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Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   02-03-2014, 11:10 AM
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Posted By LaurenKK
He's the only one in there, and they are only on...

He's the only one in there, and they are only on one side. Fairly certain they are slightly raised.
It's so hard to tell as it is a cylindrical tank, so when he does come sucker onto the glass...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   02-01-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 632
Posted By LaurenKK
I've had him/her about the weeks now. Making...

I've had him/her about the weeks now. Making more use of the ceramic log in the last two days. Yay!
I totally snuck out (literally crawled to the tank Hehe) before opening any of the curtains...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   01-31-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 632
Posted By LaurenKK
I don't have driftwood yet. I'm headed out to...

I don't have driftwood yet. I'm headed out to the mountains this weekend to my favorite river to grab some (and then scrub the heck out of it and rinse in crazyhot water).

I have some sinking...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   01-31-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 10
  Hi All
Views: 841
Posted By LaurenKK
Tank-friendly locations

Ooh! I have not come across anything regarding this. What have you found out, or could you post a link?

(stalking all the other newbies while I wait on my new tank to arrive :-P)
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   01-31-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 626
Posted By LaurenKK
If only! Not sure where everyone is from, but in...

If only! Not sure where everyone is from, but in the NW U.S. the customer is ALWAYS right, unfortunately. Even when I was working in the medical field.
For some reason everyone is their own...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   01-31-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 626
Posted By LaurenKK
Technical difficulties. Sorry

Technical difficulties. Sorry
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   01-30-2014, 02:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 632
Posted By LaurenKK
Bn pleco behavior

My bn pleco spends most of his time ON the heater or on the glass behind it. I have tall plants near the glass in other areas for cover.
The tank is set at 78F.
Is this just his territory?
He...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   01-30-2014, 01:01 AM
Replies: 10
  Hi All
Views: 841
Posted By LaurenKK
Welcome

You sure came at the right time :) You haven't bunged anything up yet :-)

I have little to no experience, but came here for ideas and help, and it sure was the right move. Glad you joined...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   01-29-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 672
Posted By LaurenKK
no, that helps very much! I did not know that...

no, that helps very much! I did not know that about pH, so that opens up a few more options for me.

Thanks!
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   01-29-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 672
Posted By LaurenKK
stocking suggestions based on my parameters

I will be getting a 50 gallon tank this week and plan to plant it heavily.

The water from my tap is (after D-Klor and resting for 24 hours):
pH: 8.0
gH: 6-7
kH: 6-7

I haven't had any...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   01-21-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,513
Posted By LaurenKK
@Willow: thank you very much. yes, that's me,...

@Willow: thank you very much. yes, that's me, wedding cake on my nose and all :)
@Chesh: thanks! I just found that post a little bit ago, very inspiring. I'm surfing the classifieds for a...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   01-21-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,513
Posted By LaurenKK
a (kinda) timeline

January 1, 2014: mostly peachy toned, but getting grayish on his sides.

January 8, 2014, spot on head starting to darken up and become more of a rusty color.

January 10, 2014: blue is creeping...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   01-21-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,513
Posted By LaurenKK
I LOVE the blue. I'll try to snag a macro of him...

I LOVE the blue. I'll try to snag a macro of him today (it's finally sunny, so great natural light) to show it off.

TEMP: I know! I moved him just the other day closer to the center of the...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   01-21-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,513
Posted By LaurenKK
The Aquafarm

First Image: betta on day 2 or three. He was mostly a fleshy tone when I brought him home, not knowing that bettas will be pale when stressed :(

Second Image: betta, perhaps to be named Interim...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   01-21-2014, 01:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,513
Posted By LaurenKK
@rsskylight04: I was thinking 75 sounded like a...

@rsskylight04:
I was thinking 75 sounded like a good number :)

Somehow it never dawned on me to put plants in aquariums. Or at least, not in the same tank as fish. I've always been interested...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   01-21-2014, 12:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,513
Posted By LaurenKK
@SeaHorse: I'm taking this straight from the...

@SeaHorse: I'm taking this straight from the manufacturer's website...
"Fish produce ammonia-rich waste, beneficial bacteria in your AquaFarm convert the ammonia to nitrates. These naturally...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   01-20-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,513
Posted By LaurenKK
Aquafarm started me daydreaming

I received an Aquafarm for Christmas (https://backtotheroots.com/shop/aquafarm), which seems to be leading me down a slippery slope.

Firstly, I can't stop thinking about all the poor bettas...
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