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Forum: Algae   10-29-2015, 07:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,097
Posted By Minsc
Wow, you guys are bringing the knowledge! I...

Wow, you guys are bringing the knowledge!
I glanced over the links briefly, I'll have to go back and digest them in depth soon.

I really like the theory on how BBA relates to the bacterial...
Forum: Algae   10-28-2015, 05:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,097
Posted By Minsc
You are right on, in addition to a bunch of huge...

You are right on, in addition to a bunch of huge water changes, I actually stopped feeding the tank for a bit to let the plants take up any nutrients in the water. I wanted a fresh start for the...
Forum: Tank Journals   10-28-2015, 05:21 PM
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Views: 158,063
Posted By Minsc
I remember watching you set this one up. It makes...

I remember watching you set this one up. It makes me really happy it has gone this long, and is being dismantled because it is time, not a disaster.
Congrats on the epic tank, I hope to see you...
Forum: Algae   10-27-2015, 11:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,097
Posted By Minsc
Ei. 1/2tsp KNO3, 1/16 tsp CSM+B and P2SO4 each,...

Ei. 1/2tsp KNO3, 1/16 tsp CSM+B and P2SO4 each, thrice weekly. Trying to get back into the habit of regular water changes.

When 2/3 of the tank was Limnophila and Crypt forest, those plants took...
Forum: Fish   10-27-2015, 09:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 569
Posted By Minsc
How big of a tank? Are you wanting pairs to...

How big of a tank? Are you wanting pairs to breed? Why not one of each?
Forum: Algae   10-27-2015, 09:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,097
Posted By Minsc
The much requested photos. These rocks were...

The much requested photos. These rocks were soaked in H2O2 just a couple weeks ago.

On the up side, some of the BBA is taking on a reddish tint, which IME means it is unhappy and I'm getting...
Forum: Algae   10-26-2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,097
Posted By Minsc
Thanks for sharing, that is really interesting. I...

Thanks for sharing, that is really interesting. I have a bunch of limnophila aromatica floating around the tank right now. It had been destined for the compost, but I think I will keep it around.

...
Forum: Algae   10-25-2015, 07:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,097
Posted By Minsc
Plant mass is very low right now, I just rebooted...

Plant mass is very low right now, I just rebooted the tank. Which means that right now the substrate, filter and water column are all sparkling clean. It is very true though that I have neglected the...
Forum: Algae   10-24-2015, 09:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,097
Posted By Minsc
Help me finally defeat BBA

My tanks have been plagued with BBA to one extent or another for nearly 10 years now, and I am over it!

Please help me figure out how to eradicate it once and for all!

So, everything I've read...
Forum: Tank Journals   10-24-2015, 06:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 263
Posted By Minsc
This 'scape is new, but this tank has actually...

This 'scape is new, but this tank has actually been established and running for 6 years.
The last 'scape was all Limnophila aromatica and crypts. I was getting really bored and frustrated with it,...
Forum: Tank Journals   10-24-2015, 06:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 263
Posted By Minsc
Thanks! I am going to keep some syngonathus and a...

Thanks! I am going to keep some syngonathus and a bit of Rotala walichii as well, but the fore and mid grounds will be all erio and trithuria. Goais and cinerium have been acquired so far. When the...
Forum: Tank Journals   10-23-2015, 11:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 263
Posted By Minsc
The Erioscape

Here's a blurry teaser shot of something I've been working on. Details to follow.
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium   03-10-2015, 09:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,369
Posted By Minsc
8 months later.... ...

8 months later....

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q202/SSiska/112_zpsixuuczwf.jpg
Forum: Plants   10-09-2014, 04:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 362
Posted By Minsc
You are spot on, that would be a great plant! My...

You are spot on, that would be a great plant! My only issue is that I have used it many times in the past, and was hoping for something new to me. I may very well go with the Lobelia.

Any other...
Forum: Plants   10-08-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 362
Posted By Minsc
Suggestions for mid ground plant

Hello all,
I'm trying to fill out the mid ground of my tank, and I'm looking for suggestions.

I love Blyxa japonica, but I simply can't get the stuff to root in my tank. Maybe it is the...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium   07-08-2014, 11:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,369
Posted By Minsc
Lol, they aren't very impressive right now, are...

Lol, they aren't very impressive right now, are they?
Everything is starting to clear up nicely (a bunch of water changes helped), and my poor little formerly submersed plants are trying to pick...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium   07-07-2014, 05:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,369
Posted By Minsc
The LFS had named him Freedom, so I will go with...

The LFS had named him Freedom, so I will go with that until my 3 year old decides otherwise. I'm not sure where my LFS gets their bettas, but they are an awesome store, and are happy to spend time...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium   07-07-2014, 01:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,369
Posted By Minsc
And... the tank is live:) ABS risers were put...

And... the tank is live:) ABS risers were put under the planters, a custom spraybar was fabricated, and the plants have been planted!

Filter hidden behind hardscape, and custom spraybar...
Forum: Equipment   07-03-2014, 12:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 807
Posted By Minsc
I would have gotten a tank larger than my 40br....

I would have gotten a tank larger than my 40br. Lighting solutions are easier to find for 4ft tanks, and plants grow to the top way too quickly.

I also wish that cheap inline diffusers had been...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium   07-01-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,369
Posted By Minsc
On the positive side, a piece of wood I put some...

On the positive side, a piece of wood I put some anubias on oh so long ago has secretly turned into an awesome center price for the water section of the riparium....
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium   07-01-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,369
Posted By Minsc
Update: I think I really nailed that "rescape in...

Update: I think I really nailed that "rescape in progress" look.
What do you think;)
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q202/SSiska/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps5fbc08b2.jpg...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium   07-01-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,369
Posted By Minsc
The rocks I use are basalt and other lava rocks,...

The rocks I use are basalt and other lava rocks, and have proven to be pH neutral. However, after playing around with the rock wall, it wasn't producing quite the results I was hoping for. I'm...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium   06-27-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,369
Posted By Minsc
Cool idea. I'm going to file that one away for...

Cool idea. I'm going to file that one away for future use.



If there is no down side to a suction cup failure, I don't actually mind using them. But in this situation, I would prefer to never...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium   06-27-2014, 03:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,369
Posted By Minsc
The planters are from a pond store, and fit my...

The planters are from a pond store, and fit my criteria of extremely inexpensive. Luckily, the row of 4 fits across my tank perfectly, and they zip tie together really easily. Plan A is to place them...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium   06-26-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,369
Posted By Minsc
First step, remove fauna. The remaining...

First step, remove fauna. The remaining microrasboras should be alright in my high tech 40, and the shrimp are going to a new owner.

Next step, I try a bit different of an approach to planters....
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