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Forum: Lighting   03-01-2015, 11:02 PM
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Posted By ftwchopper
Im running a double bulb 24" t5 fixture with...

Im running a double bulb 24" t5 fixture with pressurized co2 on a 29 gallon tank with excellent plant growth but my electric bill is out of control.Which finnex fixture would give me the same amount...
Forum: Fish   06-28-2014, 11:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,363
Posted By ftwchopper
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Forum: Fish   06-26-2014, 11:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,363
Posted By ftwchopper
Rare Tiger Stripe SIlver Dollar (Mytennis fasciatus)

I just purchased a six pack of Tiger stripe silver dollars.Ive been reading that these fish are fairly rare and go for big money.Does anyone know just how rare they really are? Im keeping them in a...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   06-02-2014, 02:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,079
Posted By ftwchopper
At least its free shipping..

At least its free shipping..
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   05-08-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,097
Posted By ftwchopper
suesswassertang and floating plants to remove...

suesswassertang and floating plants to remove nitrates.Dwf water lettuce,amazon frog bit and water sprite work well...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   05-08-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 721
Posted By ftwchopper
I would think the box filter would be better at...

I would think the box filter would be better at mechanical filtration and the sponge filter better at biological filtration.It would also depend on what kind of media you plan to put in the box...
Forum: Fish   04-05-2014, 01:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,142
Posted By ftwchopper
Connecticut and Massachusetts also illegal....

Connecticut and Massachusetts also illegal....
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   03-23-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 542
Posted By ftwchopper
Badis Badis or celestial pearl danios would make...

Badis Badis or celestial pearl danios would make a nice addition.....
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   03-06-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,064
Posted By ftwchopper
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Simple siphons can be used and are very...
Forum: Equipment   02-23-2014, 12:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 484
Posted By ftwchopper
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The top left tank is drilled with a bulkhead fitting and...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   02-22-2014, 02:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 749
Posted By ftwchopper
Any sources for Styrofoam liners for the 7x7x6...

Any sources for Styrofoam liners for the 7x7x6 boxes?? I know I can cut larger sheets to fit but its just a pain...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-28-2014, 12:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 839
Posted By ftwchopper
They have them at my LFS in stock all the time...

They have them at my LFS in stock all the time for $3.99 each...also some really nice scarlet badis...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   01-24-2014, 01:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 836
Posted By ftwchopper
I don't do any water changes till its fully...

I don't do any water changes till its fully cycled,then I do a 100% water change with Ro to remove the nitrates.Load it up with plants and your good to go...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   01-03-2014, 01:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 950
Posted By ftwchopper
x2 on floating plants..giant duck weed,amazon...

x2 on floating plants..giant duck weed,amazon frogbit or watersprite are all good choices..
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   12-25-2013, 09:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,116
Posted By ftwchopper
I found a metaframe 20 high in someones yard with...

I found a metaframe 20 high in someones yard with a free sign on it.A buffing wheel and some chrome polish and it looks like new.Havnt tried putting water in it yet.
I also have an supreme danner...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   12-22-2013, 06:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 399
Posted By ftwchopper
Yes 40ppm...Tap water tests zero using an RO...

Yes 40ppm...Tap water tests zero using an RO system....The floaters are growing good,as a matter of fact all the plants grow well in this system.Im using double bulb 40 watt shop lights.Im starting...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   12-22-2013, 03:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 399
Posted By ftwchopper
Nitrates from Indian almond leaf ?

I have a shrimp rack that consists of 8 ten gallon tanks that are drilled with standpipes.Total gallons about 70.I do a ten gallon water change once a week but still my nitrates are .40 or above at...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   12-22-2013, 03:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 512
Posted By ftwchopper
Little spring hoppers..nothing to worry about...

Little spring hoppers..nothing to worry about...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   12-16-2013, 09:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 969
Posted By ftwchopper
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?p...

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?p=2622418
Forum: Algae   12-15-2013, 09:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 928
Posted By ftwchopper
Looks like a good pizza topping....

Looks like a good pizza topping....
Forum: Equipment   12-13-2013, 03:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,282
Posted By ftwchopper
It also depends on the ambient temperature of the...

It also depends on the ambient temperature of the room...I tend to use two heaters that are 25-50 watts less than what I need to heat the tank(ex 55gallon tank=2 100 watt heaters) I set the first...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   12-10-2013, 12:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,565
Posted By ftwchopper
http://aquatop.com/Aquarium_Fish_Tank.html ...

http://aquatop.com/Aquarium_Fish_Tank.html

These are really nice little tanks that come with the filter and a decent LED light setup
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   12-03-2013, 05:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 373
Posted By ftwchopper
Thanks very much for the info...

Thanks very much for the info...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   12-03-2013, 04:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 373
Posted By ftwchopper
Mr Aqua tanks

Im contemplating buying and setting up a small reef tank.All the rest of my tanks are planted or shrimp tanks.Drilling glass tanks has been the norm for me and adding a sump.Im just wondering if I...
Forum: Lighting   12-01-2013, 10:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,344
Posted By ftwchopper
Who has these for sale at $28 ?

Who has these for sale at $28 ?
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