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Forum: Fish 04-15-2013, 03:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 447
Posted By diyer3984
on the plus side the white crayfish will destroy...

on the plus side the white crayfish will destroy any and all pest snails in the tank shell and all. But i agree not good for ANY! planted tank and they dig ooo man do they love to dig.
Forum: Fish 04-15-2013, 03:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 534
Posted By diyer3984
The way I see it. If your temp. is over 80 deg...

The way I see it. If your temp. is over 80 deg that's your first problem. I keep all my tanks at a constant 76-78 deg F. Winter and summer. That helps with the ick problem. (plus quarantine...only...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-12-2013, 06:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 548
Posted By diyer3984
If you want to fight it the only thing that...

If you want to fight it the only thing that really works is to cut your tap water with 25% to 50% R/O water. I tried "chasing the dragon", for years with all the white powders and pills that claimed...
Forum: Algae 04-11-2013, 04:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,159
Posted By diyer3984
What the Problem Is? Personally I think it looks...

What the Problem Is? Personally I think it looks awesome in your aquarium (especially growing on the log). I like algae because it is a great refuge for micro-fauna. If I cant beat it I figure out...
Forum: Invertebrates by Msjinkzd 04-11-2013, 03:26 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 11,422
Posted By diyer3984
Voted...Good Luck. Keep up the good work.

Voted...Good Luck. Keep up the good work.
Forum: Fish 04-10-2013, 08:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,160
Posted By diyer3984
Click on the link below for the easy healthy way...

Click on the link below for the easy healthy way to cultivate Daphnia.

Keep your live food as clean as you would your aquarium.
Forum: Plants 03-14-2013, 07:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 352
Posted By diyer3984
That's the kind of dirty we all can...

That's the kind of dirty we all can appreciate.:hihi:
Nice tank
Forum: Low Tech Forum 03-14-2013, 06:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 390
Posted By diyer3984
I'd start with a 10 gallon tank for practice and...

I'd start with a 10 gallon tank for practice and testing and learning. Do that for about 1 year. Then scale what you have learned up to your 150.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 03-14-2013, 04:27 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,911
Posted By diyer3984
Please! Please! Do all fish of the world a favor...

Please! Please! Do all fish of the world a favor and do more internet research before you EVER get any species of fish you do not know. Don't ever fully trust your LFS. I do not an will never...
Forum: Fish 03-12-2013, 05:41 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,884
Posted By diyer3984
Hummingbird Tetra Characidium fasciatum. What...

Hummingbird Tetra Characidium fasciatum. What they lack in color they make up in character ten fold. They float like a hummingbird for short periods of time and dart around the bottom for food with...
Forum: Fish 03-06-2013, 01:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 486
Posted By diyer3984
I haven't signed into this in a while but I'm...

I haven't signed into this in a while but I'm working on the same thing so ill help.
OK this is what i have done. I set up a 10 gallon aquarium with 1 heater and a sponge filter with a top cover and...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 10-28-2011, 02:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 506
Posted By diyer3984
When I picked up my first 5 gallon tank of CO2 at...

When I picked up my first 5 gallon tank of CO2 at a welding shop, I told them what it was for. I got the opposite response. The guy told me it was quite common. Funnier yet the guy standing behind...
Forum: Algae 10-28-2011, 02:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,181
Posted By diyer3984
I would have gone with an in tank Daphnia...

I would have gone with an in tank Daphnia refugium. You can get the Daphnia from Wards or from [Ebay Link Removed] Might have taken 2 weeks to clear but would be more natural and extra food for...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-28-2011, 01:43 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,739
Posted By diyer3984
Not that you want any goldfish in your tanks. ...

Not that you want any goldfish in your tanks. But they can rid your tank of it in a day or two.
Forum: Plants 10-21-2011, 07:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 297
Posted By diyer3984
The fun is making it your own my suggestion may...

The fun is making it your own my suggestion may be different from what you really want. But it would really help U to use Google images... type in nano aquariums and see what others have used to get...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 10-21-2011, 07:37 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,800
Posted By diyer3984
It was pitch black in my room before a...

It was pitch black in my room before a thunderstorm. I could here my dojo loach going nuts. The back of the tank top was open and I heard a bloop and then a thud to the carpet floor. I got up to...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-21-2011, 07:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 277
Posted By diyer3984
There is no proof that the heated substrate is...

There is no proof that the heated substrate is better than an unheated one. I have done both, and found that there wasn't a difference between the two. I also tried the reptile heater but found it...
Forum: Equipment 10-21-2011, 06:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,511
Posted By diyer3984
It creates CO2. But I think it seems way to...

It creates CO2. But I think it seems way to cumbersome to to be practical. Looks cheap, way too many parts, and how would you correctly control a trustworthy flow of CO2?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-20-2011, 04:59 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,075
Posted By diyer3984
You know your aquarium habit is out of control...

You know your aquarium habit is out of control when...
Culturing live foods is more interesting than culturing your fish.
Every plastic container can be used for something fish related.
Power...
Forum: DIY 10-20-2011, 01:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 337
Posted By diyer3984
I say create a daphnia refuge and skip the...

I say create a daphnia refuge and skip the expensive UV. You get rid of your green water naturally and have leftover live food for your fish. Not to mention its way cheaper.
Forum: Aquascaping 10-04-2011, 02:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 958
Posted By diyer3984
The Kinect "Zoom", is not worth it. It decreases...

The Kinect "Zoom", is not worth it. It decreases the sensitivity and screws up depth of field. Tons of bad reviews on Amazon.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 10-03-2011, 03:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 751
Posted By diyer3984
The lonely goldfish was just my opinion. Its...

The lonely goldfish was just my opinion. Its fine by itself, but with such a big tank (kudos on that... fish bowls are awful, not even bettas should be kept in anything less than 10 gal planted) you...
Forum: Algae 10-03-2011, 03:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,678
Posted By diyer3984
typo fixed

typo fixed
Forum: Algae 09-30-2011, 08:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,678
Posted By diyer3984
From my experience low ph water that is full of...

From my experience low ph water that is full of waste nutrients (this is key I get mine from collected rainwater that has been a little doctored with fish waste), high light (6700k works best) a bba...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 09-30-2011, 06:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 751
Posted By diyer3984
You got a Ryukin (get more she looks lonely). I...

You got a Ryukin (get more she looks lonely). I used to bread them. Some do not form a nice bump and are cast out as fantails (which are very close in lineage).
Notes on keeping Ryukins that no...
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