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Forum: Low Tech Forum 05-03-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,366
Posted By ThinkTank
Have you tested the water? IME dirted tanks...

Have you tested the water? IME dirted tanks cycle quickly.

Looks good!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-02-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 628
Posted By ThinkTank
Root tabs work better than dosing the water...

Root tabs work better than dosing the water column for the plants you have. The fish waste is probably giving you more nutrients that what you're adding.

I've also soaked and frozen plain old...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 04-30-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,067
Posted By ThinkTank
I think the bigger concern may be your choice of...

I think the bigger concern may be your choice of stock....most Cichlids dig. They'll put a hole in your cap and dirt will spew everywhere.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-29-2013, 01:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 977
Posted By ThinkTank
Like everyone else is saying, it should smell...

Like everyone else is saying, it should smell like wet dirt - but only up close. If the room smells like dirt i'd think its time for a WC.

I've had driftwood that got a little stinky after it was...
Forum: Herp (Reptiles and Amphibians) 12-14-2012, 06:31 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,040
Posted By ThinkTank
Hey Bill - The 125 looks awesome! I really like...

Hey Bill - The 125 looks awesome! I really like it.

Glad you're working on the bowfront finally. I thought you were going to start with this one - lol
Forum: Herp (Reptiles and Amphibians) 11-13-2012, 02:07 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,040
Posted By ThinkTank
Great tank! You hit a homerun with this one ;-)

Great tank! You hit a homerun with this one ;-)
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 11-09-2012, 06:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 735
Posted By ThinkTank
CPO crayfish are about the size you're looking...

CPO crayfish are about the size you're looking for. Plant safe too.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 11-08-2012, 03:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,425
Posted By ThinkTank
should be - i'll send a PM

should be - i'll send a PM
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 11-08-2012, 03:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,425
Posted By ThinkTank
Cherrys I always have. The quality is sketchy...

Cherrys I always have. The quality is sketchy though. Havent been culling regularly. Free if you want them. I can spare 20-30.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 11-08-2012, 02:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,425
Posted By ThinkTank
exactly why I want Van to try it - lol. ...

exactly why I want Van to try it - lol.

I've given up on my CRS. I saw a few babies again yesterday but don't expect to see any juvies.....
Maybe evolution will kick in before the adults...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 11-05-2012, 04:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,425
Posted By ThinkTank
wow Van - thats amazing. Have you...

wow Van - thats amazing.

Have you considered trying other shrimp like Cardinals, etc? You definately have the knack for breeding.
Forum: Aquascaping 10-18-2012, 02:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,360
Posted By ThinkTank
I had 5 discus in my 55 and they very quickly...

I had 5 discus in my 55 and they very quickly outgrew it and I had lots of aggression problems. I traded them off and kept 2 that had paired.

Things were much smoother after that. They never...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-09-2012, 04:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 578
Posted By ThinkTank
Put a few slices in at night and see whats left...

Put a few slices in at night and see whats left the next day. Personally i'd overfeed to make sure the fry get enough. You'll have to remove the leftovers the next day anyway to keep the water...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 10-08-2012, 07:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,038
Posted By ThinkTank
that looks really nice Bill. I was...

that looks really nice Bill.

I was thinking some type of hanging plant would look good on that wood. Something that would look like vines hanging down to the substrate. Maybe dried moss.
Forum: Algae 10-08-2012, 07:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 429
Posted By ThinkTank
I'm mostly worried about the plants i'm using for...

I'm mostly worried about the plants i'm using for the new tank. I can pull them and dip in a bucket (its a lot of plants).
What ratio of either H2O2 or excel should I use and how long should I...
Forum: Algae 10-08-2012, 06:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 429
Posted By ThinkTank
Green thread algae

I was keeping a container pond this summer and I transfered the plants to one of my tanks. Now I have a problem with some sort of thread algae.

I've been removing what I can (i even had to use a...
Forum: Lighting 10-04-2012, 07:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,263
Posted By ThinkTank
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Lighting 10-04-2012, 05:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,263
Posted By ThinkTank
Thanks for the responses. I'm familiar with how...

Thanks for the responses. I'm familiar with how to battle algea (unfortunately....)

I just need to know if the 2 bulb odyssea will operate with only a single bulb. Anyone?
Forum: Lighting 10-04-2012, 01:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,263
Posted By ThinkTank
Thanks everyone. One last question. Will...

Thanks everyone.

One last question. Will the 2 bulb Odyssea fixtures run with only 1 bulb? I'd like to be able to reduce the lighting if there are algea issues.

Thanks again!
Forum: Lighting 10-03-2012, 01:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,263
Posted By ThinkTank
AquaticLife, Odyssea or Nova?

I need a 48" t5ho and i'm trying to decide between the 3 brands listed.

None of these lights have individual reflectors so does it really make a difference which I pick?

I have an AquaticLife...
Forum: Fish 09-19-2012, 06:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,304
Posted By ThinkTank
I've had my ABK for almost 2 years. Its no more...

I've had my ABK for almost 2 years. Its no more than 6" long. Pretty sure thats the max size.

A place to hide/live is a requirement. I have a piece of slate leaning against the back wall of...
Forum: Ponds 09-18-2012, 01:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,020
Posted By ThinkTank
Very Nice! Are those stones mortared...

Very Nice!

Are those stones mortared together or just stacked?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-18-2012, 01:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 942
Posted By ThinkTank
yummy :-P I'd flood it with a few inches of...

yummy :-P

I'd flood it with a few inches of water until it dies off.
Forum: Fish 09-18-2012, 01:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 785
Posted By ThinkTank
i think 10g is listed as the min size so that the...

i think 10g is listed as the min size so that the fish have some swimming room.

You can put lots of tetras in a 50g. I have over 20 tetras and a dozen cories in a 55g (and 30-40 cherry shrimp).
Forum: Substrate 09-13-2012, 03:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 968
Posted By ThinkTank
I've capped with black sand, playsand and gravel....

I've capped with black sand, playsand and gravel. The gravel tank was a mess. Too many gaps between the pieces. I ended up re-capping with sand.
I haven't added anything else, but I would have...
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