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Forum: Algae   09-08-2012, 05:29 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By LeslieS
I do the low tech C02... bottle, sugar, yeast,...

I do the low tech C02... bottle, sugar, yeast, etc. and I am using 2 t5 and one t8 lamp for a 46 gallon bowfront with a glass top. The lights sit on top of the glass top. I tried turning off the t8,...
Forum: Algae   09-07-2012, 01:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 617
Posted By LeslieS
Overfeeding Possibly Causing Algae?

I have been feeding my fish small amounts 2 x per day. My tank has been up and running for a little over a month and my water now has a slight greenish cast. Additionally, I seem to have some hair...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   09-02-2012, 03:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 606
Posted By LeslieS
Thanks for all the useful information. I think I...

Thanks for all the useful information. I think I will give them a try.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   09-02-2012, 01:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 606
Posted By LeslieS
To Snail or Not to Snail... That is the Question

Have a new tank that is about a month old. Diatoms and some other algaes starting to arrive. I've added three Octocinclus and am wondering whether i should invest in some nerites. I've heard some...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   08-19-2012, 04:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 365
Posted By LeslieS
First Planted Tank - When to Start C02

I have finally started my first planted tank after over a year of saving and buying lighting, filtration, tank, stand, heater, etc., etc. Received my plants a few days ago and set up the tank and am...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   08-05-2012, 12:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 755
Posted By LeslieS
Start with a few plants or just go for it?

Planning to put plants in my tank soon (if my driftwood ever gets boiled enough) and I was wondering what everyone's opinion is when you are a new person starting up a planted tank; i.e., should I...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   08-04-2012, 06:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 512
Posted By LeslieS
Yeah! Thank you. I might just go ahead and give...

Yeah! Thank you. I might just go ahead and give it a try.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   08-04-2012, 06:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 512
Posted By LeslieS
When is this driftwood going to be ready?!

I have two pieces of wood that I have soaked for going on three weeks. At the suggestion of people on this forum, I spent last weekend trying to boil them in a big pot on my stove. I can't quite get...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   08-04-2012, 12:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 209
Posted By LeslieS
Plant Ideas

I'm getting ready to start my first planted tank. I've looked at tons of pictures and done a lot of reading, but what I want to know now is whether folks with planted tanks generally plant whatever...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   07-26-2012, 05:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,678
Posted By LeslieS
Smell when Soaking Driftwood

I have been soaking some driftwood for about two weeks and I've noticed a sulphur smell that is increasing this past week even after changing water out. Any ideas of what I can do to get rid of the...
Forum: Plants   07-09-2012, 05:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 322
Posted By LeslieS
Thank you for the advice! :)

Thank you for the advice! :)
Forum: Plants   07-09-2012, 05:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 322
Posted By LeslieS
Echinodorus for the back of a 46 gallon bowfront

Hi, can anyone recommend a type of echinodorus that would fit well in the back of a 46 gallon bowfront? I don't want something that will grow too big for this size tank. Thanks.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   07-08-2012, 12:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 401
Posted By LeslieS
From what I can figure out, I have low to medium...

From what I can figure out, I have low to medium lighting. Two T5HO and two T8 lights equaling out to about 2.78... watts per gallon.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   07-08-2012, 12:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 401
Posted By LeslieS
Ackkkk... Need Suggestions for Background Plants

I SO need advice! I'm getting ready to start my 46 gallon bowfront and I'm new to planted tanks. I am trying to plan out what plants to start with and I'm really having a hard time figuring out what...
Forum: Aquascaping   06-09-2012, 12:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 649
Posted By LeslieS
Post Rhododendron Roots?

I saw rhododendron roots for sale at an online store as aquarium wood. The picture is very pretty and it received some good reviews, but I had never heard of using this in a tank before. Has anyone...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-04-2012, 02:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 371
Posted By LeslieS
Does Anyone Use Software Programs to Track Water Quality?

I'm just wondering if anyone uses any specialized software for tracking their water quality and other events for their aquariums? If you have tried it, do you find it helpful to use? I'm trying to...
Forum: Aquascaping   06-03-2012, 06:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 978
Posted By LeslieS
What types of rock can I use?

I'm beginning to pull things together to start up a 46 gall bowfront. I'm new to planted aquariums. What types of rocks are safe to use in an aquarium? I'd like to try and use some that are somewhat...
Forum: Lighting   05-30-2012, 12:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 368
Posted By LeslieS
Zoomed flora sun and zoomed ultra sun. :fish:

Zoomed flora sun and zoomed ultra sun. :fish:
Forum: Lighting   05-29-2012, 11:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 368
Posted By LeslieS
Do I Have Enough Light?

I am starting a new tank and I've never had a planted tank before. I bought a t5 HO fixture and two t5 bulbs. Both bulbs are 39 watts. One is 6500 K and one is 5000 K. The fixture does have a...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-29-2012, 12:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 370
Posted By LeslieS
The bulbs are Flora Sun, 39 Watt, 5000K, and the...

The bulbs are Flora Sun, 39 Watt, 5000K, and the other is an Ultra Sun 39 Watt, 6500 K. Is this still considered low light? Thanks!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-29-2012, 12:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 370
Posted By LeslieS
Question New to Planted Tanks - Need Guidance

Hi.

I've kept freshwater fish before, but I've never had a planted tank. It's been many years since my last aquarium, but last year I bought a 46 gallon bowfront tank. The tank has been sitting...
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