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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-23-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 182
Posted By daylily
Parmeters…. I have very, very hard water. ...

Parmeters….
I have very, very hard water. Well water takes 26 drops to get the API hardness kit to change (GH and KH). All three tanks are maintained the same way. I use well water cut 50/50 with...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-23-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 182
Posted By daylily
Shuffle fish between tanks?

I have a low tech "jungle" 15 and two low tech Fluval Spec V tanks. Here is a link to two recent videos of two of the tanks. The other Fluval had a betta who was a couple years old, and died a couple...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-02-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 304
Posted By daylily
I just retested and looks like nitrates are...

I just retested and looks like nitrates are between 30 and 40 now.

Thanks everyone for the advice. I hate that I could not keep up with the tanks.

I will do a 25% or so change, then, every...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-02-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 304
Posted By daylily
I was ill - help with high nitrate in tank?

Post a little long, but want to give enough info so you all can give good advise.

Due to my prolonged illness, my tanks went 2-1/2 months without a water change. Just topping off with RO water. ...
Forum: Fish 01-17-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 370
Posted By daylily
A good fix for the intake slots is plastic craft...

A good fix for the intake slots is plastic craft mesh. I found it at the local Hobby Lobby. It's black, 1/4" mesh. I am not "crafty" so not sure what it is used for, maybe big cross stitch or rug...
Forum: Fish 01-17-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 370
Posted By daylily
Pretty fish! Like the name! I have two Spec...

Pretty fish! Like the name!

I have two Spec V with a betta in each. Both of them love having a floating "betta log". Both of mine spend the nights in theirs. Before that, they would plaster...
Forum: Fish 01-13-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 350
Posted By daylily
Thanks! I never thought of thrift store. I...

Thanks! I never thought of thrift store. I already have the two bettas in their own Fluval Spec V. I have nerve injury in my shoulders, can't keep adding tanks, I know I am at my limit. Hoping I...
Forum: Fish 01-13-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 350
Posted By daylily
Need min. jar size for 1 guppy

A few months ago, I added 4 male Ender hybrids to my tank, which also has a few CPDs, Otos, Cherry shrimp, and Chili Rasbora. I have had the CPDs and Chilis over a year, and they have always been out...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-06-2013, 02:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 222
Posted By daylily
LOL - I was just coming here to ask this very...

LOL - I was just coming here to ask this very question...

I bought the Flower and Vegetable Osmocote a few months back, then realized it was not the right thing. It has been sitting here on my...
Forum: Fish 10-13-2013, 01:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 847
Posted By daylily
Sorry for not replying sooner. I recently had...

Sorry for not replying sooner. I recently had eye surgery and had a bit of a set back. Had a tough time being online/reading there for a few days. Better now, enough to tell what I am typing anyway....
Forum: Fish 10-10-2013, 01:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 847
Posted By daylily
feeding little fish - CPD, Chili, pygmy cory

Sorry this is long, tried to give enough info to give a good picture of the issue.

I have a 15 gal planted low tech tank that has been up and running for almost a year now.

I have "a lot" of...
Forum: Fish 09-25-2013, 11:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 417
Posted By daylily
I should have noted that in addition to maybe 1/3...

I should have noted that in addition to maybe 1/3 to 1/2 the surface covered by floating plants, I do have a glass canopy. But, the front and back 3" are open. I have had a couple Endlers jump out,...
Forum: Fish 09-25-2013, 02:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 417
Posted By daylily
Maybe you need more Chilis for them to be...

Maybe you need more Chilis for them to be comfortable? I have 16 or so in my 15 gal. that I got from her, with 7 CPD, and none of them are jumpy. There are a lot of plants, and water lettuce...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-11-2013, 10:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 502
Posted By daylily
With the Aquaclear HOB, it's easy to take apart...

With the Aquaclear HOB, it's easy to take apart and clean and grease the impeller area.

With this little pump for the Spec V, I don't see a way to take it apart for cleaning or any maintenance? ...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-11-2013, 08:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 502
Posted By daylily
fluval spec V pump vibration - maintenance issue?

I have had a Spec V up and running a little over a year. A week or so ago, the pump started making a nasty vibration noise. Pardon me if I don't use the proper terms here.... I took the pump out,...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 08-17-2013, 04:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 785
Posted By daylily
I have two Spec V and I use a 20 oz tall plastic...

I have two Spec V and I use a 20 oz tall plastic drinking cup to dip the water out with. The siphon method takes so long, and clogs up. I don't do a gravel vacuum every water change, as mine are...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 08-17-2013, 03:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,188
Posted By daylily
I have two Fluval Sped V (5.5 gal.) planted and...

I have two Fluval Sped V (5.5 gal.) planted and each has a male betta and a nerite in it. Now that I have had them a while, I am sorry I didn't go for a 10 gallon for them instead.

Why?
Easier...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 08-17-2013, 03:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,229
Posted By daylily
peachii I must have missed your thread when...

peachii

I must have missed your thread when you first posted it. Beautiful jar. I would love to try one some day.

I had to write in support of what you are doing. I was diagnosed with...
Forum: Fish 08-17-2013, 12:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,234
Posted By daylily
This isn't any help, but I have a group of Chilis...

This isn't any help, but I have a group of Chilis that hang out in one corner too. Mine hang out in the top 4" in about a square foot of my tank. There is a little over a dozen of them. The tank is...
Forum: Invertebrates by Msjinkzd 08-15-2013, 06:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,022
Posted By daylily
ooops, should have looked here first thing this...

ooops, should have looked here first thing this morning! I just placed an order with her a couple hours ago for some pygmy cory cats.

I have ordered from Rachel in the past, and it was my first...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-18-2013, 02:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 714
Posted By daylily
No, I didnt mean to imply that it softens the...

No, I didnt mean to imply that it softens the water. I mix 50/50 RO with my well water and I still get white build up around the water line and on filter tube etc. When I use the scrubbie thing to...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-17-2013, 09:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 714
Posted By daylily
I put it in one of the filters in my 15 last...

I put it in one of the filters in my 15 last night, and by this morning all the brown from the driftwood is gone and the water is crystal clear once again. I have really hard water too. Really hard....
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-16-2013, 11:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 714
Posted By daylily
OK! Well, I have plenty of hose that I no longer...

OK! Well, I have plenty of hose that I no longer wear - they are new so would work if it's not in a bag. I'll go open one and see.

The seller information says "Rinse before use. Use in a fine...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-16-2013, 10:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 714
Posted By daylily
Purigen - did I get bulk by mistake?

I ordered 4 packages of 100ml Purigen from a big online store that sell all kinds of things, not just pet supplies. When I ordered a 100 ml from them the last time, it came in a box and was in a...
Forum: Fish 05-11-2013, 02:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 555
Posted By daylily
Geesh, they were sold out of everything I was...

Geesh, they were sold out of everything I was looking for - except a betta. I did find a new short fin - or it's a female with an attitude. They didn't even have nerite snails. I found some frozen...
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