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Forum: Ponds 05-27-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 387
Posted By GrampsGrunge
I have a trio of interconnected watering troughs,...

I have a trio of interconnected watering troughs, in an above-ground tank arrangement, roughly of 550 gallons total. I've been aerating it with just one MillionAire two outlet air-pump and a pair...
Forum: Fish 04-30-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 337
Posted By GrampsGrunge
Looks a lot like an adult Brine Shrimp.

Looks a lot like an adult Brine Shrimp.
Forum: Fish 04-30-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 489
Posted By GrampsGrunge
Astyanax Mexicanus?

Astyanax Mexicanus?
Forum: Fish 04-30-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,624
Posted By GrampsGrunge
I like Apistos but their demands for live food...

I like Apistos but their demands for live food made them a pain to keep. If the Bolivian rams can be a little less demanding for food requirements I'd think about keeping them.
Forum: Fish 04-30-2014, 05:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 292
Posted By GrampsGrunge
Just a note about Celebes rainbow fish, they...

Just a note about Celebes rainbow fish, they prefer somewhat mildly saline, alkaline water. Though I'm not sure what New York City's water chemistry is like.

A little aquarium salt wouldn't...
Forum: Fish 04-30-2014, 03:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,148
Posted By GrampsGrunge
Lemon Tetras, and Head and Tail-lites tetras. ...

Lemon Tetras, and Head and Tail-lites tetras. Two fish I've kept that have spawned in in 5 gallon buckets while making a big house move. Each bucket had a good sized Water Sprite and some java...
Forum: Fish 04-30-2014, 03:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 464
Posted By GrampsGrunge
Rosy Barbs

http://ztona.org/wp-content/uploads/1dafc76e7406f55060b40562f25cf6b1.jpg

They do grow a bit large, about 2.5" 3.5", but they're gentle, active somewhat bottom oriented schoolers.. Remember to get...
Forum: Plants 11-17-2012, 01:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,606
Posted By GrampsGrunge
Well my Orchid has a number of air roots that...

Well my Orchid has a number of air roots that escape from above the bark mix, they have little green tips which is interesting. I was not going to immerse the whole orchid rhizome, as much as maybe...
Forum: Plants 11-05-2012, 08:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,606
Posted By GrampsGrunge
The HOB planted filter idea is what I'm thinking...

The HOB planted filter idea is what I'm thinking of expanding the spider-plant's habitat into. The Purple Waffle plant sounds like a better choice in the future, but since the mother plant is so...
Forum: Plants 11-05-2012, 07:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,606
Posted By GrampsGrunge
Very well, sounds like I'm on the right path so...

Very well, sounds like I'm on the right path so far. :)

Well years back, when I had my 30 gallon tank set up with a mercury vapor 125 watt bulb and an ancient old HOB filter from the 70's, (...
Forum: Plants 11-05-2012, 04:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,606
Posted By GrampsGrunge
Terrestrial plants with air roots in tank..

I forget where I got this idea from, but in the past I've had Philodendron roots trail into my larger tanks.

Presently my little 4.5 gallon nano set up is on a table under a long light hood...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-20-2012, 07:35 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 105,779
Posted By GrampsGrunge
I'm not sure, I guess it being summer there...

I'm not sure, I guess it being summer there wouldn't be a problem with live deliveries except maybe being too hot?

I'll have to read more about those breeders who have extra RCS, I'd prefer to...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 06-20-2012, 03:22 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,393
Posted By GrampsGrunge
What hasn't been asked in this thread is, what is...

What hasn't been asked in this thread is, what is the chemistry of the water coming out of the tap, used to change the tank water?

Most municipalities will have a in depth chemistry make up of...
Forum: Equipment 06-20-2012, 04:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,198
Posted By GrampsGrunge
The 3 wire PC case fans are not 'PWM', the third...

The 3 wire PC case fans are not 'PWM', the third wire is a pulse counter for the BIOS rpm reading on the fan for circuit and cooling warning protection. The four wire fans have a pulse width...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-20-2012, 01:24 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 105,779
Posted By GrampsGrunge
Anyone in SouthWestern Oregon know of a local...

Anyone in SouthWestern Oregon know of a local seller of RCS? The lady at the local fish store just gave me a blank look.
Forum: Fish 06-19-2012, 05:14 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,233
Posted By GrampsGrunge
I like Dwarf Pencilfish, Nannostomus Marginatus,...

I like Dwarf Pencilfish, Nannostomus Marginatus, they tend to be somewhat calmer in their schooling behavior, tight but not frantic.

http://youtu.be/etu17jpvfPQ
Forum: Fish 06-19-2012, 04:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 503
Posted By GrampsGrunge
Black and Red Phantom Males do the most awesome...

Black and Red Phantom Males do the most awesome fin flaring mock battles of any tetra species. Reds will go scooting around the tank at the most absurd angles to each other. I've seen them nearly...
Forum: Fish 06-19-2012, 04:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 500
Posted By GrampsGrunge
Depends on the fish and their recent...

Depends on the fish and their recent surroundings. Sometimes it takes a week or more for fish to acclimate to a new tank especially if the previous tank was, like some chain petstore tanks, a...
Forum: Fish 06-19-2012, 04:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,175
Posted By GrampsGrunge
Longfin White Clouds have a much more pronounced...

Longfin White Clouds have a much more pronounced lower jaw than regular White Cloud minnows so in shipping if roughly netted and handled they could likely get an injury on their 'proboscis'.

...
Forum: Equipment 06-19-2012, 03:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 475
Posted By GrampsGrunge
Fingers crossed, I might get another few years...

Fingers crossed, I might get another few years out of it, but I am ordering a new 404 just in case.

:smile:
Forum: Algae 06-19-2012, 12:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 934
Posted By GrampsGrunge
I've never had a green water problem, but there...

I've never had a green water problem, but there were times I wish I had.

Too much light. too many nutrients, it's hard sometimes to talk fish sense with people who have too many fish in a tank...
Forum: Equipment 06-18-2012, 11:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 475
Posted By GrampsGrunge
Reading some of the Amazon customer reviews of...

Reading some of the Amazon customer reviews of the 606 and 404 I had an epiphany of sorts.

The MiniJet pumps seem an awful lot like the MiniPro, as there were, among the praises for these little...
Forum: Equipment 06-18-2012, 09:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 475
Posted By GrampsGrunge
Well the filter's canister sits on the same level...

Well the filter's canister sits on the same level as the, 'tank system' and it being close in volume to what are now being called, nano-tanks I'm not sure I want to over power the flow.

It's a...
Forum: Equipment 06-18-2012, 09:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,488
Posted By GrampsGrunge
I guess I'm going to have to be the voice of...

I guess I'm going to have to be the voice of support for heating cables, in any system there's going to be exceptions to the 'rule'.

I started doing 'Dutch style" heavily planted tanks back in...
Forum: Equipment 06-18-2012, 06:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 475
Posted By GrampsGrunge
Homemade cannister filter for mini-tank

I'm new to this forum, but, I've been maintaining planted tanks since '90. I've been away for a few years, and have just got back into small natural tanks. Breaking some of my old equipment out...
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