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Forum: Algae Yesterday, 03:22 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 940
Posted By lauraleellbp
I'm not following you... which bacteria are you...

I'm not following you... which bacteria are you referring to?
Forum: Fish 09-18-2014, 10:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 155
Posted By lauraleellbp
It's pretty common with a first spawn for not all...

It's pretty common with a first spawn for not all the eggs to be fertilized and/or fry not to make it as the male often doesn't get all the parenting skills down on the first try.

After they've...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 09-18-2014, 10:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 806
Posted By lauraleellbp
Not to be a party pooper or discourage having...

Not to be a party pooper or discourage having fun... but also don't check your brain at the door and make stupid decisions that could follow you the rest of your life.



That's a good way to...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 09-18-2014, 04:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 235
Posted By lauraleellbp
I've bought and sold fairly regularly (usually a...

I've bought and sold fairly regularly (usually a few times a year). Go with your gut. If you start sensing any red flags, listen to them.

Public places are good. Places where people are...
Forum: Plants 09-18-2014, 04:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 220
Posted By lauraleellbp
I think with its normal chaotic growth pattern it...

I think with its normal chaotic growth pattern it would be a lot of work to train to just grow up rather than out and all over the place.

But certainly no harm in trying it... who know?
Forum: Fish 09-18-2014, 04:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 417
Posted By lauraleellbp
Most "rules" are more "wisdom" than hard and...

Most "rules" are more "wisdom" than hard and fast. Meaning- good guidelines with extensive experience backing them up, but occasionally can be bent, especially if someone is knowledgeable and...
Forum: Lighting 09-15-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 175
Posted By lauraleellbp
Yes, you should be able to grow quite a few...

Yes, you should be able to grow quite a few "medium light" plants by adding CO2 and putting together a good fertilizer regimen. To learn more about different fertilizer strategies and common dosing...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-15-2014, 03:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 425
Posted By lauraleellbp
+1 for Assassin snails

+1 for Assassin snails
Forum: Tank Journals 09-15-2014, 03:02 AM
Replies: 381
Views: 47,835
Posted By lauraleellbp
I really like it EXCEPT for that bit on the left....

I really like it EXCEPT for that bit on the left. It's too tall and IMO distracting from the rest of the scape. Maybe a clump of H. tenellum or a Crypt there for a similar look but with a shorter...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 09-15-2014, 12:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 234
Posted By lauraleellbp
I think this is a great suggestion for Sellers to...

I think this is a great suggestion for Sellers to follow. Some already do.

Don't think we want to make it a "rule" that Moderators would have to enforce, though. ;)

And I don't want to make...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-15-2014, 12:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 166
Posted By lauraleellbp
I'd do at least 2 really big water changes before...

I'd do at least 2 really big water changes before putting anything else in there. Make sure you bottom out all the ammonia and nitrites. It's really concerning that your levels are that high now...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-15-2014, 12:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 379
Posted By lauraleellbp
The more, the merrier. This is a fish that feels...

The more, the merrier. This is a fish that feels safer the bigger the school they are in. Make sure there are always tall plants for them to dart into. I've found that if I completely cover the...
Forum: The Planted Tank FAQ 09-15-2014, 12:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 55,726
Posted By lauraleellbp
Hey Anthony, your pic links are broken!

Hey Anthony, your pic links are broken!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-14-2014, 11:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 166
Posted By lauraleellbp
So sorry to hear about all your fish losses! ...

So sorry to hear about all your fish losses! :icon_cry:

Fish don't do well with quick changes. I suspect it was just too much for them all at once.

There are quite a few possibilities and...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 09-14-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 262
Posted By lauraleellbp
Good thing they didn't get a finger within reach...

Good thing they didn't get a finger within reach while it was still alive LOL
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 09-14-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 165
Posted By lauraleellbp
Welcome to TPT and the planted tank addiction! ...

Welcome to TPT and the planted tank addiction! :fish:
Forum: Fish 09-14-2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 372
Posted By lauraleellbp
They don't jump, they fly. Literally. I've seen...

They don't jump, they fly. Literally. I've seen schools of them in the wild and they are AMAZING to watch in action.

Yes, they'll school with other fish, especially if those fish will school...
Forum: Lighting 09-14-2014, 10:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 175
Posted By lauraleellbp
All lighting provides is the energy for...

All lighting provides is the energy for photosynthesis. You can't just pour energy into a system (increase light) and expect good results unless you also provide "food," or in this case- nutrients....
Forum: Algae 09-14-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 940
Posted By lauraleellbp
Agreed, but I always approach planted tanking...

Agreed, but I always approach planted tanking from the pragmatic, functional standpoint- if it's not coating my plants or obstructing the view, I could care less if there's algae in my tank. ...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-14-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,728
Posted By lauraleellbp
"Emulsified clay water"? What's that? Might be...

"Emulsified clay water"? What's that? Might be the source of your cloudiness?

Or bacteria bloom.

Have you planted the tank yet? Stuff it with some hardy fast-growing stems and plants are one...
Forum: Algae 09-14-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 940
Posted By lauraleellbp
Based on my personal (and obviously limited...

Based on my personal (and obviously limited anecdotal) experience, I've only have bad brown algae outbreaks on 1) new tanks or 2) tanks where I just did a significant substrate disturbance or...
Forum: Lighting 09-14-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 175
Posted By lauraleellbp
Welcome to TPT! Your lighting should be...

Welcome to TPT!

Your lighting should be enough, what you need to look at is CO2. Most "medium light" plants need decent CO2 levels.
Forum: Tank Journals 09-14-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,303
Posted By lauraleellbp
I wonder if that's made a difference for the...

I wonder if that's made a difference for the Lilaeopsis? Every time I've used it it's been in Flourite, most of the time without anything else underneath.
Forum: Tank Journals 09-14-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,303
Posted By lauraleellbp
That's interesting! I've done I think 3 or 4...

That's interesting! I've done I think 3 or 4 carpets now with it, and mine have gone through a major meltdown each time.

What substrate are you using, and do you run CO2 at all on your tanks?
Forum: Tank Journals 09-14-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 602
Views: 148,839
Posted By lauraleellbp
Hey- we need an update and pics before everything...

Hey- we need an update and pics before everything starts closing down for the winter!







(Can't believe summer is over in a week and a half- I'm Not Ready :icon_cry:)
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