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Forum: Aquarium Photography   02-11-2015, 08:39 PM
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These shots make me feel as though every camera I...

These shots make me feel as though every camera I have ever owned was a potato. ^_^ Great images!
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   02-01-2015, 06:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 780
Posted By NightwishFae
Ideally, you want your beneficial bacteria to...

Ideally, you want your beneficial bacteria to have built up to match the bioload the fish create. (Ammonia 0, nitrites 0, nitrates then controlled by waterchanges) Tetra Safe Start usually would let...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   02-01-2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,297
Posted By NightwishFae
30 fish is a very misleading statement. Depending...

30 fish is a very misleading statement. Depending on the types of fish you want to stock, it could end up being true or false. Perhaps if they were all small fish with small bioloads that were well...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   02-01-2015, 07:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 742
Posted By NightwishFae
I happen to love the Combination of cats and...

I happen to love the Combination of cats and aquaria and think it was the most well thought out and least stressful decision of my life. O_o

Welcome aboard. ^_^
Forum: Beginner Planted Aquarium   01-29-2015, 11:42 AM
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Views: 619
Posted By NightwishFae
How do I deal with having bought the "wrong" plant?

I've been introducing plants into my tank over the past few weeks, to try to keep my ammonia in check. My water's pH is neutral from the tap, and relatively soft (2dkh, I believe for the general.)...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   01-26-2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 791
Posted By NightwishFae
From what I've seen, the CFL bulbs are the way to...

From what I've seen, the CFL bulbs are the way to go where plants are involved. I'm working with a hood that holds 2 T10 tube bulbs, and they were the only way for me to have the daylight equivalent...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   01-25-2015, 06:10 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,188
Posted By NightwishFae
EXACTLY what I'm working on now, as two of the...

EXACTLY what I'm working on now, as two of the people with more experience than myself that I talked to said the same thing (about being possibly too clean) . I went through 2 bottles of TSS with no...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   01-22-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 440
Posted By NightwishFae
Welcome to the forums here. Your post makes me...

Welcome to the forums here. Your post makes me lament my lack of yard. It sounds like quite the rewarding challenge to maintain a pond. Hope you get back up and running soon.
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   01-22-2015, 10:55 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,188
Posted By NightwishFae
I don't have any driftwood, shells, or anything...

I don't have any driftwood, shells, or anything else to affect the water parameters yet. I am using tap water from the same water supply as the preferred LFS, which they use with great success.
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Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   01-22-2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,216
Posted By NightwishFae
I completely agree with the first part. The...

I completely agree with the first part. The chains employ retail associates, not given the specialized training to understand their products.

I do, however, think you might be thinking of another...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   01-21-2015, 08:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 529
Posted By NightwishFae
Fantastic! I've been trying to find that out for...

Fantastic! I've been trying to find that out for the past six hours, and somehow, my searches have been fruitless.
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   01-21-2015, 08:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 529
Posted By NightwishFae
One of the brands I buy lists the only...

One of the brands I buy lists the only ingredients as water and peas, so i know the preservatives aren't an issue there, but can there be any problems from them being packed in the metal?
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   01-21-2015, 08:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,216
Posted By NightwishFae
My tank is 12 or 14 gallons (packaging said 14,...

My tank is 12 or 14 gallons (packaging said 14, math tells me 12) I've gone through two bottles of the TSS unsuccessfully, but the seachem stability seems to be effective. Not sure if it's because I...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   01-21-2015, 08:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 529
Posted By NightwishFae
Question Mushed Peas...

One of my tetras may be constipated (after food bloat lasts 18-24 hrs. then is gone, have not been able to observe the 'quality ' of excrement as I have yet to see it pass) I know that mushed peas...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   01-21-2015, 06:00 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,188
Posted By NightwishFae
That's actually where I stand with my tank right...

That's actually where I stand with my tank right now. The LFS where I had the parameters tested basically said that it looks strange that the nitrites/nitrates are appropriate for a well-cycled tank,...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   01-21-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 5
  Hello
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Posted By NightwishFae
I got into aquarium keeping as a kid, and am so...

I got into aquarium keeping as a kid, and am so grateful to my father for sparking the passion. It has been an on and off constant in my life, and of all my hobbies, one that I feel to be the most...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   01-20-2015, 12:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 550
Posted By NightwishFae
Definitely put the air stones in to help with the...

Definitely put the air stones in to help with the aeration while you're losing what the filter provided, and test the water parameters to make sure no drastic swings are happening, but you're going...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   01-20-2015, 12:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 504
Posted By NightwishFae
I used to have one when I was a kid. Our little...

I used to have one when I was a kid. Our little guy was born with one eye, and my 8 year old self was delighted to name him "Cyclops." I don't know if I would remember anything resembling advice for...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   01-13-2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 3
  Hi!
Views: 446
Posted By NightwishFae
I always get so geek - happy when I find another...

I always get so geek - happy when I find another whovian! If you ever find a T.A.R.D.I.S. aquarium decoration, send me a link please!
Forum: Introduce Yourself   01-13-2015, 02:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 443
Posted By NightwishFae
Serendipitous Startup

Just a quick note to say " Hi! " I'm relatively new to keeping my own tank, but my father kept several over the years. (Admittedly, he scaled back on the hobby when I was born) I learned a lot about...
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