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Forum: Fish 11-25-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 238
Posted By rhody9
Sounds like you are still cycling, I would stop...

Sounds like you are still cycling, I would stop adding fish and do more frequent WC s.
Forum: Fish 11-25-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 559
Posted By rhody9
I have Columbian tetras, they are silver with a...

I have Columbian tetras, they are silver with a nice blue stripe along the top with red fins. Fairly large for a tetra get to about 2 inches, they are quite active and a little nippy amongst...
Forum: Fish 11-06-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 495
Posted By rhody9
I have a 55 with an eheim 2217. Works great but I...

I have a 55 with an eheim 2217. Works great but I would recommend some kind of additional power head fro more flow. I use a aquaclear 50 with a sponge on it and that helps get the water flowing and...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-02-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 232
Posted By rhody9
55 g eheim 2217 50 aquaclear powerhead ...

55 g

eheim 2217
50 aquaclear powerhead
CO2
dry ferts KNO3 K2PO4 K2SO4 Plantex Seachem iron

Colombian tetras
tiger barbs
cories (peppered, bronze, juli, skunk)
Forum: Fish 10-02-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,013
Posted By rhody9
I had a great pictus for 2 years in my 55 gal....

I had a great pictus for 2 years in my 55 gal. Hardy fish and hungry fish. He would zoom around alot on the bottom bulldozing any cory that strayed in his path and gulping down catfish pellets. When...
Forum: Fish 09-04-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 862
Posted By rhody9
+1 tetras and cories I've got Colombian Red...

+1 tetras and cories

I've got Colombian Red fin tetras and Black neons both shoal up with each other and are real hardy fish.

Cories are just fun. My favorites are Skunk, Juli and Peppered.
...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-03-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 207
Posted By rhody9
I ran my new filter in the established tank in...

I ran my new filter in the established tank in addition to the established filter for a month then switched the new filter to the new tank. I had no problems in either tank. I did add fish to the new...
Forum: Fish 05-08-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 291
Posted By rhody9
I used to ave a pictus cat who got to about 6...

I used to ave a pictus cat who got to about 6 inches, he ate all my neons within a week of being added to the tank. A few months down the road I added some otos and he enjoyed them immensely. I...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-08-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 305
Posted By rhody9
You should check out the ISTA max mix inline...

You should check out the ISTA max mix inline reactor, cheap and easy to use. I started with an inline diffuser but got frustrated with how quickly it gunked up so I switched to the reactor. As...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-05-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 424
Posted By rhody9
Lol I've heard of people going for the ecosystem...

Lol I've heard of people going for the ecosystem approach but this is out of hand!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-05-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 267
Posted By rhody9
A little old but a classic none the less: ...

A little old but a classic none the less:

Hynes, H.B.N., The Ecology of Running Waters, University of Toronto Press, 1970

More of a text book but very comprehensive. Used it in grad school many...
Forum: Fish 05-01-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 420
Posted By rhody9
I would get more Harlequin Rasboras. IMO one big...

I would get more Harlequin Rasboras. IMO one big school gives a more unified look to a tank vs two medium schools.
Forum: Fish 04-30-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,006
Posted By rhody9
I had a golden CAE for a while. Cool fish, but he...

I had a golden CAE for a while. Cool fish, but he was a problem. I had him in my 55 gal and he harassed my cories and bullied my pictus catfish. I finally had to move him to a 29 gal that didn't ...
Forum: Substrate 04-17-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,871
Posted By rhody9
Resurrecting this thread to say the ice cube...

Resurrecting this thread to say the ice cube method works! I have an established 29 gallon planted tank with inert gravel that I wanted to add some plant friendly substrate to. I froze two trays of...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-24-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,509
Posted By rhody9
I made a DIY vinyl hose which runs from our...

I made a DIY vinyl hose which runs from our upstairs kitchen sink to the basement for filling the tanks up. To get the length I needed I attached two shorter hoses together with a fitting. Second...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-20-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 767
Posted By rhody9
Darkblade made a great FAQ thread: ...

Darkblade made a great FAQ thread:


<http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=107312>

Good place to start
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-19-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 767
Posted By rhody9
I have a 55 gal with java fern (swords, stems,...

I have a 55 gal with java fern (swords, stems, anubias as well) and followed a similar path bought a nice dual t5 ho fixture and was using excel daily and flourish twice per week with not very...
Forum: Fish 03-17-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 152
Posted By rhody9
My guess would be a Ticto Barb Puntius ticto or...

My guess would be a Ticto Barb Puntius ticto or some relative, just a guess though.
Forum: Equipment 02-18-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 979
Posted By rhody9
I was coming to ask a similar question, hope it's...

I was coming to ask a similar question, hope it's cool to jump in. I have a 29 gal with an eheim 2215. Currently, has a light fish load, I was going to add a few more fish and was thinking of adding...
Forum: Fish 02-07-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,562
Posted By rhody9
+1 More neon's (bump school up to at least 20)...

+1 More neon's (bump school up to at least 20) and a cory school

Not sure if the aquaclear 70 is a HOB or a powerhead, I have a similar set up, running an ehiem 2217 and an aquaclear 50 in a 55...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-13-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,248
Posted By rhody9
I don't know why but I saw this thread and...

I don't know why but I saw this thread and thought of the Star Trek TNG episode with all the parallel Enterprises...
Forum: Fish 01-10-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 220
Posted By rhody9
Yeah I figure my time is ticking with the cae....

Yeah I figure my time is ticking with the cae. I've had him for two years now and he's 3 inches long. I will try some ramshorns or nerites first I think. Thanks all
Forum: Fish 01-10-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 220
Posted By rhody9
Otos with a cae?

Hello,

I have a planted 29 gal with a school of black neons and a cae. So far I have had no issues with the cae bullying the neons but that being said he was moved from my 55 b/c he was not very...
Forum: Equipment 01-07-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 464
Posted By rhody9
I found this link on TPT: ...

I found this link on TPT:

http://www.coleparmer.com/TechLibraryArticle/700

Silicone is orders of magnitude more permeable than other tube material and will become stiff and may crack more...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-06-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 433
Posted By rhody9
I run one 10000K and one 6700k over my 55, both...

I run one 10000K and one 6700k over my 55, both t5 HO. Atinic (blue) bulbs don't do much for plants. I raised mine to ~ 8 inches over the tank and that has helped with algae. Lots of CO2 options but...
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