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Forum: Tank Journals 03-29-2013, 05:17 PM
Replies: 473
Views: 70,596
Posted By peter_l
Very nice! I think a road trip is in order if...

Very nice! I think a road trip is in order if you are having visitors.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-29-2013, 01:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 729
Posted By peter_l
Too true. I picked up a used 50 gallon breeder...

Too true. I picked up a used 50 gallon breeder last year. I bought it a night and did not look it over as well as I should. When I got it home and started to clean it up, the glass was so badly...
Forum: Fish 03-11-2013, 12:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 638
Posted By peter_l
Congrats!!! Keep them fed and good luck!

Congrats!!!

Keep them fed and good luck!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-08-2013, 09:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 835
Posted By peter_l
When I see that gunk I think "fry food!"

When I see that gunk I think "fry food!"
Forum: Fish 03-08-2013, 09:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 638
Posted By peter_l
Congrats!! The cories will eat the eggs as...

Congrats!!

The cories will eat the eggs as fast as they can find them, or at least my sterbai do. I have a fry tank that I scrape eggs into if I can get them before the cories. Since you don't...
Forum: Fish 03-08-2013, 08:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 773
Posted By peter_l
I have all three. Here is my opinion: A...

I have all three. Here is my opinion:

A large shoal of Cardinals is the prettiest. I have about 24 in a 75 gallon tank. They don't shoal tightly, rather they kinda swim around each other.
...
Forum: Fish 03-08-2013, 08:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 539
Posted By peter_l
In my experience, no. I love otos and have tried...

In my experience, no. I love otos and have tried to keep them in a variety of different tanks. The only success I have had with them is keeping them in a nearly species only tank.

I think there...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-08-2013, 08:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 361
Posted By peter_l
Will the tank be covered or not? I have gone...

Will the tank be covered or not?

I have gone the el cheapo route on a few of my tanks using $4 clamp lights from the local hardware store with 6500k spiral fluorescents. I really like the look...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-08-2013, 08:14 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,291
Posted By peter_l
Yes! A few hundred cardinals in that tank would...

Yes! A few hundred cardinals in that tank would look amazing.

My most recent great deal was a free, curb find 75 gallon tank two summers ago. This tank has since produced about 100 baby sterbais...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 03-04-2013, 12:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,278
Posted By peter_l
Ha! Ain't it the truth!

Ha! Ain't it the truth!
Forum: Tank Journals 03-02-2013, 03:04 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 39,779
Posted By peter_l
Gabagool! Grandma, is that you?

Gabagool! Grandma, is that you?
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-01-2013, 10:05 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,862
Posted By peter_l
FWIW, I am using Fluval Shrimp Stratum in my 3...

FWIW, I am using Fluval Shrimp Stratum in my 3 gal. cherry shrimp tank. That tank is producing at least 500 shrimp every 3 or 4 months.

I used to keep cherries and tigers in a larger tank with...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-21-2013, 01:39 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,293
Posted By peter_l
That Pemco is fantastic!

That Pemco is fantastic!
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 02-16-2013, 03:40 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 31,385
Posted By peter_l
The substrate is Fluval Shrimp Stratum. The...

The substrate is Fluval Shrimp Stratum.

The plant on the filter intake sponge is cladophora--the same algae that makes up moss balls. I have it in a couple of my tanks. It looks really nice...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 02-15-2013, 11:24 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 31,385
Posted By peter_l
Great thread--there are some beautiful tanks...

Great thread--there are some beautiful tanks here.

Here is my ultra-low tech, low maintenance shrimp tank. It's a 3 gal. Mr. Aqua, soon to be upgraded to a 10x10 cube. I keep it on my desk at...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-27-2012, 06:37 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,293
Posted By peter_l
I love Metaframe tanks. I had a 10 gal. set up...

I love Metaframe tanks. I had a 10 gal. set up for a year or so. it unfortunately cracked last week.

A word of warning. I lost all my shrimp (>500 tiger and cherry shrimp) after moving them to...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 03-11-2011, 08:57 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,395
Posted By peter_l
Love that tank! I have been looking for a...

Love that tank!

I have been looking for a vintage 1.5 gal battery jar for a pico planted tank.

http://ny-image3.etsy.com/il_fullxfull.129755447.jpg
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 03-11-2011, 01:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,188
Posted By peter_l
Your tank looks great! I have not changed...

Your tank looks great!

I have not changed the media in my AquaClears in over three years. I just squeeze the sponges out in tank water every three or four water changes, about once a month.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 03-11-2011, 01:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 905
Posted By peter_l
I should also add that in the 30 years, on and...

I should also add that in the 30 years, on and off, that I have been keeping fish, this is the first new tank I have bought.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 03-11-2011, 01:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 905
Posted By peter_l
Preliminary report: Mr. Aqua 3 gallon low tech tank

Greetings,

I am setting up a very small planted tank on my desk at work. I was planning on de-rimming a standard 2.5, but all that I found had really sloppy silicone work. I am not a fan of...
Forum: Lighting 03-09-2011, 10:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,175
Posted By peter_l
Thanks, larry and redfish! That is exactly the...

Thanks, larry and redfish! That is exactly the info I need.

peter
Forum: Lighting 03-08-2011, 10:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,175
Posted By peter_l
LED desk lamp for pico tank?

Greetings,

I will start by stating that I am accomplished low-tech planted tank keeper. I am more than well versed in fluorescent lighting for planted tanks.

I am setting up a 3 gal. planted...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 06-13-2010, 11:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 599
Posted By peter_l
My favorite low-tech plant lights: If you...

My favorite low-tech plant lights:

If you need bigger lights, you can buy what I think are called brooding lights. They are like the utility lights, but larger with ceramic sockets.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 05-18-2010, 12:21 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,510
Posted By peter_l
You should keep otos in groups of at least 5 or 6...

You should keep otos in groups of at least 5 or 6 for them to thrive.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 05-16-2010, 10:29 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,510
Posted By peter_l
Ditto! I have el-cheapo clamp lights on two...

Ditto!

I have el-cheapo clamp lights on two of my tanks. The plants are doing great and the lighting effect is great!
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