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  1. Kathylee

    Mold on driftwood and a very smelly tank

    In my 20g I have 1 Large, thick, heavy piece of Manzanita wood, then 1 Manzanita "stick" (looks like the type a reptile would crawl on) and 3 small pieces of cholla. A few weeks ago I walked by the tank and could smell mold so badly it made me cough, the Manzanita branch was poking above water...
  2. Kathylee

    Plant ID; is this a chain sword or micro sword?

    I received an order from Aquatic Arts last night, they are beautiful plants, expensive, but my first order from them. I have 6 bundles of Ludwigia, and this oddball plant was wrapped up in one of them. It almost grows in a chain, there's a little plantlet-connector-plantlet: Almost the way...
  3. Kathylee

    Green algae on floating plants?

    Hey Fishlore! I logged on today & received my 1 year award! I have an experimental plant TUB in my kitchen, it's about 5gal. No heater, no filter, no fish. PLANTS (& snails) ONLY. Honestly most of the plants in there I pretty much killed & am trying to revive them. It's paid off & most have...
  4. Kathylee

    New Fish, how much longer to QT?

    I picked up 5 platys, (3 are Coral Red Drawf Platys, the other 2 I believe were labeled as bleeding heart Platies) they were ALL supposed to be females, but 1 is indeed male. - I've had them in Quarantine for 6 weeks. When I first brought them home, the 2 striped fish were very thin. -Within 3...
  5. Kathylee

    20 Gallon Tank Is this BBA? Dark, long-flowing fluffy algae

    I have some weird algae, I tried photo matching it to some others but am not really sure. On March 25th, I installed a new hood/lights. Before then it had only 4 LEDs on the flat hood that came with it. So that was 3.5 months ago, and I switched fertilizers to Easy Green Brand. But I really...
  6. Kathylee

    What makes an Air pump become loud over time?

    I purchased a Fluval Q1 Air pump back in January. I watched the videos & reviews it seemed the vote was in 50/50 on noise level complaint. I hooked it up to a gang valve and it's been running 2 sponge filters & 2 air stones across multiple tanks. It's been very quiet until about 1 week ago...
  7. Kathylee

    20 Gallon Tank 20g Molly tank no longer has readable Nitrates?

    Hey guys! Got a question for you. I've had this 20g Molly tank going for a while now, I think over 1.5 years, It has 1 adult female in it, and about 6 of her fry generations all different sizes(a couple fry from each drop- most get eaten). It's overstocked but healthy, everything seems to stay...
  8. Kathylee

    29 Gallon Tank Something is terribly wrong, fish repeatedly becoming ill

    Good Evening guys, I could really use some help. I think there is something BAD in my 29g. I have made multiple posts over different fish in here, because they keep becoming sick. AND I DON'T KNOW WHAT IS CAUSING IT. I tried: Adding IAL, water changes, removed white sand & added brown. Added...
  9. Kathylee

    How do you know if your electrical outlets can handle all tank equipment?

    I want to plug in a Green Killing Machine. It says 12V lamp is 9W. I am afraid to because I have so many things already plugged in downstairs. 3 fish tanks all with lights, heaters, one air pump but on top of that there's a TV, 4 lamps, a laptop, and human things. & that's only in the basement...
  10. Kathylee

    How To Administer ICH-X for Beginners

    I started to use this product (ICH-X Aquarium Solutions) and quickly learned there is a lot of online controversy over how to administer it & what it's compatible with. I had a large amount of questions, I thought the label on the bottle was a bit vague, so I E-Mailed Hikari Solutions & would...
  11. Kathylee

    Types of house plants suitable to hang out of aquarium?

    I've seen threads about pothos being okay to hang out of the aquarium. What about other hanging plants? I tried searching for a list on here. I actually have some wandering Jew cuttings I was curious about.
  12. Kathylee

    Fish in QT have a few spots, should I treat for ICH?

    I purchased a batch of 6 ottocinculus.. They started QT on March 19th, 3 died in 24 hours, the other 3 did great! I just moved them into another tank. Yesterday I went & purchased another batch of 6. The reason I purchase multiples is because they don't always survive the observation...
  13. Kathylee

    Installing a new Fluval M100 heater?

    I'm a little confused. I just watched a video that said to leave the temperature dial OUT of the water. Do I 100% submerge this heater or leave the dial above? Not knowing I completely submerged it already. So I removed it but I'm seeing mixed reviews. There's no manual, just a small...
  14. Kathylee

    Transferring floating plants from one tank to another?

    I've been growing out Red Root Floaters in a small 5g aquarium, it has a clip on LED light and no lid, I started with 20 & they now are taking over! Even flowering! I have to comb thru them daily. I put an air line tube circle together in my 29g, I would like to start transferring some over...
  15. Kathylee

    29 Gallon Tank My baby Super Red BN has a spot on her head?

    Oh, I am currently at the end of dosing my 29g tank with API Furan-2 & Kanaplex. Today was my last day. But in the middle of treating this tank the pleco developed a couple clear cyst looking spots on her head behind her right eye. Two days later & its now white, any thoughts on what this is...
  16. Kathylee

    My Liquid Plant Fertilizer has lumps in it?

    Back in January (I think) I switched from using Seachem Flourish starter pack (flourish, iron, excel) to MarcusFishtanks Liquid Fertilizer. Today when shaking the bottle up, I noticed a ton of white lumps, and stringy stuff. Is this molding? Or coagulation? Has anyone else experienced this with...
  17. Kathylee

    29 Gallon Tank Could this be a Scar on Otto or something else?

    I will post a few photos, about 45 days ago this Otto had something on his head, a flat white spot. It cleared up mostly, I thought maybe he bumped into something, but now there's like this patchy discoloration left behind. It was a LARGE round circle. Never pin pointed exactly what it was...
  18. Kathylee

    How long does it take for corydoras barbels to regrow?

    I've been battling some issues, I think we are over the worst of it. All fish are doing much better now except one. I have one guy who is not looking great, still. His barbels have not regrown yet, I can only see one little whisker. He is eating okay, I have witnessed it. But does anyone have...
  19. Kathylee

    Is it acceptable to add some Sand to QT tank?

    I have a QT running all the time, normally for plants, but every so often i'll browse for new fish. I am currently in the early process of re-scaping my 20g & will have new washed leftover sand. Think it'll be okay to add some? -I used Fishlore Guideline & reference to cycle & set up this tank...
  20. Kathylee

    29 Gallon Tank Fish Death Toll Rising, in need of assistance

    EMERGENCY TEMPLATE: (EDITED For easy reading) -Water volume: 29 Gallons -Running: Started November 2020 -Filter: Yes HOB + Sponge filter -Heater? Yes -Temperature? 78° -Entire stocking: 5 Trilineatus Corydoras (False Julii) 2 Ottocinculus 1 Juvenile BN Pleco 4 Molly Fry (Also; Bladder Snails...
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