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Forum: Plants Yesterday, 02:53 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By Tvadna
The dry start method was garbage for me. I did...

The dry start method was garbage for me. I did everything I could to make it work and it failed. Once I added water and kept the CO2 high, it took off into what it is today.

If possible, purchase...
Forum: Plants 05-19-2015, 03:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 254
Posted By Tvadna
Trimming HC

I'm new to HC but I'm having some beginners luck. My HC has spread into a lush, thick carpet. It is now growing thick and appears to be growing over itself. My fear is that this will kill the lower...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-19-2015, 03:09 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,333
Posted By Tvadna
Top Left I have a feeling that the HC in...

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I have a feeling that the HC in this tank needs to be trimmed. Does anyone have any experience in trimming it? From these photos does it look like it is time. I want to avoid so much over...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-14-2015, 04:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 902
Posted By Tvadna
If you have a back up in your sewer you will need...

If you have a back up in your sewer you will need to remove the piece you added on to the clean out. I see that you tried to add another clean out but the problem is that the Tee at the base of the...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-07-2015, 04:15 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,333
Posted By Tvadna
I've got more! I kept a few dozen from my last...

I've got more! I kept a few dozen from my last batch (siblings of the parents). I'll have more time come summer for breeding. I'll probably ramp up when I get the free time. For now, I've got a batch...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-24-2015, 06:40 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,333
Posted By Tvadna
Top Left Since clearing up, this tank has...

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Since clearing up, this tank has been booming. At this point, I'm fairly sure I could grow a tulip in this tank.
The shrimp have been breeding since I finally have shrimplets....
Forum: Tank Journals 04-24-2015, 06:25 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,333
Posted By Tvadna
Bottom Left This needs an update. My last...

Bottom Left

This needs an update. My last post on this said both parents are looking to spawn again..... and I was right. They ended up killing their current batch so they could spawn in peace....
Forum: Tank Journals 04-02-2015, 03:56 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,333
Posted By Tvadna
Yes, both have the same problem... my foreground...

Yes, both have the same problem... my foreground plants spread too fast! Haha

Actually, the only problem with the Aquasoil tanks is a bout of green water. These two tanks were newly set up which...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-01-2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,333
Posted By Tvadna
Bottom Left with the GBR pair and fry is a dirt...

Bottom Left with the GBR pair and fry is a dirt tank.
Forum: Tank Journals 03-31-2015, 05:05 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,333
Posted By Tvadna
Bottom Right This tank got a major trim. I...

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This tank got a major trim. I think this helps the parents keep track of the fry. The replacement pair spawned once and I was too busy to feed them. The second attempt was and is...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-31-2015, 04:55 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,333
Posted By Tvadna
Top Left Added the few Crystal Reds I have...

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Added the few Crystal Reds I have left from my other tank and it seems to make a difference. Although I didn't see the juvenile gold rams harass them, they seem to feel more comfortable...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-17-2015, 11:59 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,875
Posted By Tvadna
Posted some plants for sale on the forum. Most...

Posted some plants for sale on the forum. Most will come from this very tank.

If you've posted on my journal prior to this entry and buy a portion of Pogostemon Erectus, i'll double it for free....
Forum: Tank Journals 03-17-2015, 05:10 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,333
Posted By Tvadna
Posted some plants for sale on the forum. Most...

Posted some plants for sale on the forum. Most will come from the bottom left tank or my 40 gallon long.

If you've posted on my journal prior to this entry and buy a portion of Pogostemon Erectus,...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-16-2015, 06:54 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,333
Posted By Tvadna
Top Left Water isn't crystal clear but it's...

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Water isn't crystal clear but it's not far off. 5 days of UV sterilizer and it seemed to do the trick again. I think most of the diatom algae is dead and free floating leaving a greyish...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-16-2015, 06:47 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,875
Posted By Tvadna
3 weeks of blyxa and the progress is minimal. It...

3 weeks of blyxa and the progress is minimal. It is at least holding up.

Everything else needs a trim
...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-11-2015, 05:43 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,333
Posted By Tvadna
Top Left Day and a half in with the UV...

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Day and a half in with the UV sterilizer and you can see the difference. The tank is still not clear so it will be left in for another day. The progress comes at a cost however. I have...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-10-2015, 05:56 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,333
Posted By Tvadna
Hey Wes, they sure are! Those shrimp are great....

Hey Wes, they sure are! Those shrimp are great. I'm glad I took your advice and threw them in that tank. I'm excited to have the water clear up in a few days to see just how many are in there. Good...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-09-2015, 07:22 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,333
Posted By Tvadna
Top Left This is day 1 with the UV...

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This is day 1 with the UV sterilizer. It is one of the smallest I could find and still just barely fits inside the depth of the 10 gallon. If it's anything like the other tank, it should...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-09-2015, 07:10 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,333
Posted By Tvadna
Bottom Right ...

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My Gold Rams have finally spawned. It's not on the clay flower pot like I wanted...
Forum: Current-USA and Ecoxotic 03-03-2015, 01:11 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 25,191
Posted By Tvadna
I can get HC to carpet with a Sat+ on a 10 gallon...

I can get HC to carpet with a Sat+ on a 10 gallon with CO2 of course. The CO2 is pretty high but not high enough to kill my shrimp.

I have to admit that for the first few weeks I did add a dual...
Forum: Substrate 02-25-2015, 05:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 867
Posted By Tvadna
Do you need to... Cap? No Rinse? Yes ...

Do you need to...
Cap? No

Rinse? Yes


Do you want to...
Cap? Only if you want a different color or grow smaller foreground plants better

Rinse? You probably wish you did
Forum: Tank Journals 02-25-2015, 04:51 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,333
Posted By Tvadna
Bottom Left The GBR pair is coming closer...

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The GBR pair is coming closer and closer to rearing their fry. The female keeps quitting though. The last spawn was enormous and resulted in a cloud of 100 free swimming fry which...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-25-2015, 04:32 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,333
Posted By Tvadna
Top Left Did a 70% water change in the HC tank....

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Did a 70% water change in the HC tank. It was so tough to see in the tank prior that it. The water change was like pulling back the curtain on a 2 week experiment. I'm not sure how clear...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-25-2015, 04:17 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,875
Posted By Tvadna
I just traded a ton of Pogostemon Erectus for...

I just traded a ton of Pogostemon Erectus for some Blyxa Japonica.
I had to make room for the new Blyxa so I pulled out even more Pogo. Blyxa has been my nemesis in the past. This is probably the...
Forum: Lighting 02-24-2015, 11:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,288
Posted By Tvadna
I am pretty sure that Finnex (and most LED...

I am pretty sure that Finnex (and most LED lights) place an equal (or close to) spread of LEDs along the length of fixture. This means that the PAR should be the same on fixtures regardless of...
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