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Forum: Tank Journals 03-25-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 592
Posted By PeterN1986
Marsilea Minuta is a low-light versatile slow...

Marsilea Minuta is a low-light versatile slow growing carpeter. I use it in my Mini-M; you can see how it looks in my link below. It would be good for your tank, especially if you decide to stay with...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-25-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 24,883
Posted By PeterN1986
Thanks dude, yeah, the light is pretty awesome....

Thanks dude, yeah, the light is pretty awesome. things look more vibrant and not as washed out as before. Extra brightness doesn't hurt either. Have not seen a noticeable increase in plant growth,...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-25-2014, 01:45 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 24,883
Posted By PeterN1986
Photos as promised! No algae issues after about a...

Photos as promised! No algae issues after about a week now with the Planted+. Colors definitely look more vivid. I'm glancing at my tank more than ever now lol :smile:

Riccia is a real PITA to...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 03-24-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,432
Posted By PeterN1986
Cut off ALL dead/dying leaves and ALL...

Cut off ALL dead/dying leaves and ALL leaves/sections with algae on them and toss em. Be aggressive and then be patient. The plants will recover and grow back more vigorously. With the Sat+ coming,...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-24-2014, 12:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 592
Posted By PeterN1986
I did a dry start of my Mini-M on my desk at work...

I did a dry start of my Mini-M on my desk at work and people thought I was going to raise a snake or frogs lol
Forum: Lighting 03-21-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 703
Posted By PeterN1986
All you need to do is dim it with the remote....

All you need to do is dim it with the remote. Honestly I leave mine on full brightness full spectrum and I have no algae issues. I wouldn't get too caught up on its PAR data (or lack thereof).
Forum: Lighting 03-20-2014, 11:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 380
Posted By PeterN1986
Thanks! You can see how slim it is. The Current...

Thanks! You can see how slim it is. The Current Satellite+ is different than the Finnex Planted+.
Forum: Lighting 03-20-2014, 11:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 193
Posted By PeterN1986
Yea, Fugeray or Planted+ should be fine. I just...

Yea, Fugeray or Planted+ should be fine. I just put on the Planted+ on my Mini-M that has similar dimensions and it is a lot brighter than the Fugeray. But I balance that with EI and Excel, when I...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-20-2014, 11:45 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 24,883
Posted By PeterN1986
Thanks guys! I'm pretty sick right now and not...

Thanks guys! I'm pretty sick right now and not sure if I will go to work tomorrow. I usually do my tank maintenance on Fridays after work since no one is there, and I have a bowling league at 730....
Forum: Lighting 03-20-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 193
Posted By PeterN1986
Fugeray should be fine. What are the dimensions...

Fugeray should be fine. What are the dimensions of your tank?
Forum: Lighting 03-20-2014, 12:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 380
Posted By PeterN1986
I have the 24" Current Satellite+ on my 20 high...

I have the 24" Current Satellite+ on my 20 high low tech. Perfect amount of lighting, no algae issues.
...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-19-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,504
Posted By PeterN1986
Great layout :) Looks like a much bigger...

Great layout :)

Looks like a much bigger scape than it should. Glad you are getting great results with the Planted+!
Forum: Tank Journals 03-19-2014, 01:38 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 24,883
Posted By PeterN1986
Guess what arrived in the mail today...:bounce: ...

Guess what arrived in the mail today...:bounce:

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/be1BtaoSzAfepgAPPo1BGRaItoKOcQtCzn75N0Xv57k=w1207-h865-no
Forum: Tank Journals 03-12-2014, 11:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,309
Posted By PeterN1986
Check out my Mini-M journal in my sig - I am...

Check out my Mini-M journal in my sig - I am suspending a 16" Fugeray with adhesive magnetic strips and L-shelf brackets. Might work for you too.
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Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 03-12-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,530
Posted By PeterN1986
I recently re-stocked my Mini-M at work with 12x...

I recently re-stocked my Mini-M at work with 12x Phoenix Rasboras (boraras merah). Tiny little guys, they group well and are a delight to watch.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 03-08-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 547
Posted By PeterN1986
If you keep on top of aggressively trimming the...

If you keep on top of aggressively trimming the moss, it will be a bit compact over time and should not overwhelm anything much.
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Forum: Tank Journals 03-05-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 24,883
Posted By PeterN1986
Here's a photo of the fortunes I have amassed lol...

Here's a photo of the fortunes I have amassed lol

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-rTxAhGRUOrU/Uxc4q0QyfiI/AAAAAAAACgA/0IydFzgu3s8/w514-h685-no/WP_001093.jpg
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Forum: Tank Journals 03-02-2014, 01:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,028
Posted By PeterN1986
I am strongly considering getting a 16" Planted+...

I am strongly considering getting a 16" Planted+ for my Mini-M, but I want to know how many inches the LED's are. Obviously, the body of the fixture is 16", but how many inches of that 16" is...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-01-2014, 03:39 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 24,883
Posted By PeterN1986
Even now, I am considering trying out the 16"...

Even now, I am considering trying out the 16" Planted+. You may want to consider it as well. There has been a recent string of people who have gone with it recently, at least it seems to me. I think...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-01-2014, 03:20 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 24,883
Posted By PeterN1986
Haha good eye spotting them! Half of those...

Haha good eye spotting them! Half of those fortunes are simply just bad grammar ("engrish") lol I will take pics of them next time!
Forum: Tank Journals 03-01-2014, 03:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 787
Posted By PeterN1986
Great clean look. Love the contrast of colors and...

Great clean look. Love the contrast of colors and features.
Forum: Tank Journals 03-01-2014, 03:01 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,793
Posted By PeterN1986
Wonderful macro shots, and your tank looked great...

Wonderful macro shots, and your tank looked great even without plants, but once the plants fill it, it will look that much better!
Forum: Tank Journals 03-01-2014, 02:55 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 6,050
Posted By PeterN1986
Sam, I gotta see this tank sometime. Where are...

Sam, I gotta see this tank sometime. Where are you in Philly?
Forum: Tank Journals 03-01-2014, 02:42 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 24,883
Posted By PeterN1986
It's been a while since the last update. I gotta...

It's been a while since the last update. I gotta work on getting some better tank shots with my camera. I think my focal length is too low and I need to stand back a bit further away from the tank to...
Forum: Substrate 02-25-2014, 12:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 336
Posted By PeterN1986
I would go with ActivFlora over eco...I have eco...

I would go with ActivFlora over eco...I have eco in my tanks that are 2 years old and they have become kind of annoying to plant stems in. Also, check out this thread...
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