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Forum: Tank Journals   Yesterday, 05:02 PM
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Posted By etane
Shrimp Tanks

http://etane.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/24.jpg

Kubotai (1), Amano (1), Oto Affinis (2), Blue Dream Neos (4) Subwassertang, a bunch of crypts. Some ammania bonsai I am trying to necro in the...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   Yesterday, 04:59 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By etane
sounds like excellent alkalinic drinking water. ...

sounds like excellent alkalinic drinking water.

but this (https://www.amazon.com/review/R2DSVQNT10K7PR)guy says his ph dropped after using the filter.
Forum: Tank Journals   Yesterday, 04:56 AM
Replies: 66
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Posted By etane
yah it does turn white but you don't need to use...

yah it does turn white but you don't need to use gobs with loctite. just make a small dew drop on surface a and surface b. hold a and b together for 30 seconds, and put it into water.
Forum: Tank Journals   09-23-2016, 05:19 AM
Replies: 66
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Posted By etane
cuz i live in a small town... i use loctite....

cuz i live in a small town...

i use loctite.

http://mobileimages.lowes.com/product/converted/079340/079340646315.jpg

wood was soaked for a week but it was out of water for a week before i...
Forum: Tank Journals   09-22-2016, 11:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 261
Posted By etane
Just to let you know my shrimps started...

Just to let you know my shrimps started disappearing on separate occasions I added strawberry rasbora and cpds. I have good luck with U borara, Brigittae, Kubotai and Sundadanios.
Forum: Tank Journals   09-22-2016, 11:05 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,364
Posted By etane
Filter Pipes

Received my pipes.

http://etane.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/22.jpg

Intend to use an ISTA skimmer with the intake. And, the output pipe can be turned in any direction. In fact, they are...
Forum: Tank Journals   09-22-2016, 09:40 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,364
Posted By etane
water test

Looks to me like cycling is in process:

Ammonia under .25
Nitrite under 1
Nitrate under 40

http://etane.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/water-test-2016-09-22.jpg

I have two filter boxes...
Forum: Tank Journals   09-22-2016, 08:52 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,364
Posted By etane
Fish

Should be finalizing what fish to get. I bought two blue sundadanios from LFS a few weeks ago. And, though they are peewee size still, they look very attractive. However, I think red will look...
Forum: Equipment   09-22-2016, 04:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 143
Posted By etane
The quality is very good. Check out my journals....

The quality is very good. Check out my journals. I have both 60p and aquamaxx 22g. Also, check out buceplant.com. they have their version of rimless tanks I think it is called ultum nature...
Forum: Tank Journals   09-21-2016, 10:41 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,364
Posted By etane
Woo! That's a relief to know that I could just...

Woo! That's a relief to know that I could just wipe it off and don't have to take the wood out of the tank!

When I just had a tinge of it here and there, I thought the Amano shrimps could take...
Forum: Algae   09-21-2016, 08:08 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 60
Posted By etane
What is this?

And, what should I do? Currently, DSM day 4ish. Journal (http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/12-tank-journals/1069961-aquamaxx-22-gallon-long-scape-planning-journal.html).
...
Forum: Tank Journals   09-21-2016, 08:06 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,364
Posted By etane
Can someone tell me what this is and what I...

Can someone tell me what this is and what I should do about it?

http://etane.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/21.jpg

Certainly forgot one step during my execution which is to pour some boiling...
Forum: Tank Journals   09-20-2016, 10:40 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,327
Posted By etane
I'd like to know what happens to you more than...

I'd like to know what happens to you more than the tank if your husband ever catches wind that you spent a fortune on dirt.

Can you do something about the tank mat?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   09-20-2016, 04:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 551
Posted By etane
Oh did you mix a lot of different fluorite...

Oh did you mix a lot of different fluorite together? No wonder I didn't recognize it.

I think the longer tank naturally lend itself to show the crypts better maybe because their natural habitat...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   09-20-2016, 12:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 551
Posted By etane
What substrate is are you using in your tanks? ...

What substrate is are you using in your tanks?

I especially like the 20g long and would like to see more leafy ferns grow out. What is in the foreground, lutea?
Forum: Equipment   09-19-2016, 08:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 220
Posted By etane
Just got 2215 oring from big al's. Apparently...

Just got 2215 oring from big al's. Apparently it's the same oring as the one for my 2236.
Forum: Tank Journals   09-19-2016, 08:15 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,364
Posted By etane
Tank update

Started flooding the tank over the weekend. Or, should I say, started drip acclimating the tank. Am using only old tank water gathered from previous month's water changes. Just hope using old tank...
Forum: Tank Journals   09-19-2016, 04:58 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,364
Posted By etane
Looks like the thin substrate I am using is not...

Looks like the thin substrate I am using is not keeping me out of business! Thanks someoldguy. I sympathize with your username.
Forum: Tank Journals   09-19-2016, 04:18 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,364
Posted By etane
Thanks for that. The roots look like they fan...

Thanks for that. The roots look like they fan out but not necessarily get very deep. I ask this because my substrate is not very deep with only 2 inches of fluorite and another inch of aquasoil. ...
Forum: Tank Journals   09-18-2016, 08:29 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,364
Posted By etane
But that's my goal! Well, that is my...

But that's my goal!



Well, that is my goal too!




But how long will it take for the crypts to anchor when placed straight into substrate? BTW, how deep do the roots go usually?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   09-18-2016, 03:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 551
Posted By etane
You got more tanks? :nerd::nerd:

You got more tanks? :nerd::nerd:
Forum: Tank Journals   09-17-2016, 11:01 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,364
Posted By etane
I am relieved the planting part is sorta coming...

I am relieved the planting part is sorta coming together at the moment. Not exactly a replication of borneo ecosystem but think is suitable considering the space and without totally going overboard...
Forum: Equipment   09-17-2016, 04:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 132
Posted By etane
I have (2) two gallon tanks and each has an...

I have (2) two gallon tanks and each has an http://www.truaqua.com/aquarium-internal-filter-if-201-.html filter in it. Everything else I tried with this tank has too much flow.
Forum: Tank Journals   09-17-2016, 04:39 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,364
Posted By etane
milk heater

Which heater do you use? Neo-therm, if you have not checked it out, is very slim as far as in tank heaters go.

Another option I was considering is eheim's thermafilter. But, they get pricey...
Forum: Tank Journals   09-17-2016, 03:58 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,364
Posted By etane
Tank update

Going to try to start keeping track of the plants I got. So far I am horrible at separating out the species.

http://etane.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/black-mist.jpg
Black Mist. On the sand...
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