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Forum: Lighting 06-18-2012, 10:00 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,457
Posted By Frau Frankenstein
I have a Hydrofarm 2 ft 4 bulb T5 HO fixture...

I have a Hydrofarm 2 ft 4 bulb T5 HO fixture hanging right next to a very nice Catalina T5 HO 4 ft fixture, same tank, same time period, same results, and I think i bought it new 1.5 yrs ago for...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-10-2012, 10:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 391
Posted By Frau Frankenstein
Thanks 2in10 my only issue with the photo is...

Thanks 2in10 my only issue with the photo is the fish were lurking more than schooling, I should nag the other half to get some HD video of it,
FF
Forum: Tank Journals 06-10-2012, 10:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 391
Posted By Frau Frankenstein
220g 25 yr old all glass CL find

Second planted tank

CO2 injected x 10 hrs,
t5 HO x 10 hrs
substrate inert
canister filtration x 2 (total flow 2000 gph)
fertilization via water column
water change 90% every 2 weeks
tank...
Forum: Equipment 01-25-2011, 01:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,022
Posted By Frau Frankenstein
I have a Marinland 220 thats 30" high and 24...

I have a Marinland 220 thats 30" high and 24 inches wide, the only problem I have is getting into and scaping the back portion of the tank, Im 6 ft tall and have long arms, so consider that when...
Forum: Lighting 01-05-2011, 12:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 260
Posted By Frau Frankenstein
honestly you should check out Catalina Aquarium,...

honestly you should check out Catalina Aquarium, http://www.catalinaaquarium.com/store/index.php?cPath=71_190
I got a fixture from them for a tank the same height for about 1/2 the cost, they also...
Forum: Plants 12-29-2010, 11:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 280
Posted By Frau Frankenstein
Any crypt(will melt a bit with transplanting)...

Any crypt(will melt a bit with transplanting) will work, also I have corkscrew vals under a similar light and its outgrown the tank in 4 months. Anubias are great tough little plants too.
If you're...
Forum: DIY 12-20-2010, 09:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 816
Posted By Frau Frankenstein
troubleshooting cerge reactor?

Hi all, I just set up a cerge reactor and I'm having very large bubbles escaping from my outlet hose on an external filter (400gph) my bps is about 4-5. Any thoughts on how to get it to fxn? It works...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-25-2010, 10:35 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 14,460
Posted By Frau Frankenstein
ugg... not the answer Im hoping for, although I...

ugg... not the answer Im hoping for, although I have no angles and a straight shot to walkout basement. No moving company would touch mine either, tried fragile piano movers, antique movers---all the...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-25-2010, 08:21 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 14,460
Posted By Frau Frankenstein
Consigliere... how did you end up moving that...

Consigliere... how did you end up moving that beast into your basement? Ive got heartburn just looking at it. Would love a "primer" on this, since I might be moving a large tank to my basement in...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-25-2010, 09:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 950
Posted By Frau Frankenstein
yea.. Im waiting to do a better scape when my mid...

yea.. Im waiting to do a better scape when my mid ground stems get to the height i want-- you're viewing the "back" side, front side pics didn't turn out, the flash kept bouncing off the glass. Its...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-22-2010, 11:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 950
Posted By Frau Frankenstein
Tuff.... I think they are a version of the...

Tuff.... I think they are a version of the leopard variety corries....only have 2 right now, But they 'school" just fine ive heard from others that they need to school to be healthy but my lfs is...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-22-2010, 01:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 950
Posted By Frau Frankenstein
Oh and can anyone identify the freebe red plant...

Oh and can anyone identify the freebe red plant in the last pic??? it looks like a Rotala magenta, but Im not certian
Thanks
Forum: Tank Journals 08-22-2010, 01:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 950
Posted By Frau Frankenstein
update. New electric blue rams x 2, one bushy...

update. New electric blue rams x 2, one bushy nose pleco, 1 flying fox.
plants are all acclimated nicely and I added some very small lotus in the bottom R corner I hope it starts to get bigger...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-22-2010, 01:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 950
Posted By Frau Frankenstein
http://img205.imageshack.us/img205/5928/bluefish.j...

http://img205.imageshack.us/img205/5928/bluefish.jpg


http://img829.imageshack.us/img829/3253/fisht.jpg

http://img836.imageshack.us/img836/3719/fishtankback.jpg
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Forum: Low Tech Forum 08-08-2010, 10:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,062
Posted By Frau Frankenstein
Update....My driftwood curing for about 21/2...

Update....My driftwood curing for about 21/2 weeks rotted in the backyard, despite the dishwasher sterilization technique x 3. :( Anyway Ive rescaped and added a few plants too but Im disappointed...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 08-03-2010, 12:27 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,636
Posted By Frau Frankenstein
"The white gravel is showing quite a bit of...

"The white gravel is showing quite a bit of dirt/crud build up already"

ugg I hate white gravel, its like having white carpet and 2 toddlers carrying chocolate bars....So awesome when its clean....
Forum: Low Tech Forum 08-03-2010, 02:00 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,636
Posted By Frau Frankenstein
Hmmm. i think so, my low tech 55 gal went through...

Hmmm. i think so, my low tech 55 gal went through that about the same time frame (3 months)-- i had an established bioload, added plants then at a certain point exhausted my bioload and the plants...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-03-2010, 01:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 385
Posted By Frau Frankenstein
The Crypts are gonna melt (IME) EVERY TIME....i...

The Crypts are gonna melt (IME) EVERY TIME....i mean EVERY time I disturb their roots, or runners they melt, except with fert tabs. If you gently plant the runners just under the surface of an area...
Forum: Equipment 08-01-2010, 07:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,268
Posted By Frau Frankenstein
I shall take one for the team!!! I was gonna cut...

I shall take one for the team!!! I was gonna cut them up and layer like 3-4 in one of my trys and give it a go
Forum: Equipment 08-01-2010, 07:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,268
Posted By Frau Frankenstein
Coffee FILTERS???

Hey anybody ever try using the funnel shaped cofffee filters as cheapie water polishers in their canister filter? could it harm my fish? i know they make those unbleached filters and i was tempted...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 08-01-2010, 07:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,062
Posted By Frau Frankenstein
Wow!! Fantastic layout. Plants seem to being...

Wow!! Fantastic layout. Plants seem to being fine. Amazed all is growing well with hard water an limited addition of Co2. This is a rare find so expect plants to go through and adjustment time and...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 08-01-2010, 12:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,062
Posted By Frau Frankenstein
dj its more of a time thing with me.....i just...

dj its more of a time thing with me.....i just sometimes forget to do it early in the am when my kids get up. I never had algae issues until my old t8s burned out and ive replaced with t5nos at...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 08-01-2010, 12:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,062
Posted By Frau Frankenstein
Thanks Old Punk78---Im a 77 myself lol...... that...

Thanks Old Punk78---Im a 77 myself lol...... that would explain why ALL of the plants i got from Drfostersmith clearance sale were a bargain......but maybe in the long run a better purchase could...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 07-31-2010, 04:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,062
Posted By Frau Frankenstein
2 week woes

55 gal update---problems :(
2 weeks since I introduced new low- med light plants and I have some problems.
STATS via quick dip
nitrates< 20
nitrites 0
GH 75-150
KH 80
pH 7.2

Excell every...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-27-2010, 07:51 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,954
Posted By Frau Frankenstein
Hi Misty. Sorry to hear about your tank...

Hi Misty.
Sorry to hear about your tank trouble.. If you are unable to get antibiotics and such in your area quarantine your Molly in that 5 gal you've got and add a little salt like Lauralee...
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