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Forum: DIY   06-20-2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 450
Posted By dmagerl
Not sure exactly what you want. These are...

Not sure exactly what you want.

These are probably as rubberized as you'll get. A metal blade embedded in a plastic frame.

http://www.harborfreight.com/multipurpose-scissors-47877.html

If...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-16-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,028
Posted By dmagerl
I've used both and in my experience the veggie...

I've used both and in my experience the veggie ones dissolve slower than the gelatin ones, giving more time to shove it in the substrate without making a gooey mess.

I always buy veggie now.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   06-10-2015, 11:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 650
Posted By dmagerl
They dont have to be nematodes. The worms in my...

They dont have to be nematodes. The worms in my tank swim just like that video and they are annelids.

Under a microsocope (or good magnifing glass) you can see the body segments. Each segment...
Forum: Plants   06-07-2015, 01:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 890
Posted By dmagerl
The rhizome looks like its buried in the gravel....

The rhizome looks like its buried in the gravel. That's bad.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   04-24-2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 364
Posted By dmagerl
Bryozoa

Bryozoa
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   04-18-2015, 02:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 468
Posted By dmagerl
The second bottle has little particles of Zinc in...

The second bottle has little particles of Zinc in it that settle to the bottom. You really have to shake it to get those particles back into the solution.

The problem is that if you dont shake it...
Forum: Equipment   04-17-2015, 02:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 517
Posted By dmagerl
I bought the bottle of GLA cleaner and it was...

I bought the bottle of GLA cleaner and it was totally ineffective.

I then threw it in some bleach for a few minutes and was good to go.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   04-15-2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 483
Posted By dmagerl
I should clarify this statement. The statement...

I should clarify this statement. The statement disregards any subtraction due to plant uptake of the nutrients.

If plants are removing a significant portion of the nutrients, then you will not...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   04-15-2015, 03:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 483
Posted By dmagerl
If you change one half the water, fertilizer...

If you change one half the water, fertilizer levels will stabilize after several weeks at 2 times the amount of ferts you add. If you change one third the water, fert levels will stabilize at 3 times...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   04-06-2015, 11:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,833
Posted By dmagerl
That looks more like a Bryozoa than a hydra to me.

That looks more like a Bryozoa than a hydra to me.
Forum: Algae   03-28-2015, 03:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 578
Posted By dmagerl
What did you do to kill it? Just up the CO2 and...

What did you do to kill it? Just up the CO2 and cut lights like you mentioned?

I wish it worked like that when I do it.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   03-27-2015, 01:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 535
Posted By dmagerl
I go out to the yard and pick dandelion leaves. ...

I go out to the yard and pick dandelion leaves. Blanched, the shrimp go crazy for it.

Cant get any cheaper than that.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-25-2015, 10:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 320
Posted By dmagerl
If I had to guess, I'd say its an annelid. The...

If I had to guess, I'd say its an annelid. The "head" is the clitellum. I'd call it a detritus worm.
Forum: Fish   01-24-2015, 07:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 476
Posted By dmagerl
Make sure you punch some holes in the trap for...

Make sure you punch some holes in the trap for water circulation. I made that mistake once.

They can quickly deplete the oxygen in a small jar if they are in it for any length of time.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   01-22-2015, 12:15 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,718
Posted By dmagerl
This may not apply to the plants you bought, but...

This may not apply to the plants you bought, but if the plants are imported it may.

http://www.practicalfishkeeping.co.uk/content.php?sid=4831

"Two PFK staff members recently had quick and...
Forum: Plants   01-13-2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 813
Posted By dmagerl
I used to have two bristlenoses and the sword...

I used to have two bristlenoses and the sword plant was always toast. Whenever it sprouted a new leaf it was immediately eaten. One of the plecos recently died and the sword is doing much better...
Forum: Lighting   01-12-2015, 09:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 544
Posted By dmagerl
I never mount a light on the top of the tank, I...

I never mount a light on the top of the tank, I always suspend it higher up for that very reason you mentioned. It evens out the light from top to bottom of the tank.

If the light is one inch...
Forum: Fish   01-12-2015, 08:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,325
Posted By dmagerl
I too have a blind angelfish. He was picked on a...

I too have a blind angelfish. He was picked on a lot while growing up and developed cataracts in both eyes. He can see somewhat but still has a tough time. He's also about 6 years old so i guess...
Forum: Substrate   01-02-2015, 01:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 748
Posted By dmagerl
I use the soda bottle trick and I never rinse...

I use the soda bottle trick and I never rinse anything. I just added more safe T zorb in my tank and that stuff is notoriously dirty.

Just be careful pulling the empty bottle out of the tank. Its...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   12-27-2014, 01:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,239
Posted By dmagerl
Its generally accepted that the partial pressure...

Its generally accepted that the partial pressure of CO2 in a bucket of water will come into equilibrium with atmospheric CO2 at about 3ppm. A drop of 1 ph point is an increase of 10x in CO2...
Forum: Plants   12-24-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 575
Posted By dmagerl
That definitely looks like pleco damage to me.

That definitely looks like pleco damage to me.
Forum: Fish   12-21-2014, 03:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 514
Posted By dmagerl
you should cut some holes in it for water...

you should cut some holes in it for water circulation. If they get in there and you dont pull it out right away, they will deplete the oxygen in the bottle. Had it happen to me when I was trying to...
Forum: Substrate   12-19-2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 502
Posted By dmagerl
How big is the gravel? Will a siphon suck it up...

How big is the gravel? Will a siphon suck it up into a bucket?

I changed substrates a couple times simply by using a siphon to suck the old stuff out (flourite) into a bucket.

Then I added the...
Forum: Fish   12-18-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 509
Posted By dmagerl
It could be leucistic. but it just looks...

It could be leucistic. but it just looks stressed.

I had one with only one eye once. It acted just like a normal pygmy cory but where the eye should have been was just normal skin. Couldnt tell...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   12-18-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 380
Posted By dmagerl
You're going to need a magnifying glass. ...

You're going to need a magnifying glass.

There are three types of worms, flat worms, round worms, and segmented worms.

Flat worms are easy to identify, they're flat. Planaria are the most easy...
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