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Forum: Substrate   01-30-2016, 11:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 333
Posted By bikinibottom
Hmmmmmm... hadn't thought of that. I do have...

Hmmmmmm... hadn't thought of that. I do have another, smaller canister filter and could move everything to another tank for awhile.
Forum: Substrate   01-30-2016, 09:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 333
Posted By bikinibottom
I had a feeling you were all going to say that...

I had a feeling you were all going to say that about the substrate. Uggghhhh. I can't even envision a day when I'll have that much time to myself unless I take a day off from work. It would be...
Forum: Substrate   01-30-2016, 06:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 333
Posted By bikinibottom
Yes, duckweed. That's exactly it, thanks.

Yes, duckweed. That's exactly it, thanks.
Forum: Substrate   01-30-2016, 05:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 333
Posted By bikinibottom
Question What to do about soil on top of cap?

Hi, All. I have a highly neglected, low-tech planted tank that I want to rejuvenate (it was up for about a year before I had a baby and then i basically stopped taking care of it other than the most...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-14-2013, 10:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,824
Posted By bikinibottom
My opinion of using peat for adjusting pH -- not...

My opinion of using peat for adjusting pH -- not worth the effort. In my case I used peat granules in a canister filter (1 cup for a 40-gal tank). It lowered the pH from 7.4 to 7.2 for about 2 weeks...
Forum: Fish   03-07-2013, 07:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,223
Posted By bikinibottom
Thanks for getting back to me. Definitely have...

Thanks for getting back to me. Definitely have not excluded that possibility (that they've just calmed down). Their skin looks good, eyes are clear and alert, they swim around when food enters the...
Forum: Fish   03-07-2013, 01:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,223
Posted By bikinibottom
So they were happy for 2 months being a group of...

So they were happy for 2 months being a group of 3 but have since decided they are unhappy? :confused:
Forum: Fish   03-06-2013, 10:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,223
Posted By bikinibottom
I would buy the pH argument if the behavior of...

I would buy the pH argument if the behavior of the other fish had changed, but it hasn't. And I would buy the temperature argument if the temperature had changed, but it has been consistently at 76...
Forum: Fish   03-06-2013, 06:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,223
Posted By bikinibottom
Lethargic False Jullii Cory Cat

I have a 40-gal that has been set up for about 3.5 months. Inhabitants: 2 gouramis, 13 tetras, 5 guppies, 3 false julii cory cats and 5 amano shrimp. The cories have always been really active,...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-06-2013, 01:31 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,383
Posted By bikinibottom
Let's break down all this outrage. An "abusive...

Let's break down all this outrage. An "abusive girl" "saved" a goldfish from a too-small tank that was not being properly taken care of (as evidenced supposedly by a proliferation of algae and the...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   03-02-2013, 12:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 526
Posted By bikinibottom
I know everyone hates the T word, but have you...

I know everyone hates the T word, but have you tested your phosphates to see where they're at?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-14-2013, 11:43 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,522
Posted By bikinibottom
In my experience, titles are not what garner the...

In my experience, titles are not what garner the respect of others.
Forum: Fish   02-11-2013, 11:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 993
Posted By bikinibottom
I'll try to get a photo this evening -- I'm...

I'll try to get a photo this evening -- I'm leaving the house this morning before the tank lights come on.

I hope he doesn't die. :icon_sad: I have a feeling that he was being harassed, though,...
Forum: Fish   02-10-2013, 04:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 993
Posted By bikinibottom
Shredded Guppy Tail

My male guppy has a shredded tail and crooked back. He swims but it looks like a struggle. He is kept in a 40-gal with 2 pearl gouramis, 3 female guppies, 3 julii cories, a dozen cardinal tetras and...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-07-2013, 11:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 900
Posted By bikinibottom
I've been planning an experiment that maybe you...

I've been planning an experiment that maybe you might want to try. In Diana Walstad's book she talks about a "siesta" lighting regimen on low-tech tanks. Basically she turns the light on for 4 hours,...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-04-2013, 07:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,386
Posted By bikinibottom
Ha, you noticed the armchair psychology, too?!...

Ha, you noticed the armchair psychology, too?! :icon_roll
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-04-2013, 12:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,386
Posted By bikinibottom
I've seen a lot of people on here who go without...

I've seen a lot of people on here who go without CO2, filterless, and without water changes for months on end and they have awesome tanks. You'd probably have to adjust the type of plants you use,...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-03-2013, 12:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,386
Posted By bikinibottom
You're in the DC area? If so, we have more than...

You're in the DC area? If so, we have more than just Petco and Petsmart here. There's Tropical Lagoon in Silver Spring, House of Tropicals in Timonium, Congressional Aquarium in Rockville, etc.
...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   02-02-2013, 07:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 323
Posted By bikinibottom
Flourish Phosphorus -- Seachem Packaging?

Are these the same products?

http://www.amazon.com/Flourish-Phosphorus-100-3-4-fl/dp/B0006JLX56/ref=sr_1_5?s=pet-supplies&ie=UTF8&qid=1359834135&sr=1-5&keywords=Flourish+Phosphorus
...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   01-31-2013, 03:01 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,920
Posted By bikinibottom
I've always waited for 24 hours on my tanks. For...

I've always waited for 24 hours on my tanks. For example, I'm cycling a 20-gal right now, and when I wake up in the morning I test to see where the ammonia and nitrite is at. Then I dose ammonia....
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-30-2013, 07:33 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 31,356
Posted By bikinibottom
Yes, I was worried about the wheels. But even...

Yes, I was worried about the wheels. But even with 160 pounds of water and 50 pounds of live rock, it didn't so much as jiggle. My initial test for it was to stand on it -- I'm only 112 pounds, but I...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-30-2013, 03:03 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 31,356
Posted By bikinibottom
Believe it or not I used this IKEA stand for a...

Believe it or not I used this IKEA stand for a 25-gallon tank for 5-6 years with no problems....

http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/70011793/
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-30-2013, 12:31 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 31,356
Posted By bikinibottom
IKEA does have a website.

IKEA does have a website.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-28-2013, 08:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,192
Posted By bikinibottom
I always found that if your salt levels aren't...

I always found that if your salt levels aren't wildly out of whack, and you have argonite/calcium carbonate sand and rock, and as long as you're not adding a bunch of chemicals and stuff to the tank...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-28-2013, 06:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,192
Posted By bikinibottom
Test the salinity and see where you're at. He...

Test the salinity and see where you're at. He could get lucky and be fairly close to where he wants to be in terms of specific gravity. Then you don't have to worry as much -- just do a handful of...
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