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Forum: Low Tech Forum 04-28-2012, 03:06 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,991
Posted By lama_mama
Hilde, thanks for the idea about switching out...

Hilde, thanks for the idea about switching out the bulb. I did raise the light by about an inch or two using wooden blocks (since it wasn't easy to hang it in the current location), and I also added...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 04-18-2012, 03:58 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,991
Posted By lama_mama
I tried a couple diffusers and even none at all. ...

I tried a couple diffusers and even none at all. I definitely have hard water, so maybe that was the problem. I was trying the DIY CO2 because I had algae problems. I thought that perhaps the...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 04-17-2012, 03:28 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,991
Posted By lama_mama
Haha!! The yo-yo loach is a master of disguise. ...

Haha!! The yo-yo loach is a master of disguise. He keeps finding a way to disappear in the tank! I saw him swimming around for a few minutes last night. Hubby and I can't find him when we look...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 04-17-2012, 04:19 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,991
Posted By lama_mama
Wow, has it really been over a year since I wrote...

Wow, has it really been over a year since I wrote anything about my tank? A lot has happened since then (in my life that is, not with the tank). I had a baby girl last May, so you can pretty much...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 02-11-2011, 12:04 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,991
Posted By lama_mama
I am wondering now if the problem isn't coming...

I am wondering now if the problem isn't coming from my city water. I topped of the tank today (I hadn't filled it quite enough after the cleaning on Sunday). The water looked cloudier again. We...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 02-09-2011, 11:07 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,991
Posted By lama_mama
Thanks for your help Laura I seemed to be doing...

Thanks for your help Laura
I seemed to be doing fine until I added the root tabs a few days ago (the light fixture has been on there for about a month now). The GSA is not out of control, and the...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 02-09-2011, 10:40 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,991
Posted By lama_mama
dual bulb T5NO ...

dual bulb T5NO

http://www.petblvd.com/cgi-bin/pb/DBL42236.html

light period is 9am to 7:30 pm with a 1.5 hours siesta. I added the siesta a couple weeks ago after noticing an increase in GSA.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 02-09-2011, 06:31 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,991
Posted By lama_mama
Here are the happy vals (taken a couple days...

Here are the happy vals (taken a couple days before adding the tabs).

http://img198.imageshack.us/img198/3584/tankfeb2011.jpg (http://img198.imageshack.us/i/tankfeb2011.jpg/)

Uploaded with...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 02-09-2011, 05:43 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,991
Posted By lama_mama
nitrate 20ppm nitrite 0 ppm GH ~ 200 ppm KH...

nitrate 20ppm
nitrite 0 ppm
GH ~ 200 ppm
KH ~ 200 ppm
pH ~ 8
Ammonia 0 ppm

Those are all pretty normal readings for this tank. I would say the water is very, very slightly green when in a...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 02-09-2011, 03:58 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,991
Posted By lama_mama
Update: The root tabs I ordered finally arrived...

Update:
The root tabs I ordered finally arrived and I put 10 of them in the tank 3 days ago. The water has been cloudy ever since then. Is this normal, or did one (or more) of the tabs not get...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-19-2011, 06:52 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,991
Posted By lama_mama
Here is my latest update: I returned the...

Here is my latest update:
I returned the overpriced API taps and got a refund for the dead fish, got $48 back in all!!

The corkscrew val that I got at the same time last week has put out a new...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-15-2011, 02:01 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,991
Posted By lama_mama
Hilde, you know I would love any plant you are...

Hilde, you know I would love any plant you are willing to send me :)

I am going to buy some root tabs online and return the overpriced ones in a couple days. 4 of the 5 fish dead, not sure what...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-15-2011, 04:06 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,991
Posted By lama_mama
http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/2189/dscf1962y.jp...

http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/2189/dscf1962y.jpg (http://img19.imageshack.us/i/dscf1962y.jpg/)


http://img651.imageshack.us/img651/4341/dscf1969e.jpg...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-15-2011, 04:03 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,991
Posted By lama_mama
http://img233.imageshack.us/img233/9008/dscf1957g....

http://img233.imageshack.us/img233/9008/dscf1957g.jpg (http://img233.imageshack.us/i/dscf1957g.jpg/)
Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-14-2011, 08:23 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,991
Posted By lama_mama
Yeah, I am very aware of the cost of gas, so...

Yeah, I am very aware of the cost of gas, so trips to town consist of all day adventures to complete as many errands as possible (with a 2 year old!!). And yes, 85 miles ONE WAY!! We have to go...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-14-2011, 05:00 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,991
Posted By lama_mama
My new light showed up yesterday! WOW! It is...

My new light showed up yesterday! WOW! It is such a dramatic difference. I can't get anything done today because I just want to sit and gaze at the pretty tank! And the moonlight leds are...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-06-2011, 05:38 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 13,789
Posted By lama_mama
I think your tank looks awesome. Keep up the...

I think your tank looks awesome. Keep up the good work!
Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-06-2011, 05:28 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,991
Posted By lama_mama
That is what I am thinking. We already have a...

That is what I am thinking. We already have a night light on all night for my little boy anyway, so maybe it will be really cool!
Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-06-2011, 05:00 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,991
Posted By lama_mama
I'm hoping the "always-on" led lights will be a...

I'm hoping the "always-on" led lights will be a nice night light and not too irritating :)
Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-06-2011, 04:58 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,991
Posted By lama_mama
Ok, here is what I am ordering! The price has...

Ok, here is what I am ordering! The price has actually gone down $10 since looking at them last week.

http://www.petblvd.com/cgi-bin/pb/DBL42236.html

Thanks Hilde!
Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-01-2011, 08:25 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,991
Posted By lama_mama
Hilde, thanks for making me triple check the...

Hilde, thanks for making me triple check the dimensions of the tank. I went and dug up the original paperwork for the tank. The sales flyer calls it a 38 gallon, I don't know where the 29 gallon...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-01-2011, 05:49 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,991
Posted By lama_mama
Hoppy, it is actually closer to 19" tall. I am...

Hoppy, it is actually closer to 19" tall. I am also worried that the Coralife will be too much light and I am going to have another host of problems if I go that route. I wish it was easier to get...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-01-2011, 04:10 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,991
Posted By lama_mama
The dimensions of the Coralife fixture is only...

The dimensions of the Coralife fixture is only 34.3" long, so I don't see how it could hold a 36" bulb. I find it very difficult to find accurate information about that online. My tank dimensions...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-01-2011, 04:05 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,991
Posted By lama_mama
Ok, so here is an update a couple months later: ...

Ok, so here is an update a couple months later:

I got quite a few crypts from the swap board, and a few surprise rotala were thrown in the box too. I rescaped the tank and finally took out all...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 10-19-2010, 07:34 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,991
Posted By lama_mama
DebbyS, thank you so much for posting! I had no...

DebbyS, thank you so much for posting! I had no idea there was a NM forum. When I told my husband that I could live with the current set-up as long as I grew only the hardiest of low light plants,...
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