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Forum: Ponds 01-18-2015, 01:14 PM
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Posted By Saxtonhill
Wow! :) Looking forward to updates. Subscribed

Wow! :) Looking forward to updates. Subscribed
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-18-2015, 01:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 361
Posted By Saxtonhill
One of my first birthday gifts as a youngster was...

One of my first birthday gifts as a youngster was a very large drum shaped fish bowl with 2 goldfish and some sprigs of anacharis. Those goldfish lived for many years. For Christmas, (when I was 11...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-03-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 864
Posted By Saxtonhill
I now have more time to devote to my 5 tanks, so...

I now have more time to devote to my 5 tanks, so I'd like to keep researching and learning about substrate, lighting and water parameters. I'd like to finally get things right and try some red...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 01-02-2015, 12:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 552
Posted By Saxtonhill
Just started recently and I've been using my...

Just started recently and I've been using my calendar on the wall. I'm switching over to a spiral notebook. :) and that aquatic log.com looks very interesting!)
Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-01-2015, 02:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 706
Posted By Saxtonhill
wantsome, thanks for the info! I'm going to see...

wantsome, thanks for the info! I'm going to see if I can order some of the Spiralis.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 12-31-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 706
Posted By Saxtonhill
Love the driftwood and the bunches of anubias :) ...

Love the driftwood and the bunches of anubias :) I'm not familiar with the crypt. Spiralis and it looks like you've got a good group with nice growth. Is crypt. Spiralis tougher to grow than the...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 12-31-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 15,771
Posted By Saxtonhill
Over the weekend I purchased 4 gallons of RO...

Over the weekend I purchased 4 gallons of RO water at Walmart (labeled as drinking water and in small letters as Processed by Reverse Osmosis and had green caps on the jugs)

I also purchased a T8...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 12-31-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 252
Posted By Saxtonhill
15 gallon water parameters 12-31-2014: ...

15 gallon water parameters 12-31-2014:

Temperature 72 F
TDS 423
PH 7.6
Ammonia 0 ppm
Nitrite 0 ppm
Nitrate 0 ppm
GH 17
KH 12
Forum: Tank Journals 12-31-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 161
Posted By Saxtonhill
I've moved this thread over to the Low Tech...

I've moved this thread over to the Low Tech Forum. Thanks for your patience! :)
Forum: Low Tech Forum 12-31-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 252
Posted By Saxtonhill
15 gallon low tech

For the past few months, I had wanted to empty my 10 gallon sand tank and transfer the substrate, plants and equipment over to the empty 20 gallon long. This past week, while on vacation, I decided...
Forum: Tank Journals 12-31-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 161
Posted By Saxtonhill
Here is the 15 gallon this morning. It has been...

Here is the 15 gallon this morning. It has been set up for 3 days. I used root tabs in the substrate near the crypts and the anubias which is planted on the stones. I set the tank up in front...
Forum: Tank Journals 12-31-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 161
Posted By Saxtonhill
15 gallon low tech

For the past few months, I had wanted to empty my 10 gallon sand tank and transfer the substrate, plants and equipment over to the empty 20 gallon long. This past week, while on vacation, I decided...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 12-29-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 15,771
Posted By Saxtonhill
When you say "planted" the Anubias - hopefully...

When you say "planted" the Anubias - hopefully that means attaching them to a rock?[/QUOTE]


Yes, the rhizomes are above the substrate and most are attached to rocks by a small dot of super glue.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 12-27-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 15,771
Posted By Saxtonhill
Thanks hypsophrys and Kathyy! I really...

Thanks hypsophrys and Kathyy! I really appreciate your experienced input. :) :) I sure would like to eventually keep some RC shrimp in this tank (and eventually move the neons to the 20 gallon...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 12-13-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,222
Posted By Saxtonhill
Thanks! This is useful! Much easier than...

Thanks! This is useful! Much easier than flipping through the booklet
Forum: Low Tech Forum 12-13-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 15,771
Posted By Saxtonhill
Kind of beginnerly questions that I have to ask: ...

Kind of beginnerly questions that I have to ask:

This 20 gallon tank has been running for about 5 years. Are the high nitrate levels (about 30 ppm) a result of it being an older tank with...
Forum: Photography 12-13-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,010
Posted By Saxtonhill
HC! :) Thanks for the correction!

HC! :) Thanks for the correction!
Forum: Low Tech Forum 12-13-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 15,771
Posted By Saxtonhill
This morning the 20 gallon TDS is 764, the PH is...

This morning the 20 gallon TDS is 764, the PH is still 7.6, and the Nitrate reading is about 30 ppm, with the API test color reading about the same bright orangish red. It might be the rocks that...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 12-12-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 15,771
Posted By Saxtonhill
I'd like to add more root tabs to the gravel...

I'd like to add more root tabs to the gravel substrate and dose the water with a little Flourish Iron and API Leaf Zone. These were the ferts I was using with better success in the past. I did not...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 12-12-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 15,771
Posted By Saxtonhill
Today, before I did the 25% water change on the...

Today, before I did the 25% water change on the 20 gallon, I tested the water, thinking that with the top offs due to evaporation over nearly 10 months, the water was going to be pretty badly...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 12-12-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 15,771
Posted By Saxtonhill
It has been 10 months since I have updated this...

It has been 10 months since I have updated this thread, due to caring for my terminally ill Mother with in-home hospice. Sadly, my Mother passed away last summer. In this time frame, I was only...
Forum: Photography 12-12-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,010
Posted By Saxtonhill
Nice photos! :) Especially the Oto on the...

Nice photos! :) Especially the Oto on the glosso (hope I identified the plant correctly---still learning here!)
Forum: Low Tech Forum 12-11-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 629
Posted By Saxtonhill
There is an amazing large South American River...

There is an amazing large South American River biotope included in the link below from Definite Aquascape TV which has a large school of panda cories, angel fish, cardinals, etc. It also appears to...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 12-11-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 629
Posted By Saxtonhill
hammor, yes I would like to get some easier...

hammor, yes I would like to get some easier shrimp such as the cherry red shrimp, but I need to be more consistent in tending to my water parameters.

AquaAurora, the anubias in your photos are...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 12-11-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 45,771
Posted By Saxtonhill
Amazing! Thank you for posting the photographs...

Amazing! Thank you for posting the photographs :) I really like the driftwood in combination with the anubias
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