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Forum: Tank Journals   02-24-2012, 09:29 PM
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Posted By orangelss
Three breeders that I have ordered from and...

Three breeders that I have ordered from and really have extreamly high quality fish and excellent shipping is
Macs Discus: http://macsdiscus.com/
Discus Madness: http://www.discusmadness.com/...
Forum: Tank Journals   02-22-2012, 09:39 PM
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Posted By orangelss
I love South American cihlids so I'm bias. Red...

I love South American cihlids so I'm bias. Red Arc Pencilfish are very striking but a little delicate. The same with Rummy Nose Tetras but they make for a beautiful display.
Forum: Tank Journals   02-22-2012, 08:59 PM
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Posted By orangelss
That is a very nice set-up! I like the rimless...

That is a very nice set-up! I like the rimless look and like you found a great deal on craigslist for one. Good luck, everything looks well on its way. What in-line diffusor are you using?
Forum: Lighting   02-15-2012, 11:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 687
Posted By orangelss
Tank is now rimless. After looking at the top...

Tank is now rimless. After looking at the top frame closly, I noticed that it was not one piece, but 4 siliconed to the tank. So off they have come. Now I just have to get some new razor blades to...
Forum: Lighting   02-15-2012, 10:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 687
Posted By orangelss
Thanks for the suggestion. I looked at several...

Thanks for the suggestion. I looked at several versions and decided to go with 2 of these:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006MKQZHE/ref=oh_o01_s00_i00_details

It's not a ton a light but I...
Forum: Lighting   02-15-2012, 06:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 687
Posted By orangelss
Help with lighting a odd shaped tank.....Please!!!

So I picked up a very nice tank for cheep. It is roughly 60gallons and the diminsions are 22"x22", is 28.5" tall, and 1/2" thick glass. Tank is drilled through the bottom with a 2" bulkhead....
Forum: Tank Journals   01-23-2012, 02:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,337
Posted By orangelss
Well after setting and looking at the tank for a...

Well after setting and looking at the tank for a bit this morning I tore everything out Wood/Rocks/Plants and started with a clean slate. I think the fish believe I'm nuts :icon_eek:. Decided I...
Forum: Tank Journals   01-22-2012, 02:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,337
Posted By orangelss
Tomorrow tank is going to get a big water change...

Tomorrow tank is going to get a big water change and a replant. I like the height of this tank but the depth front to back is a real nightmare!!
Forum: Tank Journals   01-21-2012, 02:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,337
Posted By orangelss
Well been awhile for a update. To catch everyone...

Well been awhile for a update. To catch everyone up. Tank was without power for 3 days!! I ran a battery powered airstone and tank heater(Very small). Covered the tank with two heavy comforters and...
Forum: Lighting   01-13-2012, 03:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 381
Posted By orangelss
Haha sorry it is a 75 tall (standard 55 foot...

Haha sorry it is a 75 tall (standard 55 foot print).
Forum: Lighting   01-13-2012, 02:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 381
Posted By orangelss
lighting help

Hello, so I have had my tank up and running with plants for a little over a week. Starting to get some brown diatom alge, nothing to out of hand yet. Right now I am running 1 Hagen Glo dual bulb 48"...
Forum: Tank Journals   01-09-2012, 12:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,337
Posted By orangelss
Tanks clean just waiting for things to clear up....

Tanks clean just waiting for things to clear up. The dwarf pikes are very messy.
Forum: Tank Journals   01-08-2012, 03:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,337
Posted By orangelss
Todays gonna be a cleaning day. 50% water change,...

Todays gonna be a cleaning day. 50% water change, scrub the walls, filter cleaning. Right now all I have been running in the filter are floss pads. Adding pot scrubbers and carbon. Give the water a...
Forum: Tank Journals   01-08-2012, 06:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,337
Posted By orangelss
Well, plants are in!! Shallow front to back...

Well, plants are in!! Shallow front to back dimensions are deffinatly a pain to work with. Gonna give the tank some time to grow into its self. All the plants I ordered looked great except for the...
Forum: Tank Journals   01-05-2012, 02:28 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,205
Posted By orangelss
What is the plant in the 3rd picture down in post...

What is the plant in the 3rd picture down in post 14. Right side of the tank. Thanks
Forum: Tank Journals   12-28-2011, 02:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,337
Posted By orangelss
Haha very true. The biggest thing right now is...

Haha very true. The biggest thing right now is initial set-up cost. My sweety keeps rolling her eyes at me!!
Forum: Tank Journals   12-27-2011, 10:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,337
Posted By orangelss
WooT:bounce: just put a deposite down for a CO2...

WooT:bounce: just put a deposite down for a CO2 set-up. Getting there, going to put my CO2 reactor together sometime this week also. Ordered and Second light fixture. That should be in about the same...
Forum: Tank Journals   12-27-2011, 07:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,337
Posted By orangelss
Went ahead and ordered a second Hagen 48" Glo...

Went ahead and ordered a second Hagen 48" Glo fixture. It looks really bright in the pictures, but in person its dim. With a CO2 system and the substrate I plan to add some intense plants and prefer...
Forum: Tank Journals   12-27-2011, 05:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,337
Posted By orangelss
Tank with water and tea cup light stands!! ...

Tank with water and tea cup light stands!!

http://i478.photobucket.com/albums/rr149/orangelss/004.jpg
Forum: Tank Journals   12-27-2011, 04:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,337
Posted By orangelss
Well long day and not near as much done as I...

Well long day and not near as much done as I would like :(. I made several mound in the tank using eggcrate and window screen. This worked out very well. Sorry I did not get any pics of that process....
Forum: Aquascaping   12-26-2011, 08:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 539
Posted By orangelss
Haha looks like the light diffuser/egg crate...

Haha looks like the light diffuser/egg crate method looks better than these two. Off to lowes I go!! lol
Forum: Aquascaping   12-26-2011, 08:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 539
Posted By orangelss
Mound bulding question?!?!?!? Please help

I would like to build a 6" tall mound as park of my hard scape. From reading several post I do not want to just mound up substrate or build a rock mound and poor substrate on it. I'm looking into two...
Forum: Tank Journals   12-25-2011, 05:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,337
Posted By orangelss
Well with the Holidays and 60hrs a week at work,...

Well with the Holidays and 60hrs a week at work, I have not gotten much done. Some small updates though.

I mixed up my substrate today, 2 bags of floramax dark, 2 bags of eco-complete dark, and 2...
Forum: Substrate   12-21-2011, 08:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 633
Posted By orangelss
Thanks for the advise. Going to run MG Organic on...

Thanks for the advise. Going to run MG Organic on the bottom and a mix of Eco-complete (shipped to me in place of 2 bags of Flora Max) and Flora Max on top.
Forum: Substrate   12-17-2011, 09:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 633
Posted By orangelss
To dirt or not to dirt?

A quick question before I head into town for supplys. I have enough Floramax to do about a 2" layer in the tank. After reading up on the forum last night and today. Should I add a 1" layer of potting...
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