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Forum: Plants Yesterday, 02:05 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By AquaAurora
You'd need humidity at or above 85% maybe closer...

You'd need humidity at or above 85% maybe closer to 90% would be better.. not very comfortable for you. In lower humidity it will dry out.
Forum: Tank Journals Yesterday, 02:02 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,395
Posted By AquaAurora
I got PlantIt! expanding clay media from amqazon,...

I got PlantIt! expanding clay media from amqazon, but youcan also buy hydrton theres nothing really so expanded clay media,c an't go wrong.

I soak mine in hot tap water for a bit to get it to sink...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium Yesterday, 01:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 122
Posted By AquaAurora
They can live without substrate. When first...

They can live without substrate. When first transitioning from soil to water they may be a little root loss depending on species (i notice my arrowhead lost a lot of roots but grew them back).
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 09-03-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 240
Posted By AquaAurora
Your fish is most likely 'thrashing about the...

Your fish is most likely 'thrashing about the tank' because its so small (plakats are very active fast swimmers with their shorter fins), seeing its reflection in the glass, and lack of hiding places...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-03-2015, 05:30 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,017
Posted By AquaAurora
You should get a simple light timer. Home depot...

You should get a simple light timer. Home depot has them for about $4 for 2 prong
http://www.homedepot.com/p/GE-24-Hour-Plug-In-Basic-Timer-15119/100685881
or $10 for 3 prong light fixture...
Forum: Plants 09-03-2015, 05:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 252
Posted By AquaAurora
Try creeping jenny or ludwigia species, they both...

Try creeping jenny or ludwigia species, they both do well above and below water and can take lower humidity, thought I don't know if a turtle will eat these stem plants. Anubias needs 85% or higher...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-03-2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,188
Posted By AquaAurora
Yes I think about 2 moths is a good time to...

Yes I think about 2 moths is a good time to reflect on how well plants are doing on a riparium ^^
Forum: Low Tech Forum 09-03-2015, 02:05 AM
Replies: 1,661
Views: 870,314
Posted By AquaAurora
Can't really answer that since I only used a few...

Can't really answer that since I only used a few types and have not had some of the more uniquely shaped leaf ones.


Nice big bunch of crypts and ferns!


I'd believe it. As long the...
Forum: Fish 09-02-2015, 12:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 350
Posted By AquaAurora
Neon tetra need a longer tank footprint than a...

Neon tetra need a longer tank footprint than a 5.5g offers and in that small a space can get nippy or the Betta aggressive (just because they don't attack each other instantly doesn't mean they won't...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-01-2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 305
Posted By AquaAurora
Very nice simple but lovely scape. Have you...

Very nice simple but lovely scape. Have you considered trying a riparium (plants above the water with roots in tank)? Great way to deal with nitrates from goldfish.
Forum: Tank Journals 09-01-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,188
Posted By AquaAurora
What brand name were the expanded clay media sold...

What brand name were the expanded clay media sold under? hydroton? I got a similar brand PlantIt! and the clay media is inert.. but then I have hard water.
Did you preform a control test with just...
Forum: Fish 09-01-2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 259
Posted By AquaAurora
Strongly suggest a lid with very minimal to no...

Strongly suggest a lid with very minimal to no gaps preferably. Lost 1 female to jumping lid-less.. second got though a small gap for canister intake they were chased into jumping to their deaths...
Forum: Fish 09-01-2015, 04:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 162
Posted By AquaAurora
You have a betta with the marble genetic which...

You have a betta with the marble genetic which meas they can change all sorts of ways, can be very sudden or very slow change. As for the fins, literally the only 100% guarantees safe for fins is...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-01-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,697
Posted By AquaAurora
He's a very lovely black and red ct, I don't see...

He's a very lovely black and red ct, I don't see many of those (and i stalk ebay and aquabid almost constantly for bettas). Doe he have a name? Any amusing quirks or habits you've noticed with him.
Forum: Tank Journals 08-31-2015, 11:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 890
Posted By AquaAurora
I don't know but I think the answer is: no,...

I don't know but I think the answer is: no, longer duration at lower par doesn't compensate for it being a weaker light. Would be a good question for the plant or light subsection of the forum, I'm...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-31-2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,188
Posted By AquaAurora
Do you know your waters hardness? Hardness...

Do you know your waters hardness? Hardness buffers pH, higher hardness means you need more acid to lower the ph than softer water would need. Tannins from driftwood and Inaind almod leaves (IAL)...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-31-2015, 06:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 890
Posted By AquaAurora
With since its medium light plants. I use 13...

With since its medium light plants. I use 13 watt with reflector and cfl bulb pointing down (stronger par than sideways cfl bulb) on my bubble bowl.
Forum: Fish 08-30-2015, 01:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 680
Posted By AquaAurora
Try e-to-the-bay or aquabid if you're willing to...

Try e-to-the-bay or aquabid if you're willing to pay shipping. I think msjinzd (user name here and website) gets them sometimes. Haven't checked if they are on her current stock list though.
...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-30-2015, 12:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 890
Posted By AquaAurora
The dwarf rasboras is a very bright cool fish...

The dwarf rasboras is a very bright cool fish would be a great color pop in your tank. I wish I could keep them but my water is too alkaline. I don't want to mess with DI/RO, so I only keep what...
Forum: Fish 08-29-2015, 12:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 381
Posted By AquaAurora
Sorry for that tangent! I feed my guys black...

Sorry for that tangent! I feed my guys black worms, everyone gets different amounts depending on size of worms I pull out and their active level/tank. My plakat is in a tank with a canister filter...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-29-2015, 12:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 242
Posted By AquaAurora
Are you getting this sick fish for free or at an...

Are you getting this sick fish for free or at an extremely reduced price? While its a nice gesture to save them, pet stores won't put the effort to improve their treatment of fish, you're just...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-29-2015, 12:14 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 21,761
Posted By AquaAurora
Yes roots are fully in water. I had it planted...

Yes roots are fully in water. I had it planted in planters that have expanded clay media but all the roots are put in deep so they're in the water.

I had a different variation of prayer plant on...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-28-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 22,151
Posted By AquaAurora
Love the look of the tank and the N. Taiwain,...

Love the look of the tank and the N. Taiwain, isoetes , and giant hair grass!
Forum: Fish 08-28-2015, 06:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 381
Posted By AquaAurora
Sounds like the tiger shark-natures garbage...

Sounds like the tiger shark-natures garbage disposal found with license plates and shoes (among many other things) in their stomachs haha.

If I could guarantee and it wouldn't destroy my...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-28-2015, 06:25 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 21,761
Posted By AquaAurora
Decided I was sick of the empty spot on the back...

Decided I was sick of the empty spot on the back left of the tank so I pulled the peace lily from the pot in front of the tank to put on the riparium... I'm thinking of getting rid of my aluminum...
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