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Forum: Fish 09-01-2014, 02:27 AM
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Posted By Bowles42
I had a QA for years and she always hid under...

I had a QA for years and she always hid under driftwood. Beautiful fish, but maybe only saw her once every three months or so. It might be possible to manipulate the hardscape so that its hiding spot...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-21-2013, 07:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,281
Posted By Bowles42
Really nice looking tank. I enjoy how dense and...

Really nice looking tank. I enjoy how dense and lush the plant scape is.
Forum: Tank Journals 10-18-2013, 04:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,930
Posted By Bowles42
Thank you, when I was designing the tank I had...

Thank you, when I was designing the tank I had planned to shift the weight to one side, so I'm glad it worked out. Most of the stones and branches are buried or anchored down, so moving any...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-18-2013, 10:34 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 63,315
Posted By Bowles42
Nice looking setup and scape. You've used the...

Nice looking setup and scape. You've used the space really well, and everything looks healthy and top notch. An auto top reservoir sounds like a great idea. I wish I had the space for one. Since...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-18-2013, 10:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,930
Posted By Bowles42
October Update

So this update is long overdue, but finally more pics! Some plants have been rotated in and a few out since the last update. I yanked out all of the sunset hygro last week, and there's a big bunch...
Forum: Fish 08-21-2013, 03:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 600
Posted By Bowles42
If you're looking for a smaller gourami, you...

If you're looking for a smaller gourami, you could go with honey gouramis. I've kept both pearls and honeys, both were quite peaceful for me.
Forum: Tank Journals 08-13-2013, 05:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,930
Posted By Bowles42
The tank is 84" x 24" x 30." I have no idea how...

The tank is 84" x 24" x 30." I have no idea how many bags, I put the soil together from multiple tanks over time. Best bet is to calculate the volume of soil and work backwards, it probably...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-12-2013, 01:23 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 21,243
Posted By Bowles42
Love the leopard ctenopoma. Kept a pair awhile...

Love the leopard ctenopoma. Kept a pair awhile back, great fish. Good luck with the move.
Forum: Tank Journals 08-12-2013, 01:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,930
Posted By Bowles42
Yup I bought them as adults from a TPT member who...

Yup I bought them as adults from a TPT member who lives nearby.
Forum: Lighting 08-11-2013, 05:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 884
Posted By Bowles42
Here's a link to my journal now that I've got...

Here's a link to my journal now that I've got these installed, in case people wanted to see them up and running.

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=391425
Forum: Tank Journals 08-11-2013, 04:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,930
Posted By Bowles42
Cabinet and lights installed!

So the update didn't happen as quickly as promised, but I ran into a little bit of trouble. When the lights arrived one of the power supplies was DOA and it took another week for a new one to...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-31-2013, 01:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,930
Posted By Bowles42
So yesterday I started construction on the...

So yesterday I started construction on the cabinet top, and the lights should be here tomorrow hopefully. Also I picked up a manifold and some sweet plants from the swap and shop. Pics should be...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-27-2013, 05:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,930
Posted By Bowles42
Just a small update. Lost one of my male congos...

Just a small update. Lost one of my male congos this morning. I noticed him swimming oddly two days ago and he was bloated, but not pine-coned. I quarantined him and tried to get him to take some...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-24-2013, 07:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,930
Posted By Bowles42
Oh, and here's the link to my old journal of this...

Oh, and here's the link to my old journal of this tank from several years ago for those interested.

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=65610&highlight=bowles42
Forum: Tank Journals 07-24-2013, 07:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,930
Posted By Bowles42
265 rebirth, Congos and friends. LEDS installed!

Been a long time since I've kept a journal on here, about three years. I moved out to Southern California about a month ago, and now I've got my tank up and running. I've been inspired by the...
Forum: Lighting 07-11-2013, 12:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 884
Posted By Bowles42
Just a quick update to say I went ahead and...

Just a quick update to say I went ahead and ordered three Tesla Sveltes with freshwater spectrums. OCreef has a sale on them currently, at $319.00 a piece. They should be here in about 2-3 weeks.
Forum: Lighting 07-09-2013, 04:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 884
Posted By Bowles42
I think I have convinced myself to go with three...

I think I have convinced myself to go with three Tesla Sveltes. Thank you so much for the input. I'll update when/if I purchase and have them in hand.
Forum: Lighting 07-08-2013, 08:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 884
Posted By Bowles42
Thanks for the suggestions, I haven't done a lot...

Thanks for the suggestions, I haven't done a lot of research on pendants/cannons. guess I'll get on that.
Forum: Lighting 07-08-2013, 05:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 884
Posted By Bowles42
Just wanted to post a small update. I've...

Just wanted to post a small update. I've contacted Nick at buildmyled and he's suggested I use three of his 72" fixtures, which would still be less expensive than one fixture I could build using...
Forum: Lighting 07-02-2013, 08:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 884
Posted By Bowles42
LED for a 265g? (84") (ordered 3 Tesla Sveltes)

Hey folks, I've been thinking of upgrading to LEDs on my 265 gallon tank, but I'm having trouble deciding on dyi or fixtures. The tank will be set up as high light and with pressurized Co2. I'm...
Forum: Fish 06-29-2012, 02:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 743
Posted By Bowles42
Glad your fishies are enjoying the new plants. :)

Glad your fishies are enjoying the new plants. :)
Forum: Tank Journals 08-04-2010, 02:23 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 10,155
Posted By Bowles42
So we're moved into our new place now, and the...

So we're moved into our new place now, and the 265 is sitting empty in the living room. I hope to have a hardscape going by Thursday. Will update with pics then.
Forum: Tank Journals 07-24-2010, 04:09 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 10,155
Posted By Bowles42
I'm interested in finding out more info on...

I'm interested in finding out more info on Apistos, and I went that link lauralee, but couldn't really find any comprehensive info there. If someone could point me in the right direction that would...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-22-2010, 11:38 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 10,155
Posted By Bowles42
Are Denison barbs easily bred? Also thought...

Are Denison barbs easily bred?

Also thought I should mention that there will be amano shrimp in the tank if that is an issue for any of these fish.
Forum: Tank Journals 07-22-2010, 06:36 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 10,155
Posted By Bowles42
Just a little update. I'm getting rid of my...

Just a little update. I'm getting rid of my discus tomorrow. They've been good to me, but it's time to move on. I'll be moving in a couple weeks and will be working on a total rescape then.
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