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Forum: Equipment   11-21-2012, 02:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 492
Posted By TimeTwister
55 gallon filter upgrade help

Well I recently upgraded from a 29 gallon to a 55 gallon. My 29 had an AC50 for a filter so I transferred that plus my substrate and plants from my old tank to the new one. I knew the AC50 was not...
Forum: Plants   10-07-2012, 02:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 993
Posted By TimeTwister
Oh well, thought it was too good to be true. ...

Oh well, thought it was too good to be true. Looks like my bearded dragon just got a new toy instead of my fish lol.
Forum: Plants   10-06-2012, 07:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 993
Posted By TimeTwister
Is this aquarium safe driftwood?

I found this at petsmart for $6. It was in the reptile section. But looks like the mopani I used in my last tank. Is this aquarium safe?


http://i.imgur.com/rgckk.jpg
Forum: Fish   10-03-2012, 02:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,135
Posted By TimeTwister
Please share when you decide how to ship. My...

Please share when you decide how to ship. My pleco just had a bunch of fry as well. Was cute when I saw just 1, but with the 20+ I see now I know they will need new homes. Hopefully the rest if...
Forum: Fish   10-03-2012, 01:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 409
Posted By TimeTwister
Sorry for bad pics but the tank lights were out...

Sorry for bad pics but the tank lights were out so I had to use an external light and cellphone.

Standard
http://i.imgur.com/Bwdol.jpg

Albino
http://i.imgur.com/d0Z9T.jpg
Forum: Fish   10-03-2012, 12:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 409
Posted By TimeTwister
Pleco fry explosion

Well I finally bought my 55 gallon tank to upgrade from my 29. I transferred my substrate, some water and the rest of the equipment and fish. Once everything was settled I noticed one tiny albino...
Forum: Lighting   09-30-2012, 09:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 331
Posted By TimeTwister
Will these lights work?

Hey all, I used to have dual 29 gallon tanks. Well several changes later I have upgraded to a single 55 gallon tank. My 29s each had a 2 bulb T5HO fixture and my new 55 came with 2 24'' 15-17 watt...
Forum: Fish   09-30-2012, 01:56 AM
Replies: 3
  fish ID
Views: 336
Posted By TimeTwister
found the answer to my own question thanks to...

found the answer to my own question thanks to google. They are Apistogramma agassizii or also known as spade tailed apisto, a south american dwarf cichlid that is community tank friendly.
Forum: Fish   09-30-2012, 01:28 AM
Replies: 3
  fish ID
Views: 336
Posted By TimeTwister
fish ID

can anyone help me ID this new fish. I was hunting for a new centerpiece fish for my community tank and my lfs said this was a type of ram, just not sure what kind. They only had 2 of them in the...
Forum: Plants   10-01-2010, 07:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 737
Posted By TimeTwister
Thanks all, I will cut the stalks all the way...

Thanks all, I will cut the stalks all the way down to the substrate and wait for new growth!
Forum: Plants   10-01-2010, 03:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 737
Posted By TimeTwister
Dieing OZELOT

Quick question all. I placed an order for a 29 gallon plant package and one of the plants I picked was an ozelot sword. Doing a google search for images I expected something like this:...
Forum: Plants   09-19-2010, 07:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,039
Posted By TimeTwister
Thanks for the heads up about this plant. I hope...

Thanks for the heads up about this plant. I hope it is as hardy as you say....I really want the rotundifolia to take off and hopefully show off it's red potential. I snipped off anything that...
Forum: Plants   09-18-2010, 11:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,039
Posted By TimeTwister
wow, lots of very helpful tips in a very short...

wow, lots of very helpful tips in a very short time....that is why i love this forum.

So from merging all your advice together, I am guessing I should pull all the rotala I just "planted", then...
Forum: Plants   09-18-2010, 10:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,039
Posted By TimeTwister
Hmm...i may try that will all my future stem...

Hmm...i may try that will all my future stem plants. The rotala i got had no roots or leaves on the bottom few inches of the stem, so i have a feeling those will break also. if they do I will snip...
Forum: Plants   09-18-2010, 10:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,039
Posted By TimeTwister
My wisteria would grow roots up and down the...

My wisteria would grow roots up and down the stems (don't think wisteria is a stem plant, but it is the only one the ever sprouted roots on the stem). The egeria never sprouted roots, but it did...
Forum: Tank Journals   09-18-2010, 09:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 640
Posted By TimeTwister
Second 29g tank

Hey all, I finally got everything I needed to start up my second 29g tank. In my first tank I used floramax substrate and I hated planting in it. Stem plants wouldn't stay in it and it was rough on...
Forum: Tank Journals   09-18-2010, 09:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,084
Posted By TimeTwister
Another quick update. In addition to the root...

Another quick update. In addition to the root medic ferts I recently started dosing, I also added some Excel into the rotation to aid with CO2.

As for plants I added some rotala rotundifolia,...
Forum: Plants   09-18-2010, 09:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,039
Posted By TimeTwister
I need help with stem plants

Hi all, I am in some need of help here. I have tried all the normal stuff listed on here and I am at a loss. I can't keep stem plants alive in my 29g for anything. I even managed to keep HC alive...
Forum: Aquascaping   09-03-2010, 09:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 974
Posted By TimeTwister
not sure if the bucket method would work for me. ...

not sure if the bucket method would work for me. my tap water is already ridiculously hard, and all i have to test ph are those 5 test dip strips which I question how accurate they are. So even if...
Forum: Aquascaping   09-03-2010, 04:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 974
Posted By TimeTwister
Thanks for the input all. So far all, even the...

Thanks for the input all. So far all, even the questionable looking ones pass the vinegar test but I have heard mixed reviews on how reliable vinegar is. I may go pick up some acid from my local...
Forum: Aquascaping   09-01-2010, 12:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 974
Posted By TimeTwister
Rock ID Help

Hey all, I plan to either do the vinegar or acid test before I add any of them to my tank but I wanted to see if any of you can ID these rocks I got from my yard. I just washed them all so they are...
Forum: Tank Journals   08-31-2010, 03:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,084
Posted By TimeTwister
"major update" time. Well I finished my new...

"major update" time. Well I finished my new stand (except the doors) and brought it inside. Here is my new stand with my old 29g rescaped and the new 29g waiting on me to set up to transfer all my...
Forum: DIY   08-31-2010, 03:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,490
Posted By TimeTwister
hey all the stand is painted and pretty much...

hey all the stand is painted and pretty much done. I still need to make and add the doors but it is not holding my tanks. Sorry for the bad picture but I took it at night with my cell phone....too...
Forum: Substrate   08-31-2010, 03:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,170
Posted By TimeTwister
thanks for the input all. The only reason I was...

thanks for the input all. The only reason I was keeping the old substrate was for any beneficial bacteria and any nutrients that may exist in there for the plants. If I am not going to see any real...
Forum: DIY   08-25-2010, 11:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,034
Posted By TimeTwister
DIY Filter Media (kinda)

Well I wasn't sure if this belonged here or in the equipment forum. Anyway, I have a question regarding using poly stuffing in an HOB filter. My 29g tank had started to get a lot of little floating...
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