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Forum: Fish   09-09-2012, 05:33 AM
Replies: 11
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Posted By aztx
I've worked at my local Petco for nearly three...

I've worked at my local Petco for nearly three years as the Aquatics Specialist. We only typically carry the Flame and Powder Blue varieties of Dwarfs, but I like to keep the regular ones in stock,...
Forum: Substrate   08-30-2012, 06:55 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 15,161
Posted By aztx
"Liquid rock" is a term used by many to describe...

"Liquid rock" is a term used by many to describe water that is extremely hard and alkaline. The water in my area, for instance, has an EXTREMELY high carbonate content (and mineral content in...
Forum: Fish   08-28-2012, 01:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 650
Posted By aztx
They look like Boraras brigittae. Red Chili...

They look like Boraras brigittae. Red Chili Rasbora. :D
Forum: Plants   07-08-2011, 03:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 540
Posted By aztx
Awesome! Sounds like a pretty sturdy plant for...

Awesome! Sounds like a pretty sturdy plant for the most part. I may give it a try next time I order online. Unfortunately, the LFS's here aren't good sources for plants. Wish I still lived in...
Forum: Plants   07-08-2011, 08:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 704
Posted By aztx
You could also try Cryptocoryne parva or Marsilea...

You could also try Cryptocoryne parva or Marsilea hirsuta.
Forum: Plants   07-08-2011, 07:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 540
Posted By aztx
Potamageton gayi

Hello all! I've been a long-time snooper on this site, and I have to say that I really enjoy the fact that there are so many hobbyists out there that enjoy this hobby as much as I do. Now, I've had...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   07-30-2010, 06:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,083
Posted By aztx
Keep in mind that your choices for an African...

Keep in mind that your choices for an African biotope aren't limited to just the Rift Lake cichlids. There are some other species to fish to consider, such as Congo Tetras and Kribensis, to name a...
Forum: Tank Journals   07-21-2010, 03:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 515
Posted By aztx
Oh, shoot. I forgot to specify that I only use...

Oh, shoot. I forgot to specify that I only use one of the bulbs. The fixture is left over from my days in saltwater, and the bulbs are individually controlled, so I just set on of them on a timer and...
Forum: Tank Journals   07-21-2010, 03:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 515
Posted By aztx
First 15 gallon

Well... first 15 gallon PLANTED tank.

Thought I'd post a pic to see if anyone might be able to provide some feedback.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v19/elvesporlavida/100_0901.jpg

Just...
Forum: Plants   07-12-2010, 02:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 499
Posted By aztx
Nevermind... I feel silly now. I JUST found it on...

Nevermind... I feel silly now. I JUST found it on AquaBotanic

It's Proserpinaca palustris. Mermaid Weed, apparently. :P
Forum: Lighting   07-12-2010, 02:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 633
Posted By aztx
Thanks for the suggestions, guys. For the moment...

Thanks for the suggestions, guys. For the moment I've set up a DIY CO2. The whole 2-liter bottle thing. It's temporary, say, for a couple months until I can save up for a pressurized system.

So...
Forum: Plants   07-12-2010, 02:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 499
Posted By aztx
Mystery Plant ID

Okay, so I did something I normally don't do, and made an impulse purchase. It was an interesting looking plant, quite unlike anything I'd seen in my "researching", so I figured, "What the heck, it's...
Forum: Lighting   07-09-2010, 09:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 633
Posted By aztx
How intense is my lighting?

Hi guys! I'm new to the board, and while certainly not new to aquariums, I'm fairly new to planted tanks. I've kept a few, very low maintenance plant tanks in the past, but I'm ready to take the...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   07-06-2010, 06:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,878
Posted By aztx
As the animal manager at my local Petco, I think...

As the animal manager at my local Petco, I think I know exactly what tank you're talking about. If I'm not mistaken, it's the so-called "Bookshelf Aquarium," yes?

If so, I'm jealous! I've been...
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