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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-08-2016, 05:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 355
Posted By Kathyy
Agree. Are you sure the essential nutrients are...

Agree. Are you sure the essential nutrients are in adequate supply? Are your lights strong enough?

I was completely sold on CO2 after a couple weeks of seeing pearling but even more when I saw my...
Forum: Aquascaping   02-07-2016, 11:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 223
Posted By Kathyy
Lovely tank! Yes, it is similar to the scapes...

Lovely tank! Yes, it is similar to the scapes shown on the ADA channel. Go for it. You could make it a center island if that suits the tank's location in the room if you prefer.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-07-2016, 08:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 164
Posted By Kathyy
I suggest reading the journal, nano and low tech...

I suggest reading the journal, nano and low tech forums here and taking a lot of notes to see what equipment and plants work and look good to you and of course what direction do you want your scape...
Forum: Plants   02-07-2016, 07:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 186
Posted By Kathyy
Angelfish eat plants too.

Angelfish eat plants too.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   02-07-2016, 07:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 227
Posted By Kathyy
Planted tanks are dirty, socks can be a pain but...

Planted tanks are dirty, socks can be a pain but some people here do use them. The 5x5 prefilter of coarse foam over the drain lasts a week for me but some people get to change out socks every other...
Forum: Aquascaping   02-07-2016, 07:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 223
Posted By Kathyy
That's a classic ADA type scape. If you haven't...

That's a classic ADA type scape. If you haven't been look through the videos on their youtube channel. Just leave out the background of stems and you have half the scapes there.

Use sand around...
Forum: Substrate   02-07-2016, 05:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 410
Posted By Kathyy
Do you think this saved you any time or effort?...

Do you think this saved you any time or effort? Granted fish catching isn't fun but seems to me removing plants, hardscape then fish, draining tank, changing substrate then being able to redo the...
Forum: Tank Journals   02-07-2016, 03:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 466
Posted By Kathyy
Wow, that water is just like coffee! Great...

Wow, that water is just like coffee! Great shopping.

A lot of elegant solutions here, like it. Speaker cabinet, perfect, HOB taking from below and pouring over the moss, perfect so long as the...
Forum: Tank Journals   02-07-2016, 02:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 118
Posted By Kathyy
Thanks for saving me from back to back posts!...

Thanks for saving me from back to back posts! Dividing a tank is a great idea. Oh well. Actually I have 2 whole panes left..... Pico or divided tank????

Well I don't see any way to edit my...
Forum: Tank Journals   02-07-2016, 01:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 118
Posted By Kathyy
MOH* Nightlight Nano Tank

*Materials on Hand
Bought a dozen 12x15" aquarium panes and only needed 2. What to do, what to do. Build a nano tank of course! Didn't spend a dime until the tank had survived a week full of water...
Forum: Plants   02-06-2016, 11:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 236
Posted By Kathyy
Most of the plants we grow are bog plants that...

Most of the plants we grow are bog plants that would love to grow out of the water. The pothos and moss you already have will. Try smaller crypts. Try pennywort, the smaller kinds especially. Try...
Forum: Substrate   02-06-2016, 10:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 410
Posted By Kathyy
How did you put in the new stuff? Bottle method?...

How did you put in the new stuff? Bottle method? Tube? Just submerged a cup of rinsed stuff?
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   02-06-2016, 08:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 227
Posted By Kathyy
Hi Lawrence, I'm Kathy who bought the 180 gallon...

Hi Lawrence, I'm Kathy who bought the 180 gallon peninsula from you in 2012. Love the tank, it is almost my dream tank.

Been occasionally checking in on your reef tank, it was amazing.
...
Forum: Substrate   02-05-2016, 09:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 410
Posted By Kathyy
I would wait until you have the new substrate in...

I would wait until you have the new substrate in hand and remove fish, dump out the water, install new substrate, rescape and fill tank too.

If you have really good suction on your siphon you...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-05-2016, 07:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 524
Posted By Kathyy
Bigger than you want but what about Diamond...

Bigger than you want but what about Diamond Tetras?

Love hatchet fish but would choose a solid silver species, the marbled would blend in.

Colombian tetras? Or their counterpart across the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-04-2016, 04:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 754
Posted By Kathyy
Have you weighed it down? My big root stayed down...

Have you weighed it down? My big root stayed down if I weighted it in place then removed the weight even though it really wasn't water logged. For some reason having the wood completely underwater...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   02-03-2016, 05:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 816
Posted By Kathyy
I am in the later stages of putting together a...

I am in the later stages of putting together a 15x12x12" low tech nano that will have all equipment hidden but a mattenfilter rather than AIO.

Generally a planted tank needs about 10x turn over...
Forum: Aquascaping   02-03-2016, 03:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 253
Posted By Kathyy
Wow, you found lots of ways to tilt the wood. ...

Wow, you found lots of ways to tilt the wood.

I really like the second version, the curly top is nice and the second to the last one with the arched root is interesting as well.
Forum: Aquascaping   02-02-2016, 04:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 253
Posted By Kathyy
Try tilting it sideways so the top of the wood is...

Try tilting it sideways so the top of the wood is somewhere between the filter and the back corner of the tank viewed from the front, not actually tilted toward the back of the tank though. You may...
Forum: Fish   01-31-2016, 04:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 401
Posted By Kathyy
Mollies are good algae eaters. You may notice...

Mollies are good algae eaters. You may notice them at the surface skimming off the surface film too. I've had platies and swordtails that picked at the tank non stop too. Females generally are the...
Forum: Aquascaping   01-31-2016, 01:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 189
Posted By Kathyy
I'd go to the AGA contest website. The plants...

I'd go to the AGA contest website. The plants used are listed plus lots of other details on how it is done.

Here's one of this sort of scape....
Forum: Low Tech Forum   01-30-2016, 04:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 821
Posted By Kathyy
Plants need some GH and KH! Magnesium, calcium...

Plants need some GH and KH! Magnesium, calcium and carbonates are important for plant health. I add a bit of KH and GH booster to my change water otherwise some plants don't grow properly and my...
Forum: DIY   01-29-2016, 03:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 205
Posted By Kathyy
I'd try the 300gph pump first. If it is too small...

I'd try the 300gph pump first. If it is too small then get a more powerful one. I'd discharge it before the filter media or maybe put a prefilter sponge on it if there's room for one.

Or have a...
Forum: Plants   01-25-2016, 09:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 170
Posted By Kathyy
Many aquatic plants need to change over leaves to...

Many aquatic plants need to change over leaves to ones that are adapted to your particular tank's conditions. Not sure about Bacopa but Amazon swords are grown in air and those leaves will not live...
Forum: Lighting   01-25-2016, 09:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 328
Posted By Kathyy
It's personal taste and the fish would be fine...

It's personal taste and the fish would be fine with 15 minute ramp up/down. I want to be able to see in the tank when I am in the room so use low light in the morning and after dark to keep the tank...
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