit. So, he actually traded the kribs for the plants. Thanks for clearing that up, btw. They seem to...
Forum: Tank Journals   03-21-2013, 02:01 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,710
Posted By dubs83
Forum: Tank Journals   03-20-2013, 10:23 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,710
Posted By dubs83
Forgot about this guy, pick up a pair of these! ...

Forgot about this guy, pick up a pair of these! The female is a bit shy and so I have yet to catch a good picture of her but here's the male!...
Forum: Tank Journals   03-20-2013, 10:15 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,710
Posted By dubs83
Well, it's been some time and the tank was...

Well, it's been some time and the tank was absolutely taken over with glosso and various stem plants. I decided it wasn't the direction I wanted to go in and tried again. Here's the before
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Forum: Tank Journals   02-14-2013, 12:52 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,710
Posted By dubs83
Thanks! I found it wandering around a LFS here...

Thanks! I found it wandering around a LFS here in Jersey. It's been working well but I'm tempted to fish around (no pun intended) for some better wood.



Those are crypt wendtii bronze. ...
Forum: Tank Journals   02-01-2013, 02:41 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,710
Posted By dubs83
Thank, Conrad Thanks! One thing I...

Thank, Conrad



Thanks! One thing I learned is to take your time and do it right the first time. There were a few things I rushed through and had to go back and fix/change. Keep us updated on...
Forum: Fish   02-01-2013, 02:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 532
Posted By dubs83
Haha! that's exactly what this is. One of them...

Haha! that's exactly what this is. One of them is noticeably smaller then the others and so I want to make sure they're all getting their fair share, that's all. Thanks for the advice!
Forum: Tank Journals   01-31-2013, 05:20 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,710
Posted By dubs83
Yea, I had no idea it would color up this well. ...

Yea, I had no idea it would color up this well. It was, literally, the size of my thumb when I picked it up! Very happy with it considering that I didn't think anything would grow under these...
Forum: Tank Journals   01-31-2013, 05:15 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,710
Posted By dubs83
Another pic of the Hygro Kompakt. I love this...

Another pic of the Hygro Kompakt. I love this plant!

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8508/8433534370_a2103e9882_b_d.jpg
Forum: Fish   01-31-2013, 05:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 532
Posted By dubs83
How are you guys feeding with lots of surface movement?

Just purchased 3 blue rams and they all seem very happy and lively but I'm having trouble getting them to eat. The day after introducing them, I fed them sinking cichlid pellets and they nibbled a...
Forum: Tank Journals   01-26-2013, 05:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,367
Posted By dubs83
I loving all this 20L action! Nice job!

I loving all this 20L action! Nice job!
Forum: Tank Journals   01-26-2013, 05:38 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,710
Posted By dubs83
Well, it's been quite a while since I updated...

Well, it's been quite a while since I updated this and so here it goes. The tank is doing great! It's a few months old now and has gone through some obvious changes. The hygro compakt has really...
Forum: Tank Journals   01-24-2013, 02:33 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,127
Posted By dubs83
Looks great!

Looks great!
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   12-10-2012, 04:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 380
Posted By dubs83
I, too, have been looking to do something like...

I, too, have been looking to do something like this!
Forum: Tank Journals   12-06-2012, 02:43 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,710
Posted By dubs83
I'm not too worried about it now. I ended up...

I'm not too worried about it now. I ended up reinforcing it with 2x4s Still trying to figure out what I'm going to do about a door, though.
Forum: Tank Journals   12-06-2012, 12:32 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,710
Posted By dubs83
Just figured a quick update. Lots of pearling! ...

Just figured a quick update. Lots of pearling! Love it!
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Forum: Tank Journals   12-02-2012, 11:38 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,710
Posted By dubs83
Ever finish something and 2 weeks later you...

Ever finish something and 2 weeks later you figure out a better, SMARTER, way it could have been done? That's my current issue. My plumbing wasn't done in the smartest way and so tomorrow I will be...
Forum: Tank Journals   11-28-2012, 10:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,923
Posted By dubs83
Looks great!

Looks great!
Forum: Tank Journals   11-28-2012, 10:23 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,710
Posted By dubs83
Haha! yea, i just trimmed. Realized halfway...

Haha! yea, i just trimmed. Realized halfway through I don't have a net to clean up some of the clippings!
Forum: Tank Journals   11-28-2012, 08:10 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,710
Posted By dubs83
Few more ...

Few more

http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j357/dubs1983/Tank%20build/IMG_5356.jpg
http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j357/dubs1983/Tank%20build/IMG_5340.jpg...
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