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  1. Complexity
    03-27-2018 10:25 PM - permalink
    Complexity
    Wow, I've been gone for so long! I put my tanks on the back burner while I finished going back to school to get my bachelors and masters degrees to be a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC, aka psychotherapist). I'm now working on getting my internship license.

    So I have a little more free time to clean up my tanks. The tanks still running are my 90g, 75g, two 29g, 8g shrimp tank and 5g shrimp tank. I also have a 10g holding tank running.

    My tanks aren't anything close to what they once were. No CO2 or ferts anymore. Algae galore! LOL! I mostly have Anubias (from mini to giant with rhizomes as thick as my fingers), Cryptocoryne wendtii 'Bronze', and Hygrophila corymbosa ‘Kompakt’ (compact hydro). Nevertheless, I still enjoy my tanks, and given that many of the fish are around 10 years old, they're at least healthy.

    I'm not sure how many of my old friends are still around, but I wish you guys well! I wish my new friends well, too! 😊
  2. sOL!dSnOrK
    03-31-2012 04:18 AM - permalink
    sOL!dSnOrK
    what kind of fish is on your avatar?
  3. ExReefer
    09-24-2010 04:52 PM - permalink
    ExReefer
    Where to you get your Pelvicachromis? All I can ever find around me is the Pulcher variety.
  4. Karackle
    12-03-2009 08:20 PM - permalink
    Karackle
    Hey Vicki! How's it going? Missing you on the forum! Hope school is going well though!!!!
  5. Complexity
    06-27-2009 07:13 PM - permalink
    Complexity
    Wow, school has really kept me busy! I'm not doing as well with keeping up with my tanks as I'd like, but I haven't had any major catastrophes either.

    I let the plants in my 75g grow so much that my fish barely had room to swim. I yanked out most of my plants, but then didn't have time to replant them so I lost a bunch. I still have starters to get things going again.

    I've just bought an automatic fish feeder that I hope I can use to automatically dose ferts because I haven't kept up with dosing.

    One of my Summer classes has ended so I'm hoping to have a little more time to keep up with things. I hope everyone's doing well!
  6. Complexity
    05-26-2009 04:46 PM - permalink
    Complexity
    Hi everyone! This is my last week before school starts up! I'm very excited!

    I'm keeping up with my tanks, but my time on here has obviously been limited. I'm not going away! I just don't have as much time as I used to have now that I'm back home with my kids and all.

    Tanks are doing well! I finally got my Victor regulator on my 75g setup. I ran out of CO2 for my 75g for a week so I have a little BBA trying to grow, but with the SAEs in the tank, it's not getting very far. I have decided to get a spare CO2 cylinder to have on hand so when one runs out, I can swap it out immediately which will give me more time to get the empty cylinder refilled without any urgency.

    I'm winning the war over the BBA and Clado in my 29g. Once I got the CO2 raised high enough in that tank, I spent a day scrubbing every inch of the tank to dislodge the BBA and Clado from the driftwood, plumping and all. I wasn't sure if my fish would survive it given how bad the water became! I then cleaned BOTH of my canisters (wow, they were FULL of BBA that I had scraped off from inside the tank), did a good vacuum (no plunging), and a water change. I also followed up with massive Excel treatments. You know how you're supposed to only use 3x the normal dosage for algae treatment? Multiply that by 4, and that's what I did. Filters turned off. I kept dosing and dosing and dosing. Waited 20 minutes or so, and then did a water change. Filters back on. That really hit the algae hard without harming the fish in the tank (even Amanos were unharmed).

    Unfortunately, I haven't been as good about dosing the ferts so my plants aren't growing as well as they could, but they're doing fine for the most part.

    I have *25* new PMs to go through so if you sent me a PM, please don't feel I'm ignoring you if I don't reply right away. I had no idea I had that many stacking up! I'll get to them asap.

