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Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 04-26-2007, 07:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 840
Posted By Thaiboxer
Thanks!

I'll pick up some yoyo's.

I have water testing for Nitrites and Ammonia, but no Nitrates. What other test kits do I need?
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 04-26-2007, 11:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 840
Posted By Thaiboxer
Snails and Algae - easy questions

Hi everyone,

I have a 15 gallon tall planted tank with 40w CF for lighting. I have a small CO2 system on it as well. The good news is that my fish seem healthy and my plants are growing nicely. ...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 10-16-2006, 02:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 707
Posted By Thaiboxer
Easy Plant Newb Questions

Hi there!

I have a couple of easy ones:

- Water testing. Do water test kits go bad after a year or two? I tested for ammonia and nitrites on my new tank yesterday and I'm pretty sure they're...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 10-09-2006, 04:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,368
Posted By Thaiboxer
Fortunately, this tank is a 15 gallon - if I have...

Fortunately, this tank is a 15 gallon - if I have to I can drain 40% and slide it.

My other tank is a 125. I'll make sure it's perfect before I put water in it this time :-)
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 10-05-2006, 12:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,368
Posted By Thaiboxer
Plastic Background - best advice my LFS ever gave me

Have you ever been frustrated by air bubbles on your background? Places it doesn't stick to the glass? Me too!

Here's what I did:

You'll need:
- a sponge or paper towel
- some soapy water...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 10-02-2006, 09:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 857
Posted By Thaiboxer
New Flourite... I rinse and rinse and rinse and...

Does it ever stop clouding?

I have a small tank and I've rinsed and stirred a million (okay, not quite) times and it still keeps clouding. Any hints? Or just keep rinsing?

Thanks!
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 09-30-2006, 12:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 952
Posted By Thaiboxer
Sorry, it's a tall 15 gallon. I'll be starting...

Sorry, it's a tall 15 gallon. I'll be starting slowly with 2-3 fish, then increase the load after watching for ammonia and nitrite spikes.

Thanks for your input!
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 09-29-2006, 02:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 952
Posted By Thaiboxer
Cycle Jumpstart Question

Hey all,

I'm pretty experienced with aquariums, but have never tried this before. I am running RO water on two new aquariums and setting them up one at a time. So I'm starting from scratch with...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 09-25-2006, 04:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 872
Posted By Thaiboxer
Wow! Do you need to boil it for that long? I...

Wow! Do you need to boil it for that long? I would think that a 10 minute boil would kill off anything living on it.

I'm new to this, but am really interested in the answer as well.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 09-25-2006, 03:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 935
Posted By Thaiboxer
I saw that on the light yesterday, but wasn't...

I saw that on the light yesterday, but wasn't sure about usability. I think I'll go with the stock bulb initially to see how it goes and swap out for a better bulb down the road. The 15 is a tall...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 09-24-2006, 10:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 935
Posted By Thaiboxer
Plant Newbie - lighting, substrate, water questions

Hey all,

I'm not new to aquariums, but am new to plants. I have two tanks, a 125 gallon and a tall 15 gallon. I'm looking to run low to mid-light plants, probably not too dense to begin with. ...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 09-20-2006, 12:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 957
Posted By Thaiboxer
Thanks for the help! I'll go for the loaches and...

Thanks for the help! I'll go for the loaches and stay away from snails for my cleanup crew. The loaches will also kill off any snails that come in with my plants; major plus.

I'm hoping to make...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 09-18-2006, 10:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,674
Posted By Thaiboxer
I had several large cichlids that I had to get...

I had several large cichlids that I had to get rid of while my house was rebuilt. The timeframe wasn't short enough to house them temporarily, so they had to go.

I used Craigslist to give them...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 09-18-2006, 10:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 957
Posted By Thaiboxer
Clown Loaches vs. Snails

Hey all,

I'm putting up my 125 gallon tank pretty soon - I've had several tanks for a few years but had to take them all down completely while my house was refinished. I'm going to be doing a...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 09-16-2006, 04:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 797
Posted By Thaiboxer
Thanks for your input! I'll look into the...

Thanks for your input! I'll look into the Flourish Excel for sure. I haven't done much research in the last 4-5 months, and I didn't hear anything about it back when I was doing that reading. I'll...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 09-16-2006, 02:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 797
Posted By Thaiboxer
Any ideas for low-medium light? If you run...

Any ideas for low-medium light? If you run med/med-high light for shorter periods of time each day can you simulate a lower light tank?

I really don't want to get too high light because I don't...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 09-16-2006, 02:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,577
Posted By Thaiboxer
I re-sealed an older 125 gallon a couple of years...

I re-sealed an older 125 gallon a couple of years ago and it's worked fine. I concur with everyone else on the scratches though - they get really annoying. Now that I've got a little more money I'm...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 09-16-2006, 02:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 797
Posted By Thaiboxer
Oops! I edited the original. It's 18" high, 20"...

Oops! I edited the original. It's 18" high, 20" wide, 10" deep.

Thanks!
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 09-16-2006, 01:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 797
Posted By Thaiboxer
What light should I buy?

Hey all,

I'm just getting started on planted tanks. I have two aquariums right now, a 125 gallon and a 15 gallon. I have 196w of CF ready for the 125, but don't know what to buy for the 15?
...
Forum: DIY Projects 05-04-2006, 10:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,306
Posted By Thaiboxer
Thanks everyone for your replies! I like the...

Thanks everyone for your replies! I like the idea of white paint, and I've worked with silicone a lot so doing the joints with it should be easy. I really don't want to use poly in there if I can...
Forum: DIY Projects 05-02-2006, 07:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,306
Posted By Thaiboxer
Canopy Sealant?

Hi all,

I'm just about finished with my DIY Canopy. I've got some pics on my web site, and will do instructions if anyone wants when it's finished.

I framed it with 2x2's, and faced it with...
Forum: Cichlid Discussion 12-15-2005, 11:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,354
Posted By Thaiboxer
I have two Oscars with my Jack Dempsey in a 125...

I have two Oscars with my Jack Dempsey in a 125 and they all get along fine. The Jack is one of the more mellow fish in the tank.

There's also a Green Severum in there, and there were a couple of...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 11-23-2005, 11:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,391
Posted By Thaiboxer
Keep the filter media wet - the last time I moved...

Keep the filter media wet - the last time I moved a tank I just put my filter media in a seperate 5 gallon bucket of water from the tank. That worked well.

Also, for the actual tank - if you keep...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 11-23-2005, 12:26 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,497
Posted By Thaiboxer
That's great to know for the future. I'm...

That's great to know for the future. I'm currently in the process of breaking down my tank and bleaching everything to kill off the dreaded BBA. My tank is not planted yet though; it will be when...
Forum: DIY Projects 11-17-2005, 12:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,990
Posted By Thaiboxer
I don't know what I'd do without the miter saw! ...

I don't know what I'd do without the miter saw! It really makes a difference on those 45 degree angles.

Mine doesn't sit too far above the water line, just looks that way because the trim hangs...
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