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Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   01-13-2015, 12:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 700
Posted By Dave6265
Kill them and quick.... not a direct threat to...

Kill them and quick.... not a direct threat to shrimp, but will outcompete them for food and outbreed them. I did not think they were too bad, until I had an infestation overwhelm a 9g red cherry...
Forum: Equipment   04-30-2014, 01:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 744
Posted By Dave6265
I have their 30 gallon shallow reef cube, and am...

I have their 30 gallon shallow reef cube, and am very happy with it.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   04-08-2014, 03:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,253
Posted By Dave6265
It's best to just be patient and let the tank...

It's best to just be patient and let the tank cycle itself out.

Adding other things to try to correct now will just make it harder when it really matters, when you are adding livestock.

My...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   03-30-2014, 02:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,334
Posted By Dave6265
Hey Marko - when was your last water change? ...

Hey Marko - when was your last water change?

I did a 5 gallon change on my 30 gallon tank last weds, and have a blue bolt berried now. I got them small in mid January, and between winter and...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   02-16-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,493
Posted By Dave6265
Looks good!

Looks good!
Forum: Tank Journals   01-20-2014, 11:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,719
Posted By Dave6265
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Tank Journals   01-20-2014, 02:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,719
Posted By Dave6265
So I thought it was due time for me to update...

So I thought it was due time for me to update this thread. I took all of your input into thought, and found two smaller pieces of driftwood to place in the front left corner - hopefully to have the...
Forum: Equipment   01-09-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,867
Posted By Dave6265
I don't think I'd want to go much shallower than...

I don't think I'd want to go much shallower than 12". I have the 24"x24"x12" shallow frag tank, and I live it but much shallower than that and your plant choice will be somewhat limited.
Forum: Aquascaping   01-08-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,645
Posted By Dave6265
Beautiful!

Beautiful!
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   01-05-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 597
Posted By Dave6265
...because they were hungry. Silver tip...

...because they were hungry.

Silver tip tetras are pretty vicious/aggressive, they did not last long in my community tank.
Forum: Plants   01-01-2014, 04:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,099
Posted By Dave6265
light positioning? water flow?

light positioning? water flow?
Forum: Sevenports   12-31-2013, 11:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,871
Posted By Dave6265
What are the buffering capabilities of this soil?

What are the buffering capabilities of this soil?
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   12-28-2013, 09:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 619
Posted By Dave6265
Perhaps take a look on their website and see if...

Perhaps take a look on their website and see if they have a shipping section. I know of a plant site that I purchase from that specifies a cutoff date, and then a weekly ship date.

Know before...
Forum: Lighting   12-28-2013, 01:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 584
Posted By Dave6265
Rev - you will need 2, maybe 3, to cover a 55G. I...

Rev - you will need 2, maybe 3, to cover a 55G. I just got one to play around with on my 24"x24"x12" and I need the light about a foot off the surface to cover the 24" square. I do not have enough...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   12-26-2013, 04:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,050
Posted By Dave6265
My thought is some kind of cleaner or pollutant...

My thought is some kind of cleaner or pollutant got into the tank....


We had a hurricane in which we lost power for days and my tank dropped ~12 degrees. I did not lose a single fish.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   12-02-2013, 04:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 703
Posted By Dave6265
While having a buffering shrimp friendly...

While having a buffering shrimp friendly substrate helps, it is not the substrate that determines if/what shrimp can thrive. You must focus more on the quality of water, hardness, and maturity of the...
Forum: DIY   12-02-2013, 03:43 AM
Replies: 709
Views: 99,205
Posted By Dave6265
Is anyone out there putting this DIY into a nice...

Is anyone out there putting this DIY into a nice package and selling it?

I know I am not the only one hoping someone can deliver on the goods we were all hoping would come when we bought these...
Forum: Tank Journals   11-14-2013, 10:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 944
Posted By Dave6265
Great progress and nice fish choice! My...

Great progress and nice fish choice!

My rainbows will school up the tetras nicely, and I hope they do the same for yours.
Forum: Current-USA and Ecoxotic   11-14-2013, 10:48 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,218
Posted By Dave6265
Yet another underwhelmed customer here.... ...

Yet another underwhelmed customer here....

This does not look like it will work with the LED+ for the freshwater application. I'd like to see a kit specifically for our fixtures, not a saltwater...
Forum: Tank Journals   11-12-2013, 02:15 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,719
Posted By Dave6265
Eesh! Well, I'll have plenty of time to find a...

Eesh! Well, I'll have plenty of time to find a good breeder for my shrimp and plant this tank up?

I was expecting a month, but this just keeps going.
Forum: Tank Journals   11-11-2013, 04:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,719
Posted By Dave6265
....and we're still leaching tons of ammonia. ...

....and we're still leaching tons of ammonia.

1 Week ago, I put a seasoned piece of filter into my eheim and let it run, and I still see little to no change in ammonia levels of 4 ppm. I read...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   11-11-2013, 03:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 945
Posted By Dave6265
Is that aquasoil? If that's newly flooded it is...

Is that aquasoil? If that's newly flooded it is going to leach levels of ammonia that probably will not be tolerable by your ottos....
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   11-05-2013, 11:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 830
Posted By Dave6265
I had a mix in my tank and ended up with a bunch...

I had a mix in my tank and ended up with a bunch of wild looking neocardinia. I would not mix neos.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   11-03-2013, 04:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 588
Posted By Dave6265
Your male looks like one of my low grade cherry...

Your male looks like one of my low grade cherry shrimp. When breeding they will throw some wild looking neo shrimp that will have stripes like that. You can cull them out to keep the reddish look, or...
Forum: Tank Journals   11-03-2013, 03:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,719
Posted By Dave6265
Ok TPT, a little bit of an update... The tank is...

Ok TPT, a little bit of an update... The tank is still cycling, so no fauna yet. I've decided this will be a taiwan bee tank, as the parameters will be perfect for them.

In place of the rainbow...
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