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Forum: Plants Today, 04:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 87
Posted By chocological
Yeah, I've read that bolbitis hates to be moved. ...

Yeah, I've read that bolbitis hates to be moved.
The rest of my plants are pretty much thriving.

I wonder if I should just trim away the dying leaves.
Forum: Plants Today, 02:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 87
Posted By chocological
Bolbitis turning brown? Ideas?

In my 55 gallon high tech(ish) tank that I planted last week, I have a rather large clump of bolbitis heudelotii. I've got it tied to my driftwood.
I've got pressurized CO2 running, 8 hr...
Forum: Aquascaping Yesterday, 06:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 451
Posted By chocological
If you buy quality light fixtures, quality CO2...

If you buy quality light fixtures, quality CO2 equipment, quality filter (eheim, etc), it should last you the lifetime of your interest in the hobby, really. Things do break down over time, but...
Forum: Substrate Yesterday, 05:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 162
Posted By chocological
My ADA La Plata sand looks like this too.

My ADA La Plata sand looks like this too.
Forum: Plants Yesterday, 05:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 374
Posted By chocological
I am sure you don't have more light than the sun....

I am sure you don't have more light than the sun. Might be your water paramaters.
Forum: Tank Journals 03-29-2015, 07:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,808
Posted By chocological
Thanks! Good luck. I've subscribed to some 55...

Thanks! Good luck. I've subscribed to some 55 gallon journals. We ought to start a club. :P
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I tested my GH today before lights on, and it was 4dGH. I think I tested wrong last...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-28-2015, 06:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,808
Posted By chocological
Hi all. So today I decided to start tracking my...

Hi all. So today I decided to start tracking my water parameters. Because I am using ADA Aquasoil, I know that there is going to be a leech of ammonia. It's pretty useful to start your bacteria in...
Forum: Plants 03-27-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 117
Posted By chocological
Fast with the right conditions.

Fast with the right conditions.
Forum: Tank Journals 03-27-2015, 05:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,808
Posted By chocological
Yeah I hear scaping 55 gallon tanks is hard....

Yeah I hear scaping 55 gallon tanks is hard. That's why I decided that I needed to work with the height of this tank in my scape. Thanks for the comments! :)
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-27-2015, 05:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 270
Posted By chocological
Can't never get enough Purigen, IMO!

Can't never get enough Purigen, IMO!
Forum: Fish 03-27-2015, 05:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 203
Posted By chocological
Help me feed my fish!

So I am planning on having Rummynose tetras, CPD's and panda corys. Can I get some tips and recommendations on what to feed them to bring out color/heath? :help:
Forum: Aquascaping 03-26-2015, 03:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 451
Posted By chocological
Do you have an inspiration pic? That's a good...

Do you have an inspiration pic? That's a good place to start. Then I can recommend plants, equipment upgrades, etc.
Forum: Tank Journals 03-25-2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,808
Posted By chocological
Now, the big update. I got all of my plants...

Now, the big update.
I got all of my plants yesterday, sourced from fine members of this site and others.
Some of the plants came in a liiiitle ratty. I'm chalking it up to the poor shipping...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-23-2015, 04:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,243
Posted By chocological
Good to see that you did that. I would certainly...

Good to see that you did that. I would certainly be worried.
Now that thing can hold up a truck, lol.
Forum: Equipment 03-21-2015, 06:24 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,136
Posted By chocological
I bought wood and rocks online from other...

I bought wood and rocks online from other hobbyists. Imagine that.
Getting a box of rocks in the mail. Silly, right?
Forum: Tank Journals 03-19-2015, 08:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,808
Posted By chocological
Plug is holding well and there doesn't seem to be...

Plug is holding well and there doesn't seem to be any more pressure leaks. I'm gonna call it patched for now. On to planting!
Forum: Tank Journals 03-18-2015, 11:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,808
Posted By chocological
Yeah, from my understanding, the relief valve on...

Yeah, from my understanding, the relief valve on this regulator (Victor vts253a-1993) is in the second stage. Which is why I thought that the first stage was blown. I went to bed expecting the...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-18-2015, 11:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,808
Posted By chocological
The relief valve is set to 400psi. The leak...

The relief valve is set to 400psi. The leak brought it completely down to 0 from 800 last night. I'm not sure if it leaked out to 400psi and then leaked from somewhere else, or what. All I know is...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-18-2015, 12:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,808
Posted By chocological
Bad news, the regulator is leaking from the...

Bad news, the regulator is leaking from the relief valve. It's a 2 stage regulator, but it seems the first stage (high pressure) is blown. The second stage (low pressure) works just fine. I think...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-17-2015, 05:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,808
Posted By chocological
Guess what came today! ...

Guess what came today!
http://i.imgur.com/Hf4qjFc.jpg

Picked up my CO2 tank, and attached the regulator. I'm beginning the leak test now.

http://i.imgur.com/1woUIWo.jpg

PSI looks good,...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-13-2015, 06:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,243
Posted By chocological
Hmm. I may just get myself a Besta cabinet for...

Hmm.
I may just get myself a Besta cabinet for my 55. Looks great.
Forum: Tank Journals 03-13-2015, 05:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,243
Posted By chocological
I love the sand. Is the Besta shelf gonna be...

I love the sand.
Is the Besta shelf gonna be able to hold the dead weight? The black silicone job is sexy too.
Forum: Tank Journals 03-10-2015, 01:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,808
Posted By chocological
Monster Aquarium in queens. I sourced the rock...

Monster Aquarium in queens. I sourced the rock and wood online though from hobbyists. I'll be sourcing most plants online too.
Forum: Tank Journals 03-09-2015, 11:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,808
Posted By chocological
http://i.imgur.com/kdTbNxg.jpg Trying my hand...

http://i.imgur.com/kdTbNxg.jpg
Trying my hand at improving my photography skills. It came out okay I guess. Trying to get as close as possible to what it really looks like.

This week I'm...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-08-2015, 05:46 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,868
Posted By chocological
The moss growth is great, keep it up!

The moss growth is great, keep it up!
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