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Forum: Tank Journals 06-27-2010, 04:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,896
Posted By Ampatent
Looks interesting, love seeing the different...

Looks interesting, love seeing the different techniques used for shallow horizontal aquariums.
Forum: Tank Journals 06-27-2010, 04:08 AM
Replies: 779
Views: 76,745
Posted By Ampatent
You wouldn't happen to have a picture of the tank...

You wouldn't happen to have a picture of the tank from afar, like a full room shot or anything?

Looks absolutely amazing, definitely something to strive for.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 11-10-2009, 06:11 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,500
Posted By Ampatent
Spanish is the only foreign language offered at...

Spanish is the only foreign language offered at my school, and I refused to take it. Wish I could take Japanese or Russian though...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-08-2009, 05:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 460
Posted By Ampatent
Are you using liquid or test strips to get these...

Are you using liquid or test strips to get these readings?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-03-2009, 07:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 842
Posted By Ampatent
I'm pretty sure you can put plants in an...

I'm pretty sure you can put plants in an un-cycled aquarium without any ill effects, in fact I believe that they will help to speed up the cycle of your aquarium.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-02-2009, 07:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,007
Posted By Ampatent
One last question regarding CO2... The...

One last question regarding CO2...

The Bio-Wheel filter I have on the aquarium makes a lot of surface agitation, and I don't know whether I should

A) Use it with my DIY CO2 system regardless...
Forum: Algae 11-01-2009, 03:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,107
Posted By Ampatent
It appeared that the Windelov's and Ludwigia were...

It appeared that the Windelov's and Ludwigia were getting hair algae. The lights were on for 10 hours daily and I was dosing Flourish and Aquarium Vital every other day.
Forum: Algae 11-01-2009, 01:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,107
Posted By Ampatent
The lighting is Power Compact Fluorescent, and...

The lighting is Power Compact Fluorescent, and I've got about 15 Red Cherry Shrimp in the aquarium right now, but I don't think they'll do much for the diatoms or hair algae.
Forum: Algae 11-01-2009, 12:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,107
Posted By Ampatent
65W 6000k/10000k, no CO2, pH is >7.6, Nitrates...

65W 6000k/10000k, no CO2, pH is >7.6, Nitrates are at 5.0 ppm.
Forum: Algae 10-31-2009, 10:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,107
Posted By Ampatent
The tank has been going now for about 2 months,...

The tank has been going now for about 2 months, and it's been fully cycled for at least 1 month.
Forum: Algae 10-31-2009, 07:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,107
Posted By Ampatent
Diatom and Brown Hair Outbreak

For some bizzare reason my planted 29 gallon decided to host a festival for brown hair and diatom algae, and I'm baffled as to why.

-The only changes that I've made since before the outbreak are...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-30-2009, 12:53 AM
Replies: 449
Views: 40,903
Posted By Ampatent
If you look at the eggs under the tail, if they...

If you look at the eggs under the tail, if they have little black dots in them they are close to hatching, otherwise if you see the round eggs then she is definitely berrying.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-25-2009, 04:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,007
Posted By Ampatent
That's one of the reasons I'm getting the...

That's one of the reasons I'm getting the Canister Filter.

So, what's a foreground plant that will create a lawn look that I would be able to grow?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-25-2009, 03:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,007
Posted By Ampatent
So, will the 2.24 WPG that I'm currently running...

So, will the 2.24 WPG that I'm currently running be sufficient to grow the following:

-Hygrophila Polysperma
-Ludwigia Repens
-Java Fern "Windelov"
-Java Moss
-Cabomba Green
-North American...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-25-2009, 03:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,007
Posted By Ampatent
I relocated both the Windelov so the rhizome is...

I relocated both the Windelov so the rhizome is out of the sand. Also, are you positive that the brown spots are diatoms? I assumed it was just the root tabs leaching out of the substrate, is there...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-25-2009, 02:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,007
Posted By Ampatent
I'm awaiting a large piece of Manzanita and have...

I'm awaiting a large piece of Manzanita and have a planned aquascaping for when I have all the materials, I'm just curious about the plants and whether or not they will be able to thrive or at least...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-25-2009, 02:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,007
Posted By Ampatent
Critique My Setup (Please...)

Hello everyone, I was hoping that, because I believe the opinions of the people on this forum to be of expert level, you could all critique my current planted aquarium setup.

The Basics
29 Gallon...
Forum: Substrate 10-19-2009, 04:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,481
Posted By Ampatent
I don't mean to steal this thread, but I think it...

I don't mean to steal this thread, but I think it would be better to ask this question in here since it's very much relevant than start a new thread.

I'm going to be adding Carib Sea Eco-Complete...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-10-2009, 09:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 823
Posted By Ampatent
Tried it last night and didn't catch any. Seemed...

Tried it last night and didn't catch any. Seemed to me that the lip of the bottle was too high for them to get into, or they couldnt sense the food in the water.

When I fed them today they went to...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-09-2009, 10:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 823
Posted By Ampatent
Ok, so you cut the top off where it makes a cone...

Ok, so you cut the top off where it makes a cone shape and then place it into the bottom section?

So the only way the shrimp can get to the food is by going through the cap spot?
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-09-2009, 09:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 823
Posted By Ampatent
Catching and Transferring Red Cherries

I've got a batch of Red Cherry Shrimp sitting in a quarantine tank at the moment and I'm curious as to the best method of catching them to transfer them to the main aquarium.

I've thought about...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-05-2009, 08:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 593
Posted By Ampatent
Active carbon supposedly removes the necessary...

Active carbon supposedly removes the necessary nutrients from the water that plants need. I don't know this for a fact as I don't use carbon in my filters, but it's something you might want to...
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