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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-09-2012, 05:14 PM
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Posted By kiera
A poster earlier in this thread pointed out that...

A poster earlier in this thread pointed out that freshwater refugiums are useful for taking up nitrates using plants you might not wish to be in your display tank--duckweed, wisteria, and other water...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-06-2012, 05:03 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,035
Posted By kiera
Do you have any pictures, AVN?

Do you have any pictures, AVN?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-06-2012, 05:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,035
Posted By kiera
Oh I'm definitely not running out to make a...

Oh I'm definitely not running out to make a refugium for my nano next week or anything. I just find the idea very interesting--something to keep in the back of my brain in case I ever do a larger...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-06-2012, 04:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,035
Posted By kiera
Very interesting, thanks.

Very interesting, thanks.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-06-2012, 03:05 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,035
Posted By kiera
Does it also mean that you could move some of the...

Does it also mean that you could move some of the bulky tank gadgets to the refugium? The heater? The HOB, maybe leaving a small airstone in the main tank for airflow?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-06-2012, 02:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 873
Posted By kiera
A UPS of the type used for computers wouldn't...

A UPS of the type used for computers wouldn't really last very long for anything but the smallest of heaters.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-06-2012, 02:23 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,035
Posted By kiera
Tell me about FW refugiums

I've been reading a bit about saltwater refugiums lately and I am curious as to whether anyone uses these in their FW tanks. I'm not sure I completely understand how they work in the saltwater...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-06-2012, 01:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 873
Posted By kiera
Awww, I'm so sorry that happened. I live in the...

Awww, I'm so sorry that happened. I live in the NE and was wondering what I would do in the event of a power outage myself. I don't have any fauna yet, and I only lost power for a few hours, but it...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-24-2012, 04:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,340
Posted By kiera
Hah. I can kind of see that now. ;)

Hah. I can kind of see that now. ;)
Forum: Tank Journals 10-22-2012, 10:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,268
Posted By kiera
This tank makes me happy.

This tank makes me happy.
Forum: Tank Journals 10-22-2012, 10:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,340
Posted By kiera
So I figured out my fungi/mold problem. It turns...

So I figured out my fungi/mold problem. It turns out that leaving driftwood in your tank during DSM can encourage such growth. Once I removed the driftwood everything stayed clear and the faint moldy...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 10-14-2012, 10:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 889
Posted By kiera
Drawing & painting, knitting, video games, 3D...

Drawing & painting, knitting, video games, 3D modeling and texturing.
Forum: Tank Journals 10-14-2012, 11:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,340
Posted By kiera
Thanks, guys. :) I'm always up for advice and...

Thanks, guys. :) I'm always up for advice and comments.

I can't believe it, but I already have two little white fluffy bits in my substrate. I scooped it out and poked some holes in the substrate,...
Forum: Plants 10-14-2012, 11:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 588
Posted By kiera
I think I'll start with Target grooming scissors...

I think I'll start with Target grooming scissors and go from there. Thanks for the Southern Oak Aquatics mention--their scissors look really nice.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 10-14-2012, 11:15 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,103
Posted By kiera
Thanks for all the information. I'll mix up some...

Thanks for all the information. I'll mix up some aged tap with grocery store water and some regular tap with grocery store water and see how my results change.

As I wrote in an earlier post, I'm a...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 10-13-2012, 11:07 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,103
Posted By kiera
They're one gallon (though they may have bigger...

They're one gallon (though they may have bigger ones--I didn't actually look.)
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 10-13-2012, 10:20 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,103
Posted By kiera
Finally got my new test kits, and here are my...

Finally got my new test kits, and here are my results from my tap water and a gallon jug of community water (not distilled) from the grocery store:

Tap Water
pH 7.8 | Ammonia 0 | Nitrite 0 |...
Forum: DIY 10-13-2012, 10:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,528
Posted By kiera
Awesome. Baking soda is indeed abrasive, but not...

Awesome. Baking soda is indeed abrasive, but not nearly as abrasive as, say, Comet.

BonAmi is also awesome. Back when my parents owned a 32 foot fiberglass Carver in the late 80s, that is all we...
Forum: Plants 10-13-2012, 10:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 588
Posted By kiera
Alternatives to deluxe aquascaping tools?

I did a search and found recommendations for medical/surgical tools, but I didn't see much that would work at the vet supply web site I found. I stopped by my local beauty supply shop and didn't...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-13-2012, 02:33 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,044
Posted By kiera
That window film as a background is an absolutely...

That window film as a background is an absolutely brilliant idea, and I'm stealing it. Painting the stand was the right thing to do, imho. It looks nice and clean. Definitely a nice upgrade for your...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-13-2012, 02:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 278
Posted By kiera
I really like your driftwood. And damn you've got...

I really like your driftwood. And damn you've got a lot of equipment around that tank! How big is it?

I was having a devil of a time with reflections when I was trying to figure out the best way...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-13-2012, 01:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,340
Posted By kiera
I've been geeking out with Excel while waiting...

I've been geeking out with Excel while waiting for my plants to arrive. A very kind person on a totally non-aquatic forum helped me figure out how to show ideal parameter ranges in the plot area of a...
Forum: Plants 10-12-2012, 07:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,842
Posted By kiera
I've been thinking of throwing some golden pothos...

I've been thinking of throwing some golden pothos into my tank after I flood it. I'm just wondering if it would perform the same function as, say, a floating water sprite in terms of taking up extra...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-09-2012, 09:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,340
Posted By kiera
I bit the bullet and ordered some plants....

I bit the bullet and ordered some plants. Depending on how my hardscape ends up, I'll probably be wanting some mosses, but I'm going to wait to order those until I get some other plants going and get...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-08-2012, 09:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,340
Posted By kiera
I have all the stuff available, but I'm gonna...

I have all the stuff available, but I'm gonna have to feel out the dosing. I expect I'll definitely be using EXCEL, and the other stuff if I see signs of plant deficiency. I've done a lot of...
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