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Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 12-03-2009, 04:51 AM
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Posted By melbourne
How long are folks with the LED's running for...

How long are folks with the LED's running for their photo period? I have nothing but low light plants in my tank, Anubias, and Java Ferns/Moss.

Thanks!
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 11-20-2009, 04:30 AM
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Views: 699,656
Posted By melbourne
I picked up one of these Edge tanks for my...

I picked up one of these Edge tanks for my daughter. I've upgraded it with the LED lights you posted. I still need to get a heater. Will the hydor mini heater maintain a decent temperature in...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-14-2007, 09:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 353
Posted By melbourne
I'm using a HOB filter Tetratec PF150 with the...

I'm using a HOB filter Tetratec PF150 with the heater module and sponge pre-filter. Bare bottom 10g but loaded with plants. Its kind of a plant holding/shrimp tank. I change about 30% weekly also....
Forum: Tank Journals 06-14-2007, 09:20 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,826
Posted By melbourne
Tank Update: Received my Amano shrimp today from...

Tank Update: Received my Amano shrimp today from Wilma (oombacat) thanks! and they look great. They seem to cruise around the tank in a small pack of 3-4 scaring away any feeding Cherry shrimp. I...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-11-2007, 09:21 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,826
Posted By melbourne
pittiepride, thanks - I need to figure out a...

pittiepride, thanks - I need to figure out a transition but it doesn't look as sharp in person. I'll try taking some better pictures to give you an idea of the area I have to work with.
jessica,...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-04-2007, 03:15 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,826
Posted By melbourne
nornicle, nooblet - thanks. Yes the CO2 is via a...

nornicle, nooblet - thanks. Yes the CO2 is via a paintball 20oz tank. Using a Redsea regulator with solenoid tied to the light timer. I thought about using the ADA system but it requires constant...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-01-2007, 03:05 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,826
Posted By melbourne
Felix, thanks - the HC will eventually fill in...

Felix, thanks - the HC will eventually fill in that bare spot. I had some blyxa in there earlier but I took it out, I'm going to let the tank grow in a bit more and decide if I want to add a center...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-21-2007, 05:19 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,826
Posted By melbourne
Tank Update: Not much to report, haven't finished...

Tank Update: Not much to report, haven't finished stand. Placed a few Cherry shrimp in cube, cleaned up HC lawn a bit.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v205/melbourne0/frt_update_up.jpg
Forum: Tank Journals 05-10-2007, 05:10 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,826
Posted By melbourne
Felix - maybe on my next tank. The wife and kids...

Felix - maybe on my next tank. The wife and kids like the stems so they are staying :)

Betowess - I like the contrast of the R.Wallachi also. Seems to grow a bit slower than the other stems I...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-29-2007, 12:55 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,826
Posted By melbourne
Tank Update: My Aquaspotworld order arrived :) ...

Tank Update: My Aquaspotworld order arrived :) I basically pulled all the rocks and gave them a thorough cleaning using a bleach solution, plenty of water changes and prime over the period of a...
Forum: Lighting 04-27-2007, 03:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 469
Posted By melbourne
If you are looking for cheap MH bulbs, Catalina...

If you are looking for cheap MH bulbs, Catalina has a bunch - nothing fancy. I've been using them for a few years and they work fine on my planted tanks. I use the pricier bulbs on my reef tanks. ...
Forum: Lighting 04-27-2007, 03:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 513
Posted By melbourne
Cheapest used to be catalina, they used to have...

Cheapest used to be catalina, they used to have the $20 bulbs. That was a few years ago - they are now $30 each still decent price. I use the 10k bulbs on my tanks. They are the Reefgrow brand.
...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-18-2007, 02:17 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,826
Posted By melbourne
sayn3ver, puffer food :) I'm sure I'll overcome...

sayn3ver, puffer food :) I'm sure I'll overcome my aversion to snail culling in time.

vitarte, good to see you here also. That frag swap was fun. Yes, trying out freshwater planted again - some...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-17-2007, 02:40 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,826
Posted By melbourne
yoshi, bigstick120, yes I have tons and tons of...

yoshi, bigstick120, yes I have tons and tons of snails. I feel bad about killing them. They don't appear to bother the plants and seem to cruise around all day looking for food. The only algae I...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-16-2007, 08:35 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,826
Posted By melbourne
Tank update: Placed plant order with...

Tank update: Placed plant order with Aquaspotworld for the stems for this tank and some for the 60P. Added some floaters and raised the pendant due to hair algae appearing on my rocks. These rocks...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-06-2007, 09:38 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,826
Posted By melbourne
Pic of the stand ...

Pic of the stand

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v205/melbourne0/tank_stand.jpg

Any ideas on what type of snail this is? Want to know if I should remove it.
...
Forum: Photography 04-06-2007, 09:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,401
Posted By melbourne
You should go with a DSLR if you plan on getting...

You should go with a DSLR if you plan on getting serious with macro and photography in general. For close to $500 you can get a Nikon D50 DSLR with a kit lens that isn't terrible. You can get an...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 04-06-2007, 04:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 777
Posted By melbourne
Your lights might be a tad on the low side for...

Your lights might be a tad on the low side for your tank and if the bulbs are old you may want to replace them with bulb with a spectrum more suitable for growing plants. You may want to either...
Forum: Lighting 04-06-2007, 04:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 608
Posted By melbourne
I have 70 watt MH over my planted tanks. I think...

I have 70 watt MH over my planted tanks. I think that T5HO would give you more options in terms of getting the color you like and more flexibility in your photoperiod if you get a multi bulb setup. ...
Forum: Lighting 04-06-2007, 04:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 762
Posted By melbourne
From my experience with MH ballasts and bulbs and...

From my experience with MH ballasts and bulbs and reflectors, you can get a decent spread on a 30" deep tank using either the Reef Optix II or if you are willing to spend a little more the Lumenmax...
Forum: DIY 04-06-2007, 04:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 970
Posted By melbourne
I like to DIY and I did it on a 55g a few years...

I like to DIY and I did it on a 55g a few years back with 3 2L bottles. Its a pain, when I got back into planted tanks recently I went pressurized. A full setup can be had for around $120 or so.
Forum: Tank Journals 04-06-2007, 04:09 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,826
Posted By melbourne
Hi, Finchman, yes I drilled all 3 2.5g tanks...

Hi,

Finchman, yes I drilled all 3 2.5g tanks for a 1" bulkhead fitting. They share a 12g sump with a Deltec MCE600 skimmer, Phosban reactor, a Azoo Chiller, each 2.5g has a mini Tunze pump hooked...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-04-2007, 04:00 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,826
Posted By melbourne
Finch, thanks for the advice on the clownfish. ...

Finch, thanks for the advice on the clownfish. Long term I agree - this is a temporary tank for all the fish in my 2.5g's. The clown is going into a 140g in my foyer. The other damsels are going...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-03-2007, 06:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,882
Posted By melbourne
Check to make sure your activator packets (yeast)...

Check to make sure your activator packets (yeast) have not expired. You are better off making your own mix IMO. I used one of these on a 2.5g system and it worked well your tank looks much bigger...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-03-2007, 05:49 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,883
Posted By melbourne
I would recommend a humidstat hooked up to a...

I would recommend a humidstat hooked up to a large exhaust fan and/or a dedicated air handler. The dehumidifier does not work well for large volumes of water due to the heat generated and electrical...
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