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Forum: DIY 02-24-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,158
Posted By Elli
Sculpy isn't something I buy without a coupon,...

Sculpy isn't something I buy without a coupon, but Michael's, JoAnn's and Hobby Lobby all have 40% off coupons pretty regularly. Blick's online often has great discounts, too.
Forum: DIY 02-24-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,158
Posted By Elli
Sculpy is safe if you're careful to bake it...

Sculpy is safe if you're careful to bake it fully. It comes in dozens of colors so no need to paint.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-16-2014, 01:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 341
Posted By Elli
Thank you for all the great advice! I let the...

Thank you for all the great advice! I let the tank dry out completely and will be setting it back up this week.
Forum: Fish 01-30-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 332
Posted By Elli
I agree with Stef about the possibility the...

I agree with Stef about the possibility the females are dying of something that might need to be treated. I wouldn't buy another fish till I gave the others a chance to settle in and see if they're...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-29-2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 811
Posted By Elli
That's cool! Has anyone ever tried one?

That's cool! Has anyone ever tried one?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-29-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 341
Posted By Elli
Thank you! I never want to see that many...

Thank you!

I never want to see that many fish die so quickly again. What a horrible experience.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-29-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 341
Posted By Elli
How Do You Know a Tank Has Been Disinfected Well Enough?

How do you know a tank is safe to reuse after losing all your fish? I have a tank that used to hold neon tetras. Not too long after purchase they all succumbed to what I think was false neon tetra...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-29-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,539
Posted By Elli
I have an ivory mystery snail, and he's...

I have an ivory mystery snail, and he's definitely plant safe. But they're not the best cleaners and they have a huge bio-load. I love them anyway; they're like little aliens with their long siphons...
Forum: Fish 01-28-2014, 11:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 332
Posted By Elli
It's not that it's not "safe", it's just not...

It's not that it's not "safe", it's just not comfortable for the female. Think of it this way, if you were being chased and harassed by two people all day would you feel comfy or stressed?
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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-28-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 496
Posted By Elli
Catching guppies is easy. Just put some fish food...

Catching guppies is easy. Just put some fish food in your hand and hold your hand cupped and still just under the water's surface. Stupid friendly things just swim right in and you can scoop them...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-28-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,287
Posted By Elli
Sorry about your loss! But this more than...

Sorry about your loss! But this more than adequately explains why I stay away from CO2 - I tend to forget or procrastinate on things a bit too often for anything higher tech than I already have in...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-28-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,457
Posted By Elli
Wow! Thanks for sharing the inspiration!

Wow! Thanks for sharing the inspiration!
Forum: Photography 01-28-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,800
Posted By Elli
Gorgeous!

Gorgeous!
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-27-2014, 02:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 225
Posted By Elli
Use the old party favor cheat to avoid sewing if...

Use the old party favor cheat to avoid sewing if you want to make your own... cut a large circle, put the media inside, gather the edges and use a short length of stainless steel wire like a...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-27-2014, 01:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 225
Posted By Elli
The picture shows a zipper on the bag. I'd be...

The picture shows a zipper on the bag. I'd be more worried about that than the fabric.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-26-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 325
Posted By Elli
She may not ever shrink, or may take another day...

She may not ever shrink, or may take another day or two. I have one guppy who stayed swollen and just looks as if she's always due that day. And sometimes it takes a couple of days to see the...
Forum: Fish 01-23-2014, 01:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 407
Posted By Elli
Fish for an Evolve 8

I have an empty Evolve 8 and need some fish ideas other than guppies, neons, or a betta. Anyone have any suggestions for a tank that size?
Forum: Fish 01-08-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 755
Posted By Elli
+1 to the salt suggestion. I've also noticed...

+1 to the salt suggestion.
I've also noticed that new-to-my-water guppies tend to get constipated easily and flash from discomfort. A frozen pea softened in an aquarium saltwater solution helps...
Forum: Fish 01-06-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 693
Posted By Elli
If you're willing to keep a worm culture going...

If you're willing to keep a worm culture going try grindal or microworms. I also feed a variety of Captain Bob's powered foods and pretty much everything eats those.
Forum: Plants 01-05-2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,262
Posted By Elli
If you have kids let them run some...

If you have kids let them run some destroy-the-plant-matter experiments. I gave my son a bunch of "safe" household items and let him run a bunch of "experiments" on the plant garbage. He had a blast,...
Forum: Fish 12-20-2013, 12:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 539
Posted By Elli
I have Badis in with guppies and they never eat...

I have Badis in with guppies and they never eat the newborn guppy fry, so I'd say your Endler fry would probably be safe, too. Actually, I've seen the badis and fry acting like pals sharing the same...
Forum: Herp (Reptiles and Amphibians) 12-07-2013, 01:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,117
Posted By Elli
Vallisneria nearly took over my unheated tank a...

Vallisneria nearly took over my unheated tank a while back. Hornwort grows super fast in that temp, too. And anubias nana put out a new leaf every week in there without ferts or CO2, just root tabs...
Forum: Fish 12-06-2013, 12:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 563
Posted By Elli
I do much the same, but repeatedly knock out the...

I do much the same, but repeatedly knock out the ice shield till the water itself is full of ice bits and it numbs my fingers pretty much instantly. If my finger goes numb then the much smaller fish...
Forum: Algae 12-06-2013, 12:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 615
Posted By Elli
The white fuzzy stuff in the top picture looks...

The white fuzzy stuff in the top picture looks like the mold or fungus I had a few months ago. When it was in my tank it started by forming on stems/leaves but would also free-float if disturbed,...
Forum: Fish 12-04-2013, 05:16 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,522
Posted By Elli
I love making planted bowls/vases, but I haven't...

I love making planted bowls/vases, but I haven't drifted into TJMaxx yet. Thanks for the tip! The coupons from Hobby Lobby and Michael's usually get me in enough trouble with their glassware...
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