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Forum: Lighting 08-17-2014, 10:11 PM
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Posted By johnson18
I love the BML 36" XB series custom spectrum...

I love the BML 36" XB series custom spectrum fixture I ordered in March for my 20l riparium so much that I ordered an identical fixture for a new 40b emersed crypt tank the beginning of last week!...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 08-13-2014, 10:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 407
Posted By johnson18
Is this a closed top? If so, it would be ideal...

Is this a closed top? If so, it would be ideal for growing Crypts emersed in a planter! Most Cryptocoryne species are far more likely to produce spathes while emersed. Might add some nice pops of...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-13-2014, 10:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 391
Posted By johnson18
If the plants have long enough roots that...

If the plants have long enough roots that planting just the roots alone into the substrate while leaving the rhizome exposed will secure them you're fine. I've had several of both plants positioned...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 08-12-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,994
Posted By johnson18
T. caput-medusae that I got from WW has been...

T. caput-medusae that I got from WW has been working on blooming for almost a month now! Finally got a few flowers over the last five days! Three in total!
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Forum: Tank Journals 08-12-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 25,146
Posted By johnson18
There are now 10 ember tetras in this tank now. ...

There are now 10 ember tetras in this tank now.

Plants are all growing like crazy. I find the submersed growth impressive considering the light is ~44" above the substrate! Hygrophila sp....
Forum: Tank Journals 08-12-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 9,667
Posted By johnson18
BML has been ordered! I need to figure out...

BML has been ordered!

I need to figure out how I want to handle heating and air pumps for the addition of the 40b. I'm thinking I will add another large air pump like the one I purchased for the...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 08-10-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 808
Posted By johnson18
That's great! Sadly, we got no one year...

That's great! Sadly, we got no one year update.... :icon_cry: hahahaha! I'm sure it's looking awesome though!
Forum: Tank Journals 08-10-2014, 05:23 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 9,667
Posted By johnson18
I really hate to admit and post this..........

I really hate to admit and post this....... BUT...here it goes... Over the last month, since being in a car wreck(you can read more on that topic & see pics in my riparium journal) my emersed 55 has...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-10-2014, 05:00 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 9,667
Posted By johnson18
Not sure how I miss this when you posted it,...

Not sure how I miss this when you posted it, whoops!

I'm running dual bulb t5ho fixtures with a Giesemann Aquaflora/Midday bulb combo. I have been really impressed with the bulbs, they've made a...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-04-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,588
Posted By johnson18
Looks like everything is progressing along well!...

Looks like everything is progressing along well! I'm glad to see things are going well.

With Java Fern babies that I wanted to replant into substrate, I've always just let them grow on the parent...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-20-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 12,078
Posted By johnson18
Johnson18's 55 Gallon II-Gettin Dirty

Haha, he was definitely interested in everything, always is! Oh yeah, all three of my dogs get regular nail maintenance! Although it's been much easier since the move. There's no grass, so everything...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-18-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 12,078
Posted By johnson18
The new filter just arrived. ...

The new filter just arrived.
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Everything looks great & I'm quite excited to get it installed. Due to the where the power strip is the filter will...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-15-2014, 11:11 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 12,078
Posted By johnson18
Johnson18's 55 Gallon II-Gettin Dirty

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Here's a shot of my Anubias barteri var nana 'stardust'! The crappy looking leaf is the only one left from prior to the move. As you can see it's...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-13-2014, 01:40 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 12,078
Posted By johnson18
I've never had a issue with temp spike/drop on...

I've never had a issue with temp spike/drop on either side of lights on/off, even when I was running two dual t5ho fixtures 12+ hours a day. I'll watch it more closely over the next few days to see...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-12-2014, 04:36 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 12,078
Posted By johnson18
Johnson18's 55 Gallon II-Gettin Dirty

So over the last 5-6 days I've lost 6 of the tetras. :( I'm not sure why. The fish all look healthy, no signs of disease. They have shown up dead one every day or so, sometimes two per day mostly...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-04-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 12,078
Posted By johnson18
I spent a few hours working on this tank tonight....

I spent a few hours working on this tank tonight. Did a little trim of the Hydrocotyle, cut them all down short, diced the tops and replanted them. Just trying to get a thicker overall look as it...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-03-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,367
Posted By johnson18
Your tank looks good. Just read through the...

Your tank looks good. Just read through the progression, seems like the ferts & DIY co2 have really helped. You've got some nice colors mixed in there. Ha the upturned leaves are definitely...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-03-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 662
Posted By johnson18
Wow! Those first ten weeks passed awfully quick!...

Wow! Those first ten weeks passed awfully quick! ;p lol. Nice looking tank!
Forum: Tank Journals 07-03-2014, 01:14 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 12,078
Posted By johnson18
Just picked up 11 Black neon tetras to go with...

Just picked up 11 Black neon tetras to go with the one lonely fish. Also got two Otos, gonna go back next week and pick up several more.
Forum: Tank Journals 07-03-2014, 01:10 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 25,146
Posted By johnson18
Just got back from the lfs, picked up three nice...

Just got back from the lfs, picked up three nice little E. parvoflorus that I added to the tank as mentioned a few posts up. Also got four Ember Tetras. I know, not really enough but that was all...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-02-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 14,922
Posted By johnson18
Oh, I'm also really liking that marbled pothos...

Oh, I'm also really liking that marbled pothos you picked up! Just got a pot yesterday, not quite as much white in mine though!
Forum: Tank Journals 07-02-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 14,922
Posted By johnson18
Just reread this thread! Felt like I had missed a...

Just reread this thread! Felt like I had missed a lot since I last commented so I decided to start from scratch. I'm really digging the looks of the new 55. Huge bummer about the old one dying. I am...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-02-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 25,146
Posted By johnson18
Well, I added a nice chunk of Spider plant,...

Well, I added a nice chunk of Spider plant, Chlorophytum comosum, to the HOB on Saturday. We have a large pot hanging in the front walkway of the house. This was a big chunk that my sister's Great...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-02-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 25,146
Posted By johnson18
Here are just a few shots of the tank as it is...

Here are just a few shots of the tank as it is now. Definitely very much still a work in progress, as far as the emersed plants are concerned. I've added some plants, still have a huge pot of golden...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-01-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 12,078
Posted By johnson18
Johnson18's 55 Gallon II-Gettin Dirty

This tank has been doing quite well. I'm pleased with the new growth. It needs a WC to removed some of the tannins, but I don't think it'll happen for another week or so. I have been getting a small...
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