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Forum: Equipment   08-18-2012, 02:21 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By battered
The Fish Mate F14 Feeder works well in that you...

The Fish Mate F14 Feeder works well in that you can set out exactly how much you want to feed each day, and is generally cheaper than the Eheim auto feeder. You do have to portion out the food, but I...
Forum: Tank Journals   08-18-2012, 01:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,444
Posted By battered
Amazing, I love how simple but detailed it looks!...

Amazing, I love how simple but detailed it looks! I'm trying to go for that sort of substrateless-plants/center driftwood look as well; I could only hope to create something half as awesome as yours....
Forum: Plants   08-16-2012, 06:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 476
Posted By battered
Yes, the "tree" effect is what I'm talking about!...

Yes, the "tree" effect is what I'm talking about! I just feel like the rhizomes seem to grow so slowly for me that if I cut them in half, I'll just end up with pieces that look unbalanced (too much...
Forum: Plants   08-16-2012, 05:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 476
Posted By battered
What to do with anubias?

I've got this anubias nana that has ~15 leaves on a relatively small rhizome (2-3 inches maybe?). New leaves grow out every once and a while, but I was just wondering if there was anything I should...
Forum: Fish   08-11-2012, 05:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 975
Posted By battered
and "final", "angels", and "ecstatic" :D I...

and "final", "angels", and "ecstatic" :D

I think it should depend on what you like more. Personally, I've always been a fan of angels.
Forum: Plants   08-07-2012, 05:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 682
Posted By battered
Bump! Thoughts?

Bump! Thoughts?
Forum: Lighting   08-06-2012, 12:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 465
Posted By battered
Dwarf water lettuce is almost completely covering...

Dwarf water lettuce is almost completely covering the surface and there still are some problems. There's a good chance it's because the tank is sitting by a window...closing the curtains for a few...
Forum: Lighting   08-05-2012, 11:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 465
Posted By battered
Thanks! That's a good idea - is there any way to...

Thanks! That's a good idea - is there any way to attach window screen without making it aesthetically hideous?
Forum: Lighting   08-05-2012, 10:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 465
Posted By battered
"Baffling" a Fluval 13w light on a Spec?

I've been using the Fluval 13w light as a replacement for the LED stock lights of my Fluval Spec. I don't have any algae problems without using CO2, but that's only because I have a nerite snail that...
Forum: Plants   08-04-2012, 07:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 682
Posted By battered
Gotcha. Also, can they be grown on...

Gotcha. Also, can they be grown on driftwood/substrateless?
Forum: Plants   08-04-2012, 01:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 682
Posted By battered
Do banana plant adapt?

Will banana plants adapt/learn to grow differently in different environments? Will lily pads grow smaller if there is limited space to grow, or does the size of the tank not matter? I'm curious to...
Forum: Substrate   08-02-2012, 06:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,353
Posted By battered
Hmm...I can see layers of what looks like shrimp...

Hmm...I can see layers of what looks like shrimp poo mixed with the lower levels of the substrate through the glass.
Forum: Substrate   08-01-2012, 06:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,353
Posted By battered
I use sand as a dirt cap in another tank, and I...

I use sand as a dirt cap in another tank, and I thought about it using just sand for this tank...I like the look of Fluval Stratum better although I hate how dirty it gets....still don't know.
Forum: Substrate   08-01-2012, 05:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,353
Posted By battered
Also, anyone try to do a planted tank with no...

Also, anyone try to do a planted tank with no substrate?
Forum: Substrate   07-31-2012, 08:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,353
Posted By battered
Fluval Stratum or bare bottom?

I'm looking to redo my Fluval Spec, and I can't decide what substrate to use. I've never had a bare bottom tank, but the cleanliness is appealing. I love the look of Fluval Stratum, but it's...
Forum: Plants   07-31-2012, 08:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 679
Posted By battered
All you need to do is give sag a good substrate...

All you need to do is give sag a good substrate and it'll take off. I've never had problems with it growing slow in low/medium light conditions. Val shouldn't have too many problems growing in low...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   07-29-2012, 04:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 633
Posted By battered
Moving tank around the house

Quick question - I'm planning on moving a 10 gallon tank from 1 floor of the house to another. I'm going to drain most of the water out of the tank and net out most of the fish as well. I have a few...
Forum: Plants   07-28-2012, 11:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 500
Posted By battered
I was in a similar situation a while ago - I had...

I was in a similar situation a while ago - I had to cut some roots off because not doing so would have made a ridiculous mess. Some dirt did come out of the cap, but after a few water changes,...
Forum: Fish   07-28-2012, 03:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,648
Posted By battered
These are great - keep them coming!

These are great - keep them coming!
Forum: Fish   07-28-2012, 03:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,648
Posted By battered
Unusual aquatic pets?

While I'm not getting one anytime soon, I was wondering what kinds of unusual aquatic pets are out there that can be kept alone in a tank <55g. Reason being, I like the concept of having an aquatic...
Forum: Fish   07-27-2012, 05:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 629
Posted By battered
LOL. Woops

LOL. Woops
Forum: Fish   07-27-2012, 05:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 629
Posted By battered
I think you forgot to mention what type of fish...

I think you forgot to mention what type of fish Rafael is...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   07-27-2012, 01:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 228
Posted By battered
That's exactly what I was curious about. Thanks!

That's exactly what I was curious about. Thanks!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   07-27-2012, 01:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 228
Posted By battered
Is this normal?

As an experiment, I wanted to see how long my 10g could go without a water change. Usually I do a weekly water change, but it's been three weeks since I've done one. I tested the water and have...
Forum: Substrate   07-25-2012, 06:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 331
Posted By battered
small sized gravel?

There's this small sized gravel I see in some tanks that I really like and would love to get my hands on. The problem is I don't know what type of substrate it is. Maybe it's a coarse sand? I've seen...
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