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Forum: Ponds 05-04-2015, 08:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 405
Posted By Little Soprano
Plants for Waterfall?

Now that we have replaced 50 feet of tubing (I really don't want to do that again for a long time), and our pond is OFFICIALLY up and running, we are already starting to think about plants. I want to...
Forum: Ponds 05-04-2015, 07:57 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,088
Posted By Little Soprano
I have a big pond supply place by me. I just buy...

I have a big pond supply place by me. I just buy bales of it from them, stick it in big hamster balls, and sink them. Never heard anything about sun.

Typically they take about 2 weeks or so to...
Forum: Ponds 04-19-2015, 09:07 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,804
Posted By Little Soprano
Lo and behold, my BF patched the pipe, and a...

Lo and behold, my BF patched the pipe, and a waterfall started elsewhere along the line when we turned on the pump. Whole thing needs to be replaced. Also our electrical outlet thats run out to the...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-19-2015, 08:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 317
Posted By Little Soprano
Well then maybe to make it easy I'll go with the...

Well then maybe to make it easy I'll go with the 40-60 gallon dosing guidelines. Not only to make it easy in the measuring spoon area, but to make sure my nutrients are absolutely NOT the limiting...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-17-2015, 06:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 317
Posted By Little Soprano
Dosing EI in 40 gallon tank?

So my EI ferts arrived yesterday from GLA! I got those containers and I think they are actually quite nice for 6 dollars. I am going to pick up a set of measuring spoons from bed bath and beyond...
Forum: Algae 04-13-2015, 12:06 AM
Replies: 26
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Views: 998
Posted By Little Soprano
The only things that helped me win my BBA mass...

The only things that helped me win my BBA mass takeover:
1. Get CO2 levels at a consistent level. I was using those disposable cartridges and they ran out every 3-4 days, and that didn't help it at...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-12-2015, 05:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 301
Posted By Little Soprano
Well I compared it to Ammonia at Lowe's that I...

Well I compared it to Ammonia at Lowe's that I saw, with surfactants, and even windex. The lowe's ammonia and windex foam and then stay foamed. Mine bubbles maybe 1/2cm and then goes away. Is this...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-12-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 356
Posted By Little Soprano
See someone had mentioned my UGF could be the...

See someone had mentioned my UGF could be the source of the algae issues I've been having since I use root tabs, but glad to know it isn't. I usually dose 10ml of activate (seachem liquid phosphate...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-12-2015, 03:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 301
Posted By Little Soprano
Well I was going to do this one in a bucket to...

Well I was going to do this one in a bucket to cycle bio balls for new tank's sump (don't have bulk head yet to seal the hole for an external pump). Maybe I'll try it with a few rocks. I mean...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-12-2015, 02:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 621
Posted By Little Soprano
An update on my 40 gallon long. I added a...

An update on my 40 gallon long.

I added a 301 powerhead to the left side of the tank, and found three more, somehow, in a box. Tempted to add one more to spread CO2 around more. The dimensions of...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-12-2015, 01:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 356
Posted By Little Soprano
So I'm ordering my dry ferts from GLA today. I...

So I'm ordering my dry ferts from GLA today. I notice in the EI vs the PPS Pro package, there's magnesium sulfate included. With my GH being so high (going off tap water parameters), should I order...
Forum: Ponds 04-12-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,088
Posted By Little Soprano
FYI on evilbay, you can get bales of barley (or...

FYI on evilbay, you can get bales of barley (or at any pond supply store) in hamster balls. I have 3 I put in my pond, and honestly, after the initial clean up of the hair algae in the spring, they...
Forum: Ponds 04-12-2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 15,357
Posted By Little Soprano
It's the best part of the snow melt when you get...

It's the best part of the snow melt when you get to say hi to your fish! So bummed... went to start up my pump, and water started coming out of the ground next to the skimmer. Big ol hole. Got a...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-12-2015, 01:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 301
Posted By Little Soprano
Pure Ammonia for fishless cycle

I was buying vinegar last night to clean out my powerheads and filters last night (do this every two months or so), and saw "clear ammonia" at meijers last night. Looked at the ingredients and it...
Forum: Fish 04-12-2015, 01:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 344
Posted By Little Soprano
My house does have an inline water softener but I...

My house does have an inline water softener but I always used the sink that bypasses it lol. Is it safe to use that water? I wouldn't even have to use de-chlorinator with it. It's a softener, with a...
Forum: Lighting 04-12-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 292
Posted By Little Soprano
I had both the zebras and black skirt versions....

I had both the zebras and black skirt versions. The zebras, after three years, two had passed away from a bacterial infection, and one was a jerk, so I rehomed him. My Black Skirts? They are huge,...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-11-2015, 07:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 356
Posted By Little Soprano
The only chemicals/ferts that go in this tank: ...

The only chemicals/ferts that go in this tank:
Seachem's Aquavitro Activate (P), Propel (Iron),Synthesis (N), and Envy (micros). And then Prime.

I do use root tabs-seachem's sparingly. Tank has a...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-11-2015, 05:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 356
Posted By Little Soprano
My biggest problem right now is why my plants...

My biggest problem right now is why my plants have decided they aren't going to do anything-stunted big time. After reading one thread of overdoing iron, I've halted my ferts this week, and have been...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-11-2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 356
Posted By Little Soprano
Yeah they are all red lava rocks. Been in the...

Yeah they are all red lava rocks. Been in the tank for a long time. TBH aside from test strips this is the first time I've actually tested my kH and gH. I do large enough water changes that I...
Forum: Lighting 04-11-2015, 02:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 194
Posted By Little Soprano
Well I do have basically no reflectors, they sit...

Well I do have basically no reflectors, they sit in a hollowed out AGA T8 "fake wood" light hood. Basically budget high tech, but a 40 gallon long isn't exactly a tall tank. Maybe I'll just have to...
Forum: Lighting 04-11-2015, 08:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 194
Posted By Little Soprano
I'm going to revive this thread. I think I've...

I'm going to revive this thread. I think I've finally got my CO2 to a decent level (still increasing on weekends when I can keep an eye on my fish), as my once stunted plants are starting to grow...
Forum: Fish 04-11-2015, 07:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 344
Posted By Little Soprano
The Laetacara dorsigera is absolutely beautiful....

The Laetacara dorsigera is absolutely beautiful. Only concern I have, is after testing my kH gH (decided to get one today), if I don't have TOO hard of water for them. My tap is coming out at 8.9gH...
Forum: Equipment 04-11-2015, 01:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 118
Posted By Little Soprano
Where to get spare AC power head parts?

We've been cleaning our basement and I found three old 301s in a box. None of them have the nozzles or suction cup brackets but I plugged them in and all of them fired right up. Is there anyway to...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-10-2015, 11:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 356
Posted By Little Soprano
Interpreting test kit results kH/gH

Okay so I picked up a kh/gh test kit. The nutrafin one since my LFS was out of the API version.

So I tested my 40 gallon tank and my tap water (pre softener tap-we have one sink i use for water...
Forum: Fish 04-10-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 344
Posted By Little Soprano
I'm probably going to eventually part with the...

I'm probably going to eventually part with the black skirts, but they were part of the original additions to the tank 3+ years ago (when I first moved in with my BF and we switched from koi baby tank...
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