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Forum: Ponds 05-11-2015, 12:17 AM
Replies: 9
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Posted By Water7
It is lovely! I'm glad you've found your RCS to...

It is lovely! I'm glad you've found your RCS to be so hardy!
Forum: Low Tech Forum 05-08-2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,799
Posted By Water7
This is so beautiful and very inspiring. I had a...

This is so beautiful and very inspiring. I had a tank years ago that got window light and I ended up with fur algae that I could not cure. A more recent tank getting some sunlight ended up with hair...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 05-08-2015, 05:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 625
Posted By Water7
It has been a few days and I'm sorry it took me...

It has been a few days and I'm sorry it took me so long to respond, but thank you for your help. I have made some changes to my tank and things are starting to do better. I believe my main problem...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 05-01-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 625
Posted By Water7
Using the PAR chart I estimated my PAR in my 10...

Using the PAR chart I estimated my PAR in my 10 gallon tank to be around 45, since the T8 bulb is about 10 3/4 inches from the substrate. Does that sound realistic for a basic 10-gallon aquarium hood...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 04-27-2015, 06:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 625
Posted By Water7
Thank you, Raymond. That confirms my suspicion...

Thank you, Raymond. That confirms my suspicion about the ludwigia. It isn't going to work in this tank. I have had some hornwort floating on the surface but I will continue with that to reduce the...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 04-27-2015, 12:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 625
Posted By Water7
Too much or too little light

I have a question about a 10-gallon tank that I have. First I must say that I've experimented with different tank setups over the time I have been into planted tanks, and I have generally not been...
Forum: Lighting 04-01-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 524
Posted By Water7
This is very helpful. I went from being very...

This is very helpful. I went from being very successful at growing plants in a 20 long, to upgrading to a 29 and experiencing challenges with algae, and struggling to get stem plants to grow well....
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-26-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 631
Posted By Water7
I can understand the decisions you are facing, as...

I can understand the decisions you are facing, as I too am trying to simplify my aquarium. At the same time I'm also maturing my second tank as a shrimp tank. I don't have any shrimp yet. However,...
Forum: Plants 03-17-2014, 12:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,123
Posted By Water7
I must be the exception, but I've all but lost...

I must be the exception, but I've all but lost the duckweed that used to grow like wild for me. I think my angelfish may have eaten it. When I took down my non-angelfish tank, I threw out nearly all...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-12-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 755
Posted By Water7
My thoughts are not expert ones, but I think...

My thoughts are not expert ones, but I think mosses like cooler temperatures. I had a hard time with java moss too, for a long time. I too would wonder why it wouldn't thrive for me as I thought it...
Forum: Lighting 03-09-2014, 11:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 324
Posted By Water7
Thank you very much for taking the time to reply,...

Thank you very much for taking the time to reply, jrman83. I appreciate hearing about what worked for you with your 29 gallon tank. I just may try running the second bulb for a few days and seeing if...
Forum: Lighting 03-09-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 324
Posted By Water7
Low light for a 29 gallon

I made a lengthy post on what I have been dealing with in my 29 gallon tank, so I won't repeat all of that here: http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=573354

However, I understand...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-07-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 254
Posted By Water7
Non CO2 Tall Tank with Stems--Possible?

I would love some input from anyone with experience or opinions on this question.

Initial success in short tank: I had a very successful 20 long planted tank from May 2013 to February 2014. For...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-06-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 452
Posted By Water7
I love the pink ramshorns! They are lovely.

I love the pink ramshorns! They are lovely.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 02-27-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 522
Posted By Water7
Thank you for sharing that lovely picture,...

Thank you for sharing that lovely picture, devilduck! What you say about them being rather messy makes me think it might not be so advisable to keep too many of them in with my (eventually) shrimp....
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 02-27-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 522
Posted By Water7
That is interesting, and I hope to raise some...

That is interesting, and I hope to raise some that size some day. They must be quite impressive!
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 02-27-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 522
Posted By Water7
No, mine look like normal ramshorns, but all of...

No, mine look like normal ramshorns, but all of them have stayed small. In the last few months I've started to have a few slightly larger ones (not bigger than a small bean). Most have bee pea size...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 02-27-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 522
Posted By Water7
Thank you, and yes, I have read that too. I'm...

Thank you, and yes, I have read that too. I'm just wondering if the ones I have, since they seem to be a miniature variety, would breed with the new blue ones. If so, I need to try to remove all the...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 02-27-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 522
Posted By Water7
Ramshorn snails

I seem to have been so fortunate to have acquired some blue ramshorn snails along with some moss I bought. It came from a snail breeding tank. They are still small so it is hard to tell exactly, but...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-26-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,206
Posted By Water7
My first planted tank ended unsuccessfully, with...

My first planted tank ended unsuccessfully, with a recurring case of furry algae that I couldn't overcome. Last May I got back into planted tanks, and things are going quite well. What I wish I had...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-19-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 389
Posted By Water7
Thank you, Adive. I do not mind keeping up with...

Thank you, Adive. I do not mind keeping up with the CO2, however I do kind of wonder how much good it is doing, the way that I am diffusing it. The plants do not pearl nearly as well as they did in...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-19-2014, 12:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 389
Posted By Water7
Algae and plant growth problems

From May till this month I ran a successful 20 gallon long aquarium, which started out with DIY CO2, diffused through an Aquaclear 30 filter. There were two T8 48 inch bulbs, and I varied their...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-17-2014, 12:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 267
Posted By Water7
Thank you for sharing! It is definitely a...

Thank you for sharing! It is definitely a creative layout, something I haven't seen before. I am not familiar with the nutrients and carbon source you are adding, but you may find that your plants...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 02-09-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 810
Posted By Water7
I'm glad your shrimp arrived well and that you...

I'm glad your shrimp arrived well and that you are enjoying getting to know them. I saw those online too, and I'm still thinking of possibly ordering something else from them, so I'll be interested...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-06-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,395
Posted By Water7
That is exciting that you got a mystery fish and...

That is exciting that you got a mystery fish and that it is possibly a rainbowfish. It will be interesting to watch him grow. Your java moss is really lovely!
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