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Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 02-13-2012, 04:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 892
Posted By matthew.shelly
Fluval Edge Stocking

I was reading over the Official EDGE Thread (http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/planted-nano-tanks/95967-official-edge-thread.html) and a couple thoughts crossed my mind.

1) Are there many species...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 02-13-2012, 02:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 338
Posted By matthew.shelly
Oh, I've definitely heard it both ways. I'm just...

Oh, I've definitely heard it both ways. I'm just not as concerned about a couple 10 cent ghost shrimp.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 02-12-2012, 09:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 338
Posted By matthew.shelly
Yeah, my rational side is telling me to go with...

Yeah, my rational side is telling me to go with the 10. I have some 13W CFL bulbs I could put in it.

I've heard stories of shrimp attacking Betta's fins and tearing them, so I think I'll stay away...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 02-12-2012, 06:19 PM
Replies: 536
Views: 81,967
Posted By matthew.shelly
I was skimming through the earlier part of this...

I was skimming through the earlier part of this journal and I have a question.
What is the stem plant that's in the back center here:
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-12-2012, 04:35 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 157
Posted By matthew.shelly
New Build, need help

So I'm looking to get back into the hobby. I'm going to start off fairly simple. I still have an AC20 filter, a heater, a good sized piece of mopani wood, and a good looking seiryu stone left over...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 02-11-2012, 11:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 338
Posted By matthew.shelly
Need some advice

I'm looking to get back into the hobby a bit, but don't want to break the bank or go overboard.

I just want a simple, smaller tank. I'm thinking of going with a betta and possibly a snail. It's...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-27-2011, 10:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 661
Posted By matthew.shelly
Optimal Tank Size for a Betta

I'm thinking about getting a new aquarium after going without for several months.

I want to keep it simple. I'm just going to get a betta. I was planning on going with a 5.5 gallon. Would a 10 be...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 05-02-2011, 08:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 890
Posted By matthew.shelly
I'm pretty sure I spotted 5 in one of the...

I'm pretty sure I spotted 5 in one of the pictures. I'm pretty sure I've read about this tank before. It was set up just for the pictures and then the fish were moved back to a normal tank.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 04-30-2011, 03:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 752
Posted By matthew.shelly
Honestly, those fish should be given more room to...

Honestly, those fish should be given more room to swim. You also have to consider that the tank is full of plants that take away swimming room.
For any kind of schooling fish, you should stick with...
Forum: Aquascaping 03-27-2011, 11:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 906
Posted By matthew.shelly
That was the one piece I wasn't so sure about....

That was the one piece I wasn't so sure about. I'm just trying to figure out how else I could fill that space.
Forum: Aquascaping 03-27-2011, 09:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 906
Posted By matthew.shelly
New Possible Scape

I was just playing around with it a bit more and came up with this. It might be my favorite yet.

http://i846.photobucket.com/albums/ab27/matthew_shelly/Fish%20Tank/011.jpg

Let me know what you...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-22-2011, 09:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 200
Posted By matthew.shelly
Safe for a brackish aquarium?

I have some shells I collected on the beach over spring break that I think would look great as a scape for a brackish aquarium. Assuming they are boiled/soaked long enough, would they be safe for an...
Forum: Equipment 03-14-2011, 04:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 586
Posted By matthew.shelly
Thanks for the heads up on that! What size...

Thanks for the heads up on that!

What size CO2 tank should I get then? Seems like the standard sizes are 9oz or 20oz.
Forum: Equipment 03-13-2011, 04:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 586
Posted By matthew.shelly
Affordable CO2

Is there an affordable CO2 system out there besides DIY? I have a 5.5 gallon that I'm thinking about setting up again and think it would be great to have CO2, I just don't have the spare cash to blow...
Forum: Plants 03-13-2011, 01:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 773
Posted By matthew.shelly
I'm thinking that some HM would look good behind...

I'm thinking that some HM would look good behind the stone.

I might do a bit of a carpet with java moss tied to smaller, rounded stones around the base of the stone and wood.
Forum: Plants 03-10-2011, 07:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 360
Posted By matthew.shelly
Some times different plants take more time to...

Some times different plants take more time to adjust. It might have to do with where the moss came from in terms of water quality and parameters. Adjusting to a new environment, even just slightly...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-10-2011, 03:22 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 18,863
Posted By matthew.shelly
I'm not surprised the algae is gone. With all...

I'm not surprised the algae is gone. With all those plants there must not be many nutrients left at all. Well done! Are you going to trim it so your betta can move back in?
Forum: Plants 03-10-2011, 02:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 773
Posted By matthew.shelly
No help, huh? No one wants to tell me how they...

No help, huh? No one wants to tell me how they might plant it?
Forum: Plants 03-09-2011, 06:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 773
Posted By matthew.shelly
Help me select plants! (Pictures)

Here is my 5.5 gallon. I need to figure out what plants I should get.

I have a 13W CFL bulb. The substrate is plain sand, but I'm willing to get root tabs. I will dose Flourish and Excel.

I was...
Forum: Aquascaping 03-08-2011, 10:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 906
Posted By matthew.shelly
I think I'm going to get a betta. I would feel...

I think I'm going to get a betta. I would feel bad putting anything else in a 5.5 gallon. I might get some shrimp too. The first set up creates a bit of a cave under the wood that they could shelter...
Forum: Aquascaping 03-08-2011, 09:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 906
Posted By matthew.shelly
thanks! that was my first idea/favorite. i'm just...

thanks! that was my first idea/favorite. i'm just seeing if anyone sees something i don't.
Forum: Aquascaping 03-08-2011, 09:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 906
Posted By matthew.shelly
I would also appreciate plant suggestions. I have...

I would also appreciate plant suggestions. I have a 13W CFL bulb, plain sand substrate (willing to get root tabs), will dose flourish and excel (iron if needed).

I was thinking a crypt or dwarf...
Forum: Aquascaping 03-08-2011, 09:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 906
Posted By matthew.shelly
5.5 gallon scape (with NEW picture at the bottom of page 1. 3-27)

Option 1

http://i846.photobucket.com/albums/ab27/matthew_shelly/Fish%20Tank/014-1.jpg

Option 2 (with more of a hill under the stone to hide the filter intake)
...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 03-04-2011, 09:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 826
Posted By matthew.shelly
I suppose that's true. Those cups that they're...

I suppose that's true. Those cups that they're sold in are ridiculous.



It might be a small glass box, but there is a difference between stuffing a fish into a cup vs. providing appropriate...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-03-2011, 10:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 760
Posted By matthew.shelly
Here is the difference between bottled water and...

Here is the difference between bottled water and the tap.

http://i846.photobucket.com/albums/ab27/matthew_shelly/Fish%20Tank/010.jpg

The chart goes to 7.5 and I'm guessing the dark blue means...
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