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Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 04-05-2008, 01:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,358
Posted By Safado
These are kind of old pics of my nano and pico. ...

These are kind of old pics of my nano and pico. I keep it on the shelf in front of a window. No lights, no ferts, other than about once a week I will drop in a few "Crab Bites" for the snails. The...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 09-12-2006, 06:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,304
Posted By Safado
Thank you. The Pico especially gets ZERO...

Thank you. The Pico especially gets ZERO attention. I had to put that much substrate in it to get the plant above the rim. At the time the plant was a lot smaller. I suppose by the time I need to...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 09-08-2006, 04:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,304
Posted By Safado
This is the pick that shows the algae in...

This is the pick that shows the algae in question:

http://www.jacobgoodrich.com/Pico/3/3.JPG (http://www.jacobgoodrich.com/Pico/2/3.JPG)
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 09-08-2006, 04:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,304
Posted By Safado
Everything grows slowly in these tanks. I...

Everything grows slowly in these tanks. I haven't cleaned anything out of the one gallon for over a month, and the only sign of it is the small piece (smaller than a RCS). I use an old tooth brush...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 09-07-2006, 01:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,304
Posted By Safado
They seem to be doing well, though they haven't...

They seem to be doing well, though they haven't yet bred. The temperatures of the air fluctuate from 65-95, though the water would not swing to either extreme I don't think.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 09-07-2006, 05:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,304
Posted By Safado
My Nano and Pico (56k warning)

So the pico doesn't really count, since it is just an emerged plant, two shrimp, and some algae. Here are some pics. They should pop to HUGE so click wisely. As for the nano. It is one gallon. I...
Forum: Substrate 06-16-2006, 04:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,151
Posted By Safado
The white sand will show waste very quickly. For...

The white sand will show waste very quickly. For just this reason I did 75% white 25% black sand mix. The black sand was bought by a friend from a sand blaster for about the same price as the home...
Forum: Substrate 05-20-2006, 12:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,151
Posted By Safado
I have had the same in a Cichlid tank for a few...

I have had the same in a Cichlid tank for a few months, and the fish love it.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 05-20-2006, 12:46 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,875
Posted By Safado
I second the motion. Do I hear a third?

I second the motion. Do I hear a third?
Forum: Low Tech Forum 05-16-2006, 07:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,933
Posted By Safado
Agreed. I have had a one gallon jar with Flourite...

Agreed. I have had a one gallon jar with Flourite as substrate, no light, and no dosing, or feeding. I currently have three CRS, one Scud (I think it is still in there) and about ten Ramshorns. I...
Forum: AquaticMagic 04-18-2006, 12:19 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,381
Posted By Safado
I got mine today. Perfect shape! I was...

I got mine today. Perfect shape! I was surprised at how well they travelled, but not surprised by the care he took to pack them!
Forum: Plants 04-02-2006, 06:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 550
Posted By Safado
I think this is a great idea. I also found a...

I think this is a great idea. I also found a great site, while looking for something different. Does anyone know if the owner is on this forum? They had a link to this site in one of the pages. ...
Forum: Lighting 04-02-2006, 03:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,484
Posted By Safado
2 regular fluorescence units from home depot +...

2 regular fluorescence units from home depot + the materials to make a ghetto open hood = about 1.75/gallon or just over 2.00 after I over drove one of the units. I estimated a total of about 200...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-01-2006, 01:11 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,102
Posted By Safado
That was pretty funny... "can you guys...

That was pretty funny...

"can you guys help...I don't like that answer. Can someone, who doesn't know anything help me."
Forum: Substrate 03-31-2006, 01:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 975
Posted By Safado
I found a good website: ...

I found a good website:
http://soils.usda.gov/education/resources/k_12/lessons/color/

In addition to red, Iron can also cause the soils to turn yellow, or gray. So while Iron does affect the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-31-2006, 05:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 370
Posted By Safado
Is it really that important that the rock is not...

Is it really that important that the rock is not inert? With the acid test we are testing for Carbonates right? I personally use "Utah Lace Rock" in my tanks. Yes, it makes the water a little more...
Forum: Substrate 03-31-2006, 04:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 975
Posted By Safado
Thanks! Both are good examples of non red, but...

Thanks! Both are good examples of non red, but Iron rich materials.
Forum: Substrate 03-31-2006, 04:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 975
Posted By Safado
Come on guys, It is a pretty legit question. Yes...

Come on guys, It is a pretty legit question. Yes there are other reasons for a substrate to be red, but as iron oxidizes it does turn reddish (rust) colored. So I don't think it is just chance that...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-15-2006, 01:01 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,176
Posted By Safado
I did, but from other posts it seems you have...

I did, but from other posts it seems you have found what I did to not be helpful. You may have a needle valve even more deffective than others.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-06-2006, 03:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 375
Posted By Safado
It looks like a caddis fly ...

It looks like a caddis fly (http://www.schoolsliaison.org.uk/woodgate/streamhabitat/streamhabitat06.html)larva

http://www.schoolsliaison.org.uk/woodgate/streamhabitat/caddis.JPG

I have had...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-25-2006, 08:04 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,886
Posted By Safado
After talking to Manofcichlids quite a bit I...

After talking to Manofcichlids quite a bit I stopped in yesterday to take a look, and it really is amazing. He has done really well with the tank! It is nice to see a LFS with a planted tank, and...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-23-2006, 01:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,204
Posted By Safado
I Think that is a great idea. Far easier to do...

I Think that is a great idea. Far easier to do it all at once than to do one a month...
Forum: DIY 01-29-2006, 01:47 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,913
Posted By Safado
It looks like you have done your research! This...

It looks like you have done your research! This should be a great tank!

Edit: What type of lights and how much light are you using?
Forum: Fish 01-29-2006, 05:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 780
Posted By Safado
What is a good pH range for these. I am thinking...

What is a good pH range for these. I am thinking of setting up a shell dwellers tank from my PetSmart 35g corner tank, and wondering if I can add CO2. My water is pretty hard here in utah. It...
Forum: Fish 01-27-2006, 11:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 650
Posted By Safado
Agreed! I'm going to be sick.

Agreed! I'm going to be sick.
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