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Forum: Aquascaping   02-08-2016, 05:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,699
Posted By chinaboy1021
Weekly update. Not much happening. ...

Weekly update. Not much happening.


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Forum: Aquascaping   01-30-2016, 05:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,699
Posted By chinaboy1021
Update. Still haven't found suitable mid ground...

Update. Still haven't found suitable mid ground plant.

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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-27-2016, 12:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 369
Posted By chinaboy1021
Your lighting is on 8am to 9pm with a 4 hour...

Your lighting is on 8am to 9pm with a 4 hour siesta.

Try with co2 on 5am to 8pm, non-stop at your current bubble rate.

As long as the drop checker doesn't go to too yellow (or look for signs...
Forum: Tank Journals   01-27-2016, 12:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 778
Posted By chinaboy1021
It's short form for Alternanthera reineckii...

It's short form for Alternanthera reineckii 'Mini'. It's that red plant. :D
Forum: Tank Journals   01-26-2016, 01:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 778
Posted By chinaboy1021
Update on this tank. 1 month old ...

Update on this tank. 1 month old

http://i1282.photobucket.com/albums/a540/mikehookipa/DSCF6485_zps6sjxqvzg.jpg (http://s1282.photobucket.com/user/mikehookipa/media/DSCF6485_zps6sjxqvzg.jpg.html)
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   12-26-2015, 08:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 595
Posted By chinaboy1021
Co2 exploded my filter. ...

I Googled, nothing came up.

I have a pressured system running on solenoid. It's using industrial grade dual stage regulator. Working pressure is 12 psi. I'm using ehiem 2217 with cerges diffuser....
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   12-26-2015, 10:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 933
Posted By chinaboy1021
Thank you for explaining why the first scape is...

Thank you for explaining why the first scape is not aesthetically pleasing. I will re-do the tank soon.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   12-26-2015, 05:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 933
Posted By chinaboy1021
It's an LED light. If you search eBay for "ADA...

It's an LED light. If you search eBay for "ADA style LED" you will find it. It's quite nice.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   12-26-2015, 05:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 198
Posted By chinaboy1021
Removing dried algae - how?

How can I remove dried algae from branchy driftwood? I've tried sand paper but very labor intensive.

Thanks in advanced.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   12-25-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 933
Posted By chinaboy1021
Yep only filter is the surface skimmer. Needs...

Yep only filter is the surface skimmer. Needs weekly cleaning to ensure max flow.

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Forum: Aquascaping   12-25-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,699
Posted By chinaboy1021
Quick update. Decided to do an arch shape for...

Quick update. Decided to do an arch shape for background. Merry Xmas all.

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Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   12-24-2015, 07:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,484
Posted By chinaboy1021
Incredible setup. The stones are beautiful by...

Incredible setup. The stones are beautiful by themselves. I would love to look at those stones in detail for hours, examining every groove. You've arranged them brilliantly also.
Forum: Tank Journals   12-24-2015, 07:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 778
Posted By chinaboy1021
Thanks for comments. Here are the tank specs. I...

Thanks for comments. Here are the tank specs. I didn't list ferts - I don't plan on dosing much. Maybe 1/5 of what EI recommends. I've had good results with no dosing in the past. I don't see need...
Forum: Tank Journals   12-24-2015, 05:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 778
Posted By chinaboy1021
Well this is what I ended up with. ...

Well this is what I ended up with.
http://i1282.photobucket.com/albums/a540/mikehookipa/DSCF5726_zps8w9ezebb.jpg (http://s1282.photobucket.com/user/mikehookipa/media/DSCF5726_zps8w9ezebb.jpg.html)...
Forum: Aquascaping   12-21-2015, 11:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 535
Posted By chinaboy1021
Plants would appreciate the extra substrate...

Plants would appreciate the extra substrate instead of a hunk of rock...You would appreciate it also when planting. Hope you don't find your tweezers hitting rock bottom every time you stick a stem...
Forum: Plants   12-20-2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 352
Posted By chinaboy1021
Cyperus Helferi is a beautiful plant with it's...

Cyperus Helferi is a beautiful plant with it's bright green and fine texture.

Your tall tank makes it suitable for this plant. It's a slow grower and doesn't propagate easily. Check this thread...
Forum: Equipment   12-20-2015, 06:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 298
Posted By chinaboy1021
They are a bit different in flow pattern. The...

They are a bit different in flow pattern. The lily pipe directs water to flow near the water surface. The violet pipe will direct flow towards the middle of the tank.

Do your floating plants have...
Forum: Substrate   12-19-2015, 04:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 304
Posted By chinaboy1021
Fluval stratum is just as good as aquasoil....

Fluval stratum is just as good as aquasoil. They're both very similar - made up of dirt that's formed into small pellets that don't cloud the water. You're better off going with pure Fluval Statum...
Forum: Equipment   12-18-2015, 11:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 934
Posted By chinaboy1021
DUAL STAGE FOR SURE. It's $100-$150 extra...

DUAL STAGE FOR SURE.

It's $100-$150 extra in cost, but you can feel safe to have a sustainable planted tank for years to come. I had a single stage, there was EOTD...killed half of my fish. No...
Forum: Fish   12-18-2015, 11:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 251
Posted By chinaboy1021
Awesome! Do you have any photos? Also how big can...

Awesome! Do you have any photos? Also how big can they grow? The main appeal for me isn't the color, it's more the body form. They appear to be very altum-ish.

Thanks
Forum: Fish   12-18-2015, 07:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 251
Posted By chinaboy1021
Dantum Angelfish - Anybody have experience?

I was able to find very little information online on this strain. Any reports of first hand experience would be appreciated.
Forum: Algae   12-18-2015, 07:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 243
Posted By chinaboy1021
Once algae takeover a tank, it's very difficult...

Once algae takeover a tank, it's very difficult to eradicate. You need to manually remove all algae. Since is an abundance of algae cells in your aquarium, algae will reproduce quickly. Your manual...
Forum: Tank Journals   12-18-2015, 05:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 778
Posted By chinaboy1021
Okay thanks for all the suggestions! I'll make...

Okay thanks for all the suggestions! I'll make some tweaks tonight and report back. :)
Forum: Tank Journals   12-18-2015, 07:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 778
Posted By chinaboy1021
New Canvas - Ideas from you guys

Hey guys,

Any ideas for this scape? It's a 75 gallon. I won't say much - let you guys have the canvas.

:)

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Forum: Aquascaping   12-18-2015, 04:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,699
Posted By chinaboy1021
umm...didn't expect the positive comments. ...

umm...didn't expect the positive comments.

The red fish are cherry barbs. I have about 20-24 fish in this tank, you can barely see them. It's a 80 gallon tank. After studying Amano's books, I...
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