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Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   02-12-2017, 01:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 13,738
Posted By Aquamom
I have had six White Cloud minnows in a 20-gallon...

I have had six White Cloud minnows in a 20-gallon tall with several Red Cherry Shrimp and several Amano Shrimp. Nobody eats anyone. There are also assorted snails. Even the smaller Cherries are too...
Forum: Aquascaping   02-10-2017, 08:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 757
Posted By Aquamom
Adding rocks to your tank will help flesh out its...

Adding rocks to your tank will help flesh out its aquascaping. In nature, rocks as well as plants and fish, and some aquatic shrimp and snails, are a regular natural occurrence. I would suggest rocks...
Forum: Plants   02-08-2017, 11:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 673
Posted By Aquamom
Anacharis and/or Elodea are good floaters, along...

Anacharis and/or Elodea are good floaters, along with hornwort, which is what I have in my tanks. Duckweed became a real pest in my 20, blocking out the light. I finally got rid of all of it, and...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   02-05-2017, 06:30 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 262,590
Posted By Aquamom
Anacharis and Elodea are also low light. They...

Anacharis and Elodea are also low light. They make good floaters, right at the surface.
Forum: Fish   02-03-2017, 11:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 575
Posted By Aquamom
I've occasionally seen a dead fish in one or two...

I've occasionally seen a dead fish in one or two tanks in each of the LFS I use. When I spot this, I quietly inform the employee on hand, and he or she immediately nets out the dead fish. Even under...
Forum: Fish   02-03-2017, 08:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 575
Posted By Aquamom
It depends on the business. I have ordered...

It depends on the business.

I have ordered aquarium and non-aquarium items from Foster & Smith, and have had very good experiences with them. I haven't ordered live fish by mail, and don't know...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-03-2017, 08:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 284
Posted By Aquamom
Thank you. I was confused because of the...

Thank you. I was confused because of the "air/water" in the same line as "flow". I didn't know which it was referring to. Now I know. Thank you, again.

Wouldn't it be nice, though, if this were...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-03-2017, 07:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 284
Posted By Aquamom
What does the "direction of flow" mean? The...

What does the "direction of flow" mean? The direction in which the AIR flows or the WATER flows? I'm talking about an aquarium, here. Do I point the arrow TOWARD THE TANK, or TOWARD THE PUMP??? WHY...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-03-2017, 07:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 284
Posted By Aquamom
So, the valve should be installed so the arrow...

So, the valve should be installed so the arrow points TOWARD the aquarium and AWAY from the pump? Klib's reply was a little contradictory. Air would flow from the pump into the tank, and water...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-03-2017, 06:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 284
Posted By Aquamom
Which direction do you point the arrow?

I'm going to be inserting an anti-siphon check valve into my airline so I can place the pump below the level of the aquarium.

The valve I have has an arrow on it, but NO instructions as to whether...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-26-2017, 07:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,630
Posted By Aquamom
It wouldn't be the dojo loaches. They wouldn't...

It wouldn't be the dojo loaches. They wouldn't leave bodies behind. They would eat the whole shrimp.

I have Red Cherries in my 20-gallon that only has White Cloud Minnows, several small snails,...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-26-2017, 07:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 300
Posted By Aquamom
I try to balance my fishes' diets. I have bottom...

I try to balance my fishes' diets. I have bottom feeders like dojo loaches, and both of my tanks are community tanks, with mid- and top-swimmers. I give Spirulina flakes, Veggie rounds (algae...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-23-2017, 10:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 204
Posted By Aquamom
Particle board is unsuitable for supporting...

Particle board is unsuitable for supporting aquariums. Real wood, and preferably HARD wood, is needed. I would ditch the idea of a particle board stand, and opt for a real aquarium stand. Here's a...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-23-2017, 12:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 204
Posted By Aquamom
Look under the top of the stand, inside the...

Look under the top of the stand, inside the cabinet section. Is there a solid vertical support piece in the center, dividing the cabinet area into two sections? This should be a solid wooden wall...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-22-2017, 11:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 637
Posted By Aquamom
With my Aquaclear 110, the biobeads are solid...

With my Aquaclear 110, the biobeads are solid like little ceramic cubes. They get some build-up on them inside of the bags, as well as the mesh getting gunk on it. Trying to rinse them inside their...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-22-2017, 02:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 637
Posted By Aquamom
The thought has just occurred to me that a...

The thought has just occurred to me that a colander would also do the trick. Fitting the edges of the colander over the rim of the bucket and dumping the loose beads into it, then siphoning tank...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-21-2017, 11:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 637
Posted By Aquamom
I don't think it makes one iota's worth of...

I don't think it makes one iota's worth of difference as far as the effectiveness of filtration is concerned, whether the beads are in bags or not. I have found that stuff sticks to the mesh when I...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-20-2017, 04:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 637
Posted By Aquamom
Is it really necessary ...

To keep biobeads confined inside of the mesh bags? What's wrong with letting them sit loose inside the filter box? I find they tend to bunch up inside of those bags and they don't always lay flat....
Forum: Lighting   06-08-2016, 11:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 989
Posted By Aquamom
"Old item"? Suppose it has been discontinued?...

"Old item"? Suppose it has been discontinued? Could that be why the folks at the LFS were so eager to foist if off on me? Gosh, you'd think Hagen would know something about their own product, even an...
Forum: Lighting   06-07-2016, 05:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 989
Posted By Aquamom
Along with the brown diatoms is a small amount of...

Along with the brown diatoms is a small amount of green pin dot algae on the glass. There is never much of this. It's harder to scrub off than the brown stuff. It's actually quite sparse.

Well,...
Forum: Lighting   06-07-2016, 03:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 989
Posted By Aquamom
Thank you, Jeffkrol. I see you found the...

Thank you, Jeffkrol.

I see you found the elusive product code A1645. The specs for that light are exactly the same as mine with one minor exception. It has it on the screen as being 90 cm, whereas...
Forum: Lighting   06-07-2016, 01:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 989
Posted By Aquamom
I've tried floating hornwort, and it wouldn't...

I've tried floating hornwort, and it wouldn't stay at the surface. It kept descending to the substrate, tangling up in the leaves of my Anubias, and wrapping itself around my prefilter sponge.

I...
Forum: Lighting   06-06-2016, 11:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 989
Posted By Aquamom
This is an established aquarium. I've had it up...

This is an established aquarium. I've had it up and going since 2012.

I'm not sure what is meant by "built-in reflector". Looking at the bulb, it appears like the distinctly darkened area is...
Forum: Lighting   06-06-2016, 09:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 989
Posted By Aquamom
Need some straight answers about my new light

The staff at the LFS wouldn't address my concerns about this light, nor would they answer my questions. Maybe some of you can help.

First, this is the strangest aquarium bulb I've ever seen. When...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   02-14-2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 414
Posted By Aquamom
Good one. What breed of chicken has...

Good one.

What breed of chicken has trumpeting feet?

Leghorn.
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