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Forum: Plants 07-16-2013, 04:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,326
Posted By starquestMM
I have it. In a high/medium light tank it will...

I have it. In a high/medium light tank it will grow very quickly and the tips will indeed turn orangeish. I like the look and it makes good fish habitat, but it does need constant removal of the...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 07-14-2013, 10:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 643
Posted By starquestMM
Just an update: A 6"x10" heatsink set on...

Just an update:

A 6"x10" heatsink set on top of the hood brought temp down to 82F. Not quite as good as the fan, but still decent for being completely passive.

I think I've pretty much...
Forum: Substrate 07-13-2013, 04:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 361
Posted By starquestMM
You might be in low light, especially if your...

You might be in low light, especially if your tubes don't have individual reflectors.
Forum: Fish 07-13-2013, 04:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,020
Posted By starquestMM
I've had some sparkling groumies for several...

I've had some sparkling groumies for several weeks now and they've got some interesting behaviors and the colors are great.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-04-2013, 11:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 344
Posted By starquestMM
Yes that is the correct and common way to do it. ...

Yes that is the correct and common way to do it.

Technically the water softener isn't really supposed to add much if any salt to the water, but some might slip through. I noticed the salt bad...
Forum: Fish 06-30-2013, 05:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 484
Posted By starquestMM
they are just orientating to light. Nothing to...

they are just orientating to light. Nothing to worry about.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 06-28-2013, 01:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 643
Posted By starquestMM
Ok, a 4" computer fan just blowing on the outside...

Ok, a 4" computer fan just blowing on the outside of the hood brought it down to 81 with a room temp of 78. So thats a pretty good solution.

While digging through computer parts, I saw this old...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 06-27-2013, 02:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 643
Posted By starquestMM
I set up a computer fan blowing across the hood. ...

I set up a computer fan blowing across the hood. I'll let it go all day tomorrow to see how that does.


I checked nuildmyled.com and they do have a 12" led. Its really to wide (2") to fit the...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 06-26-2013, 04:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 643
Posted By starquestMM
Here is a pic to show how well fit the hood is. ...

Here is a pic to show how well fit the hood is. There might not be enough air circulation to help evaporation work.

I'm considering adding vent holes where the red circles are. Up high would...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 06-26-2013, 02:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 643
Posted By starquestMM
overheat a nano

I've got a 5g metaframe/pemco that is cycling in and it is getting a little hot.

Its getting to 84ish when my house is at 78. Eventually I will move this tank to my work where they turn off the...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 06-25-2013, 11:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 283
Posted By starquestMM
The most common ways to deal with hard water are...

The most common ways to deal with hard water are to buy/install a reverse osmosis (RO) water filter or to buy RO water from the refillable water station at walmart or a grocery store.

How big...
Forum: Fish 06-24-2013, 06:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 636
Posted By starquestMM
The surface cover is probably a key aspect for...

The surface cover is probably a key aspect for these guys. I have a bunch of myriophyllum floating in the quarantine tank and they spend most of thier time snaking around in it "hunting" for food.
Forum: Fish 06-24-2013, 04:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 636
Posted By starquestMM
I've seen a recommendation of six for a 10g. ...

I've seen a recommendation of six for a 10g.

I just picked up three today from the LFS for a 5g. (that was all they had). Pretty cool fish so far, the blue eyes really stand out.
Forum: Plants 06-17-2013, 02:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,310
Posted By starquestMM
Are you trimming it to keep it shorter? What...

Are you trimming it to keep it shorter?

What I've noticed is that if I trim it, it will from bushes... If i let it grow to hieght it is more likely to send runners.
Forum: Fish 06-12-2013, 12:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 353
Posted By starquestMM
Finger > spoon. You have worse stuff living...

Finger > spoon.

You have worse stuff living in you right now, don't worry about it.
Forum: DIY 06-09-2013, 04:03 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 223
Posted By starquestMM
Cerges Vortex mod

To help reduce bubbles, I added a deflector to the basic cerges design.

Part of the reason bubbles escape the reactor is the incoming stream is directed straight down. By forcing it sideways,...
Forum: Fish 06-09-2013, 03:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 551
Posted By starquestMM
I just found two ottos in guppy grow out tank...

I just found two ottos in guppy grow out tank that had no heater for over a year, so they are fairly temp tolerant as well.
Forum: Fish 06-08-2013, 03:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 807
Posted By starquestMM
I think the flying fox I have eats them.

I think the flying fox I have eats them.
Forum: Fish 05-28-2013, 05:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 411
Posted By starquestMM
Buying unknown fish from LFS

Maybe not the best practice, but who has bought an unknown fish from the LFS and what did you end up with?

I recently bought three 1/4" tetraish fry from the LFS because they were in a tank marked...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-25-2013, 06:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 660
Posted By starquestMM
All the ones I've seen are "show" dimensions... ...

All the ones I've seen are "show" dimensions... that guy has some that are breeder/squares !!
Forum: Plants 05-25-2013, 12:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 293
Posted By starquestMM
I guess I was just too antsy... the nodes are...

I guess I was just too antsy... the nodes are budding out and will hopefully start to open soon :)
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-25-2013, 12:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 363
Posted By starquestMM
Some fish are really keyed to movement like bbs...

Some fish are really keyed to movement like bbs has and will ignore anything that is just sitting there.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-17-2013, 11:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 330
Posted By starquestMM
lol

lol
Forum: Plants 05-14-2013, 06:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 293
Posted By starquestMM
Ah, I hadn't even considered that. The relative...

Ah, I hadn't even considered that. The relative humidity in my house is around the upper 40%-lower50% right now. If thats the problem, maybe this summer when the RH is higher the stalks will be...
Forum: Plants 05-14-2013, 05:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 293
Posted By starquestMM
flame sword, non-flowering stalk

When I received this flame sword it had been grown emersed and had a flower stalk on it. The stalk basically consisted of a series of flower buds and leaflets...

Its grown the last six months...
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