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Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 12-29-2013, 01:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 299
Posted By tsonnenl
It depends on the type of frog. I've kept...

It depends on the type of frog. I've kept African dwarf frogs for years in my community tank, and they are the laziest, clumsiest eaters imaginable. Even when blood worms are dropped on their head...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 04-28-2013, 08:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 756
Posted By tsonnenl
If I had it to do over again, I would not have...

If I had it to do over again, I would not have gotten my 72 bowfront and would have just gotten a 75. It is beautiful, but the single leg in front that supports the bowed part on the AGA stand is...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 02-02-2013, 09:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,371
Posted By tsonnenl
I've had two in my 75g for more than a year now. ...

I've had two in my 75g for more than a year now. They're perched on a piece of driftwood near a powerhead, and filter morning, noon, and night. No supplemental feedings needed.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 01-01-2013, 04:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,027
Posted By tsonnenl
I found a nice piece on here for my bowl a few...

I found a nice piece on here for my bowl a few months ago.

http://www.bobstropicalplants.com/shop/en/13-nano-trees


...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 12-13-2012, 08:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,176
Posted By tsonnenl
I just found this thread about AHSupply, who is...

I just found this thread about AHSupply, who is known for inexpensive but effective PC lighting options, getting into the LED game. Very interesting.
...
Forum: DIY 12-13-2012, 08:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,142
Posted By tsonnenl
Man, and I just ordered replacement PC bulbs for...

Man, and I just ordered replacement PC bulbs for my 2x96 a few weeks ago....

What can you tell me about the heat output of these? I don't see much in the way of heatsinks or ventilation there. ...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 10-11-2012, 01:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,317
Posted By tsonnenl
Three or four berried females is another good...

Three or four berried females is another good sign.

I'm amazed at how different the coloration is between the males. Some have no coloration at all, while others look like low grade cherry...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-22-2012, 12:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 379
Posted By tsonnenl
I've noticed that the males go crazy like that...

I've noticed that the males go crazy like that every once in a while, and I read somewhere that it was because a female had just molted and was almost ready to breed.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 09-19-2012, 02:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,317
Posted By tsonnenl
I've noticed three or four molts over the last...

I've noticed three or four molts over the last few days, so that's a good sign.

They're not especially hungry though. I dropped in one piece of BorneoWild Grow and a small fragment of Barley, and...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-13-2012, 03:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,830
Posted By tsonnenl
This thread is super old, but I thought it was...

This thread is super old, but I thought it was interesting that this stuff is still alive and well after all this time. I chopped it off of the driftwood years ago and and it never grew back as...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 09-13-2012, 02:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,317
Posted By tsonnenl
At Last - Todd's Walstad Shrimp Bowl

I finished setting up my 3 gallon walstad bowl today so it is finally worth posting about. Thanks to many of you for the inspiration. Here we go.

Setup:
12" Bowl from Michaels
1" Miracle Grow...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-28-2008, 03:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 303
Posted By tsonnenl
One of my favorite sites ...

One of my favorite sites

http://www.adana-usa.com/index.php?main_page=afa_portfolio
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-28-2008, 01:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,830
Posted By tsonnenl
The wood is just normal african driftwood I...

The wood is just normal african driftwood I picked up from the LFS a few months ago, boiled, and added. The other pieces of similar driftwood were added years earlier, and while they do not have the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-27-2008, 08:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,830
Posted By tsonnenl
Here's a link to the full res version of the...

Here's a link to the full res version of the first pic, which shows more detail.

http://filebox.vt.edu/users/tsonnenl/IMG_0673.jpg

I would describe the branches as smooth and flexible, not...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-26-2008, 09:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,830
Posted By tsonnenl
What is this branching anemone-like growth? Is it a hydra? Fungus? -Still Unsolved

It doesn't look like either to me. Maybe some kind of thick hair algae or staghorn? At the base it is as thick as angelhair pasta in places. Its only growing close to the surface on my fairly new...
Forum: Algae 12-20-2008, 12:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 821
Posted By tsonnenl
Yeah, I kind of like it too so I've left it...

Yeah, I kind of like it too so I've left it alone. Thats about 3 weeks of growth. You can really see the branching nature of it in that third picture.

Its thicker than I would expect staghorn...
Forum: Algae 12-20-2008, 12:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 821
Posted By tsonnenl
What is this brown anemone-like growth? Is this a hydra? Fungus?

It doesn't look like either to me. Maybe some kind of thick hair algae? Its only growing close to the surface on my fairly new piece of driftwood and the cords for the heaters. Any ideas?
Forum: Equipment 03-10-2006, 06:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 473
Posted By tsonnenl
JBJ solenoid problem, out of patheticly short warranty

I bought a JBJ regulator about a year, maybe a year and a half ago and set it up with no issues. The bottle finally ran out and after refilling it, I'm getting no bubbles at all. The tank valve is...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-25-2004, 09:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 406
Posted By tsonnenl
Wow, 90+ on warm days and you like it? Why would...

Wow, 90+ on warm days and you like it? Why would you want to sit and sweat in your own living room? To each his own I guess...

I've got several fans set up around the apt now, and its helping a...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-25-2004, 12:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 406
Posted By tsonnenl
A/C is broken...any ideas?

Hi-
The air conditioning in my apartment was nice enough to blow up yesterday, and I'm looking at a week or more without it while a new unit is ordered. The ambient temp has hovered around 88...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-21-2004, 02:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 334
Posted By tsonnenl
I just set mine up with the JBJ regulator a few...

I just set mine up with the JBJ regulator a few weeks ago. You should use one of the two white washers, that came with the regulator to ensure a proper seal, but the use of tape has been debated...
Forum: Equipment 05-19-2004, 10:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,082
Posted By tsonnenl
After posting I took out the washer that came...

After posting I took out the washer that came with the tank and used one of the white plastic ones that I just noticed came with the regulator, and that seemed to compress a little for a tighter fit....
Forum: Equipment 05-18-2004, 10:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,082
Posted By tsonnenl
Any quick tips on installing a pressurized CO2...

Any quick tips on installing a pressurized CO2 system?

I have a 5lb bottle that will go through a JBJ regulator and CO2 proof tubing to a DIY external inline reactor (thank you Gomer).

I...
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