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AquaAurora

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  1. RAOKing off some salvinia minima, harvesting from several tanks. Just pay $7.05 for usps small flat rate box via PayPal. PM me to claim, 2 packages available currently. Salvinia minima is a great floating plant for aquariums, its easy to grow than frogbit and water lettuce-it does not mind being under a lid, doesn't burn from bright light, and doesn't rot from condensation drips, nor is ti picky about air flow (like frogbit and water lettuce). Its an undemanding grower, and helps diffuse light for those with planters tanks getting a bit too much light, and helps suck up excess nutrients/nitrates bettas love making bubble nets in it, an enjoy the shade it gives. If you ever want to be rid of it its much easier to remove completely than duckweed. I don't know if goldfish will eat this, I've not tried it in their tank. Portion= 10"x6" tub Example of portion size below closeup
  2. I have 4 healthy pseudomugil-gertrudae also sometimes called Spotted blue eyes, I'd like to re-home, want to try a different fish in the tank they occupied. They're vibrant, active, and eat well. A bit pale in photo because they did NOT like being netted out. Just pay shipping for Priority mail box (with insulation)- pm me you zip if interested! I'll calculate shipping cost. Payment will be via paypal. Can only ship to Continental US. I can include a starter (soil-less) culture of grindal worms with them (1 scouring pad with worms) if you'd like for free.
  3. RAOKing off some salvinia minima, harvesting from several tanks. Just pay $7 for usps small flat rate box via PayPal. PM me to claim, 1 package available currently. Salvinia minima is a great floating plant for aquariums, its easy to grow than frogbit and water lettuce-it does not mind being under a lid, doesn't burn from bright light, and doesn't rot from condensation drips, nor is ti picky about air flow (like frogbit and water lettuce). Its an undemanding grower, and helps diffuse light for those with planters tanks getting a bit too much light, and helps suck up excess nutrients/nitrates bettas love making bubble nets in it, an enjoy the shade it gives. If you ever want to be rid of it its much easier to remove completely than duckweed. I don't know if goldfish will eat this, I've not tried it in their tank. Portion= 10"x6" tub Example of portion size below
  4. riccia covering 3/4ths of the surface of the 10g it was taken from
  5. have some stuff for sale: enough riccia to cover a little over half of a 10g tank-great floater for betta tanks may have hydro japan in it roughly 24 stems of bacopa caroliniana with roots size between 4-10" 4 stems hygro corybosa (aka temple), some water sprite and a crypt, all with roots take it all for $18 shipped. Pyament via paypal, shipping only in continental US.
  6. I have 9 (2 male, 7 female) healthy koi aka kohaku swordtails up for sale. They're in great shape, just not quite what I wanted for my tank. I think its possible 2 females are already pregnant.. or they were just the biggest pigs since photo was taken right after feeding. Photo shows 7 of the 9 swords. Sorry they don't hold still. No fin damage or deformities. Asking $30 for all the swordtails + shipping costs (please give me your zip so I can calculate).
  7. Wow that sounds like a steal!
  8. Lovely tank! How much did it cost you to get used?
  9. ah must have mixed up rules with another forum that only allows sales talks in sale section. ^^
  10. Sorry late reply. Don't need specialty bulbs- a 6500k 13 watt cfl works great and is cheap-home depot sometimes has a 4 pack on sale for $5. I also have got them at my local grocery for $1-2 each.
  11. Do you know what type of algae you are having problems with? is it green hair algae? There are a lot of different algae and each mean an imbalance of something specific. Hair algae means is light related-too long or too strong. Try raising your light. To kill hair algae google "the "one-two-punch" whole tank algae treatment" where to find floating plants you can google up live aquarium plants for sale, many sties will include floating plants. eBay has them (get from in the us, not from overseas). you can also post a wtb (want to buy) thread in the proepr subforum asking for floaters. I use salvinia minima in several tanks-most betta tanks since they like the shade. Its not hard to get rid of (unlike duckweed which never goes away) and is not sensitive about being under a lid like forgbit and water lettuce (they need more air flow and frogbit rots from condensation -water dropping on its leaves frequently). If you'd like I can send you some for cost of shipping small flat rate priority usps, message me for more details as I don't believe we can discuss buying/selling in this section of forum.
  12. Sorry. Yeh nerites are awesome! I had a gsa and diatom (green spot algae and brown algae) covered cube tank, put 4 nerites in and in a week its spotless!! Moved 2 of the nerites to otehr tanks, going to move a 3rd today.
