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Forum: Lighting   11-30-2015, 09:19 PM
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Posted By OrangeAugust
Thanks a lot! Thank you!

Thanks a lot!



Thank you!
Forum: Aquascaping   11-30-2015, 09:13 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,795
Posted By OrangeAugust
I'm so jealous of you guys! I can't get my 55...

I'm so jealous of you guys! I can't get my 55 gallon to look very interesting. I also have trouble with lighting. For a while I had a hood with two 50 watt 10,000K bulbs. My plants didn't do very...
Forum: Lighting   11-30-2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 168
Posted By OrangeAugust
plant/lighting issues

Hello,
I've had a 55 gallon tank for about 2.5 years. It started off with a soil substrate with a sand cap. Well, it was a disaster. Every time I tried to plant something, the soil would come up...
Forum: Fish   10-19-2015, 05:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 325
Posted By OrangeAugust
Thanks a lot, everyone. I didn't realize what I...

Thanks a lot, everyone. I didn't realize what I was getting myself into, which is weird because I used to do my research. I did some other reading after I made this post, and it seems like people...
Forum: Fish   10-16-2015, 09:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 325
Posted By OrangeAugust
Tiger Barbs

I usually do my research before getting fish, but one time I saw green tiger barbs in the store and they looked so cool I got 6 of them for my 55 gallon community tank. Well, within a few weeks, all...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium   10-15-2015, 09:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,050
Posted By OrangeAugust
Subscribing. I love orchids and this is an...

Subscribing. I love orchids and this is an awesome idea.
Forum: Plants   05-02-2015, 07:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 242
Posted By OrangeAugust
malakian, the ones that are planted on the...

malakian,
the ones that are planted on the gravel only have the roots in the gravel. the rhizome is on top. And the one with the flower is one of the ones with the problem. Anyway, sounds like the...
Forum: Plants   05-02-2015, 05:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 242
Posted By OrangeAugust
Help! my anubias plants are in bad shape!

Two of my anubias plants aren't doing well at all right now. the tips of the leaves turn yellow, and then the whole leaf rots and falls off. These are my favorite plants and I've had them for 2 years...
Forum: Plants   04-15-2015, 10:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 830
Posted By OrangeAugust
Cool. Thanks, everyone.

Cool. Thanks, everyone.
Forum: Plants   04-15-2015, 09:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 830
Posted By OrangeAugust
Pothos in a planted tank

Hello,
I think I've heard of people keeping Pothos either in ripariums or aquariums, but I'm not sure how to go about it. I know you can propagate Pothos easily by cutting it and putting it in water...
Forum: Fish   11-17-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 382
Posted By OrangeAugust
Blue Gourami behavior with another BG

Hello,
I purchased two blue gourami on Saturday for my 55 gallon tank. The first day they were chasing each other and nipping, but then the second day they seemed to be swimming together- no more...
Forum: Plants   11-07-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 567
Posted By OrangeAugust
Interesting. Thanks, everyone. Yeah, I'm...

Interesting. Thanks, everyone.
Yeah, I'm thinking I might have a lighting problem because all of my swords pretty much almost died and now are barely coming back to life. I bought the right bulbs so...
Forum: Plants   11-06-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 567
Posted By OrangeAugust
Anubias growing vertically??

I have an anubias that I've had for about a year and a half. It's a beautiful plant with about 17 leaves, but the rhizome has started growing vertically. I thought they were supposed to grow...
Forum: Fish   10-08-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 266
Posted By OrangeAugust
Thinking of getting a/some cichlid(s)

Hello,
I have a 55 gallon community tank and I'm wondering if I can add cichlids. It is planted (sword plants, anubias, java moss), and the substrate is gravel.
Current occupants are a large school...
Forum: Aquascaping   06-29-2014, 11:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 735
Posted By OrangeAugust
thanks for the idea! That means I have to the the...

thanks for the idea! That means I have to the the whole thing out now... lol
Forum: Aquascaping   06-29-2014, 02:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 735
Posted By OrangeAugust
bare bottom planted tank

Hello,
I have a 55 gallon tank and in one corner of the tank I made a separate section, made out of craft mesh, for my female betta sorority. The problem is that I can't put gravel in it because...
Forum: Plants   05-06-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,128
Posted By OrangeAugust
*bump*

*bump*
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   05-06-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,015
Posted By OrangeAugust
I saw the subject and I was like, "Aww! Scuds!"...

I saw the subject and I was like, "Aww! Scuds!" Because I had one once in my betta tank and it was so cute and funny to watch. I think my betta ate it after a few days, though. I had no idea they...
Forum: Plants   05-06-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 287
Posted By OrangeAugust
Maybe it's lack of nutrition... I've heard that...

Maybe it's lack of nutrition... I've heard that swords need to be fertilized with root tabs every so often. I don't do any ferts and my swords get holes in the oldest leaves. I have to prune every...
Forum: Plants   05-06-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 370
Posted By OrangeAugust
At first I thought it was a lotus (or water...

At first I thought it was a lotus (or water lily), but then I looked at the pictures,... I don't know what that is.
Sometimes my Argentine sword does something like that, but the stalks are more...
Forum: Plants   05-06-2014, 01:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,128
Posted By OrangeAugust
Ok, here are some pics of mine. The first two are...

Ok, here are some pics of mine. The first two are of what I thought was Nana, and the last 2 pics is the other plant which might be barteri.
And there's a serape tetra in there for size comparison....
Forum: Plants   05-05-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 443
Posted By OrangeAugust
I've got amazon sword, argentine sword, anubias,...

I've got amazon sword, argentine sword, anubias, wisteria, and pennywort.
I don't do CO2 or ferts. My substrate is gravel, and my lighting is about 2 watts per gallon, and it's fine for the plants I...
Forum: Plants   05-05-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,128
Posted By OrangeAugust
Kehy- that's a huge plant!! johnson18- so...

Kehy- that's a huge plant!!

johnson18- so the one on top is barteri?? and the smaller one is nana? Ok, the one of mine that I'm questioning whether or not is barteri is about the same leaf size as...
Forum: Plants   05-05-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 744
Posted By OrangeAugust
Hehe that's cool. I think I might attach some...

Hehe that's cool.
I think I might attach some to rocks and put it in my betta's tank, and I might also try to make a moss carpet for the same tank.
I'll probably still have some left over so then I...
Forum: Plants   05-05-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,128
Posted By OrangeAugust
Thanks, Kehy. That's interesting... maybe the one...

Thanks, Kehy. That's interesting... maybe the one I think is nana is barteri, and the other one is nana... I actually have 2 of them that I got in tubes at Petco and they were labeled as Anubias...
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