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post #91 of 108 (permalink) Old 06-08-2012, 12:10 PM
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Oh my word! It's absolutely gorgeous! I truly am in awe of your aquariums, Oldfishlady - congratulations with the angel fish, I'm glad this batch are doing well and I hope all the inhabitants continue to do so.

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In breaking news... a local woman's house was broken into. The only thing stolen was the contents of one fish tank.

Lol. I hope I can get mine half as nice.
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post #93 of 108 (permalink) Old 06-08-2012, 05:25 PM Thread Starter
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Laffs....thank plants are a lot easier than they are given credit for even in regular substrate....It all come down to the proper color temp lights that promote photosynthesis......
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I love your NPTs =) I think I want to try one! I have a 1g bowl and a 2.5g tank that I've been wanting to make rimless. Can you get away with a tank with no animals at all? Or just snails? I don't really want to get shrimp and I don't want to risk any fish...

Do you know where's a good place to get MTS? How many snails per gallon (i.e. for a 1-gallon bowl, how many snails should you put in? 5 gallons?)
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Yay, so glad they're all fine and settled - and omgosh, so pretty!

I can't wait to show Daughter these pics, she so loves angelfish.. is taking great care of her betta, too, wants a 10 gallon NPT for him. I said she could, after we move but she has to help with the setup, lol. Your tanks have really inspired her interest in fishies. :)


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post #96 of 108 (permalink) Old 06-10-2012, 10:58 AM
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This is amazing OFL! I've been thinking of turning my 10 gallon in a NPT shrimp tank. I don't have much of a green thumb, but there's a lot of helpful advice here. Hopefully someday I can get a tank like yours!

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post #97 of 108 (permalink) Old 06-10-2012, 11:40 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you all.....

No, you don't have to have fish or shrimp in the NPT-snails only will be fine..I would start with a couple of MTS and soon you will have many.....some pet shops will have them for free-since they tend to be pest and reproduce so fast....nice livebearer snail to help prevent anaerobic soil....
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post #98 of 108 (permalink) Old 08-08-2012, 12:37 PM
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I want to do another NPT, but I don't have another tank for it nor the space. One thing I learned is plants root like crazy in soil. My rotala was hard to just get out of the tank. My swords... That's a different story lol.

Beautiful tank as always OFL.

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post #99 of 108 (permalink) Old 08-08-2012, 12:45 PM
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Random question for OldFishLady: Do you use your carbon in your Fluval U3? I have a Fluval U2 for my future sorority and was wondering about the carbon.

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post #100 of 108 (permalink) Old 08-08-2012, 12:48 PM Thread Starter
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Laffs....Isn't that the truth.....Plants do love dirt and that is one of my biggest problems too....They grow so well that I am running out of space for tanks.....My back bedroom might end up being another fish room at this

Hopseeker-No, I don't use carbon in any of my tanks, however, I always keep fresh unused carbon on hand for emergencies.

IMO/E-carbon/activated charcoal is a personal choice- more than a need. It is short lived and can't be recharged.

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