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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-10-2007, 12:20 PM
Replies: 388
Views: 61,628
Posted By standoyo
I love that you tell it well. I'm pretty...

I love that you tell it well. I'm pretty depressed. Silly me. [until I read the other thread!]
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-03-2007, 04:46 PM
Replies: 370
Views: 147,483
Posted By standoyo
Fantastic! The worse IMO are dragonfly larvae....

Fantastic!
The worse IMO are dragonfly larvae. They are killers in the tank and live up to 7 years. Fishes and shrimp get eaten or killed by them.
Forum: Tank Journals 12-24-2006, 05:49 PM
Replies: 589
Views: 77,236
Posted By standoyo
Hi Steve, I'm always amazed at the...

Hi Steve,

I'm always amazed at the progression of this tank and beneath it.
Looks and feel like I know this tank warts and all almost!

The Aquacontroller jr sounds like a worthwhile...
Forum: Tank Journals 12-01-2006, 09:56 PM
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Views: 77,236
Posted By standoyo
Pressure mounting from kids... plot thickens. lol

Pressure mounting from kids... plot thickens. lol
Forum: Tank Journals 11-29-2006, 06:23 AM
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Posted By standoyo
Revenge of the discus? hmmm. Quite a bit of drama...

Revenge of the discus? hmmm. Quite a bit of drama in there. :flick:
Forum: Tank Journals 11-22-2006, 07:32 AM
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Views: 77,236
Posted By standoyo
Can you see where it's going? After a hundred...

Can you see where it's going? After a hundred times of this repeating, the novelty wears off. [jaded me!] A bit sad really but your tank looks great. better eggs on the leaves than algae!
Forum: Tank Journals 11-13-2006, 03:44 AM
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Views: 77,236
Posted By standoyo
Ok Steve, I guess I should explain. After the...

Ok Steve, I guess I should explain.
After the eggs hatch, the fry in the beginning are sticky[yolk sac], mum and dad can pick them up and place them in safe corner where they can guard them.
Once...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-12-2006, 03:00 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,792
Posted By standoyo
That's a really nice setup you have there Petrus...

That's a really nice setup you have there Petrus and the tanks is looking better and better I think. Nice use of space and balance of the 3 sided view. Not sure how you can make that very nice piece...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-10-2006, 07:58 PM
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Views: 77,236
Posted By standoyo
That's right, I'm of the same experience that...

That's right, I'm of the same experience that it's too hard to have successful spawns in a community tank. Tried a dozen times. Planted makes it even harder. BB tanks would be a better bet. Steve,...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-05-2006, 06:46 AM
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Views: 77,236
Posted By standoyo
Echo! Echo! :thumbsup: Thanks for the on-site...

Echo! Echo! :thumbsup: Thanks for the on-site report Marcel!

Steve, the tech behind your tank is really a plant geek's wet dream lol!
Wish I really knew how to put those little gadgets together!
Forum: Tank Journals 11-01-2006, 07:39 AM
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Posted By standoyo
Cool eh? read that years ago in one of Bernd...

Cool eh? read that years ago in one of Bernd Degen's books. Considering how shy they are at first, it's like you've won them over!

I've actually got plan B so it's more like an experiment to buck...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-29-2006, 03:12 PM
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Views: 77,236
Posted By standoyo
It is a difficult decision and brave of you to do...

It is a difficult decision and brave of you to do it. I sometimes do it when it is a DLC[dead lost case]. When it's emaciated, pale and gets blown about by the slightest current. Luckily it's not...
Forum: Algae 10-26-2006, 08:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,439
Posted By standoyo
Since I have don't have quality reliable test...

Since I have don't have quality reliable test kits, from my observations, a lot of things Tom says rings true.
Eg. CO2-runs out and I'm away on holiday for a week- all sorts of algae problems....
Forum: Fish 10-26-2006, 08:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,136
Posted By standoyo
Congrats on choosing discus, very beautiful...

Congrats on choosing discus, very beautiful markings on them.

In Asia we like to call these 'Tiger' because of the verticle lines.

Breeding them in planted tanks is near impossible! The fries...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-15-2006, 04:43 PM
Replies: 589
Views: 77,236
Posted By standoyo
There's definitely something about winning over...

There's definitely something about winning over shy discus till the point of them eating out of your hand. That feels great. I really love the curious wonders that are so graceful and not so...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-15-2006, 04:55 AM
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Posted By standoyo
The discus looks really nice and comfy! Orange...

The discus looks really nice and comfy! Orange creeping in? XXXXX bits I presume!
Tank is coming along nicely, IME anubias takes a little time to look grown in.

When all the discus grow up to be...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-11-2006, 10:22 AM
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Posted By standoyo
It's actually quite easy to differenciate taiwan...

It's actually quite easy to differenciate taiwan and java if you have both because of the size difference in fronds and longer fronds of java moss.
Taiwan is much smaller in comparison and denser in...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-09-2006, 05:30 PM
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Views: 77,236
Posted By standoyo
That sand is really nice to use. The moss I find...

That sand is really nice to use. The moss I find is easier to identify if growing well in clumps. Otherwise you might want to ask Mr. Ghazanfar Ghori who was the champ at guessing the mosses!
Forum: Tank Journals 10-08-2006, 06:17 AM
Replies: 589
Views: 77,236
Posted By standoyo
Talking I think it's all the above and most of all I feel...

I think it's all the above and most of all I feel i'm talking to the fellow in steve's avatar :hihi: He looks to be a friendly sort. Fellow primates like me can relate to that! [I'm without a suit...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-04-2006, 06:03 PM
Replies: 589
Views: 77,236
Posted By standoyo
I'd agree on that. Beyond the limitation of the...

I'd agree on that. Beyond the limitation of the gear, i think those are great pics Steve.
Borrow a buddy's camera if you must but getting a great pic on your own is something to be happy about. This...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-24-2006, 05:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,256
Posted By standoyo
Thanks. 4times deeper? Not quite! It's an 85G....

Thanks. 4times deeper? Not quite! It's an 85G. 3x2x2 ft. Using optical illusions of depth[ala golden section] and small leaved plants help... Still looking for some altums to fill it up! A bit...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-20-2006, 11:45 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 12,878
Posted By standoyo
Wow, Derrick I love your downoi! and Toninas! So...

Wow, Derrick I love your downoi! and Toninas! So healthy! The tank looks fabulous now. Impressive!
Forum: Tank Journals 09-20-2006, 04:16 AM
Replies: 589
Views: 77,236
Posted By standoyo
Wow more discus and auto water change? What's the...

Wow more discus and auto water change? What's the double of priceless?

Would love to see that tank auto-water change schematics. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Forum: Tank Journals 09-18-2006, 09:45 AM
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Views: 77,236
Posted By standoyo
I thought so to. But the markings on the body...

I thought so to. But the markings on the body save the face tend to fill up as they reach maturity. We'll know in less than a year. lol.
Forum: Tank Journals 09-18-2006, 03:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,256
Posted By standoyo
Hi guys thanks For the compliments, helps to have...

Hi guys thanks For the compliments, helps to have friends with access to branchy driftwood! lol.

YOuHO-I applied some ideas about the golden section and found them to be very useful and made...
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