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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   07-20-2013, 07:52 AM
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Posted By FlipsideJohn
So far no casualties, but the original fish I...

So far no casualties, but the original fish I posted about (missing dorsal fin), is lying on his side. I'm hoping he can make a comeback but I doubt it,, he's been looking bad for a few days. I'm...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   07-20-2013, 07:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,012
Posted By FlipsideJohn
I think so as well because I had the fish for...

I think so as well because I had the fish for about a week now and none of them showed any signs of stress/disease until now. Between 25-50%, I use RO water so it takes about 45min-1hr to get a 5 gal...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   07-20-2013, 07:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,012
Posted By FlipsideJohn
I assumed the missing dorsal fin was from another...

I assumed the missing dorsal fin was from another fish nipping it. There was only 1 adult rummy nose and he seemed to bully the rest, especially during feeding. The readings I posted are current,...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   07-20-2013, 06:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,012
Posted By FlipsideJohn
Neon tetra disease or nitrite poisoning?

I bought a handful of rummy nose tetras to cycle my tank last week. Anyway about a couple days ago I noticed one of the fish had a pale body and his dorsal fin was missing, as if it was nipped. He...
Forum: Lighting   04-18-2013, 06:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 389
Posted By FlipsideJohn
wow thats a bummer,, my goal was to be in the...

wow thats a bummer,, my goal was to be in the 50-60par range. I'll have to figure things out when it gets here
Forum: Lighting   04-18-2013, 12:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 389
Posted By FlipsideJohn
Just ordered catalina fixture - did i get the right one?

hey all, I called up catalina today and ordered a custom fixture. The fixture is going to be for my 40 gallon breeder tank (36"L x 16"H x 18"W). I'm going with a 3x39w fixture thats 7.5" wide, and he...
Forum: Tank Journals   04-15-2013, 03:19 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 13,003
Posted By FlipsideJohn
wow that was a great find! lucky you :)

wow that was a great find! lucky you :)
Forum: Tank Journals   04-14-2013, 08:11 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 13,003
Posted By FlipsideJohn
where did you get that driftwood piece?! I love it

where did you get that driftwood piece?! I love it
Forum: Tank Journals   04-14-2013, 03:59 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,924
Posted By FlipsideJohn
ahh okay thanks!

ahh okay thanks!
Forum: Tank Journals   04-13-2013, 09:47 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,924
Posted By FlipsideJohn
Your tank is awesome. I'm in the middle of...

Your tank is awesome. I'm in the middle of setting mine up and I'm gonna use yours and some others at a base design. How are your cfl's hanging?
Forum: Lighting   04-13-2013, 07:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 794
Posted By FlipsideJohn
thank you both for the help. I think I am going...

thank you both for the help. I think I am going to go the clamp on dome light/cfl route for now. And I'll definitely start up a journal, im just waiting on lights and my stand :)
Forum: Lighting   04-13-2013, 03:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 794
Posted By FlipsideJohn
I was thinking the same, if Finnex could...

I was thinking the same, if Finnex could incorporate reds then it would be great.
Is this the fixture you got?http://www.catalinaaquarium.com/store/product_info.php?cPath=71_198_200&products_id=1841...
Forum: Lighting   04-13-2013, 01:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 794
Posted By FlipsideJohn
I heard HC is more dependent on CO2 then lights. ...

I heard HC is more dependent on CO2 then lights. Doesn't matter though since I don't plan on growing HC.

Anymore thoughts on fugeray vs fugeray 2?
Forum: Lighting   04-12-2013, 11:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 794
Posted By FlipsideJohn
Which light did you end up going with? I was...

Which light did you end up going with?
I was reading the LED compendium thread and it said medium light was between 30-80. Is that not accurate then?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   04-12-2013, 11:45 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 309
Posted By FlipsideJohn
Dry start method with sand as cap?

I've been reading/researching dry start method but there isn't too much info on doing it with capped dirt. I do have flourish so maybe as long as I mix some in with water in the spray bottle it will...
Forum: Lighting   04-12-2013, 11:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 794
Posted By FlipsideJohn
Fugeray vs. Ray2 for 40breeder

I'm trying to figure out which would be better for my tank long term. I just made a DIY paintball CO2 system, but I can't decide on the lighting.
Tank is 16" tall with approximately 3" of substrate...
Forum: DIY   04-11-2013, 12:19 AM
Replies: 2,408
Views: 428,759
Posted By FlipsideJohn
http://i.imgur.com/SunJwJB.jpg ...

http://i.imgur.com/SunJwJB.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/sH7VQgy.jpg
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   04-09-2013, 09:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 422
Posted By FlipsideJohn
I don't have an extra aquarium but I could buy a...

I don't have an extra aquarium but I could buy a bucket! Would an AC 110 HOB fit on a bucket though?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   04-09-2013, 08:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 422
Posted By FlipsideJohn
So hard to wait! I guess now would be a good time...

So hard to wait! I guess now would be a good time to figure out what plants/lighting to get
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   04-09-2013, 07:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 422
Posted By FlipsideJohn
Waiting for stand... What to do now?

Hey everyone, I'm a first time fish keeper and have been researching and gathering supplies/equipment over the last 2 weeks. I have everything except lights and I just ordered my stand today, which...
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