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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Yesterday, 11:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 295
Posted By sadchevy
It's my understanding that TopFin tanks are made...

It's my understanding that TopFin tanks are made by Aqueon for Petsmart. I have a couple 75's that have held up perfectly. I'm most likely going to get a couple more.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions Yesterday, 01:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 466
Posted By sadchevy
Graphics hit the nail on the head, it's not...

Graphics hit the nail on the head, it's not always about the money. Only thing I would add is to find a career you like. A job that you like will go a long way towards being successful. When you find...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-25-2015, 11:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,204
Posted By sadchevy
A Vortex diatom filter is similar in design to a...

A Vortex diatom filter is similar in design to a magnum 350 filter. It uses diatomaceous earth as a filtering medium. As such it is capable of filtering out very small particles, essentially...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-25-2015, 09:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,640
Posted By sadchevy
Didn't realize it's been so long since I updated...

Didn't realize it's been so long since I updated this. The tank is chugging along great. Lost a couple rams to old age, added a Bristlenose. Plants are growing at a steady rate.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-25-2015, 09:43 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 13,999
Posted By sadchevy
Bringing this back up as I notice some new large...

Bringing this back up as I notice some new large tanks being setup. Great looking tanks everyone. Keep showing the possibilities.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-25-2015, 09:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 218
Posted By sadchevy
You could try and find some gold barbs or maybe...

You could try and find some gold barbs or maybe diamond tetras. They would contrast well with the Denisons.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-25-2015, 09:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 313
Posted By sadchevy
In relation to height/width/depth...20L, 40B,...

In relation to height/width/depth...20L, 40B, 75g, and 125g. Each has a ratio that gives great perspective and ease of reach. Tall tanks are harder to reach into, skinny tanks lack perception of...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 01-25-2015, 06:31 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,314
Posted By sadchevy
To add fuel to the fire, most of our drinking...

To add fuel to the fire, most of our drinking water comes from the same lakes and rivers we release our treated waste water into. If you don't use chemicals in your aquarium then the water is most...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 01-25-2015, 05:58 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,160
Posted By sadchevy
I have been in the construction business for 30+...

I have been in the construction business for 30+ years. I specialize in commercial garage doors and access systems. It's not a glamorous job, but it does pay the bills most of the time.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 01-25-2015, 05:38 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 7,895
Posted By sadchevy
loreena mckennitt - the mummers' dance ...

loreena mckennitt - the mummers' dance
smithereens - blues before and after
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-13-2015, 12:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 368
Posted By sadchevy
yes its a subforum

yes its a subforum
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-11-2015, 06:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 274
Posted By sadchevy
Get a 4ft 2 bulb shoplight fixture and another...

Get a 4ft 2 bulb shoplight fixture and another 6500k t8 bulb, that should take care of lighting issues. Invest in a better filter, one that is sized for a much larger tank, I use two Magnum H.O.T....
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-11-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 803
Posted By sadchevy
For substrate, look into saf-t-sorb, it has a...

For substrate, look into saf-t-sorb, it has a natural look to it and it works great for plants. As a plus its cheap $5-$6 for a 50lb bag at tractor supply. A 75g will use maybe 1.5 bags depending on...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-11-2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 368
Posted By sadchevy
You are here. This forum is probably the best...

You are here. This forum is probably the best place to learn. Search the forums for questions you have, most have been answered at some point in time. Read threads that have similar setups to yours....
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-11-2015, 05:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 162
Posted By sadchevy
What size tank? Taller tanks need stronger...

What size tank? Taller tanks need stronger lighting to get to the substrate. Most carpeting plants need constant trimming to keep them short and compact. Think of it like your lawn, without cutting...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-11-2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 274
Posted By sadchevy
It's possible the combination of dirt and fine...

It's possible the combination of dirt and fine sand could be causing a compaction issue, therefore choking off the plant roots. Circulation could also be a problem. Lighting could be an issue also,...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-11-2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 405
Posted By sadchevy
A CO2 system will take your tank from a low tech...

A CO2 system will take your tank from a low tech easily maintained system into the realms of a high tech higher maintenance tank. Along with the CO2 you will also need to start dosing more ferts(EI...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-11-2015, 04:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 506
Posted By sadchevy
Could just be stress. With everything you were...

Could just be stress. With everything you were doing in the tank, the fish may have been overly scared or excited. Think of it like an adrenaline rush. Some fish are more easily stressed than others....
Forum: Equipment 01-04-2015, 04:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 244
Posted By sadchevy
This looks to be the same regulator I have on my...

This looks to be the same regulator I have on my airbrush setup. If so the gauge is on the low side or output of the regulator. Most likely it shows a pressure reading of 0-30 psi, which is a good...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-03-2015, 01:54 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,301
Posted By sadchevy
I use only three of the 6" brooder lamps with 23...

I use only three of the 6" brooder lamps with 23 watt cfls over my 125 and my s. repens is carpeting very well.
Forum: Fish 12-27-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 491
Posted By sadchevy
This is a good example of a proper angelfish. 2...

This is a good example of a proper angelfish. 2 years old and body is about the diameter of a baseball. Currently mated with the smoky angel in the picture. Proper food and living conditions are the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-09-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 293
Posted By sadchevy
i would think it was your airstones making things...

i would think it was your airstones making things cloudy. Creating a constant tumble in the water column , therefore keeping particles suspended.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-03-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 697
Posted By sadchevy
I live in a doublewide with a full basement. I...

I live in a doublewide with a full basement. I have a 75g in the kitchen, a 75g in one bedroom, a 125g in the living room, and a 55g in the master bedroom. If you floor is only rated at 40#/sq foot,...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 10-19-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 513
Posted By sadchevy
Congrats!!!!!!!!! You will need a bigger tank as...

Congrats!!!!!!!!! You will need a bigger tank as it grows....lol
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-19-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 531
Posted By sadchevy
The big difference between wild and tank bred...

The big difference between wild and tank bred angels is their ability to adapt to your water conditions. Local tank raised will be more tolerable than wild caught. Most if not all of your common...
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