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Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-15-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 235
Posted By MSG
Indian Whisker Shrimp in the Macrobrachium...

Indian Whisker Shrimp in the Macrobrachium family.

They typically retail for about $1 each, but I think they look nicer than ghost shrimps.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-13-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 243
Posted By MSG
Looks like a low grade male carbon rili. ...

Looks like a low grade male carbon rili. Babaulti shrimp don't usually have colors like that.

I'd be happy if one stuck in with my shipment. At least it's easy to identify.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 04-07-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 699
Posted By MSG
We're new to the series, but had a dinner party...

We're new to the series, but had a dinner party with a large group of friends before it premiered. Don't want to ruin it for anyone who hasn't seen it yet by mentioning any specifics, but everyone...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-28-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 239
Posted By MSG
Saw the other thread where you posted the...

Saw the other thread where you posted the pictures of the FW drift. Based on your images I doubt the majority of the DW that you brought back from the beach will leech any noticeable tannins.
...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-28-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 196
Posted By MSG
Naja Grass (Najas guadalupensis)

Easy plant to grow, I've seen them in local ponds/lakes during my treks.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-24-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 463
Posted By MSG
High TDS doesn't always = instant death. I...

High TDS doesn't always = instant death.

I have a friend who's had a low tech "jungle style" planted shrimp tank using eco-complete that's had high TDS since day one. It's ranges from 2000-2500. ...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 03-22-2014, 05:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 415
Posted By MSG
That style tank is called a "Flat Back Hexagon...

That style tank is called a "Flat Back Hexagon Aquarium" It's not custom, it's a standard factory size.

Brand new they're about $1000 before shipping costs are added. Check with the seller to...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-22-2014, 04:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 716
Posted By MSG
If you're that concerned with copper, buy a test...

If you're that concerned with copper, buy a test kit. API makes one & they're usually under $10. Recommend you do test during daylight though.

Test chart may be slightly tough to see at night.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-22-2014, 01:13 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,445
Posted By MSG
There's 2 restaurants within a mile, Bluefin is...

There's 2 restaurants within a mile, Bluefin is further down on Dekalb but Minado is the one that intersects those two roads.

Since they're close, might stop by both to see which one tempts us...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-21-2014, 11:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,445
Posted By MSG
It's rare for a store to order 50+ shrimp at a...

It's rare for a store to order 50+ shrimp at a time. Most order 5 to 12 at a time.

Have any of you PA locals been to that sushi place where Germantown Pike intersects with Swede? It's like 3...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-21-2014, 01:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 845
Posted By MSG
Surprised no one mentioned the location of the OP?

OP's located in the UK, everything is going to be almost 2x the price just based on shipping cost, export/import fees alone.

Don't you guys who trek out into the woods/mountains come across...
Forum: Plants 03-20-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 561
Posted By MSG
How do you keep the plants submerged? I always...

How do you keep the plants submerged? I always find a ton these aphid find spaces to hide so they stay out of the water, but they're near microscopic it's hard to tell how many you're actually...
Forum: Plants 03-20-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 561
Posted By MSG
I have no idea if alum will work, but I can tell...

I have no idea if alum will work, but I can tell you that even KMnO4 doesn't do much.

Certain types of fish will eat them, but most fish will spit them out. Seems like they prefer the commercial...
Forum: Plants 03-20-2014, 12:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 561
Posted By MSG
Rhopalosiphum nymphae aka aquatic aphids. Get a...

Rhopalosiphum nymphae aka aquatic aphids. Get a magnifying glass & look at the edge.

Once aphids are in your tank, it's near impossible to remove them without pulling all the floaters. You...
Forum: Plants 03-19-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 164
Posted By MSG
Najas guadalupensis aka Guppy Grass.

Najas guadalupensis aka Guppy Grass.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 03-19-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 610
Posted By MSG
Had to look up the "tweeker" term. I don't think...

Had to look up the "tweeker" term. I don't think I've ever step foot inside a tweeker pad, but if it looks anything like "BrBa" doesn't seem like a good time.


What kind of aquarium related...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-19-2014, 03:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 270
Posted By MSG
They change the laws all the time. As long as...

They change the laws all the time. As long as you declare it and the stuff isn't "WET" or doesn't resemble some artifact..... Customs may run the material through a scanner to make sure you're not...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-17-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 159
Posted By MSG
You are in Puerto Rico, so may have a lot less...

You are in Puerto Rico, so may have a lot less options to pick from.

You never mentioned the actual SIZE of the CPO in your tank, if it's real, around here I've seen them sell for $10-$15 each...
Forum: Fish 03-16-2014, 04:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 194
Posted By MSG
Could be Blackline Tetra aka Hyphessobrycon...

Could be Blackline Tetra aka Hyphessobrycon scholzei.

I got bored with my black neons, gave them away. If I get black type tetras again, it'll probably be Emperor Tetras if I can find some...
Forum: Fish 03-16-2014, 03:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 194
Posted By MSG
Black Neon Tetra - Hyphessobrycon herbertaxelrodi

Black Neon Tetra - Hyphessobrycon herbertaxelrodi
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-14-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 549
Posted By MSG
I recommend taking pictures of the new shrimp...

I recommend taking pictures of the new shrimp BEFORE you release them into the tank because they will vanish within the cover your plants. Shrimp don't respond like fish or beg for food, so you'll...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-13-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 549
Posted By MSG
$1.40 each isn't bad compared to what most LFS...

$1.40 each isn't bad compared to what most LFS charge for a basic cherry. I'm assuming these are the shrimps you ordered?

They're not exactly the clearest photos, but the few I highlighted are...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 03-12-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,006
Posted By MSG
Unless you use the "spent" veggie pulp in a soup...

Unless you use the "spent" veggie pulp in a soup or as compost, you end up throwing a huge portion in the trash with each glass. Also the best juicers are very easily in the $200+ range.


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Forum: Plants 03-12-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 307
Posted By MSG
Reason it looks different is because it's...

Reason it looks different is because it's "riccia" not java moss.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-12-2014, 12:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 809
Posted By MSG
I noticed you mentioned flash the 2nd time I...

I noticed you mentioned flash the 2nd time I skimmed the post, but I always look at pictures first then go back to go over the TEXT.

Most of the time when I get NEW shrimp the water tends to be...
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