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Forum: Equipment   12-11-2012, 04:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,159
Posted By Basilisk
Here's a better shot of one. ...

Here's a better shot of one.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v128/virgilisk/Heater.jpg

They are basically an electrical resistance sealed inside a pyrex tube, with some kind of sand as a...
Forum: Equipment   12-11-2012, 02:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,159
Posted By Basilisk
There are better alternatives. I'm not sure...

There are better alternatives.

I'm not sure if the real oldschool heaters are still sold in the US:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v128/virgilisk/heater.jpg

I started using them in my 10...
Forum: Tank Journals   12-06-2012, 04:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,565
Posted By Basilisk
Thumbs up Best thing I've read today.

Best thing I've read today.
Forum: Tank Journals   12-03-2012, 05:45 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,471
Posted By Basilisk
Thanks, yet the video is set as private.

Thanks, yet the video is set as private.
Forum: Tank Journals   12-01-2012, 04:49 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,471
Posted By Basilisk
Beautiful indeed. I've never come across any D....

Beautiful indeed. I've never come across any D. hysginon in person, unfortunately.

Also, upon seeing your D. dario females, I think I could have misidentified some of the drabber ones I took for...
Forum: Tank Journals   11-30-2012, 04:18 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,471
Posted By Basilisk
Hey Chaos, are the one in the first picture Dario...

Hey Chaos, are the one in the first picture Dario hysginon?
Forum: DIY   11-30-2012, 07:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,118
Posted By Basilisk
Just came across this. Looks great, but that is...

Just came across this. Looks great, but that is the Aztec calendar. The Mayan one looks very different.



I've caught Salvini and a Thorichthyis species just 1-2 miles from the Palenque ruins....
Forum: Low Tech Forum   11-30-2012, 04:15 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 25,374
Posted By Basilisk
You could also have a foot-deep substrate and go...

You could also have a foot-deep substrate and go around the forum looking down upon our puny gravel beds :icon_mrgr
Forum: Fish   11-30-2012, 04:06 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,914
Posted By Basilisk
How's this for indulgence? ...

How's this for indulgence?

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=75247
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   11-30-2012, 01:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,904
Posted By Basilisk
You did one hell of a job :proud:

You did one hell of a job :proud:
Forum: Fish   11-29-2012, 08:48 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 284
Posted By Basilisk
Unusual Black Phantom Tetra

So, I bought a dozen and kept them in quarantine. As they have grown nicely on live foods, I was trying to figure the male to female ratio. There's one that has a rather masculine dorsal fin and body...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   11-29-2012, 05:26 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 25,374
Posted By Basilisk
Oh, very unusual. You could tear it apart,...

Oh, very unusual.

You could tear it apart, have all the sides cut in half (heightwise), buy an extra bottom piece and make two tanks. But yeah, they'd be two everyday tanks.

I applaud that you...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   11-29-2012, 05:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,185
Posted By Basilisk
Bear in mind: No open tops in a laundry room....

Bear in mind: No open tops in a laundry room. There's no way to control the minute amounts of floating powder detergents and soapy water droplets.

Now, it won't likely kill your fish or cause a...
Forum: Fish   11-29-2012, 01:09 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,914
Posted By Basilisk
It's not really like a microbial culture in a...

It's not really like a microbial culture in a petri dish, it's just worms on peat or scrub pad.

I'd say all cultures are already 'contaminated 'with fungi, and older, maybe neglected ones can show...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   11-28-2012, 03:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,904
Posted By Basilisk
I wouldn't reseam the whole thing, unless you...

I wouldn't reseam the whole thing, unless you really want to do all that work.

I'd just trim the excess, which is maybe 1/4" or a bit more. I place the razorblade at one end of the seam, sink it...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   11-27-2012, 06:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,904
Posted By Basilisk
Also trim the silicone seams, they're massive and...

Also trim the silicone seams, they're massive and unsighty for such a small tank.

It's easy and ends up looking a lot better than it does now. Takes around half an hour and maybe 3 razorblades for...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   11-25-2012, 09:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,157
Posted By Basilisk
I remember "The Behemoth" (a 1000+ gallon tank...

I remember "The Behemoth" (a 1000+ gallon tank managed by Tom Barr, search for the thread) having O2 injection to keep a concentration of 8ppm.
Forum: Fish   11-24-2012, 10:21 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,914
Posted By Basilisk
PM sent.

PM sent.
Forum: Tank Journals   11-21-2012, 12:09 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,497
Posted By Basilisk
What kind of screws or hardware does it take to...

What kind of screws or hardware does it take to make such a stand? I've never dared to do that for fear that it would just come off the wall, but seeing you successfully hanging a 200+ pound tank,...
Forum: Fish   11-18-2012, 07:14 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,914
Posted By Basilisk
I can help you on the first question. ...

I can help you on the first question.

http://www.organicvaluerecovery.com/studies/studies_nutrient_content_of_insects.htm

If you PM me your e-mail address I can send you an article with better...
Forum: Fish   11-12-2012, 06:39 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,968
Posted By Basilisk
Kind of, yes. But to me, the Lemon is in a higher...

Kind of, yes. But to me, the Lemon is in a higher tier of boldness/confidence. The glowlight is a little more wary, but not in the wuss tier with neons who usually choose to hide among the plants.
...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   11-08-2012, 08:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 786
Posted By Basilisk
Mosquito larvae + quality flakes for balance. ...

Mosquito larvae + quality flakes for balance.

For me, nothing beats mosquito larvae: Effortless culture, year round supply, good meat-to-shell ratio, and doesn't foul the water like dead brine...
Forum: Fish   11-08-2012, 08:59 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,968
Posted By Basilisk
Hi, I wouldn't tag them aggressive. There's...

Hi,

I wouldn't tag them aggressive. There's some intraspecific aggression in the Lemon Tetra, just their protocolary arguments to decide the pecking order. I would say, from experience only, that...
Forum: Fish   11-06-2012, 09:16 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,968
Posted By Basilisk
I've noticed the Lemon Tetra has somewhat of a...

I've noticed the Lemon Tetra has somewhat of a tendency to school with other species. The more they resemble in size and shape, the stronger it is. Put them with Pristellas - another loose schooler -...
Forum: Fish   11-04-2012, 08:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 645
Posted By Basilisk
Oh, is that so? Makes me think. I have seen...

Oh, is that so? Makes me think. I have seen dominants with remarkable colour in other tanks.

I suspect that keeping them in a species tank brings the most out of them, except for loose schooling....
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