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Forum: Tank Journals 11-11-2004, 06:45 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,522
Posted By odamone
Hey man, I love the composition. Any update on...

Hey man, I love the composition. Any update on plant growth?
Forum: Tank Journals 11-11-2004, 06:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,033
Posted By odamone
Re the schooling -- That's what I thought -- I...

Re the schooling -- That's what I thought -- I may very well add a pair of rams. The water is perfect for them.

Re the bushynose -- I do agree -- you can't beat 5 for $8, so I'll just give a...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-09-2004, 02:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,033
Posted By odamone
Hey -- I thought I'd post an update. I'm really...

Hey -- I thought I'd post an update. I'm really beggining to like this tank and I want to keep a photo record of the changes.

I added a ton more cardinals, 5 juvinile bristle nose plecos, and 3...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-30-2004, 07:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,033
Posted By odamone
Thanks for the suggestions everyone. I did...

Thanks for the suggestions everyone.

I did forget to mention the substrate -- I used Eco complete exclusively, three bags of it.

I dose with seachem's product, but have missed a few doses.
...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-29-2004, 04:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,033
Posted By odamone
My First Fish Tank

Well, ok it's not my first -- I had one a a kid, but that was back when we were told to take it apart and clean it every month. Needless to say, the fish died.

Below is my first planted tank...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 10-27-2004, 05:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,927
Posted By odamone
in your initial post you talked about a "closed...

in your initial post you talked about a "closed system" -- are you intending to close the lid on this jar? If so, I would imagine the air would stagnate, or would the plants produce enough oxygen?
Forum: Fish 10-26-2004, 09:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,942
Posted By odamone
I just bought some cardinals and am on my fourth...

I just bought some cardinals and am on my fourth day with them. I'm at 9/12 and will likely lose another one or two. I chose not to quarantine because changing water conditions stress them so much....
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 10-26-2004, 05:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 531
Posted By odamone
Sorry, I should have been more clear. The...

Sorry, I should have been more clear.

The water in my tank is now, after just testing, 6.6 Ph and the Kh is 5. The water I use to fill the tank -- R/O from my LFS -- is Ph 7.0 and Kh 0 / Gh 0 or...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 10-25-2004, 07:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 531
Posted By odamone
Using R/O Right

Does anyone have any experience using R/O Right? I use only R/O water and have readings of about 7.0 Ph, 4 Kh, and 5 Gh. I want to be certain the buffering is present and since over time the Kh...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 10-25-2004, 07:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,495
Posted By odamone
I read that peat actually filters out some...

I read that peat actually filters out some nutrients that are beneficial to plants. Also, and I am no expert here, but with such a low kh, I would expect your Ph to be very vulnerable to crashing. ...
Forum: Equipment 10-21-2004, 03:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,065
Posted By odamone
Wow -- this forum is amazing! :) OK, so,...

Wow -- this forum is amazing! :)

OK, so, while most of these posts are a bit beyond my comprehension I do hear some repetition -- 2213, and priming is easy. I will reference this thread as I am...
Forum: Equipment 10-16-2004, 04:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,065
Posted By odamone
Thanks guys. I have a one hundred dollar gift...

Thanks guys. I have a one hundred dollar gift certificate to amazon.com with which I intend to buy the filter, iPod be damned.

I can get the 2213 for $75 or the 2234 for $85. Anyone have any...
Forum: Equipment 10-15-2004, 10:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,065
Posted By odamone
Best Eheim for a 29g

Hey Eheim pimps,

I've decided to go with an Eheim cansiter filter for my 29g planted community given the rave reviews and the elite fraternity.

What's the best value? Which is the best size...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-12-2004, 08:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,372
Posted By odamone
I just wanted to post so everyone could see my...

I just wanted to post so everyone could see my new signiture.
Forum: Tank Journals 10-12-2004, 08:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,372
Posted By odamone
I had one of these in my tank (purple underside)...

I had one of these in my tank (purple underside) and took it out upon reading this and stuck it in some dirt. It dried out and died the next day.

If it doesn't live in air, and doesn't live in...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-07-2004, 02:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,317
Posted By odamone
I do love the look. Why did you decide to glue...

I do love the look. Why did you decide to glue the slate to the inside of the tank? Why not glue it to the outside of the back thereby avoiding any toxicity issues. I mean, you are already veiwing...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 10-06-2004, 04:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 563
Posted By odamone
Thanks all, appreciate the input

Thanks all, appreciate the input
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 10-05-2004, 06:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 563
Posted By odamone
CO2 Versus O2?

I'm new at this, setting up my first tank and have a question. I've read that disturbing the surface of the water in your tank does two things: 1, increases the oxygen diffusion thereby providing...
Forum: Lighting 09-30-2004, 05:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 975
Posted By odamone
At first I was leaning toward the 2x55W with a...

At first I was leaning toward the 2x55W with a new hood -- but it seems I can get away with the 1x55W and upgrade if need be. I also have the standard floresecent hood that i got from PetsMart and...
Forum: Lighting 09-29-2004, 07:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 975
Posted By odamone
Thanks to everyone! I think it is clear that...

Thanks to everyone!

I think it is clear that the quick and dirty set up from hellolights wont work -- it's too short.

I am intrigued by the ah supply offering -- it's a little pricey, but I get...
Forum: Lighting 09-28-2004, 07:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 975
Posted By odamone
29 Gallon Lighting

Hello experts. My goal is to provide enough lighting to have good growth without going DIY and without spending more than $100.

I have a 29 Gallon tank.

I was considering this as it is well...
Forum: Fish 09-28-2004, 06:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,081
Posted By odamone
I gotta say, while that is really too bad for...

I gotta say, while that is really too bad for you, I'm not all that surprised. In my experiemce Tongs just doesn't have clean freshwater tanks. Petown doesn't have the marine life that Tongs has,...
Forum: Fish 09-27-2004, 06:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,081
Posted By odamone
bummer...

jeez -- i went this weekend looking for cardinals and sparkling gouramies and they had neither :(

They must sell out fast!
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