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Forum: Equipment 07-12-2015, 11:30 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By MSG
Do you mind taking a picture or posting the brand...

Do you mind taking a picture or posting the brand & model number of the timers you're using?

There's so many different brands of timers on the market & the ones with the dials can malfunction if...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-02-2015, 03:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 257
Posted By MSG
Introduce some predators into that tank while...

Introduce some predators into that tank while you're doing the dry start. They should take care of the grasshoppers by the time the tank is ready to go.

I recommend frogs since they don't usually...
Forum: Plants 07-02-2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 464
Posted By MSG
Is this the look you're going for? I have no idea what kind of moss this is.

http://i.imgur.com/b2f39vw.jpg

Tiny turtle & fish seem to approve of it though. I can take better photos if you want over the weekend, because I want the moss identified.
Forum: Plants 06-22-2015, 09:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 262
Posted By MSG
That's a sign it's healthy & happy when it sprouts seedlings like that.

I wouldn't worry about it spreading all over the place because it grows so slow, you'll remove them whenever you do any routine water changes/siphoning.
Forum: Substrate 05-05-2015, 10:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,677
Posted By MSG
Heads up..... National Geographic™ Aquarium Sand...

Heads up..... National Geographic™ Aquarium Sand - 25lbs is on sale if you order online & SELECT pick up at a local B&M store.

Should be $14.44 before taxes.

Picking up 25lbs to layer it...
Forum: Substrate 05-05-2015, 09:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 564
Posted By MSG
Which National Geographic™ substrate are you...

Which National Geographic™ substrate are you using? 25lb bags of the black sand? Do you have any photos of your tank using it?

Picking up at least 1 25lb bag of it to mix with my Eco-Complete.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-27-2015, 07:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 506
Posted By MSG
*Most fish won't eat them unless they're...

*Most fish won't eat them unless they're absolutely starving because they're too spoiled on the premium foods we offer.

I'm sure your colony of ostracods are safe by now, but all types of live...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-26-2015, 07:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 506
Posted By MSG
Those are ostracods not copepods.

Those are ostracods not copepods.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-16-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 251
Posted By MSG
Gammarus aka amphipods are the least picky when...

Gammarus aka amphipods are the least picky when it comes to food. They eat virtually any leaf you provide them.

Oak/Maple/Elm, etc... they don't care. They can also survive massive temperature...
Forum: DIY 08-31-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 727
Posted By MSG
What saw did you use to cut in the photo of the...

What saw did you use to cut in the photo of the "Mock-up of reinforcements"?

Not sure if you know what a "IPPC Logo" is, but those marked with HT are the ONLY types of pallets I will use.
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Forum: Plants 08-31-2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 232
Posted By MSG
Help identifying this plant.

What's your best guess?

Notice on photo #8 the oxygen bubbles above the substrate.

EVERY photo is the same type of plant, even the runners that are floating on the surface. Just want to...
Forum: Substrate 08-29-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,794
Posted By MSG
Using it as filler now.

Tried using it in pots, but once the colored gravel makes it's way to the surface I find it to be an eyesore.

From now on I'm going to use the gravel like this..... To fill gaps along the...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-24-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 524
Posted By MSG
Forget the treatment for this, but it's been mentioned before RECENTLY.

Time for you to do some reading......

http://forum.practicalfishkeeping.co.uk/showthread.php?t=105528

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=394714

Hope you have time to catch...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 08-23-2014, 11:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,295
Posted By MSG
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbBHkAjpOnI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbBHkAjpOnI
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-06-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 256
Posted By MSG
Not Zebra, Tiger or Polka D

It's actually a yoyo loach aka Botia almorhae. You can actually spell yoyoyo on the one you photographed & are better in groups of 5+. I have male/female pair in my tank.

Chain stores usually...
Forum: Substrate 08-02-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 829
Posted By MSG
1q

1qJust post them here. I'm curious about your opinion since you're NEW to this stuff. I have a 45lb bag "fine grade" from another member, but I'm slightly hesitant to rinse it after my experience...
Forum: Substrate 08-02-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 829
Posted By MSG
If you're going to use this "sand" based on what I've seen......

Use HOT water
White bucket that you don't care about.
Fill bucket about 1/4-1/3 full.
Use a a strong metal spoon to agitate it, DON'T use your hands.
Have camera around in case you want...
Forum: Fish 08-01-2014, 01:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 318
Posted By MSG
Your 1st image the close up macro shot is out of focus.

Plastic see through jars look the same to me, but the wafers I use don't resemble yours either.

Did you buy the FIRST jar yourself?

Here's mine.
http://i.imgur.com/060MBfn.jpg

Others...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-31-2014, 12:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 595
Posted By MSG
Pinocchio shrimp, but notice yours has a "cloudy"...

Pinocchio shrimp, but notice yours has a "cloudy" interior. Could have a bacterial infection. Very nice find.

BTW, does anyone know who took this picture & where his site is located?
...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-30-2014, 01:11 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,672
Posted By MSG
Pictures I took while when I was on the phone.

My shrimps clearly don't have the red rostrum. Also included a photo of the 2 amanos. http://i.imgur.com/xKfmVFQ.jpg

If you can catch another, try to get a better photo in a small container with...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-23-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,672
Posted By MSG
The name they're commonly sold under in most LFS...

The name they're commonly sold under in most LFS is "whisker shrimp". From what I've read these will not exceed 2". Mine are about 1.5"

Whiskers have a similar body shape to ghost shrimps,...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-23-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,672
Posted By MSG
What looks close? The shrimp I posted? I'm sure...

What looks close? The shrimp I posted? I'm sure my 2 shrimps are the same family that LoneStar owns, but mine don't have red tipped rostrums.

Mine slowly move around the tank "ambush style"...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-23-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,672
Posted By MSG
Type of Macrobrachium

This is one of 2 that reside in my desktop tank. The standard ghost shrimps I bought didn't survive.

http://i.imgur.com/F5P0W9L.jpg

Currently, they're about the size of a AAA battery with...
Forum: Plants 07-17-2014, 12:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 293
Posted By MSG
Definitely, star duckweed. Thanks Chevy. ...

Definitely, star duckweed. Thanks Chevy. Couldn't figure out what it was.
Forum: Plants 07-16-2014, 11:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 293
Posted By MSG
Help identifying this floating plant.

Any idea?
http://i.imgur.com/rDuFGkL.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/rDuFGkL.jpg
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