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Forum: Aquascaping 07-14-2011, 12:08 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,550
Posted By fishboy87
Try to make the slope more vertical to get the...

Try to make the slope more vertical to get the illusion of depth. If you're planning on iwagumi-related plants for a tank that size (like hc and glosso for example), they don't have deep root systems...
Forum: Fish 07-13-2011, 02:22 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,378
Posted By fishboy87
I have 2 semi-juvie angelfish in my 29 gallon...

I have 2 semi-juvie angelfish in my 29 gallon with 17 cardinals for 5ish months with only 1 cardinal that has died of unknown reasons. I'd say that then. . .
Forum: Aquascaping 07-12-2011, 05:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 669
Posted By fishboy87
probably making as much equipment (such as...

probably making as much equipment (such as heaters) inline as possible. Also, by using clear glass lily pipes in his aquariums and removing the equipment sometimes for photo shoots, he is able to...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 07-09-2011, 03:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 197
Posted By fishboy87
welcome back :)

welcome back :)
Forum: Tank Journals 07-05-2011, 09:00 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 9,426
Posted By fishboy87
pix?

pix?
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 06-26-2011, 03:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 875
Posted By fishboy87
well I had stopped dosing for a short amount of...

well I had stopped dosing for a short amount of time and 1 of my 2 light fixtures went out. I replaced that with a 48 watt t5ho fixture. However, before that point, everything was going extremely...
Forum: Lighting 06-25-2011, 10:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 477
Posted By fishboy87
Yeah, the T5's are actually within 2 inches of...

Yeah, the T5's are actually within 2 inches of the top of the water. I just wanted a quick midday burst from one of them. Since it is somewhat strong, I was just going to shorten the overall...
Forum: Lighting 06-25-2011, 07:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 477
Posted By fishboy87
29 gallon lighting question

Now that schools over and finals are out of the way, I can go back to focus on my tank which was just starting to see signs of algae after I stopped dosing and one of the fixtures blew.

Now I just...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 05-29-2011, 06:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 875
Posted By fishboy87
Well, I just got my spoons and ferts recently and...

Well, I just got my spoons and ferts recently and today is my water change day- thus triggering the start of my dosing schedule. I also just bleached the hell out of my diffuser (and washed it...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 05-27-2011, 09:01 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 5,830
Posted By fishboy87
green machine fert calculator

green machine fert calculator
Forum: Tank Journals 05-18-2011, 10:59 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 15,982
Posted By fishboy87
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Forum: Tank Journals 05-18-2011, 01:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,604
Posted By fishboy87
As far as the rocks you have, I think its fine....

As far as the rocks you have, I think its fine. However, you might want to consider further splitting up the hc into 'plugs' to cover a larger, more equally distributed area.What do you plan on for...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-17-2011, 07:26 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 9,426
Posted By fishboy87
Are you telling me you are so drained of cash...

Are you telling me you are so drained of cash from your apistos that you don't have the $ to get batteries?! :eek5::icon_wink
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 05-15-2011, 10:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 875
Posted By fishboy87
so I've been reading and altered it to my...

so I've been reading and altered it to my personal requirements(to my beliefs) and this is what I came up with.

Sunday: 33-50% water change, 1/32 GH booster, 1/32 CSM+B, 1/16 Iron Chelate...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 05-14-2011, 07:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 370
Posted By fishboy87
^^^^ yes ;)

^^^^ yes ;)
Forum: Tank Journals 05-14-2011, 04:32 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 13,398
Posted By fishboy87
german blue rams might be cool. they don't jump...

german blue rams might be cool. they don't jump as far as I know
Forum: Tank Journals 05-14-2011, 04:29 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,452
Posted By fishboy87
Is that a java fern in your substrate up front?...

Is that a java fern in your substrate up front? If it is, you might want to tie it to the wood like with the others since if their rhizome is buried they will most likely die.
Forum: Fish 05-14-2011, 04:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,881
Posted By fishboy87
If you do get a pair and have good water...

If you do get a pair and have good water conditions, it is not uncommon for the rams to spawn within a week of purchase (similar to what happened with mine when I had them). If you have any kind of...
Forum: Plants 05-14-2011, 03:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,506
Posted By fishboy87
Yeah, they start to send off some horizontal side...

Yeah, they start to send off some horizontal side shoots from the 'mother plant' (somewhat similar to blyxa japonica)
Forum: Tank Journals 05-14-2011, 03:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 356
Posted By fishboy87
Just a recommendation, you should try to switch...

Just a recommendation, you should try to switch to pressurized co2 soon unless your are really good about replacing the DIY, that T5HO will turn (and keep) your tank a green mess in no time.

Good...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-12-2011, 03:45 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 15,982
Posted By fishboy87
If I were to ever get that fixture, all four...

If I were to ever get that fixture, all four bulbs would only be on for a mid-day burst. But yeah, right now I consider my set-up somewhere between medium and high light.
Forum: Tank Journals 05-12-2011, 11:52 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 15,982
Posted By fishboy87
I actually have two fixtures (each with 2 bulbs)...

I actually have two fixtures (each with 2 bulbs) Each bulb is 18 watts, therefore each fixture being 36 watts. So my total output is 72 watts of T5 (about 2.48 watts per gallon and considering its T5...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-10-2011, 02:00 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 15,982
Posted By fishboy87
So with all of the vast knowledge and the wide...

So with all of the vast knowledge and the wide array of opinions out there, nobody has any idea for what should go behind the driftwood ;)
Forum: Tank Journals 05-10-2011, 01:57 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 9,426
Posted By fishboy87
Wow. I'm embarassed. I was looking for a post...

Wow. I'm embarassed. I was looking for a post trim fts and didn't even see it midway through last page.

Just looking at the roseafolia is really making me hope it'll look as nice for me. . .Reds...
Forum: Equipment 05-10-2011, 01:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,321
Posted By fishboy87
You could either do dual 2213s or a single 2217....

You could either do dual 2213s or a single 2217. I have a single 2215 along with a small pump and the flow is adequate so I think 2 2213's would be the best bet in my opinion.

For inline...
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