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Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 03-09-2009, 09:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,651
Posted By natx
From what I've learned keeping a reef, crabs of...

From what I've learned keeping a reef, crabs of any type will attack and eat anything they can catch, unless they are specifically preferential to algae. Given the size of most gobies, I'd have to...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 03-09-2009, 06:20 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 22,011
Posted By natx
Bumping this old thread because I have just...

Bumping this old thread because I have just started construction on a sequel to this vivarium!

Background
I moved to a new apartment this past summer. The tank was impossible to move with the...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-18-2008, 06:42 PM
Replies: 821
Views: 214,514
Posted By natx
Going to be a good one.

Going to be a good one.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-16-2008, 03:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 157
Posted By natx
Well, here we go! Here is the last photo of...

Well, here we go!

Here is the last photo of my 29 gallon tank (http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/photo-album/31893-natxs-29g-journal-56k-warning-3.html), nearly 3 years in operation:
...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-15-2008, 06:49 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,568
Posted By natx
My bad, I should have looked more closely at the...

My bad, I should have looked more closely at the photos. And maybe even read part of the thread.

..so why not just scrape it off with a magfloat then? :o
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-15-2008, 05:51 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,568
Posted By natx
I left mine alone for a month without ferts and...

I left mine alone for a month without ferts and minimal lighting with no change.

Then I tried a blackout for four days, again no change.

Finally I bought a $30 UV sterilizer with a built in...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-15-2008, 04:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 928
Posted By natx
The Hydor Koralia might be a good choice for a...

The Hydor Koralia might be a good choice for a planted tank because it has a diffused flow rather than a powerful direct jet. I think that would work well for moving water around the tank without...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-15-2008, 04:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 157
Posted By natx
Yep, my assumption is that nearly three years of...

Yep, my assumption is that nearly three years of accumulated mulm will make for quite a storm when I move this thing over. I'm shooting for using 50% original tank water and then 50% fresh tap water...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-15-2008, 02:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 928
Posted By natx
You must be coming over from the reef side of...

You must be coming over from the reef side of things. ;)

I've never seen anyone put much emphasis on water movement in a planted tank. The general assumption seems to be that any surface...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-15-2008, 12:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 157
Posted By natx
Transferring contents to a smaller tank

Hello all. I am going to be moving the contents of my 29 gallon planted tank down to a 15 gallon tank this evening. Everything will be moved, substrate, fish, shrimp and plants. Extra plant mass will...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-23-2008, 04:06 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 10,160
Posted By natx
Cyanobacteria seems to be in remission. Most in...

Cyanobacteria seems to be in remission. Most in the moss has disappeared, the remaining strands attached to large leaves appear to be getting longer and less densely packed. I was about to go to bed...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-16-2008, 11:58 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 10,160
Posted By natx
I found this thread on here:...

I found this thread on here: http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/algae/55379-cyanobacteria.html

Seems like the usual combination of algae eliminating voodoo hearsay that you get on the internet:...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-16-2008, 01:51 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 10,160
Posted By natx
Thanks very much. It really opens your eyes to...

Thanks very much. It really opens your eyes to see how much life there is in the tank that escapes the unassisted eye.

Also after further review I've determined that what I thought to be algae is...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-16-2008, 03:39 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 10,160
Posted By natx
A few other things of note, while I have this...

A few other things of note, while I have this thread dug up. The tank has grown in considerably since the last photos, I will take some tank shots soon. I've been really happy with it as of late.
...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-16-2008, 03:20 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 10,160
Posted By natx
I recently changed out my light bulbs, something...

I recently changed out my light bulbs, something that was over due. The intensity difference was noticeable, and the plants responded accordingly. I also noticed an increase in the green spot algae...
Forum: DIY 01-15-2008, 02:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,434
Posted By natx
Well the acid that results from drinking soda is...

Well the acid that results from drinking soda is a reaction between the sugar in the soda and the saliva and germs in your mouth. The acid isn't actually in the soda, just the sugar.

Also FWIW,...
Forum: DIY 01-15-2008, 01:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,434
Posted By natx
I like how you were trying to sterilize a...

I like how you were trying to sterilize a container that previously held basically nothing other than the product you are trying to make and some of the ingredients required to do so. :D
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-12-2008, 02:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 573
Posted By natx
I had forgotten about this feature. I just went...

I had forgotten about this feature. I just went in and updated mine with recent photos and species/specification information.

plantedtank.net/forums/yourtanks.php?do=view&id=175...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-28-2007, 01:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 334
Posted By natx
From what I've seen in the photography tank...

From what I've seen in the photography tank journals on this site, yes there are many people who have tanks that appear gorgeous from month to month. I'm sure they give the glass a good cleaning and...
Forum: Tank Journals 12-24-2007, 05:09 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 34,053
Posted By natx
Cool server rack but where are the plants?

Cool server rack but where are the plants?
Forum: Tank Journals 12-17-2007, 08:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,822
Posted By natx
How hard did you search? Because I just typed...

How hard did you search? Because I just typed Electric Catfish into Google (http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=electric+catfish&spell) and the first search result...
Forum: Tank Journals 12-17-2007, 11:59 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 16,627
Posted By natx
I can't believe this thread is three pages long...

I can't believe this thread is three pages long and you don't have water in the tank yet.

edit: I guess that made it four!
Forum: Tank Journals 12-12-2007, 12:11 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 31,637
Posted By natx
Yeah, turtle keepers use these quite often as...

Yeah, turtle keepers use these quite often as well.
Forum: Tank Journals 12-05-2007, 07:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,452
Posted By natx
http://pages.cs.wisc.edu/~jmeaux/images/Louisiana/...

http://pages.cs.wisc.edu/~jmeaux/images/Louisiana/crawfish.jpg

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Forum: DIY 12-05-2007, 06:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,080
Posted By natx
Why are you using a check valve anyway? Seems...

Why are you using a check valve anyway? Seems unnecessary.
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