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Forum: Substrate   10-24-2009, 05:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,833
Posted By n00b
Why do you need to cook the sand? And...

Why do you need to cook the sand?

And does regular playground sand from Home Depot need root tabs or should it have sufficient nutrients?
Forum: Equipment   09-29-2009, 01:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,127
Posted By n00b
I find the Ikea ones to be very good. They come...

I find the Ikea ones to be very good. They come in packs of two and are ~$5. I can't find the link right now because I'm at work, but the cool thing about these is you can have it turn on/off as many...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   09-28-2009, 10:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 472
Posted By n00b
I removed them. I like the idea of adding...

I removed them. I like the idea of adding biodiversity, but these snails are not cool.

Thanks for the helpful replies guys.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   09-27-2009, 09:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 472
Posted By n00b
Are snails bad?

I've found two snails in my tank, and yet I haven't added any. They are greenish and are kind of clear.
Forum: Tank Journals   09-06-2009, 11:09 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 35,798
Posted By n00b
Any updates Mizu? I love the tank, btw. Too...

Any updates Mizu?

I love the tank, btw. Too bad Glass Cages only delivers to LA in CA. :( Weird how they make you pay for shipping and also make you pick it up.
Forum: Tank Journals   09-03-2009, 02:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 861
Posted By n00b
Thanks for your suggestion Seds and Topfrog007,...

Thanks for your suggestion Seds and Topfrog007, just one question though: after I get switch out the substrate, do I have to let the tank sit there for a couple days or can I just go ahead and add...
Forum: Tank Journals   09-02-2009, 05:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 861
Posted By n00b
As promised, up-to-date pictures: ...

As promised, up-to-date pictures:
http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/356/img3206jck.jpg

http://img25.imageshack.us/img25/1243/img3196d.jpg

Anyone have any idea what those black things are on the...
Forum: Tank Journals   09-02-2009, 05:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 861
Posted By n00b
Believe me alindeman1989, I would love love love...

Believe me alindeman1989, I would love love love to replace my tank with aquasoil, but I have no where to place my plants and fish while I switch out the substrate. :(
Forum: Tank Journals   09-02-2009, 01:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 861
Posted By n00b
Newb 20g Tank (Low Tech)

Tank: 20g high
Substrate: Pea gravel from Petco (didn't do my research beforehand)
Lighting: 15 watt hoodlight. Coralife 6700k bulb.
Filter: Aqueon Power Filter
Heater: Aqueon Submersible Heater...
Forum: Fish   08-11-2009, 01:24 AM
Replies: 18
  Feeding
Views: 1,233
Posted By n00b
Thanks for clearing that up Laura, I always...

Thanks for clearing that up Laura, I always wondered that.

So I did a WC and found some food in the gravel that had a white build up around the pellets.

I also added some Java Fern, X-Mas...
Forum: Fish   08-07-2009, 06:41 PM
Replies: 18
  Feeding
Views: 1,233
Posted By n00b
So when I have plants in and do water changes, do...

So when I have plants in and do water changes, do I also siphon the gravel as well?

Lol, nice way of thinking Zavikan!
Forum: Fish   08-07-2009, 05:12 AM
Replies: 18
  Feeding
Views: 1,233
Posted By n00b
Thanks Laura and Vision. I was looking at...

Thanks Laura and Vision.

I was looking at the strips earlier. Lol. I wish I knew about the dead shrimp before I bought the Swordtails.

When should I be able to add plants? I was planning to...
Forum: Fish   08-06-2009, 08:39 PM
Replies: 18
  Feeding
Views: 1,233
Posted By n00b
Thanks for the helpful responses guys! For...

Thanks for the helpful responses guys!

For testing the water, what do you guys recommend when it comes to kits? And before that 50% water change, should I do weekly 25% water changes?

And the...
Forum: Fish   08-06-2009, 12:09 AM
Replies: 18
  Feeding
Views: 1,233
Posted By n00b
Unrelated to the topic, but when should it be...

Unrelated to the topic, but when should it be safe for me to add the corys? :icon_smil
Forum: Fish   08-05-2009, 11:09 PM
Replies: 18
  Feeding
Views: 1,233
Posted By n00b
Feeding

I am currently on my first week of cycling my tank with 3 Swordtails. Everytime I walk up to the tank, they go up to the top and search for food. I only feed them once in the morning, should I feed...
Forum: Tank Journals   08-05-2009, 01:15 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 16,039
Posted By n00b
Are you still on your 15w light? Sorry I'm at...

Are you still on your 15w light? Sorry I'm at work so I can't read through all of the posts.

I have a 20g high myself, and was just wondering if my 15w light would be able to support some plants.
Forum: Plants   08-03-2009, 09:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,235
Posted By n00b
What exactly is the moss ball for?

What exactly is the moss ball for?
Forum: Substrate   07-30-2009, 10:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,363
Posted By n00b
Would anyone who has knowledge on this please...

Would anyone who has knowledge on this please provide some insight? I was thinking of the same thing. I have access to plenty of soil, but am hessitant to spend more money on Eco-Complete.
Forum: Substrate   07-30-2009, 10:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 962
Posted By n00b
Thanks AzFishKid. Lol, I wish I lived in AZ...

Thanks AzFishKid. Lol, I wish I lived in AZ :tongue:. I will try it out.


Thank you for all the informative answers!!
Forum: Lighting   07-30-2009, 05:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 411
Posted By n00b
What to look for when buying a bulb?

Are the florescent bulbs at Home Depot good for a planted aquarium? Right now I have a 15w bulb on a 20 gallon tall tank and was looking to upgrade it to ~40w without spending much money.

Any...
Forum: Substrate   07-30-2009, 04:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 962
Posted By n00b
Thanks, that's exactly what I was wondering. I...

Thanks, that's exactly what I was wondering. I was planning on getting a small school of corys so I'm sure that would be a problem.



I thought about doing that, but I got kinda frugal the past...
Forum: Substrate   07-30-2009, 01:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 962
Posted By n00b
Thank you for your help Lego!

Thank you for your help Lego!
Forum: Substrate   07-30-2009, 12:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 962
Posted By n00b
Thank you guys. Will the plants be able to...

Thank you guys.

Will the plants be able to root to regular gravel?
Forum: Substrate   07-29-2009, 11:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 962
Posted By n00b
n00bie question!

So I recently set up a 20 gallon high tank. I bought 25lbs of gravel but did not know that I needed substrate in order to have a successful tank. Can I still have plants with just plain old gravel or...
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