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Forum: Tank Journals Today, 04:02 AM
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Posted By skoram
wow, tank looks great! really lush healthy...

wow, tank looks great! really lush healthy growth. bravo

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Forum: Tank Journals 07-02-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 550
Posted By skoram
Made several changes and additions to this tank...

Made several changes and additions to this tank in the past week.

I added a adjustable flow valve to the pump because the water spraying into the riparium boxes was making waay too much noise. I...
Forum: DIY 06-29-2015, 09:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 779
Posted By skoram
I really like this concept and your simple...

I really like this concept and your simple design. this is quite similar to some aquaponics systems that I've seen elsewhere. Keep us updated on how your prayer plant does. I'll be very curious to...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-26-2015, 02:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 550
Posted By skoram
In case anyone is curious here is a list of the...

In case anyone is curious here is a list of the plants I currently have in there, in no particular order:

Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum)
Pothos (Epipremnum aureum)
Mosaic Plant (Fittonia)
Sweet...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-26-2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 550
Posted By skoram
Thanks for the kind feedback everyone :icon_smil ...

Thanks for the kind feedback everyone :icon_smil

I just got some new driftwood and a Prayer Plant (Maranta leuconeura) today and changed the layout a bit.

Here's a closeup of the original...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-26-2015, 05:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 550
Posted By skoram
I wanted to grow a fairly thick area of plants in...

I wanted to grow a fairly thick area of plants in the riparium section so, instead of having a lot of small(er) riparium planters suctioned to the sides, I decided to go with larger riparium boxes...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 06-25-2015, 01:31 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 12,739
Posted By skoram
I clicked on the link in your signature from your...

I clicked on the link in your signature from your reply to my fern ID and .... wow. paludarium looks amazing. and that plant growth .... I can't believe you have this going on in a 10 gallon. I...
Forum: Plants 06-25-2015, 01:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 308
Posted By skoram
You were right - thanks Acro! To be honest, it...

You were right - thanks Acro! To be honest, it never crossed my mind that it could be a fern. I'm pretty new to terrestrial plants. Until now I had a pretty "stereotypical" concept of ferns: long...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-24-2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 257
Posted By skoram
Sometimes you see threads like this labeled...

Sometimes you see threads like this labeled "First Planted Tank" and they look *nothing* like your own first attempt. You can tell the authors did a ton of reading, studying and planning beforehand....
Forum: Tank Journals 06-24-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 550
Posted By skoram
50 Gallon SA Themed Pseudo-Aquaponics Riparium

Inspired by photos on this site of many beautiful riparia?(sp) created by hydrophyte and others, I decided to finally give it a go myself. I prefer scapes that look more natural and "wild," a la many...
Forum: Plants 06-23-2015, 02:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 308
Posted By skoram
thanks for the ID! Canna is right,...

thanks for the ID!

Canna is right, definitely a Pteris fern. In fact the Korean name also sounds like Pteris. I did a search of Pteris ferns on Google and saw some photos of Pteris cretica var....
Forum: Plants 06-23-2015, 05:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 308
Posted By skoram
Riparium Plant ID

I recently purchased this plant from a Korean store (I live in Seoul) for a newly set up riparium. The store site says it does well in hydroculture, but a search on the Korean name yielded almost no...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-23-2015, 01:50 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 14,020
Posted By skoram
Your riparium looks fantastic. Some really great...

Your riparium looks fantastic. Some really great growth and evolution from your early photos. I noticed also that the prayer plant seems to be missing in your latest FTS. Did it end up not doing well...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-11-2015, 04:35 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,472
Posted By skoram
Agree about the wood. IMHO it was exactly what...

Agree about the wood. IMHO it was exactly what the tank was missing. Looks like the sagitarria is filling in quite nicely in the front.
Forum: Equipment 06-05-2015, 01:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 519
Posted By skoram
I've never purchased an ADA tank but I have many...

I've never purchased an ADA tank but I have many cheaper brands with better silicone jobs than that. Is there any possibility it could be a knockoff? Seems to me it'd be pretty easy to duplicate the...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-04-2015, 04:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,063
Posted By skoram
very nice start, and the stand looks great!

very nice start, and the stand looks great!
Forum: Tank Journals 06-03-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 988
Posted By skoram
Your tank footprint is perfectly fine for a pair...

Your tank footprint is perfectly fine for a pair of most Apisto species - check out apistogramma.com. Most of the "pros" there keep single breeding pairs in 15G longs, though a 10G would probably be...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-02-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 988
Posted By skoram
adding extract to the tank won't soften the water...

adding extract to the tank won't soften the water at all though it may possibly decrease your pH slightly. I think if you can get the TDS down to around 200 tetras should be ok, though some other...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-30-2015, 04:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 988
Posted By skoram
another natural way to soften your water is to...

another natural way to soften your water is to slowly filter it through sphagnum peat moss. this is what alot of the guys over on apistogramma.com seem to do to make their water more appropriate for...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-30-2015, 04:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 147
Posted By skoram
love the hardscape but that big white stone with...

love the hardscape but that big white stone with black flecks stands out like a sore thumb. take that out and the hardscape would be near perfect, to my eyes anyway.
Forum: Aquascaping 05-21-2015, 07:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 336
Posted By skoram
big yes here. I much prefer "natural" looking...

big yes here. I much prefer "natural" looking tanks that make some attempt to recreate the natural habitat of the inhabitants. however, I don't begrudge those who aim to create fantastic yet...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-19-2015, 01:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 970
Posted By skoram
looks like a really nice start. I like the simple...

looks like a really nice start. I like the simple elegant hardscape but the plant mass looks low. do you have plans to add any more plants?

Also, it's hard to tell from the photo but the lighting...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-18-2015, 05:55 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,389
Posted By skoram
if you didn't think your previous tanks were that...

if you didn't think your previous tanks were that great, I can't wait to see how this turns out if you are going to "try harder." subscribed.
Forum: Tank Journals 04-18-2015, 04:14 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 7,407
Posted By skoram
if those are true viejita and you paid only 8 EUR...

if those are true viejita and you paid only 8 EUR a piece for them you won the fish lottery :wink: I saw a guy offering 500 EUR for a healthy pair a few months ago. :tongue:
Forum: Tank Journals 04-17-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 7,407
Posted By skoram
based on the 2 photos it looks like you have...

based on the 2 photos it looks like you have Apistogramma macmasteri - which is very closely related to viejita and very often confused for them. True viejita was just recently reintroduced in small...
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