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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-03-2011, 09:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 830
Posted By Dacotah7
Two days is not a show stopper. You could leave...

Two days is not a show stopper. You could leave them off as suggested. Likewise you could leave them on. Either way it will mess with the tanks' routine. Heavily planted with 3 fish; the fish can...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-03-2011, 09:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 302
Posted By Dacotah7
Anything we can think of could go wrong and...

Anything we can think of could go wrong and probably a few things we may not think of.

I'm not going to worry to much about preparing my aquatic hobby for natural disasters and other extreme or...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-01-2011, 10:53 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,161
Posted By Dacotah7
As long as there are people that do not...

As long as there are people that do not understand the Nitrogen Cycle you will not settle this topic and its debate.

Many people never heard of cycling a tank. It is not uncommon to see people in...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-01-2011, 08:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 323
Posted By Dacotah7
If you want a cool looking 'scape, try it....

If you want a cool looking 'scape, try it. Considering the weight you may want to consider the shape of the bottom side and if you need to take precautions reducing the pounds per square inch. Say it...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-01-2011, 08:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 525
Posted By Dacotah7
I understand your wishes, but if things aren't...

I understand your wishes, but if things aren't growing, usually they are dying.
You want a perfect static aquascape. Plastic is far from perfect but it is static.
Maybe migrate towards the...
Forum: Equipment 11-01-2011, 08:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 390
Posted By Dacotah7
Wow. Different strokes for different folks. I am...

Wow. Different strokes for different folks. I am just the opposite, I try to keep everything out of the tank and in the cabinet. If I could I would not even have the filter intake tubes and return in...
Forum: Equipment 11-01-2011, 06:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,141
Posted By Dacotah7
+1 for you don't need a filter for a heavily...

+1 for you don't need a filter for a heavily planted tank.

My 20g is heavily planted with 8 neon tetras, 2 african frogs and a bunch of medium size snails. It has an AC-70 which I serviced...
Forum: Algae 11-01-2011, 05:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 22,989
Posted By Dacotah7
Some may conclude that flow is the solution to...

Some may conclude that flow is the solution to algae. I think your success at solving the green water and thread algae problem may be more detailed than it sounds.

Dead spots can be a problem, in...
Forum: Substrate 10-29-2011, 12:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 518
Posted By Dacotah7
Thanks for the responses. It is hard like...

Thanks for the responses. It is hard like flourite. About Feb 2011 in this forum I was told it is like Turface, maybe even is the exact product repackaged / labeled.

I grew tired of shopping for...
Forum: Equipment 10-29-2011, 03:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 541
Posted By Dacotah7
Will additional flow be necessary for what; what...

Will additional flow be necessary for what; what purpose? To satisfy the desires of fish that like to swin in current (even some of those need a rest sometimes) or plants that flourish in flowing...
Forum: Substrate 10-29-2011, 01:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 518
Posted By Dacotah7
Rinsing Aquarium Plants dot com Substrate

This is my first experience with this product.
AquariumPlants.Com Own Substrate: instructions state to rinse only once.
What constitutes one proper rinse?

I am thinking of filling 3 gallons of...
Forum: Substrate 03-16-2011, 05:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,825
Posted By Dacotah7
Thanks Mossback, I haven't been on the...

Thanks Mossback,

I haven't been on the board since my last post. That worked and helps.
I don't care for red, green or brown substrate. Natural or buff would work, but I was thinking black. The...
Forum: Substrate 03-06-2011, 06:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,825
Posted By Dacotah7
Thanks, I was not aware of Ewing. Yes, they...

Thanks, I was not aware of Ewing.
Yes, they have do have stores in Colorado, 3 in the Denver Metro area, one of which is a good location for me.

Their product page provides more information that...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 02-28-2011, 04:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,962
Posted By Dacotah7
The one I bought at Pet Smart floats. There is no...

The one I bought at Pet Smart floats. There is no up AND down; only up.
It does not do this: :bounce:
It is tethered by a short length of fishing line tied to a lead fishing weight which you can...
Forum: Substrate 02-26-2011, 07:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,825
Posted By Dacotah7
feral, Thanks for sharing. You have a very...

feral,
Thanks for sharing. You have a very nice, impressive tank. I am envious of your green thumb. :)
Forum: Substrate 02-25-2011, 05:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,825
Posted By Dacotah7
I understand. My purpose for capping with...

I understand. My purpose for capping with Flourite Black or Black Sand "after" the plants have had time to get established is primarly for appearance sake, wanting that look. I realize overtime,...
Forum: Substrate 02-25-2011, 08:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,825
Posted By Dacotah7
Update. I talked to John Deere Landscapes. Their...

Update. I talked to John Deere Landscapes. Their company bought Lesco. The sales person I spoke with really did not know which product I was looking for. He said they have a few J.D. soil ammendment...
Forum: Substrate 02-23-2011, 09:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,825
Posted By Dacotah7
That's what I have 125g, 6' x 18". Ten bucks...

That's what I have 125g, 6' x 18". Ten bucks sounds great, or whatever the current price is for Truface, as SMS is no more.

Envisioning a bag of garden soil 50 lbs alone doesn't sound like one...
Forum: Equipment 02-22-2011, 09:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,158
Posted By Dacotah7
$AVE Resell those components you don't want and...

$AVE
Resell those components you don't want and will not use. I would strongly suggest not using the under gravel filters for a planted tank.
The not so good lights maybe could be improved with...
Forum: Fish 02-22-2011, 07:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,085
Posted By Dacotah7
I have 3 males, a blue, a gold, and a dwarf flame...

I have 3 males, a blue, a gold, and a dwarf flame in my 125g, and they get along. That was not the case when I had up to 7 including some females in the same tank. I had to re-home some until I found...
Forum: Substrate 02-21-2011, 06:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,825
Posted By Dacotah7
Thanks for sharing your knowledge and...

Thanks for sharing your knowledge and experiances.

I do not particarly care the idea of it being very light, extra easy to move, maybe having to replant. Or the news that they maybe buying another...
Forum: Substrate 02-20-2011, 12:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,825
Posted By Dacotah7
AquariumPlants.Com 's Substrate?

I am going to tear-down my 125g and start-over with new substrate.
I expect that I will be rooting around in it at some point, so basic soil it not something I would consider for this re-do.
I've...
Forum: Equipment 02-19-2011, 09:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,138
Posted By Dacotah7
CANISTER RETURN - nozzels, spray bars and pipes...

CANISTER RETURN - nozzels, spray bars and pipes for the tank inlet.
Disadvantages - none come to mind.
Advantages - you have more flexibility, virtually unlimited. You can return the water to the...
Forum: Equipment 12-22-2010, 10:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 437
Posted By Dacotah7
I have a 125g and have had it set up in two...

I have a 125g and have had it set up in two different houses on the main floor which is supported by regular floor joists. In each case I set it where I wanted it which happened to span several...
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