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Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-11-2013, 05:16 PM
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Posted By otofish
Your calculations are correct. :)

Your calculations are correct. :)
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 05-04-2013, 05:33 AM
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Views: 1,322
Posted By otofish
Your filter sponge is so white. Is the tank...

Your filter sponge is so white. Is the tank cycled?
Nice orientation of the wood but it's very centered.
Add more plants! :D
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-04-2013, 05:25 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,014
Posted By otofish
Duckweed is fast but the denitrifying bacteria...

Duckweed is fast but the denitrifying bacteria should be faster. Have you tried completely overloading the system with ammonia? Either lots of fish food or just add some ammonia. I take the second...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-27-2013, 07:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 279
Posted By otofish
+1 What Shrimpzoo said.

+1 What Shrimpzoo said.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-27-2013, 06:53 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,014
Posted By otofish
I'm sorry that happened. Sounds like Soothing...

I'm sorry that happened. Sounds like Soothing Shrimp has figured out the primary reason why the cherries died: a too short acclimation.
It's still puzzling me why your nitrates are so high and go...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-24-2013, 09:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 758
Posted By otofish
Do the shrimp actually munch on the cuttlebone or...

Do the shrimp actually munch on the cuttlebone or eggshells?
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-24-2013, 08:45 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,014
Posted By otofish
I'm glad my explaination of my water change...

I'm glad my explaination of my water change strategy made sense :).
Have you thought about adding some floaters? They would block a little of the sun and hopefully eat up your nitrates pretty...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-24-2013, 04:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 369
Posted By otofish
Be careful about turning the filter back on after...

Be careful about turning the filter back on after turning it off. If it was cycled before, the bacteria have probably died off now and turning it back on without cleaning it could foul your water. ...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-23-2013, 04:08 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,014
Posted By otofish
I prefer doing larger water changes on small...

I prefer doing larger water changes on small tanks. It keeps the tank water closer to the tap water parameters so that water changes are less stressful since they're creating less change. Only half...
Forum: Plants 04-21-2013, 11:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 328
Posted By otofish
Some sort of hygrophila?

Some sort of hygrophila?
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-21-2013, 11:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 734
Posted By otofish
If you can figure out how to do live, then this...

If you can figure out how to do live, then this is the best option. It's better for the fish and daphnia will live for a while in your aquarium till they are eaten = almost no waste.

What you're...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-21-2013, 06:25 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,014
Posted By otofish
I like this idea. Looking forward to seeing how...

I like this idea. Looking forward to seeing how this works out. The temp shift might be ok for shrimp. In the wild though were there might be a temperature shift that is twice this, the shrimp are...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-21-2013, 06:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 734
Posted By otofish
I don't know of any way to completely get rid of...

I don't know of any way to completely get rid of them and not the shrimp, but planaria especially thrive on uneaten, decaying food. You might be able to reduce their population a little by either...
Forum: Algae 04-21-2013, 06:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 535
Posted By otofish
It's definitely not diatoms. Looks a bit like...

It's definitely not diatoms. Looks a bit like black brush algae covered with sediment to me.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 05-21-2010, 05:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 858
Posted By otofish
The problem is that even though plants don't use...

The problem is that even though plants don't use the actinic light very well, the ever-versitile algae is perfectly capable so you can't discount the light put out by the actinic. You still might be...
Forum: Plants 05-21-2010, 05:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 868
Posted By otofish
The crypt looks very interesting that way. You...

The crypt looks very interesting that way. You don't seem to have much of an algae problem so I'd say it was up to you. They'll probably rot off on their own if you leave them.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-17-2010, 11:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 600
Posted By otofish
Thanks everybody, that's good information.

Thanks everybody, that's good information.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 05-15-2010, 07:39 PM
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Posted By otofish
Nice tank MlDukes. I like the light as is. ...

Nice tank MlDukes. I like the light as is. Makes the tank look mysterious.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-15-2010, 07:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 600
Posted By otofish
Thanks knm<><. I hope I get some responses...

Thanks knm<><. I hope I get some responses too.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-15-2010, 07:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 600
Posted By otofish
The problem with my searches is that I just come...

The problem with my searches is that I just come up with information on which fish can be kept with adult shrimp and disscussions of how most fish (not ottos) eat babies. I'm looking for a more long...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-15-2010, 06:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 600
Posted By otofish
I agree with everything else you said, but I'm...

I agree with everything else you said, but I'm not so sure on this. That is why I am asking this question. Do you have personal experience that this is true? Or have you seen someone else report...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-15-2010, 06:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 600
Posted By otofish
Thanks for sharing your experiences, but it...

Thanks for sharing your experiences, but it really wasn't what I asked. RCS = red cherry shrimp. CRS = crystals red shrimp. There's a whole thread talking about what seems like entirely cherries. ...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-15-2010, 01:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 600
Posted By otofish
Fish with CRS

I've seen a lot of threads on fish that can be kept with shrimp in general but nothing specific to CRS or the other slower-growing Cardina species. I worry that fish that can be kept with cherries...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-15-2010, 01:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,191
Posted By otofish
Very pretty. Going to look them up now.

Very pretty. Going to look them up now.
Forum: Substrate 05-08-2010, 08:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 617
Posted By otofish
Why does what not occur? Algae bloom? ...

Why does what not occur? Algae bloom? Stabilization? Anaerobic bacteria? Not sure which you mean.
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