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Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   11-19-2011, 01:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 676
Posted By ravenmyth
I also agree with frrok--I use Malasian Trumpet...

I also agree with frrok--I use Malasian Trumpet snails for "aeration"
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   11-19-2011, 01:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 676
Posted By ravenmyth
Miracle Gro Organic

I am not sure what requirements you have for your "dirt bowl" but I now have 3 aquariums up running (duration 2-5years) where I used Miracle Gro Organic Potting soil for planted tanks. When put in...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   09-16-2011, 06:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,619
Posted By ravenmyth
Biocube similar to my Aquapod

One of my tanks is a 24 gal Aquapod that is very similar to your Biocube and you will find it is a great aquarium for planted FW tank.

Wth respect to some of your queries:

I use a 32 W regular...
Forum: Plants   12-15-2010, 04:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 573
Posted By ravenmyth
I have liked Val. spiralis for background then...

I have liked Val. spiralis for background then Crypt wenditii, crypt Florida Sunset, and java fern for mid-ground. That makes for several different colors as well as height differences.:cool:
Forum: Fish   10-03-2010, 04:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 441
Posted By ravenmyth
If you really have a problem with the algae and...

If you really have a problem with the algae and want to try the flag fish you might consider a female as they are reportedly less aggressive. Alternatively you could consider Siamese Algae Eater...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   03-06-2010, 04:48 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,621
Posted By ravenmyth
Bioload too large

I agree that the total bioload which includes both the fish and shrimp is too great for that small tank.

The tank is very cool and I like the innovative way you have set up with other unique...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   03-06-2010, 04:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,498
Posted By ravenmyth
Tall tank plants

I agree with the thoughts about Vallesneria spiralis. It would work well for back and sides.

The deeper water would be more problamatic and you might want to consider plants requiring lower light...
Forum: Lighting   02-20-2010, 03:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,329
Posted By ravenmyth
Split Light Timers

I, too, use split light timing for mornings then back on again in the evening. That way I can enjoy the tanks when I'm home. I haven't had any problems and I use the rotary type analog timers as well.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-20-2010, 03:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,394
Posted By ravenmyth
Low Tech option

I have to agree with a prior comment that you might go with a low tech relatively low light Walstad type tank. I have Miracle Grow Organic potting soil topped with black fluorite sand with Crypts,...
Forum: Fish   01-20-2010, 05:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 534
Posted By ravenmyth
Stocking Aquarium with Fish

I'd like to start with a cautionary note:

1. You list a number of fish that do better in schools so if you try to put all of them in the tank you will overstock (schools usually require 4-8 fish)....
Forum: Low Tech Forum   01-20-2010, 04:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,887
Posted By ravenmyth
This looks like a very good planted tank at this...

This looks like a very good planted tank at this time. Since you are doing so well with the plants you have in there with one exception (the Amazon swords) you may want to consider another option.
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Forum: Algae   01-20-2010, 04:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,153
Posted By ravenmyth
Algae Problem/?solution Options

This has several different solutions dependent in part on what is your eventual goal.

Lets start simple to start. If you want to try simpler solutions first and not do too much work you could:
...
Forum: Aquascaping   01-17-2010, 06:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,669
Posted By ravenmyth
Aquascape options

I think the red is great but you could use some more dark contrasts. You could consider crypt wendti brown or bronze. Alternatively a dark natural substance wood or rock might be an option.

You...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   12-29-2009, 08:43 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 11,326
Posted By ravenmyth
Looks like you are making great progress. I...

Looks like you are making great progress.

I think there is a chance your ghost shrimp will last just fine with your Betta and tank set up. I have 2 in a planted tank with a male Betta and they...
Forum: Fish   12-29-2009, 08:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,946
Posted By ravenmyth
Yes some Bettas don't seem to like current. My...

Yes some Bettas don't seem to like current. My Crowntail seems to love swimming in it. I have an Eclipse 3 gal which has a pretty good current.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   12-27-2009, 06:04 AM
Replies: 35
  Poll: 3.92 gallon nano
Views: 3,050
Posted By ravenmyth
Ooops forgot about the poll. Cherry shrimp...

Ooops forgot about the poll.

Cherry shrimp would be beautiful
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   12-27-2009, 06:02 AM
Replies: 35
  Poll: 3.92 gallon nano
Views: 3,050
Posted By ravenmyth
I admit to prefering the low tech nanotank, too. ...

I admit to prefering the low tech nanotank, too.

That being said you set up a gorgeous landscape:icon_lol:. You will have to watch out for algae with the lighting you have.

I also think...
Forum: Substrate   12-27-2009, 05:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,836
Posted By ravenmyth
Wink Potting Soil as Substrate

Actually you're a little misinformed. The organic potting soil doesn't come with the bad fertilizer granules etc. The one I use is one of the ones Diana Walsted has used as well.
Forum: Fish   12-25-2009, 01:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,946
Posted By ravenmyth
Guppies or ??

I think you would enjoy adding some other fish to your tank.

There are lots of possibilities including the ones already mentioned. I would suggest you be a bit careful not to overstock the tank....
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   12-25-2009, 01:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 845
Posted By ravenmyth
Ramshorn snails

I have to say I enjoy my snails as part of the ecosphere in my planted tanks. The ramshorns do not seem to feed on healthy plants but if a leaf is diseased they will feed on it.

I agree with the...
Forum: Substrate   12-15-2009, 11:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,836
Posted By ravenmyth
Shrimp Tank Substrate

I have had good luck with Miracle Gro Organic potting soil for a tank with ghost (glass) shrimp. I have a layer of Black Fluorite coarse sand over the potting soil. It is a planted 3 gal with crypts....
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   10-27-2009, 04:19 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 20,044
Posted By ravenmyth
Agree, very exciting long term story. You should...

Agree, very exciting long term story. You should be proud of your success.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   10-27-2009, 04:11 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 179,368
Posted By ravenmyth
Black Phantom Tetras in Nano

I would be against trying 2 males. I agree with your concern about territorial issues. Thats why I did 2 females once and a male/female pair the other time. I would note my females have always more...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   10-12-2009, 10:02 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 179,368
Posted By ravenmyth
Wink I thought i should clarify a bit as I realized...

I thought i should clarify a bit as I realized more info would be better as I was just reviewing your list of fish for the nano tank. I have read and have experience of keeping a pair of Black...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   09-25-2009, 11:55 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 179,368
Posted By ravenmyth
I had a pair in a 5 gal

I had a pair in a 5 gal
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