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Forum: Plants 07-02-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 315
Posted By SueD
I don't know why either, but I've done business...

I don't know why either, but I've done business with him in person and you couldn't meet a nicer person.
Forum: Fish 06-29-2015, 04:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 290
Posted By SueD
I'd nix the platys (non-stop breeders) and have a...

I'd nix the platys (non-stop breeders) and have a minimum of 6-7 cories. You can increase the other schools to at least 15. 55g is a good size tank, although narrow.

I have 7 green neons with...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-28-2015, 11:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 265
Posted By SueD
Crypts are generally easy plants. I've had good...

Crypts are generally easy plants. I've had good luck with crypt wendtii and crypt lutea. I have Eco Complete in most of my tanks, but have also used Caribsea Super Naturals sand in small 5g tanks.
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Forum: Fish 06-28-2015, 11:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 236
Posted By SueD
I have a 20 long with dwarf pencilfish, kerri...

I have a 20 long with dwarf pencilfish, kerri tetras and cories. I just added 7 green neon tetras which I find more striking than regular neons and will be doubling them to 14 or 15. The neons seem...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-24-2015, 01:08 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,633
Posted By SueD
The PetCo's near me in Mass used to have only...

The PetCo's near me in Mass used to have only Aqueon until maybe 2 years ago when they switched to Tetra tanks. Hope to see the Aqueons back here.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-21-2015, 04:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 898
Posted By SueD
I use tap water with dechlor and do 50% changes...

I use tap water with dechlor and do 50% changes every week in all tanks. Three of them have large RCS shrimp populations (along with fish) and I've never had an issue with shock or shrimp dying. I...
Forum: Fish 06-13-2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 343
Posted By SueD
I have Nannostomos Marginatus, the dwarf...

I have Nannostomos Marginatus, the dwarf pencilfish, and I'm loving these. I've only had them about 3 weeks and I thought they might be a little on the shy side, but they are fearless. I have 9 of...
Forum: Fish 06-12-2015, 04:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 695
Posted By SueD
Too easy to breed. I was able to sell to my LFS...

Too easy to breed. I was able to sell to my LFS a couple of times but the last time I had 40 + fry, the LFS wasn't wanting them. I fortunately found one person who bought 40, and I gave him my...
Forum: Fish 06-12-2015, 04:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 305
Posted By SueD
BN is bushy nose or bristle nose pleco (ancistrus...

BN is bushy nose or bristle nose pleco (ancistrus sp). I have one very large male in a 40b and I have cories in there too. The only issue I have with BNP's is that they hide most of the time -...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-10-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 838
Posted By SueD
I would go with a couple of schools of micro...

I would go with a couple of schools of micro fish, although many prefer some shaded area so may not work in such a well lit open tank. Would have to research a few.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-08-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 232
Posted By SueD
I've never had neons but had glowlight tetras for...

I've never had neons but had glowlight tetras for years and found them to be very hardy.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-25-2015, 05:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 285
Posted By SueD
I think for sure the lighting technology/options...

I think for sure the lighting technology/options will continue to grow over 4-6 years. Can't speak for CO2 regulators - I have no experience with those.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-25-2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 527
Posted By SueD
I originally had one of the preset heaters in a...

I originally had one of the preset heaters in a small tank and found it was keeping the tank too warm at around 78-79F and there was no breeding going on. I had split stock between this tank and...
Forum: Fish 05-24-2015, 03:51 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,339
Posted By SueD
http://seriouslyfish.com/species/Boraras-maculatus...

http://seriouslyfish.com/species/Boraras-maculatus/

http://www.seriouslyfish.com/species/boraras-brigittae/

http://www.seriouslyfish.com/species/microdevario-kubotai/
Forum: Low Tech Forum 05-22-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,408
Posted By SueD
Did the tank come with a glass top? If not, you...

Did the tank come with a glass top? If not, you will need one of those too. And don't forget to go back and get the Prime. You can just get this at a Petsmart. For cycling, will need some ammonia...
Forum: Fish 05-18-2015, 04:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 530
Posted By SueD
Six sparkling gouramis at present. Used to have...

Six sparkling gouramis at present. Used to have 3 sparkling gouramis, 6 chilis and 4 habrosus cories.

Chilis and habrosus are now in a 20g long with other stock.
Forum: Fish 05-09-2015, 09:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 635
Posted By SueD
Not sure what else is in your tank, but I bet you...

Not sure what else is in your tank, but I bet you could find a purple beta somewhere
Forum: Equipment 05-01-2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 352
Posted By SueD
For my smaller (5g) tanks, I use a colander...

For my smaller (5g) tanks, I use a colander similar to the one linked below. Sit it across the tank top and use a bowl to scoop dechlorinated water into the colander.
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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-28-2015, 12:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 353
Posted By SueD
Some wood, like mopani, will easily sink if you...

Some wood, like mopani, will easily sink if you boil it several times first.
Forum: Equipment 04-28-2015, 12:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 432
Posted By SueD
http://www.homedepot.com/p/MOEN-Arbor-Single-Handl...

http://www.homedepot.com/p/MOEN-Arbor-Single-Handle-Side-Sprayer-Kitchen-Faucet-in-Spot-Resist-Stainless-7790SRS/203466091

This is one I bought a couple of years ago when redoing my kitchen. I...
Forum: Aquascaping 04-23-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 202
Posted By SueD
I boiled (full boil) a piece of mopani 5 -6 times...

I boiled (full boil) a piece of mopani 5 -6 times a day for over a week. It won't burn as long as you don't let the water evaporate completely - just like cooking anything else :confused1:
Forum: Plants 04-23-2015, 02:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 780
Posted By SueD
Try 4 - 5 assassin snails to get the pest snail...

Try 4 - 5 assassin snails to get the pest snail under control.
Forum: Aquascaping 04-23-2015, 02:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 287
Posted By SueD
If you've boiled it numerous times, it shouldn't...

If you've boiled it numerous times, it shouldn't leach that dark once you put it in your tank. I boiled a piece 5-6 times a day for over a week and each time the water continued to be as dark as the...
Forum: Fish 04-21-2015, 10:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 321
Posted By SueD
A nice school of Diamond Tetras is striking in a...

A nice school of Diamond Tetras is striking in a planted tank - I have 9 of them in a 40B. Can't say about compatibility with your other stock, though. Mine are up front, very active all of the...
Forum: Fish 04-16-2015, 03:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 610
Posted By SueD
Rachel is great to deal with. I've got an order...

Rachel is great to deal with. I've got an order coming from her tomorrow.

I got my otos at my local Petsmart last week on sale - $1.44 each.
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