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Forum: Equipment 07-03-2014, 01:56 AM
Replies: 7
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Posted By tithra
Adsorb not absorb - thanks for this distinction,...

Adsorb not absorb - thanks for this distinction, learn something new every day ;)


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Forum: Tank Journals 06-29-2014, 11:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,138
Posted By tithra
Thank you! I really enjoy my goldfish and luckily...

Thank you! I really enjoy my goldfish and luckily they are well behaved enough for me to keep a planted tank as well :)


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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-28-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 389
Posted By tithra
Problems with 40b

Lights are about 4 mos old now, so not brand new, but also not super old. When I first got my par meter from hoppy I contacted him because I was surprised by the lower than anticipated numbers I was...
Forum: Equipment 06-28-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 514
Posted By tithra
Oh god. Yeah, these are the scenarios that go...

Oh god. Yeah, these are the scenarios that go through my mind. I had one of those little 88g co2 containers go awhile back and that was scary enough, I can't imagine a big one dumping, especially in...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-28-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,138
Posted By tithra
I was just reading back through this thread and...

I was just reading back through this thread and when I first posted my fish weighed 130 and 160 grams...they are now 200 and 250 grams :)


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Forum: Tank Journals 06-28-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,138
Posted By tithra
75g Planted Oranda Tank

So here's the update ;)

I got the 75 gallon tank, and then I moved. In the moving process all my plants unfortunately sat in a bucket of water for about 2 weeks. The only plants that made it were...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-28-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 389
Posted By tithra
Have you actually tested your PAR? I have the...

Have you actually tested your PAR? I have the same basic setup with 4x bulbs (2x aquaticlife fixture) on a 40 breeder and I only have about 60 par mid tank at the substrate level (I have a par meter...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-28-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 8,651
Posted By tithra
wow wow wow! dying with jealousy over here lol....

wow wow wow! dying with jealousy over here lol. Can't wait to watch this develop.
Forum: Aquascaping 06-27-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 270
Posted By tithra
I paint mine. If you use a latex paint it's...

I paint mine. If you use a latex paint it's pretty easy to remove if you don't like it - it peels off in large sheets in my experience. I use a latex flat black (I prefer flat over glossy) and then I...
Forum: Equipment 06-27-2014, 03:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 260
Posted By tithra
Lol, nice :p Tank is 5 hrs away, I decided...

Lol, nice :p

Tank is 5 hrs away, I decided it wasn't worth it if it's not an easy fix. Even for a good deal I don't think I'd want to look at a blue background.


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Forum: Plants 06-27-2014, 01:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 181
Posted By tithra
I could be wrong but I think the second is...

I could be wrong but I think the second is Ludwigia 'Cuba'.... I think limnophila aromatica has slightly serrated edges on the leaves, which I don't see. I've kept both and it looks Cuba to me.
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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-26-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 702
Posted By tithra
Take a look at the for sale section here. Most of...

Take a look at the for sale section here. Most of the time you'll get the best deal and selection from other hobbyists looking to get rid of plants after a trim. I've bought from several people here...
Forum: Equipment 06-26-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 260
Posted By tithra
Thank you guys, sounds like slim chances it's...

Thank you guys, sounds like slim chances it's removeable, guess I'll keep looking


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Forum: Equipment 06-26-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 260
Posted By tithra
Can background on acrylic tank be removed?

I'm looking at a 180 acrylic tank on craigslist right now, but it has one of those blue backgrounds that comes with the tank (as in you choose if you want blue or black when you buy it sort of...
Forum: Equipment 06-24-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 514
Posted By tithra
Yeah, I'm sure most people would. Rationally, I...

Yeah, I'm sure most people would. Rationally, I know it would have been fine, but honestly I'm the type of person that imagines their aquarium exploding any minute lol, so having an overfilled tank...
Forum: Equipment 06-24-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 514
Posted By tithra
There are unfortunately few options that I know...

There are unfortunately few options that I know of nearby. I think we have an air gas nearby, I'll give them a call, but when I checked a year or so ago it was pricier than the place I'm going now...
Forum: Equipment 06-24-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 514
Posted By tithra
Hi! I checked that the regulator was working by...

Hi! I checked that the regulator was working by attaching it to my other tank that was reading 900psi just to make sure the gauge was working.

I weighed the tank by placing it on the scale all...
Forum: Equipment 06-21-2014, 01:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 514
Posted By tithra
Thank you so much for your input :) I think I'm...

Thank you so much for your input :)
I think I'm just going to go exchange the tank tomorrow and not mess with it. Having had a bit of a scare when one of those little 88g tanks fully emptied on me...
Forum: Equipment 06-21-2014, 12:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 514
Posted By tithra
Just weighed it, it's 14lbs Tare weight looks...

Just weighed it, it's 14lbs
Tare weight looks like it's 7.8lbs + 5lbs for the tank, so it's a little over a lb over


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Forum: Equipment 06-21-2014, 12:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 514
Posted By tithra
Not today. It was low 70's here today. I had it...

Not today. It was low 70's here today. I had it in the car for about 7 minutes, and then it sat in my house for a few hours before I tried to set it up. It has been hot earlier in the week though,...
Forum: Equipment 06-20-2014, 11:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 514
Posted By tithra
the regulator is brand new, haven't ever used it...

the regulator is brand new, haven't ever used it before. Maybe I will try hooking this regulator up to my other co2 tank that's reading 900 psi

ugh, co2 freaks me out sometimes!

okay, it's not...
Forum: Equipment 06-20-2014, 11:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 514
Posted By tithra
I am in the middle of setting up a new regulator,...

I am in the middle of setting up a new regulator, I just hooked up the new co2 tank (5lb) and the high pressure gauge is reading 1400? I have never seen it above 900, and am wondering if this is...
Forum: Plants 12-24-2013, 07:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 455
Posted By tithra
Thank you!! I had a feeling it was mondo grass...

Thank you!! I had a feeling it was mondo grass but wasn't sure because typically what I have seen has longer leaves than that. I'll give my friend a heads up :)


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Forum: Plants 12-24-2013, 01:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 455
Posted By tithra
Plant ID please :)

Happy holidays to everyone!

I need help with a plant ID. This is a friend's tank and I am having trouble identifying this plant from the pic. It was bought at petco I believe.

It's the short...
Forum: Plants 11-05-2013, 11:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 652
Posted By tithra
Also what type of plants are you dipping? I use a...

Also what type of plants are you dipping? I use a bleach dip for most of my plants but some plants can be sensitive to bleach so I keep PP on hand for those that are more delicate.


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