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Forum: Fish   05-19-2017, 05:28 AM
Replies: 11
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Posted By AVN
I would heavily advise against keeping a full...

I would heavily advise against keeping a full tank in a bowl. Here is a short summary of the many different disadvantages to this. Article...
Forum: Ponds   05-16-2017, 03:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 138
Posted By AVN
I think it varies from state to state, but its...

I think it varies from state to state, but its usually the Department of Wildlife.

I'm guessing from a quick google that perhaps you should contact the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. I...
Forum: Ponds   05-13-2017, 08:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 138
Posted By AVN
You should definitely check your state's...

You should definitely check your state's regulations about collecting flora and fauna before attempting to collect anything.

That being said, here's a resource. For some reason HTML is down for...
Forum: Fish   05-13-2017, 08:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 365
Posted By AVN
Breeding Otos in the hobby is not as hard as it...

Breeding Otos in the hobby is not as hard as it has been made out to seem, it is just uncommon for the correct conditions to be met. They are a pretty finicky bunch, but once you meet the parameters...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   05-01-2017, 09:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 403
Posted By AVN
This colony sounds like it's really fun to observe

This colony sounds like it's really fun to observe
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   05-01-2017, 03:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 403
Posted By AVN
Please attempt to document this behavior to...

Please attempt to document this behavior to video, I have never seen such behavior before!
Forum: Equipment   04-30-2017, 08:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 303
Posted By AVN
I use this pump...

I use this pump (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00D5WH6FW/ref=od_aui_detailpages00?ie=UTF8&psc=1) attached to some tubing and just stick it into the corner of the tank to siphon, or into the...
Forum: Plants   04-30-2017, 08:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 177
Posted By AVN
Welcome to the hobby Hoff. Those are some nice...

Welcome to the hobby Hoff. Those are some nice plants to start out with.

When they grow in, those Vals will overtake your entire tank. Assuming they are jungle vals with melted leaves of course....
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   04-13-2017, 09:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 283
Posted By AVN
Alright then we come back to the PPM problem. I...

Alright then we come back to the PPM problem. I personally have killed a few smaller tanks of shrimp doing exactly what you have. In the end I couldn't figure any other reasons out, so I blamed it on...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   04-13-2017, 09:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 283
Posted By AVN
It could be possible that the sudden change in...

It could be possible that the sudden change in PPM shocked all your shrimp. They aren't the hardiest of creatures, and in my experience with keeping them, sometimes even a large temperature...
Forum: Plants   01-12-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 10,498
Posted By AVN
Amazing. I would love to try Erio seeds. :3

Amazing. I would love to try Erio seeds. :3
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   12-18-2013, 09:15 PM
Replies: 11
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Views: 771
Posted By AVN
4 hours from a LFS... :| How do you live?

4 hours from a LFS... :|

How do you live?
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   11-08-2013, 04:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,228
Posted By AVN
My dog knows better than to touch my tanks. ...

My dog knows better than to touch my tanks.

Long story short--unsupervised access to the fish room, red/orange/blue/white cray tanks near floor level, doggy gets a neat scar on her nose

She's...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   10-27-2013, 07:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 467
Posted By AVN
I've noticed this happening in Cherries I kept. ...

I've noticed this happening in Cherries I kept.

The water I use for water changes is colder than the tank, which I keep at 72. So it probably drops the temp down to 65-67 temporarily.

They'll...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   10-27-2013, 07:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 443
Posted By AVN
Welcome Mark! Glad to have you :D

Welcome Mark! Glad to have you :D
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   10-25-2013, 08:12 PM
Replies: 1,212
Views: 148,823
Posted By AVN
Welcome back Nick. Is it time?

Welcome back Nick. Is it time?
Forum: Tank Journals   10-22-2013, 06:37 PM
Replies: 473
Views: 84,688
Posted By AVN
Rediscovered this little gem. Simply...

Rediscovered this little gem.

Simply amazing, I wish I had as much space as you did for my plant room, alas all I've got is half of a garage.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   04-19-2013, 04:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 394
Posted By AVN
In a way yes and no. The assassins eliminate most...

In a way yes and no. The assassins eliminate most of the other snails and reproduce according to the food supply. They also naturally reproduce at a slower rate than pest snails and won't reproduce...
Forum: Tank Journals   04-16-2013, 10:24 PM
Replies: 346
Views: 37,153
Posted By AVN
Nice update. I would hate scaping in such a...

Nice update. I would hate scaping in such a limited space though.

What kind of flora do you have planned?
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   04-10-2013, 06:21 PM
Replies: 1,212
Views: 148,823
Posted By AVN
Beautiful as always Nick. Now about that San Fran...

Beautiful as always Nick. Now about that San Fran tour...
Forum: Substrate   04-09-2013, 06:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 577
Posted By AVN
Not much trouble getting it to stay, I just...

Not much trouble getting it to stay, I just gently push them straight down with the top 80% of the leaves showing.

After they develop their hairline root system they will be fine. I had a mat of...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   04-07-2013, 04:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,053
Posted By AVN
Welcome back Brian, hope you had fun. I have your...

Welcome back Brian, hope you had fun. I have your Amazonia.
Forum: Lighting   04-06-2013, 05:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 15,988
Posted By AVN
Yes.

Yes.
Forum: Tank Journals   04-04-2013, 08:21 PM
Replies: 346
Views: 37,153
Posted By AVN
I have OEBT in a jungle tank with black...

I have OEBT in a jungle tank with black substrate. They don't blend in at all. Using white won't make much of a difference either!
Forum: Tank Journals   04-04-2013, 07:44 PM
Replies: 346
Views: 37,153
Posted By AVN
Black brings out the contrast the best. I also...

Black brings out the contrast the best. I also have noticed the same shrimp will have darker shells when raised in tanks with black vs. white substrate. Maybe it's a camouflage thing?
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