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Forum: Tank Journals 04-17-2015, 05:59 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 13,243
Posted By theericafish
Move went well. Hardest tank to move was the 20...

Move went well. Hardest tank to move was the 20 since it was full of plants. has a slightly different scape now that I'm digging. Plants are growing back from a phase of no ferts and really low...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-08-2015, 06:59 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 13,243
Posted By theericafish
In the process of moving the tanks right now. ...

In the process of moving the tanks right now. The 10g already made it to the new house. Everybody survived the short move(about 10min drive). Removed filters and lights, took out the flag fish...
Forum: Algae 03-11-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,430
Posted By theericafish
Noticed you live in mountain view, me too. ...

Noticed you live in mountain view, me too.

Anywho, hair algae is pretty difficult to completely eradicate(time consuming and annoying). I had a similar situation where I had acquired some...
Forum: Algae 03-11-2015, 08:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 706
Posted By theericafish
I've never had a post requiring moderator...

I've never had a post requiring moderator approval, maybe someone else can chime in there.

Seems like its starting to work out though, battling algae is half the fun :P. I think I've been through...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-10-2015, 07:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 584
Posted By theericafish
I'm guessing you are using some sort of aqua soil...

I'm guessing you are using some sort of aqua soil that is reducing the pH in your tank. There are lots of ways to do water changes and I think as long as its not an extreme change most fish will be...
Forum: Lighting 03-10-2015, 07:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 343
Posted By theericafish
I'd say its too much light. I think the fluval...

I'd say its too much light. I think the fluval edge 6g is 8.8inches high lets say you have an inch to inch and a half of substrate that puts you at around 7.3 inches from light to substrate.
...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-10-2015, 05:52 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,660
Posted By theericafish
Need some plants in there ;)

Need some plants in there ;)
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-09-2015, 07:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 539
Posted By theericafish
Theres smaller tank sizes too 2/5lb etc. 10lb...

Theres smaller tank sizes too 2/5lb etc. 10lb fits under my 20long stand with room for filter etc, but sounds like you are living life on the edge as is haha.

Other nice things are plants...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-09-2015, 06:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,230
Posted By theericafish
Ya I noticed the 9 gallon when I was reading the...

Ya I noticed the 9 gallon when I was reading the post earlier. Is that fissidens carpet?

I would definitely recommend having a gh and kh test kit for keeping shrimp, especially pricier ones. ...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-08-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 419
Posted By theericafish
1. Return. 2. Yes(you could modify it to be...

1. Return.
2. Yes(you could modify it to be less but ei is basically providing the tank with more than enough nutrients so you don't lack anything and then water changing to restart it)
3. Medium...
Forum: Algae 03-08-2015, 06:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 706
Posted By theericafish
I'm back again.. I have a ray 2 over my 20L which...

I'm back again.. I have a ray 2 over my 20L which is also 12 inch height. I raised mine around 4 inches because #1 its very high light and #2the spread looked better. Ben has some good points but...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-07-2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,660
Posted By theericafish
It will stay like that for a while but water...

It will stay like that for a while but water changes will help a lot. For future reference if you put the dirt in a 5g bucket and stir it around a bit the wood will float and the dirt will settle on...
Forum: Algae 03-07-2015, 11:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 666
Posted By theericafish
http://s269.photobucket.com/user/lauraleellbp/medi...

http://s269.photobucket.com/user/lauraleellbp/media/65a7e663.jpg.html

When I had swords in my 10g some of the older leaves would look similar to that. I didn't know much about ferts at the...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-07-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,230
Posted By theericafish
I had some regular cherry shrimp in my 20L before...

I had some regular cherry shrimp in my 20L before I went high tech with it. I didn't really know anything about shrimp at the time and a lot of them died off before learning about GH and KH and so...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-07-2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,577
Posted By theericafish
I wouldn't worry about dosing much. When I had...

I wouldn't worry about dosing much. When I had my dirted 10g going everything grew pretty well once it was rooted in. Excel does help things grow a little faster. I tried to keep my nitrates...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-07-2015, 07:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,230
Posted By theericafish
I've kept cpd and shrimp together before, it went...

I've kept cpd and shrimp together before, it went pretty well but there were plenty of hiding spots.
Forum: Tank Journals 03-07-2015, 07:14 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,712
Posted By theericafish
Reminds me of the way my 10g was initially set...

Reminds me of the way my 10g was initially set up. Then the sword grew super huge and took over the tank :P
Forum: Tank Journals 03-07-2015, 07:03 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 13,243
Posted By theericafish
Decided to whip out the camera and tripod.. ...

Decided to whip out the camera and tripod..

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7606/16740136795_17927db3fc_z.jpg
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8595/16532872927_f4b952616a_z.jpg...
Forum: Algae 03-07-2015, 03:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 706
Posted By theericafish
I'd say diatoms and hair algae. Couple ottos...

I'd say diatoms and hair algae. Couple ottos could do you some good and maybe a flag fish to eat the hair algae(might not get along with the betta though). If the tank is fairly new diatoms are...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-07-2015, 03:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 539
Posted By theericafish
Generally with co2 plants will grow a lot faster,...

Generally with co2 plants will grow a lot faster, especially plants that carpet. Theres a lot of methods to finding out how much bps you should be running and it depends on the way you are defusing...
Forum: Algae 03-07-2015, 03:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 343
Posted By theericafish
From my experience flag fish will eat spyro...

From my experience flag fish will eat spyro granted you aren't feeding it much(just used one to clear my 10g low tech shrimp tank.) Would have used algae fix but not safe with inverts.

Definitely...
Forum: Algae 03-07-2015, 02:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 260
Posted By theericafish
I've used erythromycin before to defeat bga and...

I've used erythromycin before to defeat bga and it never came back. If I remember correctly bga also smells bad.

I've read before that increasing flow and using an airstone on it can help also.
Forum: Tank Journals 03-07-2015, 02:44 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 13,243
Posted By theericafish
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8656/16737553641_9a...

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8656/16737553641_9a534989fd_z.jpg
Got the co2 adjusted back to a better flow rate after I had disconnected it to weigh the tank. Did a little trimming and replanting....
Forum: Tank Journals 03-03-2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 13,243
Posted By theericafish
Weighted the c02 tank to see if a refill was...

Weighted the c02 tank to see if a refill was needed and after almost 2 years it still has 4lbs of co2 in it. 10# tank surprised its lasting this long.
Forum: Tank Journals 02-10-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 13,243
Posted By theericafish
Did a major trim couple days ago. Moss took over...

Did a major trim couple days ago. Moss took over almost the entire hairgrass so I just went with it and am now attempting to grow a moss carpet. Did a big cleaning too and got a bunch of mulm out...
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