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Forum: Plants 12-28-2013, 05:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 895
Posted By ClairemontTropical
Thumbs up I think the moss balls are cool, because long...

I think the moss balls are cool, because long after they are gone I still see little tufts of the marimo moss on the driftwood in my 30g. Definitely the only good looking algae that I know of.
Forum: Tank Journals 12-28-2013, 05:18 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,824
Posted By ClairemontTropical
Thumbs up Looks very nice, maybe just a bit :fish: crowded?...

Looks very nice, maybe just a bit :fish: crowded? I'm sure the extra filtration + frequent water changes more than make up for it though.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-08-2013, 08:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 388
Posted By ClairemontTropical
You really dont need co2 on an edge unless your...

You really dont need co2 on an edge unless your planning on upgrading the lights IMO. The stock edge light is low light so I just use occasional excel (liquid co2) and flourish comprehensive with...
Forum: Fish 04-24-2013, 08:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 808
Posted By ClairemontTropical
They are indeed wood eaters, mine frequently...

They are indeed wood eaters, mine frequently gorges on my Malaysian driftwood for fiber. Mopani wood should be fine too.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 04-22-2013, 08:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 770
Posted By ClairemontTropical
Cool tank and welcome! In my Fluval Edge I...

Cool tank and welcome!

In my Fluval Edge I am having the most success with a tall piece of driftwood in which I have planted many small Java ferns. They are thriving reaching up to the stock light...
Forum: Substrate 04-22-2013, 08:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 439
Posted By ClairemontTropical
I use Flourish once a week with great results. ...

I use Flourish once a week with great results.

I really like Seachem too... currently I'm using Seachem: Flourish comp, Excel, Flourite, Flourish tabs, Equilibrium for RODI water, Prime for tap,...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-21-2013, 11:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 792
Posted By ClairemontTropical
Sorry for the late response. Yes to your...

Sorry for the late response.

Yes to your first three questions; it floats, they love it so much they will eat it all, and you can also use it live :)

And I'm pretty sure if you bought it...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-21-2013, 08:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 792
Posted By ClairemontTropical
I would recommend some frozen daphnia, Hikari...

I would recommend some frozen daphnia, Hikari claims it's the cleanest frozen food, not sure if this is true but I find it much cleaner than flakes or pellets. I just shave some off a cube, mix it w/...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-21-2013, 08:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,195
Posted By ClairemontTropical
Thumbs up Awesome start & I agree that is a stunning piece...

Awesome start & I agree that is a stunning piece of driftwood! WINNING!!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-20-2013, 07:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 681
Posted By ClairemontTropical
So are you saying it's not possible to beat GW...

So are you saying it's not possible to beat GW without a sterilizer or micron filter? Sure UV is effective but also pricey and like you said you won't use it again for years... so if it's feasible to...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-20-2013, 06:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 681
Posted By ClairemontTropical
Hmm not sure about that, I don't have any...

Hmm not sure about that, I don't have any experience with DIY Co2. But a UV sterilizer seems unnecessary. Green water is something you should be able to free yourself of with minimal effort. If...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 04-20-2013, 08:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,252
Posted By ClairemontTropical
From fellow new guy to newer new guy, I say...

From fellow new guy to newer new guy, I say "Hi."
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-20-2013, 06:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 681
Posted By ClairemontTropical
To the best of my knowledge bacterial blooms are...

To the best of my knowledge bacterial blooms are hazy white not green. If it were my tank I'd do a 90% percent wc and kill the lights for a few days.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-20-2013, 06:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 500
Posted By ClairemontTropical
dem snails.

dem snails.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-19-2013, 09:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,012
Posted By ClairemontTropical
Denial is a common symptom of MTS.

Denial is a common symptom of MTS.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-19-2013, 04:09 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,012
Posted By ClairemontTropical
I was recently afflicted with Multiple Tank...

I was recently afflicted with Multiple Tank Syndrome. It can be a very costly disease but to cope with that I have gone nano.
Forum: Photography 04-19-2013, 12:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,232
Posted By ClairemontTropical
I'm super jealous. How old is it?

I'm super jealous. How old is it?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-19-2013, 12:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,095
Posted By ClairemontTropical
Cool Yup.

Yup.
Forum: Fish 04-18-2013, 11:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 403
Posted By ClairemontTropical
Lightbulb Got it.

Got it.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-18-2013, 11:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,095
Posted By ClairemontTropical
Vacuuming the gravel three times a week is...

Vacuuming the gravel three times a week is borderline OCD. All you need to do is lightly vacuum the top layer of substrate every week or two and your plants will thrive, while keeping your tank clean.
Forum: Fish 04-18-2013, 10:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 403
Posted By ClairemontTropical
msawdey - you're not an idiot lol! sorry for...

msawdey - you're not an idiot lol! sorry for writing a novel I would have skimmed through it too:icon_smil
Forum: Fish 04-18-2013, 10:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 403
Posted By ClairemontTropical
I really do appreciate the info guys, thanks! ...

I really do appreciate the info guys, thanks!

wicca27- I do have a 30 gallon planted to put the adults in but I'm not sure the Embers would be safe with my blue rams and apisto pair (also houses...
Forum: Fish 04-18-2013, 08:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 403
Posted By ClairemontTropical
msawdey - yes they are new (7 days to be exact)...

msawdey - yes they are new (7 days to be exact) but how would pecking order explain the white egg-looking things emerging?

Clemsons2k - Woo hoo!! Thanks for the info! (crossing my fingers that...
Forum: Substrate 04-18-2013, 07:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 455
Posted By ClairemontTropical
+1 Flourite by Seachem*

+1 Flourite by Seachem*
Forum: Fish 04-18-2013, 07:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 403
Posted By ClairemontTropical
Question Ember Tetra question

Hello PT fish experts, nano noob here. I have had 4 ember Tetra's in my planted 6 gallon Fluval Edge for a little over a week now and absolutely love them... I just have a question about some strange...
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