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Forum: Lighting 12-26-2009, 01:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,192
Posted By AquaTX01
cool... thnx AB that helps.... n yes, Hoppy got...

cool... thnx AB that helps.... n yes, Hoppy got lots of useful info about lighting! :biggrin:
Forum: Lighting 12-25-2009, 04:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,192
Posted By AquaTX01
Question good point guys.... but dont think OP got an...

good point guys.... but dont think OP got an exact answer. lets say he (or I) use dual 48" T5 HO fixture (sitting an inch apart) on a regular 48" long 55 gallon tank. what would that lighting be...
Forum: Fish 12-19-2009, 05:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 482
Posted By AquaTX01
here are some pics of my pair. hope it helps... ...

here are some pics of my pair. hope it helps...

1) male on top :D

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_dhvGPyaHTBM/Syxxsni8RTI/AAAAAAAABPE/FZg2poJkxI4/s800/DSCF0122%20%282%29.JPG

2) female on top
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Forum: Fish 12-19-2009, 05:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 482
Posted By AquaTX01
it's kinda hard to determine sex by the...

it's kinda hard to determine sex by the black/blue bar on their pelvic fins (coz both mine have them). easiest way is by the "pink" hue around the female's belly, males' dont have that. g'luck.
Forum: Fish 12-19-2009, 05:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,782
Posted By AquaTX01
yep, they will... I had a req Pleco, and ate...

yep, they will... I had a req Pleco, and ate (tried) most of my plants and specially "Vallisneria Sp" he ate'em like spaghetti! I finally took him out and put 4 Ottos and 2 Clown Loach in my 55... ...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-17-2009, 02:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 943
Posted By AquaTX01
well I placed an order on Dec 7th and shipped...

well I placed an order on Dec 7th and shipped very next day Dec 8 from Rhinelander, WI. FedEx showed estimated delivery on the 11th (3 days to Dallas, TX), but night before they changed it to the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-15-2009, 03:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,067
Posted By AquaTX01
no local Manzanita in TX either... :( I just...

no local Manzanita in TX either... :( I just purchased some from ebay last week, havent arrived yet. just search "manzanita" on ebay, and u'll see 3-4 seller selling them for wedding crystal tree...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-14-2009, 05:13 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 15,456
Posted By AquaTX01
"u should give up on plants... dont think it's...

"u should give up on plants... dont think it's working for ya" - my dad :biggrin:
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-14-2009, 05:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 359
Posted By AquaTX01
Hello Trauma, welcome to TPT. no expert here,...

Hello Trauma, welcome to TPT. no expert here, but learned a LOT from these guys here... few pointers.

Tank size: it's up to u, but if I it was me, I'd go w/ the 75! coz almost everyone wants a...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-13-2009, 10:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 445
Posted By AquaTX01
welcome back... :) u'd want around 6500K...

welcome back... :) u'd want around 6500K lighting for your FW setup. and since u'r not planning on using CO2 (for now @least), stick to 2 54w bulbs. that'll make it about a mid+ light tank. ...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-13-2009, 10:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 461
Posted By AquaTX01
hello Richard.... few months here as well. and...

hello Richard.... few months here as well. and yes, I'm an addict. when ever I get a chance, I get on forum... people are just super nice, and very helpful (& knowledgeable). everyone puts in...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-13-2009, 09:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 719
Posted By AquaTX01
... decreased WC was the 1st thing comes to mind...

... decreased WC was the 1st thing comes to mind when read about this filter. and same here, was hoping more had opinion regarding this device. :)





thnx Laura, ur right about WC required...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-13-2009, 02:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 719
Posted By AquaTX01
Question Hi-Q Complete Cycle Filter System. no need for WC?!

sup guys... last night came across this filtering system called Hi-Q Complete Cycle Filter System. Basically they say/claim, and I quote;


"...that provide the growing environment for a third...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-12-2009, 05:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 489
Posted By AquaTX01
...ah, & welcome to TPT! :biggrin:

...ah, & welcome to TPT! :biggrin:
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-12-2009, 05:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 489
Posted By AquaTX01
I'd go w/ 50 gallon (coz it's bigger, & bit...

I'd go w/ 50 gallon (coz it's bigger, & bit taller) & for lighting 3 ft T5 HO. how many lights depending on CO2 or none... g'luck. :)
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-11-2009, 06:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 555
Posted By AquaTX01
hello Alec, 10 gallon be more then enough for a...

hello Alec, 10 gallon be more then enough for a shrimp tank. they're not list fish, so less bio load. u can start w/ Red Cherry Shrimp then move on or add more advanced shrimp like Crystal Red and...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-11-2009, 06:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 720
Posted By AquaTX01
lol... Betta's always a good option for any tank!...

lol... Betta's always a good option for any tank! :D
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-11-2009, 05:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 720
Posted By AquaTX01
like option "One" most.... that way u can utilize...

like option "One" most.... that way u can utilize all ur tank. and have more varieties in ur tanks. :biggrin:
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-11-2009, 05:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 720
Posted By AquaTX01
thnx Funky. yep, I'm growing HC and small clump...

thnx Funky. yep, I'm growing HC and small clump (well unique scape) of mass in there for the little ones... will start a journal nxt week or so... :) thnx ya'll.


ya, n sorry K for hijackin ur...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-11-2009, 05:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 720
Posted By AquaTX01
cool... just ddnt wanna torcher those fish. dont...

cool... just ddnt wanna torcher those fish. dont know much bout them yet (never keept'em). well another que though... I know the CPD wont, but will the RCS have problem breeding?? meaning, will...
Forum: Fish 12-11-2009, 04:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,135
Posted By AquaTX01
I've got 3 in my 55 gallon. think 2 are male, n...

I've got 3 in my 55 gallon. think 2 are male, n one female (or all 3 are male... lol). well 2 of them claimed 2 sides of the tank and constantly pulling and gathering my plants (hate it) :angryfire ...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-11-2009, 04:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 720
Posted By AquaTX01
sup guys... I'm also setting up a 5.5 and had...

sup guys... I'm also setting up a 5.5 and had plan for RCS and 3 CPD?! now getting a bit brave since Church n Laura thinking its OK for more in a 5 gallon. am I pushing it (bein greedy) if try to...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-11-2009, 04:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,038
Posted By AquaTX01
my 55 gallon link on my sig has list of fish......

my 55 gallon link on my sig has list of fish... do have few Ottos, & 2 yo yo loach. n yes, they do run around crazy (ALL DAY!). but never seen them dashing for the top. just all around the tank &...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-11-2009, 03:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,038
Posted By AquaTX01
was thinkin 1/4" (or 5/16" pond) netting. My...

was thinkin 1/4" (or 5/16" pond) netting. My fishes are either smaller or larger then that. and dont think Neons jump, just the Gouramis' im worried abot. so should be fine. & think that size...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-11-2009, 03:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,038
Posted By AquaTX01
hey Laura, is there any other option (e.g....

hey Laura, is there any other option (e.g. netting) that can be used?! I dont like my glass top either... they get water condensation and also gets dirty. I finally took the tops off while changin...
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