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Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   04-08-2017, 12:11 PM
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Views: 321
Posted By kclone
Female. Males are usually smaller with a more...

Female. Males are usually smaller with a more clear body.


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Forum: Equipment   11-09-2016, 11:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 528
Posted By kclone
I have this one and have been using it for two...

I have this one and have been using it for two years. No problems. You need a bubble counter to dial it in. I used cheap ones from China that eventually leaked. Get one that connects directly to this...
Forum: Plants   08-03-2015, 11:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 341
Posted By kclone
Tall Plant Suggestion for Low Tech 55

I have a standard 55 gallon with a glass lid and Finnex FugeRay 48inch light. My gravel is CaribSea Eco-Complete. No CO2. This is a 2.5 year old tank but all I've got going is various crypts and...
Forum: Equipment   06-30-2015, 12:19 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,403
Posted By kclone
The surface area of the media in the canister...

The surface area of the media in the canister filters is probably one of the best reasons for going with a canister. Lots more biological filtration.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   06-30-2015, 12:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 665
Posted By kclone
I use an Up Aqua inline diffuser and it is quiet...

I use an Up Aqua inline diffuser and it is quiet and does the job. Bubbles are really tiny. I like the idea of using a diffuser that completely dissolves the CO2, but I went the easier way.

Karl
Forum: Finnex   04-12-2015, 12:20 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 49,543
Posted By kclone
I got the 20 for my 10 gallon but the connection...

I got the 20 for my 10 gallon but the connection to the tank isn't tight. I'm using the clear connectors on a standard Petco glass 10. Any suggestions?
Forum: Algae   12-16-2014, 03:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 404
Posted By kclone
Plants cannot use CO2 in the dark so you are...

Plants cannot use CO2 in the dark so you are wasting your CO2. Also, by running it in the dark you are increasing the CO2 in your water and could gas your fish. Timer is the way to go. Good luck!
Forum: Substrate   11-12-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 653
Posted By kclone
I have not tried that, but it sounds great. If...

I have not tried that, but it sounds great. If you do this, post pictures. I've got eco complete in one of my tanks.
Forum: Equipment   11-12-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 820
Posted By kclone
You'll probably want something to move your water...

You'll probably want something to move your water around. A powerhead with sponge filter is great, but you'll need to do regular maintenance. Good for bioload. Your other option to just move water...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   11-12-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,270
Posted By kclone
You probably already thought of this, but do you...

You probably already thought of this, but do you have outside spigots you could use? When I moved, I had the same problem, but I found that there was a spigot for my backyard right outside the...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   02-23-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,727
Posted By kclone
You may want to cut back on feeding your fish so...

You may want to cut back on feeding your fish so often. Perhaps once a day or every other day. Fish don't need that much food, and extra food or fish waste can alter water characteristics.
Forum: Equipment   10-26-2013, 04:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,757
Posted By kclone
Another option could be to go with a T5NO. Then...

Another option could be to go with a T5NO. Then you wouldn't have algae issues. Save up for pressurized CO2.
Forum: Lighting   10-25-2013, 01:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 848
Posted By kclone
Sorry, I know you are looking for answers to your...

Sorry, I know you are looking for answers to your question, but I just have to say that that planted layout is great! The plants and the hardscape are perfectly placed. Sorry I don't have the...
Forum: Lighting   10-25-2013, 01:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 424
Posted By kclone
When adding CO2 to a shrimp tank, you are adding...

When adding CO2 to a shrimp tank, you are adding something that could become fatal if done wrong. Shrimp don't need CO2 and it will lower the PH of your water which is not good for their...
Forum: Lighting   10-25-2013, 01:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,971
Posted By kclone
I like the Finnex Fugeray. Also, if you are...

I like the Finnex Fugeray. Also, if you are trying to save money, check with your local power company to see if they give rebates for LED lights. Mine does and I got a 40% rebate on the new light! ...
Forum: Equipment   10-25-2013, 01:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,032
Posted By kclone
After years of using those scrubby pads they sell...

After years of using those scrubby pads they sell in pet stores, I read a post about using credit cards. I didn't believe it, but my wife threw out my scrubby pad and I had nothing to use and lots...
Forum: Equipment   08-08-2013, 09:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,862
Posted By kclone
It is great. Big tanks and long distances are a...

It is great. Big tanks and long distances are a breeze with the Python. Also, if you ever need replacement parts, you can call them and a human being (in Wisconsin I think) will answer the phone...
Forum: Plants   08-08-2013, 02:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,851
Posted By kclone
Oh man. I think I lost the thing in the pot that...

Oh man. I think I lost the thing in the pot that said what kind of plant it is. I am dosing EI. Forgot to mention. I also increased the potassium, but it isn't the old leaves that are getting the...
Forum: Plants   08-07-2013, 12:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,851
Posted By kclone
You know. This might be bacopa carolina.

You know. This might be bacopa carolina.
Forum: Plants   08-06-2013, 03:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 917
Posted By kclone
I have one in a medium light plant, but have it...

I have one in a medium light plant, but have it located in the shadow of some of my taller plants. It is growing fast, but is staying closer to the ground than the parent of that plant in my low...
Forum: Plants   08-06-2013, 03:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,851
Posted By kclone
Ludwigia Repens Holes in Leaves

Last week I purchased some stems of Ludwigia Repens. After about a week in my tank, it has developed some holes in the leaves near the top of the plant. I've read many comments about potassium...
Forum: Lighting   07-24-2013, 11:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 610
Posted By kclone
Thanks everyone! I'll be careful!

Thanks everyone! I'll be careful!
Forum: Lighting   07-24-2013, 01:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 610
Posted By kclone
Finnex Ray without tank cover

I just got a new Finnex Ray for my 55 low tech setup. The directions say to only use it with a covered tank. Is that really necessary? I have glass over the top, but on my other tank I don't have...
Forum: Substrate   07-02-2013, 10:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,309
Posted By kclone
I agree. It would be safe. Might have algae and...

I agree. It would be safe. Might have algae and pests, so let it dry out to kill anything along for the ride.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   07-01-2013, 01:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 673
Posted By kclone
MTS and Assassin Snail Shell Issue

I have two year old planted and established 29g tank. About 6 months ago I noticed my MTS shells ends getting stubby and not filling out. Sometimes going a bit white. A month ago I purchased 3...
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