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Forum: Fish   05-12-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 970
Posted By Catie79
Mission Impossible: Planted Oscar Tank

So I've got this 55g that's home to Bruce, my oscar. He's the only occupant in the tank and always will be.

I was staring at his tank and decided that it needed an overhaul. It's currently kind...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   04-10-2013, 02:40 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,624
Posted By Catie79
It's for that moment when I walk into a room and...

It's for that moment when I walk into a room and see my fish emerge from a tangle of plant life and I know that this is as close to his natural environment as I can manage, and I know that this is...
Forum: Tank Journals   04-01-2013, 10:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,239
Posted By Catie79
Update time! It's been about two months, so this...

Update time! It's been about two months, so this is the official sixth iteration:

http://i582.photobucket.com/albums/ss269/darkjewel79/130401_0009_zpsdcdc0de6.jpg

The carpet is starting to...
Forum: Fish   03-25-2013, 08:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 297
Posted By Catie79
Nice! He's going right in the 40g to provide...

Nice! He's going right in the 40g to provide some predation for a least killi population boom when he gets a bit bigger. Thanks for the help.
Forum: Fish   03-25-2013, 06:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 297
Posted By Catie79
Fish identification help needed please

I bought a bunch of plants that had a ridiculous number of hitchikers on board (snails are cool, but adult leeches?). A couple weeks ago, I noticed a fish in the tank that I certainly did not put in...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   02-28-2013, 12:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,911
Posted By Catie79
I use airline or or a slightly wider hose from...

I use airline or or a slightly wider hose from Home Depot to drain the tank. To fill it, I have a little sump that I put in a bucket of clean water and secure the hose to the driftwood and let it...
Forum: Photography   02-16-2013, 03:47 AM
Replies: 260
Views: 23,583
Posted By Catie79
I don't know how everyone got such amazing cell...

I don't know how everyone got such amazing cell phone shots. Mine always have that bit of blurriness to them.

http://i582.photobucket.com/albums/ss269/darkjewel79/130117_0003_zps0aa0d9bf.jpg
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Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   02-15-2013, 05:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,077
Posted By Catie79
I'm really not looking for a 'one size fits all'...

I'm really not looking for a 'one size fits all' solution or for a lot of hand holding. To be fair, I know my water is soft and the GH booster is necessary just to get to 3 degrees kH. I haven't...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   02-14-2013, 05:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,077
Posted By Catie79
Water change is complete and I've still got about...

Water change is complete and I've still got about 30 ppm. I'll leave the tank like that, since I think that's a comfortable level for my fish. They've perked up already.

@roadmaster: No...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   02-14-2013, 03:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,077
Posted By Catie79
EI Dosing schedule help needed - Nitrates through roof!

Newbie warning goes here.

I've been running the suggested EI dosing schedule in the sticky in my 10 gallon aquarium for about three weeks now. I've had an outbreak of hair algae, so I suspected...
Forum: Fish   02-12-2013, 03:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 729
Posted By Catie79
My marble male changes colors depending on mood. ...

My marble male changes colors depending on mood. One minute he's baby pink with some lavender, then he'll color up to almost royal blue on his fins with gills going almost navy. You're not the only...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   02-11-2013, 03:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,084
Posted By Catie79
Anchored pennywort in front of two of my heaters....

Anchored pennywort in front of two of my heaters. It's such a thick, bushy plant that it's hard to notice the heater. Water wisteria is also great for this. In my 40g I laid the heater down on...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   02-02-2013, 02:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,440
Posted By Catie79
I've got two tanks in black, one in blue, and one...

I've got two tanks in black, one in blue, and one with a moss wall on the back so technically green.

The black backgrounds with black substrate look fabulous in my heavily planted tanks with...
Forum: Tank Journals   01-31-2013, 09:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,239
Posted By Catie79
HybridHerp - 56k is another way of saying image...

HybridHerp - 56k is another way of saying image heavy. So those with 56k connections may have trouble. I could probably edit it to image heavy.

I finally, finally got my layout somewhere that I...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   01-31-2013, 05:12 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 12,819
Posted By Catie79
This thread is really tempting me to make my next...

This thread is really tempting me to make my next nano a dwarf puffer tank. Just one little puffer as my official stopping point for all renegade snails that show up in the community tank and the...
Forum: Fish   01-29-2013, 04:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 714
Posted By Catie79
My rams are so laid back with the other species. ...

My rams are so laid back with the other species. My albino cories don't see all that well and the rams don't mind them blundering about. My baby bulldog pleco can escort them out of his cave...
Forum: Tank Journals   01-29-2013, 03:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,239
Posted By Catie79
Probably a month between 1 and 2 (after I did...

Probably a month between 1 and 2 (after I did some research), 3 months between 2 and 3, two months between 3 and 4, and two months between 4 and 5. The tank has been up for about 8 months total. ...
Forum: Tank Journals   01-28-2013, 04:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,239
Posted By Catie79
I'm currently happy with the Fugeray. I'm going...

I'm currently happy with the Fugeray. I'm going to try dosing and CO2. If it still turns out to be too much light, I'll lift it up higher. I just moved my 30" Fugeray 6" off of my 40g breeder, but...
Forum: Tank Journals   01-26-2013, 04:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,964
Posted By Catie79
I just stumbled across your tank and love it. ...

I just stumbled across your tank and love it. What a find! I also got my first Bolivian Rams recently and I have to agree, everything is better with Bolivian Rams.

Where did you find females? ...
Forum: Equipment   01-25-2013, 12:21 AM
Replies: 493
Views: 62,562
Posted By Catie79
I've been running mine since September with no...

I've been running mine since September with no trouble at all, love it! I'll lay claim to #79.
Forum: Fish   01-23-2013, 05:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 714
Posted By Catie79
Thanks, Cryptic. As they set up shop, I think...

Thanks, Cryptic. As they set up shop, I think I've got four males. All four seem to take it into their heads that certain areas belong to them. Not a bad thing as they've sorted themselves out...
Forum: Tank Journals   01-23-2013, 04:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,856
Posted By Catie79
Thanks, everyone! I really love this tank. It's...

Thanks, everyone! I really love this tank. It's such a great shape for the crew that I have in there. None of them need height, but they need room to roam. The rams and bettas are a combination...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   01-23-2013, 03:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,779
Posted By Catie79
I'll second the Endler males. I've got a trio of...

I'll second the Endler males. I've got a trio of males and they are great to watch, very busy and colorful. I also love the bettas, and not just the long finned ones. I've got some betta imbellis...
Forum: Tank Journals   01-21-2013, 07:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,856
Posted By Catie79
I haven't updated this since I added the bettas. ...

I haven't updated this since I added the bettas. Time to rectify.

This tank has really grown in nicely. Growth did stall out until I got really good about dailly CO2 and started to dose the...
Forum: Tank Journals   01-21-2013, 07:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,239
Posted By Catie79
The evolution of a 10 gallon (56k warning!)

I was going through some old photos and realized how much my 10 gallon has changed from when it was originally set up to it's current set up. I thought it might be an interesting thread for the...
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