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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Today, 02:57 AM
Replies: 8
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Posted By jjp2
for my 180, I have a 40 gallon breeder as my...

for my 180, I have a 40 gallon breeder as my sump. I have 2 buckets of matrix which the water flows up through then poret foam (4 inches of 20 PPI and 2 inches of 30 PPI).
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Yesterday, 04:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 190
Posted By jjp2
The intro sticky is great.. Then read more and...

The intro sticky is great.. Then read more and think about what size tank, time and money you want to invest (both to start and on going). Best to start with the biggest tank you can as small ones...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions Yesterday, 04:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 273
Posted By jjp2
This one applies to us in Florida .... You...

This one applies to us in Florida ....

You spot aquatic plants in the road side ditches as you walk or drive and stop to collect.
Forum: Fish Yesterday, 04:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 488
Posted By jjp2
SAE's are great when small. When they get older...

SAE's are great when small. When they get older they get lazy and stop eating algae so not worth having at that point.

I would trade out your Raphael. I've thought about them before, think it's...
Forum: Fish 02-23-2015, 03:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 706
Posted By jjp2
A 90p is 36x18x18 so Bosemani rainbows are out.....

A 90p is 36x18x18 so Bosemani rainbows are out.. You could do a nice group of neon dwarf rainbows which get about 3 inches. You could also go with Congo tetras or penguin tetras.
Forum: Fish 02-13-2015, 01:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 545
Posted By jjp2
You are right that the tank needs to be...

You are right that the tank needs to be established so they have food.

You need a big tank for a Benny. This is not due to their size, but their appetite. They will clear a small tank of its...
Forum: Fish 02-12-2015, 11:34 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,881
Posted By jjp2
Hi Hi, I'm John. I use to be an...

Hi

Hi, I'm John. I use to be an overstocker. I found the cure was moving to bigger tanks. It worked for a while. I went from a 55 to 125 to 180. Not sure what I'll do next when I get to many...
Forum: Equipment 01-23-2015, 01:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 270
Posted By jjp2
I would look at a needle wheel impeller for your...

I would look at a needle wheel impeller for your pump and feed your CO2 into the return pump. It yields great results. The CO2 will mist the tank is a con.
Forum: Plants 01-21-2015, 05:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 212
Posted By jjp2
It can be planted. Just stick it into the...

It can be planted. Just stick it into the substrate. It will grow up to the light, light be lean and stringy and shoot off roots if the light is not strong enough. When I use it, I plant groups of...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-19-2015, 01:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 191
Posted By jjp2
I had a Petsmart 60 gallon, it was 48x12x26. This...

I had a Petsmart 60 gallon, it was 48x12x26. This looks similar just longer which would put it at 70 to 75 gallons.

No matter, it's narrowness is tough to deal with due to the length and height.
Forum: Fish 01-17-2015, 04:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 495
Posted By jjp2
They do eat/pick at shrimp and bully small fish. ...

They do eat/pick at shrimp and bully small fish. The bullying will stop once they assert themselves. Pretty much true for all rainbow fish. Pretty fish, I loved my emeralds.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 08-29-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,168
Posted By jjp2
you say you're tall .. if so you will either need...

you say you're tall .. if so you will either need an extra tie or avoid the Windsor or half Windsor knots. They are great looking knots, but require a lot of tie which will make it too short for...
Forum: Equipment 08-29-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,465
Posted By jjp2
I have an APEX. I love it as I don't have to...

I have an APEX. I love it as I don't have to crawl around to unplug pumps when I do water changes, and can easily change my lighting schedules.

I have the display. I do not use it at all. The...
Forum: Lighting 07-02-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 300
Posted By jjp2
If you go with T5HO, you really only need 2 bulbs...

If you go with T5HO, you really only need 2 bulbs across the tank if you have the high quality reflectors and bulbs and CO2 running. Any more than that and you will be looking to dial it back...
Forum: Plants 08-13-2013, 03:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 378
Posted By jjp2
the strings are roots. these will shoot off in...

the strings are roots. these will shoot off in various spots all over the stem. You can cut it as you want, replant the tops and the bottoms will have new growth shoot off.
Forum: Lighting 04-12-2013, 03:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 535
Posted By jjp2
the plants you have are mainly low to medium...

the plants you have are mainly low to medium light. I have similar in my 180 and run 2 80W T5HO bulbs. Out of the 2 you chose, the 4 x 54 would be the better choice. I would get the 2 of the...
Forum: Fish 04-11-2013, 02:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 341
Posted By jjp2
I have a swarm of 9 in my 180. They currently...

I have a swarm of 9 in my 180. They currently are only 3-4 inches. I think you will be good with a batch of 6 for a long time. My experience is that they grow fairly fast till 4 inches than slow. ...
Forum: Fish 01-21-2013, 12:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 560
Posted By jjp2
The picts on aquabid are not close ups so its...

The picts on aquabid are not close ups so its tough to tell. I'd lean toward hemiancisteus, but not sure at all.

Have you tried planetcatfish.com?
Forum: Aquascaping 01-21-2013, 12:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,695
Posted By jjp2
Don't give up. Try moving the wood...

Don't give up.

Try moving the wood diagonally forward from its current position, put the wisteria behind it in the corner.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-19-2013, 11:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 584
Posted By jjp2
Those socks are notorious for clogging and...

Those socks are notorious for clogging and require regular cleaning. I don't use them on my sump, just run from the tank into my media, then through perot foam.

In your case, I would replace...
Forum: Fish 08-27-2012, 08:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 532
Posted By jjp2
Rainbow fish will devour the shrimp, unless you...

Rainbow fish will devour the shrimp, unless you go with dwarf ones like the neons or others, threadfins, celebes (which are not a true rainbow).

The dwarf neons or the celebes would look great...
Forum: Fish 08-15-2012, 08:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,006
Posted By jjp2
some dwarf chain loaches can be fin nippers, just...

some dwarf chain loaches can be fin nippers, just something to beware of. zebra's would be my choice.
Forum: Plants 08-07-2012, 11:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 353
Posted By jjp2
this sounds like the swords were grown emersed. ...

this sounds like the swords were grown emersed. They should regrow new leaves and will be fine.
Forum: Tank Journals 07-07-2012, 02:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,273
Posted By jjp2
aren't the archer's a brackish fish? The...

aren't the archer's a brackish fish? The gudgeons I beleive will be ok in a slight brackish water. You need to watch your plant choices in this case.
Forum: Fish 06-25-2012, 02:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 511
Posted By jjp2
driftwood is fine. As for pellets, mine eat any...

driftwood is fine. As for pellets, mine eat any type that hits the bottom. If you have algae pellets, thats fine as they contain other nutrients plus if any of your other fooed hits the bottom they...
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