Search results

  1. tum0r

    Fluval Spec V Aquascape Tips + Advice?

    How do you mean? My spec didn't come with substrate.
  2. tum0r

    Question Eeep! First Time!

    Can't wait to see them once their colour starts coming in. That's a pretty good idea actually, I'm sure the puffers will love it!
  3. tum0r

    Question Will cutting back roots harm aquatic plants?

    I'm not used to any kind of 'gravel' substrate this stratum is just trying my patience haha. I have noticed melting, and it worried me at first because I've found crypts to be the most adaptable of all my plants. Good to know this isn't something to worry my head over. Thanks for the tip! That...
  4. tum0r

    Putting Hands in Tank

    I don't do this personally because I've never had any problems just putting my hands right into the tank, but if you're worried I suggest scrubbing your hands/arms in warm/hot water beforehand. I wouldn't recommend using soap before putting your hands in the tank though, that may bring over...
  5. tum0r

    Question Will cutting back roots harm aquatic plants?

    Perfect! Thank you all very much! I'm trying to plant crypts, switching them from sand over to fluval stratum is exceedingly difficult, I hope trimming them back will it easier for me
  6. tum0r

    Question Will cutting back roots harm aquatic plants?

    Moving some plants to a new 5g, but their roots are very long and its hard to plant them sufficiently. Can I trim roots back to make planting easier?
  7. tum0r

    Fluval Spec V Aquascape Tips + Advice?

    Awesome, thank you for the response. I haven't had much luck with swords in any of my tanks, I think maybe I need softer water for them to succeed, but I could try them. Thank you for the tip on the snails, I have seen one or two pond snails in there, really hoping I cut that at the bud and that...
  8. tum0r

    Fluval Spec V Aquascape Tips + Advice?

    I’m going to be getting a Betta, and maybe some nerites. I’ve got a nerite in the tank currently with some platy juveniles to keep the cycle going while I search for the perfect betta. The intake hasn’t bothered the nerite so far, so I’m not super concerned, I think that tiny intake is larger on...
  9. tum0r

    Question Eeep! First Time!

    I'm not quite sure, I always planned on letting mine grow to about the size of a dime and then trading them in for points at my lfs. That's quite a lot, wow haha. Are you going to hatch the other egg sacks or are you too overburdened at this point?
  10. tum0r

    Question Eeep! First Time!

    Oh awesome, glad to see you've already planned it all out! I use just cuttlebone, but I find it doesn't work all that well for my mysteries, but it does for nerites? I'll have to try the repashy superload, I'll inquire about it at my lfs. What colours were the parents?
  11. tum0r

    Question Eeep! First Time!

    Awe, I'm so sorry to hear about their death. That happened to me as well, I found mine floating at the top of the tank half way out of his shell, it was horrible. I'm very glad to hear about the babies though! As long as you have them somewhere free of predators, maybe a breeder box? What are...
  12. tum0r

    Fluval Spec V Aquascape Tips + Advice?

    Hey there guys! I recently purchased my first 5g aquarium. I own a 25g and I help manage my mother's 150g, but I've never worked with an aquarium so small. I'm finding it particularly difficult to create depth, especially in a 'long' aquarium, that has a very short width. I need tips for making...
  13. tum0r

    Marimo Moss Ball Experiment?

    Thank you both! Much appreciated! When I'm certain of how I'm going to attempt this I will update this thread.
  14. tum0r

    Marimo Moss Ball Experiment?

    I haven't had a lot of success attaching even java moss to wood in the past, so I am hesitant to try this. If anybody knows anything, hit this thread up!
  15. tum0r

    Marimo Moss Ball Experiment?

    I was wondering if anybody has tried to pull apart a marimo moss ball and attach it to driftwood or stones the way you would with actual moss? I don't know if the marimo would really 'attach' to things on it's own over time or if you'd need to use thread or fishing line to keep it there...
  16. tum0r

    Question Eeep! First Time!

    Haha, if only. I live in Canada, that'd pose some difficulties hah :)
  17. tum0r

    Betta Tank Filter Setup

    I think thats a great idea, I hope it works for you. Same to you, glad I could help! :)
  18. tum0r

    Betta Tank Filter Setup

    Hmm, you could use substrate or hardscape/plants from your established tank as an alternative, bb grows on those as well. Well the ciano 25 gives you an interesting style to play with, I've never had a cubed tank before. The spec 5 is fairly good, but the width makes it hard to create depth...
  19. tum0r

    Betta Tank Filter Setup

    I just recently bought the fluval spec 5 so that I could get myself my first betta, and to start the filter I bought a booster for beneficial bacteria and and then exchanged part of the filter media with media from my cycled 25 gallon. I also had some platy fish that I was going to cull, so I...
  20. tum0r

    Betta Tank Filter Setup

    Well thank you very much, I appreciate your time! As far as your filter is concerned, if you have no fish in that tank yet and you are attempting to cycle it the fishless method I simply suggest you use cycled media from your established tank to get it started OR alternatively, run the new...




Top Bottom