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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-09-2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 179
Posted By naturelady
moving plants w/o moving planaria

I have a tank that I would like to break down, but it has planaria. I would like to keep some of the plants (particularly the anubias that is attached to driftwood) and move them to another tank. I...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-25-2014, 02:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 556
Posted By naturelady
I don't know for certain what is causing the...

I don't know for certain what is causing the problem in your anubias, but mine had a rough time after I tried dipping them in peroxide. I just assumed I had the solution too strong and it hurt the...
Forum: Current-USA and Ecoxotic 01-25-2014, 02:32 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 12,836
Posted By naturelady
split photoperiod and CO2

The concept can be found on TPT, usually in the "lighting" forum, although it is mostly used by people trying to stay low tech. If you aren't adding extra CO2 to the tank, or are just using DIY CO2,...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-19-2014, 12:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,866
Posted By naturelady
One idea for your CO2 line: I understand why you...

One idea for your CO2 line: I understand why you want the CO2 to be diffusing out underneath the filter. That makes sense. However, I find that light colored tubing to be very distracting to the eye...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-17-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 409
Posted By naturelady
As far as fertilizing, it depends a bit on how...

As far as fertilizing, it depends a bit on how you are doing your cycle. Are you doing lots of water changes (one or more per week)? If so, just put in a little bit every water change or two so that...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-17-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 409
Posted By naturelady
You probably will get a wide variety of responses...

You probably will get a wide variety of responses about cycling. My opinion: Give your tank a little bit of fertilizer and a LOT of time and you will be fine with establishing a cycled tank, even...
Forum: Fish 01-17-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 401
Posted By naturelady
I have found fish behavior is difficult to...

I have found fish behavior is difficult to predict. Sometimes large shoals still like to hide. Sometimes some hide and others are visible (so you have still met your goal of some visible fish with a...
Forum: Current-USA and Ecoxotic 01-16-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 12,836
Posted By naturelady
Respectfully, you are only half correct in your...

Respectfully, you are only half correct in your assessment, at least for why I use a split photoperiod. I do indeed split the lighting into 2 periods to limit algae growth, but it is not so that the...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-16-2014, 02:10 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,302
Posted By naturelady
Hah! Well, look at it this way- if you can keep...

Hah! Well, look at it this way- if you can keep your tank balanced so that you get only a little algae growth, then maintenance is pretty easy. Hopefully you don't get BBA, but if you do, you just...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-16-2014, 01:20 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,302
Posted By naturelady
You are welcome. I am glad you found the info...

You are welcome. I am glad you found the info helpful. You were asking pretty smart questions, and it seems like you are taking the start to your aquarium slow, which is the right thing to do, so I...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-16-2014, 01:15 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,302
Posted By naturelady
I use an inert substrate (blasting sand). I have...

I use an inert substrate (blasting sand). I have root tabs in the sand and I dose the water column with ferts only about once per month (after each water change). To be honest, this probably is the...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-15-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,144
Posted By naturelady
I will agree with what pretty much everyone else...

I will agree with what pretty much everyone else has said- you have too much light for the amount of fertilizers and CO2 in your tank. Keep in mind, your knowledgeable fish store guy also wants to...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-15-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,302
Posted By naturelady
a few plant suggestions

Also, you had asked about plants. Most (but not all) plants CAN work in a low-tech setup, but some types tend to work better than others. Here are a few suggestions, but there are a lot of plants I...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-15-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,302
Posted By naturelady
some thoughts on light and CO2

ziggnick, I did not see anyone answer your question about CO2, so I thought I would give you at least some response. I have never run CO2 in my tanks, so I cannot answer a question about price....
Forum: Equipment 01-10-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 454
Posted By naturelady
spray bar vs lily pipes

Are there advantages/disadvantages between spray bars and lily pipes, other than aesthetics? I am currently running a canister filter with a spraybar, and think it is fine, but would like to upgrade...
Forum: Equipment 01-06-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 618
Posted By naturelady
Wow... thanks for the replies. :) Looks like I...

Wow... thanks for the replies. :) Looks like I probably will not be ordering mesh bags along with the filter- you guys have all kinds of suggestions for cheaper alternatives! (and I did not think...
Forum: Equipment 01-06-2014, 12:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 618
Posted By naturelady
mesh bag for Eheim classic

So, after many years, my underfiltered little 29 gal aquarium is going to get a more appropriately sized filter. It has been running with an Eheim 2213, which comes with a plastic basket for the...
Forum: Current-USA and Ecoxotic 10-25-2013, 05:44 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,914
Posted By naturelady
Thanks for the info!! I agree that it sounds like...

Thanks for the info!! I agree that it sounds like a great product, but for now, I am going to get just the light and see how that works with my setup. When I have a better understanding of what I...
Forum: Lighting 10-24-2013, 04:49 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 229
Posted By naturelady
How would you light this setup?

My current lighting setup is old and ugly, but it worked and so there just wasn't enough incentive to get something new. Now it is starting to go on the fritz, however, so that definitely means...
Forum: Current-USA and Ecoxotic 10-24-2013, 01:57 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,914
Posted By naturelady
Hi, I have a question about your single ramp...

Hi, I have a question about your single ramp timer:

Is it able to do 2 on/off cycles (a split photoperiod) per 24 hours?

My fluorescent fixture is starting to go on the fritz, so it's time to...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-10-2013, 12:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 749
Posted By naturelady
Never again?? Oh. That is a problem. I really...

Never again?? Oh. That is a problem. I really want them in this tank, because it is my larger tank. Activated carbon won't make it safe for them?? I certainly would not have treated the tank if I...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-09-2013, 03:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 749
Posted By naturelady
I forgot other relevant info- I dosed them...

I forgot other relevant info-
I dosed them with 0.3 mg for the 29 gal tank. I dissolved it into a small amount of water, and only poured the dissolved portion into the tank, leaving the solid stuff...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-09-2013, 02:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 749
Posted By naturelady
fenbendazole and nerites

I dosed my 29gal aquarium with fenbendazole because I had planaria (yuck!). I moved my nerites out of this aquarium prior to dosing because I heard they were sensitive. After I dosed, I waited 3...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-05-2013, 05:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 332
Posted By naturelady
Okay, thanks guys. Good to learn this with my...

Okay, thanks guys. Good to learn this with my adult shrimps, before I have babies disappearing in the filter! I thought this would be tight enough, because it does a good job of keeping shrimp out of...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-05-2013, 04:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 332
Posted By naturelady
Disappearing shrimp

So I set up a new 10 gal tank. After it had cycled, I caught what I could of my cherry shrimp colony in the big tank and moved it to this tank (about 10 shrimps). That night, I can only find 2...
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