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Forum: Tank Journals 03-12-2013, 11:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,504
Posted By Phantomlink
Heres an update from today ...

Heres an update from today

http://i.imgur.com/8pAw2bH.jpg
This little guy was barely living from my first attempt a few months ago, after I planted him in this tank hes done really well pretty...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-28-2013, 08:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,504
Posted By Phantomlink
Got my plants today and put them in, I also got...

Got my plants today and put them in, I also got 15 pieces of Italian Vails on my order which I forgot to mention above

http://i.imgur.com/C4UmtA6.jpg
All the plants were nicely bagged and labeled...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-19-2013, 06:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 479
Posted By Phantomlink
I didnt know that, but thats fine to me I never...

I didnt know that, but thats fine to me I never sent in the warrenty papers when I got my tanks. The one tank I bought second hand that did leak I'm in the middle of selling it as a terrarium for...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-19-2013, 05:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 479
Posted By Phantomlink
dont quote me on this but I remember looking...

dont quote me on this but I remember looking around for this stuff when I was setting up my 125 gallon. Is the tank your doing flat bottom or is the bottom elevated some compared to the sides of the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-19-2013, 05:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 660
Posted By Phantomlink
by growing emersed? I haven't really looked up...

by growing emersed? I haven't really looked up that method but doesnt it melt most plants when they are fully immersed in the tank afterwards?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-19-2013, 02:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,836
Posted By Phantomlink
The spraybar helps direct the flow that I've seen...

The spraybar helps direct the flow that I've seen and give it some extra push for more current since theres so much water that has to come out so many small holes. It also lets me aim it wherever I...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-19-2013, 02:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 777
Posted By Phantomlink
I follow this guy, you can buy the acrylic paint...

I follow this guy, you can buy the acrylic paint at the dollarstore and it comes off insanely easy
HOW TO: paint an aquarium background - YouTube
Forum: Lighting 02-19-2013, 02:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 291
Posted By Phantomlink
I bought some of the clamp lights from Home...

I bought some of the clamp lights from Home Depot/Lowes and put a CFL light inside ( the spiral bulbs ) I had to pay a little extra because I needed to house the 23w bulbs instead of just regular 13...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-19-2013, 07:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 660
Posted By Phantomlink
A 20 gallon planted tank without fish?

I have a spare 20g tank I wanted to put some plants I will be getting soon in order to grow them and propagate quicker with better light and ferts and whatnot. Without the nitrogen cycle from the...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-15-2013, 08:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,504
Posted By Phantomlink
That one is news to me

That one is news to me
Forum: Tank Journals 02-15-2013, 02:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,504
Posted By Phantomlink
I originally planned for orange laser, since they...

I originally planned for orange laser, since they are around $15 a cory in my town but the store I go to in the city had them on sale for $3 each. When I got there though there were only two left...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-15-2013, 01:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,504
Posted By Phantomlink
Special ordered some plants from the only...

Special ordered some plants from the only Canadian seller I could find, Will be shipped out on the 25th and I should get it on the 28th

4x Java Fern (Microsorium pteropus)
3x Wendtii - Green ...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-14-2013, 04:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,504
Posted By Phantomlink
40g breeder corydora tank

I wanted to improve on my corydora tank so I needed something larger and I wanted to experiment with low tech plants as well. The 40g breeder tank was as large as I could go without moving to 75g so...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-12-2013, 09:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,483
Posted By Phantomlink
is this anubias nana or will any kind of anubias...

is this anubias nana or will any kind of anubias work?
Forum: Lighting 02-11-2013, 11:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 508
Posted By Phantomlink
13 watts of CFL lighting is the same as 60 watts...

13 watts of CFL lighting is the same as 60 watts incandescent, if your going to use CFL lights for a 29 gallon all you really need is two 13w daylight 6500k bubls, my thread right below yours has the...
Forum: Lighting 02-11-2013, 09:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 574
Posted By Phantomlink
how tall is your tank? The tank I go with will...

how tall is your tank? The tank I go with will either be 12" high or 18" and I feed 2 of these lights will be too strong I might swap them out for 13w so it'll be a 30g tank with 23 watts of CFL
Forum: Lighting 02-11-2013, 09:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 574
Posted By Phantomlink
I bought the lamps today and the bulbs, I'm not...

I bought the lamps today and the bulbs, I'm not using the 12" high tank idea anymore so I got fixtures that can support 23w bulbs. None of the CFL lights at Home Depot say what their K rating is,...
Forum: Substrate 02-10-2013, 02:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 556
Posted By Phantomlink
I see what you mean, that does look awesome and...

I see what you mean, that does look awesome and the corys would still swim into the forest, I wish I could do that first tank but its not going to fit in a 20 gallon long heh
Forum: Lighting 02-09-2013, 11:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 574
Posted By Phantomlink
I could always place something heat resistant...

I could always place something heat resistant ontop the glass just big enough to sit between the glass and the light socket, 1-2 inches should be enough and even give me more distance between the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-09-2013, 11:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 590
Posted By Phantomlink
The odd thing is... I swear I've seen this come...

The odd thing is... I swear I've seen this come out of driftwood before.... theres no plants attached to it either
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-09-2013, 10:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 467
Posted By Phantomlink
I'm setting up a 20 gallon long low tech planted...

I'm setting up a 20 gallon long low tech planted corydora and kuhli loach species tank in a few days :D
Forum: Substrate 02-09-2013, 10:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 556
Posted By Phantomlink
Substrate for a planted Corydora tank

Hey I have a few tanks setup right now and want to do a low tech corydora 20 long next week. A few of my tanks are play sand, some are a mix of playsand and Super Naturals Tahitian Moon...
Forum: Lighting 02-09-2013, 08:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 574
Posted By Phantomlink
Glass is easy to get, we have a glass service...

Glass is easy to get, we have a glass service center in town I got a 48x15 sheet cut for my 75 gallon and it was like $40 because of the thickness because the old tank had no center support so it had...
Forum: Lighting 02-09-2013, 08:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 574
Posted By Phantomlink
Just as long as the "light holder" doesnt make it...

Just as long as the "light holder" doesnt make it hard to stay stable right? :D

My problem with that idea is this 20 long is ontop of a dresser... which is only 30 inches in length so its either...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 02-09-2013, 07:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 807
Posted By Phantomlink
Thanks I'll give it a detailed read soon, trying...

Thanks I'll give it a detailed read soon, trying to get my video driver fixed :<
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