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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-16-2009, 01:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,254
Posted By zoologist101
Thanks friend, that's a good link..!

Thanks friend, that's a good link..!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-16-2009, 01:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 22,278
Posted By zoologist101
We all need something to aim for – and I have...

We all need something to aim for – and I have just discovered a new aim in life. Who needs a dining room table anyway..?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-15-2009, 12:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,254
Posted By zoologist101
Anubias in brackish water..?

My favorite plant is Anubias [in all its varieties]. Attached to bogwood or rocks it grows happily in all my freshwater tanks (and much faster than its reputation would suggest).
I would love to...
Forum: Substrate 03-09-2009, 03:20 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 685
Posted By zoologist101
John innes potting compost..?

Someone has suggested to me that JOHN INNES POTTING COMPOST No.2 makes a good substrate under sand or gravel for a planted tank. This is what it contains [from their own website...]
7 Loam
3...
Forum: Substrate 03-08-2009, 04:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 851
Posted By zoologist101
Seachem flourite...

Please forgive a simplistic question, but I am new to 'enhanced substrates' – having always relied on dirty gravel/sand to provide food in all my planted tanks, plus MTSs and freshwater bristle worms...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 02-09-2009, 02:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 761
Posted By zoologist101
Both from ebay.

Both from ebay.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 02-08-2009, 01:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 761
Posted By zoologist101
All my shrimp tanks run using nothing but a 'Huey...

All my shrimp tanks run using nothing but a 'Huey Hung' sponge filter. I haven't cleaned a filter in years, all my stats remain perfect, and my shrimp breed like rabbits.
[Mine are heavily planted,...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 02-08-2009, 01:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 317
Posted By zoologist101
What I do is to get that clean substrate dirty as...

What I do is to get that clean substrate dirty as quickly as possible. When cleaning out an old filter, I squeeze the dirty sponge into a bowl of tank water, let it settle for an hour, and then suck...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 02-05-2009, 01:19 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,009
Posted By zoologist101
I would love/kill for some of your blue snails..!...

I would love/kill for some of your blue snails..! But I am in frozen Britain. Would you be prepared to ship to the U.K. (in the summer) if you have any left? There was a picture of a blue ramshorn...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 02-05-2009, 12:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 528
Posted By zoologist101
There is some stuff called pH down to treat water...

There is some stuff called pH down to treat water changes. This link takes you to their site. http://www.aquariumpharm.co.uk/
An RO unit would be overkill for me, as I do not have too much stuff...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 02-04-2009, 11:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,036
Posted By zoologist101
Shrimps are always better off without fish. You...

Shrimps are always better off without fish. You might know which fish will not eat them, but they don't and will spend more time hiding than displaying themselves nicely, which is what you want. In...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 02-02-2009, 01:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 830
Posted By zoologist101
Don't give up, guy..! There is no way of...

Don't give up, guy..! There is no way of explaining how some people can set up a shrimp tank knowing nothing about shrimp, and hit success right from the start – while others work their butts off...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 02-02-2009, 01:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,494
Posted By zoologist101
There is a danger of some smart-ass fish working...

There is a danger of some smart-ass fish working out that he can jump into the net, and if that happens, it's bear in in the lunchbox time..! Sword-tails are a devil for this.
A separate tank is...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 02-02-2009, 12:50 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 16,813
Posted By zoologist101
I use Ocean Nutrition Shrimp Wafers – no copper....

I use Ocean Nutrition Shrimp Wafers – no copper. I also have a large tub of Red Astax food, which you can buy on eBay quite cheaply.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-31-2009, 05:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,357
Posted By zoologist101
IMO, pearling is a bit like multiple orgasms – a...

IMO, pearling is a bit like multiple orgasms – a few years down the line, you start thinking: “Why am I bothering about this..? I've done me best for the tank – I just want to go to sleep now..!”...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-31-2009, 04:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 505
Posted By zoologist101
I have a second [internal] filter in every one of...

I have a second [internal] filter in every one of my old fish tanks. When I am setting up a new tank – which happens fairly frequently – this is the dirty bad boy that gets my new tank started for...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 01-31-2009, 12:57 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 6,919
Posted By zoologist101
I have never used prime, so can't comment. I...

I have never used prime, so can't comment. I always used Aguasafe successfully – but it is not cheap. Someone told me that any cheap pond dechlorinater would work just as well. It did not! I had...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 01-31-2009, 12:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 546
Posted By zoologist101
I have been breeding RCS & CRS for several years...

I have been breeding RCS & CRS for several years in a tiny nano tank, with only a sponge filter. It's the biological filtration you need, rather than mechanical as shrimp produce so little waste, and...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 01-31-2009, 12:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,044
Posted By zoologist101
I think CRS will always come off badly if housed...

I think CRS will always come off badly if housed with ghosts/amanio shrimp. They do OK with cherries though.
One piece of essential equipment for me is a small pestle & mortar. Great for grinding...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 01-31-2009, 12:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 487
Posted By zoologist101
IMO, shrimp and fish do not mix happily. They...

IMO, shrimp and fish do not mix happily. They will feel as you would being locked in a small bathroom with a hungry tiger.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 01-31-2009, 12:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,385
Posted By zoologist101
Put some java moss or other plants from the main...

Put some java moss or other plants from the main tank into the box. The baby shrimp will find enough food on that to keep them going for a while. Long term, you need a small nano tank without fish if...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 01-28-2009, 10:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,313
Posted By zoologist101
Sorry to disagree with you, Lupin, but I don't...

Sorry to disagree with you, Lupin, but I don't think Hillstream loaches are fully compatible with shrimp. They wouldn't eat them, but the loaches need quite violent water currents to be happy, and...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 01-28-2009, 09:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 362
Posted By zoologist101
I use "Hayashi" Mineral Powder, and would...

I use "Hayashi" Mineral Powder, and would recommend it.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 01-23-2009, 02:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,107
Posted By zoologist101
I don't expect many people will agree with me...

I don't expect many people will agree with me over this, but I think High Grade CRS have a touch of 'The Emperor's New Clothes' about them. My low grade shrimps with their even stripes of bright red...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 01-20-2009, 12:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 724
Posted By zoologist101
I get a lot of eggs in my freshwater tank,...

I get a lot of eggs in my freshwater tank, usually on bogwood. I don't know if they are fertile or not. If I transfer the wood to a brackish water tank, would they hatch?
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