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01-30-2014 12:02 AM
parrottbay Same reason you did, I was researching this tank on google to see if it the same as mine. Kind of hoping she would as one, since I said that.
01-29-2014 04:50 PM
Originally Posted by parrottbay View Post
Wow, really?! Nine pages I searched through with no pictures....
And you felt the need to comment, why?

The user hasn't posted on TPT since 7/2012, it's an old thread and the pictures that *were* there are no longer hosted.
01-29-2014 11:26 AM
parrottbay Wow, really?! Nine pages I searched through with no pictures....
03-05-2012 04:15 PM
defiesexistence Jenna-
I'm also for the lava rock, but bagged in pantyhose under my substrate for slope+nutrients. Supposedly it clogs in a filter pretty quickly, but it's so cheap, replacing it annually in a filter isn't cost-ineffective. There's a difference in which color of lava rock (black or red), a nutrient difference, and that varies with the temp the lava cooled at, and some of its chemically treated, etc. So much research and things to try... AC's in my filter now. If I had a canister, I'd pack it with rings, batting, and AC.

Glad to hear your family's taking care of the house.
03-04-2012 02:40 AM
Basil I understand your situation. My wife currently has some condition had is abdominal in origin and is unable to really lift anything. Helping her has kept her happy, but the tanks get dosed and the water changed but that's it.

The faster your recovery the fast you can return to the tanks and to your normal habits.
03-04-2012 01:03 AM
Cottagewitch I like the lava rock idea and it shouldn't be hard to come by. But the dish scrubbers work too. Have you decided what you'll try?

My surgery was abdominal and mostly unexpected. Staying down prevents more surgery so I'm behaving but I've been very grumpy. LOL The family has been trying to keep up around the house. My tanks are low on their list of priorities. (sigh)

03-04-2012 12:23 AM
defiesexistence AC, lava rock, ceramic rings, quilt batting, dollar store pot scrubbers. The more porous, the more surface area, the more bacteria. Once upon a time, I stumbled on a fantastic list, but I can only dig up this. I've heard a bunch of good things about lava rock, like it leeches iron+trace for the plants, though, so everything with a grain of salt.

Stinks no one in your family will rise to the occasion. When one of my family members had surgery, I had to crack him over the head with his crutch to keep him still Hope you have someone around to keep you in line. Take it easy, Jenna.

(I've been lurking around this tank, and now I can subscribe )
03-03-2012 06:40 PM
Cottagewitch Yes, the surgery itself had a few complications that's hindering my recovery time. I'm EXTREMELY frustrated over my forced inactivity!!! Then to top things off, no one in my family is willing to play worker bee for me regarding the tanks. (sighs)

As for the filter, I'm just running the sponge and carbon pads. Making a bio bag doesn't seem too hard. Tulle (bridal netting) would suffice for the bag. But what would you use for the media?

03-03-2012 02:18 PM
Basil Jenna,

Dang, surgery huh? Make a quick recovery! I too have a red sea nano filter and will hopfully be placing it on my 2.5 gal that I will start up later next week. What all are you running in it? Just the black and white sponge? I'm thinking about making my own media cartridges for it so I can have bio media plus others if I need to run them.
02-28-2012 10:13 PM
Cottagewitch I have made some changes to the layout and plant list. I've also replaced the filter with a Red Sea Nano filter. I'm VERY happy with the filter. I've just had surgery a few days ago. When I'm able, I'll get the tank cleaned up and get some new photos posted.
02-28-2012 02:35 AM
Basil Jenna,

Anything new happening with this tank?
12-18-2011 06:18 PM
chad320 How about a picture update Jenna?
12-18-2011 06:12 PM
Basil Melanie,

Don't worry, once you get one tank you are bound to get more. I had one 2 gallon hex tank and now I've got a planted Biocube 14, started a fluval spec and I will probably start a 2.5 gallon tank. It is an adventure thats for sure!

11-29-2011 04:43 AM
paybackranch Okay, these photos have pushed me over the edge........I am going to have to buy one of these. I have 2 Edge tanks now and a 2.5 gallon tank -- all planted not counting my larger tanks, but these are just cunning! Great job!

11-28-2011 07:41 PM
Fish count

Please nobody yell at me bc I do probably have too much fauna but they're all doing great! I have 6 celestial pearl danios (aka galaxy microrasbora), 3 panda corys (these are big nitrate loads, a little too big for my tank and an early unresearched buy) and 3 Pygmy corys with 3 RCSs. Everyone gets along very well with seemingly plenty of room. The CPDs school together and most of the time are in my water column which is really fun to watch. I highly recommend this fish for any small tank. They're beautiful (look like small trout), are very active when together and stay pretty small so not a huge nitrate load. One other red cherry shrimp seem to love hanging out on or near my heater. They have been venturing out more and more but I find this weird bc I've read that they like cooler water and though my water temp fluctuates it never goes below 71-72. Any thoughts?
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