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Forum: Tank Journals 12-21-2013, 07:55 AM
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Views: 1,067
Posted By mangarabster
Nice greenery. I am striving for something like...

Nice greenery. I am striving for something like yours. My tank has some plants, but I dont have lush growth like yours. I have a dirt substrate topped with some gravel. After seeing your tank, I am...
Forum: Tank Journals 12-21-2013, 06:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 690
Posted By mangarabster
Latest on Tank: So, I have been letting my...

Latest on Tank:

So, I have been letting my tank run for a couple of months to see how it will stabilise and the plants will grow.

In summary, I have a DIY CO2 system running fairly decently...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-03-2013, 05:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 690
Posted By mangarabster
Thank you for your reply. I have put a one way...

Thank you for your reply. I have put a one way valve. Today, I saw bubbles in the gas seperator and so i figured that the line from there to the tank might not be sealed well. So i re-sealed it and I...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-02-2013, 08:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 690
Posted By mangarabster
No foaming. I will check the yeast and try a new...

No foaming. I will check the yeast and try a new packet.
Forum: Tank Journals 11-02-2013, 02:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 690
Posted By mangarabster
Thanks for your reply. I will fill the seperator...

Thanks for your reply. I will fill the seperator bottle with water now.

I am using dry yeast. I activated it using luke warm water and followed the recipe of 2 cups water, 2 cups sugar and 1/2 tsp...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-02-2013, 09:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 690
Posted By mangarabster
[Picture 1] - My aquarium so far. The drift wood...

[Picture 1] - My aquarium so far. The drift wood has been treated and added to the tank. It has made the aquarium look so much better. I love the look now.

It has been more than two weeks since I...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-20-2013, 04:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 690
Posted By mangarabster
Regarding plants, I couldnt buy a lot. I am...

Regarding plants, I couldnt buy a lot. I am hoping that the ones I have planted grow and multiply and fill the aquarium more.

Hairgrass was so expensive so, I couldnt buy it. I have a few that I...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-20-2013, 04:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 690
Posted By mangarabster
So I bought some plants a few days back. Some...

So I bought some plants a few days back. Some were cheap. Some were expensive. I planted them and filled some water in the tank. Each one promplty floated. So i planted them deeper. Hope they start...
Forum: Substrate 10-10-2013, 07:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 399
Posted By mangarabster
I have read that one symptom of high levels of...

I have read that one symptom of high levels of ammonia are the brown algae that forms on the glass near the substrate. So in my limited knowledge I would say that, try with one tank first, doing 25%...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-05-2013, 01:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 690
Posted By mangarabster
Reset and Upgrade 30 gallon - Ideas welcome

Long rambling post ahead.

Hello everyone. I often follow this forum and love the tanks many of you build and maintain and it has inspired me to upgrade my (meh) planted tank to a beautiful plant...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-04-2012, 05:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 716
Posted By mangarabster
Could someone help me understand what Diana means...

Could someone help me understand what Diana means by up-tubes and running them under the plant substrate and then up.

I am going to set the floor bed of my aquarium tomorrow. I would really like...
Forum: Tank Journals 12-04-2012, 02:25 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,295
Posted By mangarabster
I read in a book that puffer fish (yellow with...

I read in a book that puffer fish (yellow with black spots) are predators. So you might have to watch out for that.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-03-2012, 05:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 716
Posted By mangarabster
Thank you for your replies. micheljq...

Thank you for your replies.

micheljq (http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/member.php?u=57401) -- I got the coral sand along with the tank when i bought it second hand from a friend. Since they didnt...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-03-2012, 12:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 716
Posted By mangarabster
Thank you. To prevent the garden soil from...

Thank you.

To prevent the garden soil from falling beneath the undergravel filter, I am thinking of putting a layer of coral sand beneath the soil and above the undergravel filter.

In my...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-03-2012, 10:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 716
Posted By mangarabster
Substrate and lighting idea

Hello everyone,

I am from India and I am planning on doing some upgrades to my aquarium. I am cash strapped, so the work i will do will be DIY.

I have been maintaining a 30 gallon freshwater...
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