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  1. Sakura8
    04-24-2012 06:12 PM - permalink
    Sakura8
    Oh, the tank sounds like a sump or wet/dry filter. Those are commonly used in marine setups. I think it's pretty easy to make homemade sumps. There should be a lot of info on the web.

    If you get a few bamboo shrimp and they do well, pass your secret on to Tikibirds. She wanted some but we weren't sure if she'd be able to keep them alive.
  2. Sakura8
    04-23-2012 01:41 AM - permalink
    Sakura8
    I know bamboo shrimp are filter feeders, meaning that instead of using their little claw/arm thingees to pick up food, they have a special mouth that snatches food out of the water column. I've heard they can be hard to keep alive because they need an almost constant supply of food. You can try using a turkey baster to squirt phytoplankton or zooplankton into the water a few time a day. The same kind of plankton you'd get if you were going to feed marine corals.

    Thread? I was actually over at the neighbor's turning on their porch light. I'm watching their house and pets for a week. I predict the lab is going to be verrry lonely by Wednesday, even though I play ball with him.
  3. Sakura8
    04-23-2012 01:10 AM - permalink
    Sakura8
    Yeah, I know. And guess who does the water changes, haha. But seriously, even the nerite snail isn't helping because he doesn't crawl on the plastic plant leaves where the real algae problem is. I wonder if I should get some amano shrimp. Although knowing my girls, they'd make short work of them.
  4. Sakura8
    04-22-2012 10:28 PM - permalink
    Sakura8
    That's nice of you. My LFS has huge pieces, way too big for my tanks. I've got to do something about my sorority. It's starting to get that diatome algae along with the brown algae. I wish I could plant it with some stem plants but it's a low light tank and anyway, my mom likes it and has taken possession of it. She won't let me do anything to it. She likes the plastic plants.
  5. Sakura8
    04-22-2012 10:01 PM - permalink
    Sakura8
    :) Awesome. I need some anubias now for my unlit betta tanks. Fortunately, it looks like my Petsmart is finally going to start selling plants again.
  6. Sakura8
    04-22-2012 09:23 PM - permalink
    Sakura8
    Hey, that's really awesome! I'm happy you were able to get the light. :) Yeah, the light green ones are a little more delicate than the others. Hopefully I'll have enough growth in a few months so I can send you some more cuttings.

    Now, go take a pic of the tank. :D
  7. Karebear13
    04-22-2012 01:52 AM - permalink
    Karebear13
    I just wanted to thank you again for the plants! Im so happy with them! the water lettuce is so cool and yeah the roots are getting so long! Glad to see my LED light working well with the plants
  8. Sakura8
    04-20-2012 06:13 PM - permalink
    Sakura8
    Hmm. Thanks for the tip. I always forget about eBay for some reason. I was also thinking of maybe getting some LED light strips to put under the canopy so light gets into the corners but I'm not sure I have room for a 24v transformer. I wonder if the 30" ones were specialty lights. A moonlight option would be nice because I could see my kuhlis (darn nocturnal buggers).

    I'll probably swing by my LFS within the next two days so I'll scope things out for you.
  9. Sakura8
    04-20-2012 03:07 AM - permalink
    Sakura8
    Okay, same size as the one I have. It kinda stinks because they don't make T5 HO in 30", only 24" and then up to 36". So for my 30" long tank, I had to go with the 24" and the corners are a little dim.
  10. Sakura8
    04-20-2012 02:18 AM - permalink
    Sakura8
    What length do you need? 20"?

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