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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-04-2013, 11:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,275
Posted By sonoralinda
Newbie Also

Hi, my name is Linda and I live in Sonora, CA. I'm a newbie to planted tanks and also to keeping angel fish.

You are braver than me just starting out and dealing with CO2.

I like the back...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-04-2013, 10:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 644
Posted By sonoralinda
Fuzzy Driftwood

When I put in a manzanita stump that had been sandblasted and soaked for a couple of weeks it didn't take long for the fuzzy stuff to start growing with a passion. I put some little otto's in there...
Forum: Plants 04-04-2013, 05:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,096
Posted By sonoralinda
Tweezers

I bought some long curved end tweezers for $4.99 (S.S.) at Foster & Smith or Smith & Foster. Very happy.:D
Forum: Fish 03-29-2013, 03:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 290
Posted By sonoralinda
Angels

I would love to have one pair of angels in my 75. The three angels I have are all females and two of them are just play acting as a male and female. That's why I kind of wanted to add a male but...
Forum: Fish 03-29-2013, 03:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 541
Posted By sonoralinda
Nerite Snails

Nerite Snails only grow to dime size and their eggs won't hatch in fresh water tanks. They are terrific for eating algae.
Forum: Fish 03-28-2013, 04:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 290
Posted By sonoralinda
Peaceful tank advice with angels?

I would like some advice from experienced angel keepers please. I have a 75 gal. planted tank with a dozen cory's, 5 dwarf otto's and 3 young female angels all laying eggs every 2 weeks.
Two of the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-28-2013, 03:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,432
Posted By sonoralinda
Long curved tweezers

I bought some S.S. tweezers around 11" for $4.99 from Foster and Smith. They are heavy duty and very nice.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-07-2013, 10:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 440
Posted By sonoralinda
Focal Point

Hi, I'm new to planted tanks also. In my opinion your tank, fish and plants are nice but, it needs some sort of focal point to draw your attention to. You could use a larger rock, driftwood or a...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 03-02-2013, 03:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,160
Posted By sonoralinda
Nice

Your tank is scaped nicely. I like it. It's amazing what you can do with a 10 gal. It is possible to be very creative.

I need to make a divider in my 75 because I've had 2 angels pair off...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-22-2013, 09:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 503
Posted By sonoralinda
Thanks

Thank you for all the responses. I'll check them out. sonoralinda
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-22-2013, 04:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 503
Posted By sonoralinda
Mail order places

I've ordered supplies from BigAls, ThatPetPlace, Dr.Foster&Smith. They have great prices compared to my LFS or Petco which are my 2 choices. I live in CA and they are back east. Are there any...
Forum: Fish 02-20-2013, 10:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,999
Posted By sonoralinda
Cory Cats are awesome fish.

I have a 75 gal. and have a dozen Cory's. Six have a black dorsal fin and a bandit stripe through the eyes and the other six are Sterbai's. They don't care what subspecies they are with they all...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-13-2013, 04:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 363
Posted By sonoralinda
Wow!

Wow! Is all I can say looking at that set up. Unconceivable to my little mind!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-13-2013, 04:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 222
Posted By sonoralinda
Rinse, rinse, rinse!

If you are going to use fluorite I would thoroughly rinse it as it can really make a mess in your tank if you use it unrinsed like the package says you can.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 02-13-2013, 04:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 587
Posted By sonoralinda
Master Kit

Hi there, I'm also a newbie at trying my hand at a planted tank. The advice I would give you is to purchase your master kit pronto so you will know if you're coming or going. Know what I mean? You...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 02-13-2013, 03:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 614
Posted By sonoralinda
Used gravel coming up

That's a great idea! Tomorrow I'll scoop up some gravel from my 26 gal. and put it in a nylon and stick it somewhere. Great idea, thanks! I knew that but I guess I forgot I could do that. I have...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 02-13-2013, 02:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 614
Posted By sonoralinda
Stocked with my black neons

Hi everyone, thanks for the quick responses. Today I did a 50% WC and added the first of 7 days of Sechem's Stability. I took 8 black neon's from my small tank and added. Tomorrow I will buy a few...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 02-12-2013, 04:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 614
Posted By sonoralinda
Is it clear enough to cycle?

My tank (75 gal) has been set up for nearly 2 wks. I originally put unrinsed flourite in it. Bad idea! I've heard nothing but good things about how plants grow in an established tank, but getting it...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-06-2013, 12:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 400
Posted By sonoralinda
Thanks to all reply's. I guess for now I'll try...

Thanks to all reply's. I guess for now I'll try to leave it alone and see what happens. Thanks again.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-05-2013, 10:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 400
Posted By sonoralinda
Flourite

Yes that's it exactly! The red color.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-05-2013, 10:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 400
Posted By sonoralinda
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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-05-2013, 10:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 400
Posted By sonoralinda
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http://http://img850.imageshack.us/img850/7698/imgp1073l.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/850/imgp1073l.jpg/)If this worked, here's a picture of my tank the 5th day after setting it up and 4...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-05-2013, 09:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 400
Posted By sonoralinda
Help, 5 days later water is still cloudy

Hi, Last Thurs. I set up a 75 gal tank with 4 bags of un-rinsed fluorite. I put 3" of water in it and planted it around every 3" is a plant. I took hours to fill it and the water is fairly clear. The...
Forum: Substrate 02-05-2013, 08:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,134
Posted By sonoralinda
Thurs. I used four bags of fluorite in my 75 gal....

Thurs. I used four bags of fluorite in my 75 gal. tank. The bag said not necessary to prewash but a quick rinse is up to you. Well I didn't want to rinse all the good minerals and stuff out of it so...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-01-2013, 03:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 271
Posted By sonoralinda
Very Cloudy Water Today

Thanks for the info. on glue. Your 110 gal. is beautiful. You must have a lot of hours into it, but worth it in the end. I particularly love the color variations in your plant choices. Love your...
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