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Forum: Low Tech Forum   03-15-2016, 10:32 PM
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Posted By Complexity
Oh, yeah, I never stopped having my tanks. I...

Oh, yeah, I never stopped having my tanks. I don't think I could part with them! LOL! I just don't give them the same amount of attention I once did. I still very much enjoy them.

I'm not very...
Forum: Aquascaping   03-15-2016, 10:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,438
Posted By Complexity
Another thing to consider with driftwood: It is...

Another thing to consider with driftwood: It is less obvious once the plants grow in.

This is especially true for driftwood near the bottom and back of the tank. The plants tend to cover up...
Forum: Lighting   03-15-2016, 10:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 777
Posted By Complexity
They just arrived! So now I get to try them out...

They just arrived! So now I get to try them out for the first time. I expect that I'll like them. I'll post what I think after I get them set up. :)

Thoughts upon first usage (two Finnex 24/7 30"...
Forum: Algae   03-15-2016, 10:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 862
Posted By Complexity
Thanks for that information. I never knew that....

Thanks for that information. I never knew that. Is it UV light that breaks down the H2O2?
Forum: Algae   03-15-2016, 09:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 862
Posted By Complexity
2ml per gallon is the generally accepted rule for...

2ml per gallon is the generally accepted rule for dosing H2O2. This is true no matter how you dose it -- squirting it directly on the algae (spot treatment) or dumping it into the tank (whole tank...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-15-2016, 08:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 670
Posted By Complexity
I wonder if the heat from the car added an extra...

I wonder if the heat from the car added an extra variable to the experiment, interfering with any other results. I'd like to see how that same experiment would work if the plants were left in a...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   03-13-2016, 08:38 AM
Replies: 1,979
Views: 1,120,071
Posted By Complexity
Hey Karachie! I didn't post for years, but had to...

Hey Karachie! I didn't post for years, but had to ask a question, and you know how this place can draw a person in.

Good to see you're still in the hobby. Love your tank! So very LUSH!!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-13-2016, 08:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 670
Posted By Complexity
Somewhat damp, yes. Saturated, no. The best...

Somewhat damp, yes. Saturated, no.

The best way to figure it out is to try a variety of methods on your own. See how long the plants live using each method.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-13-2016, 04:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 670
Posted By Complexity
Putting a plant in a baggie with water will kill...

Putting a plant in a baggie with water will kill it rather quickly. It is better to put the plant in the baggie without the water. Just take the wet plant, shake off any excess water, and then put...
Forum: Equipment   03-13-2016, 03:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 452
Posted By Complexity
Thanks, I understand better. Hopefully, you'll...

Thanks, I understand better. Hopefully, you'll get the information you need. :)
Forum: Equipment   03-12-2016, 08:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 452
Posted By Complexity
I agree. But notice that you were able to figure...

I agree. But notice that you were able to figure out that you needed a heater that is able to increase the temperature by 18 degrees (60 to 78). Okay, not quite that much since water holds heat well,...
Forum: Aquascaping   03-12-2016, 08:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,438
Posted By Complexity
If you find a scape you like, then show a picture...

If you find a scape you like, then show a picture of it and ask for help in drawing a blueprint of the design. It doesn't have to be fancy. It just has to have the basic layout drawn in a top-down...
Forum: Plants   03-12-2016, 08:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 581
Posted By Complexity
Something to add to my earlier suggestion:...

Something to add to my earlier suggestion: Crypts. They are super hardy plants that grow in a wide variety of conditions. In the last few years, I reentered college (finished my bachelor's and now...
Forum: Plants   03-12-2016, 06:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 581
Posted By Complexity
I'm not fond of using sand as a substrate...

I'm not fond of using sand as a substrate (consider how many plants naturally grow in sandy areas). It is completely inert (no nutrients for the roots) and the small particle size tends to compact...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-12-2016, 06:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 336
Posted By Complexity
I've included Malaysian driftwood in many of my...

I've included Malaysian driftwood in many of my tanks for years. Not once have I ever seen a fish harm themselves on it. If you like it, use it. And trust that your fish aren't suicidal. :D
Forum: Aquascaping   03-12-2016, 06:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,438
Posted By Complexity
My suggestion is to forget what you have right...

My suggestion is to forget what you have right now and start looking at pictures of other tanks. Save copies of the designs you like. Eventually, you'll have a collection of designs you like which...
Forum: Equipment   03-12-2016, 06:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 452
Posted By Complexity
I currently have 7 tanks going (5g, 8g, 10g, 29g,...

I currently have 7 tanks going (5g, 8g, 10g, 29g, 29g, 75g, and 90g). I started many of the tanks around 7-8 years ago. I have never used a heater. It's simply not needed.

Consider first the room...
Forum: Algae   03-12-2016, 05:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 862
Posted By Complexity
i have used H2O2 for years. It's my best friend...

i have used H2O2 for years. It's my best friend when fighting algae. What I do is figure out how much H2O2 the tank can handle, load it up in a syringe, stop my filters, and hit the algae with the...
Forum: Lighting   03-12-2016, 05:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 777
Posted By Complexity
I'll certainly start it off on the 24/7 mode to...

I'll certainly start it off on the 24/7 mode to see what it's like, but I suspect it will be too bright for the plants I have. I'm also unsure of how I'll like the color changes (it may feel too...
Forum: Lighting   03-12-2016, 04:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 777
Posted By Complexity
Thanks for the link. I don't like that the light...

Thanks for the link. I don't like that the light would be only 24" long. I prefer having my lighting extend all the way to the edges to ensure full lighting. It also appears this one cannot be...
Forum: Fish   03-12-2016, 02:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 772
Posted By Complexity
I have 3 true SAEs in my 90g tank. They're around...

I have 3 true SAEs in my 90g tank. They're around 7-8 years old now. They are absolutely wonderful fish!

They are not at all aggressive. They are great buddies with the roseline sharks and zebra...
Forum: Lighting   03-11-2016, 08:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 777
Posted By Complexity
Thanks, goodbytes and RyRob, for the suggestions!...

Thanks, goodbytes and RyRob, for the suggestions! :smile2:

Is this the Finnex Stingray fixture you both suggested (the 30" length)?: Finnex Stingray Aquarium LED Light....
Forum: Lighting   03-10-2016, 09:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 777
Posted By Complexity
Smile Can I switch to LED lighting?

I have very old light fixtures on my two 29g tanks that are beginning to fail. I'd like to replace them with LED lighting if possible. Is there a LED fixture that's comparable to my old T5 fixtures?...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   08-26-2012, 01:14 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,122
Posted By Complexity
When we were hit by a hurricane, my tanks went...

When we were hit by a hurricane, my tanks went without power for around 10 days. This included my very heavily planted and heavily stocked 75g tank. I only lost 1 fish. I was able to manage by using...
Forum: Plants   08-26-2012, 01:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,222
Posted By Complexity
I'm glad I was able to help, and I'll do what I...

I'm glad I was able to help, and I'll do what I can to help you further. But there's a whole board of people here who can offer you excellent advise, as well, so be sure to take some time to read the...
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