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Forum: Low Tech Forum 02-14-2014, 02:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 279
Posted By ShannanD
Well I had planned on getting the tank until the...

Well I had planned on getting the tank until the ice storm and downed trees ate my piggyback....

But it is what I want and will have. Should I make the top layer of sand deeper than one inch to...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 02-06-2014, 12:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 279
Posted By ShannanD
Getting a 75g!

Stumbled onto a complete 75 setup on craigslist and should have it this week. No sure on specifics on the led lights, or type of filters etc...but I was told it is about a year old tank. Fingers...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-04-2014, 01:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 438
Posted By ShannanD
In my limited experience, dirt is better. I have...

In my limited experience, dirt is better. I have a dirt tank and two gravel. While I can grow some nice plants in the gravel I have many issues with their stems rotting off. The dirt tank seems to do...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-02-2014, 12:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 150
Posted By ShannanD
Cfl 9 watt 2700ks ok?

On my 10g I have a t8 18" 5500k zoo med tropic sun bulb. I switched out to two , 9 watt, warm tone, cfl 2700 k bulbs. Looking into Finnex led fixtures eventually, but for now which is the better...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-01-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 19,504
Posted By ShannanD
The shrimp looks a lot like "whisker" shrimp I...

The shrimp looks a lot like "whisker" shrimp I bought from a lfs. They turned out to be carnivores and hunted in packs , closing in on any fish swimming near the bottom. They took out a bunch of...
Forum: Lighting 01-01-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 207
Posted By ShannanD
I can use a hammer and duct tape, and that is the...

I can use a hammer and duct tape, and that is the extent of my skill. I'm going to check into the Finnex light...I could always just let my cat learn the hard way, but being long hair she acts like a...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-01-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,115
Posted By ShannanD
Nice bow front :). I used two bags of the miracle...

Nice bow front :). I used two bags of the miracle grow..and wound up having way too thick of a dirt layer. I had many problems with anorobic soil conditions until I could get some stem plants going...
Forum: Lighting 01-01-2014, 12:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 207
Posted By ShannanD
Lighting upgrade

I have a 36g bow front with a t5 24 inch 6500 17 w bulb. Full hood with just a cut out for the hob filter. I know I need to upgrade my lighting, even though my plants aren't doing too bad...I'd like...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 04-04-2013, 12:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 768
Posted By ShannanD
ive been poking as much as possible and still get...

ive been poking as much as possible and still get tons of bubbles. I went and bought a new bulb, 6500k t8 17 watt super day light from Petco. Had a 5500k t8 "flora" light but it seemed so dark and...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 03-25-2013, 02:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 768
Posted By ShannanD
I knew I needed more substrate than I had in my 5...

I knew I needed more substrate than I had in my 5 gallon so leave it to me to over do it! I will start poking. I do see alot of bubbles rush up and thats been bothering me but then all the fast...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 03-25-2013, 01:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 768
Posted By ShannanD
In total it is about 4 1/2 inches. Miracle grow...

In total it is about 4 1/2 inches. Miracle grow on the bottom, 2 inches, about 1/2 inch flourite and the rest gravel....

I did get about 10 MTS from a local store, the only ones I could...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 03-24-2013, 08:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 768
Posted By ShannanD
It is just the bulb that came with it. When I saw...

It is just the bulb that came with it. When I saw the new growth I figured it was good enough but as I thought about everything I was writing , and reading up on posts, I'll start looking into better...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 03-22-2013, 11:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 768
Posted By ShannanD
root rot?

My 36g is planted with Miracle Grow Organic, layer of flourite, layer of gravel....Im finding that my wisteria tends to rot around the base of the plant and float up. I didn't pay much attention till...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 03-16-2013, 11:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 572
Posted By ShannanD
And I am going to keep my eyes open for some otos...

And I am going to keep my eyes open for some otos or cherry shrimp!
Forum: Low Tech Forum 03-16-2013, 11:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 572
Posted By ShannanD
Thank you all for the replies! I am now finding...

Thank you all for the replies! I am now finding the black hair looking algae on my plants. I try to scrape it off but that only breaks off the plant. Trying to monitor it as the fry do love to peck...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 03-09-2013, 02:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 572
Posted By ShannanD
Algae control in 5g fry tank

I have 2 tanks now. I started with a little 5 gallon that I learned on and went to a 36 g bow front. And when my mollies started spitting out fry I couldn't help but set up the 5g as a fry tank....
Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-03-2013, 02:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 261
Posted By ShannanD
Oh, and this is more of a Walstad style tank. Its...

Oh, and this is more of a Walstad style tank. Its a Fluvall HOB filter filled with two sections of bio sponge and one section of the concrete thingies that grow the bacteria. No carbon filtration....
Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-03-2013, 02:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 261
Posted By ShannanD
dying female mollies...

I wasn't sure where to post this but since my tank is a low tech I thought I'd try here...

I have a 36 gallon bow front, planted. Have 5 Cories, a handful of ghost shrimp, some neons, snails I...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 09-17-2012, 03:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 449
Posted By ShannanD
Wow, great link had lots of good info! I'll head...

Wow, great link had lots of good info! I'll head to get some cuttlebone tomorrow and try some different things!Thanks so much!
Forum: Low Tech Forum 09-17-2012, 03:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 449
Posted By ShannanD
The Calcium deficiency makes sense because shells...

The Calcium deficiency makes sense because shells are made of calcium so they would snack on one another for that mineral and the idea of it being something with the water and only older snails makes...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 09-17-2012, 02:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 449
Posted By ShannanD
snails snacking on snails?

I started my 5 gal planted months ago. Water levels are finally levelled out and happy. Ghost shrimp are thriving, bettas blowing bubbles, snails reproducing like mad...My tank keeps overgrowing and...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 05-13-2012, 08:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,093
Posted By ShannanD
I think Zebra loaches and Cory's are going to be...

I think Zebra loaches and Cory's are going to be a main staple of my tank to be! Planning on a small school of neon tetras, my Betta and his girls. I do want fish that stay on the small side.

My...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-13-2012, 08:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 198
Posted By ShannanD
One of those WT* moments...crawly criters....

I am new to all this, so forgive any newbie stupids that come out of my "mouth". I have a 5g temporary tank set up (moving soon so this is the most mobile way until I can set up the 55g) with a few...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 05-10-2012, 08:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,093
Posted By ShannanD
Here is a question about filtration. My filter...

Here is a question about filtration. My filter has the bio sponge thing and a place where you put the carbon cartridge. I know the bio stays in regardless, as that is where the good bacteria need to...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 05-09-2012, 01:17 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,093
Posted By ShannanD
Finally got the anarchis (botched that spelling I...

Finally got the anarchis (botched that spelling I know) from online. It is soooo green. Haven't seen any of my ghost shrimp since I put it in the tank. Sometimes I think I see a head poke out at...
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