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Forum: Fish 09-16-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 432
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
Flashing can happen when fish are trying to court...

Flashing can happen when fish are trying to court a mate, or have ich as its a way to "scratch" themselves. Only 2 things I'm aware of or seen.
Forum: Fish 09-16-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 206
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
I pull the val leaf up,and snip at the waterline...

I pull the val leaf up,and snip at the waterline once a week. They grow back about a foot in that week for me.
Forum: Equipment 09-16-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 336
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
Just note that with regular ole rubber gloves...

Just note that with regular ole rubber gloves that come to the wrist. Water will always get into the glove, then you drip it all out when you remove your hand unless you tape off the glove like a...
Forum: Equipment 09-16-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 174
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
Never heard of any jbj leaking before on any of...

Never heard of any jbj leaking before on any of my reef forums so you should be good on that front. Do you need to spend that much on a tank, not really. I feel like there's better options out there,...
Forum: Algae 09-16-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 546
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
OK so it can be agreed then silica does plays a...

OK so it can be agreed then silica does plays a very active role in a diatom bloom. I don't deal with it with my freshwater tanks anymore since they are so old, but anytime I move, my reef tank will...
Forum: Substrate 09-16-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 187
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
Personally I've never seen a clutch of eggs eaten...

Personally I've never seen a clutch of eggs eaten by snails unless the parents abandoned them. Typically in all my instances the fish keep the snails away. I think you'll be OK.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-15-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 342
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
What part of CA? I know places in SoCal

What part of CA? I know places in SoCal
Forum: Fish 09-15-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 432
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
Its all a learning curve. Unfortunately it takes...

Its all a learning curve. Unfortunately it takes time, money, and death to figure out what works for you, and what doesn't. Everyone has their own advice, their own beliefs, and methods. Take it all...
Forum: Lighting 09-15-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 308
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
Its like a role of the dice with coralife bulbs....

Its like a role of the dice with coralife bulbs. I bought 2x 8" bulbs in June, already dead. Before that anytime I've used coralife bulbs on larger fixtures they were OK. Same goes with their...
Forum: Algae 09-15-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 546
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
Have you read into how diatoms need silicate acid...

Have you read into how diatoms need silicate acid to reproduce? Just curious ☺
Forum: Fish 09-15-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 432
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
Not so much heat resistant, but chemical...

Not so much heat resistant, but chemical treatment resistance. Thing is a lot of these big fish farms like segrest farms are constantly treating for things like ich, and over time they build up...
Forum: Fish 09-15-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 249
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
You'll be fine, stability is key. Most all fish...

You'll be fine, stability is key. Most all fish will acclimate, and live happily.
Forum: Fish 09-15-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 432
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
Honestly it can take up to a month. The ich...

Honestly it can take up to a month. The ich strains showing up these days are more, and more resilient then ever. IMO your doing everything right, but the chem treatment doesn't seem to be working as...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 09-15-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 257
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
My reef store I frequent has one for years now....

My reef store I frequent has one for years now. Its pretty cool, and loves to be hand fed shrimp from the grocery store.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 09-15-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 225
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
Personally if I can't see a picture I skip over....

Personally if I can't see a picture I skip over. If a picture has no description I skip over it. Their loss, they'll learn with experience, I hope.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-11-2014, 11:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 735
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
If your cat isn't going after the fish, then i...

If your cat isn't going after the fish, then i wouldn't worry about it. My 2 cats drink from my tanks all the time, and have zero interest in the tank inhabitants. Something about fish tank water...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 09-11-2014, 11:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 136
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
Are you fighting a infection?

Are you fighting a infection?
Forum: Plants 09-11-2014, 11:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 433
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
Whats your iron dose's like? I know if i don't...

Whats your iron dose's like? I know if i don't use flourish for a couple months mine revert back to green, and loose their red. I dose flourish, and the red comes back. I figure it's just the iron,...
Forum: Fish 09-11-2014, 11:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 516
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
Not flawed at all. The temperature range you...

Not flawed at all. The temperature range you originally gave is a normal temperature range for the fish, and a range to be given as an example how fast reproduction is in that range to give you the...
Forum: Equipment 09-11-2014, 11:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 246
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
Post a picture, and measurements.

Post a picture, and measurements.
Forum: Equipment 09-11-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 283
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
I always found this guy's page to be helpful on...

I always found this guy's page to be helpful on explaining it all.

http://www.americanaquariumproducts.com/AquariumUVSterilization.html
Forum: Fish 09-10-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 516
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
The temperature range which was given is just a...

The temperature range which was given is just a mere temperature range example since its the range of most aquarium fish. Has nothing to do with speeding up the cycle process, 2-3 days is the normal...
Forum: Fish 09-10-2014, 01:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 516
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
That quoted section is just telling you how fast...

That quoted section is just telling you how fast the life cycle can be/is in that temperature range, and what days you should target it with chemical treatment.
If you scroll down to Special...
Forum: Fish 09-09-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 516
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
It's still only theory that the tomite cycle...

It's still only theory that the tomite cycle stage can be cut short if above 78-80F. It it has finally been proven awesome, then I've learned something new. It is however proven breeding can't be...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 09-09-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 993
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
Seeing 10 threads of the same question on the...

Seeing 10 threads of the same question on the same page on the forum.
People who don't use their blinker/directional
ADA elitist fanboys
Guys that call AAA to change their tire
People that don't...
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