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  1. Find a good way of dimming your light, being able...

    Find a good way of dimming your light, being able to control light levels is so useful for a planted tank. If you have an LED light it's pretty easy to find a good timer/dimmer that lets you program...
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    Where in the house is it going to end up?

    Where in the house is it going to end up?
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    Anyone bringing giant indian almond leaves? (Looking at you, Kyle / kberg2498)

    I added some auction stuff but it's hard to know until I start taking stuff out of the tank all what I'll have. ...
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    I can't tell from the pictures if that's mold or...

    I can't tell from the pictures if that's mold or fungus - it is normal for wood to fungus up a bit. If it remains through the flooding, assume it is fungus and no big deal.
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    Anything but soft-water-requiring plants should...

    Anything but soft-water-requiring plants should grow fine in LA tap water.

    This article touches on soft-water plants. My advice is just skip plants considered "hard to grow" - not worth the...
  6. I don't know about the Vals, but I prefer to...

    I don't know about the Vals, but I prefer to start tanks with fewer species - maybe 8-12 for that size tank? I'm no Walstad expert, but I'd make sure you have a kind of Crypt or two, and probably...
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    I have vietnamese white clouds (which are very...

    I have vietnamese white clouds (which are very similar to regular white clouds, maybe slightly smaller) and for the first 2-3 years they left my shrimp alone, but I now suspect them of eating baby...
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    how to dispose of a cracked aquarium?

    About a month or two ago, my 20G high cracked at one corner, and I spent a fun couple of days switching everything over to a new aquarium. I haven't yet thrown away the old one, because I'm not sure...
  9. Note that "Woodland" isn't the same as "Woodland...

    Note that "Woodland" isn't the same as "Woodland Hills". What water utility do you have? LADWP?

    Latest LADWP report is 2018 (2019 report should be out by July 1), and can be found here
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  10. Thread: Hatching Angels

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    Any new pics? I want to see the little cuties!

    Any new pics? I want to see the little cuties!
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    I'm in Venice.

    I'm in Venice.
  12. Thread: Bug or feature?

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    It doesn't look like a parasite/fungus/infection...

    It doesn't look like a parasite/fungus/infection to me. I think that's just the shell coloring.
  13. As someone who still uses yeast CO2 on my Spec V,...

    As someone who still uses yeast CO2 on my Spec V, I'll put in a vote for it (I have a paintball CO2 setup on my 20G, but I started that on yeast too, and it did great). You can't get any cheaper! ...
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    I refill mine at ****'s Sporting Goods. Not all...

    I refill mine at ****'s Sporting Goods. Not all locations do CO2 - you can call the closest one to you to see if they have it. I think it is around $5 or $6, and every 5th (or 6th?) refill is free.
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    Nice store. I loved the moss wreath :) It was...

    Nice store. I loved the moss wreath :)

    It was nice that the construction was finished too. Great (tiring!) day.
  16. Wow, this meeting is coming up soon. Is there a...

    Wow, this meeting is coming up soon. Is there a wanted/carpool thread yet?
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    Congrats on your new job, Kole! Hope it works...

    Congrats on your new job, Kole! Hope it works out for you.
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    LOL on the bright orange poop. I see the same...

    LOL on the bright orange poop. I see the same when I put in carrot slices (raw) for my shrimp.
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    Yes, I see the images. The tank looks great!

    Yes, I see the images. The tank looks great!
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    I don't see any pictures on your posts in this...

    I don't see any pictures on your posts in this thread, so maybe you figured it out already? But you should be able to edit your posts and delete them if needed.
  21. Thread: Hey Everyone

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    LOL I love the banana for scale

    LOL I love the banana for scale
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    Hahaha! There must be a lot of hiding places in...

    Hahaha! There must be a lot of hiding places in there. Are they supposed to have any favorite foods you could put in front in the hopes of coaxing them out?

    It's such a good feeling when...
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    Those buce look so huge in that tank, LOL!

    Those buce look so huge in that tank, LOL!
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    I don't know any local acrylic tank builders, but...

    I don't know any local acrylic tank builders, but if you're considering a custom build, consider custom glass too. Acrylic scratches so easily. :(
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    One thing you can do to see if there is any...

    One thing you can do to see if there is any growth is to pull one up and see if there are any roots. This will set back the growth of the clump by a week or two, so only do it if you are worried...
  26. I'm looking for a carpool! I'm in Venice (90291)...

    I'm looking for a carpool! I'm in Venice (90291) - if you're within 10 miles of me, and going to stay for the whole meet, let me know - I'll get myself to your place, ride with you, and pay $5 (your...
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    Wow, those are all looking great. Great pics,...

    Wow, those are all looking great. Great pics, thanks for sharing!
  28. Thread: peat

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    I'm skeptical of 'aquarium grade peat'. Sounds...

    I'm skeptical of 'aquarium grade peat'. Sounds like a way to charge more for peat.
  29. Thread: UNS vs. ADA

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    I don't know if they use different quality glass,...

    I don't know if they use different quality glass, but on small tanks even regular-old glass with the green tint will give the same aquarium view as the pricier aquariums. It's only on larger tanks,...
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    You can skim the surface manually using a small...

    You can skim the surface manually using a small cup pushed under the surface so that it slowly pulls in surface water. Pull out as many cupfuls as needed to skim the surface and then top off with...
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