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Forum: Tank Journals 03-05-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,129
Posted By Islandx
Nice progress!

Nice progress!
Forum: Tank Journals 11-12-2013, 10:28 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 14,012
Posted By Islandx
Very true. Low light tanks are an exercise in...

Very true. Low light tanks are an exercise in patience in order to get growth, and once you dial them in there's not much tinkering to be had. My routine consists of water top offs every few days,...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-12-2013, 07:28 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 14,012
Posted By Islandx
You guys all have such awesome tanks! Here's my...

You guys all have such awesome tanks!
Here's my low light, DIY co2 60P
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 09-10-2013, 08:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 424
Posted By Islandx
Haha, camera phone post fail!

Haha, camera phone post fail!
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 09-10-2013, 08:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 424
Posted By Islandx
Painfully slow

But a 10" nano, a pot of hc, a pot of glosso, miracle grow, black diamond and 8 months can result in a jungle scape. No ferts, co2 or water changes (just top offs). Could be greener but hey it's...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-03-2012, 07:43 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 12,749
Posted By Islandx
Tank looks great! What type of fert schedule are...

Tank looks great! What type of fert schedule are you doing?
Forum: Tank Journals 09-12-2012, 03:37 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,853
Posted By Islandx
Tank looks awesome! Does your betta not jump? I...

Tank looks awesome! Does your betta not jump? I read betta's were jumpers right after I put one in my 45F.....he lasted 4 days. Super bummed. Your betta looks gorgeous.
Forum: Tank Journals 09-09-2012, 07:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,054
Posted By Islandx
Beautiful tank. I was never a fan of black...

Beautiful tank. I was never a fan of black backgrounds but in your tank it looks great with the striking colors of your guppies and cardinals.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 09-08-2012, 05:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 722
Posted By Islandx
Hoppy, you're probably right. The initial algae...

Hoppy, you're probably right. The initial algae problem developed when I was running 54 watts HO t5 16" from the substrate. I'm now running finnex fuge ray. The algae has slowed considerably but...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 09-07-2012, 10:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 722
Posted By Islandx
Aging Water for Low Tech

Hi all,

I have a low tech tank that's moderately planted, moderately stocked and running medium - low light. I'm still having issues with bba and bga. Typically the advise for low light tanks is...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-06-2012, 09:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 904
Posted By Islandx
I second getting a tank with a cover for a betta....

I second getting a tank with a cover for a betta. Mine lasted 5 days in my 45-F before he bailed out.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-05-2012, 10:02 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 48,343
Posted By Islandx
Just started planting - looking for more ideas on...

Just started planting - looking for more ideas on filling the HOB, I started a java moss falls, but think it still needs more. I'm also looking for suggestions on what to add to the main rock, it's...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-05-2012, 09:58 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 48,343
Posted By Islandx
ADA 45-F is 18" x 9.5" x 6" It's an awesome...

ADA 45-F is 18" x 9.5" x 6" It's an awesome tank, but pricey.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 08-30-2012, 10:49 PM
Replies: 1,299
Views: 586,596
Posted By Islandx
Just a pile of plants - besides wood work, no...

Just a pile of plants - besides wood work, no real scape yet
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-30-2012, 03:21 AM
Replies: 283
Views: 48,343
Posted By Islandx
First shot of the 45-F with an anthurium in the...

First shot of the 45-F with an anthurium in the HOB, water is still cloudy as I'm using Aquasoil and just filled the tank. Also plan to plant emersed on top of that main rock and filled aquasoil all...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-14-2012, 11:40 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 48,343
Posted By Islandx
This is a cool thread. I have a 45-F that's...

This is a cool thread. I have a 45-F that's definitely gonna get set-up with a planted HOB.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 08-03-2012, 02:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,948
Posted By Islandx
Fluval Edge is a great office tank - the bosses...

Fluval Edge is a great office tank - the bosses and IT guys worry much less when they can't see any water flow.
Forum: Fish 06-29-2012, 03:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 189
Posted By Islandx
Ottos Sluggish

Hi All,

I had a question that maybe you all can help me with, I'm getting concerned about my 3 Otto's. When I first got them, they were very active, seeming to want to taste every last surface of...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 06-26-2012, 06:44 AM
Replies: 1,914
Views: 622,687
Posted By Islandx
Smile I would imagine that there would be less pressure...

I would imagine that there would be less pressure on the seams of the tank were it filled with rocks and wood. Like if you had one large 5 gallon sized rock centered in the tank, seems like there'd...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 05-26-2012, 02:40 AM
Replies: 1,914
Views: 622,687
Posted By Islandx
I'd also like to know if anyone has a DIY...

I'd also like to know if anyone has a DIY solution to this problem. Is there any way to redirect the flow a bit from at the floor of the tank to maybe the front wall? Maybe some sort of deflector...
Forum: Aquascaping 05-20-2012, 08:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 844
Posted By Islandx
Looks good. What size tank and which light are...

Looks good. What size tank and which light are you running?
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 05-15-2012, 04:28 AM
Replies: 1,914
Views: 622,687
Posted By Islandx
the above images were progression pics: 1st...

the above images were progression pics:

1st image: Day of Set-up
2nd image: 3 weeks later
3rd image: 2 months in
4th image: Today
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 05-15-2012, 04:25 AM
Replies: 1,914
Views: 622,687
Posted By Islandx
My Edge 3 Months In

Hi All,

Thought I'd share my Edge here, I'd read this entire thread as I was waiting for my 6 Gallon LED version to arrive from Amazon....kind of wish I had gotten the older version so I could...
Forum: Algae 03-29-2012, 07:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 743
Posted By Islandx
Hmm, no sunlight at all. This tank is in my...

Hmm, no sunlight at all. This tank is in my office at work. Photo period was 14 hours for first 3 weeks, but I've backed off to 8 hours at the first sign of algae.

How can you tell Anubias...
Forum: Algae 03-29-2012, 03:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 743
Posted By Islandx
New Tank, Low Light No Co2, Water Change?

Hi Guys,

I had a question regarding 2 Algae issues in my new tank. Tank has been up and running, for a month now. Planted immediately and Fish added a week later. Everything went fine for the...
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