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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-17-2015, 12:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 571
Posted By AlecFish
I live only 20 minutes away from the school which...

I live only 20 minutes away from the school which can be good and bad for me. I sort of wanted to be further away so I get that genuine college feel but then again it's nice if I need to pick...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-15-2015, 02:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 571
Posted By AlecFish
College Dorm Tank: What should I do?

Hello All!

I am heading off to college this fall and need some suggestions on what to do!

I have invested basically my whole high school career into fish tanks and the hobby itself. All the way...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-11-2015, 09:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 226
Posted By AlecFish
How much is my 75 gallon worth

I've decided that it's time to sell my 75 gallon. I got the tank a few years ago from craigslist for $200 with the stand and I must have spent over $2,000 by now. School has picked up and I have...
Forum: Algae 02-16-2015, 02:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 415
Posted By AlecFish
Originally I dosed 1/2 tsp KNO3 once a week, for...

Originally I dosed 1/2 tsp KNO3 once a week, for nitrates. But I don't think those levels are getting high enough. The introduction of BBA and cyano gives me the impression that the levels are...
Forum: Algae 02-11-2015, 01:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 415
Posted By AlecFish
I need some serious help

Well if you can't tell by the title of how desperate I am I have some pictures to show you what kind of situation I'm in.

It's a 75 gallon.
Equipment-
Eheim 2215
Aquatop Cf500
Lighting- 2x...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-02-2015, 01:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 776
Posted By AlecFish
My favorite indefinitely are: 40 breeder, 75 and...

My favorite indefinitely are: 40 breeder, 75 and 125.

I find thanks that have the closest width to height are the easiest to maintain and look at.
Forum: Aquascaping 01-23-2015, 12:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 892
Posted By AlecFish
F or G for me.

F or G for me.
Forum: Fish 01-22-2015, 06:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 331
Posted By AlecFish
I don't have any, but at one point I was very...

I don't have any, but at one point I was very interested in them. As far as I can tell they seem to be a very peaceful shy cichlid. They get to about 4 inches and their mouth's are pretty small so I...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-22-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 653
Posted By AlecFish
I love seeing 125's, it's the optimal tank size. ...

I love seeing 125's, it's the optimal tank size.

Give your tank about a month and it'll be a jungle!
Forum: Photography 01-22-2015, 06:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 811
Posted By AlecFish
Nice pics man! What kind of camera do you...

Nice pics man!

What kind of camera do you use? I'm just getting into photography, do you recommend anything good to start with?
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 12-30-2014, 01:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 968
Posted By AlecFish
We ended up getting an X1. My family wanted...

We ended up getting an X1. My family wanted something a bit more than just a gaming system. The ability to use the xbox not only as a gaming system but a way to dvr our shows is pretty awesome. The...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-24-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,699
Posted By AlecFish
This was mine before I rescaped it. Not as thick...

This was mine before I rescaped it. Not as thick as some of your guys's. But was quite the jungle for me.
Forum: Fish 12-24-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 557
Posted By AlecFish
Algae most of the time is caused by an imbalance...

Algae most of the time is caused by an imbalance in the tank. I'd try to find the source.

http://www.guitarfish.org/algae This is a pretty helpful source.

If you really want something I'd go...
Forum: Tank Journals 12-21-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 238
Posted By AlecFish
Alec's 75 Gallon Planted

I decided it would be nice for some way to document my journey, instead of just unorganized pictures on my phone. It's nice to have something to look back on.
Without further ado.

I'll start...
Forum: Plants 12-21-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 198
Posted By AlecFish
1. Looks to be bacopa monneri or rotala green. If...

1. Looks to be bacopa monneri or rotala green. If the new growth has much thinner leaves it's probably rotala.

2. I think you got it. Althernanthera Reineckii.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 12-08-2014, 02:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 968
Posted By AlecFish
Dang. PS4 is winning 2:1... I don't really...

Dang. PS4 is winning 2:1...

I don't really care about all the media and all that. We already have the gold membership, I'm not to sure if I can cancel the subscription midway in the renewal cycle....
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 12-07-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 968
Posted By AlecFish
PS4 vs. XBOX ONE

If you had to choose, which one would ya get? And why?

We currently have a 360 and want to upgrade, I've heard a lot of good things about the PS4, I've heard it runs a higher resolution and it's...
Forum: Equipment 11-29-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 588
Posted By AlecFish
I'm seeing a lot of particulate in the water...

I'm seeing a lot of particulate in the water column, I was also hoping another filter would increase the time I could take between water changes. We sort of have a problem with water...
Forum: Equipment 11-29-2014, 01:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 588
Posted By AlecFish
Thanks for the clarification. Now, I don't...

Thanks for the clarification.

Now, I don't really want to start a whole new thread on this but, would two Aquatop CF-500's/ Sunsun hw304b be too much flow for a 75?

I have an aquatop cf500 on...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-29-2014, 12:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,081
Posted By AlecFish
+1 Today and tomorrow, so take advantage of it...

+1 Today and tomorrow, so take advantage of it while it lasts. I'm going to clear out the plant section and get some cherry barbs tomorrow.


What are lightning deals?
Forum: Fish 11-25-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 893
Posted By AlecFish
Have a look at halfbeaks. I'm not sure on...

Have a look at halfbeaks.

I'm not sure on which one is more readily available but its either celebes or wrestling halfbeaks. They're pretty cool!


Here's the Wrestling...
Forum: Equipment 11-25-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 588
Posted By AlecFish
Dang... I thought I had something there. ...

Dang... I thought I had something there.

I'll try to get a filter during the black friday deals then.
Forum: Equipment 11-25-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 588
Posted By AlecFish
Eheim 2215 to 2217 conversion?

Hello all!

I remember reading a thread a while ago about someone who converted an eheim 2215 to an eheim 2217 by switching out the impeller. I can't find the thread in which I am basing this off...
Forum: Algae 10-09-2014, 01:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 402
Posted By AlecFish
You can start by not running your lights as long,...

You can start by not running your lights as long, probably best to cut back to 6hrs. Then I would suggest buying excel or making yourself your own batch with glut. Glutaraldehyde the active...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 09-28-2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 268
Posted By AlecFish
Get one of these...

Get one of these http://www.amazon.com/Aquarium-Surface-Skimmer-canister-power-filters/dp/B00176MUKY/ref=cm_cmu_pg__header

I have one of these on my 75 gallon, it does a great job for clearing up...
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