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Forum: Tank Journals 06-05-2015, 08:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 984
Posted By doinkmobb
Added some frogbit yesterday. A member named...

Added some frogbit yesterday. A member named ddavila06 sent me a lifetime supply.

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f57/doinkmobb/Fish/frogbit1_zpsvjxtt2x5.jpg~original...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-03-2015, 06:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 984
Posted By doinkmobb
If it were just a pair of Apistogramma, they'd be...

If it were just a pair of Apistogramma, they'd be fine in this tank. Apistogramma + some other fish feels like too much to me. I usually like to have a conservative number of fish, I'm always worried...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-03-2015, 02:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 984
Posted By doinkmobb
Thanks. She wasn't home. I do most of my...

Thanks.
She wasn't home. I do most of my projects when she's not around or asleep, as to avoid "the business". Even so, sometimes she'll see some sand or filter gunk in the shower and get a little...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-02-2015, 03:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 984
Posted By doinkmobb
Yeah, I understand the tannins are just to...

Yeah, I understand the tannins are just to increase acidity and promote a certain "authentic" look as well. I've decided against a pair of Apistogramma, I feel like the tank is just a bit too small....
Forum: Tank Journals 06-02-2015, 05:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 984
Posted By doinkmobb
More fun with the TDS meter Tap water - 265 ppm...

More fun with the TDS meter
Tap water - 265 ppm
Top off water sitting in a bucket - 270 ppm
Tank water - 370 ppm

TDS measurement of the tap water is 25% higher than it was on Thursday....
Forum: Tank Journals 05-31-2015, 01:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 984
Posted By doinkmobb
I thought about putting some peat in a media bag...

I thought about putting some peat in a media bag and sticking it in the Fluval. With the extract though, I can add in a little or a lot, depending on how clear the tanks looks.

I did add a little...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-29-2015, 08:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 984
Posted By doinkmobb
I made some homemade blackwater extract today. I...

I made some homemade blackwater extract today. I grabbed 12-15 magnolia leaves from my front yard, threw them in the food processor with some water, strained the muck through a media bag and got some...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-29-2015, 03:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 984
Posted By doinkmobb
Here is the tank without the modified splash...

Here is the tank without the modified splash shield in place. Super bright, the fish were immediately not amused by this. This is only the one 6500K bulb, it's blinding with the 10K bulb on too.
...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-28-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 984
Posted By doinkmobb
Sorry, let me explain that a little better. ...

Sorry, let me explain that a little better.

Yes, it's the two bulb fixture, with only one 6500K bulb on. And on the acrylic insert shield that protects the bulbs from getting wet, I covered a...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-28-2015, 04:36 PM
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Views: 984
Posted By doinkmobb
I'm sure the fish will do fine in super hard...

I'm sure the fish will do fine in super hard water, but I'd like to at least make an effort to recreate the softer, acidic waters these fish come from.

MW is the best place around, but it's still...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-28-2015, 04:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 984
Posted By doinkmobb
Mr. Aqua 17G Amazon blackwater biotope-ish

Tank - Mr. Aqua 17.1 gallon (23.6" x 11.8" x 14.2")
Lighting - ZooMed 24" T5 fixture
Bulb - Ultra Sun 6500K
Filter - Fluval 304 (bought in 2005)
Heater - Hydor ETH 300 inline
Substrate - pool...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-28-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 583
Posted By doinkmobb
https://sunlightsupply.com/shop/bycategory/fluores...

https://sunlightsupply.com/shop/bycategory/fluorescent-lighting/sun-blaze-t5-ho-strip-light-supremes

I had this light over my neglected 55 and my undemanding plants grew pretty well with it. A...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-30-2013, 09:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,103
Posted By doinkmobb
I filled up the tank to just below the rim...

I filled up the tank to just below the rim aaaaannd...four fish jump out. I bought 5 guppies of which 2 males and a female jumped to their demise. One of my ancient lemon tetras decided to check out...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-27-2013, 03:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,103
Posted By doinkmobb
I didn't have an algal bloom yet which I thought...

I didn't have an algal bloom yet which I thought was kinda weird. I planted pretty heavily right from the start though, which may have helped. I'm sure I'll need to dial the light back some or go to...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-27-2013, 07:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,103
Posted By doinkmobb
Mr. Aqua 17.4 - Fred's upgrade

I think I'm much more of a casual hobbyist than many of you out there because I didn't take any pictures of me shaking the UPS man's hand as he dropped off the box containing my tank or me unwrapping...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-24-2013, 11:38 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,046
Posted By doinkmobb
They all eventually jump out. Always. I've...

They all eventually jump out. Always.

I've given up on hatchets. Even with a full canopy with just a small area cutout for the HOB filter, they still managed to suicide themselves. I even found a...
Forum: Lighting 06-26-2012, 02:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 475
Posted By doinkmobb
For years, I had two T12 shoplights over my 55...

For years, I had two T12 shoplights over my 55 gallon; four 40W bulbs = 160w about 22" over the substrate. I was able to grow crypts, java fern, rotala, swords no problem. I briefly ran DIY CO2 but...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-21-2012, 01:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 576
Posted By doinkmobb
It was so long ago, I don't remember. I siliconed...

It was so long ago, I don't remember. I siliconed it on the inside and outside. The first time I filled it up, it leaked a tiny bit - like a few minutes of droplets coming out. It looks horrible, but...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-20-2012, 06:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 599
Posted By doinkmobb
http://www.sunlightsupply.com/p-13097-sun-blaze-t5...

http://www.sunlightsupply.com/p-13097-sun-blaze-t5-ho-strip-light-supremes.aspx

I've got the 48" version over my 55 gallon. 54w of T5 HO is as good, if not better, than the 160w of T12 NO lighting...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-20-2012, 06:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 576
Posted By doinkmobb
I cracked my 55 gallon in 2000 or 2001 - the...

I cracked my 55 gallon in 2000 or 2001 - the crack is about 4-5" long at one of the bottom corners of the tank. I gooped a ton of silicone on it (looks pretty messy) but I've been using it for almost...
Forum: Fish 06-13-2012, 04:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 880
Posted By doinkmobb
I'm done with hatchets and serpaes. I've got a...

I'm done with hatchets and serpaes. I've got a full canopy over my 55g and all 6 hatchets managed to jump out at the rate of one per month. And the serpaes nipped the hell out of my angels.

I've...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 05-23-2012, 08:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,404
Posted By doinkmobb
Is the tank 24" long? If so, try something like...

Is the tank 24" long? If so, try something like this http://www.sunlightsupply.com/p-13097-sun-blaze-t5-ho-strip-light-supremes.aspx

A 24 watt T5 bulb with a good reflector should be a noticeable...
Forum: Equipment 12-06-2011, 06:28 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,547
Posted By doinkmobb
I wouldn't have to kill myself because I'd be...

I wouldn't have to kill myself because I'd be long dead before my apartment/house got to 90 degrees. That sounds like torture.



It's 90 degrees in the summer too! Death. If you are able to...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 12-05-2011, 06:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 604
Posted By doinkmobb
It's clarkii, not clakii.

It's clarkii, not clakii.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 05-20-2011, 05:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,368
Posted By doinkmobb
48" T12 = 40 watts 48" T8 = 32 watts 80...

48" T12 = 40 watts
48" T8 = 32 watts

80 watts of T12 (or 72 watts mixed T8/T12) might be enough light to grow some plants, but only if they were right at the surface of the water. I had 160 watts...
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