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Forum: Fish 07-26-2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 165
Posted By lauraleellbp
I agree that mosquito larvae make great fish...

I agree that mosquito larvae make great fish food. I would not rely on them for newly hatched fry, however, as they aren't small enough. There may be some species of mosquitos that hatch at a small...
Forum: Fish 07-26-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 165
Posted By lauraleellbp
For some reason I kept reading the title of this...

For some reason I kept reading the title of this thread as "Cherry barbs and insults" and going :confused: LOL

IME Cherry barbs are really easy to spawn. But the fry definitely need places to...
Forum: Lighting 07-23-2014, 04:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 196
Posted By lauraleellbp
I have to disagree with that. I found just one...

I have to disagree with that. I found just one to be perfect for a low tech 29gal tank. Right tank in my signature is my own 29gal under that fixture. Had that tank going around 2 years, I think?...
Forum: Plants 07-23-2014, 01:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 349
Posted By lauraleellbp
Wow, I totally clicked on this thread thinking I...

Wow, I totally clicked on this thread thinking I was going to have to edit out a ton of vendor reviews! Kudos to everyone for not a SINGLE one! :thumbsup:


I'll order from online retailers...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-22-2014, 02:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 333
Posted By lauraleellbp
Welcome back, Billy! You gonna start coming...

Welcome back, Billy!

You gonna start coming to TBAS meetings? :icon_smil
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-22-2014, 02:17 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 863
Posted By lauraleellbp
You're not going to want to hear this, but...

You're not going to want to hear this, but Patience really is the most important ingredient in cycling a tank.

You *can* boost things along with a bottle of SafeStart, though.

Personally I...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 07-21-2014, 01:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 239
Posted By lauraleellbp
LOL Welcome to TPT! We'll only give...

LOL

Welcome to TPT!

We'll only give you three opinions PER PERSON POSTING in the thread. And of course they're all the "only right way"! :icon_mrgr
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-20-2014, 05:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 462
Posted By lauraleellbp
Keep in mind too that you'll need something that...

Keep in mind too that you'll need something that can hold up to strong bleach when you go to regenerate it.

I personally just buy Purigen already in the 100mL bags just to avoid the bother of...
Forum: Fish 07-20-2014, 12:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 513
Posted By lauraleellbp
Diet can have a huge impact on fish coloration,...

Diet can have a huge impact on fish coloration, too.

As in- feeding carrots and sweet potatoes could possibly bring back some of the orange.
Forum: Fish 07-20-2014, 12:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 314
Posted By lauraleellbp
Even viewed over on photobucket, trying to read...

Even viewed over on photobucket, trying to read that list you posted first made my head hurt... if you tried reposting the info directly into the thread you'll probably get a little more feedback. ;)
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-20-2014, 12:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 243
Posted By lauraleellbp
Didn't Pfertz go out of business?

Didn't Pfertz go out of business?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-19-2014, 11:57 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,315
Posted By lauraleellbp
That's not true. I've seen several low tech...

That's not true. I've seen several low tech tanks win contest awards. Check out the Aquatic Gardener Association contests. (errr... just don't go over to their website unless you have at least a...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 07-19-2014, 11:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 333
Posted By lauraleellbp
Seachem describes Purigen as a resin that has a...

Seachem describes Purigen as a resin that has a "high affinity" for organics that will discolor water- so tannins, ammonia, etc. (And if it absorbs ammonia, it will by default lower nitrate levels)....
Forum: Fish 07-19-2014, 11:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 140
Posted By lauraleellbp
C. nanus are a LOT bigger and bulkier than dwarf...

C. nanus are a LOT bigger and bulkier than dwarf Cories. They are more the shape and body volume of a standard Cory (C. anaeus, trilineatus, etc), just they're a lot shorter (usually 1-1.5")
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-19-2014, 11:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 243
Posted By lauraleellbp
The cheap route is to buy a pack of Jobes plant...

The cheap route is to buy a pack of Jobes plant sticks from HD or Lowes. You just have to break them up into pieces and bury them really well b/c they can release ammonia and trigger algae blooms if...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 07-19-2014, 11:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 155
Posted By lauraleellbp
Welcome to TPT! :icon_mrgr

Welcome to TPT! :icon_mrgr
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 07-19-2014, 11:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 438
Posted By lauraleellbp
$75 might not be bad if it comes with a decent...

$75 might not be bad if it comes with a decent stand, filter or light.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-18-2014, 05:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 271
Posted By lauraleellbp
Welcome to TPT! GS doesn't need to be...

Welcome to TPT!

GS doesn't need to be sealed. Many people paint it just to cover the color, however. Krylon fusion probably would work well for this purpose.

Yes, it does tend to float, so...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-18-2014, 05:16 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,315
Posted By lauraleellbp
I'm just going to state this differently- ...

I'm just going to state this differently-

Your plants *may* be able to get enough carbon from liquid CO2 dosing. So try it and see how it goes. But most products are gone within 24 hours, so...
Forum: Important Update/Announcements 07-18-2014, 05:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 138,665
Posted By lauraleellbp
Just a reminder that members need to know and...

Just a reminder that members need to know and abide by the forum rules! We've had to issue quite a few infractions recently, even several temp and permabans, with members claiming to not know the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-18-2014, 04:52 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,315
Posted By lauraleellbp
You may be able to make do with liquid CO2. But...

You may be able to make do with liquid CO2. But if you do start running into any growth or algae issues, this is probably what I'd look to first. Either adding CO2 or raising your light fixtures up...
Forum: Fish 07-18-2014, 02:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 235
Posted By lauraleellbp
"Spawn" would be the correct term, and IME...

"Spawn" would be the correct term, and IME females from the same spawn can be a good choice.

Just make sure you have backup plans for any individuals that end up chronic bullies or bullied.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-18-2014, 02:16 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,315
Posted By lauraleellbp
Were you planning on adding a pressurized CO2...

Were you planning on adding a pressurized CO2 setup to this tank? What your light level tells you is that your plants most likely will be growing at a rate that you will need to supplement the...
Forum: Fish 07-17-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 235
Posted By lauraleellbp
Treat them similar to African cichlids- ie, the...

Treat them similar to African cichlids- ie, the more the better as territorial/aggression is spread around more. In other words, stock as many as your bioload can handle.

You planning any other...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 07-17-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 1,339
Views: 639,163
Posted By lauraleellbp
Dwarf Sag and Lilaeopsis mauritiana can be good...

Dwarf Sag and Lilaeopsis mauritiana can be good foreground choices in low tech tanks if you want a "grassy" look.
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