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Forum: Tank Journals 10-09-2013, 01:56 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 22,308
Posted By TexasCichlid
I liked variegated much more. Very interesting...

I liked variegated much more. Very interesting plant. Kept a much nicer color, very cool pattern.
Forum: Tank Journals 10-07-2013, 08:23 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 22,308
Posted By TexasCichlid
I'm glad if this inspired anyone to try their...

I'm glad if this inspired anyone to try their hand. This tank was retired and broken down 9/2013. Was a fun run.
Forum: Finnex / Schuber Wright 08-30-2013, 01:23 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 13,847
Posted By TexasCichlid
Love my Finnex! ...

Love my Finnex!

http://i.imgur.com/ET4wgIX.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/o5PJO9X.jpg
Forum: Aquascaping 08-12-2013, 01:44 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,256
Posted By TexasCichlid
I would rather buy from Tom than any LFS I have...

I would rather buy from Tom than any LFS I have ever been in. I'd rather buy from almost any hobbyist on these forum before any LFS I have ever been in as well. I don't think it's appropriate to pin...
Forum: Lighting 08-08-2013, 09:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 393
Posted By TexasCichlid
Depends on how involved you want to be. I use a...

Depends on how involved you want to be. I use a modified EI dosing schedule that is closer to PPI dosing. Get a kit to test nitrates and phosphates and figure out how quickly you are uptaking...
Forum: Lighting 08-08-2013, 04:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,078
Posted By TexasCichlid
My CO2 comes on 1 hour before lights, turns off...

My CO2 comes on 1 hour before lights, turns off 30 minutes before. Two hours prior and I was having gassing issues.
Forum: Substrate 08-08-2013, 02:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 811
Posted By TexasCichlid
Seiryu would fail this test as it is carbonate...

Seiryu would fail this test as it is carbonate based. I, and many others, have seiryu and seiryu type rocks for our aquascapes with no ill effects. For the OP -- rock looks good, does not need an ADA...
Forum: Lighting 08-08-2013, 02:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,795
Posted By TexasCichlid
I'm going to be a debbie downer and suggest not...

I'm going to be a debbie downer and suggest not spending more money on an aquarium that you won't even be able to enjoy while you are in college next year. I can't imagine that the typical tank...
Forum: Aquascaping 08-08-2013, 02:05 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,256
Posted By TexasCichlid
For wood, you can buy just as nice/nicer from Tom...

For wood, you can buy just as nice/nicer from Tom Barr without the ADA markup. For rocks? Lots of options. A few guys on the forum sell nice pieces of seiryu. DaveFish sells a terrific looking rock...
Forum: Lighting 08-07-2013, 07:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 393
Posted By TexasCichlid
Plants need nutrients to grow. If you do not...

Plants need nutrients to grow. If you do not provide nutrients, you will encounter an imbalance and algae will thrive as a result. There are ways around that, such as only planting stems and using a...
Forum: Lighting 08-07-2013, 07:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 393
Posted By TexasCichlid
You can treat the tank with Excel as needed. I...

You can treat the tank with Excel as needed. I would recommend starting your dosing regimen from day one and dosing Excel immediately as well. Start out with a lower photoperiod as well. With the...
Forum: Lighting 08-07-2013, 06:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,078
Posted By TexasCichlid
I find that oto cats are pretty much unbeatable...

I find that oto cats are pretty much unbeatable in terms of cleanup fauna. I am not nearly as impressed with the nerites I have, as they do not do nearly as good of a job. Also, the egg laying is...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-07-2013, 06:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 473
Posted By TexasCichlid
Diatoms

Diatoms
Forum: Substrate 08-07-2013, 06:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 575
Posted By TexasCichlid
75 PAR at substrate with low or no CO2 will be an...

75 PAR at substrate with low or no CO2 will be an algae farm.
Forum: Lighting 08-07-2013, 02:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 393
Posted By TexasCichlid
You should be fine. My Fugeray carpets stauro and...

You should be fine. My Fugeray carpets stauro and elatine at 12". Good CO2 will help. You may have algae issues on the shallower bits, but nothing a cleanup crew can't handle unless you let...
Forum: Aquascaping 08-07-2013, 02:24 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,256
Posted By TexasCichlid
Tanks - worth it (rimless originator and mass...

Tanks - worth it (rimless originator and mass availability in alot of unique sizes) - sure they originated it, but it's not quite mass available and a lot of competing tank makers are starting to...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-06-2013, 09:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 314
Posted By TexasCichlid
Just watch your fish. A yellow drop checker is...

Just watch your fish. A yellow drop checker is just the beginning. The pearling is just a symptom of more oxygen being released into the water column than the water can absorb. CO2 is somewhat...
Forum: Substrate 08-06-2013, 09:14 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,362
Posted By TexasCichlid
Keep it sealed up and don't put cinder blocks or...

Keep it sealed up and don't put cinder blocks or something else heavy on the bags to crush them. I'm sure it will last for years in that state before using.
Forum: Aquascaping 08-06-2013, 09:07 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,256
Posted By TexasCichlid
A lot of people getting into various hobbies...

A lot of people getting into various hobbies initially equate money spent to hobby prestige. Most aquarium stores want to make as much money as possible. Salt water provides both avenues. It is VERY...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-05-2013, 06:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 747
Posted By TexasCichlid
Was likely too late for epsom salts. If you want...

Was likely too late for epsom salts. If you want to keep bettas, I suggest buying an air pump and using a sponge filter. This will give some filtering capacity, additional oxygenation and also...
Forum: Substrate 08-03-2013, 09:09 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,362
Posted By TexasCichlid
Just ordered a a couple 9L bags. Thanks for the...

Just ordered a a couple 9L bags. Thanks for the heads up.
Forum: Substrate 08-03-2013, 04:29 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,362
Posted By TexasCichlid
What store?

What store?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-18-2013, 04:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 452
Posted By TexasCichlid
Yes. Good time to lubricate seals too.

Yes. Good time to lubricate seals too.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-18-2013, 04:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 315
Posted By TexasCichlid
This same method could be used to make a nice...

This same method could be used to make a nice moss carpet on AS via DSM. You don't have to wait for it to completely grow out, just long enough for it to attach.
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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-18-2013, 04:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 572
Posted By TexasCichlid
Different levels get you different amounts...

Different levels get you different amounts allowable. Bronze is 2, Silver is 3 and Gold is 4. You can always RAOK as much as you like, and if you build a reputation of selling nice plants ( if you...
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