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Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-17-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 185
Posted By Chiefston
Thanks. That's a lot of snail poop for such a...

Thanks. That's a lot of snail poop for such a small snail! [emoji39]


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Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-16-2014, 11:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 185
Posted By Chiefston
Question Snail poop or parasite?

My bladder snail has what looks like fish poop coming out of his rear end, however I've never seen this before. Thoughts?
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Forum: Aquascaping 04-16-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 352
Posted By Chiefston
I like it! I love DIY anything, and this is a...

I like it! I love DIY anything, and this is a great example of building exactly what you want, and giving your tank some personality.

Great write-up!


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Forum: Algae 04-14-2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 191
Posted By Chiefston
I treated a bad case of BGA in my Fluval Edge,...

I treated a bad case of BGA in my Fluval Edge, and used the directions on the box. I had Zebra Nerites, Ghost Shrimp, and Cardinal Tetras in the tank, and none showed any ill effects from the...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-12-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 944
Posted By Chiefston
Subbed. Curious to see how this takes shape, and...

Subbed. Curious to see how this takes shape, and how you decide to fish-proof that ship. I imagine if you are able to cover the paint with some sort of clearcoat, you should be ok.
Forum: Equipment 04-12-2014, 01:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 160
Posted By Chiefston
I have that regulator running on a 5# CO2...

I have that regulator running on a 5# CO2 cylinder. I also have the older model that isn't adjustable. Both have been great for me, and do what they're supposed to. IMO I don't see it necessary to...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-11-2014, 12:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 297
Posted By Chiefston
Rolling with the blows

So, It's now been a week since the tank has been planted. In that time, all but one stem of the Pink Hippo Grass (Limnophilia hippuroides) disintegrated into pulp, and the Cabomba Furcata didn't do...
Forum: Equipment 04-09-2014, 02:36 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,169
Posted By Chiefston
Increased surface agitation will off gas CO2...

Increased surface agitation will off gas CO2 considerably. It's a trade off between increased O2/less surface scum and dissolved CO2. When I first setup my tank, I had the spray bar pointed up with...
Forum: DIY 04-09-2014, 02:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 192
Posted By Chiefston
Mine also makes gurgling noises. It's been...

Mine also makes gurgling noises. It's been running for about a week now, and it does it every day. My drop checker turns yellow at about 4-5bps on a 60P. I attempted to add a small air stone to the...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-07-2014, 03:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 569
Posted By Chiefston
Awesome setup! I love the automation. I know...

Awesome setup! I love the automation. I know some people really enjoy the maintenance aspect of keeping tanks, however I am not one of those people. Not that I don't have fun playing with my...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-07-2014, 03:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 229
Posted By Chiefston
Thats for the responses. I ended up adding soda...

Thats for the responses. I ended up adding soda water to the tank and flushed the guy out. He met his demise inside a turkey baster. I am hoping it was just the one guy that hitchhiked in, however...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-06-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 297
Posted By Chiefston
Result

I added a 2 liter bottle of Sparkling Seltzer Water from Frys, left the filter running. Once added, a scud took off like crazy and was swimming around. I nabbed him with a turkey baster. A couple...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-06-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 297
Posted By Chiefston
Pests

Well, along with my plants came at least one ramshorn snail, what I think is a MTS, and at least one scud. I am not happy about the scud situation, and I found a clutch of ramshorn eggs already. ...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-06-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 229
Posted By Chiefston
That looks just like what I have. So, scuds huh?...

That looks just like what I have. So, scuds huh? :frown:
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-05-2014, 04:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 229
Posted By Chiefston
Question Seed shrimp?

It's really hard to take a picture of this guy running around, as hes really fast. I found him crawling around on my substrate right in front of the tank. He takes off swimming pretty often too. ...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-05-2014, 12:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 297
Posted By Chiefston
So, I've been seeding my tank by squeezing my...

So, I've been seeding my tank by squeezing my prefilter from my long established nano into the tank daily. Today I just swapped the prefilter over to the new tank and am letting it run. Things seem...
Forum: Aquascaping 04-04-2014, 11:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 644
Posted By Chiefston
I prefer #2 myself. Manzanita looks great once...

I prefer #2 myself. Manzanita looks great once plants start growing in/around it
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-04-2014, 11:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 898
Posted By Chiefston
I saw the Fluval Edge pop up on some website,...

I saw the Fluval Edge pop up on some website, Gawker maybe? It got me intrigued. So the research on aquariums began. This led me to research planted tanks.
Also, I love projects, and at the time...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-04-2014, 04:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 297
Posted By Chiefston
Chads 60P journey

So, I have a couple threads on this tank already. One for the controller build, and one for the hardscape. The tank has been planted, and now there will be a thread on the journey to perfection! ...
Forum: Aquascaping 04-03-2014, 04:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 569
Posted By Chiefston
Thanks for the suggestions Raymond! You are...

Thanks for the suggestions Raymond!
You are right about the level substrate, I gave it a shot after Solcielo mentioned it, and it is not possible with the egg crate. I considered cutting the egg...
Forum: Aquascaping 04-03-2014, 04:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 569
Posted By Chiefston
Filled

So, the tank is full, and leak checks are complete. Running the tank all night to get some of the cloudiness out. I have a large plant order coming in tomorrow, so if all goes well I will have a...
Forum: Aquascaping 04-03-2014, 03:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 569
Posted By Chiefston
Nice suggestion. And I'm using Amazonia for the...

Nice suggestion. And I'm using Amazonia for the substrate
Forum: Aquascaping 04-02-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 569
Posted By Chiefston
Thank you guys for the kind words! I'm still...

Thank you guys for the kind words! I'm still torn on whether I want to put rocks in there... I think I'll go without em to start, and add them later if it seems to be missing something after...
Forum: Aquascaping 04-02-2014, 04:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 569
Posted By Chiefston
The final setup

Ok, so this is it. The wood has been epoxied together and zip-tied to the egg crate. Other than possibly adding some rocks in the future, this is the my hardscape going forward. Now all I need are...
Forum: Aquascaping 04-02-2014, 01:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 569
Posted By Chiefston
Wood layout?

So, which do you guys like the best?

This one I think is missing something...
http://i1375.photobucket.com/albums/ag477/chiefston82/IMG_1523_zpsbf008dec.jpg


I like this one a little better...
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