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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   09-12-2016, 06:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 239
Posted By MikeS
Thanks, will look them up. Tank this size, so...

Thanks, will look them up. Tank this size, so many possibilities, not sure what t do lol
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   09-12-2016, 05:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 239
Posted By MikeS
Question North American Native Fish?

Was thinking of doing a native North American fish tank. I currently have an empty 210 gallon (72 x 24 x 27 I think). What exactly do I need equipment wise? What fish would be good, and quantity? ...
Forum: Tank Journals   09-12-2016, 05:17 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,129
Posted By MikeS
This is amazing. Never even thought about doing...

This is amazing. Never even thought about doing something like this. Love the DIY
Forum: DIY   03-22-2016, 10:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 350
Posted By MikeS
Question 210 gal background HELP

Since I am going to get into this hobby again, I am doing it right! I still have my 210 gal tank, and it always has been great with room for hardscapes, etc. So I have decided that I want this this...
Forum: Tank Journals   03-15-2016, 02:18 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 15,734
Posted By MikeS
For BBA, I usually double dose the excel. ...

For BBA, I usually double dose the excel. Sometime other plants may melt just a little, but since i treat the entire tank, I don't miss any. In my last set up, I hate true siamese algae eating...
Forum: Lighting   03-14-2016, 05:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 637
Posted By MikeS
I am following this, cause I have a 72" long tank...

I am following this, cause I have a 72" long tank as well (210 g). LED lights on a stand are basically impossible to find, or are $$$. I was thinking of putting a shelf above, and having a couple...
Forum: Substrate   03-14-2016, 04:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 250
Posted By MikeS
Question How much and what - 210 gal tank

I have a 210 gal tank (base 72" x 24"). I have played with planted tanks before, so know a little, but redoing whole tank due to neglect, and all of life's other challenges. I used...
Forum: Tank Journals   06-03-2013, 11:16 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,340
Posted By MikeS
The substrate is from aquariumplants.com. I used...

The substrate is from aquariumplants.com. I used 3 five gallon buckets worth. So much cheaper than going with some of the other stuff, especially in a big tank. They only had this color when I got...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-02-2013, 10:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 535
Posted By MikeS
I know, normally I don't do that, but my 3 yr old...

I know, normally I don't do that, but my 3 yr old is all of a sudden into the tank, and we were up much later than normal.

As for what to do with them if they make it, I haven't a clue. I will...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-02-2013, 04:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 535
Posted By MikeS
Talking Bristlenose Plecos Breeded (I think)

We got home and all the lights were off, so I took a small flashlight to show my son how some fish sleep, and some are awake, and the snail,etc. Well, we have several baby plecos. They may be 1/4...
Forum: Tank Journals   06-01-2013, 02:59 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,340
Posted By MikeS
Bored....changed things. Also added 20 more...

Bored....changed things. Also added 20 more rummy nose, 3 Siamese algae eaters, and an orange dwarf crayfish. Will be looking for more, different plants soon to add.
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Forum: Tank Journals   05-13-2013, 05:41 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,340
Posted By MikeS
I have one plant in the skull growing out the top...

I have one plant in the skull growing out the top hole, and looks like there is at least one leaf trying to make its way through an eye.
Forum: Tank Journals   05-09-2013, 06:47 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 44,685
Posted By MikeS
BEAUTIFUL tank!!!!!!! As far as the bush...

BEAUTIFUL tank!!!!!!!

As far as the bush fish, rummy nose are probably out of the question, right? I had mine with datnoids, so most fish were out of the question. lol
Forum: Fish   05-09-2013, 06:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,668
Posted By MikeS
It has been a while, and I have made some...

It has been a while, and I have made some changes. Here is the latest layout. Now the skulls are not bright, with algae and whatnot on them, so the have that look of being there a long time and...
Forum: Tank Journals   05-09-2013, 06:16 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,340
Posted By MikeS
OK, here are some from right now. forgive me, I...

OK, here are some from right now. forgive me, I used my phone, not my normal camera.

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l295/msheaffer02/IMG_20130509_110434_318_zps2ba89618.jpg
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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-09-2013, 06:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 596
Posted By MikeS
Here is a pic of the sub in my hand, and I am not...

Here is a pic of the sub in my hand, and I am not a big guy. No way a camera is going on there.

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l295/msheaffer02/IMG_20130509_110237_122_zps00bafa6a.jpg
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-09-2013, 05:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 596
Posted By MikeS
Thumbs up Air Hogs RC Sub

So being a giant kid, and also using my 3 yr old to help argue, got the wife to agree to pick one up. Only at toys r us, normally $41, and marked down to $30. Looked on youtube for a review, and...
Forum: Tank Journals   05-09-2013, 04:12 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,340
Posted By MikeS
It has been a while, and I have made some...

It has been a while, and I have made some changes. Here is the latest layout. This is a month or so ago. I will have to get better pics. Now the skulls are not bright, with algae and whatnot on...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-08-2013, 09:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,192
Posted By MikeS
Hmm..... Yes, slowly coming in finally...

Hmm.....



Yes, slowly coming in finally after some BBA/Excel hits and a slow acclimation to the tank.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-08-2013, 07:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,192
Posted By MikeS
Need idea help!!! temple/mayan/indiana jones tank

Right now, this is what the tank looks like. I have moss planted near the skulls, so hopefully it will take to it. They will also darken some, just like the croc. Just noticed that the pic really...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-08-2013, 07:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,697
Posted By MikeS
Awesome!! They will darken, just like...

Awesome!!



They will darken, just like the croc one did. I have java moss near both, hoping that it will take to it.

Have an idea, of course it would mean rescaping the tank, and will post...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-07-2013, 07:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,697
Posted By MikeS
Right now, we shall see how it looks after while....

Right now, we shall see how it looks after while. Both primate skulls are by moss, so hoping the overgrow onto them. The rainbow shark has already made one his home.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-07-2013, 03:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,187
Posted By MikeS
BN plecos are great in planted tanks. Not sure...

BN plecos are great in planted tanks. Not sure why you don't want them in with them.
Forum: Tank Journals   02-06-2013, 01:29 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,340
Posted By MikeS
Right after adding my first live plant in an old...

Right after adding my first live plant in an old aquarium years ago, I vowed I would always use "real" decor. No fake wood, ships, rocks, anything. You could always tell they were fake, and for...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-06-2013, 01:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,697
Posted By MikeS
Added FAKE decor in tank! lol

Right after adding my first live plant in an old aquarium years ago, I vowed I would always use "real" decor. No fake wood, ships, rocks, anything. You could always tell they were fake, and for me,...
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