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Forum: Substrate 07-30-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 401
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
Maybe tonight, I'm in the office til at least 5pm...

Maybe tonight, I'm in the office til at least 5pm EST
Forum: Aquascaping 07-30-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 691
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
AFA still sells it, but since its been illegal...

AFA still sells it, but since its been illegal for export, and harvest since 2008 whatever is still out there is the last of it. A lot of what I see I suspect is not legit, and misidentified.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-30-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 464
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
The foamy stuff is detergents. For peace of mind...

The foamy stuff is detergents. For peace of mind I'd breakdown the tank, and clean everything. Consider it a learning curve, plenty more ahead.
Forum: Substrate 07-30-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 401
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
If you want a tighter fit in Eco mix in I mixed...

If you want a tighter fit in Eco mix in I mixed in a bag of black Petco sand. I like how it turned out. Gives more of realistic dirt look as well.
Forum: Equipment 07-30-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 188
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
If your looking for something to file a sump the...

If your looking for something to file a sump the pond version of matrix is way cheaper then that marine pure stuff. Marine pure IMO is way to expensive, and you'll probably never come close to using...
Forum: Fish 07-26-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 337
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
On another forum back in 2009 there was a...

On another forum back in 2009 there was a mutation variant out of a Florida breeder farm that had it, and was selling them.
Forum: Lighting 07-26-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 257
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
You'll be fine i think, i have a PAR of 35-53 on...

You'll be fine i think, i have a PAR of 35-53 on a couple 20g's using 2x 13w cfl 6500k with no co2, and 12 hour light cycles.
Forum: Substrate 07-25-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 208
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
In a home depot bucket after its dry. The...

In a home depot bucket after its dry. The bacteria can't be kept alive, its probably already dead. I use a spaghetti strainer or pillow case when I clean it.
Forum: Aquascaping 07-25-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 292
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
My thought is having a possible breeding pair,...

My thought is having a possible breeding pair, and the territory to be held possibly all focused in the middle could be a issue down the road. Just thought ~
Forum: Algae 07-24-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 223
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
What is your water testing?

What is your water testing?
Forum: Fish 07-24-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 362
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
Her* she has aqua view design out of Northampton,...

Her* she has aqua view design out of Northampton, MA. A forum member as well :-)
Forum: Fish 07-18-2014, 12:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 165
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
Hmmm, kind of looks like a red zebra variant.

Hmmm, kind of looks like a red zebra variant.
Forum: Substrate 07-17-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 421
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
I'd you stuff your filter with pillow stuffing or...

I'd you stuff your filter with pillow stuffing or something similar it'll hell speed things up. I wouldn't concern yourself with flow, just water polishing for a few days.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-15-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 831
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
12 hours a day, never any algae issues, not even...

12 hours a day, never any algae issues, not even glass algae.
Forum: Substrate 07-14-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 381
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
Once a year I pull everything out, clean it, dip...

Once a year I pull everything out, clean it, dip it all, and put it all back in.
Forum: Equipment 07-14-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 403
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
My thought would be the substrate would be the...

My thought would be the substrate would be the same temperature as the water its in.
Forum: Equipment 07-14-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 101
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
I'd just replace it. The part is cheap. I've made...

I'd just replace it. The part is cheap. I've made attempts to fix impeller assemblys in the past, and eventually its got to be replaced at some point not long after anyways. Not worth the hassle.
Forum: Substrate 07-11-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 381
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
Dirty like mulm build up? Like fluval stratum...

Dirty like mulm build up? Like fluval stratum that's over a year old?
Forum: Aquascaping 07-10-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 221
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
I've seen a lot of people mention real seiryu...

I've seen a lot of people mention real seiryu stone raised their pH past 9. Just be sure your getting real seiryu stone if you do as if I remember right its bee. Illegal to export for many years now,...
Forum: Substrate 07-10-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 322
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
For the record there has been complaints on here...

For the record there has been complaints on here about the stuff, it's just everyone is quick to dismiss it as ridiculous, and human error cause there is no evidence of a scientific/laboratory...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-10-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 211
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
I would just tie them to the rock or use a glue...

I would just tie them to the rock or use a glue gun to attach the roots to the rock which personally I prefer.
Forum: Fish 07-10-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 277
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
Check out what Jeff rapps has in stock right now...

Check out what Jeff rapps has in stock right now at tangled up in cichlids. He has some good stuff in stock, and believe me they are worth every penny.
Forum: Equipment 07-10-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 267
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
I still have penguins running from the late 90's,...

I still have penguins running from the late 90's, and no noise for me. Same impellers to. Anyways if its enough for the 30g all depends on how much of a bioload your going to have in the tank which...
Forum: Fish 07-10-2014, 01:48 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,113
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
Domestically raised, probably segrest farms. Ask...

Domestically raised, probably segrest farms. Ask him if that the case merely out of curiosity.
Forum: Fish 07-09-2014, 01:47 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,113
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
Mine are wild caught, and have done very well. I...

Mine are wild caught, and have done very well. I won a batch last year while attending a meeting on this subject, which honestly impressed me into probably only buying wild caught cards. ...
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