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Forum: Lighting 06-07-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 340
Posted By nikonD70s
help: which finnex for my 135g?

i am bored of my south american 135g tank. and going back to planted. i currently have a 135g tank. its 18" wide and 24" high. i am looking at the finnex fixtures. and want to get 2 36" inch fixture...
Forum: Fish 06-05-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,242
Posted By nikonD70s
Very nice tank tom. Ur altums are looking great....

Very nice tank tom. Ur altums are looking great. Its rare to have altums reach 12"+ in captivity. Are u running co2 in ur tank?
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 05-24-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,015
Posted By nikonD70s
i'd prolly say $$$ being the number one thing....

i'd prolly say $$$ being the number one thing. and some good source for vendors. and id highly recommend an import license so you can import from diff countries to get the good stuff.

i would...
Forum: Substrate 05-24-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 447
Posted By nikonD70s
anyone using active-flora lake gem?

im thinking of getting the activ flora gem lake version instead of the black ones. but cant seem to find pics of a tank with the lake gem version.

anyone using the lake gem version and have pics...
Forum: Substrate 05-23-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 266
Views: 39,543
Posted By nikonD70s
anyone have pics of the lake gem ones in a tank?...

anyone have pics of the lake gem ones in a tank? looking to get those instead of the black but cant find pics of the lake gem ones in a tank.
Forum: DIY 02-15-2014, 01:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 500
Posted By nikonD70s
i currently used the 10w flood leds. if i...

i currently used the 10w flood leds. if i remember correctly its:

Yellow:green
Blue:white
Brown:black

the led's only had 2 wires. just match the 2. u dont need the 3rd wire.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 01-03-2014, 01:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 340
Posted By nikonD70s
i use the cheap $13 one from [Ebay Link Removed]...

i use the cheap $13 one from [Ebay Link Removed] works pretty good for its price. and gets the job done. but if i wanted to spend extra money on a better one pinpoint is the way to go.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-03-2014, 01:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 355
Posted By nikonD70s
higher grades are just leaves that are perfect...

higher grades are just leaves that are perfect (no holes,nice colors etc) and higher grades have more tannings. but if you're just getting them for your shrimp to feed off. just get the cheapest ones...
Forum: Fish 12-26-2013, 09:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 459
Posted By nikonD70s
if they also comes in red and blue then its def...

if they also comes in red and blue then its def gen modified.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-21-2013, 05:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 670
Posted By nikonD70s
another alternative is using muriatic acid...

another alternative is using muriatic acid (dangerous stuff) if u dont handle it properly. but u'll need a ph meter to measure your ph so u know how much acid u need to apply. its what i am using for...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-03-2013, 10:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,605
Posted By nikonD70s
losing altums are completely normal. i have...

losing altums are completely normal. i have learned a lot and wasted a few thousands on altums lol. i think i am pretty advance now when keeping altums. i can keep them alive pretty easily now. the...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-03-2013, 08:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,605
Posted By nikonD70s
transfer them to my brothers tank. and they all...

transfer them to my brothers tank. and they all died the next day.

but im growing out 16 small ones right now.
Forum: Fish 10-29-2013, 06:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,126
Posted By nikonD70s
u can try bolivian rams. they are more hardier...

u can try bolivian rams. they are more hardier and quite nice.

or

Appistogrammas, their are prolly 100 species of them or more. and most of them have nice colors and stays small.
Forum: Lighting 10-26-2013, 12:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 414
Posted By nikonD70s
i had 3 of the 10watts on my 135. but i only grew...

i had 3 of the 10watts on my 135. but i only grew anubias on my large driftwood. it did extremely well. and i had lil to no algae on my tank. and no algae on the anubias.

however, i wouldnt use...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-18-2013, 08:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,488
Posted By nikonD70s
instead of doing 50% a week. its better to do 2...

instead of doing 50% a week. its better to do 2 small ones a week. your nitrate is prolly high cuz our discus is pooping to much with that bioload. and from uneaten food that goes to the bottom.
...
Forum: Equipment 10-02-2013, 05:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 655
Posted By nikonD70s
fluval fx5 or any of the larger eheim cannisters....

fluval fx5 or any of the larger eheim cannisters.

you can look around and find great deals on used ones.
Forum: Aquascaping 10-02-2013, 05:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 946
Posted By nikonD70s
or u can go to a park or somewhere that has lots...

or u can go to a park or somewhere that has lots of trees. you will find plenty of fallen branches that are already dried up
Forum: Fish 10-02-2013, 01:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,261
Posted By nikonD70s
how fast is fast when these guys reproduced? i...

how fast is fast when these guys reproduced? i have 16 still juvie wild altums. and their main diets are mostly live foods. only live food i currently feed them are live blackworms. so i wanna try...
Forum: Equipment 10-01-2013, 05:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 841
Posted By nikonD70s
i used to say the same thing about ph meters. in...

i used to say the same thing about ph meters. in my many years of keeping fish. i was never the one to check water parameters. but ever since getting into wild altums. they made me learn to check...
Forum: Fish 09-21-2013, 07:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 452
Posted By nikonD70s
def one of my fav pleco's. in the end they will...

def one of my fav pleco's. in the end they will atleast go for $100 each. everybody just waiting for the last min to bid. i bought 3 small ones a year ago for $100 each. and my wild discus killed...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-17-2013, 12:09 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,181
Posted By nikonD70s
yeah david over at angelfishusa bought pretty...

yeah david over at angelfishusa bought pretty much all of dales F1's. and in my opinion is has nothing to do with the weather. its most likely how the exporters are handling altums. they are handling...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-16-2013, 07:48 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,181
Posted By nikonD70s
angelfishusa has some tank bred ones. depends on...

angelfishusa has some tank bred ones. depends on the ones they pick for u. some looks nice while some looks ugly. and the price is high at $75 each for small ones. but i personally would just go with...
Forum: Fish 09-16-2013, 06:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,335
Posted By nikonD70s
if anything these may have like 10% altum genes...

if anything these may have like 10% altum genes from many generations of cross breeding. the name and saying cross from altum x scalare is just a marketing gimmick. to make it look more appealing....
Forum: Equipment 09-05-2013, 07:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,264
Posted By nikonD70s
u can get one of those pumps people use for their...

u can get one of those pumps people use for their sumps. i know brands like rio have pretty cheap pumps for like 20-30 bucks.

and i always been the kind that brings in their garden hose to fill...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-02-2013, 05:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 390
Posted By nikonD70s
they make the water soft and lowers ph. and micro...

they make the water soft and lowers ph. and micro organism grows on the leaves and shrimps eats them and the leaves.
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