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Forum: Fish 02-15-2013, 04:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 985
Posted By whiptail
Just woundering, do you have any dither fish with...

Just woundering, do you have any dither fish with yours? I'm planning on putting in a bristlenose to help keep things clean. I haven't decided on any other fish. There's so much contradictory...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-20-2013, 12:53 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,098
Posted By whiptail
Nice tank. The LFS has been pushing discus. Are...

Nice tank. The LFS has been pushing discus. Are they as difficult to reaise as I keep hearing? The feeding is what worries me, because I'm gone a lot of weekends.
Love the pics of your cat. We have...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 01-18-2013, 03:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,489
Posted By whiptail
Thanks. Interesting pics. Please keep them coming.

Thanks. Interesting pics. Please keep them coming.
Forum: Lighting 01-16-2013, 10:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,888
Posted By whiptail
That all sounds great, and looks great with...

That all sounds great, and looks great with saltwater, but I can tell you from personal experience that you'll be disappointed with them on a planted tank. The spectrum just is not right for...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 12-20-2012, 10:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 464
Posted By whiptail
Hi, Glad to see someone else from WI. This is a...

Hi,
Glad to see someone else from WI. This is a great place to spend a snowday.
Forum: Substrate 11-29-2012, 12:43 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,622
Posted By whiptail
Thanks exv152 I increased the co2 and things are...

Thanks exv152 I increased the co2 and things are starting to look better now. Hopefully that will do it.
Forum: Equipment 11-16-2012, 08:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,259
Posted By whiptail
I clean the Ehiem canister about every 3 mo....

I clean the Ehiem canister about every 3 mo. Every thing gets rinsed and reused. Every 6 mo I change the white fine filter material. The carbon pad is just a sales gimick. Throw it out, especially if...
Forum: Plants 11-16-2012, 08:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 556
Posted By whiptail
I've had them for years. One of my favorites....

I've had them for years. One of my favorites. Just about any LFS will take them in trade. I've gotten as much as $35 for one plant.
It is rather uncommon for them to melt back, but I have seen it....
Forum: Substrate 11-16-2012, 07:28 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,622
Posted By whiptail
Snails are not the problem, I have some, but not...

Snails are not the problem, I have some, but not many. There are 15 tetras and 3 bristlenose. The tank was running about 10 years before I changed the substrate. That was about 4 months ago now. I am...
Forum: Substrate 11-02-2012, 03:47 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,622
Posted By whiptail
Yes they are pin holes. I have tried adding...

Yes they are pin holes. I have tried adding Flourish Potassium with my regular doseing. As you can see it didn't make any difference. Here is a better pic of them.
Forum: Substrate 10-29-2012, 12:35 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,622
Posted By whiptail
Yes I dose. I tryed increasing the dose, just got...

Yes I dose. I tryed increasing the dose, just got more algae so I cut back. Hair grass seems to do fine.
Sorry for the delay, something came up I had to leave town for awhile.
Forum: Substrate 10-26-2012, 04:22 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,622
Posted By whiptail
I changed from plain gravel to Eco-Complete in my...

I changed from plain gravel to Eco-Complete in my 75gal about 3months ago. The plants still do not grow like they did with plain gravel and one bag of florite. The pics show what the plants look...
Forum: Lighting 08-24-2012, 09:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,183
Posted By whiptail
The sol white LED is 6500K. I'm not sure which...

The sol white LED is 6500K. I'm not sure which white it is considered. I have used 6500K CF and they look completely different. The plants looked much greener, and of corse did better. I'll see if...
Forum: Lighting 08-24-2012, 07:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,183
Posted By whiptail
A friend of mine has 1 over his saltwater tank...

A friend of mine has 1 over his saltwater tank and they look fantastic over the coral. He is very pleased with them. So I bought 2 for over my planted 75gal. Long story short I went from having lush...
Forum: Lighting 08-24-2012, 06:52 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 533
Posted By whiptail
LED lights

Is anyone using Saltwater LED lights over a planted tank? I bought some AI Sol lights. 2 over a 75 gal. I''ve been changing the white blue balance and still can't get anything to grow. Plants are...
Forum: Lighting 08-20-2012, 10:34 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 9,490
Posted By whiptail
I've enjoyed the thread, lots to learn here. Just...

I've enjoyed the thread, lots to learn here. Just to late for me.
I make the mistake of buying an AI Sol for my planted tank. Most of the plants are gradually dying. The red lotus or anything with...
Forum: Aquacave 07-13-2012, 12:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,119
Posted By whiptail
Have you used this light with a planted tank?

Have you used this light with a planted tank?
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