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Forum: Low Tech Forum   03-03-2016, 09:39 PM
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Posted By Sakmeht
Now, and then, I guess I should say.

Now, and then, I guess I should say.
Forum: Low Tech Forum   03-03-2016, 09:27 PM
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Posted By Sakmeht
Here's my tank then and now. Substrate is a mix...

Here's my tank then and now. Substrate is a mix of sand and Shultz aquatic soil, lighting is going to be revamped, but it's a 25gallon tall with a T5 10K bulb over it.
No ferts or CO2, I just top...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   03-03-2016, 09:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 544
Posted By Sakmeht
Wow, that Finnex 24/7 is NICE!! Too pricey, but...

Wow, that Finnex 24/7 is NICE!! Too pricey, but we could manage the planted plus.
So the Finnex and the Beamworks should be good at that depth for low light?

Bump:


That's great, but are...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   03-03-2016, 08:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 544
Posted By Sakmeht
So the bulb is 24 inches long. Tank dimensions...

So the bulb is 24 inches long. Tank dimensions are 24 inches across the front, and about 12 inches front to back.
I'd like to spend $50 or under if I can swing it, but be willing to go over for a...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   03-03-2016, 08:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 544
Posted By Sakmeht
You know, after I said it was HO I looked at my...

You know, after I said it was HO I looked at my bulb and it actually doesn't say. I think it is....
Anywho, thanks for the info on the 10K bulb... so I need something more like 6700K? Of course, ...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   03-03-2016, 08:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 544
Posted By Sakmeht
Switch from T5 to LED

So, I have a low tech tank. It's my baby. I do nothing except top off water and change the filter like every 3 months and it does the rest. Everyone's happy, and it's taken a while to get here. I...
Forum: Lighting   02-27-2012, 12:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 517
Posted By Sakmeht
I have the exact lighting you're talking about...

I have the exact lighting you're talking about and it has wire extenders that come out from the side and rest on the rim of the tank. I certainly wouldn't trust a cat on it though. My tank is open...
Forum: Lighting   02-27-2012, 12:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 481
Posted By Sakmeht
Hi, I also use the Coralife over my low light 30...

Hi, I also use the Coralife over my low light 30 gallon. Two T5NO bulbs - I usually get my stuff from Foster&Smith or BigAls.
Forum: Plants   02-26-2012, 10:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 432
Posted By Sakmeht
Ok, so upon some research looks like the Hygro...

Ok, so upon some research looks like the Hygro corymbosa that I have is a big K hog, hence the holes and melting in my crypt leaves.

Macros are on order!
Forum: Plants   02-26-2012, 07:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 432
Posted By Sakmeht
Melting crypts/new plants

Hey all,

Has anyone had their crypts start melting when you've added new plants? They were thriving until I added some Hygro corymbosa, water sprite, and Ludwigia repens - I added a little extra...
Forum: Fish   02-26-2012, 05:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 558
Posted By Sakmeht
Good luck finding females! Maybe it was just me,...

Good luck finding females! Maybe it was just me, but it seems like all I ended up with were males. When getting them young it's a bit hard to differentiate between the sexes.
Forum: Aquascaping   02-19-2012, 10:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,113
Posted By Sakmeht
Here's a pic of my setup and thanks for the links...

Here's a pic of my setup and thanks for the links - I'll check them out!
Forum: Plants   02-18-2012, 10:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,037
Posted By Sakmeht
I do a lot of herbal remedies and I would say go...

I do a lot of herbal remedies and I would say go for it. Usually if using fresh material you double the amount used (versus dried) so something like a tablespoon fresh chopped versus 1/2 tablespoon...
Forum: Lighting   02-18-2012, 05:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 960
Posted By Sakmeht
Awesome! I'm feeling good about it then. Just...

Awesome! I'm feeling good about it then. Just need to start accumulating what I'll need for this tank. It's going to be awhile, though. :(
Forum: Aquascaping   02-18-2012, 05:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,113
Posted By Sakmeht
Definitely having a black background will help,...

Definitely having a black background will help, for sure. :)
Forum: Plants   02-18-2012, 05:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,579
Posted By Sakmeht
Try nepenthes Hamata if you're going to have high...

Try nepenthes Hamata if you're going to have high humidity... It's the pic in my avatar and here's a link, too... very cool looking traps.
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Forum: Aquascaping   02-17-2012, 01:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,113
Posted By Sakmeht
Pics of planted tanks with overflows

I have a drilled 75 gallon with an overflow in the back right corner and am looking for some inspiration. I was wondering if those of you who have tanks like this would post some pics of how you work...
Forum: Lighting   02-17-2012, 01:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 960
Posted By Sakmeht
Thanks so much - I'll definitely give that a try....

Thanks so much - I'll definitely give that a try. Now I've just got to figure out where I'll put my asian pitcher plants!
Forum: Lighting   02-17-2012, 12:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 960
Posted By Sakmeht
Well, it's this style hood (we got it from Home...

Well, it's this style hood (we got it from Home Depot). It's just one big reflector basically for 4 bulbs. I guess if it's too much light I could just remove a bulb. Ignore the white t-12 lighting...
Forum: Lighting   02-16-2012, 11:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 960
Posted By Sakmeht
4 t8's over 75 gallon

I'm going for low to medium light - really don't want to do CO2 but might in the future. Not crazy about dosing except for some excel or comprehensive once in awhile. So I've had these 3 t12's over...
Forum: Fish   02-16-2012, 08:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 954
Posted By Sakmeht
Well, I bought 6 praecox about two weeks ago and...

Well, I bought 6 praecox about two weeks ago and my tank is an open top. Haven't had any jumping issues yet. Now I'm a little worried!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-16-2012, 04:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,499
Posted By Sakmeht
Cool, thanks for the ideas - I'll try fabric...

Cool, thanks for the ideas - I'll try fabric first since I have plenty of that hanging around! ;)
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-15-2012, 11:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,499
Posted By Sakmeht
Cheap black background ideas

I currently have a background that has plants on it, but want to try a black background. I once tried black construction paper and didn't like the way it looked. I know I could paint it or use that...
Forum: Fish   02-14-2012, 09:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,027
Posted By Sakmeht
On second thought, #2 just might be a hybrid...

On second thought, #2 just might be a hybrid blood parrot cichlid.
Forum: Fish   02-14-2012, 08:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,027
Posted By Sakmeht
#1 looks like a blue spot gourami, #2 is maybe a...

#1 looks like a blue spot gourami, #2 is maybe a kissing gourami and #3 looks like a gold gourami... #4 almost looks like a jack dempsey but I'm not sure on that one. The school of fish might be...
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