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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-24-2014, 03:16 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By ponyo
My other thought is I have an LED light on my...

My other thought is I have an LED light on my riparium. I could use it when it's not on the riparium. But I'm not sure how to set it up for the 30 gal because it hangs over the riparium. It's not...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-24-2014, 02:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 148
Posted By ponyo
Thanks for the replies. The light fixture is a...

Thanks for the replies. The light fixture is a coralife. It's about 3 or 4 years old. The bulbs are a year old so it was time to replace them anyway. I've heard you can find the right kind of...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-24-2014, 02:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 148
Posted By ponyo
Please Help!!

I had moved several weeks ago and my mom has been taking care of my fish tanks. Yesterday we brought them down. Then she told me the light on my 30 gal tank hasn't been working for several days.
...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-15-2014, 01:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 423
Posted By ponyo
My computer is about to run out of battery so I...

My computer is about to run out of battery so I have to write this quickly. (forgot my charger back home)

I used to do regular water changes and the fish always died after my water changes.
...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-14-2014, 03:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 423
Posted By ponyo
I use Prime. I haven't done a water change on the...

I use Prime. I haven't done a water change on the bigger tank for several months. I did a small water change on the smaller tank 2 weeks ago.

I don't know how the well water is treated. It is...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-13-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 423
Posted By ponyo
But the problem is my shrimp all died. And I...

But the problem is my shrimp all died. And I liked my shrimp. And also I now don't have any nitrates in either of my tanks when I used to have 5 ppm nitrates. Although I don't have any ammonia nor...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-13-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 423
Posted By ponyo
Perhaps I need an advanced degree in fish keeping?

I did not anticipate how difficult it would be keeping fish! Boy. Anyway, I have a 30 gal planted tank that has been up and running for 3+ years now. I am on well water. I have a HOB filter,...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 03-25-2014, 12:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 289
Posted By ponyo
Thanks for your answers!!! The pH dropped...

Thanks for your answers!!!

The pH dropped back to 6.4. I added a little more equilibrium and the pH went to 6.6 but I doubt it will maintain that Should I adjust the pH? Do people using RO water...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 03-22-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 289
Posted By ponyo
cycling questions part II

So a few weeks ago I asked about cycling my new 17gal riparium and explained I wouldn't be around to do testing/adding ammonia etc. Here's what ended up happening:

I set the tank up about 2 weeks...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 03-18-2014, 02:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 415
Posted By ponyo
Unfortunately I live in New England. So temps...

Unfortunately I live in New England. So temps here get rather cold. During the day we keep the temp at about 68 and at night it drops to 65 or lower to safe energy. So I can't do an ambient temp...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 03-17-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 415
Posted By ponyo
Thinking about starting a nano

I'm thinking about making a nano tank for my betta. I've liked the idea of nanos but I have a few questions before I decide what to do.

I know you can get those little all-in-one fluval type...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-17-2014, 03:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 218
Posted By ponyo
help me figure this out?

I'm looking for opinions, advice and any input you feel like sharing.

A few months ago I feel prey to the terrible impulsebuy-fluenza. That's the disease where you see a pretty fish and you buy...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-17-2014, 03:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 345
Posted By ponyo
I've been just topping off with RO water for a...

I've been just topping off with RO water for a while now. My pH/ammonia/nitrites/nitrates are all stable. It's heavily planted and not heavily populated 30 gal. I do have a crap load of algae though....
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 03-10-2014, 01:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 275
Posted By ponyo
Thank you all, especially Diana. I know...

Thank you all, especially Diana.

I know they say it doesn't matter what range the pH (within reason) as long as it stays stable but I've just have very bad luck with my fish. I don't know what it...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 03-09-2014, 11:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 275
Posted By ponyo
first time using RO water help?

I just started a 17gal riparium tank today. It's filled ~2/3 with RO water. I tested the RO water before I did anything to it. Then I added 1/8th of a tsp of Seachem Equilibrium because the LFS where...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-03-2014, 11:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 562
Posted By ponyo
Thanks for the input everyone. I'm considering...

Thanks for the input everyone. I'm considering trying to do the cycle--my mom offered to test on the days I'm not home. But she already is doing a lot of work for me while I'm not here--taking care...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-03-2014, 03:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 562
Posted By ponyo
The problem is I can't test once a day. I stay...

The problem is I can't test once a day. I stay with a friend a few nights/week to give me a break on the commute. So cycling right now would be hard.

I do have a new question though. I was...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-03-2014, 02:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 562
Posted By ponyo
fishless cycle question

My question is, could you set up a tank with plants, heater, light, filter. No fish. Let it sit for a few weeks and then cycle it after a few weeks of it just sitting there?

Kind of strange...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 03-02-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 549
Posted By ponyo
I'm about to stick some crypts into PFL. I bought...

I'm about to stick some crypts into PFL. I bought some osomocote plus capsules from someone here. Should I not use these?
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 02-04-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 336
Posted By ponyo
good aquatic plants for riparium

I am building a riparium. The substrated is pool filter sand and I have ordered some root tabs to use in it. I would like to have a few low-light, hardy aquatic plants--what would you guys suggest?...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-30-2014, 11:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 359
Posted By ponyo
Thanks again for the input. I decided to...

Thanks again for the input.

I decided to just boil them as that seemed a lot easier. Everyone survived ok.

The only concern I have is that after you handle them they leave a very slight feel...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-30-2014, 04:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 359
Posted By ponyo
Thanks so much everyone!

Thanks so much everyone!
Forum: Tank Journals 01-30-2014, 02:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 475
Posted By ponyo
This wouldn't speak to the lateral issue but the...

This wouldn't speak to the lateral issue but the sides both have the thicker plywood on them and the bottom and top. Yes the shelf is attached. It is actually pretty sturdy. The bottom shelf we put a...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-30-2014, 02:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 359
Posted By ponyo
What do you guys think is the best way to clean...

What do you guys think is the best way to clean them? I know people suggest boiling but also a lot of people say it could be dangerous. I've read bother arguments for whether or not the exploding...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-29-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 359
Posted By ponyo
Thanks for your reply Plantedrich. I am glad to...

Thanks for your reply Plantedrich. I am glad to hear you say not to worry about it too much. And I should have mentioned this tank is for a betta. Just your common veil tail, pet store betta, not...
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