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Forum: Tank Journals 04-27-2011, 01:44 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,223
Posted By Frenchie
Long Overdue update

Well I made some changes to the tank recently. A while back I gave up on most of the stems and just stuck with crypts. The only plant I added was a crypt that the lfs had unlabeled but it grew low...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-23-2010, 08:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,175
Posted By Frenchie
I could be wrong, but those look like green spot...

I could be wrong, but those look like green spot puffers. They will need brackish water, and you may have trouble with some of those plants in brackish.
Forum: Tank Journals 06-21-2010, 09:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,223
Posted By Frenchie
1Tbs of KH2PO4 seems like a lot. I did some...

1Tbs of KH2PO4 seems like a lot. I did some searching on the board and came up with this:

1/4-1/6 of the amount used for the EI method.
Which is
1/4 tsp KNO3 (Day 1,3,5)
1/16 tsp KH2PO4 (Day...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-21-2010, 04:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,223
Posted By Frenchie
Now that my Masters thesis is done, I finally...

Now that my Masters thesis is done, I finally have had some time to get back to this tank.

I purchased KNO3 and KH2PO4. Any recommendations on how much I should be dosing on a per week basis. ...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-30-2010, 04:29 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,223
Posted By Frenchie
Is this for a 29gallon with similar specs?

Is this for a 29gallon with similar specs?
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 03-30-2010, 04:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,624
Posted By Frenchie
It really doesn't look that bad in person, just...

It really doesn't look that bad in person, just in the pictures. I think I'll probably just leave it. It would just be nice to be able to get some good pictures.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 03-29-2010, 07:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,624
Posted By Frenchie
That works with most my tanks but didn't seem to...

That works with most my tanks but didn't seem to do the trick for this one, those pictures were taken as you described. Thanks though.
Forum: Tank Journals 03-29-2010, 05:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,223
Posted By Frenchie
thank you, he/she? is doing well. I'm thinking...

thank you, he/she? is doing well. I'm thinking of getting another. Does anyone know if they do ok in groups?
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 03-29-2010, 05:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,624
Posted By Frenchie
Anyone know of a good way to get some of the...

Anyone know of a good way to get some of the scratches out of the tank? Or any suggestions for taking better photos of the tank?
Forum: Tank Journals 03-22-2010, 03:24 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,223
Posted By Frenchie
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y244/kfrench2/P10...

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y244/kfrench2/P1040507.jpg

Plants are growing slowly but surely, still battling some algae here and there. Good news is still no water changes and specs look...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 03-22-2010, 03:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,624
Posted By Frenchie
5g Eclipse Corner

I've been considering converting my 5gallon dwarf puffer tank to a planted tank for some time, and finally got around to it.

Here is what it looked like before:...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-27-2010, 03:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,469
Posted By Frenchie
I would hold off on getting more dwarf puffers,...

I would hold off on getting more dwarf puffers, it is generally recommended 5g per dwarf puffer.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 02-22-2010, 09:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,637
Posted By Frenchie
Some dwarf puffers eat shrimp other don't, just a...

Some dwarf puffers eat shrimp other don't, just a warning. Also 5g is usually the recommended minimum for one dwarf puffer. I have this tank with two amino shrimp and one dwarf puffer. However...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-15-2010, 03:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 344
Posted By Frenchie
while I'm at it, is there anyway to get rid of...

while I'm at it, is there anyway to get rid of the scratches in the acrylic?
Forum: Equipment 02-11-2010, 08:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 629
Posted By Frenchie
I'm not running c02 or plan to, so that is not...

I'm not running c02 or plan to, so that is not really an issue. Would it be worth the initial cost to switch over? If I switched over would I have to get another powerhead to create the same amount...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-11-2010, 07:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 344
Posted By Frenchie
this was my thought too, but puffers are more...

this was my thought too, but puffers are more sensitive to water quality than other fish. I plan on planting I high plant load initially, this should help prevent any poor water conditions.
...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-11-2010, 07:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 344
Posted By Frenchie
Changing a tank over to a planted tank

So I have been considering switching over my 5 gallon dwarf puffer tank from fake decorations to a planted tank. I have some questions and concerns first.

Here is the current tank:...
Forum: Equipment 02-11-2010, 06:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 629
Posted By Frenchie
Canister filter questions

So I have noticed taht many people run canister filters on their planted tanks and not HOB. I currently have a penguin 330 and a Koralia nano in my 29 gallon(no c02, low light). I have always gone...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-11-2010, 01:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,459
Posted By Frenchie
wow awesome tank, it looks much bigger than it...

wow awesome tank, it looks much bigger than it is. How are the baby kribs doing, were you able to keep them alive?
Forum: Tank Journals 02-02-2010, 04:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,383
Posted By Frenchie
Those first couple full tank shots scared me,...

Those first couple full tank shots scared me, they looked like the middle of the tank was sagging. This last one looks fine though. Those angels look great with the tank.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 01-29-2010, 02:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 728
Posted By Frenchie
how sensitive are they to excel?

how sensitive are they to excel?
Forum: Tank Journals 01-28-2010, 04:45 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,223
Posted By Frenchie
thanks, I figured they had to be the culprit,...

thanks,
I figured they had to be the culprit, they were all doing fine till I left for a week. Guess the gouramis got hungry...next time I guess I'll look for more mature, larger cherrys. One or...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-27-2010, 03:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,223
Posted By Frenchie
anyone have any idea what would be eating the...

anyone have any idea what would be eating the little cherry shrimp? It would seem the gouramis are the only fish big enough to, are they the problem?
Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-25-2010, 05:37 PM
Replies: 1,338
Views: 629,824
Posted By Frenchie
-29g -Lighting - 36w Coralife T5 -Filtration...

-29g
-Lighting - 36w Coralife T5
-Filtration - Penguin 330 and a korilia pump
-Substrate - Eco Complete
-Flora - Brazil sword, Bacopa, Anubius nana, Anubius Barti, Tiger tiger lotus, crypt...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-25-2010, 05:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,270
Posted By Frenchie
I've recently stopped doing water changes in my...

I've recently stopped doing water changes in my low tech, 5 weeks in and all the numbers still check out. I'll chime in if anything changes.
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