    I hope you are all doing well! Wish me lots of luck in school this Summer. I'm taking 6 hours with another 15 hours scheduled for this Fall. It's been a long time since I've been in school so I'm a bit apprehensive, but I'm also really looking forward to it.
  7. kwc1974
    05-01-2009 10:38 PM - permalink
    kwc1974
    Vicki
    where you been, you missed the NASH plant fest.
  8. Karackle
    04-27-2009 01:40 PM - permalink
    Karackle
    Wow Vicki just saw this! congratulations on returning to school that is wonderful!!! sounds like you are busy for good reasons then! (you can ignore my PM now, I read this after i sent that )
  9. Complexity
    04-09-2009 03:54 PM - permalink
    Complexity
    Got my computer fixed. Yea! So busy these days. I'm returning to school! Almost have everything set to start signing up for classes again.
  10. Complexity
    04-03-2009 10:33 PM - permalink
    Complexity
    My computer monitor went out! I'm on a spare computer, but I don't have all my info on this one, and the battery is dead so I can't take it anywhere. If I don't answer your PM right away, this is why. As soon as my computer is back from the shop, things will be back to normal.

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    VickiStill running most of my tanks.

    • 90g - Journal                    • 75g - Journal, My Favorite Pics
    • 29g - Journal                    • 8g - Plants only
    • 5g - Plants only                • 2.5g - Journal Retired

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11-03-2020
03:05 PM - Greggz mentioned Complexity in post Help with algae!!
...t of information. Complexity I don't know you, bu...
10-28-2020
03:29 PM - en7jos mentioned Complexity in post Bugs or worms in shrimp tank
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11-10-2020
03:28 AM - Complexity quoted AwwShucks in post Help with algae!!
3. This is my first set up, bu...
11-09-2020
04:27 AM - AwwShucks quoted Complexity in post Help with algae!!
My questions are: Tank Maturi...
11-03-2020
03:05 PM - Greggz quoted Complexity in post Help with algae!!
...t of information. Complexity I don't know you, bu...
12:44 AM - AwwShucks quoted Complexity in post Help with algae!!
I would reduce the intensity, u...
11-01-2020
04:20 PM - minorhero quoted Complexity in post Spray paint in aquarium
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10-28-2020
05:16 PM - blueDream quoted Complexity in post what plant is this?
It looks like Cardamine lyrata ...
03:40 PM - Complexity quoted en7jos in post Bugs or worms in shrimp tank
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01:58 PM - apaniagua quoted Complexity in post Bugs or worms in shrimp tank
apaniagua, I enlarged and cropp...
09:11 AM - Complexity quoted apaniagua in post Bugs or worms in shrimp tank
apaniagua, I enlarged and crop...
05:51 AM - Complexity quoted AwwShucks in post Help with algae!!
Thank you so much for such a d...
03:40 AM - Complexity quoted Greggz in post What happened to the old Rena Filstar Canister Filters?
I've got three Rena XP's. ...
10-25-2020
05:43 AM - AwwShucks quoted Complexity in post Help with algae!!
Water changes? How often and ho...
10-24-2020
04:27 PM - Complexity quoted oldpunk78 in post What happened to the old Rena Filstar Canister Filters?
I got a marineland mangnaflow ...
04:27 PM - Complexity quoted rzn7z7 in post What happened to the old Rena Filstar Canister Filters?
I got a marineland mangnafl...
10-20-2020
06:51 AM - oldpunk78 quoted Complexity in post What happened to the old Rena Filstar Canister Filters?
Which filter did you get? Fortu...
02:34 AM - Complexity quoted oldpunk78 in post What happened to the old Rena Filstar Canister Filters?
I’ve been wondering the same t...
04-01-2018
07:06 AM - Complexity quoted jeffkrol in post Beamswork Low to Medium lighting for 75g and 90g tanks?
It looks to be an option. but...
05:32 AM - Complexity quoted jeffkrol in post Beamswork Low to Medium lighting for 75g and 90g tanks?
Look pretty darn close.. sli...
03-28-2018
02:09 AM - Complexity quoted jeffkrol in post Beamswork Low to Medium lighting for 75g and 90g tanks?
There just barrel jacks.. and...

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