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Forum: Equipment 03-21-2015, 10:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 516
Posted By greaser84
I suspect you didn't have a proper seal from your...

I suspect you didn't have a proper seal from your CO2 tank to regulator. I always use teflon tape. I got this piece on ebay called the "leak stopper" it eliminates having to use a washer. The leak...
Forum: Equipment 03-21-2015, 01:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 516
Posted By greaser84
You definitely have a leak somewhere. You should...

You definitely have a leak somewhere. You should get a couple months out of a 5 lbs tank. When you refill and set everything up leak test with soapy water.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 03-17-2015, 09:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 400
Posted By greaser84
More and more I'm thinking you have a light and...

More and more I'm thinking you have a light and CO2 problem, not an excess nutrient problem. Once you give your plants the right amount of light and co2 and everything thing is stable, excess...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 03-17-2015, 10:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 400
Posted By greaser84
You have a KH of 5 and a GH of 9. KH is your PH...

You have a KH of 5 and a GH of 9. KH is your PH buffer the higher the KH the more resist your PH will be to change. The GH has to do with the amount of minerals dissolved in your water. You have...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-15-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 278
Posted By greaser84
I have successfully hatched eggs from a dead...

I have successfully hatched eggs from a dead shrimp before. You have to do several things in order for the eggs to survive. First, completely remove them from their mother. I've had a zero hatch rate...
Forum: Lighting 03-15-2015, 01:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 239
Posted By greaser84
Might be difficult on a larger tank that requires...

Might be difficult on a larger tank that requires more heat.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-14-2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 639
Posted By greaser84
Damselfly naiad. You need to kill that...

Damselfly naiad. You need to kill that immediately. They are nothing but bad news for small fish and shrimp.
Forum: Equipment 03-14-2015, 01:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 235
Posted By greaser84
The biomax will be good enough. Gotta remember...

The biomax will be good enough. Gotta remember you'll have plenty of bio filtration on the substrate, glass, plants, rocks, driftwood anywhere bacteria can grow.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 03-14-2015, 01:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 732
Posted By greaser84
I see, I've never had that issue but I also keep...

I see, I've never had that issue but I also keep my shrimp in a much larger tank, I'm sure that plays a part with aggression.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 03-14-2015, 12:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 265
Posted By greaser84
Glad you figured it out. All it takes is a little...

Glad you figured it out. All it takes is a little calibration sometimes.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 03-14-2015, 12:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 732
Posted By greaser84
Why did you remove the amano's???

Why did you remove the amano's???
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-14-2015, 12:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 295
Posted By greaser84
They should always be on opposite ends as far...

They should always be on opposite ends as far away from each other as possible. I have a 55 with the intake on the back right corner and the spray bar of the back left corner, which I imagine is...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-13-2015, 09:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 837
Posted By greaser84
I recommend assassin snails, they are not as fast...

I recommend assassin snails, they are not as fast as fish but they will hunt down and destroy pest snails non stop. If I had to guess my 30 gallon shrimp tank at one point had 200-300 pest snails, I...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-13-2015, 09:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 157
Posted By greaser84
They should do fine in those parameter's. I keep...

They should do fine in those parameter's. I keep my red tiger's in PH 6, KH 0, GH 4, TDS 150ish, temperature 68-69 degrees, NO3 0ppm. My females breed around the clock. The reason the TDS is changing...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 03-11-2015, 09:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 203
Posted By greaser84
You can do a fish in cycle. You just end up doing...

You can do a fish in cycle. You just end up doing a lot more water changes to keep the ammonia and nitrite levels down with a fish in cycle. Nothing wrong with the way you did it.
Forum: Algae 03-11-2015, 08:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 286
Posted By greaser84
A bleach dip 20 parts water 1 part bleach will...

A bleach dip 20 parts water 1 part bleach will work, I've done it several times with anubias. When I do it I only dip the leaves for 30-60 seconds, then rinse them off several times and set them in a...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 03-11-2015, 08:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 265
Posted By greaser84
I suggest you calibrate your nitrate test....

I suggest you calibrate your nitrate test. http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=83545#post800612 I've had an api nitrate test off my 20ppm before. You'd be surprised what the...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-10-2015, 11:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 583
Posted By greaser84
If this is strictly a shrimp only tank I would...

If this is strictly a shrimp only tank I would stay away from CO2 injection. Amazonia will lower the KH which in return will lower the PH, CO2 will also temporarily lower PH, you'll most likely end...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-10-2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 583
Posted By greaser84
You want a substrate that will help keep the...

You want a substrate that will help keep the water soft, amazonia is the best in my opinion but I'm sure there are others. It will leach ammonia so make sure you don't add shrimp till the ammonia's...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-09-2015, 09:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 647
Posted By greaser84
Now you tell me!!!! I just kept flushing and...

Now you tell me!!!! I just kept flushing and flushing and flushing, I tell ya the cat would not go down the toilet.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-08-2015, 03:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 638
Posted By greaser84
I've got a tank on cinder blocks, its solid. I...

I've got a tank on cinder blocks, its solid. I had to use cardboard to level it out though. Cinder blocks are rough and little tiny bits of concrete can make the stack uneven on a hard surface. A...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-07-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 484
Posted By greaser84
I have tanks that are CO2 enriched and tanks that...

I have tanks that are CO2 enriched and tanks that are not. There is a huge difference in plant growth in CO2 vs non CO2 tanks. The more carbon you add the faster the growth will be. On a 55 gallon...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-05-2015, 10:15 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,193
Posted By greaser84
I had a golden barb jump out of a tank and land...

I had a golden barb jump out of a tank and land in my dogs water bowl, I found him swimming on his side in the water bowl, he died several hours later.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-05-2015, 03:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 705
Posted By greaser84
Concerning your tapwater, is it possible you have...

Concerning your tapwater, is it possible you have chloramines in your tap what kind of water conditioner do you use?
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-04-2015, 10:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 705
Posted By greaser84
The micro organisms are not a threat mostly...

The micro organisms are not a threat mostly likely some little copepods, daphnia or something similar. If you've never seen that many before something drove them out. You should check your water...
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