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Forum: Aquascaping 12-14-2012, 01:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 826
Posted By Samarasa
Totally In Over My Head!

Hello, everyone. As the subject line states, I am totally in over my head with my 40.

I had idea of something Tonina-inspired for the aquascape, and bought a bunch of val spiral, hygro, bacopa,...
Forum: Fish 09-20-2012, 05:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 256
Posted By Samarasa
Now that the moonlight has come on and the...

Now that the moonlight has come on and the daylights have gone off, the 'sick' neon is actually shoaling with the school. I'll let everyone know how it's doing when I get home from work tomorrow. As...
Forum: Fish 09-20-2012, 03:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 256
Posted By Samarasa
Sick Neon

I was hoping someone could help me diagnose a problem we're having with one of our neon tetras. We have a healthy community tank, school of 15 neons, mating pair of GB rams, 1 male and 2 female...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-19-2012, 09:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,021
Posted By Samarasa
Gooberfish, I have the same aquarium as you. I...

Gooberfish, I have the same aquarium as you. I use an Aquaclear 70, which I think Hagen rates for aquariums between 30 and 70 gallons. I want to say I paid $35 for it at the PetsMart. The media...
Forum: Fish 09-17-2012, 07:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,854
Posted By Samarasa
ShadowBeast, in my 20high I have 3 dwarf honey...

ShadowBeast, in my 20high I have 3 dwarf honey gouramis (2 female, 1 male) a breeding pair of German blue rams (very adolescent), 15 neon tetras, and a cleanup crew consisting of 2 otos and 3 pygmy...
Forum: Fish 08-31-2012, 06:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 723
Posted By Samarasa
How Many Otos?

Howdy, all!

I have this tank:

20 gallon high
AC 70
66watts CFL
8-hour photoperiod

2 Golden Honey Gourami
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-31-2012, 03:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 315
Posted By Samarasa
Thanks, Diana. You always come through with the...

Thanks, Diana. You always come through with the right advice.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-31-2012, 03:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 315
Posted By Samarasa
0ppm Nitrate

Howdy!

I have this 20-high (relatively new):

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This photo is actually about a week old, so I have a bunch more growth.

The plants:
Val Spiralis (back right)
Forum: Equipment 08-31-2012, 02:44 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 236
Posted By Samarasa
Ceramic Diffuser Gone Bad

Howdy,

I've recently (a couple of weeks ago) begun using DIY CO2 in my 20 high. I've got the standard 2-generator-juice-bottle with a yeast-overflow-preventer-bottle setup. With my recipe the...
Forum: Plants 08-29-2012, 02:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 307
Posted By Samarasa
AirstoND, the substrate is Eco-Complete black...

AirstoND, the substrate is Eco-Complete black planted. I am fertilizing with Flourish...
Forum: DIY 08-29-2012, 02:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 825
Posted By Samarasa
Thanks! I re-sealed everything with the gel...

Thanks! I re-sealed everything with the gel superglue this evening. Quick tip to everyone, the gel superglue does not cure as quickly as the normal stuff. Found that out the hard (sticky?) way!
Forum: Plants 08-29-2012, 02:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 602
Posted By Samarasa
Thanks for the replies! OVT, I looked at the...

Thanks for the replies! OVT, I looked at the receipt and it was actually only $38 worth of plants. The entire trip to the LFS was $185, but we bought fish and some ferts. I actually feel bad that I...
Forum: Fish 08-28-2012, 04:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 506
Posted By Samarasa
Sbarbee54, Thanks a bunch! I am going to...

Sbarbee54,

Thanks a bunch! I am going to try to hook up with matt13!

Sincerely,

Jason
Forum: Plants 08-28-2012, 04:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 602
Posted By Samarasa
Knotyoureality, Thank you so much! It...

Knotyoureality,

Thank you so much!

It sounds like I can rest assured that these gastropods (mouth-foot's?) are not going to go to town on my aquatic plants, but that they will help with...
Forum: DIY 08-28-2012, 04:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 825
Posted By Samarasa
Hehe, diy co2

I had a great week with my DIY CO2...here're the results of a single week of growing with it:

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These plants were bare of roots last week, though maybe a bit "redder" where applicable. I...
Forum: Plants 08-28-2012, 04:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 602
Posted By Samarasa
Thanks, Kathyy! These snails were so...

Thanks, Kathyy!

These snails were so dainty-looking with clear shells and tiny little feet/mouths. It actually seemed like they were eating the diatoms and not the leaves, but I had terrestrial...
Forum: Plants 08-28-2012, 04:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 602
Posted By Samarasa
Snails a problem?

Greetings!

I am 1 week in to my first planted tank, and have a newbie question about snails. Here is our tank after 1 week:

Val Spiralis
Creeping Jenny
Reineicki
Lobelia
"Ice Crystal"...
Forum: Fish 08-28-2012, 03:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 506
Posted By Samarasa
German Blue Ram?

Greetings, all!

Connie and I finally have a planted tank. Here's a progress pic taken today, 1-week after planting...

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I was hoping for advice on introducing a specific fish to our...
Forum: Plants 08-28-2012, 03:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 307
Posted By Samarasa
Gardening Tips?

Greetings everyone! I finally have a planted tank. Right now there is no real aquascape, but Connie and I are partial to the Dutch style. We are taking a "shotgun" approach, buying plants from the...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 03-23-2009, 03:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,479
Posted By Samarasa
Mortgage defaults are obviously a factor in the...

Mortgage defaults are obviously a factor in the economic crash, though I would argue that legislation had less to do with the massive increase in dodgy loaning practices than Collateralized-debt...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 03-06-2009, 05:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 670
Posted By Samarasa
Hey, Nesser. I'm working on my first planted...

Hey, Nesser. I'm working on my first planted tank as well. A lot of people recommend reading these two guides before getting started:

http://www.vickisaquaticplace.com/PlantsChapter1.html...
Forum: Equipment 03-04-2009, 06:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 511
Posted By Samarasa
Isn't there anyone out there who can help me with...

Isn't there anyone out there who can help me with this? My tank is sitting empty!

Thanks,

Jason
Forum: Equipment 03-03-2009, 05:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 511
Posted By Samarasa
BTW, for what it's worth I have 8" (560 gph) of...

BTW, for what it's worth I have 8" (560 gph) of linear overflow. No way I'm going to move that much water back into the tank though! Still thinking 160-240 gph...

Thanks,

Jason
Forum: Equipment 03-03-2009, 05:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 511
Posted By Samarasa
Pump recommendation...

Hey, everyone.

I've got the Lifegard modular system (25 micron mechanical, chemical, and heater modules) along with the fluidized bed. I'm planning on using a submersed pump in my sump, output...
Forum: Substrate 02-28-2009, 05:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,667
Posted By Samarasa
From the caribsea catalog: Eco-Complete™...

From the caribsea catalog:

Eco-Complete™ Planted - Mineralogically complete! Contains iron, calcium, magnesium, potassium, sulfur plus over 25 other elements to nourish your aquatic plants....
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