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Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-19-2013, 07:06 PM
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Posted By mommabear1007
what is a floater? the nitrates are around 20...

what is a floater? the nitrates are around 20 today and the temp is 74. a little cooler than i had hoped but should be ok.

my heater has four separate levels, two below the arrow and two above...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-18-2013, 08:42 PM
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Posted By mommabear1007
it was definitely all the way up. i dont remember...

it was definitely all the way up. i dont remember turning it up but i must have. maybe one day when it was cold i thought "ill just turn it up all the way and turn it back down a little later" and...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-18-2013, 08:37 PM
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Posted By mommabear1007
29 gallons. the angels will get moved to a 55...

29 gallons. the angels will get moved to a 55 eventually. they're about 2 years old now and not quite 2 inches tall so they seem to be ok there for now
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-18-2013, 08:04 PM
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Posted By mommabear1007
but i knew how many were in there to begin with....

but i knew how many were in there to begin with. i'm only missing the 4 neon tetras, although the kuhlui (sp?) loach is always hiding so not sure about him. i've removed the dead fish. just did a...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-18-2013, 07:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 626
Posted By mommabear1007
i've emptied 3 gallons and added 3 gallons cold...

i've emptied 3 gallons and added 3 gallons cold twice now, about an hour apart from each other. it lowers the temp about one degree by doing that.

nitrates were 80 this morning! i'm assuming from...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-18-2013, 07:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 626
Posted By mommabear1007
about 95 :s

about 95 :s
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-18-2013, 07:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 626
Posted By mommabear1007
the fish really don't seem stressed now?

the fish really don't seem stressed now?
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-18-2013, 07:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 626
Posted By mommabear1007
yes but wont that shock them? thought the temp...

yes but wont that shock them? thought the temp wasn't supposed to change rapidly more than few degrees?
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-18-2013, 06:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 626
Posted By mommabear1007
Exclamation URGENT need to lower temp

I guess my heater was turned all the way up, over the weekend, i lost all four neon tetras. I've turned off the heater, added 2 gallons of cold water, then took 3 gallons out, then added 2 more cold...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-17-2013, 05:06 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 10,361
Posted By mommabear1007
ok, ill try it.. the bps rate was down again...

ok, ill try it..

the bps rate was down again :(
Forum: Tank Journals 04-16-2013, 06:35 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 10,361
Posted By mommabear1007
Holy cheese. Those plants were much worse...

Holy cheese.

Those plants were much worse than I thought. I went to trim them, moved some around to fill in a gap, ended up removing probably 35% of the plants. At least. They're looking rough. I...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-16-2013, 05:27 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 10,361
Posted By mommabear1007
what is ideal temp?

what is ideal temp?
Forum: Tank Journals 04-16-2013, 05:26 PM
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Views: 10,361
Posted By mommabear1007
8, but on for 4, off 2, on 4. i can't shorten the...

8, but on for 4, off 2, on 4. i can't shorten the period any more now that i've added the screen, the plants are struggling. growing slowly, not near as thick, and they've gotten really leggy. i've...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-16-2013, 01:55 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 10,361
Posted By mommabear1007
thanks! but i don't know if brave is a good word....

thanks! but i don't know if brave is a good word. I'd say stubborn ;) i've invested too much to quit.

you've come to the right place, there is loads of info and helpful, knowledgeable people...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-16-2013, 01:53 PM
Replies: 132
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Posted By mommabear1007
temp 80 :/ i've turned the heater down very...

temp 80 :/ i've turned the heater down
very good surface movement, yes
Forum: Algae 04-15-2013, 06:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 426
Posted By mommabear1007
I feel your pain. I hate that stuff and have been...

I feel your pain. I hate that stuff and have been battling with it for half a year, at least.

I did not have luck with spot treatment, it just keeps coming back. It kept it at bay but did not get...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-15-2013, 04:49 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 10,361
Posted By mommabear1007
Haven't updated this is in awhile so here goes. ...

Haven't updated this is in awhile so here goes.

I think there is something wrong with the co2 regulator (which is probably why the bba is taking over), its been suggested to me to increase the...
Forum: Equipment 04-15-2013, 04:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 508
Posted By mommabear1007
uh.. not sure what just happened but.. it was...

uh.. not sure what just happened but.. it was quite awhile before i even got around to responding so not surprised that no one answered. i'm not giving up just going in a different direction. at...
Forum: Equipment 03-19-2013, 08:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 508
Posted By mommabear1007
You can't really see it anyway so I will just add...

You can't really see it anyway so I will just add another one, I suppose. The working pressure is at 20. I have the tube stuffed in a pump as a diffuser.

Since I added the screen, does anyone...
Forum: Equipment 03-13-2013, 05:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 508
Posted By mommabear1007
can i fix just the valve, or do i need a whole...

can i fix just the valve, or do i need a whole new regulator? any recommendations?
Forum: Equipment 03-13-2013, 04:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 508
Posted By mommabear1007
Unhappy milwaukee m957 not working??

For a couple of months i've noticed there are very few co2 bubbles coming out, if any. i adjust the valve and then a few fays later, no bubbles. repeat this process for a few months. i think...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-20-2013, 08:33 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 10,361
Posted By mommabear1007
Getting pretty fed up with the BBA. There are...

Getting pretty fed up with the BBA. There are also spots of GDA on the glass, which are annoying, but not nearly as annoying as the BBA. I cut it all out, clean the filters, change the water, and...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-25-2013, 02:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 713
Posted By mommabear1007
Well I suppose with that way of producing ethanol...

Well I suppose with that way of producing ethanol they would at least get their money. I wonder if they're not interested in solar because they can't figure out a way to charge people for using the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-24-2013, 01:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 713
Posted By mommabear1007
I suppose that idea doesn't gross me out nearly...

I suppose that idea doesn't gross me out nearly as much as chemicals fertilizers. However, I can't believe most human poo is very good for anything, considering what most of us eat. I read somewhere...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-24-2013, 01:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 713
Posted By mommabear1007
Lightbulb Fish for Food???

Lately I've been reading a lot about toxins in food, cleaning products, cosmetics, etc. I have been phasing out my toxic chemicals and replacing them with natural alternatives (and I highly suggest...
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