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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-30-2011, 02:42 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 15,526
Posted By max chavez
fav annoying: Why don't you have a big...

fav annoying:

Why don't you have a big one?(all my current fish are 1.5in or less)

fav nice, but kinda weird:

Today the cable guy was enthralled by the tank and telling my girlfriend that he...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-30-2011, 01:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,007
Posted By max chavez
In the summer, I usually run the lights at night,...

In the summer, I usually run the lights at night, when the apartment is cool to keep the midday peak temp a few degrees lower. Also, as stated a fan with open-top tank will cool about 5 degrees...
Forum: Fish 06-17-2011, 04:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 489
Posted By max chavez
I would say not quite. I had a 38g with a trio...

I would say not quite. I had a 38g with a trio of apistos and a pair of GBRs and it never calmed downed. I'd say just get a trio of whatever you like and then you'll still have space for a group of...
Forum: Equipment 06-16-2011, 06:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 823
Posted By max chavez
I had a similar setup running for close to a year...

I had a similar setup running for close to a year with a very small internal filter. Only about 5-6in of water totaling about 5 gal of water. I think that the water circulation is much more...
Forum: Equipment 06-15-2011, 03:53 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 197
Posted By max chavez
Priming Filter with Python( and filter flush)

So, after having a 'duh, why didn't I think of this a year ago?' moment. I thought I might as well make a small post so that it will be easily search-able.

I've only used this on an Eheim...
Forum: Fish 06-03-2011, 04:18 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,032
Posted By max chavez
Right now, probably the Coral Red Pencilfish,...

Right now, probably the Coral Red Pencilfish, they just don't look like anything else, also they get bonus points for filling up the top 1/3 of the tank, oh, and more bonus points for makin' babies!
Forum: Fish 06-01-2011, 06:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 396
Posted By max chavez
Well, they should be 2-3 weeks old and both seem...

Well, they should be 2-3 weeks old and both seem to be growing and now swimming freely with the grownups. I just did a cool water change and plan to leave the tank a bit 'jungly' maybe more little...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-18-2011, 08:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,537
Posted By max chavez
misc parts for sale, R.I.P.arium ...

misc parts for sale,
R.I.P.arium

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/swap-n-shop/135452-cool-rip-viv-project-head-start.html
Forum: Fish 05-17-2011, 07:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 396
Posted By max chavez
#2 spotted! Hopefully a few more reveal...

#2 spotted! Hopefully a few more reveal themselves. Due to the fin movement and swim pattern, I'm 90% sure that they are the Coral Red Pencilfish!
Forum: Fish 05-17-2011, 06:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 396
Posted By max chavez
welcome mystery fry...

Well,

Work has been crazy for the last many months. So, i've been just keeping my head above water with tank maintenance. Now that I'm wonderfully in between jobs for a few days, I'm looking...
Forum: Fish 10-11-2010, 08:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 418
Posted By max chavez
got back from vacation and....:(

So,

I just got back from a week away, checked on the tank, plants look great, no floating fishies. All looks good. Seems like the co2 plugged along just fine(tank had to be changed just a few...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 07-31-2010, 02:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 375
Posted By max chavez
You must be down in S.E Alaska, no? beautiful...

You must be down in S.E Alaska, no? beautiful shots
Forum: Algae 07-30-2010, 11:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 536
Posted By max chavez
It doesn't look like a perfect match, but,...

It doesn't look like a perfect match, but, possibly. I guess I'll give the 2x excel a shot this week and see what happens.

any other ID thoughts?
Forum: Algae 07-30-2010, 04:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 536
Posted By max chavez
stumped w/ brown algae

This cottony brown algae has been hanging on to whatever it can off and on for the last few months. Any thoughts?

Tank is med+ light, 8hrs, press co2(still adjusting, not as high as I'd like to...
Forum: Fish 07-28-2010, 03:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,248
Posted By max chavez
I like the look of the shorter/fatter GBRs in...

I like the look of the shorter/fatter GBRs in smaller/taller tank like a 29. I think you'll find apistos to hang out in the bottom 25% of the tank and with the rams maybe you'll get the bottom 50%. ...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-27-2010, 12:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 608
Posted By max chavez
will amanos eat dead plant matter?

Hey all,

Simple question, hoping for some answers/opinions

Also, what density do you like to stock them at?

Are large amanos significantly more effective than small guys?

thanks
Forum: Algae 07-20-2010, 05:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,502
Posted By max chavez
What does 'g' stand for in these figures?

What does 'g' stand for in these figures?
Forum: Plants 07-18-2010, 12:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 539
Posted By max chavez
Trying to gradually increase the co2, but it's...

Trying to gradually increase the co2, but it's tricky when most of the cycle is while you're at work or asleep, don't want to come home to a bowl of floating fish
Forum: Plants 07-17-2010, 06:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 539
Posted By max chavez
also, other plants doing very well: dwarf sag,...

also, other plants doing very well:
dwarf sag, mayaca, p. gayii, staur 'repens', and I think bacopa-only been in about 2 weeks
Forum: Plants 07-17-2010, 06:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 539
Posted By max chavez
bottom stems melting, esp. ludwigias

As the title says, I'm having problems with the bottom of some stems melting/rotting from the substrate up. It seems to be particularly bad with/confined to ludwigias.

Tank:
38g, T5HO 2wpg,...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 07-12-2010, 01:06 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 5,004
Posted By max chavez
what a mediocre ending! Nobody looked like they...

what a mediocre ending! Nobody looked like they were ever in control or had a plan. The awesome match happened yesterday!
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 07-10-2010, 11:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,269
Posted By max chavez
I would never hesitate to file a complaint with...

I would never hesitate to file a complaint with the USPS. They've screwed me so many times with so many variations, I should have the regional manager's number on my cell phone. I've never...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 07-10-2010, 01:46 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,954
Posted By max chavez
if by pet, you mean cute nuissance, then here we...

if by pet, you mean cute nuissance, then here we go:
In ny, as in many places, we've been having a little heat wave.....

I watered our full, robust pot of snap dragons one morning this week, and...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 07-08-2010, 03:17 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 5,004
Posted By max chavez
Really?! I didn't see the game(and don't know if...

Really?! I didn't see the game(and don't know if I want to) but I can't believe spain won 0-1.

....now, I guess I'll go watch it...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 07-05-2010, 09:18 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 5,004
Posted By max chavez
Definitely germany and the netherlands in the...

Definitely germany and the netherlands in the final. Germany wins!
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