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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-06-2017, 03:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 320
Posted By SueD
I had bought some plants at my LFS which...

I had bought some plants at my LFS which unbeknownst to me contained a hitchhiking amano shrimp. I was pulling the plants out of the plastic bag as I was walking toward the tank and then spent a few...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   02-05-2017, 10:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 473
Posted By SueD
Toss an algae wafer in there and see if that...

Toss an algae wafer in there and see if that draws them out.
Forum: Low Tech Forum   02-03-2017, 11:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 332
Posted By SueD
I have four 5g tanks, all with fish. One 5.5g...

I have four 5g tanks, all with fish. One 5.5g has just 4 sparkling gouramis, another 5.5g has 8 ruby tetras and 4 Hara Jerdoni. I have a Spec V with 7 boraras urophthalmoides and RCS, and a 2nd...
Forum: Substrate   01-30-2017, 07:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 912
Posted By SueD
You can see if the pleco will use a long cave of...

You can see if the pleco will use a long cave of sorts. I used bamboo caves for my BNP's, but PVC pipe might work also. When it came time that I wanted to rehome the BNP's, I simply had to pick up...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-30-2017, 02:43 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,894
Posted By SueD
After removing python from the faucet, neglected...

After removing python from the faucet, neglected to replace the aerator. Got a nice shower when I turned the faucet on, as did my cabinets and floor.
Forum: Tank Journals   01-29-2017, 07:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 460
Posted By SueD
I have hastatus cories in one of my Spec V's. ...

I have hastatus cories in one of my Spec V's. They stay mostly along the bottom but will sometimes swim higher and might rest on a leaf of the anubias. In another 5.5g tank I have Hara Jerdoni...
Forum: Lighting   01-29-2017, 07:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 381
Posted By SueD
In addition to java fern and anubias, I've also...

In addition to java fern and anubias, I've also grown hygrophila corymbosa compact in a 5g with a Stingray.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-29-2017, 06:53 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,894
Posted By SueD
Just a few: --I don't quarantine --I don't...

Just a few:

--I don't quarantine
--I don't test my water. I would if problems started to arise, like more than one occasional death
--When just starting out several years ago, added one silver...
Forum: Algae   01-22-2017, 03:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 219
Posted By SueD
I also set up a tank using a cycled filter in a...

I also set up a tank using a cycled filter in a well planted tank and got plenty of diatoms which eventually disappeared. I think the diatoms are a result of the silica in the substrate and once...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   01-20-2017, 11:41 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,837
Posted By SueD
I'm surprised this was even still flowing. What...

I'm surprised this was even still flowing. What filter(s) do you have and what did they look like inside?
Forum: Fish   01-18-2017, 06:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 340
Posted By SueD
I feed my nano fish mostly frozen foods: baby...

I feed my nano fish mostly frozen foods: baby brine shrimp, daphnia, cyclops. Zoo Med has a Can O' Cyclops that when fresh in liquid form must be used within a week but can be frozen for longer...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-09-2017, 09:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 232
Posted By SueD
I can only say that I have one angelfish with...

I can only say that I have one angelfish with rummy nose, sterbai cories and I think there's still one or two otos in there. So those will work together. But my tank is only a 25g. I haven't kept...
Forum: Fish   12-28-2016, 07:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 228
Posted By SueD
Consider Diamond tetras and silver tip tetras. ...

Consider Diamond tetras and silver tip tetras. Both can hold their own especially at feeding time and I've only seen some chasing within their own group, no bother to others. Can also consider...
Forum: Fish   12-28-2016, 07:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 486
Posted By SueD
Caribsea Super Naturals Sunset Gold sand is a...

Caribsea Super Naturals Sunset Gold sand is a nice color.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   12-28-2016, 06:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 710
Posted By SueD
Can also use a colander. Some have handles that...

Can also use a colander. Some have handles that stretch wide enough to sit across the tank like this one
...
Forum: Fish   12-27-2016, 12:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,010
Posted By SueD
Get 3 males, no females. The females can...

Get 3 males, no females. The females can actually be about twice the size of males. And what will you do with the fry? Females can also have fry multiple times from one breeding. A tank that size...
Forum: Fish   12-23-2016, 09:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 368
Posted By SueD
The first picture looks like chocolate neon...

The first picture looks like chocolate neon tetras.

Hyphessobrycon vilmae ? Seriously Fish (http://www.seriouslyfish.com/species/hyphessobrycon-vilmae/)

Bump: There is also a red emperor tetra...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   12-10-2016, 02:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 419
Posted By SueD
Yep, an OD of Excel will do that. I was dosing...

Yep, an OD of Excel will do that. I was dosing regular amounts for all of my tanks one day and without thinking my 5g ended up with the same dose as my larger tanks. Lost a school of 7 chilis and 2...
Forum: Equipment   12-02-2016, 02:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 401
Posted By SueD
I use this prefilter: This is black, btw,...

I use this prefilter:

This is black, btw, not blue as pictured

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0002DIRX2/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I found the Fluvals too fine which...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   11-15-2016, 10:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 536
Posted By SueD
Rachel O'leary has Tropica plants. You'd have to...

Rachel O'leary has Tropica plants. You'd have to e-mail to find out which she has available or could get for you.

Current Stock list - Invertebrates by Msjinkzd (http://msjinkzd.com/stocklist/)
...
Forum: Equipment   11-15-2016, 10:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 419
Posted By SueD
And here's another one Aquarium Hoods &...

And here's another one

Aquarium Hoods & Canopies: Aqueon Versa-Top Replacement Pieces...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   11-11-2016, 06:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 193
Posted By SueD
I upgraded from a 26g bowfront to a 40g breeder a...

I upgraded from a 26g bowfront to a 40g breeder a few years ago in one afternoon. Here's what I did:

-I had an empty 20g so I siphoned water from the 26g into the 20g.
-Removed plants,...
Forum: Plants   11-06-2016, 01:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 311
Posted By SueD
Look at Hygro Angustifolia. So easy to trim and...

Look at Hygro Angustifolia. So easy to trim and replant the tops for more fullness.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   11-05-2016, 07:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 296
Posted By SueD
She will soon be rid of those eggs but you...

She will soon be rid of those eggs but you probably won't see any larva as they cannot develop anyway in fresh water. And she'll get berried again. I have a pair of amanos and the female is berried...
Forum: Fish   11-02-2016, 05:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,039
Posted By SueD
You can add both the cories and the otos, leaving...

You can add both the cories and the otos, leaving out the pleco. Once they get to a certain size, you rarely will even see your pleco except maybe when feeding. Even the bushy nose get large - two...
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