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Forum: Fish 08-13-2012, 04:02 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By justdrew
I have a trio of turquoise rainbow that have been...

I have a trio of turquoise rainbow that have been around a while. It's a pirate ship of a tank. 29 gallons. They get big. They pulse with the blues runnning from nose to tail. they get a bright...
Forum: Fish 08-08-2012, 08:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,250
Posted By justdrew
OK I'm picturing nano tank...10 nano fish in a...

OK
I'm picturing nano tank...10 nano fish in a 55 gal.....that changes everything. The gertrudes are really cool and colorful. I saw somone on a large aquatic auction site that was selling groups of...
Forum: Fish 08-08-2012, 06:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,250
Posted By justdrew
I have to disagree with the Pseudomugils as being...

I have to disagree with the Pseudomugils as being shrimp safe. I was really looking at the Gertrudes for a shrimp tank, but Nick (Speedie408) commented on their hunting expertise. Just look at the...
Forum: Fish 08-08-2012, 06:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 743
Posted By justdrew
When the tank is fully cycled go back and pick up...

When the tank is fully cycled go back and pick up those yoyo loaches. They have a LOT of personality and do some pretty wacky things. With proper care they will last for years. One thing to note when...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-08-2012, 05:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,412
Posted By justdrew
I can only imaging the look on my wife's face if...

I can only imaging the look on my wife's face if I showed her those pictures with the "Here's what I'm thinking about doing" pitch.
I used the fluval mineralizer, but just switched to CA+.
they...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-07-2012, 08:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,041
Posted By justdrew
Everyone will have their opinions when it comes...

Everyone will have their opinions when it comes to filtration.....I'm sure there will be people on either side of the carbon fence.
I'm just thinking that you'll get better all around filtration...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-07-2012, 07:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,041
Posted By justdrew
I need to preface this with the fact that I run a...

I need to preface this with the fact that I run a fluval canister and know nothing about how the Eheims are set up.

I would pull the carbon filter and put it off to the side unless you are...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-07-2012, 07:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,276
Posted By justdrew
I'm pretty sure a lot of folks around the...

I'm pretty sure a lot of folks around the tristate area lost some during the various heat waves this summer. I took a big hit earlier b/c my ac would go off line for a couple of hours in the...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-01-2012, 11:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 634
Posted By justdrew
i love yoyo loaches, but they can get kind of...

i love yoyo loaches, but they can get kind of big. They will take care of any snail problem. total Mr personality in my tank. They are constantly on patrol for something to eat. I think they would...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-01-2012, 05:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,171
Posted By justdrew
Search for details on doing a fishless cycle. ...

Search for details on doing a fishless cycle.
Unless you have a magical solution, 5 days does not a cycle make.
While you're waiting for the cycle to complete add the plants and let them grow out a...
Forum: Algae 08-01-2012, 05:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,178
Posted By justdrew
+1 on the breaking up the photoperiod. +1 on...

+1 on the breaking up the photoperiod.
+1 on pretty much everything mentioned above...more plants will curtail the hair algae growth.
H2O2 is a beautiful thing for algae, just be very careful with...
Forum: Invertebrates by Msjinkzd 07-20-2012, 03:30 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,743
Posted By justdrew
Signed With the size of the monsteraquaria...

Signed
With the size of the monsteraquaria network I would really be suprised if there wasn't a member that would help out pro bono. Being that I don't know the first thing about IP, I haven't the...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-13-2012, 07:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 654
Posted By justdrew
If you are hung up on getting some kind of...

If you are hung up on getting some kind of rainbow, a LFS near me in bricktown NJ has a couple of threadfin rainbows in a 9 gallon with his CRS & CBS. They have very small throats apparently. They...
Forum: Fish 07-13-2012, 07:09 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,857
Posted By justdrew
+1 for a fishless cycle It does take time, but...

+1 for a fishless cycle
It does take time, but that gives you the chance to really think about where you want to go with the tank, and it doesn't leave you with weakened livestock.
As far as Prime...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-20-2012, 06:05 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,484
Posted By justdrew
I have a 9 gallon eheim aquastyle that I'm really...

I have a 9 gallon eheim aquastyle that I'm really liking. they come in a 4 and 6 gal size also. They are Eheim, so they will be at the top price tier.
Forum: Algae 06-11-2012, 04:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,631
Posted By justdrew
Breaking up the photo period has slowed what was...

Breaking up the photo period has slowed what was an unrelenting advance to a crawl. The stuff is still growing, but much more slowly. This is in a heavily planted 9 gallon where the stuff went wild...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-08-2012, 08:11 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,126
Posted By justdrew
I have the 2 fan model from Aquatek and it kept...

I have the 2 fan model from Aquatek and it kept my 9 gallon tank in the low 70s while the house was in the low 80s.
They are running a sale on their fans at the world's largest on line book store...
Forum: Algae 06-05-2012, 08:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,631
Posted By justdrew
I've had an ongoing battle with this stuff myself...

I've had an ongoing battle with this stuff myself for the last few months.
I read one of gordon richard's post on the subject of hair algae that recommended breaking up the photo period to 4-2-4...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-01-2012, 07:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 384
Posted By justdrew
As a long time Rainbow keeper, I can tell you...

As a long time Rainbow keeper, I can tell you that they will terrorize the adult shrimp and munch every baby in sight if the adults actually breed.
I know someone that has smaller threadfin rainbows...
Forum: Fish 04-24-2012, 09:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 498
Posted By justdrew
Count 1 more vote for yoyos. They can be...

Count 1 more vote for yoyos. They can be extreemly long lived, and they are the qwirkiest fish in my tank. Really tough too. Not to mention the number they do on snails!
They will love being in a...
Forum: Southern Oak Aquatics 12-11-2011, 08:28 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,177
Posted By justdrew
Crystal red shrimps

Crystal red shrimps
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