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Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-21-2015, 12:34 AM
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Posted By Water7
My house is supplied with water by an underground...

My house is supplied with water by an underground rainwater cistern. It is a huge concrete room, basically. To our surprise, we found a colony of amphipods living in this dark environment. Last year...
Forum: Lighting 06-25-2015, 10:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 301
Posted By Water7
Thank you so much, Bbradbury and Raymond. I am...

Thank you so much, Bbradbury and Raymond. I am sorry I didn't see your replies till now. But it so happens that I did buy two of the brooder lamps this week, and my husband got 13 or 14 watt CFLs,...
Forum: Lighting 06-22-2015, 12:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 301
Posted By Water7
Thank you. Is there any particular reason why you...

Thank you. Is there any particular reason why you think they would be better? (I am just trying to learn as much as I can.) This tank is actually in my bedroom and I'll have to admit that this big...
Forum: Lighting 06-21-2015, 09:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 301
Posted By Water7
20 Long Low Medium Light

First let me say, I'm a "use-what-I-have-lying-around" type of person, so I am hoping to make this as inexpensive as possible.

I recently set up my 20 long again after an unsuccessful attempt...
Forum: Plants 06-05-2015, 05:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 491
Posted By Water7
Thank you so much for your replies. It helps me...

Thank you so much for your replies. It helps me pinpoint what may be the problem. I'm actually now in process of slowly resetting up my 20 with the shop light fixture I originally used on it. I also...
Forum: Plants 06-04-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 491
Posted By Water7
Thank you for trying to help me. I too have been...

Thank you for trying to help me. I too have been wondering whether the stock light is adequate. I planted the dying-back stems in the middle of the tank to be nearer the light. As the picture shows,...
Forum: Plants 06-04-2015, 12:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 491
Posted By Water7
Plants not doing well

I am looking for advice regarding why I have poor success growing plants, especially stem plants and vallisneria that I used to grow with ease in a previous tank.

A little background: 2 years ago...
Forum: Ponds 05-11-2015, 12:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,191
Posted By Water7
It is lovely! I'm glad you've found your RCS to...

It is lovely! I'm glad you've found your RCS to be so hardy!
Forum: Low Tech Forum 05-08-2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,203
Posted By Water7
This is so beautiful and very inspiring. I had a...

This is so beautiful and very inspiring. I had a tank years ago that got window light and I ended up with fur algae that I could not cure. A more recent tank getting some sunlight ended up with hair...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 05-08-2015, 05:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 788
Posted By Water7
It has been a few days and I'm sorry it took me...

It has been a few days and I'm sorry it took me so long to respond, but thank you for your help. I have made some changes to my tank and things are starting to do better. I believe my main problem...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 05-01-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 788
Posted By Water7
Using the PAR chart I estimated my PAR in my 10...

Using the PAR chart I estimated my PAR in my 10 gallon tank to be around 45, since the T8 bulb is about 10 3/4 inches from the substrate. Does that sound realistic for a basic 10-gallon aquarium hood...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 04-27-2015, 06:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 788
Posted By Water7
Thank you, Raymond. That confirms my suspicion...

Thank you, Raymond. That confirms my suspicion about the ludwigia. It isn't going to work in this tank. I have had some hornwort floating on the surface but I will continue with that to reduce the...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 04-27-2015, 12:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 788
Posted By Water7
Too much or too little light

I have a question about a 10-gallon tank that I have. First I must say that I've experimented with different tank setups over the time I have been into planted tanks, and I have generally not been...
Forum: Lighting 04-01-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 555
Posted By Water7
This is very helpful. I went from being very...

This is very helpful. I went from being very successful at growing plants in a 20 long, to upgrading to a 29 and experiencing challenges with algae, and struggling to get stem plants to grow well....
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-26-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 669
Posted By Water7
I can understand the decisions you are facing, as...

I can understand the decisions you are facing, as I too am trying to simplify my aquarium. At the same time I'm also maturing my second tank as a shrimp tank. I don't have any shrimp yet. However,...
Forum: Plants 03-17-2014, 12:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,185
Posted By Water7
I must be the exception, but I've all but lost...

I must be the exception, but I've all but lost the duckweed that used to grow like wild for me. I think my angelfish may have eaten it. When I took down my non-angelfish tank, I threw out nearly all...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-12-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 800
Posted By Water7
My thoughts are not expert ones, but I think...

My thoughts are not expert ones, but I think mosses like cooler temperatures. I had a hard time with java moss too, for a long time. I too would wonder why it wouldn't thrive for me as I thought it...
Forum: Lighting 03-09-2014, 11:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 356
Posted By Water7
Thank you very much for taking the time to reply,...

Thank you very much for taking the time to reply, jrman83. I appreciate hearing about what worked for you with your 29 gallon tank. I just may try running the second bulb for a few days and seeing if...
Forum: Lighting 03-09-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 356
Posted By Water7
Low light for a 29 gallon

I made a lengthy post on what I have been dealing with in my 29 gallon tank, so I won't repeat all of that here: http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=573354

However, I understand...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-07-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 263
Posted By Water7
Non CO2 Tall Tank with Stems--Possible?

I would love some input from anyone with experience or opinions on this question.

Initial success in short tank: I had a very successful 20 long planted tank from May 2013 to February 2014. For...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-06-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 473
Posted By Water7
I love the pink ramshorns! They are lovely.

I love the pink ramshorns! They are lovely.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 02-27-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 552
Posted By Water7
Thank you for sharing that lovely picture,...

Thank you for sharing that lovely picture, devilduck! What you say about them being rather messy makes me think it might not be so advisable to keep too many of them in with my (eventually) shrimp....
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 02-27-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 552
Posted By Water7
That is interesting, and I hope to raise some...

That is interesting, and I hope to raise some that size some day. They must be quite impressive!
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 02-27-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 552
Posted By Water7
No, mine look like normal ramshorns, but all of...

No, mine look like normal ramshorns, but all of them have stayed small. In the last few months I've started to have a few slightly larger ones (not bigger than a small bean). Most have bee pea size...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 02-27-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 552
Posted By Water7
Thank you, and yes, I have read that too. I'm...

Thank you, and yes, I have read that too. I'm just wondering if the ones I have, since they seem to be a miniature variety, would breed with the new blue ones. If so, I need to try to remove all the...
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