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Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   12-20-2013, 11:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 520
Posted By Michael T
I usually just trade my plants to the LFS for...

I usually just trade my plants to the LFS for store credit or on the local Craigslist. Works out pretty nice, no stress of shipping mishaps ect.
Forum: Tank Journals   12-20-2013, 03:11 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 11,415
Posted By Michael T
Looking like the beginnings of a very nice setup....

Looking like the beginnings of a very nice setup.

Congrats and good luck.
Forum: Equipment   12-19-2013, 07:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,175
Posted By Michael T
I haven't seen a 2262 in person but the FX5'S are...

I haven't seen a 2262 in person but the FX5'S are basically a 5 gallon bucket.
Forum: Equipment   12-18-2013, 02:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,175
Posted By Michael T
I use a Fluval FX5 on my 120g & 75g and couldn't...

I use a Fluval FX5 on my 120g & 75g and couldn't be happeir. It filters great, very customizable & silent.
Forum: DIY   12-16-2013, 07:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 747
Posted By Michael T
I totally agree, take a break. Sometimes our...

I totally agree, take a break. Sometimes our brains just need to reboot.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   12-13-2013, 04:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,312
Posted By Michael T
I always swore I'd never get into keeping larger...

I always swore I'd never get into keeping larger fish for this exact reason.

Then I bought a fishroom off a guy that was getting outta the hobby and rescued a Socolfi cichlid he was just going to...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   12-13-2013, 03:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 446
Posted By Michael T
Ok cool. Yep the MTS are kinda a bone/ivory...

Ok cool. Yep the MTS are kinda a bone/ivory color.

That blue would be super sweet with that leopard pattern all over.

Can you selectively breed the Ramshorns or is it just luck of the draw ?
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   12-13-2013, 02:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 446
Posted By Michael T
Snail ID ? (cool looking MTS & Ramshorn)

Every now and then I notice a few "different" & cool looking snails in my tanks. I was just wondering if they have a specific Hobby name.

(Please ignore the algae, never notice it till I zoom in...
Forum: Photography   12-10-2013, 05:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,119
Posted By Michael T
Thats an awesome shot. Jaws is gorgeous.

Thats an awesome shot. Jaws is gorgeous.
Forum: Tank Journals   12-10-2013, 05:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 487
Posted By Michael T
Thank you. To hold the glass top I used some...

Thank you.

To hold the glass top I used some little U shaped clips with a ledge on them that came with a planter i'd bought to start seeds back in the spring.The only drawback is there is a gap on...
Forum: Tank Journals   12-10-2013, 03:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 487
Posted By Michael T
The Betta Path (5g rimless)

My wife keeps fish as do I. She had been wanting a Betta for some reason so I traded in some plants at the LFS and surprised her with one ( I know nothing of Betta types)

We set him up a nice...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   12-09-2013, 06:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 984
Posted By Michael T
Brrrrr thats cold. Guess I dont need to...

Brrrrr thats cold.

Guess I dont need to complain about our temps being in the teens lately.

Try to stay warm.
Forum: Lighting   12-09-2013, 03:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,699
Posted By Michael T
Here is a good thread that shows the PAR for...

Here is a good thread that shows the PAR for Finnex lights. The 30" has the same LED strip as the 24" so use the data listed on the 24"

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=189944
Forum: Lighting   12-09-2013, 02:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,699
Posted By Michael T
Look into a Finnex Ray II, I use finnex lights on...

Look into a Finnex Ray II, I use finnex lights on almost all my tanks, the Ray II grows plants like crazy in my dirted tanks with no Co2 so I'd figure injected Co2 with one would be sweet. You should...
Forum: Equipment   12-09-2013, 12:45 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,142
Posted By Michael T
Wow, congrats hope you get it. Please go...

Wow, congrats hope you get it.

Please go freshwater, nothing is better than a large planted freshwater that rivals saltwater tanks.
Forum: Equipment   12-09-2013, 12:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,501
Posted By Michael T
I use the 5/8 clear with my 406 so I could add an...

I use the 5/8 clear with my 406 so I could add an inline heater. No issues with leaking but my Hydor inline heater crapped out after about 6 months I wouldn't recommend them at all.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   12-09-2013, 12:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,144
Posted By Michael T
For my first ever tank before I got into plants...

For my first ever tank before I got into plants we bought Black Mollies and orange platies. Those buggers bred like crazy.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   12-08-2013, 06:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 665
Posted By Michael T
Wow !! Very nice. Love the santa hat. Cory Kringle

Wow !! Very nice. Love the santa hat. Cory Kringle
Forum: Plants   12-08-2013, 12:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,199
Posted By Michael T
Dwarf sag grows like a weed, dirted, no Co2 with...

Dwarf sag grows like a weed, dirted, no Co2 with Finnex Ray II lights.

I basically have a carpet of it in one of my 75g & only started with maybe 20 plants like 4 months ago. I remove some...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   12-07-2013, 02:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 569
Posted By Michael T
I really like it. The layout makes it appear...

I really like it. The layout makes it appear bigger than a 20L nicely done.

Whats your future plans, more plants, ect ?
Forum: Fish   12-07-2013, 01:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 627
Posted By Michael T
^^^ couldn't agree more. Well said

^^^ couldn't agree more. Well said
Forum: Equipment   12-05-2013, 10:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 380
Posted By Michael T
Id replace it. Lowes can cut glass to fit just...

Id replace it. Lowes can cut glass to fit just bring in the piece your replacing so they can get it exact.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   12-05-2013, 06:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,011
Posted By Michael T
I prefer the 2 net method, 3 or 4 if you have a...

I prefer the 2 net method, 3 or 4 if you have a buddy to help. Ttry chasing down a couple of Kuhli Loach...everything is cake after that....they are ninja fish when it comes to netting.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   12-05-2013, 02:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 530
Posted By Michael T
I second Astro. Easy and familiar style app.

I second Astro. Easy and familiar style app.
Forum: Low Tech Forum   12-05-2013, 01:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,123
Posted By Michael T
Didnt know the CPDs were shy hmmm As far as...

Didnt know the CPDs were shy hmmm

As far as the Clown Killi they are very pretty, seem pretty active from what I've read and watched. I cannot find anything that suggests their max size or if they...
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