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Forum: Tank Journals 04-10-2015, 03:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,164
Posted By cwilson
Hey guys! Nothing too exciting to report, I...

Hey guys!

Nothing too exciting to report, I did get a new taller grass plant for the front corner a few weeks ago that seems to be doing well (I forgot to jot down the ID, can anyone help?). I've...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-09-2015, 03:33 AM
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Views: 77,975
Posted By cwilson
Great build! That new tank sounds *awesome* ...

Great build! That new tank sounds *awesome*

Any hints on plumbing/overflows? Sump in stand or separate room/area?
Forum: Tank Journals 03-09-2015, 03:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,164
Posted By cwilson
Also, just for fun... current FTS. no new...

Also, just for fun... current FTS. no new plants, but everyone is growing well!
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Forum: Tank Journals 03-09-2015, 03:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,164
Posted By cwilson
UPDATE: I found my old light!!! :D well,...

UPDATE:

I found my old light!!! :D well, the friends I used to live with found it... 10 months after I moved out :icon_roll :hihi:

I think I may mount a shelf on the wall above the tank,...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-27-2015, 02:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,164
Posted By cwilson
Thanks! I went to an aquatic show last year, and...

Thanks! I went to an aquatic show last year, and I realized all the planted tanks I really liked had uneven landscapes; something I did not have previously.

I had the driftwood lying around and...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-27-2015, 01:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,164
Posted By cwilson
I got a bit more gravel to fill in the back...

I got a bit more gravel to fill in the back corners. I pulled out some existing to mix which will help it look consistent. It also resulted in a 15% water change. I also ended up re-weighting the...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-21-2015, 07:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,164
Posted By cwilson
I have the surface skimmer for my filter which...

I have the surface skimmer for my filter which has proven to be enough over the years usually... I ended up replacing the skimmer when I set this tank up. Oddly enough it seems like I less hose...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-21-2015, 06:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,164
Posted By cwilson
HELP!! so this morning I noticed that there...

HELP!!

so this morning I noticed that there seems to be low oxygen levels? One of the neons was at the surface and I noticed the cory cats make dives up to the surface for air... which is a very...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-21-2015, 04:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,164
Posted By cwilson
oops! :hihi: I was tight on space back there...

oops! :hihi: I was tight on space back there anyway so it was only chunks of a single root tab I broke up that was put in. As I fill in the left and possibly a future carpet I'll use the remaining...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-21-2015, 02:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,164
Posted By cwilson
Quick update: Today I got some flourish...

Quick update:

Today I got some flourish iron, root tabs and an additional bunch of ludwigia. It's a lot bigger than the first bunch! I had a few leaves of the initial plants die off, but everyone...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-17-2015, 04:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,164
Posted By cwilson
Thanks for the heads up, I'll be sure to grab...

Thanks for the heads up, I'll be sure to grab some iron and potassium quick. I'll do some research on dry fert options as I go through the bottles, but I just want to get back in the grove of things...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-16-2015, 04:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,164
Posted By cwilson
no longer on sale, sorry! Amazon.com :...

no longer on sale, sorry!

Amazon.com : Coralife Aqualight 24" Dual Linear Strip T5 FRESHWATER Aquarium Lighting Fixture : Pet Supplies
Forum: Tank Journals 02-16-2015, 12:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,164
Posted By cwilson
a few quick additional pics The first is...

a few quick additional pics

The first is looking down "the alley" in between the large and small pieces of driftwood. I think it would be cool to grow a relatively low mntc carpet-type plant at...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-15-2015, 11:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,164
Posted By cwilson
20H low/mid tech in a home jungle

Hey all,

First some background:
I kept a pretty successful planted 20H for about 4 years or so. It was a big thick jungle of crypts and a few other easy care plants that clearly thrived. I kept...
Forum: Fish 03-22-2013, 03:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,754
Posted By cwilson
my $.02 and experience I have 2 Emerald...

my $.02 and experience

I have 2 Emerald cories in my 20g tall, rather heavily planted. I have had them about 2 years now, and now that they are full grown, I wouldn't want more than 3 in my tank....
Forum: Plants 09-18-2012, 02:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 710
Posted By cwilson
SUPER abridged version of previous post: what is...

SUPER abridged version of previous post: what is the easiest plant for a foreground "carpet"? :flick:
Forum: Plants 09-16-2012, 09:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 710
Posted By cwilson
low mntc ground cover recommendation? *pics*

hey all,

I have a 20g tall with the following somewhat low tech setup:

-standard 20g tall, fluval 205 canister filter w/surface skimmer
-lighting is 14w 6500k T5 (dual ballast, one bulb used)...
Forum: Fish 07-22-2012, 05:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 449
Posted By cwilson
that is a good point. I can't exactly remember...

that is a good point. I can't exactly remember how long they were together before mating, I think it was apx 6-7 months... but I'm not 100% sure
Forum: Fish 07-22-2012, 05:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 449
Posted By cwilson
The move was mid March, so it has been about four...

The move was mid March, so it has been about four months.

Diet is (imo) varied well, and consists of frozen tubifex and blood worms, hikari sinking and algae wafers, nutrafin max and new life...
Forum: Fish 07-22-2012, 03:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 449
Posted By cwilson
I should probably also mention that I believe the...

I should probably also mention that I believe the water parameters are quite similar too, I moved roughly half a mile and have used tap for both setups.
Forum: Fish 07-22-2012, 03:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 449
Posted By cwilson
fish no longer breeding after move?

hey all,

I have 20g tall planted tank that houses 5 black neons, 2 bloodfin tetras, two oto cats, and two emerald green cory cats that I am sure are a mating pair. I had eggs stuck to the glass...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-06-2012, 05:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 406
Posted By cwilson
Thanks! I'll do that tonight. The last time I...

Thanks! I'll do that tonight. The last time I moved a tank, it went embarrassingly bad.... your suggestion may or may not be something I didn't do last time :icon_roll
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-06-2012, 01:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 406
Posted By cwilson
tank-related ideas for moving day, gap between leases

hey all,

I will be moving soon, and there is a chance I may be couch-surfing for a week or two. I will be staying at a house that will allow me to set up the tank (20H), but I am curious if there...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 12-09-2011, 03:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 392
Posted By cwilson
quick update it turns out my light timer was...

quick update

it turns out my light timer was set for a little longer than I thought, I shortened the light time for apx 9 hours/day to 7. the tank receives indirect sunlight throughout the day....
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 12-07-2011, 10:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 392
Posted By cwilson
Pictures

here are some pictures as promised. the first is the all important FTS. followed by a side shot, and a few close ups of the algae/junk on my plants.

as mentioned before, any and all...
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