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Forum: Tank Journals 02-17-2013, 06:38 PM
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Posted By jacob_can
RIP Glosso.

RIP Glosso.
Forum: Tank Journals 02-17-2013, 04:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,167
Posted By jacob_can
Something big is happening. More to come. ...

Something big is happening. More to come.

http://i.imgur.com/X8bDrZ5.jpg
Forum: Tank Journals 02-05-2013, 11:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,167
Posted By jacob_can
I'm beginning to think that because I didn't...

I'm beginning to think that because I didn't start this thread from tank inception that nobody cares about established tanks, only the workup and pre-filling.

What do I need to do to get people to...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-05-2013, 01:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,167
Posted By jacob_can
They're in there under the log. My wife was...

They're in there under the log. My wife was vacuuming and the noise wasn't the most exciting thing for them.
Forum: Tank Journals 02-04-2013, 07:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,167
Posted By jacob_can
Time to update since there have been some pretty...

Time to update since there have been some pretty substantial changes in the tank. I went ahead and did the The "One-Two Punch" Whole Tank Algae Treatment"...
Forum: Algae 01-07-2013, 01:16 AM
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Views: 732
Posted By jacob_can
Short green hair/string algae

This is an established aquarium from the spring of 2012 potted with Miracle Gro Organic Potting Soil capped with sand and Fluorite. The tank was initially lit with a T5HOx2 39watt Glo canopy and no...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-06-2013, 09:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,167
Posted By jacob_can
So it's been a couple of weeks now since the...

So it's been a couple of weeks now since the major pruning of the Swords to get rid of the bulk of hair algae on the leaves. The same period of time has passed since I've begin pressurized c02...
Forum: Tank Journals 12-29-2012, 03:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,167
Posted By jacob_can
They don't bother the plants at all short of...

They don't bother the plants at all short of nibbling at dead plant matter.
Forum: Tank Journals 12-29-2012, 04:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,167
Posted By jacob_can
I have some sort of love affair with Tiger Barbs...

I have some sort of love affair with Tiger Barbs and have had them in several tanks over the years. In a large group as the main species, they're incredibly entertaining and inquisitive fish who have...
Forum: Tank Journals 12-29-2012, 04:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,167
Posted By jacob_can
33g Tiger Barb, dirted, CO2

This will be a journal of tank changes since adding C02 and ferts. My short term goal is to remove the remnant of the Hair Algae remaing from pre-C02 days. Once that's dealt with, the future is...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-18-2012, 07:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,158
Posted By jacob_can
I've heavily pruned the tank this afternoon in...

I've heavily pruned the tank this afternoon in prep for the c02 and ferts later tonight. Hopefully by removing a substantial amount of the hair algae, I'll be less likely to have an outbreak.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-18-2012, 05:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,158
Posted By jacob_can
Water changes are 30-40% weekly with a filter...

Water changes are 30-40% weekly with a filter cleaning every two weeks. Lights are on an 8 hour cycle.

I'm not trashing the plants. I will drastically cut them back to allow new leaves to grow,...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-18-2012, 01:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,158
Posted By jacob_can
Since June, roughly. I cannot remove the algae...

Since June, roughly. I cannot remove the algae without removing leaves from the swords, but I'm willing to do that.

I will also have dry ferts with the c02 so I'll work on that as well.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-18-2012, 01:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,158
Posted By jacob_can
Will introducing c02 without a blackout cause...

Will introducing c02 without a blackout cause issues?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-18-2012, 12:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,158
Posted By jacob_can
Heavily planted dirt tank, adding c02 with algae currently present

I currently have an established 33g tank (36x18x12) with capped miracle gro substrate lit by a 2 x 36" T5HO canopy that has been running for the better part of the summer. The tank has Amazon Sword,...
Forum: Fish 12-06-2012, 08:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 446
Posted By jacob_can
Yeah, I had read about CAE's when looking for my...

Yeah, I had read about CAE's when looking for my SAE's as was forewarned they are aggressive. That said, this guy is non-existent in my tank and I only catch occasional glimpses of him.

That...
Forum: Fish 12-06-2012, 08:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 446
Posted By jacob_can
Ah, the jerk! He is a CAE. I googled photos of...

Ah, the jerk! He is a CAE. I googled photos of CAE's and must have failed to look closely.

Thanks for the help!
Forum: Fish 12-06-2012, 08:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 446
Posted By jacob_can
Fish ID. Sold as SAE.

This fish has been in my tank about 4 months now and came in with a purchase of 4 SAE's. Initially, all four looked identical but he's since developed a separate look and personality.

He's...
Forum: Lighting 02-23-2012, 12:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 263
Posted By jacob_can
It wouldn't be massive overkill on an 18" deep...

It wouldn't be massive overkill on an 18" deep tank?
Forum: Lighting 02-22-2012, 09:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 263
Posted By jacob_can
33g (18" tall) lighting

I've decided to throw my hat into the high maintenance planted tank arena but could use a bit of guidance.

The tank is a 33g (36Lx12Wx18T) filtered by a Fluval 205 canister. I've purchased a...
Forum: Lighting 10-26-2008, 02:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 465
Posted By jacob_can
Are there any problems with using a cedar canopy...

Are there any problems with using a cedar canopy provided it's coated with a waterproof paint on the inside? I know cedar is bad IN the tank, but is it bad above the tank?
Forum: Lighting 10-26-2008, 12:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 465
Posted By jacob_can
Got bored and built a canopy - need advice

Hi all,

I recently decided to setup my old 33g that I had kicking around so that I could try my hand at a planted tank.

I was outside today looking for something to do when I though i'd build...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-14-2008, 08:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 309
Posted By jacob_can
Water changes in a c02 injected tank

Hi all, new member, first post, past lurker. :) I used to have a 90g cichlid tank stocked with L. Caeruleus but that tank has been disassembled for a few years and sold off. :( I got my hands on a...
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