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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-22-2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 111
Posted By tomfromstlouis
Based on my 30 seconds of research the Koralia...

Based on my 30 seconds of research the Koralia 240 seems suited for nano tanks. Not sure if that is true but that does not sound like a big enough powerhead for a five footer. I think going a little...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-22-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 699
Posted By tomfromstlouis
A pictorial thread dedicated to the evolution of...

A pictorial thread dedicated to the evolution of a tank:

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=577761&highlight=
Forum: Tank Journals 06-21-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 21,108
Posted By tomfromstlouis
Okay, I am one week away from moving to a new...

Okay, I am one week away from moving to a new office (with a six year lease, no more moves!). I am thinking about fresh scapes for all 3 tanks and hoping to improve all 3.

In the big tank, scape...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-14-2015, 09:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 626
Posted By tomfromstlouis
I have injected co2 into my 75g tank for over ten...

I have injected co2 into my 75g tank for over ten years 24/7. My bubble rate is around 2bbs, certainly not more than 3, and I can grow most anything in there. Start lower than the 5 or 6 mentioned...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-13-2015, 02:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 225
Posted By tomfromstlouis
No wonder many who are new to the hobby have...

No wonder many who are new to the hobby have trouble. I guess it can't be illegal to sell poor ideas.
Forum: Aquascaping 06-12-2015, 07:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 446
Posted By tomfromstlouis
I like the concept of a bunch of rock with wood...

I like the concept of a bunch of rock with wood sprawling away from it. But I think the smaller rocks should be more a part of the central group; I doubt nature would throw them that far out. I...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-12-2015, 07:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 225
Posted By tomfromstlouis
HOB with carbon only??

I just met someone complaining of their aquarium water conditions and found that he has a HOB filter with replaceable carbon inserts only. When the carbon gets gunked up he replaces it with a fresh...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-10-2015, 06:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 348
Posted By tomfromstlouis
I think that our bright green plants with pale...

I think that our bright green plants with pale rock and dark substrate is an attractive combination, even if not particularly natural. I think moving a couple of the larger rocks back a bit so there...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-08-2015, 05:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 414
Posted By tomfromstlouis
I did not read everything you posted closely...

I did not read everything you posted closely because I could not get past the temperature as soon as you mentioned it. Shrimp and many plants will not thrive in mid 80s temps. If the ambient...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-28-2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 21,108
Posted By tomfromstlouis
Quickie phone photo of the current look in the...

Quickie phone photo of the current look in the 220g:

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w188/SirDoofus/aquarium/fts515_zpsyjcq9f7j.jpg
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-26-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 277
Posted By tomfromstlouis
If you are reasonably sure you will return to the...

If you are reasonably sure you will return to the hobby someday, why sell anything?

Storing a light fixture and regulator will likely cost you nothing. The economics of selling used and buying...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-20-2015, 04:40 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,260
Posted By tomfromstlouis
This was Amano's answer. It came out alright....

This was Amano's answer. It came out alright. :icon_roll

http://www.gpodio.com/posts/amano2.jpg
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-19-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,260
Posted By tomfromstlouis
The journal has more photos, but that version no...

The journal has more photos, but that version no longer exists. My latest post to the journal is a poor quality video; just learning how to do that.

Not trying to hijack this thread, but I...
Forum: Aquascaping 05-19-2015, 05:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 355
Posted By tomfromstlouis
I agree with Diana. Boiling or just soaking them...

I agree with Diana. Boiling or just soaking them for a while should make them ready to test with some non-critical fauna.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-19-2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,260
Posted By tomfromstlouis
My 220g is 30" tall. A step stool gives me access...

My 220g is 30" tall. A step stool gives me access to almost every bit of substrate, although I cannot touch bottom in the center back. Yours would not have that problem since it is not 6' long....
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-19-2015, 04:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 285
Posted By tomfromstlouis
I would not move any of the fish, but if those...

I would not move any of the fish, but if those swords or crypts are healthy and large I would consider bagging them for a week.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-15-2015, 02:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 483
Posted By tomfromstlouis
My LFS carried a full line of submersible power...

My LFS carried a full line of submersible power heads that I suspect you can find online too. I have no brand allegiance in this category. Capacity ought to be the criteria and I think mine is rated...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-14-2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 483
Posted By tomfromstlouis
I do 30% changes twice per week on my 220g altum...

I do 30% changes twice per week on my 220g altum tank. Using a pump both directions makes it all happen in one hour, including the refill of the 55g water barrel that I age the water in. This aged...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-13-2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,970
Posted By tomfromstlouis
http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w188/SirDoofus/...

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w188/SirDoofus/aquarium/altumjun14b_zps4ba01d74.jpg


http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w188/SirDoofus/aquarium/altums414b_zps414181aa.jpg
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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-13-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 211
Posted By tomfromstlouis
I am thinking the tank will be unavailable for ~2...

I am thinking the tank will be unavailable for ~2 days.

I just met with the guy who will be helping me move the tank. He suggests leaving the fish in their temporary tanks for up to a week so as...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-12-2015, 06:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 211
Posted By tomfromstlouis
moving a large planted tank: the steps to take

I will be moving a 220g tank that is now full of plants and fish and shrimp. Let's figure out the best way to pull out plants, capture fauna, and re-scape the new tank, step by step. The existing...
Forum: Plants 05-12-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,597
Posted By tomfromstlouis
For the record, my increased photo period has...

For the record, my increased photo period has helped other plants in the tank (Taiwan lily, hydrocotyle tripartita japan, blyxa), indicating I am headed the right direction with my fix, but there has...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-08-2015, 06:40 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 21,108
Posted By tomfromstlouis
This is a rather poor quality video, but it is my...

This is a rather poor quality video, but it is my first video attempt and was only done with a smartphone. Possibly better than no video at all:

http://youtu.be/v1eq50aVpx8...
Forum: Plants 04-17-2015, 06:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,597
Posted By tomfromstlouis
Here's one from January: ...

Here's one from January:

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w188/SirDoofus/aquarium/220fts115c_zpsc308b90f.jpg

Flow is good. One big canister shoots across the top (from right to left), the...
Forum: Plants 04-16-2015, 11:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,597
Posted By tomfromstlouis
I doubt that is it Monsterfish. There is some...

I doubt that is it Monsterfish. There is some Blyxa japonica in there and their roots seem fairly minor. The root systems on these 220g crypts are poor compared to the ones in the 75g; just...
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