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Forum: Fish 01-28-2006, 02:04 AM
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Posted By wonder woman
Red worm issues

Hi All!
After a long hiatus from my fish and plants, my interest has been re-sparked.

Let me explain:
Several months ago (well, almost a year), I discovered that most of the angels, tetras,...
Forum: Ponds 08-15-2005, 10:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,610
Posted By wonder woman
Wasserpest- Pretty little pond! I feel your...

Wasserpest-
Pretty little pond!
I feel your pain about the green thread algae. What has worked excellently for me so far is the barley pads placed in the filter, over the water flow. For at least 3...
Forum: Ponds 08-08-2005, 09:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,044
Posted By wonder woman
Update- 8/8/05

Well, it's been a little while since I've updated the photos of the turtle pond. It's still not finished, and the turtles aren't swimming in it yet, but several comet and shubunkin babies are growing...
Forum: Ponds 07-25-2005, 09:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,610
Posted By wonder woman
Yes, to be honest, it is just dirt around the...

Yes, to be honest, it is just dirt around the pond. But my soil seems to be mostly dirt. Grey hard, dry clay-like material. Although our grass out front doesn't seem to have a hard time growing in...
Forum: Ponds 07-25-2005, 09:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,610
Posted By wonder woman
All of this sounds very familiar... I've got...

All of this sounds very familiar...
I've got some of this done (buried the power cord, did some landscaping, etc.). I'm having a dickens of a time finding a plant that will grow well on the dirt...
Forum: Ponds 07-25-2005, 08:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,610
Posted By wonder woman
Please keep us all informed on how it runs over...

Please keep us all informed on how it runs over the long haul. I would really like to know how these cheaper pumps hold up.
How about some pictures of the little pond?
If you show me yours, I'll...
Forum: Ponds 07-11-2005, 10:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,610
Posted By wonder woman
I'm probably not qualified to give an opinion on...

I'm probably not qualified to give an opinion on whether or not a cheaper pump (like Via Aqua) is better, since I have no experience with them. But I chose my pumps over the cheaper ones based on gph...
Forum: Ponds 07-11-2005, 09:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,610
Posted By wonder woman
I can only add the 2 cents of my own experience...

I can only add the 2 cents of my own experience (both good experiences)-

I have 2 pumps, one for the 550g koi pond, and one for the 165g turtle pond. The koi pond has a Fishmate 4000 (1000gph). It...
Forum: Ponds 05-31-2005, 08:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,044
Posted By wonder woman
Erring on the side of caution

Thanks for the sage advice, everyone.

Well, I finally got enough time (and money) this weekend to attack the turtle pond one more time. Especially after the "flood" a few weeks ago, I've been...
Forum: Ponds 05-12-2005, 09:19 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 548
Posted By wonder woman
Need tech help- anyone have a Tetra Pond Dynamag pump?

Regarding my previous post, "From Bad to Worse", here's what I've found:
The impeller can be replaced. The thing I'm most concerned about is the white pin inside the impeller housing that the...
Forum: Ponds 05-08-2005, 05:21 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 604
Posted By wonder woman
From bad to worse!

Does anyone know if an impeller AND the white ceramic (?) pin that the impeller revolves around on a Tetra Pond Dynamag pump is replaceable? For unknown reasons, my impeller turned to mush after...
Forum: Ponds 05-08-2005, 04:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,044
Posted By wonder woman
Wow! Some more excellent help- I can't thank...

Wow!
Some more excellent help- I can't thank you all enough!
A few things:
1- The pond is sited far enough from the roof of the neighbor's house that I don't think runoff is an issue. At least, I...
Forum: Ponds 05-07-2005, 07:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,044
Posted By wonder woman
This was meant to be a SMALL scale project that...

This was meant to be a SMALL scale project that seems to be getting out of hand. If I had known that drainage was going to be an issue, I'm not sure I would have attempted it. I've got only a small...
Forum: Ponds 05-06-2005, 10:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,044
Posted By wonder woman
I'm definitely not an expert (or this never would...

I'm definitely not an expert (or this never would have happened!) but I don't think the drainage is the problem either. I only think it would be a probelm somewhere like New Orleans, which is below...
Forum: Ponds 05-06-2005, 08:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,044
Posted By wonder woman
Disaster- Floating pond form!

Hi All!
I'm hoping someone out there has experience with what just happened to me and/or can offer me some advice on how to fix my problem.
Last weekend, I dug the hole for a 165g preformed pond...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-07-2005, 08:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,543
Posted By wonder woman
Hi Tony- I have to say it (even though someone...

Hi Tony-
I have to say it (even though someone probably already has)- everything you touch seems to turn to green!

You know who'd be right at home in there? Sea Monkeys!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-07-2005, 08:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 707
Posted By wonder woman
Here's an idea- Take the 45g, and sell the 20g....

Here's an idea- Take the 45g, and sell the 20g. Believe me, if you like planted tanks, YOU WILL EVENTUALLY WANT A LARGER ONE SO BAD YOU'LL DO ANYTHING TO GET IT! Read enough of the posts here on this...
Forum: Fish 04-06-2005, 07:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,103
Posted By wonder woman
Talonstorm- I'd GLADLY trade my ablility to get...

Talonstorm-
I'd GLADLY trade my ablility to get my platies to reproduce with your ability to keep healthy cories for years! Cories are my favorite fish. Unfortunately, a lot of it may have to do...
Forum: Fish 04-04-2005, 07:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,103
Posted By wonder woman
Funny how each generation becomes healthier and...

Funny how each generation becomes healthier and healthier (because of the learning curve of the fish's owner). Or maybe it's because they're not very healthy to begin with when we buy them from the...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 03-30-2005, 11:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 889
Posted By wonder woman
Thanks guys! I was hoping for this kind of help!...

Thanks guys! I was hoping for this kind of help! There sure are a lot of knowledgeable hamdymen (and women) around here.
M.Lemay-
We would probably be buying the tub from Lowes or Home Depot, and...
Forum: Fish 03-30-2005, 10:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,103
Posted By wonder woman
Thanks, all! I live for the little "reward"...

Thanks, all!
I live for the little "reward" moments like these, because sometimes it seems like all I do is combat algae, and wonder why I can't keep a cory alive for more than a month (one thing...
Forum: Fish 03-29-2005, 08:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,103
Posted By wonder woman
Mr. Swordtail's story

I have a little story to tell:
My last surviving swordtail died this weekend. He was the last descendant of the original group of swordtails that were my first fish I ever kept in an aquarium...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 03-29-2005, 08:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 889
Posted By wonder woman
Bathroom tub remodeling question

A question to all you home-improvers and do-it-yourselfers (and contractors, and plummers...):

We are re-doing our masterbath. It currently has a regular tub which is also our shower. We want to...
Forum: Ponds 03-24-2005, 09:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 637
Posted By wonder woman
I'd be interested in this too! I'll make you a...

I'd be interested in this too!
I'll make you a deal- I'll post the link when I find a good resource for vivaria, and you post the link when you find a good pond forum!
Forum: Other Websites 03-23-2005, 10:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 840
Posted By wonder woman
Anyone know a good vivarium gallery?

Does anyone know of a good website with lots of pictures of vivariums, etc. (particularly ones that would house slider (pond) turtles AND fish?
I'm looking more for what MOST hobbiests have set up,...
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