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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-26-2008, 01:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 442
Posted By mascencerro
Whatever you do, don't set up a reef tank then,...

Whatever you do, don't set up a reef tank then, you'll spend hours and hours just trying to stack rocks.

Once you *finally* get them how you want them, and everything has been going for a little...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium   01-15-2008, 11:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,621
Posted By mascencerro
75 Gal: ...

75 Gal:
http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r137/mascencerro/75-1-13-08-3.jpg
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium   11-10-2007, 12:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 938
Posted By mascencerro
if i was local, and had $30, I'd look into it...

if i was local, and had $30, I'd look into it still and probably get it, use it for a vivarium.
More frogs :)
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium   11-09-2007, 11:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 938
Posted By mascencerro
from the looks of it, it is 12" high, not 112". ...

from the looks of it, it is 12" high, not 112". If it is 112" high, that window sill it is sitting next to is 9 feet up.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   09-17-2007, 04:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 841
Posted By mascencerro
FWIW I've got a DIY CO2 setup w/ 2 2-liter...

FWIW I've got a DIY CO2 setup w/ 2 2-liter bottles and a gas separator on a 29 gallon, and it registers on the checker.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   08-10-2007, 05:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 246
Posted By mascencerro
clean up crew in saltwater does *much* better...

clean up crew in saltwater does *much* better than one for fresh from what I've seen. Of course, there is much more variety, and the cleaners for saltwater usually go after what you are trying to...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   08-07-2007, 04:15 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 14,475
Posted By mascencerro
I've got a 30 gal reef and a 29 and 5 gal...

I've got a 30 gal reef and a 29 and 5 gal planted. I like them both, except the I'm constantly battling issues with the planted tanks and different types of algae. The reef matured and of course...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   07-07-2007, 04:49 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 37,756
Posted By mascencerro
I know it has been a couple weeks since any...

I know it has been a couple weeks since any posting, but I saw this thread a while back and finally ordered one of these contraptions. I must say I am impressed.

I started a culture at noon...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-20-2007, 11:58 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,922
Posted By mascencerro
very cool app

very cool app
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-08-2007, 11:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 302
Posted By mascencerro
When I feed fruit flies, some of the maggots...

When I feed fruit flies, some of the maggots usually fall in as well, and the fish never seem to care. They gobble them up just the same.
Forum: Fish   05-10-2007, 11:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 592
Posted By mascencerro
From what I could find about the topminnows, that...

From what I could find about the topminnows, that would mostly likely be the correct ID. Thanks all.

About them being a great find, I kinda thought so too, not because of anything beautiful about...
Forum: Fish   05-10-2007, 03:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 592
Posted By mascencerro
any identification possible?

The owner of my LFS gets these fish in sometimes with his pond and aquarium plant orders, but has no idea what they are. Usually they are in his plant tanks, and a couple other tanks, but none are...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-23-2007, 11:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 848
Posted By mascencerro
I've always wanted a 55 or some other nice long...

I've always wanted a 55 or some other nice long tank, substrate kind of placed like rolling hills, to plant with microsword and a single tall plant on one end, and fill with around 50 neon tetras or...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   03-22-2007, 01:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,774
Posted By mascencerro
hornwort grows pretty well and bushy. My wife...

hornwort grows pretty well and bushy. My wife has some in a 10gal guppy tank with only the 15w fluorescent and I've got to trim it pretty often. It likes to float, or can be anchored down.
Forum: Tank Journals   03-16-2007, 11:53 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,312
Posted By mascencerro
I just redid the substrate in my 29 from...

I just redid the substrate in my 29 from peat/litter/sand to eco yesterday. I'll be following to compare growth of that micro sword with your 25w light to my 101w total light. :)

looks good btw.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-16-2007, 05:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 340
Posted By mascencerro
it was a goner pretty much. The roots had...

it was a goner pretty much.

The roots had rotted away some time back, and I had tried before to salvage it, but didn't have much luck. I could have sifted through mush remains and planted some...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-15-2007, 10:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 340
Posted By mascencerro
scored 2 $15 bags of eco-complete locally

That was when I decided it had to be done. I had tried the peat->litter->sand/gravel, and was tired of looking at it, and I wanted eco, but couldn't afford it. So, on an impromptu visit it my LFS,...
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