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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-21-2017, 06:28 AM
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Posted By frog111
Check out monsterfishkeepers.com. DIY section....

Check out monsterfishkeepers.com. DIY section. Opinions vary, but building your own only becomes cost effective around or above 200 gallons or more. Most folks build a plywood tank with glass or...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   04-18-2017, 05:50 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,415
Posted By frog111
My favorite story along this line is a friend was...

My favorite story along this line is a friend was looking at my tank, admiring the discus, and then said, and the plants almost look real. At which point I informed her that sadly, those were real...
Forum: Plants   07-18-2016, 04:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 536
Posted By frog111
Lillaeopsis species. If you can get it going, it...

Lillaeopsis species. If you can get it going, it roots really well. Pygmy swords or chain swords would be another good choice.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   07-18-2016, 04:11 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,970
Posted By frog111
I had a 240 gallon tank, 8x2x2 ft. The biggest...

I had a 240 gallon tank, 8x2x2 ft. The biggest issue I found was given the tank dimensions, height of the stand, plus the top bracing, it could be difficult to reach back areas and the bottom of...
Forum: Lighting   07-10-2016, 11:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 712
Posted By frog111
I had two shop lights on a 55, DIY co2, no...

I had two shop lights on a 55, DIY co2, no dosing, and I could grow anything. Home Depot might also have a 24" shop light, would work well for the 29 gallon.
Forum: Fish   07-10-2016, 11:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,231
Posted By frog111
big thumbs up for a leopard ctenopoma. I bought...

big thumbs up for a leopard ctenopoma. I bought one for the culling of swordtail fry. Haven't seen fry in months. The leopard ctenopoma is very peaceful, not aggressive .

I'd love to try...
Forum: Plants   06-30-2016, 03:36 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 195
Posted By frog111
Plant ID, eastern Sierra

Would appreciate ideas on these two plants. Collected in the eastern Sierra . The plant on the right has a bright red stem
Forum: Plants   05-21-2016, 03:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 292
Posted By frog111
Echinodorus quadricostatus?

Echinodorus quadricostatus?
Forum: Plants   05-15-2016, 06:44 AM
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Views: 579
Posted By frog111
Pogostemon Erectus i believe

Pogostemon Erectus i believe
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-06-2016, 02:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 407
Posted By frog111
Don't know if my fixture would be sufficient for...

Don't know if my fixture would be sufficient for the sword plants. I would characterize the light level as low to medium. Depending on what you put in the fixture, you probably could up the light...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-05-2016, 04:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 407
Posted By frog111
90 gallon pentagon. The back corner is a 90...

90 gallon pentagon. The back corner is a 90 degree angle, so the drift wood needs to shaped to fit. This one leaves a space behind for fish to hide..

Lighting is a 30 dollar fixture from Home...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-05-2016, 03:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 380
Posted By frog111
Newts Salamander. Riparium vivarium ...

Newts
Salamander.

Riparium vivarium

All my other out of the box ideas are fish that need bigger tanks. Anableps anableps. Pike livebearers.


Ooh, how about a tiny juvenile bichir,...
Forum: Plants   05-01-2016, 05:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 593
Posted By frog111
I learned that star grass, heteranthera...

I learned that star grass, heteranthera zosterifolia stargrass, Will attach to driftwood and rocks quite nicely.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-01-2016, 05:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 676
Posted By frog111
While I disagree to some disagree with James M ,...

While I disagree to some disagree with James M , he does have a point. My first build took some experimentation with fiberglass resin. My second build took some searching for the right epoxy...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-01-2016, 02:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 676
Posted By frog111
There are a variety of online sources for DIY...

There are a variety of online sources for DIY plywood tanks. The first question for you is how big a tank are you looking to build? Plywood tanks only start to become cost effective when you go...
Forum: Fish   04-30-2016, 08:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,589
Posted By frog111
I went with Congo tetras and penguin tetras. I...

I went with Congo tetras and penguin tetras. I picked up 10 congo tetras and 18 penguins. The Congo tetras are doing fine, but they don't necessarily school a lot.

The penguins while the same...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   04-24-2016, 02:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 538
Posted By frog111
I'd wager most folks would not consider a 55 as a...

I'd wager most folks would not consider a 55 as a 'big' tank. 55 and under it seems easier to maintain and grow plants, from low tech to high tech. Once you start getting beyond 55 gallon...
Forum: Plants   04-23-2016, 06:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 293
Posted By frog111
A form of Lillaeopsis?

A form of Lillaeopsis?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   04-23-2016, 04:10 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 333
Posted By frog111
Dennerle pink flamingo

Was at Nature Aquarium today. They had Dennerle in vitro plants, and I picked up 2 pink flamingo crypts.. Grown in the nutrient gel.


Will be interesting to see how they do.
Forum: Plants   04-17-2016, 08:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 269
Posted By frog111
Perhaps glossostigma

Perhaps glossostigma
Forum: Low Tech Forum   04-17-2016, 04:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,767
Posted By frog111
I wonder if it is a Sagittaria species, which is...

I wonder if it is a Sagittaria species, which is larger than tennelus.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   04-17-2016, 04:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,047
Posted By frog111
I would still like to find a few online retailers...

I would still like to find a few online retailers who regularly have plants available.

I agree that I have had great success with buying from this forum, but it is always a waiting game ,...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   04-09-2016, 04:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,077
Posted By frog111
What about mulberry? I have what I assume is a...

What about mulberry? I have what I assume is a mulberry stump, that I recovered from the desert area near my home. The tree was cut down years and years ago, and the stump was pulled up. The...
Forum: Lighting   04-09-2016, 01:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 504
Posted By frog111
Low light for a 55 gives you plenty of options. ...

Low light for a 55 gives you plenty of options. You could look at the Finnex stingray . Depending on what look you want to achieve, a simple shop light would be sufficient for Java fern and...
Forum: Plants   04-08-2016, 10:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 420
Posted By frog111
A. distachyos perhaps, water hawthorne

A. distachyos perhaps, water hawthorne
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