Katie Gander
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Baby Tears safe for aquarium?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Katie Gander Jul 14, 2013. 2 Replies

I found these baby tears growing outside in our pond.  If I clean them off under tap water, are they safe to put in my aquarium? …Continue

Tags: plants, cleaning, dirt, Tears, Baby

Saltwater tank setup....

Started this discussion. Last reply by 254xn8jmqdb56 Jul 24, 2014. 2 Replies

So for my new 20 gallon saltwater tank, I'm using a 50 gallon hang on the back filter, and I really need to increase my water flow, but I was wondering what kind of a wavemaker do I need?  How many…Continue

Tags: wavemaker, flow, water

From Freshwater to Saltwater...

Started Mar 25, 2013 0 Replies

I've done plenty of freshwater tanks, dirt tanks, artificial... Basically I've mastered the craft.   I have a 30 gallon tank sitting around with nothing in it, and I want to move on to saltwater.…Continue

Questions about dirt...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tyler Koch Nov 30, 2012. 5 Replies

I love talking about dirt!  I'm getting all excited about my rescape that I'm actually putting dirt in and starting over brand new... SO, I know you're supposed to use organic dirt and that crap, and…Continue

Tags: non, organic, dirt

 

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Purple Algae

Posted on July 13, 2014 at 9:40pm 0 Comments

This guy has an awesome little aquarium.  I can't believe it's only 10 gallons.  I don't know very much about saltwater aquariums, but I was wondering how do you get purple algae? Is it the lighting?  Do you have to buy live rock that already has it on it? I'm wondering... if you do have to buy it special, if you…

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From Freshwater to Saltwater....

Posted on March 25, 2013 at 4:35pm 6 Comments

I've done plenty of freshwater tanks, dirt tanks, artificial... Basically I've mastered the craft.   I have a 30 gallon tank sitting around with nothing in it, and I want to move on to saltwater.  From the research I've done so far, it sounds pretty easy after it's set up. Here are the questions I came up with so far. 

1. When adding saltwater for the very first time, do I have to do anything special!!!!  Can't I just get a big huge bucket of water add the salt as directed, measure…

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Water turning a bright orange!?!

Posted on December 10, 2012 at 9:45pm 10 Comments

I just set up a new 35 gallon, with dirt... I have about 2 inches of dirt on the bottom covered with about 2 1/2 inches of fine black gravel on top.  I put tons of plants in there (not all at once of course), starting 2 weeks after I set it up.  I had been changing the water day, and the water was doing just fine.  Now... the water is changing to a bright orange color every 2 or 3 days without a water change!  I don't have any wood in there or anything to change the color... What could be…

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