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Forum: Fish 12-12-2014, 12:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 320
Posted By Raul-7
You can, but most plecos are wild caught and come...

You can, but most plecos are wild caught and come from fast flowing streams with lots of rocks and dim light. Hence they don't really belong in planted tanks. They prefer to hide in shaded areas,...
Forum: Tank Journals 12-11-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,715
Posted By Raul-7
Beautiful! If you organize it a little more...

Beautiful!

If you organize it a little more and make some streets you could enter into the Dutch category.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 12-04-2014, 11:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 865
Posted By Raul-7
http://reefkeeping.com/issues/2005-10/rhf/#10 ...

http://reefkeeping.com/issues/2005-10/rhf/#10

This is a very excellent read. Essentially small continuous water changes are just as efficient as large waterchanges at reducing toxic compounds.
Forum: Equipment 12-02-2014, 12:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,099
Posted By Raul-7
I thought anything made in Japan was deemed top...

I thought anything made in Japan was deemed top quality? At least that's how I remember it.
Forum: Tank Journals 11-28-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,711
Posted By Raul-7
Why not setup a quarantine tank and transfer the...

Why not setup a quarantine tank and transfer the fish there?
Forum: Tank Journals 11-26-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 31,299
Posted By Raul-7
Wow. I's refreshing to see a Dutch style planted...

Wow. I's refreshing to see a Dutch style planted tank. Shame we don't see it more often; I hope it's interest is revived with the AGA contest now having a section for it.
Forum: Tank Journals 11-26-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,055
Posted By Raul-7
Can I ask why you use a spraybar and not a simple...

Can I ask why you use a spraybar and not a simple return nozzle? Just curious as it detracts from the beauty of the rimless setup, IMO.
Forum: Tank Journals 11-25-2014, 05:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,055
Posted By Raul-7
I would have more horizontal driftwood leading...

I would have more horizontal driftwood leading out from that piece on the right that spans the entire length. The right side has a strong composition, while the left is lacking.
Forum: Tank Journals 11-22-2014, 02:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 546
Posted By Raul-7
Because Stability is meant to help establish a...

Because Stability is meant to help establish a bacterial colony in your system; it is typically added with some source of nitrogen to help the bacterial colony grow like adding fish or fish food. It...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-20-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 546
Posted By Raul-7
You can add fish food instead of fish to start...

You can add fish food instead of fish to start the cycle along with a bacterial additive [like Dr Tim's or Stability].
Forum: DIY 11-15-2014, 02:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 956
Posted By Raul-7
Why? Buy a drill guide, then you won't need to...

Why? Buy a drill guide, then you won't need to get it on a 45 degree angle. Just press down.
Forum: DIY 11-15-2014, 01:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 956
Posted By Raul-7
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87yJbAW32hQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87yJbAW32hQ
Forum: Tank Journals 11-14-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 12,919
Posted By Raul-7
I think it needs driftwood. All that empty...

I think it needs driftwood. All that empty vertical space needs to be filled.
Forum: Equipment 11-13-2014, 03:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 492
Posted By Raul-7
You don't need baffles in a sump. They are only...

You don't need baffles in a sump. They are only used in SW due to the fact that they use a skimmer and those need a constant water level; all the baffles prevent bubbles from the skimmer from...
Forum: Fish 11-12-2014, 01:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 219
Posted By Raul-7
I wouldn't trust my tank to those "vacation"...

I wouldn't trust my tank to those "vacation" feeders. They can also screw up your water chemistry because they're made of CaSO4 and you don't how much they're eating, etc.

I'd invest in battery...
Forum: Fish 11-12-2014, 01:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 310
Posted By Raul-7
Did you acclimate the fish or just transferred...

Did you acclimate the fish or just transferred them over?
Forum: Equipment 11-12-2014, 12:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 492
Posted By Raul-7
http://www.bulkreefsupply.com/marinepure-ceramic-b...

http://www.bulkreefsupply.com/marinepure-ceramic-biomedia-1-1-2-spheres-1.html

Matrix or MarinePure biomedia should both work. You don't need to get fancy with them; just place them in the sump;...
Forum: Fish 11-11-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 262
Posted By Raul-7
Depends on the genus. Omnivorious plecos do;...

Depends on the genus. Omnivorious plecos do; while those that are primarly carnivorous like Hypancistrus do not.
Forum: Fish 11-10-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 655
Posted By Raul-7
Also pleco's do not belong in a community setup...

Also pleco's do not belong in a community setup that is heavily planted. Most plecos come from deep water, with little light, fast currents, and lots of rock. They like shaded and cover, they will...
Forum: Lighting 11-10-2014, 02:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 347
Posted By Raul-7
Kessil a360we.

Kessil a360we.
Forum: Tank Journals 11-07-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,474
Posted By Raul-7
Really cool.

Really cool.
Forum: Equipment 11-07-2014, 02:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,293
Posted By Raul-7
It's not needed, but it certainly helps is...

It's not needed, but it certainly helps is various situations. For example, in the fishroom I have a central sump. To help reduce outbreaks, I will install a UV sterilizer.

I see UV more for it's...
Forum: Lighting 11-06-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 23,524
Posted By Raul-7
Soon they'll release the A160WE Tuna Sun:...

Soon they'll release the A160WE Tuna Sun: http://reefbuilders.com/2014/08/25/kessil-a160we-brings-increased-brightness-controls-popular-spotlight/
Forum: Equipment 11-01-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 206
Posted By Raul-7
Better to use 2 smaller heaters, like 300W.

Better to use 2 smaller heaters, like 300W.
Forum: Fish 11-01-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 218
Posted By Raul-7
Sand; many pleco breeders have lost fry in...

Sand; many pleco breeders have lost fry in barebottom tanks.
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