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Forum: Fish 01-12-2013, 01:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 334
Posted By librarygirl
It's picking on the new angel? It probably sees...

It's picking on the new angel? It probably sees it as a threat to territory and is establishing dominance. You can try moving decor around, which will mess up their territories and force them to...
Forum: Fish 01-12-2013, 01:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 868
Posted By librarygirl
We might need more info to help :) Is the 10 gal...

We might need more info to help :) Is the 10 gal cycled? ? Are you moving the Otos to the main tank after quarantine or are you upgrading to a 20 gal? If the 10 gal is cycled just move the filter to...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 01-11-2013, 10:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 544
Posted By librarygirl
Set a glass of tap water out for 24 hours (stir...

Set a glass of tap water out for 24 hours (stir it occasionally) and then test PH again; PH can change when the water outgasses and that would be your true PH and what your tank's PH should be. The...
Forum: Fish 01-10-2013, 11:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 521
Posted By librarygirl
NLS small community fish pellets, crushed flakes,...

NLS small community fish pellets, crushed flakes, shrimp pellets, algae/veggie wafers (for corys but my GBR seems to like these too), spirulina sticks, frozen daphnia and bloodworms. I guess mine...
Forum: Fish 01-10-2013, 05:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,263
Posted By librarygirl
I give mine a variety; the females are always a...

I give mine a variety; the females are always a bit more pale than the males but when they color up they are stunning to look at. I don't know if it's the food or what that is causing their colors to...
Forum: Fish 12-26-2012, 01:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 763
Posted By librarygirl
Maybe show your friend the ammonia test and...

Maybe show your friend the ammonia test and explain to him what it means and offer to go to the store with him to get a better setup? Do you have a running tank? If so you could put some filter media...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-26-2012, 12:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 329
Posted By librarygirl
Maybe this one?...

Maybe this one? http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=120778
Forum: Fish 12-23-2012, 01:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 320
Posted By librarygirl
Are you moving the cardinals to the 55 too? Or...

Are you moving the cardinals to the 55 too? Or can you? They are small fish but active and would appreciate more swim room, I think.

There's some debate about corys in a small tank since they are...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-20-2012, 01:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 521
Posted By librarygirl
So are you adding ammonia or are you just relying...

So are you adding ammonia or are you just relying on the soil for an ammonia source? I'd do a full water change first; nitrites are getting high and if left unchecked they can stall the cycle if left...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-20-2012, 01:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 245
Posted By librarygirl
I wouldn't touch the filters, you'll be throwing...

I wouldn't touch the filters, you'll be throwing away any bacteria that you have potentially making the spikes worse. .25 isn't lethal for most fish particularly if your PH is low. What test kit are...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-20-2012, 01:33 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,159
Posted By librarygirl
OMG I'm sorry, that's awful! :( I had some Panda...

OMG I'm sorry, that's awful! :( I had some Panda Corys sent to me once from a seller on another forum that I used before and had no problems with. The heat pack malfunctioned and the corys arrived...
Forum: Fish 12-15-2012, 01:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,033
Posted By librarygirl
I have a 10 CPDs in my 40 gal. I've never found...

I have a 10 CPDs in my 40 gal. I've never found them to be shy save when I first put them in. They come to the glass to see me and are beautiful fish when they color up. Mine were tank raised by a...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-08-2012, 01:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 562
Posted By librarygirl
I have an extra 5.5 gal and a 20 gal tank in case...

I have an extra 5.5 gal and a 20 gal tank in case i ever need them but they are in storage, no need to run them all the time (plus the bacteria would need to be fed or they'd starve, so you'd have to...
Forum: Fish 12-07-2012, 01:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 822
Posted By librarygirl
Ember tetras are very pretty fish, I have some...

Ember tetras are very pretty fish, I have some too, you'll enjoy them. Why are you using RO, just b/c of the Prime readings? I haven't found that Prime interferes with ammonia readings at all. RO...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-04-2012, 10:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,214
Posted By librarygirl
I like to look at some tanks with carpets,...

I like to look at some tanks with carpets, provided it's healthy and it goes with the scape. I've tried them myself though and it's a pain I can do without. My tank looks a bit more pitiful compared...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 12-03-2012, 11:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 494
Posted By librarygirl
Nice! I've been getting berried females almost...

Nice! I've been getting berried females almost constantly and it's exciting! Always check your filters; even with prefilters, sponges and double-nets over the intakes, I check my filters carefully...
Forum: Fish 12-02-2012, 01:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 925
Posted By librarygirl
Congrats! They are SOO cute!! I have to say I'm...

Congrats! They are SOO cute!! I have to say I'm jealous; I've been hoping my Corys would spawn; they come close (do the dance, etc) but no eggs at all. I try water changes with cooler water but no...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-02-2012, 01:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,156
Posted By librarygirl
Ammonia of .25 isn't that bad (not normal in a...

Ammonia of .25 isn't that bad (not normal in a cycled tank, but not horrible); PH affects the toxicity of ammonia too and with a lower PH the ammonia isn't as toxic (if that makes you feel any...
Forum: Aquascaping 12-01-2012, 05:48 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,401
Posted By librarygirl
Update

Just thought I'd update this thread. :)

After many iterations and trying different things I am finally really happy with the layout of the 40 gal (pic below).

Flora:
Guppy Grass
Hornwort...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-25-2012, 01:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 979
Posted By librarygirl
Two months is too long, it should be gone by...

Two months is too long, it should be gone by then. Probably within a week, then it's recommended to keep temp up for another week after spots are gone just to be sure. Also remember that higher temps...
Forum: Fish 11-24-2012, 10:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 488
Posted By librarygirl
I have Spotted Blue Eye Rainbows with my CPDs;...

I have Spotted Blue Eye Rainbows with my CPDs; they are a smaller Rainbow but very stunning especially when they flare. Get at least 3 females per male though as the males will harass the females to...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-24-2012, 10:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 979
Posted By librarygirl
Not sure on the half dose, but you should be able...

Not sure on the half dose, but you should be able to treat the Ich with just heat. Raise it slowly to 86 F and do daily water changes with gravel vac to suck up the Ich spores. Leave the heat raised...
Forum: Fish 11-17-2012, 01:08 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,732
Posted By librarygirl
As said, strips are not reliable at all. I doubt...

As said, strips are not reliable at all. I doubt your nitrites are 20 or it's likely everything would be dead but it's best to know for sure; a liquid test kit is your best bet. Also a 7.9 gal is...
Forum: Fish 11-11-2012, 01:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 565
Posted By librarygirl
Thanks everyone. The shrimp I have are fairly...

Thanks everyone. The shrimp I have are fairly new, I just got a group of them a few months ago but I already have a small colony of babies in a breeder and it'll be a while before they could even go...
Forum: Fish 11-10-2012, 11:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 565
Posted By librarygirl
Thanks, that's what I figure. If/when the time...

Thanks, that's what I figure. If/when the time ever comes to turn the tank into a dwarf Cichlid tank I'd probably set up a separate tank for the shrimp. I was hoping I wouldn't have to do it yet but...
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