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Forum: Fish   10-11-2015, 12:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 362
Posted By Shana
My problem when I first opened them was that I...

My problem when I first opened them was that I expected them to crawl like ants, not hop like fleas. And so they got the better of me. But I cleared out half of the frogbit and managed to tap some in...
Forum: Fish   10-07-2015, 11:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 362
Posted By Shana
I just wanted to try to add some variety to the...

I just wanted to try to add some variety to the hatchet's diet. I feed blackworms to some of my other fish and it's amazing what a difference it has made to their color and activity level. I thought...
Forum: Fish   10-07-2015, 11:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 362
Posted By Shana
Feeding Flightless Fruit Flies

Can anyone give me advice on feeding flightless fruit flies to fish? I have hatchetfish and after my unsuccessful attempts to grow mosquito larvae for them I thought I would give fruit flies a shot....
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   09-29-2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,816
Posted By Shana
I promise you, I would get evicted if I did that....

I promise you, I would get evicted if I did that. I live on the second floor, with windows looking out on a sidewalk and a very busy alley. And landlords on the first floor. I would be especially in...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   09-29-2015, 12:04 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,816
Posted By Shana
Youtube is a morass of useful, informative...

Youtube is a morass of useful, informative videos, pretty, uninformative videos, and utter wastes of my time. I prefer the forums to digging through that mess for anything good.

And I wish I...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   09-28-2015, 07:52 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,816
Posted By Shana
How do you do water changes?

I have three tanks, two 30 gallons and one 5 gallon. I do weekly water changes of 30 - 50% on all of them. My method is to use a substrate vacuum to empty dirty water into a mop bucket and then...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium   09-20-2015, 07:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 524
Posted By Shana
Great, thank you both! I thought these...

Great, thank you both!

I thought these hoods might not work, but I just wanted to know before I put them in the alley "free to a good home." I will buy some shop lights. It will be my first...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium   09-20-2015, 04:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 524
Posted By Shana
Indoor Plant Light

This isn't precisely a terrarium question, but this section is the best match I could find.

I need some indoor lighting for plants. Eventually I might try a lighted terrarium for my windowless...
Forum: Lighting   07-15-2015, 11:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 322
Posted By Shana
I am not doing CO2, only Excel and some...

I am not doing CO2, only Excel and some fertilizer. I'm hesitant to use an LED light because you can't replace the bulbs (right?) and that makes it seem like it has a very limited lifetime. My...
Forum: Lighting   07-15-2015, 12:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 322
Posted By Shana
Need a New Light

As I stated in another thread in this section, my light is dead. I need a new one but I don't know what to get. The only time I have ever used a light that was not the strip light that came with the...
Forum: Lighting   07-14-2015, 12:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 466
Posted By Shana
. I took the entire thing apart and can't...

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I took the entire thing apart and can't find anything that looks really wrong. There was some white dust on the inside but everything is connected and nothing looks scorched or visibly broken....
Forum: Lighting   07-11-2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 466
Posted By Shana
Dead light strip...can I fix it?

I accidentally posted this in "Equipment" and since I can't figure out how to move or delete the post, I am starting another thread in this section.

I've had a Coralife 96W Aqualight Strip for...
Forum: Lighting   07-11-2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 466
Posted By Shana
Also...I probably should have put this in the...

Also...I probably should have put this in the "Lighting" section. That's what I get for posting before coffee. I wonder if I can move this?
Forum: Lighting   07-11-2015, 03:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 466
Posted By Shana
Dead light strip...can I fix it?

I've had a Coralife 96W Aqualight Strip for five years. A few days ago I came home and the light was out. I changed the bulb but it still didn't come on. It seems to be dead. There were no "symptoms"...
Forum: Fish   06-19-2015, 05:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 497
Posted By Shana
I had a school of gold tetras that was terrified...

I had a school of gold tetras that was terrified of anything that moved on their side of the room until my plants grew enough to really fill the tank in. Once my tank went from medium planted to...
Forum: Fish   06-19-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 628
Posted By Shana
I have a dwarf bristlenose pleco that likes to...

I have a dwarf bristlenose pleco that likes to sleep on her back on the gravel. She just lies there, flat on her back. That certainly freaked me out the first time I saw it.

My betta also...
Forum: Fish   06-19-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 350
Posted By Shana
Hatchetfish Aggression

Hatchetfish were my favorite fish as a child. When I started keeping aquariums again about five years ago (aquariums larger than 5 gallons), I always knew that eventually I would want hatchets. Last...
Forum: Fish   05-06-2015, 06:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 404
Posted By Shana
I was keeping them at 75-77 until the ich...

I was keeping them at 75-77 until the ich started. Then I gradually raised the temperature to 85. Now I'm gradually lowering it beck to 75-77.

He's acting normal. He just looks strange.
Forum: Fish   05-05-2015, 11:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 404
Posted By Shana
Corydoras losing color?

I have five corydoras trinileatus and one seems to be losing his color. He is active, swimming around with his school, eating everything he can get, but losing more color above and below his side...
Forum: Fish   04-20-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 529
Posted By Shana
Once it warms up I am definitely going to try to...

Once it warms up I am definitely going to try to grow some mosquito larvae, but it probably won't be warm enough for that until late June. They seem to be doing well on the flake and mysis shrimp,...
Forum: Fish   04-17-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 529
Posted By Shana
I don't think I could have put 8 hatchet fish in...

I don't think I could have put 8 hatchet fish in a 5 gallon tank and had very good results, but I will look into a QT tank.

I think I might get the medication as a back up and try the heat fish....
Forum: Plants   04-17-2015, 01:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 861
Posted By Shana
I have no idea how to help you with moss, I just...

I have no idea how to help you with moss, I just wanted to say that that is a really beautiful piece of wood. That's going to be a great tank.
Forum: Fish   04-17-2015, 01:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 529
Posted By Shana
I know that quarantine is the best for new fish,...

I know that quarantine is the best for new fish, but I just don't have space for a separate, dedicated tank. I live in a one bedroom city apartment. I have a one gallon container that I've set up on...
Forum: Fish   04-17-2015, 12:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 529
Posted By Shana
Hatcets Have Ich, Considering Heat Treatment

I got a new school of hatchet fish about two weeks ago. Shortly after I got them two of them died and I returned them to the store. They told me that the batch of hatchet fish that they had purchased...
Forum: Fish   03-24-2015, 11:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,041
Posted By Shana
Well, now I am down to two swordtails. I read...

Well, now I am down to two swordtails. I read that Rio Otapas were good at jumping, but I did not expect hatcetfish-type jumping. It looks like I should have, because one of my females managed to...
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