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Forum: Important Update/Announcements 05-26-2013, 04:38 PM
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Posted By callisto9
Ditto. I never see ads on forums. Not a one. Easy...

Ditto. I never see ads on forums. Not a one. Easy (and free) solution to the problem here.

And I while I'm left-leaning, I can't see getting this worked up over an ad of all things, but again,...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-12-2013, 02:24 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 6,270
Posted By callisto9
Thanks for all your help Sherry. I found some...

Thanks for all your help Sherry. I found some dwarf/pygmy corys online. Very tempted. No one local has the little ones.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 03-12-2013, 02:22 AM
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Views: 30,414
Posted By callisto9
Looks great! What's the circular thing on the top...

Looks great! What's the circular thing on the top of the tank in the wateR?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-12-2013, 01:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,157
Posted By callisto9
I actually teared up a little watching that!

I actually teared up a little watching that!
Forum: Tank Journals 03-12-2013, 01:07 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 6,270
Posted By callisto9
Yes, I do know not to touch the biowheel. ...

Yes, I do know not to touch the biowheel.

Ammonia is now at between 0ppm and .25ppm. Getting better!
Forum: Tank Journals 03-11-2013, 08:44 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 6,270
Posted By callisto9
Yep, I mentioned it in post #94. Re:...

Yep, I mentioned it in post #94.

Re: changing the filter - will it do anything to the bacterial colony and start a mini-cycle? I've always read not to change the filter unless it's absolutely...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-11-2013, 04:53 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 6,270
Posted By callisto9
I changed the filter about three weeks ago. They...

I changed the filter about three weeks ago. They are those blue pads with charcoal in them like this: Amazon.com: Marineland Rite-Size Cartridge B, 6-Pack: Pet Supplies

So I don't have a way to...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-11-2013, 04:18 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 6,270
Posted By callisto9
OK, done. I probably changed out about 80% of the...

OK, done. I probably changed out about 80% of the water today between the original WC, the airline tubing clean and the 3 gallon WC I just did.

Hope all my fishies are ok. :icon_redf
Forum: Tank Journals 03-11-2013, 02:41 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 6,270
Posted By callisto9
Well oddly enough, I have a high ammo reading -...

Well oddly enough, I have a high ammo reading - .50ppm :eek:
Nitrates are 5.0 ppm and nitrites are 0 ppm.

What should I do about the high ammo reading? I'm worried!!! I've never had it this high...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-11-2013, 01:41 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 6,270
Posted By callisto9
Well that was fun... and frustrating! :icon_lol: ...

Well that was fun... and frustrating! :icon_lol: siphon siphon siphon.... rock.... siphon siphon.... rock (eco complete clogged the line... a lot!)... siphon... rock rock rock... siphon siphon...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-10-2013, 08:37 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 6,270
Posted By callisto9
OK, I'm starting to wonder if airline tubing only...

OK, I'm starting to wonder if airline tubing only comes in one size. Does it? I was looking for something with a larger opening, but I only see this narrow stuff.
Forum: Tank Journals 03-10-2013, 08:35 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 6,270
Posted By callisto9
I *am* going to get the airline tubing, when I...

I *am* going to get the airline tubing, when I can find it. I had to do a water change today and didn't have the tubing, so I made do with what I had.
Forum: Tank Journals 03-10-2013, 07:52 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 6,270
Posted By callisto9
I'm about ready to throw in the towel. This is so...

I'm about ready to throw in the towel. This is so frustrating. :icon_cry:

I couldn't find airline tubing in the size I wanted at PetSmart, so I had to use my regular siphons today. One of them...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-08-2013, 09:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 951
Posted By callisto9
The first video *is* how I've vac'd my substrate....

The first video *is* how I've vac'd my substrate. However, the siphon head is bigger than I'd like, so I can't get into too many areas with it.

Both of my siphons have an aspirator attached to...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-08-2013, 09:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 951
Posted By callisto9
I think finding the correct term is helpful to me...

I think finding the correct term is helpful to me because Googling "brown crap in tank" wasn't yielding the results I was looking for. :red_mouth

I'm going to try the cheap solutions first. ;) I'm...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-08-2013, 06:32 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 6,270
Posted By callisto9
I posted a thread specifically about this mulm...

I posted a thread specifically about this mulm (finally, the word I've been looking for!) here: http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?p=2767186&posted=1#post2767186
Forum: Tank Journals 03-08-2013, 06:31 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 6,270
Posted By callisto9
Do you think getting some cories would help? I'm...

Do you think getting some cories would help? I'm open to trying them again (just not albinos).

I will get some airline tubing tonight.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-08-2013, 06:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 951
Posted By callisto9
Marineland Penguin 150 HOB I would...

Marineland Penguin 150 HOB



I would agree, but not sure how to do it. It's weird that this is manifesting itself now after so many months.



Like this? Amazon.com: Hydor Koralia Nano 240...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-08-2013, 02:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 951
Posted By callisto9
Tank is about 5 months old. I *DID* pull up a...

Tank is about 5 months old. I *DID* pull up a bunch of plants a month or so ago and re-scape.

Thank you so much for your input - what you said makes sense to me. I know it's not all poop, but I...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-08-2013, 01:42 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 6,270
Posted By callisto9
LOL Look at my poop photographing skills! ...

LOL Look at my poop photographing skills!

OK, I'll do the airline tubing thing. Would taking the filter off one of my siphons work? When the filter is off, it kinda looks and functions like...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-08-2013, 02:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 951
Posted By callisto9
I need help - my tank is full of gunk

Here's my info:

20G high planted tank.
Dose 1ml flourish comprehensive once a week.
Prime water conditioner.
Fish: seven glowlight tetras, one fancy guppy, three Japan blue guppies, one dwarf...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-08-2013, 02:03 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 6,270
Posted By callisto9
I did suck up some of the debris with my siphon. ...

I did suck up some of the debris with my siphon.

I have to admit, I put the water back in aggressively so it WOULD stir up the stuff in the hopes it would then go through the filter.

I...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-08-2013, 12:27 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 6,270
Posted By callisto9
The brown fluff continues. I did a 9G water...

The brown fluff continues. I did a 9G water change on Sunday and a 6 gallon water change on Tuesday. And still, there's crap everywhere. I feel like it's fish poop, mostly.

*sigh*

I will...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-05-2013, 01:55 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 6,270
Posted By callisto9
Here's a pic of the "gunk" in question.

Here's a pic of the "gunk" in question.
Forum: Tank Journals 03-05-2013, 01:51 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 6,270
Posted By callisto9
I have one 15W 8000K full spectrum bulb. When I...

I have one 15W 8000K full spectrum bulb. When I was dealing with diatoms and other crud, everyone told me to keep the light on 6-8 hours a day, so I reduced it down from 12. I think it's on from 2:30...
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