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Forum: Substrate 04-17-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,943
Posted By rhody9
Resurrecting this thread to say the ice cube...

Resurrecting this thread to say the ice cube method works! I have an established 29 gallon planted tank with inert gravel that I wanted to add some plant friendly substrate to. I froze two trays of...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-24-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,220
Posted By rhody9
I made a DIY vinyl hose which runs from our...

I made a DIY vinyl hose which runs from our upstairs kitchen sink to the basement for filling the tanks up. To get the length I needed I attached two shorter hoses together with a fitting. Second...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-20-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 541
Posted By rhody9
Darkblade made a great FAQ thread: ...

Darkblade made a great FAQ thread:


<http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=107312>

Good place to start
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-19-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 541
Posted By rhody9
I have a 55 gal with java fern (swords, stems,...

I have a 55 gal with java fern (swords, stems, anubias as well) and followed a similar path bought a nice dual t5 ho fixture and was using excel daily and flourish twice per week with not very...
Forum: Fish 03-17-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 105
Posted By rhody9
My guess would be a Ticto Barb Puntius ticto or...

My guess would be a Ticto Barb Puntius ticto or some relative, just a guess though.
Forum: Equipment 02-18-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 694
Posted By rhody9
I was coming to ask a similar question, hope it's...

I was coming to ask a similar question, hope it's cool to jump in. I have a 29 gal with an eheim 2215. Currently, has a light fish load, I was going to add a few more fish and was thinking of adding...
Forum: Fish 02-07-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,088
Posted By rhody9
+1 More neon's (bump school up to at least 20)...

+1 More neon's (bump school up to at least 20) and a cory school

Not sure if the aquaclear 70 is a HOB or a powerhead, I have a similar set up, running an ehiem 2217 and an aquaclear 50 in a 55...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-13-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,897
Posted By rhody9
I don't know why but I saw this thread and...

I don't know why but I saw this thread and thought of the Star Trek TNG episode with all the parallel Enterprises...
Forum: Fish 01-10-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 153
Posted By rhody9
Yeah I figure my time is ticking with the cae....

Yeah I figure my time is ticking with the cae. I've had him for two years now and he's 3 inches long. I will try some ramshorns or nerites first I think. Thanks all
Forum: Fish 01-10-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 153
Posted By rhody9
Otos with a cae?

Hello,

I have a planted 29 gal with a school of black neons and a cae. So far I have had no issues with the cae bullying the neons but that being said he was moved from my 55 b/c he was not very...
Forum: Equipment 01-07-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 369
Posted By rhody9
I found this link on TPT: ...

I found this link on TPT:

http://www.coleparmer.com/TechLibraryArticle/700

Silicone is orders of magnitude more permeable than other tube material and will become stiff and may crack more...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-06-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 329
Posted By rhody9
I run one 10000K and one 6700k over my 55, both...

I run one 10000K and one 6700k over my 55, both t5 HO. Atinic (blue) bulbs don't do much for plants. I raised mine to ~ 8 inches over the tank and that has helped with algae. Lots of CO2 options but...
Forum: Plants 01-06-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 375
Posted By rhody9
Water Sprite and Brazilian penny-wort have done...

Water Sprite and Brazilian penny-wort have done well in my low tech set up. Dwarf water lettuce doesn't do as well (turns yellow and is pale) but explodes under high light.
Forum: Fish 11-20-2013, 06:00 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,237
Posted By rhody9
+1 on the Columbian Tetra, I have a school of 20...

+1 on the Columbian Tetra, I have a school of 20 in my 55 gal and they are really fun to watch, they shoal up nicely and are crazy at feeding time, definite splash zone! They have nice deep bodies,...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-13-2013, 01:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,491
Posted By rhody9
I am no expert but I bought one of those bulbs at...

I am no expert but I bought one of those bulbs at a walmart for $2 called "aquarium plant" and it grew into a red dwarf lily as best as I can tell. No flowers yet, it took a while to stop throwing up...
Forum: Lighting 10-08-2013, 04:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,243
Posted By rhody9
Cool thanks! I checked out your set up and the 3...

Cool thanks! I checked out your set up and the 3 inches on either side does not seem like a deal breaker. I may try this out, the hagen glo legs can put the light about 3-4 inches off the top of the...
Forum: Lighting 10-08-2013, 03:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,243
Posted By rhody9
Hello, I have also been looking into...

Hello,

I have also been looking into upgrading the lights for my 29 gallon. I was thinking of the Hagen Glo T5 HO Linear Fluorescent Lighting System Single 24 inch which is relatively inexpesive...
Forum: Plants 10-02-2013, 07:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 323
Posted By rhody9
Thanks, I figured java fern was pretty hardy, I...

Thanks, I figured java fern was pretty hardy, I definately plan on moving the fern and wood out of the big tank. It will be interesting to see how it adapts to the low tech setting. The other plants...
Forum: Plants 10-02-2013, 03:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 323
Posted By rhody9
Moving a java fern to a different tank

Hello,

I had a question about java ferns. I have a nice piece of driftwood in my medium light (108 watt T5HO 8 in above tank), CO2 injected, EI dosed 55g tank that has a fair amount of java fern...
Forum: Fish 09-26-2013, 01:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 327
Posted By rhody9
Awesome fish. I had one and it took about a month...

Awesome fish. I had one and it took about a month to settle into a routine of hanging out in his favorite spot between patrols of the bottom for food. Before that he would swim up and down the glass...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-25-2013, 01:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,082
Posted By rhody9
I have a CAE, he started in my 55 community tank...

I have a CAE, he started in my 55 community tank but was very territorial and harassed the other bottom dwellers (cories, pictus) constantly. I moved him to my 30 gallon where he is the only bottom...
Forum: Fish 07-31-2013, 07:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 340
Posted By rhody9
I have a Pictus in a 55 gal who is definately the...

I have a Pictus in a 55 gal who is definately the star of the tank! It took a while but it seems comfortable swimming around during the day/lights on and really gets excited about feeding time which...
Forum: Lighting 07-23-2013, 07:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 169
Posted By rhody9
Question about Hagen glo 48" T5HO 2 bulb height

Hello,

I have a Hagen Glo 48" T5HO 2 bulb unit over a 55 gallon tank with the light in the uppermost stock mounting bracket (~ 5 inch above the tank). I have pressurized CO2 and dose EI nutrients...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-02-2013, 08:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 367
Posted By rhody9
Nice growth on the driftwood! Is that windelov...

Nice growth on the driftwood! Is that windelov java fern? Nice set up!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-07-2013, 01:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 432
Posted By rhody9
The ISTA maxmix works well with my eheim 2217 set...

The ISTA maxmix works well with my eheim 2217 set up on the outflow, the tubes fit nicely. Be careful though as I have read the adapters to make it fit with larger tubes are not as realiable.
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