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Forum: Tank Journals 05-01-2010, 03:14 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 18,679
Posted By ColeMan
Working on a total tank re-scape...took out about...

Working on a total tank re-scape...took out about 3 buckets full of needle leaf java fern, and cleared out every other stem in the tank so that I have a blank canvas to work with. I even removed a...
Forum: Equipment 05-01-2010, 02:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,395
Posted By ColeMan
I use an aquacontroller that I quite...

I use an aquacontroller that I quite enjoy....Being exceptionally busy all the time means that there are no "surprises" with the tank, and the AC help me just sort of leave the tank on autopilot. In...
Forum: Other Websites 12-28-2009, 12:17 AM
Replies: 956
Views: 65,426
Posted By ColeMan
Sorry for poking in on your thread,...

Sorry for poking in on your thread, orlando....but had to wish you a belated Merry Christmas! I'm getting ready for a major re-scape on the old 90g, so I'm looking forward to perusing your website...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-01-2009, 01:41 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 18,679
Posted By ColeMan
Hey thanks! I forgot to take pics last night,...

Hey thanks! I forgot to take pics last night, but I promise to get some up tonight. I'm feeling much better luckily - I had my large intestine removed back in 1998 at the Cleveland Clinic, and...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-31-2009, 07:28 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 18,679
Posted By ColeMan
Wow....It's been a long time since I've updated...

Wow....It's been a long time since I've updated this thread! I've got my camera batteries charging right now, so hopefully I can get some pics up tonight. I've been extremely ill recently (ie in...
Forum: Algae 03-20-2009, 04:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,437
Posted By ColeMan
up your CO2 levels more.....Watch your shrimp for...

up your CO2 levels more.....Watch your shrimp for signs of stress. BBA is nearly always related to CO2 problems.

Your oto's should help take care of the diatoms, which are really quite frequent...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-19-2009, 09:31 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,638
Posted By ColeMan
Right, right. I can relate, but I have to admit...

Right, right. I can relate, but I have to admit that rather than battle the numbers for determining dry dosage amounts, I kinda caved and took the "easy way out." As you mentioned, it seems like...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-19-2009, 08:36 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,638
Posted By ColeMan
The sticky on EI (done by wolf) seems easy enough...

The sticky on EI (done by wolf) seems easy enough to understand: 1tbsp. per 250mL water. I mix mine in an empty 250mL excel or prime bottle and dose with a syringe used for dispensing liquid meds I...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 03-19-2009, 07:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 689
Posted By ColeMan
Many places will ship packages based on what they...

Many places will ship packages based on what they call dimensional weight or "dim-weight." This means that bulky items, even though they may not weight that much, will be charged additional shipping...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-17-2009, 09:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 484
Posted By ColeMan
Jeff brings up a really good point: the...

Jeff brings up a really good point: the frequency/amount of water changes should be determined based on the individual needs and unique parameters specific to your tank. Those of us who dose EI need...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-17-2009, 05:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 484
Posted By ColeMan
Wow...there's so much bad information in this...

Wow...there's so much bad information in this thread I don't know where to start.



This is simply untrue. You could do water changes in excess of 80% 5 times a week and see absolutely no...
Forum: Lighting 03-13-2009, 05:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 320
Posted By ColeMan
2 40x T5HO are going to be problematic for a...

2 40x T5HO are going to be problematic for a 21g....simply too much light, IMO. Needless to say, 4 40w bulbs would be even less enjoyable. Those IceCap ballasts are powerful to say the least, so it...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 03-12-2009, 04:54 PM
Replies: 347
Views: 30,396
Posted By ColeMan
This is really quite amusing...nice work! ...

This is really quite amusing...nice work! Exceptionally creative...like all the bad puns I've got going in my mind at any given time...I love it!
Forum: Ponds 03-11-2009, 10:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 824
Posted By ColeMan
my suggestion would be lillies...lots and lots of...

my suggestion would be lillies...lots and lots of lillies. Koi will eat just about everything (from my experience), including the roots of floating plants, but if you get something in there that can...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-11-2009, 05:27 PM
Replies: 598
Views: 167,289
Posted By ColeMan
It's unfortunate those pictures never came....

It's unfortunate those pictures never came....
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-11-2009, 01:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,311
Posted By ColeMan
I have around 25 T. heteromorpha (Rasbora het.)...

I have around 25 T. heteromorpha (Rasbora het.) in a 90g, and they school okay...At times they are better than others. I'm certain that increasing their numbers would have a positive affect on...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-10-2009, 07:15 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 10,777
Posted By ColeMan
The after shot is a clear improvement, in my...

The after shot is a clear improvement, in my opinion. It looks really, really nice. Excellent work.
Forum: Equipment 03-10-2009, 07:12 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,058
Posted By ColeMan
Very good point. They might as well just lock it...

Very good point. They might as well just lock it up now. ;) I definitely wasn't trying to start a fire...the issue popped into my head after reading an article in the newspaper today which in which...
Forum: Equipment 03-10-2009, 07:01 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,058
Posted By ColeMan
Not to belabor the issue...but I also thought...

Not to belabor the issue...but I also thought it's important to say that there are other reasons that people (including myself) don't want to buy products from China, besides their typically inferior...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 03-10-2009, 06:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 412
Posted By ColeMan
It doesn't matter when you dose, no. Nutirent...

It doesn't matter when you dose, no. Nutirent levels will begin to accumulate as you dose - the whole point of estimative index is ensuring nutrient levels don't become limited by dosing a bit more...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-09-2009, 07:55 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,987
Posted By ColeMan
My NL is about the size of a basketball now...I...

My NL is about the size of a basketball now...I think it's time I break it down and start selling some of it. NL grows surprisingly fast, IMO. I'm thinking some more fern is going to really look...
Forum: Lighting 03-09-2009, 05:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,930
Posted By ColeMan
that thread is nothing short of...

that thread is nothing short of inspirational...thanks again for posting it.
Forum: Tank Journals 03-09-2009, 05:18 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 10,777
Posted By ColeMan
I've been waiting for these pics for quite some...

I've been waiting for these pics for quite some time now....so I'm pretty stoked about them being posted (talk about building anticipation - how long have you been working on this,...5 months now?)....
Forum: Tank Journals 03-09-2009, 03:50 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,987
Posted By ColeMan
beautiful start, Orlando...I agree with rountrees...

beautiful start, Orlando...I agree with rountrees about adding a bit more NL on the left, but it's a fast enough grower (for me at least) that it should be looking spot on in a matter of just a few...
Forum: Equipment 03-09-2009, 03:39 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,058
Posted By ColeMan
There's no doubt about it. I love my Eheim...

There's no doubt about it. I love my Eheim classics, and would not trade them for any other filter on the market. It's unfortunate that Eheim has outsourced labor to China for all of the...
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