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Forum: Tank Journals 10-20-2013, 06:54 AM
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Posted By Calebh21
Haven't posted a pic in a while but the tank's...

Haven't posted a pic in a while but the tank's still going strong.224729
Forum: Tank Journals 05-10-2013, 07:42 PM
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Posted By Calebh21
One weekend I removed all of the plants, cleaned...

One weekend I removed all of the plants, cleaned the hair algae off of them, scrubbed it off the rocks with a toothbrush, wiped the walls, vacuumed the substrate and did a ~60% WC. Then I replanted...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-10-2013, 05:46 PM
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Posted By Calebh21
High Tech Iwagumi

Does anyone have any ideas as to why my shrimp keeping dying? It's really puzzling. There are only 2 Amanos and 2 RCS left. My nitrates usually fluctuate between 10-30ppm . No nitrites or ammonia....
Forum: Tank Journals 05-06-2013, 10:21 PM
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Posted By Calebh21
New Pics

Some new pics for the week
Forum: Tank Journals 05-06-2013, 05:28 AM
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Posted By Calebh21
Well 2 my RCS and 5 of my Amano shrimp died in...

Well 2 my RCS and 5 of my Amano shrimp died in the last week. I only have 2 left. They'll probably die too. Guess shrimp aren't my thing. Plants and fish are doing great though so that's good.
Forum: Tank Journals 05-01-2013, 07:48 PM
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Posted By Calebh21
Just did all of my water tests. I dosed macros...

Just did all of my water tests. I dosed macros about 28 hours ago. Here are the results:

Nitrate: ~40 ppm
Phosphate: ~1-2 ppm
dgH: ~1 if that. May be lower.
dkH: ~4
Nitrite: 0 ppm
Ammonia:...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-01-2013, 07:10 PM
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Posted By Calebh21
In addition I just saw one of my amano shrimp...

In addition I just saw one of my amano shrimp eating a shell that had been molted. Is this normal behavior or does it mean my gH is too low?
Forum: Tank Journals 05-01-2013, 06:57 PM
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Posted By Calebh21
3 of my Amano shrimp have died within the last...

3 of my Amano shrimp have died within the last 3-4 days. I'm not really sure why but some of them are turning blue. I've been feeding them Hikari algae wafers every few days but some of them don't...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-29-2013, 04:53 AM
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Posted By Calebh21
That's a good idea iamiskool. I might have to try...

That's a good idea iamiskool. I might have to try it if once I get some more shrimp. Tomorrow I'm going to attempt to build the acrylic output for the canister. I'm going to design it like the ADA...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-29-2013, 01:12 AM
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Posted By Calebh21
Thanks for the comment acitydweller. I've thought...

Thanks for the comment acitydweller. I've thought about how the power heads could potentially kill shrimp, especially shrimplets, but without them I get a biofilm that forms on the water's surface....
Forum: Tank Journals 04-28-2013, 09:42 PM
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Posted By Calebh21
Updated Pics

Here are some new pics. You can see the acrylic lily pipe intake I made in a few of them.
Forum: Tank Journals 04-28-2013, 08:59 PM
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Posted By Calebh21
I haven't posted in a while so I thought I'd give...

I haven't posted in a while so I thought I'd give an update.
About 2 weeks ago I added an 18 watt Coralife Turbo twist 6x UV Filter to help with the general health of the tank. I like it so far. I...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-19-2013, 04:53 PM
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Posted By Calebh21
Ramshorn snail infestation

Thanks for the replies everyone! I have tried the lettuce idea before but it didn't attract any. I used romaine. Maybe baby spinach is a more effective option. I'll have to give it a try. I don't...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-18-2013, 06:37 AM
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Posted By Calebh21
Ramshorn snail infestation

Hey guys, I have a 55 gallon heavily planted high tech tank that I set up about 6 months ago. It's planted with HC, dwarf hairgrass, and microsword. As far as fauna I have about 10 Amano shrimp and 1...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-11-2013, 07:46 AM
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Posted By Calebh21
First High Tech Iwagumi

Yeah I'll post some tomorrow if I get a chance.
Forum: Tank Journals 04-11-2013, 06:58 AM
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Posted By Calebh21
First High Tech Iwagumi

I have an explosion of detritus worms in my tank. I know overfeeding is supposed to be the cause but I don't feed anything so I'm not really sure why they're there. What will get rid of them? Tiny...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-11-2013, 02:05 AM
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Posted By Calebh21
The tank has been doing great the last couple of...

The tank has been doing great the last couple of weeks. All of the plants are growing like crazy. I changed the lighting schedule this week by adding an additional two fulham workhorse 5 ballasts and...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-09-2013, 08:27 PM
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Posted By Calebh21
How do you know it's a parasite?

How do you know it's a parasite?
Forum: Tank Journals 03-29-2013, 06:05 AM
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Posted By Calebh21
First High Tech Iwagumi

Well seems my main problem was the pH meter. The probe went bad and I didn't know because it showed 7.0 and 4.0 pH readings when I tried to calibrate it. Bought a new probe and my pH was way higher...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-05-2013, 10:09 PM
Replies: 64
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Posted By Calebh21
Yeah, the National Ski Patrol is down in...

Yeah, the National Ski Patrol is down in Lakewood. About an hour and a half drive but luckily I just work from a VPN. I know what you mean. All that code is the main reason I switched majors. I live...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-05-2013, 09:52 PM
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Posted By Calebh21
Oh nice. I was computer science before I switched...

Oh nice. I was computer science before I switched to micro. I still do quite a bit of web design for the National Ski Patrol as a part-time job. Foco's a great place. I've lived here for 12 years and...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-05-2013, 09:36 PM
Replies: 64
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Posted By Calebh21
Welcome to Colorado. What brought you here? I go...

Welcome to Colorado. What brought you here? I go to CSU. Microbiology major. Great White is more focused on marine set-ups. The owner Vince is actually a really nice guy but some of his employees...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-05-2013, 09:20 PM
Replies: 64
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Posted By Calebh21
Sweet, you're the first resident of Fort Collins...

Sweet, you're the first resident of Fort Collins I've encountered on here. Yeah, I know its my substrate. My pH and kH are slowly climbing with every WC. Once they level out in a couple of weeks...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-05-2013, 09:05 PM
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Posted By Calebh21
I love this tank.

I love this tank.
Forum: Tank Journals 03-05-2013, 08:59 PM
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Posted By Calebh21
I've been having a bio film forming on the...

I've been having a bio film forming on the surface for the last week or two. I have 2 - 400 gph fans that provide quite a bit of surface agitation so I'm not really sure why its there. Any ideas?
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