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Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 05-11-2008, 03:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 879
Posted By Meredith
algae nightmare

I should start out by saying that I have been super busy with work and as a result my tanks have suffered a little. I used to have a description of the tanks and fish I have, but since it has changed...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 06-07-2006, 01:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,635
Posted By Meredith
8O a month?? I must not be getting very much co2...

8O a month?? I must not be getting very much co2 out of my set up. I am running the tube right into my AC. It looks like a ladder might be a good investment?
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 06-06-2006, 01:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 947
Posted By Meredith
Aww, sorry skulljug, if I had only known......

Aww, sorry skulljug, if I had only known... :wink:
I was a bit worried about the poison use around the tank, but I don't use an air pump and I only put it behind on the carpet. Hopefully the fish...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 06-05-2006, 07:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 947
Posted By Meredith
a funny yet gross thing happed... beware diy-ers

Just as an update, I am STILL struggling with algae in my planted. I am about ready to rip everything out and start over. Anyway, at lights on this morning (I have an external ballast thingy under my...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 05-15-2006, 11:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,266
Posted By Meredith
This may be overkill, but to get things going,...

This may be overkill, but to get things going, after I put everything in the bottle I let it sit in a warm bath in my sink for a while. I started this diy business when it was still cold. My house is...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 05-15-2006, 11:23 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,433
Posted By Meredith
If you are willing to experiment, those...

If you are willing to experiment, those aponogeton bulbs you can buy at walmart do pretty well with low light and they send up loooong shoots with leaves. I have grown these with less than 1 wpg.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 05-15-2006, 09:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 882
Posted By Meredith
Jave Fern does really well with low light and...

Jave Fern does really well with low light and Java moss as well. I have had both in fairly hard water with less than 1wpg.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 05-15-2006, 09:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 846
Posted By Meredith
I took the instructions from this page...

I took the instructions from this page https://www.csd.net/~cgadd/aqua/art_plant_nitrate.htm

I put 2 tbl spoons of the grants in 250ml of really warm water. I shook it up for a few seconds and...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 05-15-2006, 12:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 846
Posted By Meredith
I don't really get the calculator that is here.....

I don't really get the calculator that is here.. https://www.csd.net/~cgadd/aqua/art_plant_dosage_calc.htm
It lets you type in how many tsp you want to mix with how ever much water you type in, but I...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 05-14-2006, 11:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 846
Posted By Meredith
how to dose grants?

I got some Grant's stump remover today and I have been looking around to see how to and how much of this stuf to dose. Not getting a whole lot of info.
Any ideas??
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 05-09-2006, 11:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,152
Posted By Meredith
I know you want recommendations for larger fish...

I know you want recommendations for larger fish but I do have to add here that otos like to be in groups so I would add a few more of those first of all (If you are planning on keeping him)
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 05-09-2006, 11:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,016
Posted By Meredith
LoL, I am obsessed with algae. I have not had the...

LoL, I am obsessed with algae. I have not had the time or the means to get the propper test kits and nutrients I need to rid my planted of algae. The heat thing sounds interesting. I am not sure how...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 05-09-2006, 09:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 979
Posted By Meredith
I think there is an iodine additive for shrimp...

I think there is an iodine additive for shrimp but I don't know anything about it. How old are these shrimp? When mine got old they started turning white and would pass on shortly after.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 05-08-2006, 05:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 734
Posted By Meredith
I think this is it... ...

I think this is it...
https://www.jjphoto.dk/fish_archive/aquarium_salt/apogon_leptacanthus.htm

Apogon leptacanthus
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 05-06-2006, 02:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 662
Posted By Meredith
I use pillow batting

I use pillow batting
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 05-05-2006, 10:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,281
Posted By Meredith
Oh wow. That is really gross. I am super sorry...

Oh wow. That is really gross. I am super sorry about your plec. I just lost a betta to tumors. The only thing I could really do for him was keep his water clean and make sure he was as comfortable as...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 05-05-2006, 10:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 863
Posted By Meredith
The maracyn will be fine for the betta. Is his...

The maracyn will be fine for the betta. Is his tank heated? I know a lot of people keep their bettas in cold water but it really should be around 78-80* Does he have a filter in with him? If you are...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 05-04-2006, 11:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 863
Posted By Meredith
The ph is fine so long as its stable. Were you...

The ph is fine so long as its stable. Were you doing anything before to try and bring it down? PH fluctuations are very stressful for fish. If I had to hazard a guess I would say the algae eater you...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 05-04-2006, 01:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 863
Posted By Meredith
How long have you had them? What other fish are...

How long have you had them? What other fish are in with them? Any new additions? Better yet...
Answer these Qs to ensure we have as much information as possible about your ailing fish and its...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 05-04-2006, 01:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,204
Posted By Meredith
I used fishing line.

I used fishing line.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 04-28-2006, 08:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,816
Posted By Meredith
I have a piece of dw that I don't think will last...

I have a piece of dw that I don't think will last too much longer. Its very soft and I can easily scrape a chunk out with my fingernail. Is yours very soft?
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 04-27-2006, 08:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 697
Posted By Meredith
It probably seems strange to some people that we...

It probably seems strange to some people that we would mourn our fish. But if you are like me, they are not just fish, they are my pets. I am so sorry for your loss.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 04-27-2006, 08:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,708
Posted By Meredith
Thanks everyone. He has a lovely resting place...

Thanks everyone. He has a lovely resting place under the shady pink weigela out back. I truely hope I never have to do that again. Thank you all for your kind words.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 04-27-2006, 03:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,708
Posted By Meredith
RIP Max

Max passed on today with my help. He got to the point where the tumors were preventing him from swimming for more than a few seconds at a time, and his breathing was starting to be affected. I was...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 04-23-2006, 12:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 929
Posted By Meredith
I have learned that the hard way. My planted tank...

I have learned that the hard way. My planted tank is constantly at 0 nitrates and some various types of algae have taken advantage. I will begin dosing nitrate very soon (waiting for a paycheck :D )...
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