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Forum: Plants   03-05-2007, 03:06 AM
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Posted By SoCalSunset
I'll take better pics with the digicam as soon as...

I'll take better pics with the digicam as soon as I get a chance, here are some quick snapshots with my cellphone:

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y46/SoCalSunset/3356f8d7a457.jpg
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Forum: Plants   03-02-2007, 07:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 646
Posted By SoCalSunset
Finished

Here's what I did:

I got a container and put tank water in it, and the large bunch of jfern.

Then, I started pulling it apart, seperating each little rhizome cutting (there were a lot, I didn't...
Forum: Plants   03-02-2007, 02:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 646
Posted By SoCalSunset
Great, thanks Ashappar! I'm sitting at the table...

Great, thanks Ashappar! I'm sitting at the table with a bucket of java ferns getting ready to tie them to my driftwood... kinda tedious but enjoyable
Forum: Plants   03-02-2007, 01:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 646
Posted By SoCalSunset
Proper way to attach java fern?

Hi, just bought some java fern, but it's really a bunch of small rhizome cuttings bunched together, so, what is the best way to attach them to my driftwood?

Several cuttings bunched together or...
Forum: Equipment   02-09-2007, 10:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,902
Posted By SoCalSunset
No problem Ed! :proud:

No problem Ed!

:proud:
Forum: Equipment   02-08-2007, 03:12 AM
Replies: 11
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Posted By SoCalSunset
My 180g is a Fujimoto, I bought it at Pet World...

My 180g is a Fujimoto, I bought it at Pet World in Long Beach, CA.

I've moved it from Long Beach to West Covina, to San Dimas, to Monrovia, now back to West Covina, and I'm telling you, that is...
Forum: Lighting   02-02-2007, 11:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,222
Posted By SoCalSunset
I knew what you meant Rex :proud: Okay,...

I knew what you meant Rex :proud:

Okay, well, first order of business is to build a canopy then. I guess I wont need glass lids at that point?
Forum: Lighting   02-02-2007, 08:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,222
Posted By SoCalSunset
Thank you everyone for the suggestions, tips, and...

Thank you everyone for the suggestions, tips, and help. It is greatly appreciated.



Since I want to keep with CF's (mainly because it seems less bulbs are used), I have researched AHsupply...
Forum: Lighting   02-02-2007, 01:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,222
Posted By SoCalSunset
So then the lights I bought will suffice?

So then the lights I bought will suffice?
Forum: Lighting   01-31-2007, 07:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,222
Posted By SoCalSunset
First large planted tank (180g)

Hello everyone,

I'm starting my first large planted tank (my only previous experience with planted tanks are with 10g's with 20w cf lights, no co2 or ferts), and I just want to put my ideas out...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   08-21-2004, 06:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 503
Posted By SoCalSunset
Riccia fluitans can be attached to some types of...

Riccia fluitans can be attached to some types of rock and/or driftwood. But I've heard it takes quite a bit of effort with tying or weighing it down (its a floating plant). But established tanks...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   08-21-2004, 03:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,030
Posted By SoCalSunset
So many aquarists worked hard to get "aquababies"...

So many aquarists worked hard to get "aquababies" and the like, reduced to the barely surviving companies that they are today. Yet,so many aquarists are taking the term "nano tank" too far. If you...
Forum: Lighting   08-20-2004, 08:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 789
Posted By SoCalSunset
The 55w reflectors are only 4" wide, so I can fit...

The 55w reflectors are only 4" wide, so I can fit 3 rows of 2 (a total of 44in by 12).

Can you suggest any specific LED setups? Since all the room in the canopy will be taken, I was thinking of...
Forum: Lighting   08-20-2004, 06:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 789
Posted By SoCalSunset
Hey Rex, do you think 4x55 will be enough for...

Hey Rex, do you think 4x55 will be enough for highlight plants? If it isn't, and I go with the 6x55 kit, I wont have enough room for the 1x13 kit. So I'd have to find another solution for night...
Forum: Lighting   08-20-2004, 09:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 789
Posted By SoCalSunset
I actually do already have some flora and fauna...

I actually do already have some flora and fauna in there right now. I have about 5 or 6 tiger lotuses, cardamine, anacharis, java fern, and hornwort.

As far as fish, I have some platies, a pair...
Forum: Lighting   08-20-2004, 09:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 789
Posted By SoCalSunset
Ooops, I should've been more specific. The tank...

Ooops, I should've been more specific. The tank is 61.5" long (5' 1.5"), and 13" wide. The 24" depth is from the outside of the tank, since I never measured the inside. It is 80g's right?

I've...
Forum: Lighting   08-18-2004, 03:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 789
Posted By SoCalSunset
I really need help.............

I just can't decide on a lighting solution for my 80g tank. It gives me a headache everytime I think about it.

If you could give me some suggestions that would be greatly appreciated.
Here are...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   07-23-2004, 09:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,061
Posted By SoCalSunset
Actually, I do find your little eco-tank...

Actually, I do find your little eco-tank interesting, but hearing about a molly (I've seen how big they can get) in a 2.5g just reminds me too much of aquababies :mad: . I've heard of people doing...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   07-23-2004, 08:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,061
Posted By SoCalSunset
A black molly in a 2.5? They need more space...

A black molly in a 2.5? They need more space than that bro. It sounds like you've had this tank setup for a while, but I hope you realize that the fish in there will get stunted from the lack of...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   07-22-2004, 09:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,394
Posted By SoCalSunset
Nice pic of the marimos, lol

Nice pic of the marimos, lol
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   07-22-2004, 08:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,536
Posted By SoCalSunset
I love posting this pic..............

Where I live, we have very hard water at 8.5 ph! So all I did was add driftwood. There were two reasons:

1)IMO, driftwood makes planted tanks look awesome
2)It softens the water and lowers ph...
Forum: Equipment   07-20-2004, 03:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,223
Posted By SoCalSunset
$250 is not bad, but for the 4x54w, i'll only be...

$250 is not bad, but for the 4x54w, i'll only be getting 2.7wpg. But I noticed that Wasser you only have 2wpg over your 100g, and that is one nice looking tank.

So what do you think? Go with...
Forum: Equipment   07-19-2004, 11:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,223
Posted By SoCalSunset
Yeah, I'm going to get it from foster and smith...

Yeah, I'm going to get it from foster and smith because they have the kit for $280, and petsolutions has the filter w/media (no tubes) for $400! :mad:


Where would you get the lights from wonder...
Forum: Equipment   07-19-2004, 08:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,223
Posted By SoCalSunset
I'm looking at the Pro 2128, that's one sweeet...

I'm looking at the Pro 2128, that's one sweeet filter! :proud: Plus I'll get the surface extractor, the prefilter module and the liquidoser.

As far as the tank dimensions, they are: 61"L, 24"H,...
Forum: Equipment   07-19-2004, 09:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,223
Posted By SoCalSunset
I need Epimp help! lol

I just bought an 80g from sparkysko on these forums not too long ago, and I need help deciding on a filter and lighting for it. It's going to be a planted tank, so I need at least 3wpg, and a filter...
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