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Forum: Planted Nano Tanks Today, 02:20 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By starrlamia
Hydor theo 25 watt would work for both tanks,...

Hydor theo 25 watt would work for both tanks, I've used one on a 3g and a 6.5g and it works great, fully submersible and adjustable.
Amazon.com: Hydor 25W Submersible Glass Aquarium Heater -...
Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 02:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 219
Posted By starrlamia
the 240 is not adjustable, you could point it at...

the 240 is not adjustable, you could point it at the side of the tank or surface to try and break up the flow but as said before it's too strong unless you want a lot of current.
Forum: Fish 08-02-2015, 02:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 293
Posted By starrlamia
+1, I have a lot of experience with bettas (over...

+1, I have a lot of experience with bettas (over a decade) and while some sororities work fine with no issues others can be dreadful. Your best bet when starting one is to get females from a breeder...
Forum: Equipment 08-01-2015, 11:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 219
Posted By starrlamia
personally I'd go with one of the picos, how much...

personally I'd go with one of the picos, how much flow do you want? The 240 is a lot of flow, the picos are adjustable so you could get a higher rated one then the 180 and turn it down.
Forum: Fish 08-01-2015, 02:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 245
Posted By starrlamia
my area is notorious for hard water, high kh and...

my area is notorious for hard water, high kh and gh (dont remember offhand but i remember people on this forum being surprised anything survives it haha), we also have a very active aquarium society...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-01-2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 275
Posted By starrlamia
guppies, platies, endler's all breed like rabbits

guppies, platies, endler's all breed like rabbits
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-27-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 320
Posted By starrlamia
watts/gallon isn't an accurate way to assess...

watts/gallon isn't an accurate way to assess lighting, your pics are really tiny and I can't figure out how to enbiggen them, do you have bigger pics, or can you write out the model of the tank you...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 07-27-2015, 02:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 267
Posted By starrlamia
Canucks are coming out of the wood work! Welcome...

Canucks are coming out of the wood work! Welcome to the forum.
Another good equipment place is Pets and Ponds.
Forum: Tank Journals 07-27-2015, 03:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 570
Posted By starrlamia
yes! good advice! I ended up replacing the lid...

yes! good advice!
I ended up replacing the lid for the bubble counter, I wasn't happy with the first round, much improved the second round (despite burning myself with hot glue, protip: mustard...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-26-2015, 11:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 570
Posted By starrlamia
DIY CO2 is setup, foolishly used silicone sealant...

DIY CO2 is setup, foolishly used silicone sealant for the tubes, they leaked, tore it all off and hot glued it. Now pushing 1bps, just waiting for the pressure to build up to diffuse into the tank....
Forum: Equipment 07-26-2015, 05:58 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 82
Posted By starrlamia
CO2 Diffuser in back of evolve 8?

I just set up a DIY system and was wondering if putting the diffuser in the back filtration compartment would be ok? Would love to keep the tank looking tidy without anything in the main compartment....
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-26-2015, 02:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 320
Posted By starrlamia
are you testing the water? 2 weeks isn't long...

are you testing the water? 2 weeks isn't long enough to cycle unless you used media from another tank or bottled bacteria.

what kind of lighting do you have? the DHG may not be getting enough...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-25-2015, 03:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 570
Posted By starrlamia
DIY co2 stuff is curing, will set it up tomorrow....

DIY co2 stuff is curing, will set it up tomorrow. Got some aquavitro ferts (iron, micro/trace and phosphorus) as an LFS had them on sale for $3.75 a bottle, which is super cheap. Was going to grab...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-24-2015, 06:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 570
Posted By starrlamia
second light just came! It's just another evolve...

second light just came! It's just another evolve 8 LED but with 2 I think the plants will do much better, much more even distribution of light this way. pretty pleased with aqueon too, because I...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-24-2015, 05:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 570
Posted By starrlamia
0 nitrite reading today, dosed more ammonia,...

0 nitrite reading today, dosed more ammonia, getting there!

Plants are doing ok, cabomba is fine no melting or yellowing, some yellowing of the dwarf baby tears but most of it is pre-purchase (it...
Forum: Fish 07-24-2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 478
Posted By starrlamia
if you don't mind having yellowish water, bettas...

if you don't mind having yellowish water, bettas actually really like the tannins as it mimics their natural habitat and it also may help his tail heal.
Forum: Lighting 07-23-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 197
Posted By starrlamia
par seems to be the most important thing, I've...

par seems to be the most important thing, I've been trying to follow Hoppy's advice in his stickies. Expensive LEDs are a no go, I literally don't have the cash for them atm.
Forum: Lighting 07-22-2015, 04:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 197
Posted By starrlamia
sooo... update for you Tron (lol), I saw that...

sooo... update for you Tron (lol), I saw that someone had put a second evolve LED fixture on their tank with good results, I couldn't find any for sale so I contacted aqueon, short version of the...
Forum: Fish 07-21-2015, 01:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 478
Posted By starrlamia
IME fin rot doesn't always show discolouration, I...

IME fin rot doesn't always show discolouration, I would do daily water changes, keep your light off and put his bowl in a semi-dark place, try to eliminate any chance he may be seeing his reflection...
Forum: Fish 07-20-2015, 11:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,102
Posted By starrlamia
sorry didn't realize the OP was old haha, you may...

sorry didn't realize the OP was old haha, you may need to contact breeders or look on aquabid to find a female double tail, I don't think I've ever seen one at a pet store or LFS.
Forum: Fish 07-20-2015, 11:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,102
Posted By starrlamia
i would suggest looking at the betta show clubs...

i would suggest looking at the betta show clubs to get more info on breeding practices and also selecting breeding stock. Would not recommend breeding veil tails at all. Very much in line with byb...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-20-2015, 09:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 570
Posted By starrlamia
not so interesting update, nitrite spike occured...

not so interesting update, nitrite spike occured a few days ago, diatom bloom underway. Did a small water change today as nitrite levels were super high. Still watching and waiting....

Did...
Forum: Fish 07-20-2015, 03:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 478
Posted By starrlamia
looks like a feather tail to me. What did...

looks like a feather tail to me.

What did his tail look like originally? Are there any decorations in that bowl? If he is flaring all of the time it could very well be blow out for some spots but...
Forum: Equipment 07-20-2015, 03:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 316
Posted By starrlamia
+million for vinegar, if you don't want to fill...

+million for vinegar, if you don't want to fill the tank and soak it, you can get paper towel soaked in vinegar and lay it on the parts that need to soak and leave it on for a while.

eta, i used...
Forum: Lighting 07-20-2015, 03:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 197
Posted By starrlamia
thanks for the advice :)

thanks for the advice :)
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