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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-16-2006, 07:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 402
Posted By dymndgyrl
But my point is that even those species I...

But my point is that even those species I mentioned, most of which are NOT cold water species, are still doing well in very cool water. You didn't mention what species you had in mind in your first...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-16-2006, 07:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 402
Posted By dymndgyrl
My coldwater tank is a consistant 65F in winter...

My coldwater tank is a consistant 65F in winter and these plants seem to be thriving: Italian val, corkscrew val, anubias 'nana', marimo balls, Xmas moss, riccia.
I suspect alot of plants probably...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-11-2006, 03:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,875
Posted By dymndgyrl
I've ordered plants from aquariumplants.com (the...

I've ordered plants from aquariumplants.com (the Canadian version) and was very happy with the quality and I thought the prices were reasonable).

If we support them with our business, they'll will...
Forum: Equipment 12-11-2006, 12:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 495
Posted By dymndgyrl
Rain water.

Rain water.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-09-2006, 07:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 284
Posted By dymndgyrl
My tap water is problamatic for various reasons...

My tap water is problamatic for various reasons so I use rainwater.

Ph - 6.8 - 7.0, Kh - 4

I'm happy with it.

Plus, I don't think anyone is saying don't put driftwood in the tank to grow...
Forum: Fish 12-03-2006, 06:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,644
Posted By dymndgyrl
Tetra makes this gel encased vacation food which...

Tetra makes this gel encased vacation food which they claim will not cloud the water. I think it either disolves very slowly or the fish just nibble at it. I'm going to try it with my goldfish over a...
Forum: Equipment 12-03-2006, 06:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 853
Posted By dymndgyrl
Oh. What is a pump rating? How is it different...

Oh. What is a pump rating? How is it different than the flow rating? And where can you find out what the real gph is? (for instance - do you know what the gph is on my other Eheim is - Ecco 2234?)
...
Forum: Equipment 12-02-2006, 07:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 973
Posted By dymndgyrl
I just ordered a Hydor Ekip 350 Thermofilter for...

I just ordered a Hydor Ekip 350 Thermofilter for a 10 g. which I'm hoping will be silent (being internal) and it looks nice and compact and will eliminate the need for another heater hanging in the...
Forum: Equipment 12-02-2006, 03:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 853
Posted By dymndgyrl
Hmm, yes. If I use an inline valve, I could put...

Hmm, yes. If I use an inline valve, I could put my reactor on one side and my UV sterilizer on the other, because I would really like to slow the flow thru the sterilizer.

Where do you get inline...
Forum: Equipment 12-02-2006, 04:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 853
Posted By dymndgyrl
Thanks guys (I wasn't trying to be pushy, sorry...

Thanks guys (I wasn't trying to be pushy, sorry if it sounded that way!)
Forum: Equipment 12-02-2006, 02:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 853
Posted By dymndgyrl
Bump. If nobody knows, does anybody have an...

Bump.

If nobody knows, does anybody have an opinion? If the flow is too much from my cannister I can set it up a different way.

Maybe this is just too dumb a question for words :)
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-02-2006, 02:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 241
Posted By dymndgyrl
I have an Ecco and I'm perfectly happy with the...

I have an Ecco and I'm perfectly happy with the subsrat Pro that came with it (the ones that look like coco puffs) They don't seem to clog and I like that they pack fairly close. Why would you switch...
Forum: Equipment 12-01-2006, 03:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 853
Posted By dymndgyrl
GPH flow thru Co2 reactor

I'm thinking of using a DIY reactor (Rex Griggs) with my 2L yeast system and Eheim 2026 cannister. My question is: does the amount of flow make any difference? The water will be shooting through the...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-19-2006, 07:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,645
Posted By dymndgyrl
- I'm using the AP test with drops - there is...

- I'm using the AP test with drops - there is essentially no color change, it stays yellow (maybe slightly darker yellow, which is why I estimate 1-3 instead of 0) I'm very careful to shake the...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-19-2006, 06:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,645
Posted By dymndgyrl
I've been looking at Chucks planted aquarium page...

I've been looking at Chucks planted aquarium page for the C02 - KH- PH charts and he says :

"NOTE: This calculator (and the chart based on this formula) will only work if your water is carbonate...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-19-2006, 05:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,645
Posted By dymndgyrl
Trying to understand KH - PH - Co2

My KH is 3 dh and my PH is 6.8 so according to the charts my Co2 levels are at 14 ppm which is enough for my lightly planted, 1.5 wpg, 70 g tank.

BUT, I have been having problems with high...
Forum: Fish 11-13-2006, 11:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 700
Posted By dymndgyrl
Also add a cheap HOB filter to the bucket or tub,...

Also add a cheap HOB filter to the bucket or tub, with some media from your tank filter. And do alot of water changes. A freind of mine overwinters pond fish like this with no problems. Maybe put...
Forum: Ponds 11-13-2006, 03:44 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,975
Posted By dymndgyrl
And here's the Skippy Mini- me. I used a combo of...

And here's the Skippy Mini- me. I used a combo of bird netting, and two kinds of pot scrubbers for the media:

Mini-Me Skip Jr. Biological Filter (http://www.skippysstuff.com/minime.htm)
Forum: Ponds 11-13-2006, 03:41 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,975
Posted By dymndgyrl
This is the brand fence kit I used, but I bought...

This is the brand fence kit I used, but I bought it at a local feed and garden supply store here in Canada, for only $160 cdn. If you look around you can probably find it cheaper on the web...
Forum: Ponds 11-12-2006, 11:55 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,975
Posted By dymndgyrl
Hi, I'll try posting my pics here thru...

Hi, I'll try posting my pics here thru photobucket, which I've never done before. I built the pond over the summer - about 350 - 400 gal. rubber lined, four big comets, homeade "Skippy" filter,...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-09-2006, 03:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 208
Posted By dymndgyrl
If you can use any size container then why do you...

If you can use any size container then why do you always read that DIY is insufficient for larger tanks? Is it just the inconvience of changing the yeast mix in a large container vs. a tank of CO2?...
Forum: Equipment 11-09-2006, 03:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,278
Posted By dymndgyrl
An Ehiem perhaps? You can join the club!

An Ehiem perhaps? You can join the club!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-07-2006, 04:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 956
Posted By dymndgyrl
Hey that's pretty nice, distrbd, where did you...

Hey that's pretty nice, distrbd, where did you get it? And how much$$$?

The trouble with most power bars is that a timer take up too much space and the outlets next to it are partly covered, but...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-03-2006, 02:43 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,386
Posted By dymndgyrl
YES, Hillstream loaches would be perfect in...

YES, Hillstream loaches would be perfect in there, great looking from above and suckered to the side. Also, Ianmoede, did you try a bubble stone in there with the cannister filter? The bubbles might...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-02-2006, 05:59 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,386
Posted By dymndgyrl
The goldfish may have died, but this thread may...

The goldfish may have died, but this thread may never!!!!
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