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Forum: Lighting 02-16-2006, 04:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 784
Posted By The Snowdog
I have two of the Coralife T-5 fixtures over my...

I have two of the Coralife T-5 fixtures over my 20H. If you can get enough coverage from the single fixture, it is plenty of light for a low tech setup. I only overlap the two fixtures by about 2-3...
Forum: Lighting 01-08-2006, 12:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 891
Posted By The Snowdog
I have the Coralife T5's. I use 2 of the strips...

I have the Coralife T5's. I use 2 of the strips over my 20H and I am completely satisfied with the amount of light they produce. I run one fixture for about 10 hours and add in the other for about 3...
Forum: Lighting 12-16-2005, 02:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,018
Posted By The Snowdog
I have that fixture. If by retrofit you mean tear...

I have that fixture. If by retrofit you mean tear the fixtures apart and use the ballast and bulbs in a newly created fixture, you can probably do that. There is no way you could use the existing...
Forum: Lighting 12-16-2005, 02:04 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,397
Posted By The Snowdog
I have 2x28W over my 20G tank using these...

I have 2x28W over my 20G tank using these fixtures and it is more light than I can use while dosing just Excel.

Note that these just aren't in the same class as the fancy high-end T5 lights....
Forum: Fish 11-12-2005, 01:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,012
Posted By The Snowdog
Here is a really great article on treating Ich:...

Here is a really great article on treating Ich: http://www.cichlid-forum.com/articles/ich.php.

Are you positive it is Ich? If you are, it is time to get uber serious. Add the salt, crank up the...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-08-2005, 04:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,171
Posted By The Snowdog
You gotta cover those blinds up! Or maybe take...

You gotta cover those blinds up! Or maybe take pictures at night when the sun isn't peaking through.

I love the Bolivian Rams. This thread needs more Ram pictures. :)
Forum: Lighting 11-05-2005, 11:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 925
Posted By The Snowdog
That would be a lot of light! I have 4x14w (NO...

That would be a lot of light! I have 4x14w (NO T5) over my 20H, and I keep reducing the already staggered photoperiod to slow down the algae. However, I do use only Excel for carbon, but the stem...
Forum: Fish 11-01-2005, 02:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,206
Posted By The Snowdog
Cichlid Forum

http://www.cichlid-forum.com the best place to go, IMO. A forum search on "Gymnogeophagus meridionalis" yielded 100+ threads.

It sounds like a somewhat challenging fish to keep properly, good luck!
Forum: Plants 10-25-2005, 12:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 649
Posted By The Snowdog
I am in a simliar circumstance as you are with...

I am in a simliar circumstance as you are with many of the same plants. So far my macranda is doing so-so. The new growth looks healthy, but most of the old leaves have not recovered from shipping.
...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-20-2005, 04:05 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,292
Posted By The Snowdog
Do swordtails, or all livebearers I guess, eat...

Do swordtails, or all livebearers I guess, eat surface scum?
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-20-2005, 03:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 373
Posted By The Snowdog
I bought one of these...

I bought one of these (http://www.bigalsonline.com/catalog/product.xml?product_id=24711) and I am cutting it into ~1.5"x1.5"x3" blocks.

That should yield about 30 prefilter pieces: a 1-2 year...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-13-2005, 02:53 AM
Replies: 296
Views: 28,110
Posted By The Snowdog
I am a bit of a novice, but I have poured over...

I am a bit of a novice, but I have poured over hundreds of photos over the last months and those last two pictures are probably the most beautiful and inspiring tank pictures I have seen.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-12-2005, 12:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 886
Posted By The Snowdog
I would say they are designed to evoke something...

I would say they are designed to evoke something natural, but none of them look natural in terms of real aquatic life. Sure, an amano tank might look like the rolling hills of Scotland, but that...
Forum: Substrate 10-08-2005, 05:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 775
Posted By The Snowdog
My peat had soaked for over 36 hours, and a large...

My peat had soaked for over 36 hours, and a large portion of it was still floating!
Forum: Substrate 10-07-2005, 11:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 775
Posted By The Snowdog
Tip for Prospective Peat Users

After you have your layer of peat on the bottom of the tank, don't add any water until that peat is completely covered by substrate. Even a cup of water and mulm is bad news.

What got me was the...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 09-08-2005, 04:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 715
Posted By The Snowdog
From AP's Website: "Does Stress Coat remove...

From AP's Website:

"Does Stress Coat remove chlorine and chloramines? It removes chlorine and the chlorine component of chloramine."

"Will Stress Coat detoxify Ammonia? No. If you need to...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-04-2005, 02:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 477
Posted By The Snowdog
Interesting, I would have guessed that the corys...

Interesting, I would have guessed that the corys would have been the group to die.

I wonder what they ate.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-01-2005, 11:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 501
Posted By The Snowdog
Generally speaking,a bubbler is not your best...

Generally speaking,a bubbler is not your best bet. Adjusting a powerhead or spraybar so that the surface is agitated (but not roiling) seems to be the consensus tactic. If you can't do this in your...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-31-2005, 01:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 501
Posted By The Snowdog
Yup! Some plants can consume carbonate in place...

Yup! Some plants can consume carbonate in place of CO2. The HCO3+ goes in and OH- comes out. As a result, the PH of you water goes up. It is a bit of a double whammy. The reaction that consumes your...
Forum: Fish 08-28-2005, 09:40 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,110
Posted By The Snowdog
Exclamation Stress Coat and Chloramine

When I saw "Stress Coat" I had to raise an eyebrow as well. APs website does claim that it "...removes chloramines by breaking the chlorine-ammonia bond." What it does not do is remove the spike of...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-27-2005, 11:56 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,231
Posted By The Snowdog
Cool! So, does your Ram eat solely Cherries? Does...

Cool! So, does your Ram eat solely Cherries? Does it eat full adults?

I am considering the of wisdom putting two Bolivian Rams (and tetras/pencilfish) in a 20H several months after adding the...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-27-2005, 06:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 488
Posted By The Snowdog
Here is what I just did. Day 1, soak and...

Here is what I just did.

Day 1, soak and scrub rocks, soak in bleach.
Day 2, drain water (somewhere safe!) and trickle a hose through the bucket for an hour. Leave full. The water will still...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-27-2005, 01:49 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,231
Posted By The Snowdog
This is a very intriguing idea. Would you mind...

This is a very intriguing idea. Would you mind sharing the process you went through to achieve a predator/prey ecosystem?

Did you plan on this from the start? Do you have to balance predator...
Forum: Substrate 08-26-2005, 05:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,782
Posted By The Snowdog
Why be skeptical? These bacteria have existed for...

Why be skeptical? These bacteria have existed for hundreds of millions of years, they are not that fragile.

I purchased a bag of Eco-complete Cichlid Sand and I am 100% certain that it contained...
Forum: Lighting 08-24-2005, 10:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,092
Posted By The Snowdog
The images on the product web-site clearly show...

The images on the product web-site clearly show two switches on each fixture. :mad:

And yes, the weak reflectors is the big gotcha.
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