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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-22-2016, 03:04 AM
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Posted By wendyjo
I've had good luck with Safe Start.

I've had good luck with Safe Start.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-22-2016, 04:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 205
Posted By wendyjo
ADF's in tall tank

Hello everyone. Someone I know is giving away her 2 ADF's and I'd love to take them in. I have a 40g hex thank that is quite understocked, but it's about 24" tall, and I've read that they're not...
Forum: Equipment   12-02-2015, 02:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 174
Posted By wendyjo
Rena XP3 making trickling sounds

My canister filter (Rena XP3) is making a trickling noise. No leaking or any other issues. The sound is coming from inside the filter. I thought maybe it was air and have been turning it this...
Forum: Equipment   10-11-2015, 07:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 258
Posted By wendyjo
Help ASAP please - Quick Disconnect won't close

Rena Filstar - Disconnected to move to a new setup and the Quick Disconnect won't close back up. It won't seat properly, but even when I take the entire assembly off the filter the handle won't...
Forum: Equipment   10-11-2015, 03:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 528
Posted By wendyjo
Oh nothing has gone wrong! I've had one...

Oh nothing has gone wrong! I've had one installed on my 35g for about 10 years now with no issues at all. At the time I bought that one I also bought a 2nd at half price, and I plan to install it...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   10-11-2015, 03:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 765
Posted By wendyjo
I never turn my canister off during water...

I never turn my canister off during water changes. But I have versa tops on my tanks so splashing isn't an issue.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   10-11-2015, 03:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 312
Posted By wendyjo
Colonies of what? Are they colonies of actual...

Colonies of what? Are they colonies of actual living creatures? Can you look with a magnifying glass?

Why do you age the water anyhow?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   10-11-2015, 03:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 568
Posted By wendyjo
Note that altho your 40 is cycled, some meds will...

Note that altho your 40 is cycled, some meds will crash your cycle and/or if you have a seriously sick fish in your QT/hospital tank you may not want to continue to use that filter media in the...
Forum: Fish   10-11-2015, 03:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,240
Posted By wendyjo
Cories will eat algae wafter but prefer meatier...

Cories will eat algae wafter but prefer meatier foods like shrimp pellets or pellets/wafers made especially for bottom feeders. I would not want to rely on just leftovers for my cories - while they...
Forum: Substrate   10-11-2015, 02:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,433
Posted By wendyjo
I've kept cories with Eco-Complete for almost 10...

I've kept cories with Eco-Complete for almost 10 years now with no issues. Even the babies are fine with it.
Forum: Equipment   10-11-2015, 02:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 528
Posted By wendyjo
Question about Hydor Inline Heater

If the heater stops working or malfunctions can you unplug it but still keep it in-line? I'm thinking the water will still flow through it, right?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   09-28-2015, 12:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 546
Posted By wendyjo
Petco dollar a gallon started today. Bump:...

Petco dollar a gallon started today.

Bump: Oh and Petco has 29's I got one today.
Forum: Fish   09-26-2015, 10:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 430
Posted By wendyjo
A pitcher sounds like a pretty good idea -...

A pitcher sounds like a pretty good idea - thanks! I'll have to see what I can find. Maybe one of those tall sort of rectangular plastic containers with a lid - like one you might get to store dry...
Forum: Fish   09-26-2015, 01:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 430
Posted By wendyjo
Best way to catch an Angel?

I'll be moving my angel from a 20g to a 29g. He's pretty big, and I'm not sure of the best way to remove him from the tank. He's too big to net - I had to net him a lot when he was smaller and I...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   09-02-2015, 10:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 533
Posted By wendyjo
As stated in my first post I have been looking on...

As stated in my first post I have been looking on CL as well as a local FB group. Just not having any luck. My local Petco has a lovely Marineland bowfront "Euro" tank - I think it's 28 gallon,...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   08-30-2015, 03:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 533
Posted By wendyjo
Diana - so are you saying that a glass tank (with...

Diana - so are you saying that a glass tank (with the plastic on the bottom) is OK on a flat top surface as long as all parts of the rim are sitting flush on the surface? Am I reading that right? ...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   08-29-2015, 12:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 533
Posted By wendyjo
I want to buy a used setup if possible and as...

I want to buy a used setup if possible and as stated have not been able to find a 29/30 - been looking for months both on CL and on a local FB group. I could probably afford to buy the tank new if I...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   08-29-2015, 02:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 533
Posted By wendyjo
Questions about tanks and stands

First question is fish specific - I have an adult male angel along with about 5 bronze cories (there'll be more - they breed like rabbits) in a 20 tall. I've been told he's fine in that size tank,...
Forum: Equipment   06-08-2015, 11:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 825
Posted By wendyjo
So I'm having the exact same issue with the...

So I'm having the exact same issue with the second one I got. I am sooooo frustrated right now. I kept the same tubing but attached it to the new quick release valves and motor housing, and the...
Forum: Equipment   06-07-2015, 09:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 876
Posted By wendyjo
So you are actually talking about a canister...

So you are actually talking about a canister filter and not an internal filter? An internal filter is just that - the entire thing sits inside the tank. There are really no good internal filters...
Forum: Equipment   06-07-2015, 08:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 825
Posted By wendyjo
Thanks for the input guys. Mach - As I stated...

Thanks for the input guys. Mach - As I stated above, I do have the filter sitting in a container so the water isn't going all over the floor, and as I said I have a drip loop and the power source is...
Forum: Equipment   06-07-2015, 02:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 825
Posted By wendyjo
Rena Filstar leaking at power cord - still safe to use?

Ordered an XP1 from Foster & Smith and set it up Friday. It's leaking at the power cord. The tension on the tubes seems fine, the O rings look good but I just smeared a bit of vaseline on them to...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-29-2015, 01:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 253
Posted By wendyjo
Adding that I've run a 2nd set of tests with the...

Adding that I've run a 2nd set of tests with the same results and also did a reference test which seems to be accurate.

Also, I need a good filter for this tank. I don't like HOB's or Biowheels. ...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-29-2015, 01:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 253
Posted By wendyjo
Seachem Multi test results - question

So I've been having problems with the filter in my Angel tank lately (one angel and about 5 cories in it - 20 gal long). Original filter died, got a new one and noticed it wasn't working right...
Forum: Fish   04-08-2015, 02:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,150
Posted By wendyjo
I keep my bettas in 5 gal minibow tanks. They...

I keep my bettas in 5 gal minibow tanks. They are heated, cycled (I use small internal heaters) and I have java fern and moss attached to decor in the tank.
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