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Forum: Aquascaping Yesterday, 01:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 320
Posted By Sluggo
I actually like the first one. More dramatic. ...

I actually like the first one. More dramatic. If that's your drop checker all yellow in the last picture, you might want to dial back your CO2 a bit.
Forum: Aquascaping Yesterday, 01:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 239
Posted By Sluggo
I really like it. I wouldn't even plant it. Use...

I really like it. I wouldn't even plant it. Use really low light with some Blind Cave Tetras or something.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Yesterday, 01:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 275
Posted By Sluggo
Never had a problem selling to an independently...

Never had a problem selling to an independently owned store. Never tried selling to a chain store. Expect to get maybe one-third to one-half of retail.
Forum: Lighting 01-25-2015, 04:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 254
Posted By Sluggo
Slightly above the substrate. Definitely more...

Slightly above the substrate. Definitely more than 12". More like 14".
Forum: Lighting 01-24-2015, 07:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 254
Posted By Sluggo
My LFS showed me a 24" Planted + on a 20H, and...

My LFS showed me a 24" Planted + on a 20H, and the PAR meter was reading over 60.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-24-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 623
Posted By Sluggo
My LFS had a 180 reef tank with so much sand and...

My LFS had a 180 reef tank with so much sand and live rock that the owner estimated it only had 65 gallons of water in it.
Forum: Plants 03-08-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 146
Posted By Sluggo
Corkscrew vals

Somebody remind me why I stopped keeping these. Did they grew too tall for my 20H maybe? I have a 38 now, so was thinking about trying them again. I know they propagated quickly, and I got a lot...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 12-06-2013, 12:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,733
Posted By Sluggo
That's what I thought. Thanks for confirming. I...

That's what I thought. Thanks for confirming. I suppose the OP could put some snails or something in there, though.
Forum: Aquascaping 12-06-2013, 01:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 745
Posted By Sluggo
It's not a stem plant, but I have a "carpet" of...

It's not a stem plant, but I have a "carpet" of A. nana in a 20H. It's taken years and years to grow it all from a single plant.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 12-06-2013, 01:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,733
Posted By Sluggo
Maybe somebody else can address this, but you can...

Maybe somebody else can address this, but you can get away with not stocking a cycled marine tank because there are all kinds of critters on the live rock that will continue to produce waste and keep...
Forum: Lighting 11-22-2013, 03:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 882
Posted By Sluggo
In that case, it's probably overkill for what the...

In that case, it's probably overkill for what the OP wants.
Forum: DIY 11-22-2013, 01:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,505
Posted By Sluggo
My LFS sells that type of translucent netting, I...

My LFS sells that type of translucent netting, I forget what it's made out of. Then you get aluminum window screen framing from Home Depot or wherever, and off you go.
Forum: Lighting 11-22-2013, 01:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 882
Posted By Sluggo
For less than the price of those retro kits you...

For less than the price of those retro kits you can get a new FugeRay that's much better looking.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-07-2013, 02:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 860
Posted By Sluggo
One thing about a sump is you can light it on a...

One thing about a sump is you can light it on a reverse cycle from the main tank, and avoid pH drop during your main tank's dark hours.
Forum: Aquascaping 10-20-2013, 10:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 858
Posted By Sluggo
If your tank's bottom is not tempered, you could...

If your tank's bottom is not tempered, you could drill it and put a stand pipe overflow and a return line near the middle of the tank, with a sump underneath for all your gear.
Forum: Fish 10-15-2013, 11:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 298
Posted By Sluggo
20 gallons is not ideal for a Swordtail. Bettas...

20 gallons is not ideal for a Swordtail. Bettas and Cories tend to like different temperatures without much overlap. It will be hit-and-miss to try and keep them together. IME Dwarf Gouramis will...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-02-2013, 12:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 255
Posted By Sluggo
Odd plant "behavior"

Every couple of months my H. Corymbosa "Compact" drops all its leaves, and sprouts new ones after a couple of days. I mixed some C. Wendtii and C. Wendtii "Bronze" in a group because I thought it...
Forum: Lighting 09-30-2013, 02:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,260
Posted By Sluggo
Aqua Medic "plant grow," Geismann "Midday," or...

Aqua Medic "plant grow," Geismann "Midday," or anything that says it's for plants or is in the 6500K +/- range.
Forum: Lighting 09-29-2013, 02:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,260
Posted By Sluggo
ATI bulbs from Aqua Cave. Shipping is only $5.

ATI bulbs from Aqua Cave. Shipping is only $5.
Forum: Lighting 09-25-2013, 12:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 693
Posted By Sluggo
Finnex has their PAR values posted in their...

Finnex has their PAR values posted in their vendor forum as well as on their own site. I use them, and they're great.
Forum: Equipment 09-16-2013, 04:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 793
Posted By Sluggo
I've had Marineland, Hydor, Jager, and Deep Blue....

I've had Marineland, Hydor, Jager, and Deep Blue. I probably like the Jager best. My local LFS guy is into "high end" equipment (his words) and he is pushing Cobalt.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-16-2013, 03:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 676
Posted By Sluggo
I run two AC 30's on a 38-gallon with DIY CO2 and...

I run two AC 30's on a 38-gallon with DIY CO2 and have no problem keeping my drop checker green. I do use a glass cover.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-07-2013, 08:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 320
Posted By Sluggo
Is it a Theo? I had one do that, but only after...

Is it a Theo? I had one do that, but only after I'd used it for about 5 years.
Forum: DIY 08-31-2013, 10:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 527
Posted By Sluggo
That was my experience when I tried to do this.

That was my experience when I tried to do this.
Forum: Aquascaping 08-17-2013, 04:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,620
Posted By Sluggo
I'm with the OP. This: ...

I'm with the OP. This:

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Is far more interesting than this:
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