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Forum: Aquascaping Yesterday, 09:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 188
Posted By Kathyy
You don't have to paint the back of the tank, any...

You don't have to paint the back of the tank, any black fabric, plastic, board will work just fine and I agree, not permanent so you can change your mind!

Agree about the hardscape, the bits you...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-22-2015, 03:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 544
Posted By Kathyy
I live in a drought area too and use the 90...

I live in a drought area too and use the 90 gallons of old aquarium water on a 9x20' garden and potted plants outside the kitchen that would otherwise need an hour of watering a week to survive.
Forum: Tank Journals 03-22-2015, 04:37 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 24,440
Posted By Kathyy
Well it is early days yet. It may or may not...

Well it is early days yet. It may or may not work. I am sure just felt wouldn't work but it is possible the plants would be better off with either just Spyra or Spyra+something that doesn't hold...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-22-2015, 12:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 192
Posted By Kathyy
I just needed a little calcium added to improve...

I just needed a little calcium added to improve shell health, seems like you shouldn't need more. I'd try adding more but be careful as a big increase in hardness is hard on animals.
Forum: Tank Journals 03-22-2015, 12:23 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 24,440
Posted By Kathyy
Thanks. I haven't changed the hardscape at all...

Thanks. I haven't changed the hardscape at all and the tank looks so different with the differing background and foreground plants. After 2 years the rocks are just starting to get covered with moss...
Forum: Equipment 03-21-2015, 11:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,965
Posted By Kathyy
The expensive rocks sold at specialty shops are...

The expensive rocks sold at specialty shops are beautiful but in the end they are going to be nearly covered with mosses and other plantings. So long as the rocks have finer texture and some...
Forum: Equipment 03-21-2015, 06:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,965
Posted By Kathyy
Tom Barr, aka Plantbrain sells boxes of manzanita...

Tom Barr, aka Plantbrain sells boxes of manzanita sticks, get that. He sells on his forum or you could search the sale forum here to find what his wood looks like and contact him through there? Go to...
Forum: Equipment 03-21-2015, 04:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 375
Posted By Kathyy
My stand is 31" tall without a floor in it and...

My stand is 31" tall without a floor in it and the 20 pound tank+regulator still needs an inch or so to get it in the stand. My cardboard tube mockup sort of fit but angling that heavy tank with...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-21-2015, 05:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 718
Posted By Kathyy
I like both scapes, you definitely went big! Bet...

I like both scapes, you definitely went big! Bet the fish like the spiderwood better, more tunnels to swim through.

Soft epiphyte? Bolbitis for sure. Maybe bushes of Fissidens or a trimmed moss?
Forum: Tank Journals 03-21-2015, 05:05 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 24,440
Posted By Kathyy
Got out the tripod and took some photos with the...

Got out the tripod and took some photos with the lights on 'sunrise' mode. Kind of pretty. Light was still too dim to capture fish and no idea what is going on the left side, looks fuzzy.

My...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 03-21-2015, 03:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 535
Posted By Kathyy
The amount on that website is just about what I...

The amount on that website is just about what I give my 200 gallon system, it is fine to triple it although you might be just fine as your tank is mostly slower growing plants. I dose 2 tsp N+1tspP...
Forum: Equipment 03-21-2015, 01:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 375
Posted By Kathyy
Building a sturdy level stand is surprising easy,...

Building a sturdy level stand is surprising easy, see this extremely long and repetitious thread. (http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=1169964) You don't have to read it all...
Forum: Plants 03-20-2015, 05:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 309
Posted By Kathyy
Try pennywort. The Brazilian grows out of the...

Try pennywort. The Brazilian grows out of the tank really well, hoping the 'Japan' type does as well. Won't cling but it is in better scale than Pothos.

I'm trying creeping fig on a PVC 'branch'...
Forum: Plants 03-19-2015, 11:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 209
Posted By Kathyy
I lost HM completely when I dosed with HsO2....

I lost HM completely when I dosed with HsO2. Don't think it was even spot treated and I measured the dose carefully with a dosing syringe.
Forum: Aquascaping 03-19-2015, 04:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 874
Posted By Kathyy
Thanks for this. I like the wood in front of...

Thanks for this.

I like the wood in front of the grassy stuff and the huge open sandy areas a lot. Hope the fish chosen will reflect the various habitats developed and will actually be swimming in...
Forum: Algae 03-19-2015, 12:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 256
Posted By Kathyy
Not algae! Those are crypt roots. Sometimes they...

Not algae! Those are crypt roots. Sometimes they do that.
Forum: Aquascaping 03-18-2015, 09:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,283
Posted By Kathyy
I like the way the Ludwigia has a little break in...

I like the way the Ludwigia has a little break in it, negative space is good. I think the right hand crypt would look more natural an inch to the right so it isn't so crowded against the rock and the...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-18-2015, 04:39 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 24,440
Posted By Kathyy
Interesting that just twisting and bending to fit...

Interesting that just twisting and bending to fit makes for a natural feel. Branch is completely damp throughout this morning but I will use a sponge to water it all several times today anyway.

Be...
Forum: Lighting 03-18-2015, 04:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 202
Posted By Kathyy
For today I'd hang the 250w above the tank and...

For today I'd hang the 250w above the tank and put something to shade the bright spot directly below the lamp. I keep window screen mesh around the house and it works nicely to reduce light by about...
Forum: Algae 03-18-2015, 04:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 205
Posted By Kathyy
You should be able to handle the lights since you...

You should be able to handle the lights since you are using CO2. Dimming is a good strategy since algae is driving you nuts at the moment.

We still don't know what kind of algae you are dealing...
Forum: DIY 03-18-2015, 03:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 287
Posted By Kathyy
I completely missed that you have the reactor's...

I completely missed that you have the reactor's output going back to the sump pump! I'd definitely try closing the ball valve before the reactor in that case.
Forum: Algae 03-18-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 810
Posted By Kathyy
The pros don't sit back and admire the newly set...

The pros don't sit back and admire the newly set up tank. They fluff and change water and wipe down and put in precise amounts of nutrients and nip constantly when a tank is new. See this thread for...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-18-2015, 03:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 838
Posted By Kathyy
I have a peninsula tank. Unfortunately it only...

I have a peninsula tank. Unfortunately it only was drilled with 2 small holes meant for returns and 1 large one meant for a drain so I supplemented with a larger return coming over the side and split...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-18-2015, 04:08 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 24,440
Posted By Kathyy
Hope my link helped with your research! Tank...

Hope my link helped with your research!

Tank is looking nice now, pretty much as I wanted it to look. Algae has been nearly gone for a few weeks now and all plants are growing well not that you...
Forum: Aquascaping 03-17-2015, 06:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 226
Posted By Kathyy
Java fern doesn't grab substrate well and...

Java fern doesn't grab substrate well and eggcrate would be hard for those feeble roots to grasp plus until the plants cover it it would be really ugly. What about finding a few sticks that are more...
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