  13. Yeh its a lot of options. Be mindful many of the plants will need more than just low window sun light/reflected light from tank light hitting lid. And the low light plants can grow faster (aka consume more nitrates) with an additional light. Rinsing/ringing it out weekly is a good idea. During the first week check it daily when feeding, make sure its not clogging up to fast and flowing voer top of instead of through it(depending on your tank stock and any pre-fitlering). I had a leopard sailfin pleco and had that disaster, put in foam for maybe a week and ended up with a 85% empty tank (onto the floor). But he was a MAJOR poop monster-clogged up my canister filter constantly! Even the giant eheim pro 3 xl (jumbo canister). Finally had to re-home him.
  14. Then you do not have a mystery snail, they don't eat plants or their roots. If you want to keep it try giving it blacnhed veggies to eat instead of your plants.
  15. Great photo for fruit punning. hope your snail is not a regular apple snail (Ampullariidae) though, they get HUGE and do eat plants. The sub family within the apple snail group called mystery snail ( Pomacea bridgesii ) is plant safe and stays a more manageable size.
  16. Be mindful with the denser foam, if it gets too clogged with poop/debris the water can't flow through it and will find another way around which can lead to a big mess on your floor. As for what to grow there's countless things only limited by space available and lighting house plants I've used: Hemigraphis colorata 'Exotica' (aka Purple waffle) Hemigraphis repanda (aka Dragones tonue) Pothos Fittonia albivenis (aka angel kiss) Tradescantia zebrine (aka wondering jew) Cyperus Umbrella Sedge Aluminum plant (I've used on a raft) Friendship Plant (Pilea involucrata) Ruellia brittoniana 'Katie' Spathiphyllum (aka peace lily-be careful some species get HUGE) Dwarf Palm Neanthe Bella Syngonium (aka arrowhead plant) Antherium Aglaonema (Chinese evergreen) Alocosia polly Sweetflag Star Grass Rain lily Helxine soleirolii Philodendron Dracaena braunii (aka lucky bamboo) Emersed aquatic plants I've used: Riccia Aquatic mosses Creeping jenny Ludwigia Dwarf baby tears Hydro sp japan Water sprite herbs, veggies you can use pretty much everything (google 'aquaponics') lettuce spinach kale char tomatoes cucumbers mint cilantro parsely scallions (green onion) strawberries etc etc etc Tillandsia aka air plants can be attached to wood that leeches some water up from the tank but shouldn't have roots submerged (ferns do good like this too), cacti plants aren't adapted to handle constant wet roots so they're bad, but just about everything else can adapt to roots in water life.
  17. If you ONLY want Hemigraphis repandam, Dracaena, & Spathiphyllum (last photo): I can ship via usps priority medium flat rate ($14.50 to cover fees/shipping).
  18. Need to re-home the last of my riparium plants to make room for growing herbs on their tanks. Shipping in Continental US only, Paypal payment to cover shipping. Please give me your zip code via pm and I'll calculate shipping (unsure how much it will be). I have to use a big box for the 2 dumb cane. 2 varieties of Dieffenbachia (aka dumb cane) 2 plants of the light variety, 4+ of the green/yellow. Hemigraphis repanda (aka dragon's tongue) 4+ plants Dracaena 1 plant Spathiphyllum (aka peace lily) dwarf variety, can be split into 3 separate plants
  19. just posting a quick-y. DIY SPONGE FILTER RE-SPONGING So you have sponge filter that maybe is getting old and the foam is worn down.. or you decided to bleach dip to clean and happened to forget to take it out so when you come back the foam is mush (guilty). Well you don't have to buy a new one, you can attach a fresh foam piece yourself and safe $ Materials Used: sponge/foam material-must be detergent free fishing line (I use clear low poundage) Tools Used: needle from sewing kit knife or scissors Other Material and Tool Options: Photos: Details: Made a quick DIY with some left over foam media for my canister filters, fishing line that I always have on hand for aquarium project-it doesn't break down like regular thread. You can change out fishing line for 100% acrylic thread. You may also want a thimble depending on thickness of needle and foam to protect yourself against stabbing. I put it on a bit tight as I tried to use a short scrap but it will do the job. This is a small filter-for nano (beta) tanks but the same idea can be applied to large sponge filters for goldfish tanks ^^
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