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Forum: Tank Journals Today, 05:25 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 10,103
Posted By MadRiverPat
The mojito joke might just be one of funniest...

The mojito joke might just be one of funniest things I've seen on this site.

I am really liking the length of this tank and the most recent photo really does it justice. Would really love to see...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Today, 12:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 138
Posted By MadRiverPat
I would say that it depends on how long the tank...

I would say that it depends on how long the tank was sitting "without" water in it. If they emptied it before you got there, I think you could probably make it work with the bacteria in the canister....
Forum: Tank Journals 04-20-2015, 04:31 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,390
Posted By MadRiverPat
I'm really liking the way you think. This is the...

I'm really liking the way you think. This is the exact setup I would do with a 12 long, right down to the wood choice on the stand. Looking forward to seeing this project progress.


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Forum: Fish 04-17-2015, 05:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 295
Posted By MadRiverPat
+1 on the congos. I kept a small group in my 40...

+1 on the congos. I kept a small group in my 40 breeder and have also seen some 6 foot tanks with larger schools. Proportionally they are a greater size for the 180.
Forum: Tank Journals 04-17-2015, 04:58 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,701
Posted By MadRiverPat
Wow both those tanks were great to see. ...

Wow both those tanks were great to see.

Keeping a 6 foot planted with discus is on my bucket list.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-16-2015, 05:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 628
Posted By MadRiverPat
Have to agree with the nano suggestions. Keep...

Have to agree with the nano suggestions. Keep something that will be easy to move to and from your house. At my school they make you unplug everything from the outlets during break to "prevent...
Forum: Equipment 04-15-2015, 12:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 250
Posted By MadRiverPat
I'd suggest outflow. I imagine that CO2 could...

I'd suggest outflow. I imagine that CO2 could build up in the filter if you put it on the intake side. Some people think you get better diffusion when putting it on the intake but it worries me.
Forum: Tank Journals 04-14-2015, 06:01 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,701
Posted By MadRiverPat
Really enjoyed your 70 gallon. Looking forward to...

Really enjoyed your 70 gallon. Looking forward to what you end up doing with a tank this size.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-12-2015, 11:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,175
Posted By MadRiverPat
+1 Can't even count the number of times I've...

+1 Can't even count the number of times I've heard that.
Forum: Tank Journals 04-12-2015, 10:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,137
Posted By MadRiverPat
Life has kept me busy these past few months and...

Life has kept me busy these past few months and this tank has seen its ups and downs. Here is a photo of where it stood a few months back when I had finally gotten the CO2/Light/Ferts regimented.
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Forum: Tank Journals 04-12-2015, 09:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 891
Posted By MadRiverPat
Broke this tank down and added everything to the...

Broke this tank down and added everything to the 40 Breeder
Forum: Tank Journals 04-12-2015, 09:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,188
Posted By MadRiverPat
Unfortunately had to break this down because of...

Unfortunately had to break this down because of humidity problems in the room. Moved the plants over to the 40 breeder.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-12-2015, 09:16 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,175
Posted By MadRiverPat
I've found that there is a huge spectrum of...

I've found that there is a huge spectrum of responses. Some people immediately say something when they walk into the room and have a bunch of questions. If they have tanks themselves or grew up with...
Forum: Fish 09-18-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,320
Posted By MadRiverPat
+1 on in increasing the number of congos. I feel...

+1 on in increasing the number of congos. I feel like their true beauty comes out when you have at least 6 of them.


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Forum: Lighting 09-04-2014, 10:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 612
Posted By MadRiverPat
Establishing a carpeting plant can be difficult...

Establishing a carpeting plant can be difficult without CO2 but there are many examples of people managing it on here, especially with the addition of DIY. As for the lights, the par for the finnex...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-04-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 888
Posted By MadRiverPat
First piece has a lot of character but could be...

First piece has a lot of character but could be difficult to incorporate. I really think you could use the second piece alone for a nice stump look, but it depends on what you were thinking for...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-25-2014, 04:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 451
Posted By MadRiverPat
Great looking tanks. Honestly you should be...

Great looking tanks. Honestly you should be giving advice with tanks that look that good. You've definitely got it figured out.
Forum: Aquascaping 07-23-2014, 04:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,071
Posted By MadRiverPat
+1 on the java fern. Needle leaf or trident...

+1 on the java fern. Needle leaf or trident varieties would look great without being too similar to your sword.
Forum: Lighting 07-17-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 309
Posted By MadRiverPat
The aquaticlife fixture puts out a decent amount...

The aquaticlife fixture puts out a decent amount of light. You may run into problems with algae with just one. If you are trying to stay at a low/medium light level you'd be better off hanging the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-11-2014, 02:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 427
Posted By MadRiverPat
I've heard that the liquid is a buffer and helps...

I've heard that the liquid is a buffer and helps maintain the bacteria in the sealed bag. I think its suggested that when starting a new aquarium that you should add the liquid and if adding to an...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-28-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,137
Posted By MadRiverPat
Thanks. Yeah I just didn't think the 2215 was...

Thanks. Yeah I just didn't think the 2215 was sufficient either. I have been considering just using a 2217 given how much flow I've got in the tank now, but I am guessing it will slow down a bit over...
Forum: Fish 06-27-2014, 04:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 899
Posted By MadRiverPat
I know the feeling you are having. Staring at an...

I know the feeling you are having. Staring at an empty 40 breeder makes you feel like the world is your oyster. I don't just do this with fish, but with plants, driftwood, rocks etc. I always buy...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-27-2014, 02:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 286
Posted By MadRiverPat
Breathe in, breathe out :icon_smil I know...

Breathe in, breathe out :icon_smil

I know that things can be frustrating but no need to criticize the forum community for not responding. Plenty of people could have read your thread and not known...
Forum: Equipment 06-26-2014, 04:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 566
Posted By MadRiverPat
I use the V3 regulator and originally didn't have...

I use the V3 regulator and originally didn't have a bubble counter originally. The needle valve is touchy enough that its easy to crank the CO2 without really noticing. It's a useful tool for dialing...
Forum: Fish 06-26-2014, 12:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 899
Posted By MadRiverPat
While I think you could do boesemanis in your...

While I think you could do boesemanis in your tank, due to their large adult size (I've seen some that were easily 4") and active nature I wouldn't suggest adding them to a community tank that is...
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