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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-25-2015, 05:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 229
Posted By SueD
I think for sure the lighting technology/options...

I think for sure the lighting technology/options will continue to grow over 4-6 years. Can't speak for CO2 regulators - I have no experience with those.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-25-2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 450
Posted By SueD
I originally had one of the preset heaters in a...

I originally had one of the preset heaters in a small tank and found it was keeping the tank too warm at around 78-79F and there was no breeding going on. I had split stock between this tank and...
Forum: Fish 05-24-2015, 03:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 772
Posted By SueD
http://seriouslyfish.com/species/Boraras-maculatus...

http://seriouslyfish.com/species/Boraras-maculatus/

http://www.seriouslyfish.com/species/boraras-brigittae/

http://www.seriouslyfish.com/species/microdevario-kubotai/
Forum: Low Tech Forum 05-22-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,541
Posted By SueD
Did the tank come with a glass top? If not, you...

Did the tank come with a glass top? If not, you will need one of those too. And don't forget to go back and get the Prime. You can just get this at a Petsmart. For cycling, will need some ammonia...
Forum: Fish 05-18-2015, 04:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 457
Posted By SueD
Six sparkling gouramis at present. Used to have...

Six sparkling gouramis at present. Used to have 3 sparkling gouramis, 6 chilis and 4 habrosus cories.

Chilis and habrosus are now in a 20g long with other stock.
Forum: Fish 05-09-2015, 09:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 601
Posted By SueD
Not sure what else is in your tank, but I bet you...

Not sure what else is in your tank, but I bet you could find a purple beta somewhere
Forum: Equipment 05-01-2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 329
Posted By SueD
For my smaller (5g) tanks, I use a colander...

For my smaller (5g) tanks, I use a colander similar to the one linked below. Sit it across the tank top and use a bowl to scoop dechlorinated water into the colander.
...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-28-2015, 12:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 329
Posted By SueD
Some wood, like mopani, will easily sink if you...

Some wood, like mopani, will easily sink if you boil it several times first.
Forum: Equipment 04-28-2015, 12:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 389
Posted By SueD
http://www.homedepot.com/p/MOEN-Arbor-Single-Handl...

http://www.homedepot.com/p/MOEN-Arbor-Single-Handle-Side-Sprayer-Kitchen-Faucet-in-Spot-Resist-Stainless-7790SRS/203466091

This is one I bought a couple of years ago when redoing my kitchen. I...
Forum: Aquascaping 04-23-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 182
Posted By SueD
I boiled (full boil) a piece of mopani 5 -6 times...

I boiled (full boil) a piece of mopani 5 -6 times a day for over a week. It won't burn as long as you don't let the water evaporate completely - just like cooking anything else :confused1:
Forum: Plants 04-23-2015, 02:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 689
Posted By SueD
Try 4 - 5 assassin snails to get the pest snail...

Try 4 - 5 assassin snails to get the pest snail under control.
Forum: Aquascaping 04-23-2015, 02:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 250
Posted By SueD
If you've boiled it numerous times, it shouldn't...

If you've boiled it numerous times, it shouldn't leach that dark once you put it in your tank. I boiled a piece 5-6 times a day for over a week and each time the water continued to be as dark as the...
Forum: Fish 04-21-2015, 10:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 293
Posted By SueD
A nice school of Diamond Tetras is striking in a...

A nice school of Diamond Tetras is striking in a planted tank - I have 9 of them in a 40B. Can't say about compatibility with your other stock, though. Mine are up front, very active all of the...
Forum: Fish 04-16-2015, 03:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 565
Posted By SueD
Rachel is great to deal with. I've got an order...

Rachel is great to deal with. I've got an order coming from her tomorrow.

I got my otos at my local Petsmart last week on sale - $1.44 each.
Forum: Fish 04-16-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 681
Posted By SueD
If you're lucky, the plecs will stay at 4". My...

If you're lucky, the plecs will stay at 4". My male brown BNP is 6" and I just sold an albino male at 6" also. My female is a little less at about 5". Plecs have a very large bioload and are poop...
Forum: Fish 04-11-2015, 04:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 475
Posted By SueD
If the CPD's are healthy and swimming well, they...

If the CPD's are healthy and swimming well, they should not get sucked up by that size filter although shrimp could end up in there. But I use prefilters on all of my HOB's as they keep the filter...
Forum: Fish 04-11-2015, 03:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 320
Posted By SueD
I just sold a large male BNP who loved his bamboo...

I just sold a large male BNP who loved his bamboo tube. I just picked up the tube with my hands and transferred it to the bucket.
Forum: Plants 04-11-2015, 03:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 373
Posted By SueD
Wisteria, crypt wendtii, crypt lutea

Wisteria, crypt wendtii, crypt lutea
Forum: Fish 04-11-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 336
Posted By SueD
I would do one pearl gourami, large school of...

I would do one pearl gourami, large school of rummy nose tetras, some Diamond tetras, and maybe some emperor tetras to offset all of the silver of the other fish. However, if well planted, the...
Forum: Fish 04-11-2015, 03:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 336
Posted By SueD
Stick with one of the dwarf cories: Habrosus,...

Stick with one of the dwarf cories: Habrosus, pygmaeus, or hastatus. They should not uproot plants once the plants are growing well.

You could have a dozen chili rasboras and 7-8 of the dwarf...
Forum: Algae 04-07-2015, 11:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 356
Posted By SueD
There's also a black emperor tetra, but I think...

There's also a black emperor tetra, but I think they would snack on the shrimp.
Forum: Fish 03-31-2015, 12:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 392
Posted By SueD
I have a 20 long, well planted, with Kerri...

I have a 20 long, well planted, with Kerri tetras, cories and otos. My RCS population is booming. I won't say for sure that no shrimp are eaten, but all of the fish were in there long before the...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-23-2015, 11:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 303
Posted By SueD
Assassins are great for bladder/pond snails. I...

Assassins are great for bladder/pond snails. I would add a couple. Chances are if you've seen one bladder snail, there's a lot more in there. The earlier you start to manage them, the better. ...
Forum: Substrate 03-21-2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 794
Posted By SueD
As an alternative to the color of pool filter...

As an alternative to the color of pool filter sand, you could try Caribsea Instant Aquarium - Tahitian Moon. This is black sand that is packed in a liquid, much like Eco Complete, although it does...
Forum: Plants 03-21-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 577
Posted By SueD
I've bought the Petsmart ones and just planted as...

I've bought the Petsmart ones and just planted as I would any other plant. My tanks are low tech, little if any fert - maybe Flourish once in a while, Excel more often. They are small plants so they...
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