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Forum: Algae   10-29-2013, 04:22 PM
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Posted By jameslibtech
I ended up ordering EI from GLA and drop checker...

I ended up ordering EI from GLA and drop checker and they came in last week. The day before I received the EI and drop checker I did the "One two punch" at a somewhat diluted amount. I wanted to get...
Forum: Algae   10-14-2013, 09:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,030
Posted By jameslibtech
I have upped the feeding to try and get my...

I have upped the feeding to try and get my nitrates to 20.

The T5's are 54 watt bulbs they run for 8 hours. The LED's are supposed to have an output of 104 par at 24". They are mounted about...
Forum: Algae   10-14-2013, 07:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,030
Posted By jameslibtech
@Zorfox Thank you for your input, I will get...

@Zorfox
Thank you for your input, I will get that timer asap and get the co2 on before the lights are. I have been looking into EI, so I guess now is a good time to follow through with that.
Forum: Algae   10-14-2013, 06:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,030
Posted By jameslibtech
BBA and Staghorn question/help

I have had my tank setup a few months now and I noticed a lot of BBA and Staghorn algae forming on the driftwood so I recently (last week) took the wood out and I am noticing the algae over a lot...
Forum: Tank Journals   10-05-2011, 10:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 429
Posted By jameslibtech
Depending on your pleco it might chow down on...

Depending on your pleco it might chow down on some of the plants. As far as schooling fish rummynose are cool. I also like rainbow furcatas or Celebes rainbows, however they don't school quite as...
Forum: Tank Journals   10-05-2011, 07:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,068
Posted By jameslibtech
Thanks, I'm waiting on some helferi and some...

Thanks, I'm waiting on some helferi and some blyxa to help with that!
Forum: Tank Journals   10-05-2011, 06:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,068
Posted By jameslibtech
So here is another update, most of my fish time...

So here is another update, most of my fish time today was spent on my ebi converted to salt water tank but I made some time for my fishtress ;) lol...So I received some of this really nice thin leaf...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   10-05-2011, 04:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,138
Posted By jameslibtech
Hey! What kind of shrimp are they? I wanted to...

Hey! What kind of shrimp are they? I wanted to put a dwarf puffer in with some of my shrimp but was curious if they would go after the shrimp.
Forum: Tank Journals   10-04-2011, 01:58 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,838
Posted By jameslibtech
nice

nice
Forum: Fish   10-03-2011, 05:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,456
Posted By jameslibtech
just add water and shake! lol just kidding,...

just add water and shake!
lol just kidding, good luck
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   10-03-2011, 05:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 718
Posted By jameslibtech
LOL, that's sweet, i couldn't see the baby...

LOL, that's sweet, i couldn't see the baby either. I was thinking that doesn't look like a baby too me, then I looked a little closer
Forum: Low Tech Forum   10-03-2011, 05:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 976
Posted By jameslibtech
as much as i agree with the awesomeness of low...

as much as i agree with the awesomeness of low tech! the options are not always "unlimited." Certain plants will only do well with co2 and relatively high light, regardless your tank looks awesome....
Forum: Plants   10-02-2011, 08:02 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 26,052
Posted By jameslibtech
agreed, individually spaced and planted allows...

agreed, individually spaced and planted allows the best looking and best growth from my experiences with HC
Forum: Tank Journals   10-01-2011, 07:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,068
Posted By jameslibtech
full view...moved the rocks around added some...

full view...moved the rocks around added some more manzanita and ludwigia
http://img191.imageshack.us/img191/1185/003dqt.jpg
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   10-01-2011, 05:25 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,914
Posted By jameslibtech
my shrimp love the evi stratum from fluval

my shrimp love the evi stratum from fluval
Forum: Tank Journals   10-01-2011, 05:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,068
Posted By jameslibtech
After I pulled out all of the hair grass ...

After I pulled out all of the hair grass
http://img834.imageshack.us/img834/994/001xpkm.jpg
Moved some of the rocks around, still not happy with the scape probably going to move them around some...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   10-01-2011, 03:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,681
Posted By jameslibtech
Oh by the way, as far as molts I have never taken...

Oh by the way, as far as molts I have never taken them out they seem to actually like eating their own molts. I've never had an issue with the water quality, so I'd assume its not a issue. Also with...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   10-01-2011, 03:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,681
Posted By jameslibtech
Cherry shrimp are fairly bomb proof, they clean...

Cherry shrimp are fairly bomb proof, they clean fairly well, but most of all they are pretty awesome and are a nice contrast to all of the greens in a planted tank. They will breed and most of the...
Forum: Tank Journals   09-30-2011, 07:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,068
Posted By jameslibtech
That's why I love this forum, great advice and I...

That's why I love this forum, great advice and I appreciate the blunt honesty. It has been bugging me how it doesn't tie together and I was thinking of putting some twisty manzanita coming out of the...
Forum: Tank Journals   09-30-2011, 12:58 AM
Replies: 486
Views: 80,990
Posted By jameslibtech
looking great!

looking great!
Forum: Tank Journals   09-30-2011, 12:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,068
Posted By jameslibtech
Tonight I'm going to pull out the dwarf hair...

Tonight I'm going to pull out the dwarf hair grass, theres this funky hair algae growin off of it...
Forum: Tank Journals   09-29-2011, 05:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,068
Posted By jameslibtech
I agree, I am still undecided on the right half...

I agree, I am still undecided on the right half of the tank, debating taking on some of the rock and putting more branches on the right side with some reddish stem plants and maybe blyxa in front of...
Forum: Tank Journals   09-29-2011, 06:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 397
Posted By jameslibtech
Thanks, but no they aren't, for some reason in...

Thanks, but no they aren't, for some reason in this picture they do look awfully low...weird


EDIT: so I ended up double checking this morning and they are actually burried lower then the...
Forum: Tank Journals   09-29-2011, 05:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 397
Posted By jameslibtech
Blue Tiger Breeding/Planted tank

So my adventure with shrimp started as I'm sure many others did, with red cherry shrimp. I put them in my tanks and they started breeding and of course after a while you start to assume you have some...
Forum: Tank Journals   09-29-2011, 05:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,068
Posted By jameslibtech
Journey of the 60(High Techish) semi pic heavy

I've been playing with this tank for quite a while now. Originally I got it to raise discus(props to Hans, killer customer service) and once they got almost full grown I ended up selling the discus...
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