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Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   Today, 12:07 AM
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Posted By Moleen
I had the same problem...one of the guys at my...

I had the same problem...one of the guys at my local fish store sold me Microbelift Nite Out. I added two capfulls a day and did a 40% water change every other day..on the 3rd day and second water...
Forum: Fish   02-02-2016, 03:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 274
Posted By Moleen
Marbled Hatchet Fish?

Anyone to there have Marbled Hatchet Fish? I am stocking my new 40GB and would like know how they do in a community tank and what you think of them?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-31-2016, 01:40 AM
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Views: 883
Posted By Moleen
My city uses chloramines...I use Prime. We have...

My city uses chloramines...I use Prime. We have huge swings in PH...don't know if the chloramines have anything to do with that. I tested the tap h2o on Tues..7.4...tested the tap on thur...6.0?????
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-31-2016, 01:35 AM
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Views: 139
Posted By Moleen
Cycled 40GB in 14 days!

Greetings!

Started my 40GB on January 11th. I moderately planted it and added a capful of ammonia. I was trying to do a "fishes cycle". My ammonia was 4ppm......until the 15th (it read 2ppm)....
Forum: Low Tech Forum   01-31-2016, 12:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,214
Posted By Moleen
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Forum: Low Tech Forum   01-29-2016, 11:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 409
Posted By Moleen
Without. I love the composition on the bottom,...

Without. I love the composition on the bottom, the flow is peaceful. The two pieces of wood in the top picture look like they are "fighting" each other.
Forum: Low Tech Forum   01-25-2016, 11:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,214
Posted By Moleen
Is this a bacterial bloom?... Hope you can see...

Is this a bacterial bloom?... Hope you can see all the tiny specs floating in water.
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Forum: Tank Journals   01-25-2016, 08:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 337
Posted By Moleen
Trimmed back the Water Sprite and planted some...

Trimmed back the Water Sprite and planted some Compacta. I will be planting 3 Nubia Petite, 2 Nubia Nano and some Spiral Val this weekend. Rearranged the rocks....I think it looks a little better?...
Forum: Lighting   01-24-2016, 01:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 175
Posted By Moleen
Red face Advice on lighting...Low Tech..40GB

Hi all!

Snowing up here in Boston area! BRRRRRRRR!
Need advice on lighting for my NEW Low Tech 40GB. Currently I have a 24" Floramax 6500k Tube in a 36" crappy Aqueon hood. I need advise on what...
Forum: Fish   01-21-2016, 08:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 882
Posted By Moleen
Check out the Humpheaded Glass Fish! I am...

Check out the Humpheaded Glass Fish! I am definitely getting these guys as soon as my 40GB cycles. Saw them at a local LFS and they are super cool fish. Peaceful but may eat nano fish.
Forum: Tank Journals   01-20-2016, 02:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 337
Posted By Moleen
I will be changing the lighting soon. The 36"...

I will be changing the lighting soon. The 36" hood I purchased only accommodates a 24" inch tube??????
But I did replace the standard with higher quality light, for now. I had read to keep heater in...
Forum: Tank Journals   01-19-2016, 11:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 337
Posted By Moleen
New 40G Breeder Scape..opinions, suggestions?

Hi, what do you guys think? First attempt at design...definately will be adding more plants. Any opinions?

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Forum: Low Tech Forum   01-17-2016, 08:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,214
Posted By Moleen
Picked up some more plants today at LFS. Ended up...

Picked up some more plants today at LFS. Ended up bringing home 3 phantom tetras. Also, got some media from a friends fish tank.

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Forum: Low Tech Forum   01-17-2016, 03:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,214
Posted By Moleen
Just playing around with aqua scape. Plan on many...

Just playing around with aqua scape. Plan on many more plants. Not really thrilled with this....opinions welcome!

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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-17-2016, 02:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 420
Posted By Moleen
Tested tap h20....1ppm ammonia (our water has...

Tested tap h20....1ppm ammonia (our water has chloramine) Usually tests between .25-1ppm. No nitrites or nitrates. Added to Java Fern and a sword today.bump
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-16-2016, 12:01 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,905
Posted By Moleen
Trying to do a fishless cycle! LOL!

Trying to do a fishless cycle! LOL!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-16-2016, 12:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 420
Posted By Moleen
I did a 25% water change and added the...

I did a 25% water change and added the appropriate Prime. The ammonia still tested at 4ppm? Bigger water change?
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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-14-2016, 11:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 420
Posted By Moleen
I don't have access to old filter media. OK...so...

I don't have access to old filter media. OK...so should I just wait this out....do a huge water change, throw in another bottle of safe start????
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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-14-2016, 11:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 420
Posted By Moleen
Yes, I got my ammonia at Ace. No, I did not wait...

Yes, I got my ammonia at Ace. No, I did not wait a day but I did add Prime. My filter is an Eheim Pro 3. I filled one of the trays with Bio Home Ultra Mini and I also have Purigen in my filter. I got...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-14-2016, 07:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 420
Posted By Moleen
Question First fishless cycle......

Started my first fishless cycle this past Sunday on my 40G breeder. Added a capful of ammonia (4ppm) and a small bottle of Safe Start. Day 4 and and still reading 4ppm. Is this normal?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-12-2016, 09:07 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,705
Posted By Moleen
Looks great, how about a few details on how you...

Looks great, how about a few details on how you refinished it?

Painted it with Annie Sloan chalk paint. Base coat in CoCo, top coat in Paris Gray (diluted 3-1 with water). Clear waxed it and then...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   01-12-2016, 08:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,214
Posted By Moleen
Yes, painted the back of tank with acrylic paint....

Yes, painted the back of tank with acrylic paint. Still need to get plants, lighting and more rocks.
Forum: Low Tech Forum   01-11-2016, 02:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,214
Posted By Moleen
Hi! Started my first "fishless cycle". Just got...

Hi! Started my first "fishless cycle". Just got done installing my Eheim Canister Filter....filled tank, dumped in a 3.38 FL OZ bottle of Tetra Safe Start, dumped in a capful of ammonia....tested...
Forum: Equipment   01-10-2016, 11:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 258
Posted By Moleen
Eheim Canister Question

Hi,
I am in the process of installing my Eheim canister filter on my new tank and it is missing the hose clamp. I already ordered another online but was wondering if i can go ahead and start it up...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-10-2016, 02:05 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,705
Posted By Moleen
Restoration completed! Just need to let wax set...

Restoration completed! Just need to let wax set and then buff it to a nice shine! Tank is getting set up and scaped tomorrow! Let the cycle begin!:laugh2:

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