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Forum: The Planted Tank FAQ   09-23-2016, 05:45 PM
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Views: 100,313
Posted By jmhart
Gyrinocheilus aymonieri So, when...

Gyrinocheilus aymonieri




So, when they are young they may munch of some algae, but like the SAE they move on to other stuff as they mature.
Forum: Tank Journals   09-16-2016, 01:47 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 34,674
Posted By jmhart
I'm going to fast forward the grow story a bit....

I'm going to fast forward the grow story a bit. I've been taking pictures with my iPhone, and it's just not doing it justice, so I spent some time with my D200 tonight:

This is now a month after...
Forum: Equipment   09-15-2016, 05:31 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,573
Posted By jmhart
Used 5 lb cylindar on craigslit - $50 Milwaukee...

Used 5 lb cylindar on craigslit - $50
Milwaukee Regulator with solenoid (used) - $65

That got me started. Had to pay close attention to bubble count and pressure level to watch for end of tank...
Forum: Equipment   09-15-2016, 05:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 214
Posted By jmhart
I used Pro II's for years, but ultimately stopped...

I used Pro II's for years, but ultimately stopped because of the weak point where the hoses connect like what Imortal1 pointed out. I've replaced that part at least 4 times over the years (on...
Forum: Equipment   09-15-2016, 05:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 209
Posted By jmhart
I like curved, because I find it easier to place...

I like curved, because I find it easier to place the plants in the substrate exactly where I want them, and then easily move the tweezers out of the way without unrooting the substrate. They are also...
Forum: Equipment   09-15-2016, 05:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 433
Posted By jmhart
I use a power switch panel like that, but...

I use a power switch panel like that, but followed Wasserpest in converting it into a controller:

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/20-diy/66050-wasser-controller.html
Forum: Tank Journals   09-07-2016, 02:32 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 34,674
Posted By jmhart
I started off by just scaping a bit with rocks...

I started off by just scaping a bit with rocks and manzinita. Got this piece of wood from Tom Barr a couple of years ago. Used it in my old scape, but decide to turn it upright this time to give a...
Forum: Tank Journals   09-02-2016, 07:17 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 34,674
Posted By jmhart
I've finally put this tank back together. ...

I've finally put this tank back together.

I've never really liked the plumbing. I spent a lot of time thinking about the plumbing when I first set it up, but I made it overly complex. Biggest...
Forum: Equipment   08-21-2016, 02:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 344
Posted By jmhart
I ran Pro 2's for years. Even owned a Pro 3 when...

I ran Pro 2's for years. Even owned a Pro 3 when it first came out. I've also used some Rena's and Fluvals over the years(never a fx5 or 6).

I really prefer the classics for their simplicity and...
Forum: Tank Journals   08-21-2016, 01:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 556
Posted By jmhart
Is the fx6 pulling from the bulkhead open at the...

Is the fx6 pulling from the bulkhead open at the bottom of the tank, or from the white PVC overflow? As in, which is the supply and which is return? If it's the white PVC how are you preventing it...
Forum: DIY   08-21-2016, 12:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,124
Posted By jmhart
What is the pH and KH of your sodium acetate...

What is the pH and KH of your sodium acetate solution after in reaches steady state?

Sodium bicarbonate and acetic acid to react to evolve CO2 with sodium acetate as the remaining biproduct.
...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   08-18-2016, 03:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 918
Posted By jmhart
I gassed $100 is fish once (some GBRs, Chocolate...

I gassed $100 is fish once (some GBRs, Chocolate Gouramis, don't remember what else). Bought them, took them home, acclimated. Next day adjusted CO2 and went out. 8 hours later, fish dead. Wife was a...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   08-04-2016, 02:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 624
Posted By jmhart
I've moved a bunch of fish across the country in...

I've moved a bunch of fish across the country in a 5 gallon bucket. It was a 3 day move. Every night I did a 50% water change for the bucket and I left an airstone running all night at the hotel....
Forum: Lighting   07-29-2016, 06:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 302
Posted By jmhart
Thinking of Replacing Tek 6x54w with an LED Fixture (Current, Finnex, or Other)

I currently have a TEK/Sunlight Supply 6x54 watt T5HO fixture running on my 120 gallon (24" deep by 24" tall by 48" wide).

I'm thinking of replacing it with an LED fixture for two reasons:
...
Forum: Aquascaping   07-29-2016, 02:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 367
Posted By jmhart
I got smart yesterday and just shoved extra ~2"...

I got smart yesterday and just shoved extra ~2" diameter rocks I had lying around underneath the substrate. Could be better if I broke everything down and layerd with many rocks, but it built up the...
Forum: Aquascaping   07-28-2016, 03:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 367
Posted By jmhart
Yeah, I kind of thought on that. I was thinking...

Yeah, I kind of thought on that. I was thinking I'd have to find something with an extrmely open pore so that it would flood completely with water. However, a little more searching has revealed that...
Forum: Aquascaping   07-28-2016, 01:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 367
Posted By jmhart
Foam under substrate for grading

I'd like to create a fairly large slope in the back of my 120 gallon tank. I'll be using rocks to keep the slope in place, but I'm wondering if there is something I can put under the slope to occupy...
Forum: Aquascaping   07-28-2016, 01:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 254
Posted By jmhart
I think this is a great method to spread out and...

I think this is a great method to spread out and grow moss. I look forward to a follow up on your results.

I'm curious how in the linked video they kept the moss on the rocks. Watching the rest...
Forum: DIY   07-21-2016, 03:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,641
Posted By jmhart
It's best when on the output, because you can use...

It's best when on the output, because you can use it to prime the entire filter with tank water. In this situation it's a prime port.

On my 120 gallon, I have three filters, so I'd need three of...
Forum: Tank Journals   07-21-2016, 02:24 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 34,674
Posted By jmhart
This tank has currently been broken down and put...

This tank has currently been broken down and put into storage for about 3 months.

A few months back we decided to have the rest of our basement finished, which meant a considerable amount of...
Forum: DIY   07-21-2016, 01:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,641
Posted By jmhart
What's your top "hack" for making your tank easier to maintain?

I'm doing an overhaul on my 120 gallon and I'm thinking on what I can do to make things easier and/or more convenient. I've already pimped this guy out quite a bit: pH controlled CO2, automatic water...
Forum: Tank Journals   04-06-2015, 12:57 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 34,674
Posted By jmhart
Well the, definitely check out the auction coming...

Well the, definitely check out the auction coming up on April 19. It's a fun event and you always land some great deals. I got about 10 of these Apisto's in two lots for about $30 total...waited...
Forum: Tank Journals   04-05-2015, 10:51 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 34,674
Posted By jmhart
I got them from my local aquarium club auction....

I got them from my local aquarium club auction. If you have a local club I highly recommend participating.
Forum: Tank Journals   04-04-2015, 12:46 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 34,674
Posted By jmhart
Nope, no problems...not really. I've been...

Nope, no problems...not really. I've been injecting co2 inline since 2008 and the only thing is ill occasionally give my filters a shake and a few bubbles will come out. I don't do this regularly,...
Forum: Tank Journals   04-03-2015, 09:23 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 34,674
Posted By jmhart
Smile Well, it's a been a long time coming: ...

Well, it's a been a long time coming:

http://i.imgur.com/9Gsc9hr.jpg


http://i.imgur.com/rm5h67j.jpg


http://i.imgur.com/xRSgjnh.jpg
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