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Forum: Aquascaping 07-30-2015, 07:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 260
Posted By thedudeabides
Quick question about the website. In the entry...

Quick question about the website. In the entry guidelines it say the judges select a "best in show" and a "most innovative" award each year. Is there a way to see who won these awards on the...
Forum: Plants 07-29-2015, 05:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 166
Posted By thedudeabides
Is the growth going to be all that noticeable...

Is the growth going to be all that noticeable with such slow growers.

Bump:

Yes you grow them with just the soil wet and cover the tank to create high humidity.
Forum: Plants 07-29-2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 166
Posted By thedudeabides
Dry start method on epipthytes

Has anyone out there tried to grow anubias, java fern, bolbitus, hygrophila pinnatifida, or even mosses onto rocks using the dry start method? Would there be any benifit from doing this?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-29-2015, 01:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 508
Posted By thedudeabides
I do not consider myself an expert by any means...

I do not consider myself an expert by any means but I would say mound the soil more in the back to create a sense of depth. I would also agree that more hardscape items would add interest.
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 07-28-2015, 05:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 555
Posted By thedudeabides
Nice start! I would suggest using more rocks on...

Nice start! I would suggest using more rocks on the left of the waterfall to make a gradual slope, would look more natural IMO
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 07-22-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 552
Posted By thedudeabides
There is a huge nursery about 1.5 hrs from where...

There is a huge nursery about 1.5 hrs from where I live that I originally was going to go to before I found the place I went to which is 5 mins out of the way on my drive to work. Maybe I will make...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 07-16-2015, 05:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 552
Posted By thedudeabides
Any suggestions on some ferns that would work?

Any suggestions on some ferns that would work?
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 07-14-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 552
Posted By thedudeabides
From what I was reading all those plants will do...

From what I was reading all those plants will do well in a terrarium. I am aware I will have to do a good bit of trimming to keep it managable. Also might have to move some things around eventually...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 07-13-2015, 12:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 552
Posted By thedudeabides
Desktop Terrarium.

I was in Michaels with the family and saw a small glass bowl that I wanted to make into a desktop terrarium for work.

http://i1268.photobucket.com/albums/jj564/markl22/IMG_0200_zpsnlkdefqw.jpg...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-06-2015, 03:44 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,767
Posted By thedudeabides
You keep mantioning that the fish seem more...

You keep mantioning that the fish seem more active with this set up as a sign it is working. Could it be something other than water quality that is causing this, such as the increase of floating...
Forum: Fish 06-16-2015, 03:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 494
Posted By thedudeabides
I like both but have leaned towards Kuhlis...

I like both but have leaned towards Kuhlis lately. As said before get at least 8 of them and you will see them all the time. I love the look of them snaking through dense vegitation.

Also is...
Forum: Fish 06-15-2015, 03:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 327
Posted By thedudeabides
Get some big swordplants or lilies, when you see...

Get some big swordplants or lilies, when you see them hunt you will be glad you did.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-11-2015, 03:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 470
Posted By thedudeabides
I've kept CPO's with ammanos and ramshorns no...

I've kept CPO's with ammanos and ramshorns no problem. If you provide some floating plants of tall driftwood the ammanos will most likely occupy the top while the CPO's stay low.
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 06-09-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 397
Posted By thedudeabides
So I am trying to visulize. Could you just pump...

So I am trying to visulize. Could you just pump the water into another tank above you current one and have that one overflow into the lower tank.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-09-2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 402
Posted By thedudeabides
One thing I would like to point out is that...

One thing I would like to point out is that people ship fish in the mail all the time. The fish might actually be safer and less stressed if put in breather bags in a syrofoam cooler to regulate...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-08-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 982
Posted By thedudeabides
Congo

Congo
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-03-2015, 11:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 697
Posted By thedudeabides
An tank that big as an iwagumi would pose huge...

An tank that big as an iwagumi would pose huge challenges IMO but if your up for it I say go for it!
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 06-03-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,449
Posted By thedudeabides
What kind of frogs are they? It looks good, but...

What kind of frogs are they? It looks good, but my general experience is that frogs typically need about 75% land and toads need about 50-50%. water/ land.[/QUOTE]

That really depends on what...
Forum: Herp (Reptiles and Amphibians) 05-31-2015, 03:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 632
Posted By thedudeabides
Diamondback

Diamondback
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-27-2015, 03:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 665
Posted By thedudeabides
I've never had the problems with them others...

I've never had the problems with them others have. Mine ate BBA! If you do go this rought just make sure to get the proper ratio of males to females.
Forum: Ponds 05-14-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 251
Posted By thedudeabides
Waterfall foam that stays black.

I am making a rock wall for an aquarium and want to use waterfall foam to fix the rocks in place. I am using black lava rock so I want to use a brand that will keep the black color over time. I...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-13-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 399
Posted By thedudeabides
Will do might take me a while as well. I want my...

Will do might take me a while as well. I want my plan to come together by fall. From what I am reading the crabs appreciate soil so I will probably go with some ABG mix in the land section which...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-13-2015, 12:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 229
Posted By thedudeabides
One trick for catching the kuhli's or any other...

One trick for catching the kuhli's or any other little guys is to scoop out the substrate in one corner of the tank and as you drain the water they will go to the depression in the tank. At least...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-12-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,067
Posted By thedudeabides
1. Black ghost knife 2. Khuli loach 3. ...

1. Black ghost knife
2. Khuli loach
3. Blue Gularis killifish

Although hatchetfish are moving up on my list.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-08-2015, 12:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 399
Posted By thedudeabides
Think those are vampire shrimp. Beautiful but...

Think those are vampire shrimp. Beautiful but not what I'm talking about

Bump:

Thanks for the info. I will have them in a set up with a significant water and land portion (the tank is 65g)...
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