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Forum: Tank Journals Today, 01:52 PM
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Posted By crazymittens
Congrats on getting married! And Barbados! Nice!...

Congrats on getting married! And Barbados! Nice! (I was born there, so bias)

In our 125 we initially did the '6 of these, 6 of those, 6 of that, etc'. Aside from a half-dozen barbs (just like...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-17-2015, 07:35 PM
Replies: 411
Views: 41,325
Posted By crazymittens
Big Al's had a sale today, neons 10 for $2.99. ...

Big Al's had a sale today, neons 10 for $2.99. Noticed in the store tank that there were a half-dozen already looking kinda weak, so got 40 to be safe.

You can see the difference here between new...
Forum: Equipment 01-16-2015, 05:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,133
Posted By crazymittens
There was a thread somewhere about someone who'd...

There was a thread somewhere about someone who'd made their own tank, saw this happening, and shortly afterward the tank blew apart. (in his case probably caused by not enough silicon, not sure...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-12-2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 411
Views: 41,325
Posted By crazymittens
There we go, videos uploaded. Nothing fancy! It...

There we go, videos uploaded. Nothing fancy! It would be lovely to have a decent camera for this kind of thing. In the mean time - iPotato!

Close up
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IlIfuIgBBVY...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-12-2015, 01:53 AM
Replies: 411
Views: 41,325
Posted By crazymittens
I feel like these pics are much less...

I feel like these pics are much less potato-cam-ey. I held the phone against the tank to stabilize.

Fish
http://www.practicaltech.ca/jpg/aquarium/125g/125-11jan2015-fish2.JPG...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-09-2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 411
Views: 41,325
Posted By crazymittens
Yep. I suspect that CO2 would resolve that, but...

Yep. I suspect that CO2 would resolve that, but it really doesn't concern me that much.

It's only an issue because the tank is so deep - 22" - where the top ~6" is just water really. That means...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-04-2015, 03:44 AM
Replies: 411
Views: 41,325
Posted By crazymittens
Thanks, it's really not that bad now that it's...

Thanks, it's really not that bad now that it's set up, zero effort required. Was worth the up-front effort.

This latest BML unit has been fine for...not sure how long. A while anyways. I...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-02-2015, 02:04 AM
Replies: 411
Views: 41,325
Posted By crazymittens
Okie dokie, pictures from the pOtatophone. ...

Okie dokie, pictures from the pOtatophone.

Full tank shot
http://www.practicaltech.ca/jpg/aquarium/125g/125_fts_jan2015.JPG

I've been trimming the vals quite consistently and it's paying off,...
Forum: Tank Journals 12-30-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 411
Views: 41,325
Posted By crazymittens
Huh, guess it's time for an update. June! ...

Huh, guess it's time for an update. June! Yeesh.

The good

The jungle vals are really taking off now that I've started trimming them
New boxing day fish - roseline sharks (torpedo barbs?),...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-23-2014, 01:07 AM
Replies: 411
Views: 41,325
Posted By crazymittens
Video uploading now...sorry, didn't have time to...

Video uploading now...sorry, didn't have time to really go nuts on quality.

http://youtu.be/YZtUVXXIeRI
Edit: I'm assuming that the HD version will show up eventually.
Forum: Tank Journals 07-22-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 411
Views: 41,325
Posted By crazymittens
27 pages! Yeesh...my forum prefs only have it...

27 pages! Yeesh...my forum prefs only have it showing up to 10 pages. Fancy.

I'll try and do a decent video tonight, the one last night was a bit random. Same with pictures, it really needs to...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-21-2014, 02:12 AM
Replies: 411
Views: 41,325
Posted By crazymittens
Picked 'em up - 70 (well 69 now that the angel...

Picked 'em up - 70 (well 69 now that the angel ate one - he's moved to a 'come get a free fish' tank).

They are schooling with the remaining cardinals, and THIS is what I always wanted in a fish...
Forum: Fish 07-19-2014, 11:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 369
Posted By crazymittens
Yup, water is crystal (has been for many months)...

Yup, water is crystal (has been for many months) and easily tolerates overfeeding. There is algae, but only in areas where expected. Very minor, needs little/no attention.

Thanks guys, feeling...
Forum: Fish 07-19-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 369
Posted By crazymittens
Yep, I know they don't float around, but if...

Yep, I know they don't float around, but if you're adding a liquid 'moar bacteria' solution, I'd want it circulating and touching as much as possible.

Also see why you just added to the...
Forum: Fish 07-19-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 369
Posted By crazymittens
Hm...why would you let it sit inside the filter...

Hm...why would you let it sit inside the filter rather than circ onto the plants and everything else?

I did some more reading, seen a number of tanks with 100-200 small tetras (one guy even had...
Forum: Fish 07-19-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 369
Posted By crazymittens
Seller has 75 available, so might as well take...

Seller has 75 available, so might as well take them all. I'll be doing two bottles of the safe start, then a WC mid-end next week with water param (ammonia) checks as often as I can.

The tank has...
Forum: Fish 07-19-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 369
Posted By crazymittens
Yeah, I was thinking that if I did 25% WCs daily...

Yeah, I was thinking that if I did 25% WCs daily for a week it should help.
The plants are part of it, but the sump is chock full of pot scrubbies, so that's the other area.
Didn't know about the...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-19-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 411
Views: 41,325
Posted By crazymittens
Fish update One of the angels died - I believe...

Fish update
One of the angels died - I believe ate too large a chunk of flake food. Kinda sad to see the last one just kinda hanging out. At least the good news is that whatever those cardinals...
Forum: Fish 07-19-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 369
Posted By crazymittens
Established tank, how many fish can be added at once?

So I have the opportunity to get some neon tetras locally for quite a good price. The catch is I don't have a ton of time to spend driving around to fish stores these days, so I want to get a whole...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-15-2014, 01:29 AM
Replies: 411
Views: 41,325
Posted By crazymittens
Tank has now been online for almost 8 months. ...

Tank has now been online for almost 8 months.

Fish update

I bought a dozen cardinals a few weeks ago during a BigAl's sale. They promptly all died within a week. Got a 6-month in-store...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-11-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 411
Views: 41,325
Posted By crazymittens
Hm, been a while since I updated. The new...

Hm, been a while since I updated.

The new lighting is working great, I've settled on 50-75% with two 4-hour photoperiods (separated by 3 hours). Every 2-3 weeks I pull out a few clumps of green...
Forum: Lighting 03-31-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 685
Views: 62,411
Posted By crazymittens
Have you tried calling them about this? Probably...

Have you tried calling them about this? Probably easier than guessing.
Forum: Equipment 03-17-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 714
Posted By crazymittens
When I was researching CO2 systems (6 months...

When I was researching CO2 systems (6 months ago), the number I found was more like 2%, and only over really long (100') runs. Over runs of 15' or less, negligible difference.
Forum: Equipment 03-13-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 400
Posted By crazymittens
Plexi is, unfortunately, a terrible material for...

Plexi is, unfortunately, a terrible material for aquarium tops. I learned this from experience - somewhat unbelieveably it sags due to the high humidity. After 24 hours I could already see bowing,...
Forum: Lighting 03-12-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 685
Views: 62,411
Posted By crazymittens
islanddave - you got a picture of the connector? ...

islanddave - you got a picture of the connector? Really curious about this, since my original fixture had something that appeared mil-spec (I was rather impressed), and the XB has something...
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