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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-24-2013, 01:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 753
Posted By TopShelf_Symbiosis
are you guys planning on using any activated...

are you guys planning on using any activated carbon to make the water clear? I wanted to start a dirt tank but pussed out due to brownish water?

I think you might be good with just the shrimp, I...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-19-2013, 01:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 364
Posted By TopShelf_Symbiosis
Thanks SteezyB, I figured it was to much...

Thanks SteezyB,

I figured it was to much light because that think is so damn bright. Im going to look into some way of hanging the fixture, prefferably without putting holes in the wall, something...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-18-2013, 01:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 364
Posted By TopShelf_Symbiosis
Shrimp Bottom

Restarting my 9gallon tank, from this thread http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=307097

It was my first try at a planted tank, and boy o boy was it a challenge. I didn't keep up...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 06-13-2013, 03:36 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,476
Posted By TopShelf_Symbiosis
Maybe a heavier planting would give you a nice...

Maybe a heavier planting would give you a nice full look. And the substrate appearance wouldn't be as big an issue.
Forum: Plants 06-13-2013, 01:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 559
Posted By TopShelf_Symbiosis
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?p...

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?p=3405418

These dudes put my corral to shame!

And thank you Johnny, it's my first tank. It's nice to read some encouraging words. They are far...
Forum: Plants 06-12-2013, 01:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 559
Posted By TopShelf_Symbiosis
In that other thread, one of the members had...

In that other thread, one of the members had three different floaters in the same corral, but he arranged them in an organized and ascetically pleasing way. I dont have any experience at all with...
Forum: Plants 06-12-2013, 05:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 559
Posted By TopShelf_Symbiosis
I was reading a thread a few weeks ago about some...

I was reading a thread a few weeks ago about some smart PT users making corrals for their floaters. They were using fishing line or co2 tubing. The pictures that were posted were much better then...
Forum: Aquascaping 05-28-2013, 02:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,450
Posted By TopShelf_Symbiosis
Looks very natural to me. The round rocks are a...

Looks very natural to me. The round rocks are a nice touch. Can't wait to see it planted :)
Forum: Tank Journals 05-26-2013, 02:05 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,655
Posted By TopShelf_Symbiosis
I do a 50% water change every Sunday. I have not...

I do a 50% water change every Sunday. I have not missed a water change yet. There have been weeks where I did a 25% change before the Sunday change. I start by turning off my filter and regulator,...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-26-2013, 01:31 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,655
Posted By TopShelf_Symbiosis
Thanks for the reading material. In retrospect...

Thanks for the reading material. In retrospect starting with a low-tech tank would have been prudent. But I already have the solenoid regulator and tank. I am going to tough it out with CO2. You can...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-26-2013, 01:22 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,655
Posted By TopShelf_Symbiosis
Harsh. Im trying my best. I might not be a shrimp...

Harsh. Im trying my best. I might not be a shrimp expert, but this is my first tank. I have done some studying and talked with a few people in person about shrimp care. I know they are delicate...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-23-2013, 05:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,655
Posted By TopShelf_Symbiosis
Hey Somewhat, Thanks for the imput. It could...

Hey Somewhat,

Thanks for the imput. It could have been poor filter maintenance or disturbing the soil. I plants that huge mat of HC, and I did not clean out the filter for 2 months. But I though I...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-22-2013, 06:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,655
Posted By TopShelf_Symbiosis
Bump

Bump
Forum: Tank Journals 05-22-2013, 05:47 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,655
Posted By TopShelf_Symbiosis
Big update, The tanks has taken some big...

Big update,

The tanks has taken some big steps. I added and then removed some ludwig. The leafs were falling off and with the addition of a very small powerhead, to ward off green dust algae.
...
Forum: Plants 05-22-2013, 04:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,065
Posted By TopShelf_Symbiosis
Otoscape, I'm a newbie too, but for my first...

Otoscape,

I'm a newbie too, but for my first tank i did a dry start with dwarf hair grass and HC. The dwarf hair grass did very well.

I filled the tank until there was water filling the...
Forum: Aquascaping 05-16-2013, 05:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,344
Posted By TopShelf_Symbiosis
I liked #3. Could you put a little open space...

I liked #3. Could you put a little open space between the stone formation and the wood?
Forum: Tank Journals 05-01-2013, 05:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,655
Posted By TopShelf_Symbiosis
Ever since your last reply Jimmy I have been...

Ever since your last reply Jimmy I have been seriously looking at ways to rescape my tank, and looking at a lot of the natrual and iwagumi designs on the internet. Thank you for challenging me :) As...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-30-2013, 05:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 579
Posted By TopShelf_Symbiosis
I think it looks a little busy. Think about the...

I think it looks a little busy. Think about the kind of environment you want to look at :) Im still beginning too, but I'm trying.

I agree with Jahn, that red plant is coolI might try to place...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-29-2013, 11:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,655
Posted By TopShelf_Symbiosis
Thank you for the critique Jimmy, but could...

Thank you for the critique Jimmy, but could elaborate on why you feel it is "confused." I can try to explain what I was going for. I was going for mountain on the left, with some taller plants behind...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-28-2013, 04:23 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,655
Posted By TopShelf_Symbiosis
Thanks Philly! I like that notion too. One of the...

Thanks Philly! I like that notion too. One of the reasons I like this hobby is creating my own under water landscape.

But keep the critiques coming PT community :fish:
Forum: Tank Journals 04-28-2013, 03:13 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,655
Posted By TopShelf_Symbiosis
sorry for the hiatus I'v just been waiting...

sorry for the hiatus

I'v just been waiting for the dry start to finish up. I eventually got antsy and decided to fill the tank.

The flat rock is still in the tank but can still be taken out...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-18-2013, 04:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,655
Posted By TopShelf_Symbiosis
Update for the homies, I am still unsure...

Update for the homies,

I am still unsure about the flat rock in the left foreground, my main issue with it is the color having so much more red in it. I am planning a risky re-scaping.

Has...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-18-2013, 03:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,212
Posted By TopShelf_Symbiosis
Looks good, I like what you did with the rocks....

Looks good, I like what you did with the rocks. What are the dimensions of you tank. I want to get an idea of the size of the rocks.

Have you thought about having a shrimp colony in this tank? I...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-16-2013, 04:56 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,655
Posted By TopShelf_Symbiosis
http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o116/gspot_phot...

http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o116/gspot_photo/photo_zps4352e7aa.jpg (http://s118.photobucket.com/user/gspot_photo/media/photo_zps4352e7aa.jpg.html)

I took a picture of the flat rock in a new...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-15-2013, 10:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,655
Posted By TopShelf_Symbiosis
ValMM, I like that idea. Check back for...

ValMM,

I like that idea. Check back for pictures tonight.
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