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Forum: Equipment 03-13-2012, 02:58 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By Tiff
Thanks so much! Could I also quick ask where to...

Thanks so much! Could I also quick ask where to get replacement tubing? I bought some clear stuff from menards but it's really hard (not very flexible).

Thanks!
Forum: Equipment 03-13-2012, 01:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 256
Posted By Tiff
Rena filter

It's amazing how canister filters are supposed to be better, yet everytime I clean mine all of this cr@p comes flying out of it. It's frustrating esp if it's after a water change. Any suggestions? I...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 03-11-2012, 10:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 278
Posted By Tiff
Thank you. I am doing a large rescape tomorrow...

Thank you. I am doing a large rescape tomorrow and put in some more tabs. Assuming should do a large water change right away?
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 03-11-2012, 12:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 278
Posted By Tiff
Ammonia spike

Hi! Dumb question...when an ammonia spike happens due to uprooting plants/moving substrate, does that happen asap or hours later? Thanks!
Forum: Algae 02-19-2012, 12:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 505
Posted By Tiff
Thank you! Def sounds like bba then. No CO2...

Thank you! Def sounds like bba then. No CO2 currently. I dose potassium nitrate (my hygros suck those up quick.) I have been doing the same routine for awhile now so not sure of why the outbreak.
Forum: Algae 02-18-2012, 10:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 505
Posted By Tiff
Staghorn or BBA?

I have gray/black "hairs" on most of my plants within the last month but not sure what is. Tried taking a pic but didn't turn out well. I've been thinking it's staghorn but now I am wondering if it...
Forum: Plants 11-30-2011, 02:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 317
Posted By Tiff
All of the leaves were nearly disintegrated today...

All of the leaves were nearly disintegrated today so cut all of the tops off. This should be ok or won"t they grow back? I am almost thinking there might nit be enough light?

Thanks.
Forum: Plants 11-29-2011, 12:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 317
Posted By Tiff
Hygro leaves transparent

Good evening!

Hoping for help on my hygro issue! I have a 29g tank wT5NO light (2x18w). I just added some hygro (I think it's Angustophila...sp?) on Sunday and by today most if the leaves are...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-09-2011, 12:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,003
Posted By Tiff
Thanks everyone :) I'll take it into the local...

Thanks everyone :) I'll take it into the local PSP and have it tested. I guess I just assumed if it read 0 on tap but 90 on the tank (after it's been reading 0-20 for the past weeks) it didn't have...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-08-2011, 11:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,003
Posted By Tiff
Thank you. I just did a 50% wc and still no...

Thank you. I just did a 50% wc and still no change in parameters. ugh! I tested the tap water prior to and they were 0 so I believe my test kit is working fine. I am wondering too if I need to...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-08-2011, 04:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,003
Posted By Tiff
I guess I'm more concerned with the fact that...

I guess I'm more concerned with the fact that dirty substrate can cause issues in a tank...if it's not a big deal then I'm fine with it :) I'll check on the snails though because I've been...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-08-2011, 12:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,003
Posted By Tiff
I really appreciate everyone's feedback!

I really appreciate everyone's feedback!
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-08-2011, 12:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,003
Posted By Tiff
Thanks everyone. Yes my goal was to dose lightly...

Thanks everyone. Yes my goal was to dose lightly with very few water changes. With the detrius forming I have been doing more smaller ones than I had hoped. I don't understand how people's black...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-08-2011, 01:34 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,003
Posted By Tiff
I switched to fluorite on bottom and blasting...

I switched to fluorite on bottom and blasting sand on top. I would say thats two months ago already. I only have 6 cardinals and now 3 otos. I am guessing it could be from that possibly...I have...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-08-2011, 12:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,003
Posted By Tiff
I have been dosing 1/4 teaspoon on Sundays and by...

I have been dosing 1/4 teaspoon on Sundays and by sat they would be down to 0. I had bga a few weeks ago do I did a blkout and started dosing twice a week to keep the nitrates up. I would test before...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-07-2011, 11:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,003
Posted By Tiff
I just left them floating so didn't disturb the...

I just left them floating so didn't disturb the substrate.

I did water change last night and just checked them again..still 90 :( Could my lights be grtting bad? Should I do another water change...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-07-2011, 06:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,003
Posted By Tiff
I definitely shook it :) I mainly have crypts...

I definitely shook it :) I mainly have crypts and swords so have root tabs for the traces. I dose KNO3 (powder form I orderd from some website..sorry I can't remember the name offhand). I have...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-07-2011, 05:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,003
Posted By Tiff
Because of my low nitrates, I've always had...

Because of my low nitrates, I've always had problems with BGA. I've been testing and dosing nitrates religiously and now this happened. I don't understand?
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-07-2011, 05:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,003
Posted By Tiff
No deaths!!! I have 6 cardinals and 3 otos... I...

No deaths!!! I have 6 cardinals and 3 otos... I did a partial water change yesterday so I'm going to test when I get home. I used API test kits and did it 3 times. The plants I added were...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-07-2011, 05:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,003
Posted By Tiff
Nitrates jumped from 5 to 90 within a day...

Good afternoon!

I'm wondering if anyone knows what causes nitrates to jump through the roof? I've always had problems keeping my nitrates above 0 and now all of a sudden they keep climbing. I...
Forum: Algae 10-25-2011, 12:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 391
Posted By Tiff
Thank you! I did a partial water change this...

Thank you! I did a partial water change this weekend and now I think I'm starting to get BGA :icon_cry: I noticed green on the substrate on Sunday and doubled by yesterday. If it's not one thing,...
Forum: Algae 10-21-2011, 11:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 391
Posted By Tiff
Diatoms all over new substrate

Hi!

I know this has been visited and I believe I know the reason for my diatoms. I have a 29g tank that's been up and running for a good six months. About a month ago I switched my substrate to...
Forum: Substrate 09-20-2011, 12:21 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,258
Posted By Tiff
Hi! I started the same post last week...check it...

Hi! I started the same post last week...check it out. The Black Diamond looks great in my tank. Much cheaper than the Petco sand.
Forum: Substrate 09-19-2011, 06:54 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 13,473
Posted By Tiff
I just changed my PFS to this yesterday...looks...

I just changed my PFS to this yesterday...looks GREAT!!!! I had to rinse it a lot more than I thought though...even more than the black Fluorite. Can't wait until the water is completely clear! I...
Forum: Substrate 09-14-2011, 04:33 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 13,473
Posted By Tiff
They state that they are 1-3 mm.

They state that they are 1-3 mm.
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