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Forum: DIY 03-16-2013, 07:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 596
Posted By newms
I use a Hagen "Elite Underwater Mini Filter"...

I use a Hagen "Elite Underwater Mini Filter" (~$10 on amazon) with a hole bored into the side of it before the impeller for the co2 line. It's a powerful little pump that's adjustable and moves a lot...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-11-2013, 08:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,160
Posted By newms
Ok you win... Mind = Blown.

Ok you win... Mind = Blown.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 03-08-2013, 06:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,021
Posted By newms
Macallan 12 or older is a fine way to drink your...

Macallan 12 or older is a fine way to drink your hard earned money. :thumbsup:
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-04-2013, 12:52 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,591
Posted By newms
Gnomecatcher: I really appreciate the reasoned...

Gnomecatcher: I really appreciate the reasoned way you approached this topic. You write like you have a philosophy degree. Keep going!



A person of action! I would enjoy hearing a more detailed...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-03-2013, 11:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,576
Posted By newms
That one is a ghost shrimp.

That one is a ghost shrimp.
Forum: Equipment 02-25-2013, 10:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 428
Posted By newms
I get leaks sometimes out of the threading area...

I get leaks sometimes out of the threading area of the bottle. I use aquarium silicone to seal it up, however the stuff isn't cheap. I like the idea of hot glue that was mentioned above.

I check...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 02-25-2013, 09:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 645
Posted By newms
Avoid the excel. Most of what I've read online...

Avoid the excel. Most of what I've read online says that it is toxic to shrimp (even at recommended levels).

As far as my own experience with RCS, I added a bit to my 12g shrimp tank last month...
Forum: Plants 02-23-2013, 07:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 460
Posted By newms
I can't tell them apart (maybe someone else can...

I can't tell them apart (maybe someone else can :D). However, the article above agrees with everything I've read so far about this plant, namely: 1) Micranthemoides is possibly (probably?) extinct...
Forum: Plants 02-23-2013, 06:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 460
Posted By newms
This^ :proud:

This^ :proud:
Forum: Tank Journals 02-20-2013, 11:18 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 21,287
Posted By newms
Tank looks amazing. You should post the high res...

Tank looks amazing. You should post the high res versions of those photos. :D
Forum: Plants 02-19-2013, 01:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 481
Posted By newms
I think we have a winner! +1 for AzFishKid. I...

I think we have a winner! +1 for AzFishKid. I smashed up a leaf and it did have a scent (not sure how to describe the smell). I googled Clinopodium cf. brownei and it looks right structurally. I...
Forum: Fish 02-19-2013, 12:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 447
Posted By newms
If you guessed male Endler's guppy give yourself...

If you guessed male Endler's guppy give yourself a high five:

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/1225507/Babyfish/0.jpg

The colors on this guy are amazing; camera phone really doesn't do him justice...
Forum: Plants 02-18-2013, 11:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,715
Posted By newms
Should we be worried about the toxicity of heavy...

Should we be worried about the toxicity of heavy metals in this product?

I bought this same fert last week and put a little in a tank that I was transitioning out of a dry start. Afterwards, I...
Forum: Plants 02-18-2013, 09:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 481
Posted By newms
Great idea! Give me a few weeks to grow some out.

Great idea! Give me a few weeks to grow some out.
Forum: Plants 02-18-2013, 03:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 481
Posted By newms
Thanks Kiran! It seems to prefer being emersed...

Thanks Kiran! It seems to prefer being emersed and grows quite quickly. Would probably be great for a wabi kusa. I set up an emersed box of it today. Should have plenty in a couple weeks. Hit me up...
Forum: Plants 02-18-2013, 02:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 481
Posted By newms
Not that I've ever noticed. Would I have to break...

Not that I've ever noticed. Would I have to break a piece to smell it?
Forum: Plants 02-17-2013, 08:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 481
Posted By newms
Talking Stem Plant ID [Plenty of Pictures!!]

Hi all,

When I purchased this stem plant a while back from the LFS it was IDed as Creeping Charlie. However, to me it seems different from the Creeping Charlie I see online. While they are...
Forum: Plants 02-17-2013, 08:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 537
Posted By newms
The anacharis will grow faster floating at the...

The anacharis will grow faster floating at the surface because it's closer to the light.

In my experience, anacharis can look pretty good rooted down in the substrate. However, the lower leaves...
Forum: Plants 02-15-2013, 02:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 968
Posted By newms
You might also consider dosing Seachem Iron or...

You might also consider dosing Seachem Iron or something similar. I have my lotus in a dirt tank with clay in the dirt as a primary iron source. Occasionally dosing the Seachem Iron as well usually...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-26-2012, 11:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 693
Posted By newms
Not at all. I bought mine at Michael's Arts and...

Not at all. I bought mine at Michael's Arts and Crafts. It's about $10 for the 5 lb box (way more than you need but the smallest they sell). However, you can usually easily google up a 50% coupon for...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-26-2012, 08:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 693
Posted By newms
If anyone knows what that stem plant is let me...

If anyone knows what that stem plant is let me know!
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-26-2012, 08:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 693
Posted By newms
The drop checker sounds like a good idea and I'm...

The drop checker sounds like a good idea and I'm going to look into it. This is the first I've heard of putting the bottles in a heated water bath; that is some intense DIY CO2. People already look...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-26-2012, 04:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 693
Posted By newms
Thanks! 1) Regular Baby Tears (Hemianthus...

Thanks!

1) Regular Baby Tears (Hemianthus glomeratus, often mislabeled as hemianthus micranthemoides). It gets a lot of light in that corner so I don't have to do much trimming to maintain a...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-25-2012, 07:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 693
Posted By newms
Thanks for the great feedback everyone. I...

Thanks for the great feedback everyone. I especially appreciate it because this is my first planted tank. In return I offer a picture of my lotus before I trimmed it.

The beast:
...
Forum: Green Leaf Aquariums Archive 10-25-2012, 02:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 971
Posted By newms
Ah ok thanks for finding out.

Ah ok thanks for finding out.
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