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Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-21-2008, 02:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 494
Posted By 24fps
But do they eat algae? That is what the main...

But do they eat algae? That is what the main thing is. I have about 12 in a 10 gallon planted, and they don't seem to do $#!t.
Forum: Tank Journals 02-24-2008, 03:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 833
Posted By 24fps
i agree, you do have too much substrate overall. ...

i agree, you do have too much substrate overall. taking out a cup, or two, may help you achieve your desired hardscape.
Just keep the substrate level along the front edge, uniformly an inch+/-...
Forum: Lighting 02-19-2008, 05:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,784
Posted By 24fps
2x 10,000K 1x CurrentUSA Plant Bulb 1x...

2x 10,000K
1x CurrentUSA Plant Bulb
1x CurrentUSA Actinic
Forum: Lighting 01-08-2008, 03:26 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,895
Posted By 24fps
forddna, I have a 55gal long, 48". I have...

forddna,
I have a 55gal long, 48".
I have 2 of the CurrentUSA Nova Extreme HO T5 2x54W fixtures. 108W per fixture, 216W total. I think the fixtures are great quality, good price, and bright. ...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-07-2008, 11:43 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 35,781
Posted By 24fps
this thread should be updated. it was an amazing...

this thread should be updated. it was an amazing set-up.
I liked the open space on the right, it gives good contrast to the lush blyxa on the left. If anything, just plant the lotus stems to the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-07-2008, 12:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 386
Posted By 24fps
I think it is fine to go from 16 to 13 mm. the...

I think it is fine to go from 16 to 13 mm. the reduction will act as a bottle neck and accelerate the output. you may notice a slight increase in outflow velocity.
Forum: Substrate 01-04-2008, 07:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 422
Posted By 24fps
it is basically an aesthetic choice between...

it is basically an aesthetic choice between eco-complete and flourite.
They both grow all types of plants well...I have EC in my 55gal and Flourite in my 10gal.
If you want a round, uniform black...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 12-31-2007, 11:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 919
Posted By 24fps
10 gallon, 46W CF spirals, 5500K.

10 gallon, 46W CF spirals, 5500K.
Forum: Lighting 12-17-2007, 02:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,811
Posted By 24fps
ummm. yes. it's called dielectric grease. get...

ummm. yes. it's called dielectric grease. get it at your auto parts store.
Forum: Plants 12-16-2007, 06:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,799
Posted By 24fps
My Wisteria all came without the pinnate leaves. ...

My Wisteria all came without the pinnate leaves. It had the broad shaped ones.
I just trimmed it back, and pruned two or three times over a month, and now all the new growth tops are pinnate.
Forum: Plants 12-16-2007, 06:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 470
Posted By 24fps
just cut it about 3", and strip the lower 1" of...

just cut it about 3", and strip the lower 1" of leaves, and plant those. the bare stem, under substrate will automatically root for you. good luck!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-15-2007, 02:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,044
Posted By 24fps
that's good to know! I don't have rams because I...

that's good to know! I don't have rams because I was told that they need soft, warm water. I may add a pair in the future now that I know they don't necessarily need really soft water.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-15-2007, 12:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,044
Posted By 24fps
First consideration should be your water. You...

First consideration should be your water. You want your fish to be happy and in as close to natural conditions as possible. It should be soft and warm (80-83 F). Then, if you can support them,...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-30-2007, 01:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 461
Posted By 24fps
First of all, your tank looks really good! I like...

First of all, your tank looks really good! I like it
1) maybe nestle the mesh down into the substrate about a centimeter, to hide it, and see what happens
2) I would look for a stem plant with a...
Forum: Fish 11-29-2007, 03:15 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,790
Posted By 24fps
I'll tell you what, most people discount the...

I'll tell you what, most people discount the zebra danio as a fish to get the biological cycle in balance, but I love my 6.
I feed them Omega one super color flakes, and they are beautiful. the...
Forum: Fish 11-27-2007, 02:12 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,790
Posted By 24fps
my zebra danios ate the little bit of duckweed...

my zebra danios ate the little bit of duckweed that piggybacked in with some fish from a LFS. it was about the size of a pack of cards in area, and it was gone in about 2 days or less.
Forum: Tank Journals 11-20-2007, 02:35 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 11,394
Posted By 24fps
Dude I am giving you plus one on karma for this...

Dude I am giving you plus one on karma for this post. bravo. It brightened my evening to see 13 wonderful pictures of a new tank being set up.
Thanks for the good laugh. Keep us posted!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-17-2007, 04:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 843
Posted By 24fps
That light that you have looks good. A 27W CF...

That light that you have looks good. A 27W CF (compact fluorescent) on a ten gallon isn't a ton of light, but if your lamp has a good reflector, it will work for now. Too bad you can't go without a...
Forum: Lighting 11-16-2007, 05:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 639
Posted By 24fps
Thanks for the reassurance, guys. It seems bright...

Thanks for the reassurance, guys. It seems bright enough, and the plants are growing, but not pearling. Also, I am getting some algae growth (multiple kinds,) so there must be enough light. I will...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-16-2007, 03:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 714
Posted By 24fps
FWIW, I like my 55 gallon, and didn't have a hard...

FWIW, I like my 55 gallon, and didn't have a hard time doing the hard scape.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-16-2007, 04:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,072
Posted By 24fps
Thumbs up Yeah, and we all know that in the "modern" world,...

Yeah, and we all know that in the "modern" world, anything over one month old can't be any good anymore, right?:tongue:


Thanks, Spypet. There is so much info already on here, why to start...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-16-2007, 02:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,072
Posted By 24fps
I only have one can of food at this time (new...

I only have one can of food at this time (new tank) it is Omega One Super Color. My fish (neons, zebra danios ) love the stuff. they eat it like gang busters, and their colors are amazing. the...
Forum: Lighting 11-16-2007, 02:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 639
Posted By 24fps
Lightbulb Enough Lights for a 55 gallon?

I have a low tech 48"L x 12"D x unkn"H 55 gallon long tank.
No pressurized CO2, HOB bio-wheel filter and a no-name powerhead for current/DIY CO2 diffusion.
When it fills in, it will be a heavily...
Forum: Fish 11-15-2007, 04:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,088
Posted By 24fps
Ditto! meaning either bump up all your tetras to...

Ditto! meaning either bump up all your tetras to a minumum of 5 members each species, as in that is the minimum size shoal (school) you want---5. Or, since they mostly occupy the same space in the...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-15-2007, 04:17 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 11,123
Posted By 24fps
Ok, number 1... AMAZING JOB!!! holy smokes...

Ok, number 1...
AMAZING JOB!!! holy smokes John. you definitely deserve a tank of the month award for that beautiful restoration job to what most would call a tank/stand/canopy ready for the trash...
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