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Forum: Planted Nano Tanks Today, 04:53 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 774
Posted By lauraleellbp
Possible arrangements: Back corner -...

Possible arrangements:

Back corner - Echinodorus angustifolia 'vesuvius'
Midground - Hemianthus micanthamoides, Rotala rotundifolia, or Anubias nana 'petite' on rocks

Not sure how well the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Today, 04:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 202
Posted By lauraleellbp
Yeah the fact that you said your film is "white"...

Yeah the fact that you said your film is "white" (versus just a greasy mostly transparent film) makes me think there's some THING that's floating on the surface... like some fert didn't get mixed in,...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks Today, 04:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,878
Posted By lauraleellbp
There's other danio and tetra species you might...

There's other danio and tetra species you might consider, including CPDs.

Some of my favorite "nano" tetra species are Ruby and Ember tetras.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates Today, 04:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 80
Posted By lauraleellbp
There's some people selling snails in the S&S and...

There's some people selling snails in the S&S and also some sponsors.

Post a WTB in the S&S and you'll probably get some offers.
Forum: Lighting Today, 03:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 146
Posted By lauraleellbp
I don't run CO2 on any of my tanks, so that's a...

I don't run CO2 on any of my tanks, so that's a much better question for the Equipment forum. But I know you also need a regulator and a drop checker and probably a few other pieces...
Forum: Lighting Today, 03:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 146
Posted By lauraleellbp
If you want moonlights, you could call Catalina...

If you want moonlights, you could call Catalina and have them built into your fixture. They do custom builds for very reasonable.
Forum: Lighting Today, 03:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 146
Posted By lauraleellbp
If I were to buy a new light fixture for a 48"...

If I were to buy a new light fixture for a 48" tank, I'd personally be going with one of the options I linked below.

If you ran all three of the bulbs in the 3x54" fixture I linked for a full 8...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Today, 03:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 76
Posted By lauraleellbp
No- you need to pull those rocks. At the rate...

No- you need to pull those rocks. At the rate that they're leaching, you'll have constant water parameter fluctuations every time you do a water change, which will be horrible for the livestock.
...
Forum: Lighting Today, 03:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 146
Posted By lauraleellbp
Before you can pick out a light fixture, you need...

Before you can pick out a light fixture, you need to decide if you want to set up a low tech tank (which won't need a pressurized CO2 setup- around $200 give or take) or high tech, with CO2 and...
Forum: DIY Today, 02:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 281
Posted By lauraleellbp
Is it just for water changes, or also part of the...

Is it just for water changes, or also part of the filtration system?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Today, 02:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 76
Posted By lauraleellbp
That pH is on the extreme side. Have you checked...

That pH is on the extreme side. Have you checked your tap water just to make sure there's nothing leaching in your tank?

I'd do that first, just to make sure what you're working with.

What...
Forum: DIY Today, 02:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 281
Posted By lauraleellbp
That's nifty!!!

That's nifty!!!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Today, 02:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 283
Posted By lauraleellbp
Nope, not jumping to conclusions. Can't ever be...

Nope, not jumping to conclusions. Can't ever be sure how much background people have in common fish health issues, and ich is something I always am on the lookout for as it's so ridiculously...
Forum: Plants Today, 02:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 91
Posted By lauraleellbp
Hygrophila corymbosa? Edit- what looks...

Hygrophila corymbosa?



Edit- what looks like Bolbitis?? lol
Forum: Tank Journals Today, 02:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 295
Posted By lauraleellbp
You know how often we hear that around here? ...

You know how often we hear that around here? Almost NEVER! Kudos!!!! :biggrin:

If you spread out your stem plants a bit more, you can help make sure more light is getting to the bottom of the...
Forum: Fish Today, 01:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 97
Posted By lauraleellbp
I add some Prime as soon as I open a bag...

I add some Prime as soon as I open a bag (actually, I put some Prime in the bottom of my bucket, and then open the bag and pour that into the bucket with the Prime to IMMEDIATELY detox the free...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Today, 01:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 130
Posted By lauraleellbp
... or her ears might start itching and bring her...

... or her ears might start itching and bring her to this thread... :biggrin:
Forum: Low Tech Forum Today, 01:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 305
Posted By lauraleellbp
This. Also- are you doing EI dosing on this...

This.

Also- are you doing EI dosing on this tank? EI dosing requires the weekly water changes to keep the fert levels in check. You might try lowering your nitrogen dosing, see where that gets...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Today, 01:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 520
Posted By lauraleellbp
I get brown biofilm that comes loose and shoots...

I get brown biofilm that comes loose and shoots out of my hoses just about every time I clean them.

I clean my canisters usually every 2-3 months. I replace the mechanical media, put in a fresh...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Today, 01:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 202
Posted By lauraleellbp
It's a white film like something tiny floating on...

It's a white film like something tiny floating on the surface of the water, or does it seem more greasy?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Today, 01:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 130
Posted By lauraleellbp
Seeing as you're getting both nitrites and...

Seeing as you're getting both nitrites and nitrates, you should be pretty near the end of your cycle. Totally a guess, but I'd say maybe one to two more weeks??

You can also hurry things up by...
Forum: Tank Journals Today, 01:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 224
Posted By lauraleellbp
@Hilde - Malaysian Trumpet Snails Soprano-...

@Hilde - Malaysian Trumpet Snails

Soprano- I used some small river rocks to make a sort of "river" in this old 10gal scape I did. The sand did eventually fall down the slope and just about...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Today, 01:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 202
Posted By lauraleellbp
Is this on your 75gal? With CO2? Any idea...

Is this on your 75gal? With CO2?

Any idea where the film is coming from? What are you feeding the fish (type/brands of food)?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Today, 12:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 130
Posted By lauraleellbp
OK then in that case you're doing it right the...

OK then in that case you're doing it right the way you are, definitely keep doing the water changes for the sake of the barbs.

How many bulbs you running in the fixture? And what brand is it?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Today, 12:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 130
Posted By lauraleellbp
Yes, cloudiness is very normal in a cycling tank....

Yes, cloudiness is very normal in a cycling tank. It's most likely the bacteria bloom that will clear up on its own as the tank stabilizes.

If you don't have any livestock in there, I wouldn't...
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