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Forum: Low Tech Forum 04-27-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,677
Posted By xenxes
Speaking of orchids... I'm giving all this away...

Speaking of orchids... I'm giving all this away --


:( :( :(
Forum: Low Tech Forum 04-26-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,677
Posted By xenxes
Haha no worries, I had *no* time to do much...

Haha no worries, I had *no* time to do much gardening or planting over the past year.

I'm going to do what you do too, downsize, emphasize quality over quantity, after I find a new house. I'm...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 04-25-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,677
Posted By xenxes
When did this happen? Always wanted to get one of...

When did this happen? Always wanted to get one of these, but I'm getting out of the hobby for a while (moving to NorCal). Careful about overstocking, and cat flea medication! :)
Forum: Ponds 04-24-2013, 12:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,831
Posted By xenxes
I stopped dechlorinating water in my tanks &...

I stopped dechlorinating water in my tanks & pond, not noticing a difference. Even the c. cantonensis are still getting berried and fairly prolific, the PFRs & rili doubly so. Vitamin C neutralizes...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 04-23-2013, 02:18 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 52,868
Posted By xenxes
Before the move: ...

Before the move:
https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/395186_265202833599341_304513224_n.jpg

After the move & some clipping:...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 04-23-2013, 02:14 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 13,919
Posted By xenxes
https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/644573...

https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/644573_339429376176686_1437354373_n.jpg

Got a red betta, ate all the shrimp
Forum: Tank Journals 04-23-2013, 02:11 AM
Replies: 488
Views: 41,355
Posted By xenxes
https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/557906...

https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/557906_361347903984833_1592979953_n.jpg

I've been losing a lot of red. I think the T5HO is getting dimmer.
...
Forum: Ponds 04-23-2013, 02:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,831
Posted By xenxes
There was a ton of rock. A lot are piled near...

There was a ton of rock. A lot are piled near the waterfall box.

Saw a little brown-ish frog the other day.

Shrimp are rili. Platies are taking over the pond. The gold fish eat some of the...
Forum: Ponds 04-16-2013, 12:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,831
Posted By xenxes
scapegoat--Yea I wrote natural, I meant planted....

scapegoat--Yea I wrote natural, I meant planted. The plastic dish tray & pond liner are anything but natural ;)

pweifan--there is a "plant shelf" that's maybe 2' deep, the middle area is 4'. I'll...
Forum: Ponds 04-14-2013, 03:16 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 15,389
Posted By xenxes
It's still alive: ...

It's still alive:

https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/394831_522714837758998_1666224517_n.jpg
This was just after the move, before I took out most of the plants to throw in my 270g pond....
Forum: Ponds 04-14-2013, 03:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,831
Posted By xenxes
Here's a "before" photo: ...

Here's a "before" photo:

https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/484751_530103933686755_1861734364_n.jpg
Forum: Ponds 04-14-2013, 03:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,831
Posted By xenxes
xenxes's 270g Planted Pond

Just bought my first house and dug this a few months ago one bored afternoon. DIY for $81 (cost for $80 pond liner & pump kit...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-13-2013, 03:03 PM
Replies: 327
Views: 80,254
Posted By xenxes
Love the changes. I've heard of the very...

Love the changes.

I've heard of the very brown / black cherries to appear blue depending on water conditions.
Forum: Tank Journals 04-13-2013, 02:52 PM
Replies: 488
Views: 41,355
Posted By xenxes
Been busy with the new house & job. I've been...

Been busy with the new house & job. I've been sparsely updating another forum, here's some select photos:

https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/76178_501380523225763_693880125_n.jpg
Now...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-29-2012, 01:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 440
Posted By xenxes
Can someone explain pure line to me?

Can someone explain pure line to me?
Forum: Photography 09-28-2012, 01:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 819
Posted By xenxes
Any wet electronics = quickly take out the...

Any wet electronics = quickly take out the batteries and wait for it to completely dry before turning it on. Smaller things you can leave sitting in a jar of rice which'll soak up the excess...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-27-2012, 05:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 938
Posted By xenxes
What kinda shrimp did you get?

What kinda shrimp did you get?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-26-2012, 11:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 845
Posted By xenxes
Thanks I'll try out the other stuff, just got...

Thanks I'll try out the other stuff, just got tired of cutting foam.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-26-2012, 10:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 845
Posted By xenxes
Where do you get the blue stuff? I can only find...

Where do you get the blue stuff? I can only find the white foam @ Home Depot, no Lowes near by.. pretty limited in options
Forum: Photography 09-26-2012, 03:17 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,466
Posted By xenxes
Yea it's a great trick for a tripod, I'm using my...

Yea it's a great trick for a tripod, I'm using my hand now at a very fast shutter speed, so I just snap a few consecutive photos moving inward or outward slowly, one comes out in focus :D

I think...
Forum: Photography 09-26-2012, 02:10 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,466
Posted By xenxes
Also it seems that going back to edit the...

Also it seems that going back to edit the exposure messes with the color too much, seems washed out (all the cardinal pics above). The white claws always catch too much light.

Need more practice I...
Forum: Photography 09-26-2012, 02:03 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,408
Posted By xenxes
Go fetch, ducky? EXPLAIN this cuteness! NOW!

Go fetch, ducky?

EXPLAIN this cuteness! NOW!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-26-2012, 01:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 845
Posted By xenxes
Haha thanks, I will refrain from snorting it, and...

Haha thanks, I will refrain from snorting it, and put a disclaimer inside the shipping boxes ;)
Forum: Photography 09-26-2012, 01:21 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,466
Posted By xenxes
Okay so, I think I found the sweet spot, f/22 on...

Okay so, I think I found the sweet spot, f/22 on the telephoto lens + extension tube, at -2 exposure, flash set to level 3, shutter speed 1/50, no need for a tripod at all.

These first photos were...
Forum: Photography 09-25-2012, 10:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,466
Posted By xenxes
Never even thought about doing that, that's a...

Never even thought about doing that, that's a great trick for the tripod! Cause I always move it ever so slightly when I press the button.
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