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Forum: Low Tech Forum 07-06-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 247
Posted By sadchevy
First off that is a very nice bowl of plants you...

First off that is a very nice bowl of plants you have. As to prepping your soil, I never do any prep work to MGOPM. Just put it in, cap, then plant away. The problem you experienced is from your bowl...
Forum: Equipment 06-12-2014, 12:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 362
Posted By sadchevy
If you want truly quiet....try to find an old...

If you want truly quiet....try to find an old Silent Giant air pump. They are no longer made and show up on evilbay occasionally. If in working condition, they won't be cheap.
Forum: Tank Journals 06-01-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 566
Posted By sadchevy
Looks great. Love the background. Would have been...

Looks great. Love the background. Would have been awesome if you could have continued the background around the overflow box.
Forum: Tank Journals 06-01-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 870
Posted By sadchevy
Update pics ...

Update pics
http://i1217.photobucket.com/albums/dd399/sadchevy/75g%20tetra%20tank/100_5531.jpg
http://i1217.photobucket.com/albums/dd399/sadchevy/75g%20tetra%20tank/100_5545.jpg...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-01-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 426
Posted By sadchevy
Welcome back to the hobby. I would skip the 55g...

Welcome back to the hobby. I would skip the 55g and jump right to the 75g, better all around size(petsmart $230, tank, glass tops, basic 4ft. strip light). A canister filter will work just fine...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-31-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,009
Posted By sadchevy
I really love the dimensions of my 125g. It gives...

I really love the dimensions of my 125g. It gives me lots of options for scaping and stocking. It is easy to work in without scuba gear, shallow enough to light fairly easily, add a couple xp3's and...
Forum: Substrate 05-28-2014, 11:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 537
Posted By sadchevy
I used about 75lbs of Saf-T-Sorb to get about 3"...

I used about 75lbs of Saf-T-Sorb to get about 3" of substrate on the bottom of a 125g. Best $10 I ever spent. Check out my 125g makeover.
Forum: Ponds 05-26-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,179
Posted By sadchevy
Pond snails in a pond....that's a novel...

Pond snails in a pond....that's a novel idea...LOL. The snails will be fine in the pond. Koi may eat them. Sounds like you have a very good plan for your pond. Would love to see progress pics.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-26-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 762
Posted By sadchevy
My AGA 125 gallon tank was bought new in 1980...

My AGA 125 gallon tank was bought new in 1980 along with 2-150w supreme heatmaster heaters, 2-supreme aquamaster filters, and a supreme dynamaster air pump. Tank and heaters are still in everyday...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-25-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 743
Posted By sadchevy
Do a big water change to get the ammonia level...

Do a big water change to get the ammonia level down to almost zero. Take out anything in the filter except biomedia. Get 2-3 feeder goldfish. Feed twice a day and tank should cycle normally. Don't do...
Forum: Fish 05-17-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,257
Posted By sadchevy
Looks to me like maybe the fish got it's tail...

Looks to me like maybe the fish got it's tail sucked into the filter intake.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-16-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 267
Posted By sadchevy
Those lights are extremely bright. I would try...

Those lights are extremely bright. I would try just 2 of them. Hang them lengthwise with the tank and start with 6 hours of light. Better yet would be a split photo period, 4 hrs on - 4 off - 4on....
Forum: Tank Journals 05-11-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 870
Posted By sadchevy
This tank has sat idling away for nearly 3 weeks...

This tank has sat idling away for nearly 3 weeks without any maintenance due to my work schedule. So today I'm going to clean it up and possibly add some more plants. I will post up pictures later...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-10-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 612
Posted By sadchevy
The MGOPM x STS combo has worked very well for...

The MGOPM x STS combo has worked very well for me. The STS that I get at Tractor Supply has a very nice natural color to it. I work construction and put in 12-14 hours a day,6 days a week, so my...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-10-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,058
Posted By sadchevy
If it's unhealthy for birds, why is it ok for...

If it's unhealthy for birds, why is it ok for fish? You dose all these chemicals in your tank with fish and it doesn't affect them? Are we giving our tank inhabitants cancer? Are we purposely killing...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-07-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 420
Views: 39,526
Posted By sadchevy
Looking good!

Looking good!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-07-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 612
Posted By sadchevy
Miracle grow organic potting mix capped with...

Miracle grow organic potting mix capped with saf-t-sorb would be the way to go. You can go inch and a half mgopm / inch and a half saf-t-sorb cap for less than $50. Will grow plants well and won't...
Forum: Substrate 05-02-2014, 11:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 439
Posted By sadchevy
Go with MGOPM capped with Saf-T-Sorb. Natural...

Go with MGOPM capped with Saf-T-Sorb. Natural looking colors and grows plants well.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-30-2014, 10:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 561
Posted By sadchevy
Sounds to me like its a cheap acrylic tank. Hard...

Sounds to me like its a cheap acrylic tank. Hard water deposits do not form underwater.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-19-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,005
Posted By sadchevy
After looking at your videos, I feel the biggest...

After looking at your videos, I feel the biggest problem looks to be lack of maintenance. How often do you clean your filter? What kind of water changes and how often? This can be fixed but its going...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-19-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,997
Posted By sadchevy
Still chugging along. I need to fill in the...

Still chugging along. I need to fill in the background with some more stems. Probably should start dosing some ferts, my rotala hasn't been growing as fast or as full since trimming. This tank over...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-19-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 24,349
Posted By sadchevy
Congrats on the family addition! Awesome tank....

Congrats on the family addition! Awesome tank. Looks great.
Forum: Tank Journals 04-19-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,912
Posted By sadchevy
Great looking tank. Love following these large...

Great looking tank. Love following these large tanks, seeing the progression of others is great inspiration. Hardware I do great with, my artistic ability is lacking. Seeing this and others gives me...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-19-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 870
Posted By sadchevy
:icon_confThanks for the suggestions. I like the...

:icon_confThanks for the suggestions. I like the fish options you guys have thrown out there. Candy canes are neat but they are on the larger side of the size scale for tetras. To large for the look...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-19-2014, 04:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 870
Posted By sadchevy
4 week update ......added 20 glowlight tetras and...

4 week update ......added 20 glowlight tetras and 6 peppered cories.
http://i1217.photobucket.com/albums/dd399/sadchevy/75g%20tetra%20tank/100_5440.jpg...
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