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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   Yesterday, 10:50 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By Kathyy
This is a dry start, the tank isn't full of...

This is a dry start, the tank isn't full of water.

I suspect there is too much water in the tank and you are getting a diatom bloom same as in a newly set up flooded tank. Water level needs to be...
Forum: Plants   Yesterday, 12:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 87
Posted By Kathyy
These were heavy feeders for me. My journal for...

These were heavy feeders for me. My journal for the 100 gallon tank mentions they perked up once I upped the NPK+GH+M as the rejuvenated tank attained half fullness. Maybe a root tab, maybe some GH...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   Yesterday, 12:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 348
Posted By Kathyy
Check pH, the GH and the KH. Hope they work out,...

Check pH, the GH and the KH. Hope they work out, nice looking rocks.

For all that that rock is bubbling up maybe it did nothing to pH, GH and KH in my tank, no idea. We were sold a water softener...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   Yesterday, 12:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 348
Posted By Kathyy
Granite is pretty hard, don't know that it can be...

Granite is pretty hard, don't know that it can be scratched with steel.

If you have a nitrate test drop solution #1 on it. Calcareous rock will bubble like mad. The rock that is bubbling is the...
Forum: Plants   02-10-2016, 09:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 167
Posted By Kathyy
If I break off old leaves I see a bud in the...

If I break off old leaves I see a bud in the joint that will grow into a new stem. I've never seen new shoots coming from anywhere but those buds.

Back in '10 when I reset the tank my Nana was...
Forum: Fish   02-10-2016, 09:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 355
Posted By Kathyy
Mine have always been good citizens around fish...

Mine have always been good citizens around fish and just that one shrimp was attacked. Am sorry they ate the pennywort but haven't damaged any other species of plants. For me they were a very good...
Forum: Plants   02-10-2016, 09:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 134
Posted By Kathyy
I have plain old Nana in my 180 gallon tank on...

I have plain old Nana in my 180 gallon tank on fairly large scale wood. Looks good, growth follows the wood and roots hang down. Grows fast enough I have to pull it off every year and replant. If...
Forum: Fish   02-10-2016, 04:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 355
Posted By Kathyy
My Congos only destroyed the one species of...

My Congos only destroyed the one species of plant, the others are tasted and left alone. Other fish I considered were rainbows which also like some plant material, roseline barbs unsure, Hemiodus or...
Forum: Fish   02-10-2016, 04:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 355
Posted By Kathyy
I have platies and black neons with my congos....

I have platies and black neons with my congos. Platy babies grow up in the tank just fine which I find amazing since I've seen them swim into bigger fishes' mouths. I've never seen any stalking or...
Forum: Fish   02-10-2016, 03:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 355
Posted By Kathyy
My congos adore mini pennywort and now it is...

My congos adore mini pennywort and now it is gone. They've been known to nibble Stauro and Bolbitis in my tank and other people report they will nibble other plant species.

When Amano shrimp went...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-09-2016, 09:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 414
Posted By Kathyy
A month ago I removed a thick HG lawn that was...

A month ago I removed a thick HG lawn that was right at the tank's front pane because CB was getting annoying right there and replanted a couple inches away. CB is gone now. It was lack of flow in...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-08-2016, 05:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 397
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: 262
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: 173
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: 204
Posted By Kathyy
Angelfish eat plants too.

Angelfish eat plants too.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   02-07-2016, 07:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 242
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: 262
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: 444
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: 19
Views: 828
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: 4
Views: 150
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: 4
Views: 150
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: 253
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: 444
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: 242
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: 444
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...
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