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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-28-2015, 03:53 AM
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Views: 955
Posted By kevin007
Upon more research, I am certain that I will use...

Upon more research, I am certain that I will use Co2, EI method, and LED lights but I am still torn on sumps vs canisters. .

I am very satisfied with my 2217 eheim but that is ran on my 55 gallon...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-21-2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 955
Posted By kevin007
So I've been doing a lot of readings on my own...

So I've been doing a lot of readings on my own and I have a couple of questions that I would like to ask.

1. What are your thoughts on auto dosers and which are the best brands to use?
2. Does...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-13-2015, 09:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 955
Posted By kevin007
I would first like to thank everyone for their...

I would first like to thank everyone for their great advice. I truly appreciate it and it is more than I could've asked for. This community is just awesome. :icon_excl

I will go back to reread...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-13-2015, 05:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 955
Posted By kevin007
So here is what I gathered so far: 1. Co2...

So here is what I gathered so far:

1. Co2 tank is a must.
2. Filters: go with sumps.
- My current african cichlid tank uses a eheim 2217, I like it, but I prefer something easier to clean. I...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-13-2015, 12:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 955
Posted By kevin007
Can a returning hobbyist get some guidance to prevent failure?

Long story short, I have kept fishes for many many years. I started out with freshwater fish + gravel + plastic plants. I could not keep any of my fish alive and have soon given hope after 5 or so...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-27-2012, 09:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,729
Posted By kevin007
what fishes and how many do you have in there? ...

what fishes and how many do you have in there?

Perfect amount of Cardinals/gallon, imo.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-06-2012, 04:10 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,234
Posted By kevin007
Originally I was thinking of planning for a large...

Originally I was thinking of planning for a large tank for a new house before I moved in. I was researching online and I've came across Amano's new tanks.

How would you guys stock it if you had a...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-06-2012, 01:20 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,234
Posted By kevin007
Maintenance will be very very minimal. Large...

Maintenance will be very very minimal.

Large sump, automatic daily water changes, automatic dosing of ferts, automatic feeding.

Just the trimming and cleaning of filter media every couple of...
Forum: Substrate 06-06-2012, 12:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,475
Posted By kevin007
What sand is being used in the first pic?

What sand is being used in the first pic?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-06-2012, 12:01 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,234
Posted By kevin007
I updated the OP, I thought the videos were...

I updated the OP, I thought the videos were related. It would be nice if a mod can change the title to aware people on Takashi Amano's latest project.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-05-2012, 03:42 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,234
Posted By kevin007
I don't think I have ever seen a tank that uses...

I don't think I have ever seen a tank that uses the iwagumi style + transitioning into a thick jungle/driftwood type setup before. Probably because the tanks are not large enough to pull this off...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-05-2012, 12:05 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,234
Posted By kevin007
How would YOU stock a dream 1400 Gallon tank?

Alot of us freshwater guys keep things to a smaller scale, but the reef guys have pretty big tanks and I've realized that a humongus 1400 gallon 13x4x4 wasn't so far out of reach. How would you guys...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 07-16-2008, 06:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,119
Posted By kevin007
I too have an empty 20 Gallon, I'll be lookin...

I too have an empty 20 Gallon, I'll be lookin forward to what you do with yours!

good luck. Btw, stay FAR from fluvals.. please..
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-16-2008, 05:55 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 12,839
Posted By kevin007
Damn..too much fish porn, what in the world is in...

Damn..too much fish porn, what in the world is in the water!? lol
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-21-2007, 07:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,083
Posted By kevin007
Yea, if possible I'd prefer not using Co2 as...

Yea, if possible I'd prefer not using Co2 as well, but one hagen co2 system is affordable.

I've been doing what you have for the past week, I'm excited that flourite now comes in black too, I'll...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-21-2007, 05:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,066
Posted By kevin007
and how much are in the bag? Wow it'll take...

and how much are in the bag?

Wow it'll take quite a few bags for a 4 inch depth in a 55 gallon:icon_frow
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-21-2007, 04:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,083
Posted By kevin007
Yea you're right, If i wanted to get the one from...

Yea you're right, If i wanted to get the one from coralife, which looks alrite, for a 4 ft one, it will cost me about $150 while if I got 2 of these shop lights it would only cost $32

thanks for...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-21-2007, 03:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,083
Posted By kevin007
Thanks! Could it be that a light fixture can...

Thanks!

Could it be that a light fixture can fit different wattage tubes? I remember it saying it can fit 32 and 40Ws

I have also read that these "shop lights" arn't that good for the aquarium?
Forum: Low Tech Forum 08-19-2007, 07:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,901
Posted By kevin007
would it be a good idea to place a thin layer of...

would it be a good idea to place a thin layer of sand over the entire flourite substrate?

I guess I'll have to scrap the little sand beach/road idea:(
Forum: Fish 08-19-2007, 07:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,607
Posted By kevin007
I am incredibly excited as I brought 9 more...

I am incredibly excited as I brought 9 more cories today, all Sterbai.

$30 for 7 (Buy 6 get 1 free) and $3 Each for every cory after the 7, well I brought nine and felt i should've brought the...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 08-19-2007, 07:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,901
Posted By kevin007
Lets settle once and for all, EC or Flourite?

So I'm about to start a planted tank for a 55 Gallon, I'll admit I'm on a budget and Flourite seems cheaper, however if Eco Complete is really worth the extra money, I will buy that, I also keep...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-19-2007, 07:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,083
Posted By kevin007
Hey guys I went to a LFS and saw the Excel stuff,...

Hey guys I went to a LFS and saw the Excel stuff, not that expensive, I will use it, just gotta learn more about it. I also saw the flourish and eco complete stuff in person, I am STILL not convinced...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-17-2007, 05:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,083
Posted By kevin007
I could very well be starting tommorow, I need...

I could very well be starting tommorow, I need some help once again.

Is this enough to get started:

2 bags of flourite (major question mark) + 1 bag of sand
405 Fluval Canister or is 305...
Forum: Fish 08-16-2007, 05:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,607
Posted By kevin007
Thanks guys, basically eco complete do not mix...

Thanks guys, basically eco complete do not mix with cories while one member had luck with cories and flourite, may I ask if you only used flourite? any sand ontop? etc..

:icon_smil
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-16-2007, 06:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,083
Posted By kevin007
One last major concern, thats it, I promise. ...

One last major concern, thats it, I promise.

This concern is algae, I know what causes it, but why is it such a big problem that some people have to start over? How can i prevent it? Fishes such...
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