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Forum: Tank Journals 07-30-2013, 06:49 PM
Replies: 2,237
Views: 271,970
Posted By Rion
This is the 3rd most viewed thread on TPT. But...

This is the 3rd most viewed thread on TPT. But probably the most popular thread that's still running.

Tom, have you had problems with your substrate breaking down or it lacking nutrients with it...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-30-2013, 05:07 PM
Replies: 425
Views: 35,232
Posted By Rion
Looking good, how do you like the Norman...

Looking good, how do you like the Norman lampeyes? I've never been able to find them myself and I can't seem to get a LFS to order any fish for me no matter the quantity I ask for. Sorry to hear...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-30-2012, 04:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 398
Posted By Rion
Make sure to put some root tabs in the substrate.

Make sure to put some root tabs in the substrate.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-30-2012, 04:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 925
Posted By Rion
Iriatherina werneri have some nice blues...

Iriatherina werneri have some nice blues depending on where they are from. I of course will vote for CPDs up and down for excellent micro fish. I'm also starting to raise P. gertrudae and they are...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-30-2012, 03:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 413
Posted By Rion
2 years, there were no LFS in Iowa that sold any...

2 years, there were no LFS in Iowa that sold any plants I was interested in or fish. Then we moved back to Michigan so the tank had to be torn down. Not a lot has changed but I've added new plants...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-30-2012, 02:20 PM
Replies: 2,237
Views: 271,970
Posted By Rion
You could do annual killifish and change out...

You could do annual killifish and change out species as they procreate and die. You would have to deal with dead fish (shortest living vertebrate) but switching to different species can lend to your...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-28-2012, 08:38 PM
Replies: 614
Views: 140,615
Posted By Rion
I agree with going to wild discus, I think they...

I agree with going to wild discus, I think they have enough color to get some "ooohs" and "aaaaahs" and they are quite striking in my opinion. I wouldn't think you'd be copying Mr. Senske by going...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-28-2012, 08:27 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 13,277
Posted By Rion
The Lonely Mountain is the location in which they...

The Lonely Mountain is the location in which they journey to in The Hobbit by Tolkien. Smaug is the dragon that lives in the mountain after evicting dwarves from it with fire.
Forum: Tank Journals 11-28-2012, 01:56 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 13,277
Posted By Rion
If its the Lonely mountain why isn't the betta...

If its the Lonely mountain why isn't the betta called Smaug?
Forum: Tank Journals 11-27-2012, 08:38 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 22,776
Posted By Rion
Leggyness of glosso isn't always a PAR problem,...

Leggyness of glosso isn't always a PAR problem, sometimes it just needs to be trained to grow flat. I have a lower light tank where it is growing very low to the substrate but in an emmersed setup...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-27-2012, 05:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,282
Posted By Rion
-Tannins will fade over time, if you want them...

-Tannins will fade over time, if you want them gone now then you need to boil the wood.
- Many plants may melt before the adjust to the new tank conditions, especially crypts.
- Fish poo will...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-27-2012, 02:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,596
Posted By Rion
If you want rainbow fish I would stick to any of...

If you want rainbow fish I would stick to any of the blue-eye rainbow fish species. They stay small (3-5cm) while still having some color. Pseudomugil gertrudae are mostly white but they have yellow...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-21-2012, 05:29 PM
Replies: 2,237
Views: 271,970
Posted By Rion
Plants look wonderful as always Tom. Its been...

Plants look wonderful as always Tom. Its been nice seeing your scape change over time. Can't wait to see the UG filled in. I agree with your statement about hardscapes and Dutch style, it's commonly...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-21-2012, 03:42 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 12,201
Posted By Rion
@Orchidman: I am running DIY CO2 as I can't...

@Orchidman: I am running DIY CO2 as I can't afford pressurized. I'm running a 24 watt (2) bulb T5 HO lamp and a Marineland Doublebright LED fixture and I rotate where they are on top. My lighting...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-19-2012, 01:57 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 12,201
Posted By Rion
Yeah, while I could get my CPD population back up...

Yeah, while I could get my CPD population back up with 1 female and 15 males I prefer getting a better genetic diversity and number of fry being able to be produced with more females.
Forum: Tank Journals 11-18-2012, 10:44 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 12,201
Posted By Rion
@sewingalot: sorry I didn't see your post till...

@sewingalot: sorry I didn't see your post till now, I haven't been able to get work yet out here so we haven't been able to even look at houses yet. We're staying with family till we either save up...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-18-2012, 01:41 AM
Replies: 572
Views: 73,417
Posted By Rion
Spray insulation is pretty sweet then...I'll have...

Spray insulation is pretty sweet then...I'll have to keep that in mind if I build an outbuilding for a fish room in the future, though it probably get a bit colder here in Michigan than down south.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-18-2012, 12:22 AM
Replies: 572
Views: 73,417
Posted By Rion
That's just too cool, are you focusing on African...

That's just too cool, are you focusing on African cichlids then? I saw the discus and angels but half the house seemed to be Lake Malawi fish, other types of fish going on the other half or more...
Forum: Fish 11-08-2012, 08:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 396
Posted By Rion
Had a bristlenose pleco that liked hiding in my...

Had a bristlenose pleco that liked hiding in my HOB filter all the time. Also have found 20-40 baby mollies and platys in undergravel filters over the years.
Forum: Fish 11-08-2012, 01:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 305
Posted By Rion
As said before if you plan on breeding get from...

As said before if you plan on breeding get from two sources if not doesn't matter. If you do plan on breeding make sure you try and get an equal number (give or take) of males and females from both...
Forum: Fish 05-07-2012, 03:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,262
Posted By Rion
Well if you have liquid rock for water you're...

Well if you have liquid rock for water you're looking at the African Rift Lakes for specimens, Lake Malawi and Lake Tanganyika (sp?) chiclids. But there are fish that can adapt to may varieties of...
Forum: Fish 05-03-2012, 12:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,696
Posted By Rion
I've been keeping CPDs for a few years now in a...

I've been keeping CPDs for a few years now in a variety of numbers and I can tell you that how often you see them definitely depends on how many you have. I started with 6 in a 20 gallon and didn't...
Forum: Photography 03-21-2012, 07:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,577
Posted By Rion
Most of the exposures in pictures you took were...

Most of the exposures in pictures you took were good, in particular the oto shots. It was just the FTS shots which can be hard to get a good exposure on in smaller tanks. It seems if you can bump up...
Forum: Photography 03-19-2012, 05:01 PM
Replies: 424
Views: 28,990
Posted By Rion
Wow I've been gone for awhile and there's now a...

Wow I've been gone for awhile and there's now a separate photography section and a cannon pimp club? I thought we canon people were scorned for our non allegiance to Nikkon, like the fight beween PC...
Forum: Photography 03-19-2012, 04:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,577
Posted By Rion
On you full tank shot you can achieve a better...

On you full tank shot you can achieve a better exposure if you block the direct light coming from the lights above the tank from the camera. The sensor for judging exposure (aperture and shutter...
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