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Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 07-12-2013, 08:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 293
Posted By Elyssa
Thanks for all the feedback. The house will be...

Thanks for all the feedback. The house will be fully opened up &ventilated w/fans going.

I'll just have plastic draped over, when we are above the tank and then just a light sheet till it's fully...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 07-12-2013, 11:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 293
Posted By Elyssa
Painting my ceilings, any issues w/fish in the tanks?

Hi,
I'm going to be painting the ceilings in my living room & kitchen, where I have 55G tanks set up.

Is there any specific issues I need to worry about w fumes, etc.

I just plan to cover...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-12-2013, 11:13 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,951
Posted By Elyssa
I have gotten a 26 gallon bowfront w/ wrought...

I have gotten a 26 gallon bowfront w/ wrought iron stand for free.

Biggest Score was a 55 gallon tank, w/Eheim 2226 Pro II Filter w/6 boxes of media, 5lb CO2 tank, Milwaukee Regulator, Red Sea 500...
Forum: Fish 06-29-2013, 03:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 722
Posted By Elyssa
I never see my guy on the plants at all and my...

I never see my guy on the plants at all and my tank is loaded with plants. He is always attached to the glass and sucking. I have a B.N. Pleco, 2 Otos and 3 Siamese in the tank, so what dent he...
Forum: Fish 06-29-2013, 12:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 722
Posted By Elyssa
Hi, I have a whiptail that I adopted back in...

Hi,
I have a whiptail that I adopted back in February that is awesome. I haven't had any problems with him. He minds his own business and is very peaceful in my 55g tank. Very interesting looking...
Forum: Plants 05-31-2013, 02:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 324
Posted By Elyssa
somewhatshocked, I've tried to tuck the...

somewhatshocked,

I've tried to tuck the roots back in, but they are like a couple of inches and pretty thick. When I started, I wasn't keeping on top of pushing them back in...at that point I...
Forum: Plants 05-31-2013, 11:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 324
Posted By Elyssa
Crypt Roots growing above sand--to trim or not to trim?

Crypt Wendi Bronze is doing nicely but there are a lot of little hair like roots growing up thru the sand. From what I've read it seems pretty common.

Is it okay to trim these roots off the plant...
Forum: Lighting 05-30-2013, 08:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 292
Posted By Elyssa
I already run one of my 55g off of natural...

I already run one of my 55g off of natural sunlight only. That is in my kitchen, with 1 window directly behind it and one to the side. I have the back of the tank insulated and black background. ...
Forum: Lighting 05-30-2013, 05:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 292
Posted By Elyssa
What would moving the tank near a sunny window...

What would moving the tank near a sunny window accomplish?

As far as my understanding light is the "gas pedal" and I'm just looking to, temporarily, slow it down for a few months.

Realize...
Forum: Lighting 05-30-2013, 12:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 292
Posted By Elyssa
I have been doing similar experimenting with...

I have been doing similar experimenting with lights the past couple of months, since I started. I have a 4 light fixture. Focus had been on growing plants fast. I've only been at this since March....
Forum: Lighting 05-30-2013, 11:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 292
Posted By Elyssa
Reducing Lighting for summer..Need Advice

Hi,
I'm running (2) 54W -T-5HO bulbs on a Nova Extreme fixture, pressurized co2 & doing EI dosing.

I'd like to slow things down for the summer time. The tank is doing great and growth has been...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-26-2013, 11:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 358
Posted By Elyssa
There is a great place up in Plymouth. Another...

There is a great place up in Plymouth. Another is Laconia Pet.
Forum: Fish 05-21-2013, 10:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 935
Posted By Elyssa
African Butterfly Fish...awesome!

African Butterfly Fish...awesome!
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-21-2013, 10:32 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,704
Posted By Elyssa
Feel your angst and frustration. Been dealing...

Feel your angst and frustration. Been dealing with this for over 10 years with programming code w/components, software code, advertisements, web content, music, etc. People that are doing it have...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-19-2013, 12:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,297
Posted By Elyssa
Kathyy makes a good point with the soil...

Kathyy makes a good point with the soil underneath contracting/expanding and the wet/dry cycles. The moisture issues with concrete are a known PITA when you want to finish a walk-out basement. It's...
Forum: Equipment 05-19-2013, 11:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 511
Posted By Elyssa
That's if they even work properly. The fluid...

That's if they even work properly. The fluid from the bubble counter can leak into them. A known issue with these things. I guess an easy fix would be to install a check valve. But I'm just...
Forum: Fish 05-19-2013, 11:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 246
Posted By Elyssa
Cycle of Life. A good plan. I never had...

Cycle of Life. A good plan.

I never had much of the fry survive in my 55g. Since August, I've only had 1 baby guppy and 1 red wag platy make it. But then again, the tank at that point was 100%...
Forum: Fish 05-18-2013, 11:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 246
Posted By Elyssa
Good idea with the sponge. I just set up a 20L...

Good idea with the sponge. I just set up a 20L for my 13 red wag/sunset mixed platy fry. I also got one of those little birthing nursery so I can save as many as I can. I have another 55 g that I...
Forum: Fish 05-18-2013, 10:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 246
Posted By Elyssa
Congrats! Hopefully, you have a bunch more...

Congrats! Hopefully, you have a bunch more hiding out and being smart. If you have a filter intake, slip a bit of panty hose on it to avoid that mishap. It's neat watching the few that make it...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-18-2013, 09:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,297
Posted By Elyssa
With 230 gallons of water, your going to want to...

With 230 gallons of water, your going to want to be 100% sure. I am not an engineer.

I'd really suggest getting in touch with someone in the know about the structural issues and what you must...
Forum: Equipment 05-18-2013, 09:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 511
Posted By Elyssa
What I would suggest is to just get directly in...

What I would suggest is to just get directly in touch with the manufacturer. Tell them you need a pressure relief valve that needs replacing and see if they can give you the part#. The only "part"...
Forum: Equipment 05-18-2013, 06:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 511
Posted By Elyssa
I'd add up the cost of everything you potentially...

I'd add up the cost of everything you potentially might need to replace...

2 regulators for $20 might seem like a deal, but if you really don't know who your getting them off of, and what...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-18-2013, 06:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,297
Posted By Elyssa
To be safe, I would want to know what the spacing...

To be safe, I would want to know what the spacing is between joists underneath? What is the sub-floor itself--plywood, pressed board, advantec?

If you know any builders, they might be able to...
Forum: Plants 05-18-2013, 12:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 933
Posted By Elyssa
Believe it or not, crammed definitely is the...

Believe it or not, crammed definitely is the wrong word to use in this case. They were so efficiently wrapped that there was no damage or crushed plants. 1/2 dozen or more were actually over 20...
Forum: Plants 05-17-2013, 11:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 933
Posted By Elyssa
It was totally one of those "Cat In The Hat"...

It was totally one of those "Cat In The Hat" moments...
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