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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-02-2013, 10:27 AM
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Posted By cookfromscratch
Thanks everyone! I dumped my filter water since...

Thanks everyone! I dumped my filter water since we were draining the tank and the filter had to reprime. I did only rinse with tap water. Nothing in the tank itself dried out, but I did try to clean...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-02-2013, 12:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 522
Posted By cookfromscratch
Recently moved and made a rookie mistake with my tank (advise please!)

The heart of the matter is that I moved recently and mistakingly cleaned my filters while I was setting the tank back up. All the old substrate, rocks etc and what plants actually survived the move...
Forum: Fish 01-23-2013, 12:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 316
Posted By cookfromscratch
Old residents attacking new residents *sigh* (mollies and bettas and neons, oh my!)

So I have a new heavily planted 45g tall. I am not new to fish keeping and planteds but I haven't had a tank the last five years since we moved.

I started this tank two weeks ago with 2 decent...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-14-2013, 06:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,422
Posted By cookfromscratch
finally got it planted (updated 1/14/2013)

http://i1229.photobucket.com/albums/ee470/cookfromscratch2/freshwater%20aquaria/planted_zps05b4250a.jpg

Still need more java moss and java fern. Had a dickens of a time weighting the wood. Hubby...
Forum: Lighting 01-13-2013, 09:45 PM
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Views: 158
Posted By cookfromscratch
45gT with low light (need advice on lighting)

I am new (again) to planted tanks. I just set my tank back up after five years and there is so much more to learn (again.) I am struggling with my lighting and need some specific advice.

brand...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-09-2013, 10:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,422
Posted By cookfromscratch
Thanks everyone! I got the wood (and most...

Thanks everyone! I got the wood (and most everything else except the tank and hood) from Aquarium-Outfitters.com. I picked it out online and then went and picked it up since they are local to me. :)...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-09-2013, 11:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,422
Posted By cookfromscratch
progression

http://i1229.photobucket.com/albums/ee470/cookfromscratch2/freshwater%20aquaria/IMG_8898_zps080597f2.jpg

Swapped the driftwood out for spider. Bought more Eco (total 60lbs.) Filter is mostly in....
Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-06-2013, 05:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,422
Posted By cookfromscratch
Thanks for all the kind words. Johnson18...

Thanks for all the kind words.

Johnson18 were you wanting more pics of the stand itself? My hubby is a DIYer and kind of adapted this stand from some other DIY plans he read. I have some other...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-06-2013, 04:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,422
Posted By cookfromscratch
Seriously struggling on the lighting front. I've...

Seriously struggling on the lighting front. I've been trying to find someone with a similar tank dimensions to see what they used but I haven't been able to find it yet.

Is there a calculator or...
Forum: Plants 01-05-2013, 07:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 292
Posted By cookfromscratch
Thank you both! Danielt, thanks for the link to...

Thank you both! Danielt, thanks for the link to that site. I lost all my old links when I took a break from aquaria for a few years and that was one I hadn't found again!
Forum: Plants 01-05-2013, 04:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 292
Posted By cookfromscratch
Does anyone have any info on pellia?

It was in my LFS (linked below.) I can't find much info on it. They were swamped yesterday and I forgot to ask about it when it was finally my turn. :)

Looks great in their RCS tank and in the...
Forum: Plants 01-05-2013, 04:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 486
Posted By cookfromscratch
Here is a stickied post from the Low Tech board....

Here is a stickied post from the Low Tech board. I read through the entire thing yesterday. Amazing info.

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=56042
Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-05-2013, 04:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,422
Posted By cookfromscratch
Found driftwood yesterday, ordered a filter and...

Found driftwood yesterday, ordered a filter and bought my substrate. Collecting rocks and stones this week and soaking driftwood. Also decided on a stain for the stand. Found an awesome LFS,...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-04-2013, 10:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,422
Posted By cookfromscratch
Thanks Meganne! I never would have thought of...

Thanks Meganne! I never would have thought of something like that. Have to turn my brain to thinking outside the tank. :icon_wink

Planning to finally get in to our LFS today and check things out,...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-03-2013, 12:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,422
Posted By cookfromscratch
Yes, I am planning to stain it when we trim it...

Yes, I am planning to stain it when we trim it out. We have a nasty flu virus in the house at the moment so building my tank has been put on hold a few days. :( Just continuing to research, make my...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-02-2013, 08:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,422
Posted By cookfromscratch
45g high low-light tank (updated 1/14/2013) (was: re-intro with a new-to-me tank)

Hi everyone! I'm back after a five year hiatus. I have tanks since college but after my last move, I did not set my tanks back up. For Christmas my hubby bought a new-to-me tank off Craigslist and...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-02-2013, 03:34 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,901
Posted By cookfromscratch
My first planted tank was 29g and I loved it. I...

My first planted tank was 29g and I loved it. I personally prefer one type of wood/rock feature etc, but that is preference. That being said, it looks nice! I never had mosses in my first tanks but I...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 12-29-2012, 02:53 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 19,967
Posted By cookfromscratch
Hi everyone - I'm coming back after a long...

Hi everyone - I'm coming back after a long absence. Watching this thread with great interest as I got a new-to-me tank for Christmas from the hubby. :) I'll post a re-intro later and share my tank....
Forum: Fish 03-03-2006, 11:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 609
Posted By cookfromscratch
Sorry to hear about your tiger loach. I have...

Sorry to hear about your tiger loach. I have never heard of a fish having a heart attack, but I would imagine that most animals could have one. :(
Forum: Tank Journals 03-03-2006, 10:16 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 11,265
Posted By cookfromscratch
Love it love it!!! Wish mine would start growing...

Love it love it!!! Wish mine would start growing in better. My LFS gets very few different species of plants in and what they do get in they know little about. Thanks for sharing!!
Forum: Fish 03-03-2006, 08:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 375
Posted By cookfromscratch
lost two fishies this week :( what gives?

My tank is still new but thriving (except for a some stray pieces of red (?) algae on the ends of my java fern (YUCK!!) and some green spot on the bow.) My levels are good I think:

Nitrates 4-5...
Forum: Fish 02-26-2006, 10:29 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 468
Posted By cookfromscratch
new corys (babies are so cute!)

I found emerald corys on sale yesterday for .99! I bought my first one last month for 4.49! I was so excited to find them listed as the .99 special! Got five more and I can now cross corys off my...
Forum: Fish 02-26-2006, 10:14 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 19,397
Posted By cookfromscratch
My bristlenose plec juvi was $15 and my...

My bristlenose plec juvi was $15 and my madagascar rainboows were $20 a pair.
Forum: Fish 02-26-2006, 10:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 702
Posted By cookfromscratch
Thanks for the tip. I'm thinking I'll stick to...

Thanks for the tip. I'm thinking I'll stick to the raphaels. Never had any problems out of them.
Forum: Fish 02-26-2006, 01:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 702
Posted By cookfromscratch
is synodontis eupterus community compatible?

I've been looking at this fish for a while and no one in the fish store can tell me much about it. Any experience? Will synodontis eupterus with my current stock list (see siggy?) I was thinking...
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