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Forum: Tank Journals   06-21-2015, 08:22 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 15,756
Posted By Chizpa305
Update: 06/21/2015

Ok. Here is an update with the tank now maturing nicely. Plants are growing in thick and healthy. The HC carpet still needs a little more growth to cover the entire foreground, but it's almost there....
Forum: Tank Journals   04-01-2015, 02:18 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 15,756
Posted By Chizpa305
Update: 3/29/2015

Still farming the new plants to make enough stems for the background scaping changes. I probably need one or two more weeks to do this. Everything keeps growing steadily.

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Forum: Tank Journals   03-25-2015, 09:52 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 10,478
Posted By Chizpa305
The hardscape looks good. I want to see how it...

The hardscape looks good. I want to see how it does with plants grown in and everything so keep posting.
Forum: Tank Journals   03-25-2015, 07:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,835
Posted By Chizpa305
Well, it is sad you had to take it down. This...

Well, it is sad you had to take it down. This tank looked awesome. I love the hardscape work. Simple, but dramatic.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   03-25-2015, 06:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 983
Posted By Chizpa305
The oil is normal in every tank if the water...

The oil is normal in every tank if the water surface is not moving enough. What it is really is proteins, lipids, and other organic matter that get stuck at the surface. Some bacteria and even...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   03-25-2015, 05:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,190
Posted By Chizpa305
I also like the Mr aqua 12 gallon tank. I want to...

I also like the Mr aqua 12 gallon tank. I want to buy it myself, but pets are not allowed in my apartment and I was lucky enough to get by with my 5 gallons, but anything bigger than that would be...
Forum: Tank Journals   03-21-2015, 11:44 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 15,756
Posted By Chizpa305
Update: 3/21/2015

Just adding some cool pics. Not much going on. I will trim it a little tomorrow, but first had to take these shots. Red plants still adapting. That Ludwigia really grows fast. I don't like fast...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   03-20-2015, 06:51 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,208
Posted By Chizpa305
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The tank looks very nice with the sand - Sandygumi style lol.
Forum: Tank Journals   03-19-2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,814
Posted By Chizpa305
Yeah, this was an awesome low tech tank, that is...

Yeah, this was an awesome low tech tank, that is of course if you referred to low light when saying "low tech" because that light control system that you had installed looked pretty high tech.. lol....
Forum: Tank Journals   03-19-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,044
Posted By Chizpa305
What type of rocks are those? and where did you...

What type of rocks are those? and where did you get them?
Forum: Tank Journals   03-19-2015, 02:44 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 15,756
Posted By Chizpa305
Update: 3/18/2015

I got new plants in this past Monday. I wanted to add some color contrast in my tank and I am trying my luck with some Alternanthera reineckii 'mini', Ludwigia repens red, and Fissidens fontanus. The...
Forum: Tank Journals   03-15-2015, 09:00 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 15,756
Posted By Chizpa305
Update: 3/15/2015

I installed the new inflow outflow and replaced the green tubes with clear ones. That was something that I was wanting to do for sometime and I finally did it. It helps in making all that equipment a...
Forum: Tank Journals   03-11-2015, 02:26 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 15,756
Posted By Chizpa305
Update 3/11/2015

HC carpet spreading out little by little. I trimmed it a bit and replanted very small portions to speed up spread. Cutting tops and replanting stems at the back left to make thicker bush of A. bonsai...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   03-06-2015, 09:54 PM
Replies: 388
Views: 73,373
Posted By Chizpa305
xenxes where do you get your shrimps from?

xenxes where do you get your shrimps from?
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   03-06-2015, 09:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,358
Posted By Chizpa305
If they were recently added they could be...

If they were recently added they could be adapting to your water parameters. Plants create their leaves based on the water parameters in which they live. If the water parameters are changed (like...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   03-05-2015, 04:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 845
Posted By Chizpa305
I know there are different brands of substrate...

I know there are different brands of substrate out there, and some people that do their own substrate mixtures, but for me I love the popular ADA Amazonia soil. There is a small grain variety that...
Forum: Tank Journals   03-05-2015, 04:33 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 32,006
Posted By Chizpa305
Nice description of the DIY CO2 system. I liked...

Nice description of the DIY CO2 system. I liked the idea of the adapters as seals. I used clay since it is oily and hydrophobic and can be molded tightly around any surface. It does the job great,...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   03-04-2015, 09:35 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,208
Posted By Chizpa305
Awesome hardscape. Even without plants look...

Awesome hardscape. Even without plants look complete. Do you have space for filter inflow/outflow in there?
Forum: Tank Journals   03-03-2015, 04:20 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 15,756
Posted By Chizpa305
Today I discovered something interesting. For the...

Today I discovered something interesting. For the past couple of days I was noticing that bubbles were appearing on the surface of the water. I cleaned them every day only to find them again the next...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   03-02-2015, 09:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 892
Posted By Chizpa305
Nice to find a fellow "Dechier" around here lol....

Nice to find a fellow "Dechier" around here lol. I like the layout. I would have used a smaller accent rock since these aquariums can get hardscape-crowded very easily, but this might turn out into...
Forum: Tank Journals   03-01-2015, 07:55 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 15,756
Posted By Chizpa305
Update: 3/1/2015

Here is a small update. Background plants getting bushier, but I am not too happy with the left background contrast. There are two different species but the colors are so similar that they cannot be...
Forum: Equipment   02-28-2015, 07:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 269
Posted By Chizpa305
Which are the best metallic inflow/outflow out there?

Hello, I want to buy some metallic inflow/outflows because the glass ones only look good when they're clean while the metallic ones can hide a little dirt and still look awesome. Now, I am not sure...
Forum: Tank Journals   02-27-2015, 05:12 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 26,412
Posted By Chizpa305
So many different shrimps... Are they all...

So many different shrimps... Are they all separate species or are some of them just different strains? I mean, do they reproduce among each other? If they do reproduce, would you be interested in...
Forum: Tank Journals   02-27-2015, 04:59 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 9,224
Posted By Chizpa305
This reminds me of my first aquarium. I had a...

This reminds me of my first aquarium. I had a ship like that. Back then I didn't know anything about planted tanks, so my plants were plastic and the gravel was blue/green...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   02-27-2015, 04:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,111
Posted By Chizpa305
Betta steals the show.

Betta steals the show.
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