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Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   04-26-2013, 10:09 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By pmcarbrey
segrest farms labels their CBS as zebras on the...

segrest farms labels their CBS as zebras on the wholesale lists, that's probably where your LFS got the name
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   04-26-2013, 03:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 406
Posted By pmcarbrey
already sold one of them for $1000, the other is...

already sold one of them for $1000, the other is going to be a display in the shop. i'm getting a 220 and stand in the next couple weeks for ~$200, $500 and it's yours:red_mouth
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   04-26-2013, 02:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 406
Posted By pmcarbrey
Bought two 240g's, stands, sumps, pumps, metal...

Bought two 240g's, stands, sumps, pumps, metal halides, chillers, and refugiums for $700 delivered.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   04-24-2013, 05:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 497
Posted By pmcarbrey
Chances are the fry will die no matter what you...

Chances are the fry will die no matter what you do. Ghost shrimp have a larval stage durning which they require food smaller that what is available in the average aquarium. What few babies there are...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   04-22-2013, 09:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 598
Posted By pmcarbrey
Because if you buy a low quality one now,...

Because if you buy a low quality one now, somewhere down the line you're going to be buying another because yours broke. There is a reason why some regulators are cheap, they're made poorly and...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   04-22-2013, 07:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 598
Posted By pmcarbrey
Save the $100 and buy a quality co2 rig down the...

Save the $100 and buy a quality co2 rig down the line. Increased lighting will likely just give you an algae farm, get a good high quality co2 setup, then better lights, then start dosing.
Forum: Fish   04-22-2013, 07:39 PM
Replies: 7
  Tubbing
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Posted By pmcarbrey
I agree, I love them. I'm thinking I'll fill my...

I agree, I love them. I'm thinking I'll fill my 300g tub with hornwort floaters and algae then just put 10-15 pairs of paradise fish in it, hopefully by the time I pull I'll have a few hundred.
...
Forum: Fish   04-22-2013, 05:41 PM
Replies: 7
  Tubbing
Views: 416
Posted By pmcarbrey
I'll definitely look into the paradise fish, I've...

I'll definitely look into the paradise fish, I've always loved them, and they're an easy sell.
Forum: Fish   04-22-2013, 05:38 PM
Replies: 7
  Tubbing
Views: 416
Posted By pmcarbrey
I'm also tubbing some buffalo heads. Forgot about...

I'm also tubbing some buffalo heads. Forgot about that


I'm just wondering if I can realistically expect Shellie's to breed at a reasonable rate in the tubs, it might be easier to just set up 15g...
Forum: Fish   04-22-2013, 05:32 PM
Replies: 7
  Tubbing
Views: 416
Posted By pmcarbrey
Tubbing

This summer I plan on subbing a number of fish to breed for the store, what would be god easy choices? So far I am looking at H. Formosa (least killi), guppies, Creamscicle lyre tail mollies, and...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   04-19-2013, 04:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,022
Posted By pmcarbrey
Killifish will kill and eat any baby or juvie...

Killifish will kill and eat any baby or juvie shrimp they can find, I would never keep shrimp in with Killi's, eventually they will become fish food.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   04-18-2013, 03:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,157
Posted By pmcarbrey
At 5% concentration, which is the standard that...

At 5% concentration, which is the standard that is available in most stores, you will have a .1% concentration in a 55g tank. Provided with flow, heat, and a water change following the change in...
Forum: Equipment   04-17-2013, 08:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 374
Posted By pmcarbrey
Found this:...

Found this: http://www.monsterfishkeepers.com/forums/showthread.php?19920-DIY-24-7-New-Water-Drip-System
The design seems rather fool proof. Even in the event of a power outage the water level will...
Forum: Equipment   04-17-2013, 07:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 374
Posted By pmcarbrey
I was thinking drilling the top corner of the...

I was thinking drilling the top corner of the tank and just allowing the RO unit to top it off, the overflow I put in the top corner would drain regardless of power, and my sump already has a float...
Forum: Equipment   04-17-2013, 07:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 778
Posted By pmcarbrey
For $100 get someone to build you a cerges, I...

For $100 get someone to build you a cerges, I know I'd do it. All it takes to make them is time
Forum: Equipment   04-17-2013, 07:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 374
Posted By pmcarbrey
Constant water change

I recently acquired a drilled 240, it is drilled through the base at the two back corners. I was considering having a constant water change system set up. I would do this by having my RO unit...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   04-17-2013, 05:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,157
Posted By pmcarbrey
Remove all your stock and dump a full bottle of...

Remove all your stock and dump a full bottle of hydrogen peroxide. It will kill off all the BBA and your plants will love it
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   04-17-2013, 02:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 585
Posted By pmcarbrey
My first attempt will be done using just...

My first attempt will be done using just cellulase, theoretically I see no reason why cellulase would not work, but theory and practice don't always match up perfectly, hence the (s) after enzyme. if...
Forum: Fish   04-16-2013, 10:07 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,861
Posted By pmcarbrey
In a 125? I'd go for a school of 150 cardinals.

In a 125? I'd go for a school of 150 cardinals.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   04-16-2013, 08:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 585
Posted By pmcarbrey
Assuming I do manage to successfully created a...

Assuming I do manage to successfully created a hybrid sp. I have the sneaking suspicion that all I get at first will be a stolon with 1-2 leaves. The medium in which I plan on growing along with the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   04-16-2013, 08:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 585
Posted By pmcarbrey
The techniques are actually remarkably similar....

The techniques are actually remarkably similar. Plant cells devoid of a cell wall (protoplasts) have a proclivity for combining with other protoplasts. The cell wall can then be regenerated using...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   04-16-2013, 07:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 585
Posted By pmcarbrey
The process of Stomatic hybridization saves me...

The process of Stomatic hybridization saves me much of the trouble that comes with what most people consider "gene splicing". Stomatic hybridization at its most basic level is using cellulase to...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   04-16-2013, 07:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 585
Posted By pmcarbrey
Boredom turned productive

I want to start this out by saying something: if you do not enjoy science, and by science I mean detailed research, experimentation, and speculation upon current theory, stop reading now.

I went...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   04-16-2013, 07:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 662
Posted By pmcarbrey
Just a note: all the CO2 in the world won't do...

Just a note: all the CO2 in the world won't do you any good if there aren't enough nutrients in the water to utilize it. What is your dosing regiment?
Forum: DIY   04-16-2013, 06:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 826
Posted By pmcarbrey
Funny, I was actually considering doing this in...

Funny, I was actually considering doing this in the lab for fun. May have to see if anyone wants to send me a white anubais for a week so I can steal a leaf or two!
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