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Forum: Finnex   11-03-2013, 05:28 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 9,028
Posted By TommyBoy
Question Does this fit in a canopy?

Our new 48", 135 gal. DSA tank with a canopy (about 8" outside height) just arrived yesterday. Tank is 48.5L x 24.5D x 27.5H.

And, I've read through Lowe's earlier "what about..." thread here...
Forum: Equipment   10-27-2006, 10:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,878
Posted By TommyBoy
Thanks for the link to the Steve Hampton posting....

Thanks for the link to the Steve Hampton posting. He reiterates the same points summed up above. And yet, I'm glad you gave me the link. I was ref'd to his posts and pics for further reading if I...
Forum: Equipment   10-27-2006, 06:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,878
Posted By TommyBoy
Thank you & my thanks to LS6 Tommy too :icon_smil...

Thank you & my thanks to LS6 Tommy too :icon_smil I appreciate everyone's replies here and in other forums. There seems to be a generally mixed review of the product. Out of the replies, it seems...
Forum: Equipment   10-27-2006, 01:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,878
Posted By TommyBoy
Question Aquarium Products Carboplus CO2 system

Aquarium Products Carbo-Plus Co2 System at Big Al's Online (

I see this product at various...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   09-28-2006, 06:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,406
Posted By TommyBoy
value in list and db +...

I can see value in having a "sticky" list in this forum as well as a flag in the plant db (database).

The list provides ready reference for people interested in pico tanks. It would also be...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   09-28-2006, 06:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,076
Posted By TommyBoy
no problemo, I use trace for larger (37 gal) tank...

no problemo, I use trace for larger (37 gal) tank where I have to keep the GH low, but can be more flexible with the TDS. So to your point, I might see using sometihing like LeafZone (K & FeEDTA)...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   09-28-2006, 09:13 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,935
Posted By TommyBoy
light "stand" & where assembled

Could you tell us more of how you built the light stand? It's such a wonderful addition to the total package. Thanks,

What a great design, inside and out. :proud: And,...

Did you assemble...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   09-28-2006, 07:22 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 474
Posted By TommyBoy
Please Help with Charity Auction Idea: planted bowl

I was asked recently by someone at a neighborhood non-profit: "What do you think you could contribute to our silent auction in October?"

My immediate thought was some low maintenance (filterless...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   09-28-2006, 06:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,076
Posted By TommyBoy
Question Excel -vs- shrimp in pico/nano?

Is Seachem EXCEL ok to use for CO2 in an unfiltered, 1 gallon pico tank with shrimp (Cherries and Tiger)?

How big / much of an issue is overdosing?

How much would I need to dilute the EXCEL...
Forum: Equipment   06-19-2006, 12:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 806
Posted By TommyBoy
Question Opinions on Regulators

Most everyone seem to have the JBJ or the Milwaukee regulator, correct? Some, on the other hand, have DIY assembly. And, everyone seems to have an opinion on one/all of these 3.

Besides the new...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   06-09-2006, 11:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,683
Posted By TommyBoy
my quick "2 cents"... Green neons are better...

my quick "2 cents"...

Green neons are better in a group of 12-35. Gertrude Blue-eyes are better in a gaggle of 5-7, and a tank where they can swim against a current occasionally (at least).

Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   06-03-2006, 03:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,333
Posted By TommyBoy
Question ADA Nano-CO2 Kit for ~6 gal Nano-tank

I am setting up the ADA nano-CO2 Kit thanks to a great sale price. :proud:

This tank (and its occupants :fish1: ) has not had any CO2 injection prior. So my question now is...
What do others...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   04-03-2006, 10:17 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 288
Posted By TommyBoy
Question How do I grow Ammania multiflora submersed?

I'd like to hear from anyone that is/has grown this species. TIA!

I saw some Ammania multiflora for sale online but I'm not finding submersed Planted Tank data/tips on this species (here or in the...
Forum: Plants   03-31-2006, 12:38 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 409
Posted By TommyBoy
Question creeping Hygrophila sp???

Does anyone have any idea what species / hybrid this is?

I was at a local aqua garden / plant store on Sunday, and they had an unlabeled Hygrophila species that looks like (and they claim) creeps...
Forum: Equipment   03-31-2006, 12:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 458
Posted By TommyBoy
Question What meter(s) should I get?

About a year ago I moved into the world of using a meter for pH instead of the other measurment methods. Now, I am considering a TDS/EC meter and maybe even a DO meter.

1) Is there a single...
Forum: Plants   03-25-2006, 11:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 753
Posted By TommyBoy
failed attempt

I was looking for a ground cover for my tank with RedSea substrate. I got some thru Aquabid. I tried "planting" it in/on the RedSea substrate, but it never took.

This tank has done well for...
Forum: Equipment   12-14-2005, 04:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 801
Posted By TommyBoy
Fluval flex-tubing & inline add-ons (e.g. ETH heater)

Specifically, has anyone bought an ETH heater and connected it inline using the Fluval flex-tubing? Do you buy a 1/2" or the 5/8" version?

Or am I looking at replacing the Fluval's OEM plastic...
Forum: Equipment   12-06-2005, 07:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,101
Posted By TommyBoy
additional powerheads/pumps

I've read here previously of people using / modifying the Duetto 50 or 100. I've also read of people creating unwanted / too much sucking pressure on their DIY/Yeast CO2 from using powerheads as...
Forum: Fish   09-25-2005, 04:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 557
Posted By TommyBoy
Danios, CO2, & dying

I've recently come into some Danio chorprae which I added to one of my planted tanks (with DIY-yeast CO2). They seem generally to love my tank, however, about one each (or every other) week has come...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   09-14-2005, 12:16 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,047
Posted By TommyBoy
Tanks with Peat-filtered Water

It seems that I have gotten a lot of "why do you peat-filter?" almost every time I post a question for my planted tank with peat-filtered water. It also seems that a number of the answers/responses...
Forum: Fish   09-13-2005, 11:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,001
Posted By TommyBoy
I've kept them for about a year...

I've been keeping these guys for about a year.
- They go into shock (pH, temp, ferts, etc.) VERY easily so water changes and treatments need to be "by-the-book." I start with RO and "work up" my...
Forum: Lighting   08-18-2005, 12:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 886
Posted By TommyBoy

Excellent! I'm wondering how you found that out, but way cool that you did. Thanks!!!

Forum: Lighting   08-18-2005, 12:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 886
Posted By TommyBoy
Shalu... Thanks for the reply. Here's some...

Shalu... Thanks for the reply. Here's some follow up things in it:

Actually, I got that from an old KRIB discussion as well as some tips found on another forum's/Website's library and from a...
Forum: Lighting   08-17-2005, 08:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 886
Posted By TommyBoy
AH Supply DIY Lighting Questions

I've left voicemail and email and yet have gotten no response from AH Supply, so here are my questions to this group in hopes that someone can answer them.

I am looking for the following...
Forum: Plants   08-16-2005, 09:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 870
Posted By TommyBoy
I've grown hairgrass before too. I did it...

I've grown hairgrass before too. I did it without additional ferts. But I've never grown glosso nor both hairglass with glosso. And when I grew hairgrass, it did not grow explosively like this did...
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