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Forum: Tank Journals 07-01-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 34
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Posted By Rhaethe
The rams appear to like having the "forest" as...

The rams appear to like having the "forest" as opposed to the rocks and artificial plants covered in diatoms they had in the iteration before this.

They really like the anubias, and often hang out...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-01-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,723
Posted By Rhaethe
Thank you!! :) From what I have noticed,...

Thank you!! :)

From what I have noticed, the windelov is taking off in this tank, but the needle leaf jf definitely is. I am always discovering yet another daughter plant it has spawned that...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-01-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,723
Posted By Rhaethe
Updates!!

So it has been a damn long while since I updated this thread. Quite a bit has changed with the tank, including a tank crash, a rotten piece of wood, two crappy light fixtures, and a home move later,...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 05-07-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 929
Posted By Rhaethe
No pictures of the tank as of yet. (edit: I have...

No pictures of the tank as of yet. (edit: I have pics, but I hate to share them :/ ) I'm fairly embarrassed of it ... Once upon a time, it looked like this .... this was my tank thread here: ...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 05-07-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 929
Posted By Rhaethe
Cool, thanks. Would adding some fast growing...

Cool, thanks. Would adding some fast growing stem plants help in balancing out some things? All of my plants are slow growers (java fern, bolbitis, anubias) so was thinking that a couple fast...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 05-07-2014, 04:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 929
Posted By Rhaethe
Ok, now I am confused. I have LED lighting. 24...

Ok, now I am confused. I have LED lighting. 24 3w diodes. Total of 72w. I have a 40g tank. With your equation, that puts the recommended light at 80w for low light.

Am thinking you are...
Forum: Fish 05-06-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 300
Posted By Rhaethe
This just goes to show that fish are often...

This just goes to show that fish are often individuals. :)

I've had several varities of gourami in tanks before, adn never had an issue with them and plants.

On the other hand, I've had...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 05-06-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 929
Posted By Rhaethe
I do daily doses of Excel currently. I do...

I do daily doses of Excel currently. I do slightly more than what the bottle recommends.

The spread of the bulbs seems pretty wide ... wider than other led fixtures I've seen. But I have...
Forum: Fish 05-06-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 300
Posted By Rhaethe
I would put my bets on the rainbows. They need...

I would put my bets on the rainbows. They need more vegetable matter in their diet than people think.

Supplement with spirulina flakes, or veg flakes, fresh veggies (like peas or zucchini) If...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 05-06-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 929
Posted By Rhaethe
How can I avoid needing CO2?

So I have 40g breeder. I also have a Green Element LED fixture that has 24 3w bulbs. The light sits only 1/2 inch off the top of the tank. I have been told, although I am not positive, that I am...
Forum: Aquascaping 05-06-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,268
Posted By Rhaethe
Well, a lot of people use it successfully, so it...

Well, a lot of people use it successfully, so it might just be my water. Or my expectation of how long it lasts may be too high.
Forum: Aquascaping 05-06-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,268
Posted By Rhaethe
Every single time I have tried to use manzanita...

Every single time I have tried to use manzanita it starts breaking down and rotting after a year. And rotting badly at that. I have no clue if it is due to the quality of the wood, or my water.
...
Forum: Plants 05-06-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 170
Posted By Rhaethe
Deciding on a couple stems

So, am looking for some super hardy, fast growing stem plants ... that do not feed too heavily from the substrate. My substrate is pretty shallow, and all of the plants I have in the tank currently...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-03-2014, 11:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,013
Posted By Rhaethe
So look for mystery/Bridgesi/diffusa snails ......

So look for mystery/Bridgesi/diffusa snails ... with colorful shells. And it is a good bet that I will have a snail that will not eat live plants?
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-03-2014, 01:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,013
Posted By Rhaethe
Around 6.7ph and 76-78F

Around 6.7ph and 76-78F
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-02-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,013
Posted By Rhaethe
In Search of Attractive Snail

So, I have decided that my 40b should have a snail. I used to have a nerite in there, and it grew to impressive proportions, living a good number of years in previous tanks I have had, before...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 05-01-2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 172
Posted By Rhaethe
Osmocote Balls

So whilst searching through and reading the forum, I read the below:



And I thought "OMG YES I am not alone!" I have the same problem. I haaaate those little balls. I think I get rid of some...
Forum: Fish 05-01-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 417
Posted By Rhaethe
Yep. Rummynose tetra do school very well. And...

Yep. Rummynose tetra do school very well. And look great in a heavily planted tank.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-26-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 732
Posted By Rhaethe
Excellent. The plants I had in mind were...

Excellent. The plants I had in mind were Christmas moss and anubias, so inert will still do fine.

Thanks! :)
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-26-2014, 01:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 732
Posted By Rhaethe
Hmmmm. I do not plan on breeding for selling or...

Hmmmm. I do not plan on breeding for selling or whatnot. Just a hobbyist that enjoys looking at attractive shrimp buzz around. Thus why I am not completely sold on CRS, but from my reading they...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-26-2014, 12:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 732
Posted By Rhaethe
Soooo ... if my water is already extremely soft...

Soooo ... if my water is already extremely soft and around 6.3 ph as I already stated, would I really need ada substrate? :confused:
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-25-2014, 11:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 732
Posted By Rhaethe
Can you explain why?

Can you explain why?
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-25-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 732
Posted By Rhaethe
I am already decided on substrate. If I cannot...

I am already decided on substrate. If I cannot find Fluourite black sand, I will use Caribsea Tahitian Moon. I don't plan on using root plants like swords or anything, but will use mosses and...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-25-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 732
Posted By Rhaethe
New Shrimp Tank -- Brainstorming

So now that my 40b is back on the road to recovery after having moved a month ago, I've decided I would like to finally do one of the things I kept promising myself I would do at some point.

Set...
Forum: Lighting 03-26-2014, 03:56 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 127
Posted By Rhaethe
Lighting in a 40g in Sunroom

So here's the skinny: I have a 40g breeder at 36" x 18" x 16". It is currently in my sunroom, which gets quite a bit of sunlight. I also have a 36" Marineland Single Bright LED fixture. I do plan...
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