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Forum: Lighting   05-15-2009, 02:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,370
Posted By fishstoregirl
Are you sure it's not just the bulbs? If you...

Are you sure it's not just the bulbs? If you haven't already, try replacing all 3, or better yet, all 4 of your bulbs. If you just replace 1 and leave the other dead ones it, sometimes they still...
Forum: Plants   04-25-2009, 06:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 560
Posted By fishstoregirl
New growth in many plants is a lighter green than...

New growth in many plants is a lighter green than the final leaf color. All of my new anubias leaves start out bright green and grow darker with age. Java Fern is one plant that has consistently...
Forum: Aquascaping   04-23-2009, 06:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,332
Posted By fishstoregirl
I had a Widelov java fern that never did very...

I had a Widelov java fern that never did very well in my 10 gallon until I placed it on top of a large rock in the center of my tank. Over a period of about a month the thing took off. The rizome...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   04-22-2009, 07:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 985
Posted By fishstoregirl
Ammonia at low levels in drinking water is not...

Ammonia at low levels in drinking water is not toxic to humans, so some localities allow small amounts of ammonia to remain in the public water supply. If you use Prime, AmQuel, or any of several...
Forum: Aquascaping   04-22-2009, 05:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,174
Posted By fishstoregirl
Maybe try taking the wood out and boiling it for...

Maybe try taking the wood out and boiling it for about 10min to get rid of the mold spores.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   04-22-2009, 05:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 428
Posted By fishstoregirl
Any good LFS will take any healthy fish back,...

Any good LFS will take any healthy fish back, they just may not give you store credit in exchange. I would definitely recommend no more than 2 otos per 10 gallons, preferably 1 per 10 gallons,...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   04-21-2009, 06:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 714
Posted By fishstoregirl
I have found that using course kosher or salt as...

I have found that using course kosher or salt as an abbrassive, along with an unused one of those abbrassive scrubbing pads often used for washing dishes (they usually come in dark green or blue, I...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   04-21-2009, 04:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 19,603
Posted By fishstoregirl
Both Anubias and Java fern do well tied to rocks...

Both Anubias and Java fern do well tied to rocks and driftwood or planted directly into the substrate. Just be sure to leave the rhizome out of the substrate (it looks like a horizontal stem or root...
Forum: DIY   04-21-2009, 04:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,021
Posted By fishstoregirl
Yeast goes bad over time. I would try some...

Yeast goes bad over time. I would try some different yeast. Champagne yeast works best because it can tolerate the alcohol that is created in the anaerobic conditions of a sealed bottle. It's more...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   04-20-2009, 06:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 19,603
Posted By fishstoregirl
I live in an area with hard water and a high Ph...

I live in an area with hard water and a high Ph as well. My Ph is a bit lower, at around 8.0, but I have found that most plants and fish still do well. I don't use any buffers and I think stability...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   04-12-2009, 06:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,279
Posted By fishstoregirl
I think I am also leaning toward some sort of...

I think I am also leaning toward some sort of flatworm. While the pictures of the Tubifex in the post look similar to my worm, and the description of them in the substrate is also similar, we sell...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   04-11-2009, 05:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,279
Posted By fishstoregirl
Well all segments of the worm are dead today,...

Well all segments of the worm are dead today, leading me to believe it has something to do with being out of the water for so long (at least an hour) and being split apart. This is because there is a...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   04-11-2009, 07:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,279
Posted By fishstoregirl
Interesting idea... it does somewhat resemble the...

Interesting idea... it does somewhat resemble the type of bloodworm used as fishing bait. The ones that are native to Maine that I have seen on an episode of Dirty Jobs. The ones you can buy frozen...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   04-11-2009, 07:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,279
Posted By fishstoregirl
I should also add some background: I have...

I should also add some background:

I have found several (10 or more) worms like the one pictured in the substrate of a 55 gallon Discus tank at the fish store where I work. This one was found in...
Forum: Equipment   04-11-2009, 07:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 903
Posted By fishstoregirl
Anything that adds air to the tank will also add...

Anything that adds air to the tank will also add CO2 to an extend, which is very good for plants. As long as the bubbles don't irritate your fish (Bettas usually don't like much water movement for...
Forum: Fish   04-11-2009, 06:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 684
Posted By fishstoregirl
Your best bet is to provide lots of cover for...

Your best bet is to provide lots of cover for your other fish. Disrupt the apisto's line of sight by adding plants, rocks, driftwood, etc. especially around here "cave" so that when she is in her own...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   04-11-2009, 06:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,279
Posted By fishstoregirl
Pictures of the unusual red worm!

Several days ago I posted about an unusual worm I had found in my own aquarium and one at work. Well today I found another one and was able to get some decent pictures! I still have it saved alive in...
Forum: Algae   04-10-2009, 08:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,451
Posted By fishstoregirl
Very strange! I doubt it's a freshwater jelly...

Very strange! I doubt it's a freshwater jelly though. They live in a lake near me and they look quite a bit like regular jellys and swim just like them. They don't tend to be on the substrate or grow...
Forum: Tank Journals   04-10-2009, 02:24 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,988
Posted By fishstoregirl
The top soil may or may not be ok. If it has any...

The top soil may or may not be ok. If it has any kind of fertilizer added to it I would get rid of it and start over as they can often be toxic to fish. If it was an organic soil it should be ok, but...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   04-08-2009, 09:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,943
Posted By fishstoregirl
You could certainly try it. Snails are pretty...

You could certainly try it. Snails are pretty resilient creatures. Maybe take it home in the brackish water and put in in a container floating in the tank (to regulate temperature). Over the course...
Forum: Lighting   04-08-2009, 09:49 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 138,635
Posted By fishstoregirl
You certainly could get a higher watt bulb, but...

You certainly could get a higher watt bulb, but some fixtures are only rated for a certain wattage so make sure before you change bulbs. I am currently growing Blyxa and HM in a 5.5 gallon with 27...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   04-08-2009, 09:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 411
Posted By fishstoregirl
I have a Comet goldfish, now what?

I was cleaning the feeder goldfish tank at work yesterday and found a comet that was so beautiful I had to save it from being someone's dinner. It's about 3-4 in. long and mostly red with white...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   04-08-2009, 06:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,143
Posted By fishstoregirl
It did look something like the first picture...

It did look something like the first picture above, but blood red. Like a black-red or scarlet color. So maybe a different species of flatworm that the one in the photo, or maybe a tubifex. Next time...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   04-07-2009, 03:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,143
Posted By fishstoregirl
Thank you guys so much for your replies. The next...

Thank you guys so much for your replies. The next time I find one I will try and get a picture. I'm pretty sure the thing was not a flatworm because of its shape and size. My best guess from these...
Forum: Plants   04-07-2009, 03:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 698
Posted By fishstoregirl
It's also known under the common name of...

It's also known under the common name of Pennywort- it can aquarium or pond plant, can be floating or planted in the substrate.
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