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Forum: Lighting 02-06-2011, 11:46 PM
Replies: 0
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Posted By lainealex
plant light for five gallon tank

Does anyone know of a light on legs that would work for a five gallon tank to grow plants at about fifteen to twenty watts?

Not pink!

Thanks,

Lainey
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-22-2011, 03:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 938
Posted By lainealex
I agree with done with mail order - I am curious...

I agree with done with mail order - I am curious as to what other peoples' experiences are with mail order fish and inverts?

I have ordered heavily for a couple of years from vendors with...
Forum: Fish 12-30-2010, 03:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 430
Posted By lainealex
Well, I've got one of those cubic miles of peat,...

Well, I've got one of those cubic miles of peat, so worst case I can send you some and you send back the worms?

Let me keep trying and see...

Thank you!

Lainey
Forum: Fish 12-30-2010, 01:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 430
Posted By lainealex
I tried WTB at SwapandShop - no replies. I...

I tried WTB at SwapandShop - no replies.

I realize they need heatpacks...just can't find anyone to sell them to me.

Lainey
Forum: Fish 12-30-2010, 01:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 430
Posted By lainealex
Grindal worms

Does anyone know where I can purchase some grindals? I don't see them on aquabid.

Thanks,

Lainey
Forum: Fish 12-05-2010, 12:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 497
Posted By lainealex
oh, btw, You can eventually get your fish to eat...

oh, btw, You can eventually get your fish to eat prepared foods when they're hungry enough.[/QUOTE]

Well, that is true for many fish, but apparently, not so licorice gouramis - the European...
Forum: Fish 12-04-2010, 11:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 497
Posted By lainealex
Why do you think a glass tank would work...

Why do you think a glass tank would work differently than a bucket with a light over the top? Or are you thinking they need more gallons of water? In other words, why might this work better than my...
Forum: Fish 12-04-2010, 11:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 497
Posted By lainealex
Help with daphnia moina

I am really desperate for some help with culturing daphnia moina. I have a large colony of licorice gouramis who don't eat too many live foods well, and daphnia moina is their favorite. I also have...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-29-2010, 06:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 716
Posted By lainealex
I used a pinch of the montmor. clay and the water...

I used a pinch of the montmor. clay and the water turned yellow-brown - is this to be expected? It's not attractive, but the inverts seem happy.

Lainey
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-29-2010, 03:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 716
Posted By lainealex
...too bad I just sent away to Malaysia for the...

...too bad I just sent away to Malaysia for the mineral powder when I had a jar of montmor clay in the basement!
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-29-2010, 01:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 716
Posted By lainealex
Shirakura mineral versus Equilibrium

I have a five gallon shrimp tank with RCS and Amanos. The water is RO with equilibrium added to raise the GH. Should I also add Shirakura mineral powder on top of the Equilibrium? Should I use the...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-27-2010, 04:05 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 255
Posted By lainealex
RCS and amanos

I am wondering if red cherries and amanos will do well in a five gallon tank with RO water that has pH of 6.4, kh of 0 to 1, gH of 5 to 7, temps of 78?

Thanks.

Lainey
Forum: Plants 10-27-2010, 01:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 441
Posted By lainealex
I have found that the pictures differ. Like on...

I have found that the pictures differ. Like on aquatic moss, some of their photos did not look anything like close ups of my mosses of the same name. I know my IDs are correct because I bought my...
Forum: Plants 10-27-2010, 01:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 441
Posted By lainealex
Moss tutorial

I need a moss tutorial. I have peacock, willow, weeping, Christmas and Taiwan - and I can't tell any of them apart.

I have them in all different tanks, and I find that when I move a clump of one...
Forum: Algae 10-17-2010, 08:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 924
Posted By lainealex
So in other words, I was asking the wrong...

So in other words, I was asking the wrong question. I should have asked: since I obviously have lots of BBA in my tanks, why isn't it growing on my plants?

I'm happy to hear that the answer is...
Forum: Algae 10-17-2010, 06:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 924
Posted By lainealex
I don't think it is my lighting since I have same...

I don't think it is my lighting since I have same or similar lighting on all seven planted tanks and only the three with eheim canister filters (versus HOB) have the BBA growing on plastic.

I...
Forum: Algae 10-17-2010, 04:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 924
Posted By lainealex
My BBA is growing only on plastic equipment -...

My BBA is growing only on plastic equipment - cleaning it off with hydrogen peroxide etc does not work because it comes back. It is in the areas of high flow like on the outlet filter pipe and the...
Forum: Algae 10-17-2010, 03:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 924
Posted By lainealex
BBA on equipment

I have seven planted tanks, and all the plants in all the tanks are relatively algae-free. I am not seeing anything more than occasional GSA on the glass and maybe some GSA on a few leaves of plants...
Forum: Fish 10-14-2010, 05:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 296
Posted By lainealex
Young dwarf puffer problem

I purchased seven very young dwarf puffers recently and placed them all into a ten gallon planted tank until they can be sexed and broken into safe, small groups (IE one male and a few females)....
Forum: Fish 09-29-2010, 01:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 536
Posted By lainealex
Water for FW bumble-bee goby

Has anyone kept Brachygobius Aggregatus in soft, acidic water? I am interested in this fish as it is supposed to be a freshwater goby and schools, but my water is RO plus GH booster - I keep the KH...
Forum: Fish 09-05-2010, 02:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 255
Posted By lainealex
Urgent breeding question

I have been trying to breed my licorice gouramis for months, it's really hard - but tonight I see a baby in a cave! I'm excited beyond what is probably reasonable:) but my question is, how do I get...
Forum: Plants 09-01-2010, 05:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 644
Posted By lainealex
Ya I think that's what I have. I will start to...

Ya I think that's what I have. I will start to really try hard to remove it. I don't want a carnivorous plant "problem" even if it's not that bad.

:)

Lainey
Forum: Plants 09-01-2010, 01:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 644
Posted By lainealex
Thread-like plant

I feel scared to ask this question as I fear the answer may be really bad! I have this green thread type plant thing in my planted tanks - it looks like a tiny chain. It forms a long winding thread...
Forum: Fish 08-26-2010, 03:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 421
Posted By lainealex
I had three nests full of eggs. I saw snails in...

I had three nests full of eggs. I saw snails in the caves right on top of the eggs and after that the eggs were gone and did not get replaced by the gouramis. I just put it together that the snails...
Forum: Fish 08-26-2010, 05:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 421
Posted By lainealex
Snails eating eggs

I see pond snails in my black film canisters which I use as caves for my licorice gouramis, and I have seen them grazing on the licorice gourami eggs, or so it appears. With such a small fish (one...
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