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Forum: Fish   12-14-2015, 07:50 AM
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Posted By Smitty06
I would get at least a 10 gallon and throw the...

I would get at least a 10 gallon and throw the cardinal tetras and otos in there. If you can get a bigger tank then a 20 gallon long would be better so you can get more tetras and otos since they...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   05-24-2015, 04:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,717
Posted By Smitty06
If you want a faster carpet you can carpet it...

If you want a faster carpet you can carpet it with DSM then fill.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   05-13-2015, 05:02 AM
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Views: 323
Posted By Smitty06
The usual moss, java ferns, and anubias will...

The usual moss, java ferns, and anubias will always do well.
Forum: Low Tech Forum   05-09-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 776
Posted By Smitty06
Yeah, out of those, I believe finnex has the...

Yeah, out of those, I believe finnex has the better spectrum, for the price. I was wondering if the legs that hold up the Finnex Stingray were the same as the Fugeray and Planted+, where they can...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   05-09-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 326
Posted By Smitty06
If they are in there, you can just crush one...

If they are in there, you can just crush one every now and then and the shrimps will happily devour it... unless their population gets overwhelming, I don't see a reason to go through the trouble of...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   05-09-2015, 06:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 778
Posted By Smitty06
Instead of amanos, I would recommend red cherry...

Instead of amanos, I would recommend red cherry shrimp since they are more interesting imo and pretty much as hardy. Have you been adding ammonia to the tank? The tank probably wont be cycled yet,...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   05-09-2015, 06:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,462
Posted By Smitty06
When you are starting, since you will be going...

When you are starting, since you will be going low tech, don't try to rush anything. Tanks go through algae stages, which often solve themselves as the tank matures, such as bga, diatoms, and a few...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   05-09-2015, 05:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 776
Posted By Smitty06
Oh thanks, looks great, are the legs on it...

Oh thanks, looks great, are the legs on it similar to the Fugeray and Planted+ where they extend on each side by about 2 inches(max)?
Forum: Aquascaping   05-09-2015, 05:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 757
Posted By Smitty06
What kind of flora are you going to add other...

What kind of flora are you going to add other than moss? I'm personally leaning towards #5,6, or 8 but it would depend on what flora you want to add along with the moss.
Forum: Low Tech Forum   05-09-2015, 04:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 776
Posted By Smitty06
Thanks Izzy. I like the look of the Finnex so I'm...

Thanks Izzy. I like the look of the Finnex so I'm probably going to go with that. Also, would it be possible for anyone to link tanks mostly made up of moss? For some reason I'm having a hard time...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   05-07-2015, 06:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 776
Posted By Smitty06
Help with Low Light Tank Plans

What would a good low light Led be, that is slim and sleek? Its for a ten gallon that is 18 inches wide. One more thing, Has anyone had success with Hydrocotyle sp. Japan in low tech? I dont need it...
Forum: Plants   05-07-2015, 06:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,267
Posted By Smitty06
It looks like a mixture of pond snails and...

It looks like a mixture of pond snails and ramshorn snails. I sometimes have issues with pond snails eating plants (but i have never had them eat anubias), but only when I feed too much and cause a...
Forum: Plants   05-07-2015, 06:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 421
Posted By Smitty06
You can typically tell what kind of moss it is by...

You can typically tell what kind of moss it is by it's leaf shape and/or its growth pattern. If you randomly got it, I would place my bet on Java moss... and no the moss will be beneficial for your...
Forum: Plants   05-07-2015, 06:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 898
Posted By Smitty06
Have you looked into mini pelia? It creeps fairly...

Have you looked into mini pelia? It creeps fairly well, but it does tend to bush/bunch up in places it likes or towards the ends. I'm not sure if mini pelia will do well in a higher temperature tank...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-07-2015, 05:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 376
Posted By Smitty06
ehh it usually sneaks into tanks with other...

ehh it usually sneaks into tanks with other plants... and then gets tangled in anything and everything. It grows pretty fast even in low tech tanks so its good for nutrient control if you keep it...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   03-22-2015, 04:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 562
Posted By Smitty06
From what I have read on here, they like minimal...

From what I have read on here, they like minimal surface tension, so a sponge filter is greatly appreciated by them, while they tend to hide using a hob/the like. There were quite a few journals on...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   03-22-2015, 04:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,046
Posted By Smitty06
Love the scape :). Just as a personal note, I...

Love the scape :). Just as a personal note, I would move all the blyxa to the back the left because the right side seems to be a bit on the cluttered side. The scape reminds me of Frank's who used to...
Forum: Lighting   12-15-2014, 01:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 280
Posted By Smitty06
Thanks for the fast recommendations, I think i...

Thanks for the fast recommendations, I think i will end up geting the finnex fugeray :P
Forum: Lighting   12-14-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 280
Posted By Smitty06
Smile Medium Light LED for Regular 10g tank

Hi guys, due to finals right now, I cannot search deep into the forums and cross check everything like i usually do, but can some of you guys give me a decent (less then $100, preferably less than...
Forum: Substrate   08-24-2014, 01:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 365
Posted By Smitty06
In my experience, very fine sand will compact...

In my experience, very fine sand will compact relativly quickly, so I would recommend going with a sand with a grain size closer to play sand. In tanks that have high light, very white sand tends to...
Forum: Substrate   08-24-2014, 01:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 653
Posted By Smitty06
From your description, it sounds like you weren't...

From your description, it sounds like you weren't careful enough putting water in the tank and disrupting the Amazonia too much. So do a large water change and carefully add water to the tank like...
Forum: Current-USA and Ecoxotic   07-11-2013, 06:46 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 35,782
Posted By Smitty06
Just out of question for smaller shallower tanks,...

Just out of question for smaller shallower tanks, what is the par value for 6"? What size light are you guys testing for the par data you are currently putting out?
Also, the ground cover you are...
Forum: Fish   05-12-2013, 04:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 550
Posted By Smitty06
I would make that a species only tank, the vast...

I would make that a species only tank, the vast majority of puffers are aggressive and very territorial, but since they have such different personalities you could just try some wild neos, and maybe...
Forum: Fish   05-04-2013, 08:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 543
Posted By Smitty06
There is no need for stresscoat conditioner, I...

There is no need for stresscoat conditioner, I would reccommend prime as your primary dechlorinator, it is very concentrated, it lasts a long time, and it nuetralizes ammonia.
Forum: Plants   04-28-2013, 11:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 594
Posted By Smitty06
In general with stem plants you should dose...

In general with stem plants you should dose liquid ferts bacause they feed from the water column.
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