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Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 08-11-2009, 04:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,777
Posted By Hornpipe2
Clearly my plan to let the plants fight the algae...

Clearly my plan to let the plants fight the algae is not working at all. Every day I stir up the sand and bury a crop of BGA underneath, and the next day it's totally grown back overnight. Possibly...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 07-30-2009, 03:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,777
Posted By Hornpipe2
Well... I took out the gravel and replaced it...

Well... I took out the gravel and replaced it with a (washed) butter tub of play sand from my daughter's sandbox. For a day or so it looked all modern and fancy instead of blue and tacky, but then...
Forum: Southern States 07-24-2009, 05:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,860
Posted By Hornpipe2
I'm in Arkansas (Conway specifically). Our LFS...

I'm in Arkansas (Conway specifically). Our LFS in town is Pet Country, which has a decent little aquarium section... though they are big on birds and lizards too. https://www.petcountryonline.com
...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 07-23-2009, 02:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,062
Posted By Hornpipe2
Turn off the flash and use a tripod : ) Colors...

Turn off the flash and use a tripod : ) Colors will look more correct plus you won't have that shiny flash reflection on the glass any more.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 07-23-2009, 02:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,777
Posted By Hornpipe2
Wow, thanks for the great response you guys! ...

Wow, thanks for the great response you guys! That planted tank looks brilliant, I'd love to have something like that on my desk. Also I think the Walstad setup is very appealing. My tank has a...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 07-17-2009, 04:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,777
Posted By Hornpipe2
Okay, I'm dismantling my FW 10g at home since it...

Okay, I'm dismantling my FW 10g at home since it sits dormant all the time. All the weakling plants that were in it are being moved in here where I'll have the time to actually care for them. So...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 07-17-2009, 12:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,695
Posted By Hornpipe2
You might find this site useful, it's got some...

You might find this site useful, it's got some good recommendations (though stay away from Duckweed as it really is very hard to dispose of): An Easy Planted Tank...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 07-16-2009, 05:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,777
Posted By Hornpipe2
Question 1.5 gallon Hex - what now?

I picked up a 1.5 gallon hex w/ airlift filter - no heater, incandescent hood. Right now there's cheap blue pebbly substrate and a male betta swimming around. I did swap the incandescent for a 13W...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 01-26-2009, 06:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,193
Posted By Hornpipe2
Thanks for the tips. I added a few Tbsp. to the...

Thanks for the tips. I added a few Tbsp. to the aquarium - either that or just enough time in the tank has convinced the mollies to start acting normally : )
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 01-20-2009, 07:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,193
Posted By Hornpipe2
Rock Salt in 55g

My wife and I have a 55g aquarium housing three black mollies, three clown loaches, a spotted (leopard?) catfish, and a swordtail. We used to keep a little Aquarium Salt in the tank to help our fish...
Forum: Show Off/Photography 01-18-2009, 12:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,043
Posted By Hornpipe2
My swordtail, looking a little sadly at the big...

My swordtail, looking a little sadly at the big world outside the 55g walls. :D
Forum: DIY Projects 11-04-2008, 11:05 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,052
Posted By Hornpipe2
Thanks for the tips. And sorry to hijack your...

Thanks for the tips. And sorry to hijack your thread LoogieLV : )
Forum: DIY Projects 11-03-2008, 01:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,367
Posted By Hornpipe2
Aquarium-safe Filler

I have an aquarium decoration in the center of my tank that stands very tall. Trouble is the top is sort of hollow (just a crack about 1cm across), and my three clown loaches have figured out a way...
Forum: DIY Projects 11-03-2008, 11:25 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,052
Posted By Hornpipe2
How do you coat a plywood tank to keep the water...

How do you coat a plywood tank to keep the water from damaging the wood? I want to build a new home for our turtle but am worried about the thing rotting.
Forum: Members Freshwater Tanks Showcase 11-01-2008, 01:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,106
Posted By Hornpipe2
I think that would be fine, though things might...

I think that would be fine, though things might get a little cramped if the platys have any fry.

At the most we had a small Tetra school, two black mollies, and three small clown loaches at the...
Forum: Members Freshwater Tanks Showcase 11-01-2008, 04:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,256
Posted By Hornpipe2
We had Glofish for a while, which I understand...

We had Glofish for a while, which I understand are some genetically-modified zebra danios. I am sure we'll add some more as they brought a very unique color to the tank.
Forum: DIY Projects 10-29-2008, 11:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,745
Posted By Hornpipe2
You may need to make the jump to some kind of CO2...

You may need to make the jump to some kind of CO2 reactor - instead of trapping the CO2 and letting it dissolve, you set up a system that actively churns the bubbles within the water.

This site...
Forum: Members Freshwater Tanks Showcase 10-27-2008, 11:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,256
Posted By Hornpipe2
FW 55G Community

55G, 2 year old NO fluorescent tubes, cheapy HOB filter and heater. Two port air pump feeding some bubble wands. Fake decorations, coated pea gravel substrate, Java Ferns.

My wife and I bought...
Forum: Members Freshwater Tanks Showcase 10-27-2008, 11:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,106
Posted By Hornpipe2
FW 10G Easy Plants and QT

10 gallon, 13W screw-in CFL (only one since there's not enough in here yet to justify a second bulb), cheapy HOB filter and heater.

My wife and I got this as our first tank before we were married....
Forum: Show Off/Photography 10-27-2008, 10:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 919
Posted By Hornpipe2
Do you have a tripod? I got one and my photos...

Do you have a tripod? I got one and my photos have been 100x better since - I drink way too much coffee to take steady shots otherwise. Just put the camera on it, set the self-timer for 3 seconds,...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 10-27-2008, 03:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,674
Posted By Hornpipe2
Thanks for the tips. I guess we'll pass on the...

Thanks for the tips. I guess we'll pass on the betta just to be on the safe side - we'd like to add some guppies instead, and I'd be worried the new mollies might beat up a betta. (I don't know why...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 10-27-2008, 12:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,674
Posted By Hornpipe2
Question Betta in the Community Tank

My wife and I are planning to add some new fish to our 55g in the next couple of weeks, and I think a single Betta would really add some nice color and flair to the tank. My wife is worried that the...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 03-19-2007, 08:22 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,079
Posted By Hornpipe2
Spotted Catfish with White Skin Damage

I have a spotted catfish (I think...) in my 55-gallon tank. It used to wedge itself pretty tightly in a decorative house. At some point I believe the catfish damaged its skin on something pointy...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 10-17-2006, 12:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,276
Posted By Hornpipe2
My existing bulbs look kinda like the ones on the...

My existing bulbs look kinda like the ones on the left-hand side of this picture. https://www.allproducts.com/manufacture98/lightbulbs/product4.jpg

Or like this, only probably longer....
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 10-17-2006, 12:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,276
Posted By Hornpipe2
Oops, I guess I'm getting my types mixed up. ...

Oops, I guess I'm getting my types mixed up.

I don't have NO flourescents now. I just have those skinny incandescent filament bulbs that I'm considering replacing with the CF screw-in kind. ...
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