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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-26-2014, 10:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 367
Posted By wheatiesl337
Cats have a natural instinct to disfavor water...

Cats have a natural instinct to disfavor water next to their food, as their "kills" could have contaminated it. Try offering a source of water in a place different from the food. I am also a fan of...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-26-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 225
Posted By wheatiesl337
Quarantining shrimp is just as necessary as...

Quarantining shrimp is just as necessary as quarantining fish. Shrimp can bring in nasties. Just look at a few pictures of the nasty green looking stuff that pops up on this sub periodically.

I...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-24-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 311
Posted By wheatiesl337
This is, frankly, quite terrible advice and...

This is, frankly, quite terrible advice and extremely risky. All new fish should be quarantined and proactively treated with praziquantel and fenbendazole, especially bottom feeders.

I am...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-21-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 461
Posted By wheatiesl337
You will also want to get an idea of your water...

You will also want to get an idea of your water parameters so you can eliminate any potential issues from that. For shrimp, it is important to test:

gH
kH
TDS
pH
Temperature

Of course,...
Forum: DIY 09-18-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 677
Posted By wheatiesl337
So I am in the process of dry starting a new Mr....

So I am in the process of dry starting a new Mr. Aqua 835LI, and I set up a "bala drain," just like described above. So far, it is working great, and I would recommend it for all dry starts.

I...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 09-17-2014, 11:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 224
Posted By wheatiesl337
Very nice set-up and lots of species I don't...

Very nice set-up and lots of species I don't usually seen grown emergent. What kind of cycle is the fogger on?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-15-2014, 11:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 372
Posted By wheatiesl337
Also, a reading of zero nitrate indicates...

Also, a reading of zero nitrate indicates something is up. Either your test kit is wrong, or you are not doing EI correctly.
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 09-15-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,245
Posted By wheatiesl337
Yes, it is a flowering crypt. pontederiifolia....

Yes, it is a flowering crypt. pontederiifolia. That is probably the 5th spathe that pont. has put out since spring. A crypt. wendtii bronze is also blooming on the far left, but the spathe is rather...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 09-15-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,245
Posted By wheatiesl337
Video Update #4

Video update on the paludarium from September 2014. I replaced the d. capensis with UG. I might try some drosera in a few different spots up a bit higher on the ledge. The c. spiralis is also trimmed...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-05-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 700
Posted By wheatiesl337
Well, that's not how you calibrate a nitrate drop...

Well, that's not how you calibrate a nitrate drop test kit. This is. (http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=83545) Again, I doubt nitrates are your problem, so I would be considering...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-05-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 700
Posted By wheatiesl337
I, too, would be suspicious of the high...

I, too, would be suspicious of the high temperature. 80 degrees is very high for these shrimp, especially in only a 2.5g tank. You could try to cool the tank down with a small fan, but with a 2.5g...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-04-2014, 11:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 385
Posted By wheatiesl337
I am skeptical that hydra alone are responsible...

I am skeptical that hydra alone are responsible for the death of an amano shrimp. I would be curious to see your water parameters before blaming deaths of adult shrimp all on hydra.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-04-2014, 11:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 700
Posted By wheatiesl337
gH, kH, TDS, pH. Make sure these values look...

gH, kH, TDS, pH. Make sure these values look right first, otherwise you are just guessing and don't have anything figured out when it comes to shrimp.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-27-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,525
Posted By wheatiesl337
The catch pens and similar devices, if baited...

The catch pens and similar devices, if baited properly, will help keep the population of not only planaria down, but also seed shrimp, copepods, and other harmless, but aesthetically displeasing flat...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-12-2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 329
Posted By wheatiesl337
Save for the linear drive pump imo. Whisper...

Save for the linear drive pump imo. Whisper quiet, room to expand to more outlets later on, long lasting, and nearly maintenance free. I am extremely happy after switching from multiple diaphragm...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-12-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 923
Posted By wheatiesl337
I would also recommend staying away from c02...

I would also recommend staying away from c02 while starting out with shrimp. Consider non-c02 obligatory plants for carpeting. Monte carlo might be a good option.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-12-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 301
Posted By wheatiesl337
Temperature is a bit high for shrimp (and...

Temperature is a bit high for shrimp (and probably the cray, but I have not kept cpo's). I try to keep my tanks below 76F during the summer. pH is a bit high for bees, but in the workable range. It...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-12-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 301
Posted By wheatiesl337
Generally best to have a new tank up and running...

Generally best to have a new tank up and running 4-6 weeks before adding shrimp. Gives time for biofilm and beneficial bacteria colonies to establish. You will probably continue to have losses,...
Forum: Finnex / Schuber Wright 08-06-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,326
Posted By wheatiesl337
I like the idea of adding at least some color...

I like the idea of adding at least some color flourish for the reason you stated: so the cycle doesn't simply look like a light going from low to high power and back.

I have been very happy...
Forum: Substrate 08-04-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 433
Posted By wheatiesl337
If you spend some time searching around on this...

If you spend some time searching around on this forum, you will see that many use black blasting sand with success. It can be used in various ways, but it is very popular for capping dirt. I have...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-18-2014, 12:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 933
Posted By wheatiesl337
Praziquentel will also eliminate some pests and...

Praziquentel will also eliminate some pests and is shrimp and snail safe. I have used it to treat headworms on dwarf shrimp with success. I found fenben, in shrimp-safe doses, to be safe for snails...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-15-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 625
Posted By wheatiesl337
Looking great so far. I like the DIY reactor. ...

Looking great so far. I like the DIY reactor.

I also had issues with UG in my 60P and ended up pulling it. I think UG might be best in tanks where UG is the primary focus of the scape. I am...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-15-2014, 12:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 408
Posted By wheatiesl337
I also add organic spinach raw after rinsing...

I also add organic spinach raw after rinsing under my RO tap. Blanching destroys many of the vitamins and nutrients in vegetables. Something to think about.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-08-2014, 02:08 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,262
Posted By wheatiesl337
New tanks can be rough on shrimp since there is...

New tanks can be rough on shrimp since there is not much biofilm accumulated. Best advice is generally to cycle a tank for 6-8 weeks before adding shrimp.

Need to measure your TDS, GH, and pH....
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-27-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 561
Posted By wheatiesl337
First, it might well be that your gh is too low....

First, it might well be that your gh is too low. But if your water parameters are fine, I am guessing the neons and or amano's ate them. Contrary to other suggestions in the thread, neon tetras are...
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