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Forum: Substrate 01-23-2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 682
Posted By C Campbell
The reason I am looking for varied grain size is...

The reason I am looking for varied grain size is that I want it to look more natural. I setting up a 40gB tank that will house Apistogramma/ Hatchet Fish/??? Substrate will be shallow and will likely...
Forum: Substrate 01-19-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 682
Posted By C Campbell
Where can I buy cheap sand that will not alter PH?

Hello,

I am need of some cheap sand that will not raise the PH level of my tanks.

Looking for something in a natural med-dark color and preferably with a varied grain size.

If you have...
Forum: Lighting 01-12-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,339
Posted By C Campbell
I will say that all of the 'fire issues' I have...

I will say that all of the 'fire issues' I have heard about were from at least 5 years ago, because I was researching Odyssea lights before I made my purchase. I have been running 4 2x39w T5HO...
Forum: Equipment 01-02-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 710
Posted By C Campbell
I started off using racks with the original...

I started off using racks with the original fiberboard shelves and never had any issues. I recomend putting foam under all the tanks you place on the rack to compensate for the slight sag you will...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-21-2013, 02:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 802
Posted By C Campbell
I believe they are just considered Aquatic...

I believe they are just considered Aquatic Earthworms and I occassionally find them in my tank and almost always around the plant roots. Most likely they are feeding off of any dead/dying roots and...
Forum: Equipment 09-16-2013, 04:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 557
Posted By C Campbell
Here is how I learned. •Look up YouTube videos...

Here is how I learned.
•Look up YouTube videos on cutting glass.
•Get some scrap glass to practice on.
•Make sure you are using plent of oil on the wheel of your glass cutter.
•Keep practicing...
Forum: Fish 02-05-2013, 05:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,447
Posted By C Campbell
Mine get mostly flake foods, with frozen cyclops...

Mine get mostly flake foods, with frozen cyclops here and there and on occassion some grindel worms. Then does the same as your spitting out 1/2 the cyclops. Mine are always nice and plump, although...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-05-2013, 05:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,640
Posted By C Campbell
These are just comments from my own experiences...

These are just comments from my own experiences and should not be considered to be an expert opinion.

My preffered algae eater is the Otocinclus and are what I use to control algae Dust type...
Forum: Fish 02-05-2013, 05:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,058
Posted By C Campbell
Do you have any option for breaking down the fish...

Do you have any option for breaking down the fish food in smaller packs once you receive it? I have Ken's Beef Heart and Shrimp Sticks, I just put what I will need for a month or 2 in small...
Forum: Plants 02-01-2013, 02:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 344
Posted By C Campbell
I am no expert, but have had the same problem...

I am no expert, but have had the same problem with this plant.
It is growing really well at the moment after redoing my tank with a very nutrient rich layer under the substrate.
You may try adding...
Forum: Plants 01-09-2013, 11:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,143
Posted By C Campbell
Can anyone that has been growing this well please...

Can anyone that has been growing this well please PM me with their tank specs? I have 4 of these I have had for over a year, but they only grow about 7" tall and never seem to have more than 3...
Forum: Substrate 12-19-2012, 01:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 990
Posted By C Campbell
Thanks for the links and I will be looking over...

Thanks for the links and I will be looking over the info in them as I get time. Broke the tank about 90% of the way down yesterday and will slowly be working on prepping the new underlayer over the...
Forum: Substrate 12-19-2012, 03:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 506
Posted By C Campbell
I know the worms you are refering to and the are...

I know the worms you are refering to and the are harmless and you rarely see any of them unless you are disturbing the substrate. I would consider them them to be like earthworms.

-Cory
Forum: Substrate 12-18-2012, 01:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 990
Posted By C Campbell
Substrate underlayer build using Worm Castings, Peat Moss, Clay and Dolomite?

Since it looks like I am going to tear down my 40g breeder to give the Eco-Complete and big cleaning to fight some nasty BBA that has decided to start growing in it, I have decided to go ahead and...
Forum: Substrate 12-12-2012, 12:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,340
Posted By C Campbell
Most plants don't really get any algae on them...

Most plants don't really get any algae on them other than a little diatom type that get on some slow growers and it doesn't ever get bad, the ones the. The glass on the sides and back have diatom...
Forum: Substrate 12-11-2012, 02:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,340
Posted By C Campbell
This tank has been running for years with the...

This tank has been running for years with the Eco-Complete and is normally covered about 90% in plants. After hearing out what everyone has said, I am wondering if the substrate has just become...
Forum: Substrate 12-10-2012, 05:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,340
Posted By C Campbell
Prepping Safe-t-sorb/Turface for substrate replacement?

I have a 40g breeder that has had Eco-Complete in it for 3 years and I think is has ran it's course and a am getting a lot of BBA growth in the open areas where there are no many plants growing and...
Forum: Herp (Reptiles and Amphibians) 10-12-2012, 02:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,742
Posted By C Campbell
I have a friend who breeds dart frogs and his...

I have a friend who breeds dart frogs and his online store is http://www.brianstropicals.com/. He seems to have pretty fair prices.
You may email him and see if he has anything that might not be...
Forum: Plants 05-26-2012, 04:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 334
Posted By C Campbell
It looks like it is probably Hygrophila sp...

It looks like it is probably Hygrophila sp 'Tiger'.

How deep is your gravel? If it is less than 2" deep, then that is probably the reason it is not staying planted or you just have fish who are...
Forum: Equipment 04-20-2012, 01:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 618
Posted By C Campbell
I used to us the mechanical ones and always got...

I used to us the mechanical ones and always got annoyed whenever there were small power outages, ect. I now use the digital ones only and they have a battery in them so that they keep you settings...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-19-2012, 01:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 541
Posted By C Campbell
The shrimp have turned back to yellow.. How...

The shrimp have turned back to yellow.. How disappointing. :icon_frow
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-12-2012, 10:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,027
Posted By C Campbell
Large tanks> I usually just drain about 25%, add...

Large tanks> I usually just drain about 25%, add Prime and refill straight from the cold water tap with a hose. Just make sure to flush the tap for a minute or so to clear any bad water out.
...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-11-2012, 10:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 583
Posted By C Campbell
Big bump for the Poret foam from Swiss Tropicals....

Big bump for the Poret foam from Swiss Tropicals. Stephen is a friend of mine and is the direct importer for Poret. Make sure you get some Jetlifters from him as well.. They blow regular PVC lifters...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-06-2012, 02:31 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 29,246
Posted By C Campbell
That is awesome and Tomb Raider is one of my...

That is awesome and Tomb Raider is one of my all-time favorite games!!!

-Cory
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-06-2012, 02:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 412
Posted By C Campbell
I have a basement fish romm without any type of...

I have a basement fish romm without any type of sink or such. I just have a double tap on my cold water line for the washer and use a garden hose. Just make sure you flush the line well before...
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