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Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   01-17-2017, 05:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 235
Posted By amcoffeegirl
RO water would bring it lower though right? I...

RO water would bring it lower though right?
I would do another 50 percent water change in a couple days.
And again in a couple weeks

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Forum: Fish   12-26-2016, 08:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 226
Posted By amcoffeegirl
Peaceful congo tank

What are some peaceful tankmates for congo tetras?
Forum: Aquascaping   12-25-2016, 10:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 229
Posted By amcoffeegirl
Column tank scape help

If someone had a column tank like the 15 for example- and if you wanted to scape it vertically with different levels and ledges how would you do that?
If anyone has a tank with different levels...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   12-24-2016, 11:50 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,565
Posted By amcoffeegirl
Yeah whenever my power goes out or I unplug the...

Yeah whenever my power goes out or I unplug the filter it has to be taken apart and cleaned.
It still keeps kicking though
Nice tank btw
Forum: Fish   12-24-2016, 09:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 752
Posted By amcoffeegirl
I only do female bettas- completely...

I only do female bettas- completely underestimated as a fish for a 3-5 gallon.
Perfect for a small planted tank. No long flowy fins to worry about. I have also kept a pea puffer in 5 gallons- solo ...
Forum: Fish   12-24-2016, 09:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 241
Posted By amcoffeegirl
Here is what they look like But the one I saw...

Here is what they look like
But the one I saw was even brighter than this
Forum: Fish   12-24-2016, 06:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 241
Posted By amcoffeegirl
Roseline wow

So in my locally owned fish store today I ran into a new fish I have not seen before- a gold or golden roseline.
It was way more colorful than this photo. I wish I would have taken a few pics live....
Forum: Fish   12-23-2016, 11:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,167
Posted By amcoffeegirl
If your going to breed fish then you must either...

If your going to breed fish then you must either cull them ( feeding to another fish is fine) or sell them/ give away.
Don't become attached to them you won't be able to save them all.
Forum: Fish   11-29-2016, 05:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 484
Posted By amcoffeegirl
Yes I have seen endlers at petco and petsmart....

Yes I have seen endlers at petco and petsmart. They are usually hybrids and only sell males.
Here is what I do when I want to get some guppies.
I use one of my established planted tanks and empty...
Forum: Fish   11-28-2016, 11:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 484
Posted By amcoffeegirl
The simple answer to your question is no. The...

The simple answer to your question is no. The more in depth answer is it depends on your source.
The guppies I've kept have been fairly healthy but when adding just one guppy from an outside source...
Forum: Fish   11-24-2016, 11:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 334
Posted By amcoffeegirl
Endlers are nice

Endlers are nice
Forum: Fish   11-24-2016, 04:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 370
Posted By amcoffeegirl
Love bettas So much personality in such a tiny...

Love bettas
So much personality in such a tiny fish.
I have 3 females currently
2 in communities and 1 in her own 5 gallon.
Forum: Fish   11-08-2016, 05:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 513
Posted By amcoffeegirl
I love my ember tetras I enjoy gold tetra too...

I love my ember tetras
I enjoy gold tetra too but embers are a bit smaller
Forum: Low Tech Forum   10-23-2016, 05:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 839
Posted By amcoffeegirl
I also have it in a 20 long with a finnex...

I also have it in a 20 long with a finnex stingray. No dirt just black gravel.
Forum: Fish   09-20-2016, 11:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 317
Posted By amcoffeegirl
I have some also It's amazing the color they...

I have some also
It's amazing the color they take on after being in a planted tank
Forum: Fish   09-18-2016, 04:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 483
Posted By amcoffeegirl
If you cross with a grey sibling you will...

If you cross with a grey sibling you will probably get a few more blondes.
Good luck
Forum: Algae   09-17-2016, 06:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 482
Posted By amcoffeegirl
This got me thinking because this tank has 2-...

This got me thinking because this tank has 2- aqueon filters one on each side.
If I only had one running then I would think it was low flow or dead spots.
I have a 20 long that has one hob and is...
Forum: Algae   09-17-2016, 03:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 482
Posted By amcoffeegirl
Thanks I will do all of the above. I take a...

Thanks
I will do all of the above.
I take a lot of pride in my fish keeping skills and tank maintenance is always a priority.
I always under stock my tanks intentionally. I want my plants to grow...
Forum: Fish   09-16-2016, 08:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 483
Posted By amcoffeegirl
It can be common They are often smaller than...

It can be common
They are often smaller than the grey babies and grow a little slower but albino babies are even smaller - in my experience- and grow even slower than blondes.
If you breed the two...
Forum: Fish   09-16-2016, 08:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 483
Posted By amcoffeegirl
Yes it is a blonde guppy They have blue eyes...

Yes it is a blonde guppy
They have blue eyes usually
I love them
The snakeskin blondes are my favorite
Forum: Algae   09-16-2016, 07:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 482
Posted By amcoffeegirl
I know to get rid of it. Ethromycin has worked...

I know to get rid of it. Ethromycin has worked very well. However it returns in about 2 weeks.
Just did my api test kit. Nitrates at 10.
So here is my question.
I usually do weekly wc on Sundays....
Forum: Algae   09-16-2016, 03:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 482
Posted By amcoffeegirl
Low tech algae battle

I have a low tech 46 gallon bf with a finnex fugeray on top.
I do not dose ferts. The lights run 5 hours per day. There is a one hour siesta time.
I have been battling bga- it just comes back. So...
Forum: Plants   09-11-2016, 03:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 370
Posted By amcoffeegirl
I use java fern tied on to driftwood to create...

I use java fern tied on to driftwood to create height. Anubias works too.
They do grow fairly slow but given good conditions grow really well once established. Crypts also do well for me.
Moss...
Forum: Fish   09-11-2016, 02:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 567
Posted By amcoffeegirl
Yeah these are picky fish to start with.

Yeah these are picky fish to start with.
Forum: Fish   09-11-2016, 12:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 567
Posted By amcoffeegirl
I do feel like this is normal. It often takes a...

I do feel like this is normal. It often takes a few days to adjust.
Is the tank established? Water quality good?
You can offer frozen bloodworms and live pond snails. Eventually he or she will eat....
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