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Forum: Tank Journals 07-20-2012, 08:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,217
Posted By jwm5
My critique of oscars... never tried one in a...

My critique of oscars... never tried one in a planted tank, but when I had it it got big enough that it ate everything else I tried to put in the tank, so if you like oscars, just be sure that you...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-02-2012, 08:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 852
Posted By jwm5
I like the river rock/large pebble mix, dont see...

I like the river rock/large pebble mix, dont see that too much on here, and it looks good.
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 06-04-2012, 02:33 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 44,690
Posted By jwm5
the concept images look amazing... definitely...

the concept images look amazing... definitely watching this one...
Forum: Substrate 04-10-2012, 11:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 535
Posted By jwm5
a lot of people people recommend pool filter sand...

a lot of people people recommend pool filter sand as it is more uniform in grain size, so less compaction over time, but I have used play ground sand and just basic sand from the big home stores so...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-01-2011, 04:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 373
Posted By jwm5
like above mentioned with any tank, even more...

like above mentioned with any tank, even more important the larger you go, you need to figure out what you and out of the tank, set a budget, and then start to figure out your components.

I have...
Forum: Substrate 10-09-2011, 09:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 488
Posted By jwm5
potting soil. I have used both MG potting...

potting soil.

I have used both MG potting and topsoil in experimental tanks, ie no fish just cuttings. The topsoil has lots more wood chips and larger pieces and tended to come up thru the cap...
Forum: Aquascaping 09-27-2011, 09:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 361
Posted By jwm5
yes, this has been done, not that cheesy, saves...

yes, this has been done, not that cheesy, saves weight and lets you more easily customize the caves... some people even make their own fake rocks... search on here and you will see a few different...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-27-2011, 04:10 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 30,283
Posted By jwm5
BG look great, very impressed.

BG look great, very impressed.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 09-24-2011, 10:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,898
Posted By jwm5
i am sure it will hold water, but I have a...

i am sure it will hold water, but I have a cylinder that is 8" by 24" and it is a pain to do much with. they are very tall and very little surface area, so as far as fish goes, maybe shrimp would be...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-23-2011, 08:32 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 30,283
Posted By jwm5
wow a new (to me) fake rock method, definitely...

wow a new (to me) fake rock method, definitely watching this one. looks good so far.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-16-2011, 10:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,551
Posted By jwm5
CO2 should generally help combat algae if it is...

CO2 should generally help combat algae if it is introduced along with the proper fertilization routine so that your regular plants are using up all the nutrients and the algae has nothing to feed its...
Forum: Equipment 08-28-2011, 06:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 305
Posted By jwm5
my power was out for nearly three days a few...

my power was out for nearly three days a few months back in a bad storm. I did nothing to the filters, left them as is and they came back on when power came back. Did not notice any ill effects so I...
Forum: Substrate 08-24-2011, 10:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 264
Posted By jwm5
there are a number of threads on this, might be...

there are a number of threads on this, might be worth searching them out to get more info on changing out substraits...

I think as long as you keep the same filter running that will provide most...
Forum: Equipment 08-24-2011, 10:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 269
Posted By jwm5
most will say the more filter the better. I have...

most will say the more filter the better. I have the 360 on my 55 and I wouldn't go smaller. Remember that gph numbers are for the filter pump itself with no resistance, once it gets dirty the flow...
Forum: Substrate 08-24-2011, 07:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 941
Posted By jwm5
what type of top soil? in my experience with...

what type of top soil?

in my experience with miracle grow organinc, this has a lot of peat in it and will stain the water and make it acidic. If you want fish that prefer non acidic water, I would...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-24-2011, 07:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 822
Posted By jwm5
I have not been successful in crypts out of the...

I have not been successful in crypts out of the water. I had one that did fairly well and grew new leaves but after a few weeks they died back. I have had luck with Anubias though, basically planted...
Forum: Equipment 08-22-2011, 08:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,203
Posted By jwm5
the tall cylinders are hard containers for fish...

the tall cylinders are hard containers for fish because fish need swimming room, the volume is not so much the problem, rather the footprint being so small there really is no swimming room.
Forum: Ponds 08-01-2011, 03:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,210
Posted By jwm5
lol, never heard of a fish jumping put of water...

lol, never heard of a fish jumping put of water to get out of crappy water... but I guess anything is possible.

In spring/early summer my fish are in their mating season and they will chase each...
Forum: Fish 07-23-2011, 06:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 461
Posted By jwm5
years... honestly it might not be ideal...

years... honestly it might not be ideal conditions but it wont kill them, especially with frequent water changes and good filtration.

If you are planning on a larger tank in the next 6 months I...
Forum: Substrate 06-14-2011, 01:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 779
Posted By jwm5
generally you will see people recommend pool...

generally you will see people recommend pool filter sand (PFS) because it supposedly has uniform grain sizes and will be less likely to compact like a mixture of various grain size sand. Silver sand...
Forum: DIY 06-13-2011, 05:20 PM
Replies: 602
Views: 225,510
Posted By jwm5
With metal or wood? Might be easier to buy a...

With metal or wood? Might be easier to buy a metal stand and use wood to cover the metal and face it to look like a wood cabinet. Otherwise you would just need to size the wood shelfs(s) properly to...
Forum: DIY 06-08-2011, 02:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 384
Posted By jwm5
$20 for plans? I would like to think if your...

$20 for plans? I would like to think if your capable/willing to build your own stand you should be able to make your own plans without paying $20, check out the DIY Stand thread and see what other...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-07-2011, 05:57 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,877
Posted By jwm5
I must say with the tank planted and the...

I must say with the tank planted and the driftwood in , that background is pretty sweet. I was a little curious how it would look, but with the lights out/low, the background looks great. Is the...
Forum: Equipment 05-31-2011, 04:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 692
Posted By jwm5
the smaller the quieter in general, so unless you...

the smaller the quieter in general, so unless you are using it to run filtration or have a huge fish load and need the oxygen, using a smaller pump just to get some circulation /air should be...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-30-2011, 04:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,079
Posted By jwm5
wow... even owner of ADA couldnt get that...

wow...

even owner of ADA couldnt get that one built without a frame
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