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Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-29-2013, 01:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 634
Posted By variable
I used humate in one of my tanks. It is oxidized...

I used humate in one of my tanks. It is oxidized lignite, according to the label. That seems to be interchangeable with leonardite, and another brand of humate I bought says leonardite on the...
Forum: Substrate 01-18-2013, 04:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,010
Posted By variable
I agree, it looks really nice. I found the...

I agree, it looks really nice. I found the Material Safety Data Sheet when looking for distributors:smile:. I don't think I'll use it in my tank, but here's the info so you can decide for...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 12-04-2012, 03:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,414
Posted By variable
For my 2 gallon, I measure by drops. 2 drops =...

For my 2 gallon, I measure by drops. 2 drops = .1 mL, the regular dose is .1 mL/gal, so 2 drops per gallon. I got a flip top lid similar to this: ...
Forum: Plants 07-11-2012, 04:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 715
Posted By variable
I'm glad I could help -- I had the same...

I'm glad I could help -- I had the same situation, my kids found the rocks in our backyard and really wanted them in the tank. It was hard to find suggestions for not-so-perfect conditions. Good...
Forum: Plants 07-09-2012, 01:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 715
Posted By variable
I have 7 chili rasboras (boraras brigittae). ...

I have 7 chili rasboras (boraras brigittae). Started with 10, one wasted away, one got eaten by the filter, and one took the Great Leap. The rest are doing fine, 3 with very vivid coloration and...
Forum: Plants 07-09-2012, 04:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 715
Posted By variable
I have a 6.5 gallon tank with Texas holey rock as...

I have a 6.5 gallon tank with Texas holey rock as the focus, definitely high pH. 13w CFL, no CO2, Excel, ferts once a week. Christmas moss is going wild,climbing all over the rock. HM (pearl...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-20-2012, 04:33 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,677
Posted By variable
I found a glass version of the Petco 6.6 gal...

I found a glass version of the Petco 6.6 gal bookshelf tank at my LFS. It's an AquaOne Panorama 60. I can't find it online, but 2 of my LFSs carry it, maybe your local one can order it for you. It...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-05-2012, 03:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 744
Posted By variable
I have a 6 gallon bookshelf tank with 8 B....

I have a 6 gallon bookshelf tank with 8 B. brigittae and a colony of cherry shrimp, and a 5.5 gal standard with a D. dario (scarlet badis) and some shrimp. The difference in the tanks is striking. ...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-29-2012, 02:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 653
Posted By variable
Sorry for your losses. Thank you for posting...

Sorry for your losses. Thank you for posting results of the treatment, I've had some die offs also and wondered how safe the Paraguard was as a "best guess" treatment. Hope your shrimp berry up...
Forum: Equipment 03-28-2012, 06:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 713
Posted By variable
Great idea! I also ordered from them, and...

Great idea! I also ordered from them, and wondered what I would get. I got the Nano pack, 13 pieces for $38 shipped to TX. When I spoke to him on the phone I asked for "branchy pieces that look...
Forum: Fish 03-08-2012, 02:01 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,283
Posted By variable
Ack, ninja'd :icon_smil

Ack, ninja'd :icon_smil
Forum: Fish 03-08-2012, 02:00 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,283
Posted By variable
Erm, if these fish are collected from the side of...

Erm, if these fish are collected from the side of the road in S. Florida near the Everglades, they aren't living in puddles. They are living in CANALS. There's a network of water control canals all...
Forum: Invertebrates by Msjinkzd 02-29-2012, 02:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 653
Posted By variable
The comments you made in the sale thread about...

The comments you made in the sale thread about how to acclimate mail-order fish were very helpful to me, especially as a first time online fish buyer. They are buried in the middle of the thread,...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-27-2012, 04:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 10,311
Posted By variable
@morninglight: My male shrimp go a bit crazy...

@morninglight: My male shrimp go a bit crazy after a female molts, because that's when she's ready to mate. Does your calm one have a saddle?

I think many people use excel with shrimp, just do...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 02-25-2012, 04:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,220
Posted By variable
I use an alum dip, 1 or 2 Tblsp per gallon, soak...

I use an alum dip, 1 or 2 Tblsp per gallon, soak for 24-48 hours depending on concentration (weaker solution soak longer). I only use a weaker solution for really delicate plants, and I've left...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 02-22-2012, 02:52 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,508
Posted By variable
If you are looking for a larger amount, you could...

If you are looking for a larger amount, you could try bird netting (for protecting fruit trees) or plastic hardware cloth. It might be hard to find in less than .5" mesh though. Something like this:...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 02-21-2012, 12:42 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,231
Posted By variable
I have a 6.5 gallon with chili rasboras (Boraras...

I have a 6.5 gallon with chili rasboras (Boraras brigittae) and cherries. The fish are about as big as the male shrimp and don't even look at the adult shrimp, though I expect to lose some babies. ...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 02-19-2012, 09:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 688
Posted By variable
Mine disappeared from the tank, I couldn't find...

Mine disappeared from the tank, I couldn't find her anywhere. I thought she crawled out, fell off the counter and got eaten by the dog (tank is on kitchen counter). After three days(THREE DAYS), my...
Forum: Invertebrates by Msjinkzd 02-14-2012, 08:07 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 9,902
Posted By variable
^ +1 :icon_smil

^ +1 :icon_smil
Forum: Invertebrates by Msjinkzd 02-14-2012, 07:48 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 9,902
Posted By variable
You mentioned that your Indian shipment didn't...

You mentioned that your Indian shipment didn't come in, does that mean no D. dario?
Forum: Invertebrates by Msjinkzd 02-11-2012, 03:38 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 9,902
Posted By variable
That's what I figured, everything I've read says...

That's what I figured, everything I've read says it takes a while for them to color up. They are so cute. At first they huddled together in the caves, but now they are all over the tank -- they...
Forum: Invertebrates by Msjinkzd 02-11-2012, 03:21 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 9,902
Posted By variable
Yay! Got my order today, safe and sound. ...

Yay! Got my order today, safe and sound. Beautiful critters! I went with the sakura over pfrs because I prefer the translucence to the opaque look. They are gorgeous. Look:...
Forum: Aquascaping 02-09-2012, 05:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 673
Posted By variable
http://manzanita.com/aqwood.htm I got a nano...

http://manzanita.com/aqwood.htm

I got a nano aquarium pack from them, and I'm delighted with the pieces. There were 13 included, some branchy, some single long pieces, and one beautiful root...
Forum: Invertebrates by Msjinkzd 02-07-2012, 03:38 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 9,902
Posted By variable
That's good to know, thank you!

That's good to know, thank you!
Forum: Invertebrates by Msjinkzd 02-07-2012, 02:53 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 9,902
Posted By variable
Pics would be great if you can. Do both kinds...

Pics would be great if you can. Do both kinds have the "racing stripe"? And do you notice a difference in fertility/hardiness ie do PFRs have fewer berries or higher mortality/sensitivity?
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