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Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 11-06-2009, 01:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,788
Posted By dirkgent001
+1 about dwarf puffers. picky eaters, you'd have...

+1 about dwarf puffers. picky eaters, you'd have to have a small tank to raise snails in to keep him happy, or constantly go to the store for fresh food.

Why not a Betta? I had a Betta with...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 11-04-2009, 04:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,788
Posted By dirkgent001
Hey Dragon Star, nice to see your son and...

Hey Dragon Star,

nice to see your son and you getting back into this. I had one of those Ott Lites over a 10gallon and it wasn't anywhere near enough, definately get 2 of those up there. I just...
Forum: DIY 10-24-2009, 07:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,126
Posted By dirkgent001
mine is a 29 gallon, so its about 18" tall. I...

mine is a 29 gallon, so its about 18" tall. I just finished the build, its a bit rough but its working. The tank I'm using it for was not really planted, but I just took my 10 gallon planted and...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-24-2009, 04:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,459
Posted By dirkgent001
You need to paint, or at the very lest, cover the...

You need to paint, or at the very lest, cover the back glass. It makes the tank look sooo much cleaner to not see all the "works" behind the tank. Your eyes get to focus on the real subject, the...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 10-24-2009, 04:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 822
Posted By dirkgent001
I didn't have the glass top, but used a piece of...

I didn't have the glass top, but used a piece of plexiglass. Cut the corners and a 45 degeree angle just to get the heater cord and thermometer wire in the tank, then cut a rectangul out just large...
Forum: DIY 10-23-2009, 01:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,323
Posted By dirkgent001
Thanks for the info. very helpful!

Thanks for the info. very helpful!
Forum: DIY 10-23-2009, 03:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,323
Posted By dirkgent001
Question DIY Small tank...how thick glass?

Hi All,

Haven't posted in a while. I'm considering trying my first DIY rimless tank build. I wanna make a tank approx 24"L x 10"W x 7" t, maybe 8" tall.

Question is this, how thick would...
Forum: DIY 10-23-2009, 02:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,126
Posted By dirkgent001
Nice! I'm in the process of building a CF...

Nice! I'm in the process of building a CF fixture exactly like this, except I'm going to essentially double this. So like what you did X2 inside an old 30" light strip. I like how you siliconed...
Forum: Lighting 10-23-2009, 01:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,237
Posted By dirkgent001
There's a Zoo Med hood that I used when I had my...

There's a Zoo Med hood that I used when I had my AGA 2.5 tank running in my office.

http://www.petguys.com/-097612325000.html

its 12" wide, perfect for that tank, and is just a single light...
Forum: Plants 02-12-2009, 01:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 709
Posted By dirkgent001
SNS... the "Swap N Shop" section of the forum. ...

SNS... the "Swap N Shop" section of the forum.

My guess is yes, some people would be interested, and others would prefer to just buy wood, so they can choose to add a particular kind of moss, or...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-10-2009, 06:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 514
Posted By dirkgent001
Cool, I'd like to see what you do with your loot!...

Cool, I'd like to see what you do with your loot! Show us some pics when you got things set up.
Forum: Plants 02-10-2009, 02:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 562
Posted By dirkgent001
Bingo!! that looks like it! thanks a bunch!

Bingo!! that looks like it! thanks a bunch!
Forum: Plants 02-10-2009, 02:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 562
Posted By dirkgent001
Question yet another plant ID

I just started setting up a low tech 10g tank and while out at a local park I noticed some aquatic plants growing in the shallows of a pond. I took a bit home and put it in the newly set up tank to...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-09-2009, 04:55 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,167
Posted By dirkgent001
great looking 10g! those bog woods will tan your...

great looking 10g! those bog woods will tan your water for months. I had a nano set up a while back with some wood and couldn't get the wood to stop leeching. Anybody have a good solution to this?...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-06-2009, 02:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 16,031
Posted By dirkgent001
This is very inspiring for my 10g tank I'm just...

This is very inspiring for my 10g tank I'm just starting up! I also had problems getting HC to establish in my 2.5g nano a few years back. any little thing seems to unsettle it and slowly they...
Forum: Lighting 02-05-2009, 04:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 578
Posted By dirkgent001
Thanks for the info lauralee, the "Ott bulb"...

Thanks for the info lauralee,

the "Ott bulb" is a 20w grow spiral CF "grow light" not exactly sure of the color temp but I know some others here have used the "ott light fixtures" in form of...
Forum: Lighting 02-04-2009, 04:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 578
Posted By dirkgent001
10g lighting questions/suggestions

So I started up a 10g tank and have questions about lighting. Currently I have a small coralife mini auqalight (18w) over it as well as a 20w Otto bulb in a normal socket type fixture.

Now it...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 02-02-2009, 01:48 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,803
Posted By dirkgent001
this is the new category of nano! very cool,...

this is the new category of nano! very cool, very inspired! I see a new project in my future.

Keep us posted!
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 02-01-2009, 09:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 796
Posted By dirkgent001
Least Kilifish!

I use to have about 5 least killifish (heterandria formosa) in with my beta in a 3 gallon. They are live bearers not killifish like the common name suggests and tend to roam all over the tank. ...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 01-23-2008, 03:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,925
Posted By dirkgent001
I guess I'll chime in here: on my 2.5g I had...

I guess I'll chime in here:

on my 2.5g I had the Red Sea Nano filter, and it was super quite. After a few seconds, its fully primed and dead silent. Unless your water level gets low and you head...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 01-02-2008, 09:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,112
Posted By dirkgent001
Ok, So its been a little less than a month so I...

Ok, So its been a little less than a month so I though i'd update:

http://www.spritelander.com/aquarium/nano006.jpg

Things seem to be growing well. The HC has been uprooted a bit, but seems to...
Forum: DIY 01-01-2008, 12:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,326
Posted By dirkgent001
I made on for my 30g non planted tank. Mine is...

I made on for my 30g non planted tank. Mine is foam core structure w/ concrete outter shell, painted and sealed. Its durable, and the only problem I have with it is when I'm trying to net out...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 12-28-2007, 02:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,243
Posted By dirkgent001
umm.. check the Nano Fish List at the top of the...

umm.. check the Nano Fish List at the top of the Nano tank Forum for fish suggestions. As for Plants, My suggestion are plants that don't get too big, or they will overrun a 2.5 gallon. Petite...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 12-19-2007, 09:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 925
Posted By dirkgent001
I would suggest getting at least 1 more large...

I would suggest getting at least 1 more large rock and create some sort of focal point with it. Then the usual taller plants in back, lower plants up front
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-17-2007, 07:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 610
Posted By dirkgent001
I'm gonna agree with fishscale, can't tell if...

I'm gonna agree with fishscale, can't tell if its male or female from these pics. To me, that looks like a Plakat male.. great betta, but not the most sociable. It does however seem to have a...
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