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Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-14-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By detroit_fan
Thanks, I'll go with the aquaclear 20

Thanks, I'll go with the aquaclear 20
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-14-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 270
Posted By detroit_fan
Aquaclear or sponge filter for 10 gallon shrimp tank?

I've always ran AQ's on my FW tanks, but this will be my first shrimp only tank. I want to breed some RCS. Tank will be 10 gallons. It seems like the spnge would take up tank space, while the AQ...
Forum: Lighting 09-25-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 164
Posted By detroit_fan
thanks guys, i appreciate it

thanks guys, i appreciate it
Forum: Lighting 09-25-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 164
Posted By detroit_fan
How often to change T8 bulb and photoperiod?

I have a single T8 (life-glo) bulb on my 20 gallon tank. It's on for 8 hours a day, how often should I be changing that bulb out?

Also, do you think i can bump it up to 9 hours a day for more...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-09-2013, 07:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 273
Posted By detroit_fan
sumps are very easy to make yourself using an...

sumps are very easy to make yourself using an aquarium, i'd really consider doing it yourself. all you need is some glass or plexi-glass, some silicone, and that's about it. a 75 gallon tank is 48 x...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-05-2013, 11:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 489
Posted By detroit_fan
yeah they are expensive, i just had them left...

yeah they are expensive, i just had them left over form when i ran reef tanks so i put one in the new planted tank. i actually had 2 of the mp10's and 2 of the mp40's on my reef tank, tunze and...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-05-2013, 09:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 489
Posted By detroit_fan
i came over from reef tanks too and i am...

i came over from reef tanks too and i am currently using a vortech mp10w on my 20 long.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-04-2013, 10:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,551
Posted By detroit_fan
My wife is from Nashville and her family still...

My wife is from Nashville and her family still lives there, we go down once or twice a year so I will check out Aquatic Critter. Heading down december 26th actually.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-04-2013, 08:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 543
Posted By detroit_fan
neons like horizontal room to swim, i don't think...

neons like horizontal room to swim, i don't think putting them in a 5 gallon would be a very good choice.

how about a betta? or maybe a few chili rasboras, i've read of peopel doing 5 gallon tanks...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-03-2013, 07:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,551
Posted By detroit_fan
i see, the reason i was asking is that in all my...

i see, the reason i was asking is that in all my years of saltwater reef keeping the goal was always to find great LFS. we have reefers that will drive 5 hours to get to a good LFS. i like being able...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-03-2013, 06:23 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,551
Posted By detroit_fan
Just out of curiosity, where do seasoned...

Just out of curiosity, where do seasoned aquarists get their fish and plants if not at a lfs?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-01-2013, 04:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 456
Posted By detroit_fan
yeah they are pretty big. i tried to get bigger...

yeah they are pretty big. i tried to get bigger plants since i expect growth to be slow.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-01-2013, 04:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 869
Posted By detroit_fan
i've drilled holes in pvc for a similar reason,...

i've drilled holes in pvc for a similar reason, worked well. what is the brand/model of the pump? do you have a pic of the set up?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-01-2013, 02:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 456
Posted By detroit_fan
Thanks for the tips. I wasn't sure if i shoudl...

Thanks for the tips. I wasn't sure if i shoudl put the tabs in before i completed the cycle, but i will put them in tomorrow. I'm in monroe, about halfway between Detroit and Toledo along I-75. Are...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-01-2013, 01:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 869
Posted By detroit_fan
not sure how your pump is set up, but when i ran...

not sure how your pump is set up, but when i ran SW tanks and used sumps i would sometimes use a pre-filter sponge to cover the pump inlet. is that a possibility for you?

I loved making sumps, it...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-30-2013, 11:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 456
Posted By detroit_fan
i don't think i have a jungle val:confused: ...

i don't think i have a jungle val:confused:

the ones in front are dwarf sag, anubias nana, and anubias hastifolia
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-30-2013, 10:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 456
Posted By detroit_fan
I decided i wanted a few more plants so i drove...

I decided i wanted a few more plants so i drove an hour back to the LFS and picked up some more. I added another anubias hastifolia, an anubias nana, and a cryptocoryne lutea. I also added several...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-29-2013, 11:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 456
Posted By detroit_fan
Just planted my first tank, thoughts and advice from here ( pics)

I had to give up my 300 gallon saltwater reef tank due to my 2 & 3 year olds and not having enough time to care for it, so i set this tank up to fill my "fish addiction".

Tank is 20L, light is...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-19-2012, 07:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,091
Posted By detroit_fan
If you go HOB I would suggest Aquaclear....

If you go HOB I would suggest Aquaclear. Excellence filters and if you check reviews you will see almost everyone loves them for HOB
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-19-2012, 06:31 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 221
Posted By detroit_fan
My cycling numbers, everything doing ok?

I set up a new 20 gallon long and just wanted to make sure the cycling numbers are doing what they are supposed to. I bought one of the "active" filters form angels plus to speed things up, not sure...
Forum: Lighting 09-19-2012, 03:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 331
Posted By detroit_fan
Anyone used these moonlights?

Just curious if anyone has used these moonlights-

http://www.drsfostersmith.com/Product/prod_display.cfm?pcatid=23518

They are the Current USA TrueLumen LED Lunar Lights. Was thinking about...
Forum: Substrate 09-18-2012, 08:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 327
Posted By detroit_fan
How deep should my substrate be?

I set up a 20 long and it was recommended that I use 3 bags of eco-complete. from the research i did this was supposed to give me about 3", but it's actually more like 4".

since the 20L is only...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-17-2012, 09:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,311
Posted By detroit_fan
Gotcha, that was what i figured. i use to do that...

Gotcha, that was what i figured. i use to do that for my saltwater stores too, drive around all day going to all different ones and just seeing what they had.
Forum: Equipment 09-17-2012, 07:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,992
Posted By detroit_fan
oh yeah, i can understand how expensive it could...

oh yeah, i can understand how expensive it could get running many tanks. luckily with my SW system i was able to plumb everything together, so even though i had several tanks and several hundreds of...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-17-2012, 06:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,311
Posted By detroit_fan
ok thanks. coming from saltwater i am use to...

ok thanks. coming from saltwater i am use to places quarantining for 2 weeks before selling, but i'm guessing that isn't the normal procedure for FW fish is it?
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