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Forum: Tank Journals 06-10-2014, 12:38 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 30,198
Posted By PeterN1986
I've totally forgotten the name of that plant. I...

I've totally forgotten the name of that plant. I don't think it's A. Reinecki (sp?). I got a break on it from my LFS since they were the last two bunches and didn't look great at all.

I think the...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-09-2014, 11:43 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 30,198
Posted By PeterN1986
Decided to do an experiment by adding my 12"...

Decided to do an experiment by adding my 12" Fugeray in the front with the Planted+ in the back, partially to get better light coverage for pictures and partially for algae to grow for my grand total...
Forum: Substrate 06-02-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 739
Posted By PeterN1986
Run carbon in your filter for a week or two, then...

Run carbon in your filter for a week or two, then switch it over to purigen.
Forum: Tank Journals 05-31-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 30,198
Posted By PeterN1986
Thanks guys, things, even crappy things, happen...

Thanks guys, things, even crappy things, happen for a reason I think. Fortunately, firing me would open a huge hole in the department, so they sorta need me! Now that this tank is at home, it is much...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-31-2014, 04:07 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 30,198
Posted By PeterN1986
Sadly, it is the end of my tank at work...I had...

Sadly, it is the end of my tank at work...I had taken this past Tuesday and Wednesday off from work and my tank was not topped off by anyone, so much of the water had evaporated and my spraybar was...
Forum: Equipment 05-07-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 333
Posted By PeterN1986
Cut up a loofa (poofy shower thing) and use that...

Cut up a loofa (poofy shower thing) and use that as the mesh. It's very soft and easy to deal with.
Forum: Substrate 04-24-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,367
Posted By PeterN1986
Load up a lot of activated carbon in your filter...

Load up a lot of activated carbon in your filter for the first month, then switch that over to purigen. That will help extract a lot of the initial impurities.
Forum: Tank Journals 04-23-2014, 11:38 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 30,198
Posted By PeterN1986
So it's been about a month now with the Planted+....

So it's been about a month now with the Planted+. I'm very pleased with it! No algae, if not, minimal at worst with it. Still dosing excel + comp and ferts. I now have 16x Boraras Merah, who can...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-25-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 770
Posted By PeterN1986
Marsilea Minuta is a low-light versatile slow...

Marsilea Minuta is a low-light versatile slow growing carpeter. I use it in my Mini-M; you can see how it looks in my link below. It would be good for your tank, especially if you decide to stay with...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-25-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 30,198
Posted By PeterN1986
Thanks dude, yeah, the light is pretty awesome....

Thanks dude, yeah, the light is pretty awesome. things look more vibrant and not as washed out as before. Extra brightness doesn't hurt either. Have not seen a noticeable increase in plant growth,...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-25-2014, 02:45 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 30,198
Posted By PeterN1986
Photos as promised! No algae issues after about a...

Photos as promised! No algae issues after about a week now with the Planted+. Colors definitely look more vivid. I'm glancing at my tank more than ever now lol :smile:

Riccia is a real PITA to...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 03-24-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,693
Posted By PeterN1986
Cut off ALL dead/dying leaves and ALL...

Cut off ALL dead/dying leaves and ALL leaves/sections with algae on them and toss em. Be aggressive and then be patient. The plants will recover and grow back more vigorously. With the Sat+ coming,...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-24-2014, 01:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 770
Posted By PeterN1986
I did a dry start of my Mini-M on my desk at work...

I did a dry start of my Mini-M on my desk at work and people thought I was going to raise a snake or frogs lol
Forum: Lighting 03-21-2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,507
Posted By PeterN1986
All you need to do is dim it with the remote....

All you need to do is dim it with the remote. Honestly I leave mine on full brightness full spectrum and I have no algae issues. I wouldn't get too caught up on its PAR data (or lack thereof).
Forum: Lighting 03-21-2014, 12:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 526
Posted By PeterN1986
Thanks! You can see how slim it is. The Current...

Thanks! You can see how slim it is. The Current Satellite+ is different than the Finnex Planted+.
Forum: Lighting 03-21-2014, 12:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 288
Posted By PeterN1986
Yea, Fugeray or Planted+ should be fine. I just...

Yea, Fugeray or Planted+ should be fine. I just put on the Planted+ on my Mini-M that has similar dimensions and it is a lot brighter than the Fugeray. But I balance that with EI and Excel, when I...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-21-2014, 12:45 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 30,198
Posted By PeterN1986
Thanks guys! I'm pretty sick right now and not...

Thanks guys! I'm pretty sick right now and not sure if I will go to work tomorrow. I usually do my tank maintenance on Fridays after work since no one is there, and I have a bowling league at 730....
Forum: Lighting 03-20-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 288
Posted By PeterN1986
Fugeray should be fine. What are the dimensions...

Fugeray should be fine. What are the dimensions of your tank?
Forum: Lighting 03-20-2014, 01:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 526
Posted By PeterN1986
I have the 24" Current Satellite+ on my 20 high...

I have the 24" Current Satellite+ on my 20 high low tech. Perfect amount of lighting, no algae issues.
...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-19-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,096
Posted By PeterN1986
Great layout :) Looks like a much bigger...

Great layout :)

Looks like a much bigger scape than it should. Glad you are getting great results with the Planted+!
Forum: Tank Journals 03-19-2014, 02:38 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 30,198
Posted By PeterN1986
Guess what arrived in the mail today...:bounce: ...

Guess what arrived in the mail today...:bounce:

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/be1BtaoSzAfepgAPPo1BGRaItoKOcQtCzn75N0Xv57k=w1207-h865-no
Forum: Tank Journals 03-13-2014, 12:34 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,960
Posted By PeterN1986
Check out my Mini-M journal in my sig - I am...

Check out my Mini-M journal in my sig - I am suspending a 16" Fugeray with adhesive magnetic strips and L-shelf brackets. Might work for you too.
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Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 03-12-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,957
Posted By PeterN1986
I recently re-stocked my Mini-M at work with 12x...

I recently re-stocked my Mini-M at work with 12x Phoenix Rasboras (boraras merah). Tiny little guys, they group well and are a delight to watch.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 03-08-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 879
Posted By PeterN1986
If you keep on top of aggressively trimming the...

If you keep on top of aggressively trimming the moss, it will be a bit compact over time and should not overwhelm anything much.
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Forum: Tank Journals 03-05-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 30,198
Posted By PeterN1986
Here's a photo of the fortunes I have amassed lol...

Here's a photo of the fortunes I have amassed lol

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-rTxAhGRUOrU/Uxc4q0QyfiI/AAAAAAAACgA/0IydFzgu3s8/w514-h685-no/WP_001093.jpg
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