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Forum: Tank Journals   02-05-2017, 09:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 193
Posted By Craigthor
Redid the Anubias as they were getting bumped...

Redid the Anubias as they were getting bumped around. Each one is now tied to a black lava rock so it can't be uprooted and easily moved. Just waiting on my Anubias Hastafolia and a couple more Nangi...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   02-03-2017, 05:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 266
Posted By Craigthor
Low light no CO2 at this time, though that could...

Low light no CO2 at this time, though that could change I don't really plan on making this too high tech
Forum: Lighting   02-03-2017, 03:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 175
Posted By Craigthor
I'm liking my Halo, I just picked it up and has...

I'm liking my Halo, I just picked it up and has great spread on my 30x30x24 cube...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   02-03-2017, 02:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 266
Posted By Craigthor
Best root tabs...

Looking to spot feed a couple Apongetons as I will be planting them in my 93g cube and have Flourite Black for the substrate. Might do a little water column dosing for the Anubias sp. but the Apons...
Forum: Equipment   02-01-2017, 02:14 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,234
Posted By Craigthor
Possible reactor is too short for the flow so you...

Possible reactor is too short for the flow so you get the buildup at the top.
Forum: Lighting   02-01-2017, 01:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 357
Posted By Craigthor
Thanks I went with a single Halo over the tank....

Thanks I went with a single Halo over the tank. Looks great and even dimmed down really lights this tank up.
Forum: Lighting   01-31-2017, 01:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 530
Posted By Craigthor
This is a 30x30x24" cube and the color spread...

This is a 30x30x24" cube and the color spread seems good. Here is a picture with just the night lights on. No idea of par as I haven't had time to play much as I'm workign a ton of hours this week....
Forum: Equipment   01-31-2017, 01:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 197
Posted By Craigthor
Any pictures of the tank? Lots of tank...

Any pictures of the tank? Lots of tank manufacturers around and if any have changed designs of their tops you may need to go to a glass shop to have pieces cut.
Forum: Tank Journals   01-29-2017, 02:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 290
Posted By Craigthor
Been a while but I think you stems are going to...

Been a while but I think you stems are going to shade and overtake your carpeting plants. I'd move the red stems to the back left corner of the tank tehn you can trim and shape them.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   01-29-2017, 02:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 279
Posted By Craigthor
Thanks, figured it has been long enough that and...

Thanks, figured it has been long enough that and I found a tank I really wanted to work with.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   01-29-2017, 01:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 279
Posted By Craigthor
It is similar, though LED technology has come a...

It is similar, though LED technology has come a really long way, filter options are about the same with few changes, heaters well I was hoping some really good new heaters would be out but that...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   01-29-2017, 01:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 279
Posted By Craigthor
Tankless haitus over, Who is still here?

I see lots of new names and a few old ones, after a lot of life getting the way I'm finally setting up another tank after 5 years. Way too long this time between tanks...
Forum: Tank Journals   01-29-2017, 01:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 193
Posted By Craigthor
Building a new...

Well its been 5 years or so since I've had my last aquarium and I've been checking them out for a long time and haven't seen anything that has really grabbed my attention to space ratio. That changed...
Forum: Substrate   01-28-2017, 10:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 118
Posted By Craigthor
Substrate for Rhizoid tank...

Working on the planning of the 93g cube and need to figure out the substrate. Plants will be mostly Anubias, Bolbitis, and a few Crinum plants. Looking for smaller substrate options hard thing is not...
Forum: Plants   01-28-2017, 02:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 175
Posted By Craigthor
Bolbitis varieties and their availability in the US?

Curious which varieties are available in the US now a days. After being gone for a while and starting to build a new tank I'm thinking a mix of Bolbitis and Anubias and doing an African scape of...
Forum: Lighting   01-28-2017, 03:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 357
Posted By Craigthor
Anyone used the Halo Deluxe FX80 or the Kessil...

Anyone used the Halo Deluxe FX80 or the Kessil Tuna Sun? I know both claim only a 24" foot print and since I will be going low tech and don't think I will need full tank coverage I could get away...
Forum: Lighting   01-27-2017, 09:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 357
Posted By Craigthor
I shouldn't need full tank coverage plus low...

I shouldn't need full tank coverage plus low light should be easy enough. Any good led pendants you would look at for something like this? Also don't want to be blinded as the tank will be viewable...
Forum: Lighting   01-27-2017, 08:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 357
Posted By Craigthor
Long time coming getting back into the game.

Well it has been a long time coming and I am going to setup another tank after 5 years. I'm really liking the look of the 93g cube from Marineland and the local LFS has some nice wood I want to check...
Forum: Tank Journals   05-03-2014, 01:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 851
Posted By Craigthor
2 Book cases removed, will have to finish the...

2 Book cases removed, will have to finish the panel behind the built in part. Built this mock up out of boxes so we can play with it. With this layout I could fit up to 5- 12" cube tanks along the...
Forum: Tank Journals   05-02-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 851
Posted By Craigthor
Here is one of my design thoughts, this would...

Here is one of my design thoughts, this would incorporate 3- 30cm tanks and filters. Allows me to tinker with multiple tanks yet have a scape grow out fully. Plan would be to start one once it is...
Forum: Tank Journals   05-02-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 851
Posted By Craigthor
. Yes, he was out of the Des Moines area I...

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Yes, he was out of the Des Moines area I can try to see if he is still around and doing custom stuff. I ended up getting it sold months after I moved and drove it half way to Ohio for delivery.
Forum: Tank Journals   05-02-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 851
Posted By Craigthor
Yep you know that is true but do I want a 60 or...

Yep you know that is true but do I want a 60 or 90P. :flick: :help:
Forum: Tank Journals   05-02-2014, 12:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 851
Posted By Craigthor
So after the rounds at a few pet stores I was...

So after the rounds at a few pet stores I was wondering if anyone has any experience with the Frameless Cubes? I believe these are Marineland tanks, they look mostly decent silicone is a bit sloppy...
Forum: Tank Journals   05-01-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 755
Posted By Craigthor
If you spend the time to split the HC into single...

If you spend the time to split the HC into single stems and plant in a 0.5 or 1" pattern you'd be surprised at how fast they fill in.
Forum: Equipment   04-29-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 496
Posted By Craigthor
I previously dosed using a set of auto dosers on...

I previously dosed using a set of auto dosers on my large tank, made it easy when I wasn't around much due to work travel to have consistency though dosing by hand was much more fun. Didn't take much...
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