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Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-01-2010, 04:49 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 71,190
Posted By CanadianMatt81
I was visiting Aquarium Adventures in...

I was visiting Aquarium Adventures in Bollingbrook IL over the weekend looking for ideas for my Fluval Chi. I got it a few weeks ago as a gift and haven't really been sure what to do with it or where...
Forum: Equipment 05-14-2010, 10:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 570
Posted By CanadianMatt81
I do wish that this existed as I had a terrible...

I do wish that this existed as I had a terrible experience with a company just recently and fought them through paypal for a refund. It was through yahoo shopping and I cant find anywhere there to...
Forum: Aquascaping 05-14-2010, 07:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 994
Posted By CanadianMatt81
If I had to pick I'd go with 1. Depending on how...

If I had to pick I'd go with 1. Depending on how that filled in with plants it could look really nice. I usually try to keep a general shape in mind when I scape though. So you can do a U shape where...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 05-14-2010, 07:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 614
Posted By CanadianMatt81
if I could I would totally send you some of my...

if I could I would totally send you some of my algae. :D
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-14-2010, 06:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,744
Posted By CanadianMatt81
I have a bamboo (wood) shrimp in my tank. The...

I have a bamboo (wood) shrimp in my tank. The tank is only 3 months old now but he's doing great, in fact he's constantly running around with his fans out. I do use frozen plankton to feed a lot of...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-14-2010, 06:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,793
Posted By CanadianMatt81
Okay we've figured out and solved our PH KH CO2...

Okay we've figured out and solved our PH KH CO2 woes and things are settling back down. My plants are starting to recover from the harsh PH that made them all yellow and the algae is getting a little...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-12-2010, 10:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,793
Posted By CanadianMatt81
We have Fry! 3 little swordtails just appeared in...

We have Fry! 3 little swordtails just appeared in my water lettuce last night. I've been working on some things and this had totally put me in a difficult situation. I want my barbs out of the tank...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-10-2010, 09:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 231
Posted By CanadianMatt81
Somethings Fishy!

Okay no really, everything in my tank seems to be going contrary to everything I've read and everything I've been suggested.

I've had my Amazing Aqualife 4x24w light fixture on my 26g bow front...
Forum: Plants 05-04-2010, 10:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 687
Posted By CanadianMatt81
You are correct. If you trim the grass down it...

You are correct. If you trim the grass down it will send our runners and spread more rapidly. It was doing okay with my low light set up but I did recently upgrade to a high light set up and it's...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-04-2010, 09:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 312
Posted By CanadianMatt81
Definitely go for the happy healthy plants and...

Definitely go for the happy healthy plants and the algae problem will diminish greatly. You may need to reduce the light time by another hour or two but your plants would rather have more light and...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-04-2010, 06:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 312
Posted By CanadianMatt81
I'm guessing you aren't running any CO2?

I'm guessing you aren't running any CO2?
Forum: Tank Journals 04-30-2010, 08:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,793
Posted By CanadianMatt81
Exclamation Oh my, it's been over 2 weeks since I updated my...

Oh my, it's been over 2 weeks since I updated my journal. Thankfully instead of just listing out everything that's happened I'm just going to use pictures and let you see it all for yourself. First...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-29-2010, 07:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 332
Posted By CanadianMatt81
I agree with mistergreen that your dorm may not...

I agree with mistergreen that your dorm may not allow aquariums especially anything upwards of 10gallons or more. You'll definitely want to find that out before you go and buy anything.

If you do...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-29-2010, 06:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,989
Posted By CanadianMatt81
Hmmmm, just an idea but perhaps going with sweet...

Hmmmm, just an idea but perhaps going with sweet aquatics package wasn't the best choice as it seems you aren't very happy with most of what they picked out for you. I must admit I looked into these...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-28-2010, 10:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,182
Posted By CanadianMatt81
Assassin Snails are pretty cool! Honestly, mine...

Assassin Snails are pretty cool! Honestly, mine seem kinda lazy and I haven't seen much action. I've got a pretty healthy population of pond snails in my tank after putting in all my plants so maybe...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-28-2010, 07:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,971
Posted By CanadianMatt81
I'm glad to hear that your DIY CO2 into the HOB...

I'm glad to hear that your DIY CO2 into the HOB filter is working out because I'm currently doing the same thing and wasn't sure about it. I may still get a glass diffuser on ebay but for now I will...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-27-2010, 07:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,361
Posted By CanadianMatt81
Sorry if you thought that I was giving attitude...

Sorry if you thought that I was giving attitude that was not intentional. I actually did read every entry in the thread I just didn't feel the need to point out every detail. She introduced bacteria...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-27-2010, 06:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,361
Posted By CanadianMatt81
This is just my point of view now being about 3...

This is just my point of view now being about 3 months into my tank, but I'm not sure what any of you are all talking about.

First, your tank is probably cycled just fine. If you wanna find out in...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-22-2010, 07:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 249
Posted By CanadianMatt81
Should I be concerned?

So here's the situation. The tank is now about 3 months old. I fish-less cycled it for just over 3 weeks when it was new. Eco-Complete substrate, heavily planted, some drift wood, dosing Flourish...
Forum: Fish 04-16-2010, 10:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,920
Posted By CanadianMatt81
I'm in love with my new Celestials. I found some...

I'm in love with my new Celestials. I found some wild caught ones at my local fish store this week and I'm elated. I've only bought 5 right now but I've already asked the store to hold whatever they...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-16-2010, 10:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,793
Posted By CanadianMatt81
Okay so an update since it's been almost 2 weeks....

Okay so an update since it's been almost 2 weeks. I discovered quickly after repeated water tests and such that my tank was fully fish-less cycled in the 3.5 weeks I had it set up. I added flakes for...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-06-2010, 03:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,793
Posted By CanadianMatt81
New Additions: Java Fern, Sword, and 3...

New Additions: Java Fern, Sword, and 3 Five-banded barbs

It's all looking pretty fantastic, everyone one and everything seems healthy. Water is in excellent shape.

Pictures:
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Forum: Tank Journals 03-31-2010, 06:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,793
Posted By CanadianMatt81
I feel like I'm stuck in fish keeping hell right...

I feel like I'm stuck in fish keeping hell right now. I must say I'm very disappointed that my first fish purchases turned out to be diseased. What I think infuriates me more though is that the sword...
Forum: Fish 03-29-2010, 07:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 551
Posted By CanadianMatt81
Thanks Webgirl! I will take your experience and...

Thanks Webgirl! I will take your experience and give it a try. I'm worried about treating for the wrong thing or treating for no reason but from what I have read Columnaris seems to fit the...
Forum: Fish 03-29-2010, 05:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 551
Posted By CanadianMatt81
I think I may have figured it out actually, the...

I think I may have figured it out actually, the symptoms are very very much like Columnaris with the spots and deterioration of the fins. Looks like I have my first medical emergency to deal with.
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