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Forum: Low Tech Forum 10-31-2008, 04:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 741
Posted By Lucky_13
specs are in the first post. the moss is Java...

specs are in the first post. the moss is Java moss. the heater is a Visitherm stealth, i think 150 or 200 watts, can't remember. i got it for my old 45 gallon that i tore down, and its the best...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 10-31-2008, 12:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 741
Posted By Lucky_13
So, My fish lady can't get any type of gudgeon...

So, My fish lady can't get any type of gudgeon right now, but she did manage to get Killies. I can't remember what kind, but they are "chocolate" something. Only $16 a pair! :D

now i have to go...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 10-26-2008, 09:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,980
Posted By Lucky_13
I have always thought that weekly water changes...

I have always thought that weekly water changes (every two weeks with low bio load) is necessary for every tank, regardless of low tech, high tech, low light, high light, whatever. I've always done...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 10-26-2008, 01:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 741
Posted By Lucky_13
20-Long

I went in and pruned it. This will hopefully not require CO2 at all. The plants will be limited to Crypts, Java fern, Java moss, and Anubias when I get some. Right now there is about 25-30 watts,...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-20-2008, 05:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 650
Posted By Lucky_13
Peacock Gudgeon, that's what it was. How would...

Peacock Gudgeon, that's what it was. How would those work?

When ordering from Drfostersmith can you specify sex? I don't really feel comfortable ordering fish, especially since its fall here and...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-20-2008, 03:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 650
Posted By Lucky_13
The tetras were acclimated by the fish store,...

The tetras were acclimated by the fish store, they have the exact same water as i do. She keeps a lot of nice fish in our water. I guess i'm looking for a centerpiece fish, or a pair, but not...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-20-2008, 01:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 650
Posted By Lucky_13
I do have hard water, about 8pH. I've never...

I do have hard water, about 8pH. I've never heard of a garras...

I just looked it up, they are algae eaters, sucker-mouthed barbs. not for me :/ I don't want anything to compete with my shrimp,...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-20-2008, 01:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 650
Posted By Lucky_13
I don't know anything about cichlids. What would...

I don't know anything about cichlids. What would be something undemanding and peaceful and not terribly expensive? I was also thinking Khuli loaches are adorable, but I don't think i'd see them...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-20-2008, 12:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 650
Posted By Lucky_13
I don't think I want two schools of fish, I think...

I don't think I want two schools of fish, I think having danios would compete with the tetras and be too confusing. I don't want anything that's hard to keep or picky. I just don't have the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-19-2008, 06:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 650
Posted By Lucky_13
Stocking suggestions?

I have a 20 gallon long planted tank. Its low-tech, only crypts, java fern and java moss in it. So far I have a school of 9 ember tetras and a 2" long vampire shrimp (giant blue fan shrimp)

It...
Forum: Substrate 09-30-2007, 12:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 901
Posted By Lucky_13
i don't think you understand. i have LARGE pea...

i don't think you understand. i have LARGE pea gravel as substrate. it said on the bag it was 3/8" but its more like 1/2 to 3/4" its bigger than some of my fish (ember tetras) it doesn't make the...
Forum: Substrate 09-24-2007, 06:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 901
Posted By Lucky_13
peat moss as substrate?

i have a 20g long that is home to a checkerboard cichlid (just a male right now, i'm waiting for a female to come in) 16 ember tetras, and a blue fan shrimp. i do water changes with peat moss tea. ...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-17-2007, 06:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 432
Posted By Lucky_13
i used to have some red ozelot swords. they were...

i used to have some red ozelot swords. they were planted in straight large-grain sand, no root ferts whatsoever. i dosed liquid ferts and they grew quite nicely. under 40 watts in a 20 long tank,...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-17-2007, 01:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 249
Posted By Lucky_13
my 20g long... $25 for a standard...

my 20g long...

$25 for a standard black-trimmed 20 long at petsmart
$3 for sand substrate
$8 for a 48" shop light
$24 for two 48" T5 6000k Verilux bulbs
$5 for DIY CO2 (diffused with a...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 06-17-2007, 01:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,398
Posted By Lucky_13
this is the only new one ...

this is the only new one

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v65/Celeste_Eden/fish%20and%20aquariums/SANY0353.jpg
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-16-2007, 02:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,364
Posted By Lucky_13
i have a 36" long 45g tank and the center brace...

i have a 36" long 45g tank and the center brace was broken when i bought it used. i cut it out, but there wasn't enough of the old brace left to attach a piece of acrylic or glass to replace the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-14-2007, 01:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 460
Posted By Lucky_13
and Rex is awesome :D

and Rex is awesome :D
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-13-2007, 01:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,364
Posted By Lucky_13
you could replace the brace with a clear piece of...

you could replace the brace with a clear piece of plexiglass. i've seen it done online several times. if your using one long bank of lights, it keeps the brace from casting a shadow and giving you...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 06-12-2007, 02:27 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,537
Posted By Lucky_13
i collect junk...i have way too much crap laying...

i collect junk...i have way too much crap laying around.

seriously though, i don't have any other true collections, but my other hobbies include writing fantasy stories/novels, drawing/painting,...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-12-2007, 02:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 556
Posted By Lucky_13
i just don't understand why you have to roll the...

i just don't understand why you have to roll the soil into a ball? why can't you just put a layer in the bottom?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-12-2007, 02:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 426
Posted By Lucky_13
a friend :p

a friend :p
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-12-2007, 01:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 556
Posted By Lucky_13
i was thinking of doing something like it, but on...

i was thinking of doing something like it, but on a bigger scale outdoors. i have some rotala rotundifolia and sunset hygro that won't have a home after i move, i was thinking of throwing them into...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-12-2007, 01:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 556
Posted By Lucky_13
Wabi-kusa?

what is a wabi-kusa, exactly? from what i've seen, its a small bowl with emersed plants, but i'm sure where's more to it than that. anyone?
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 06-08-2007, 04:41 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,728
Posted By Lucky_13
i use unscented, non-clumping cat litter under a...

i use unscented, non-clumping cat litter under a layer of large-grain sand for my plant substrate. it works great, and its super cheap.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 06-02-2007, 04:52 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,728
Posted By Lucky_13
awesome woodworking, looks much, MUCH better than...

awesome woodworking, looks much, MUCH better than mine (but i didn't have proper power tools!) but i agree that it looks top heavy. i would lift up the base to add some more bulk on the bottom, and...
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