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Forum: Equipment   04-15-2011, 03:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 698
Posted By feral13
I have been using one for about 6 months now. I...

I have been using one for about 6 months now. I think it is a fine unit and may have some benefit if what they claim about solenoids is true.

I would buy one again, but there are a few faults I...
Forum: Plants   04-07-2011, 06:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,342
Posted By feral13
I went with Peace Lilies. Took me a while to...

I went with Peace Lilies.

Took me a while to get one to acclimate and take to the tank. My fist plant did nothing and eventually rotted. My second didn't produce any flowers, but the leaves grew...
Forum: Equipment   04-01-2011, 09:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,552
Posted By feral13
Yup, as long as it is the original. My plants,...

Yup, as long as it is the original. My plants, fish, snails and shrimp are fine. I have a 75g and one eraser lasts months. When it gets dirty or torn, just toss out and grab a new one.
Forum: Plants   03-25-2011, 03:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,977
Posted By feral13
Click the link in my sig and you can see the...

Click the link in my sig and you can see the plants I have growing at the water line.

I need to take new photos, but my Peace Lilies are going nuts. I am not sure what the trick is, but its my...
Forum: Equipment   03-25-2011, 03:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,552
Posted By feral13
I also use the original magic eraser. I clean the...

I also use the original magic eraser. I clean the whole glass with it and it beats anything I have ever used.
Forum: Plants   03-23-2011, 10:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,216
Posted By feral13
I am using some as a carpet, but I let some of it...

I am using some as a carpet, but I let some of it float to the top while trimming. It collected around the emersed pots I have suctioned to the sides of the tank. It creates a nice "raft" for the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-21-2011, 03:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 11,805
Posted By feral13
I found an Amano Shrimp walking down my hallway...

I found an Amano Shrimp walking down my hallway over 20ft from the tank.

And it was one of probably a dozen or so different shrimp, fish or snails they have fallen out of my topless tank.

One...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   03-15-2011, 01:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,964
Posted By feral13
I found my missing Mystery Snail... melded...

I found my missing Mystery Snail...

melded to the carpet about 1 foot from the tank. Its shell was damaged where it might have fallen and hit the edge of the tank stand.

Ill say that is a...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-14-2011, 08:18 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,895
Posted By feral13
Things come and go. They wear out or get upgraded...

Things come and go. They wear out or get upgraded over the years. However, there are some things that have lasted me since I got into planted tanks.

PlantedTank.Net
Python
Test Kits
H.O.T....
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   03-14-2011, 03:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,964
Posted By feral13
I asked this last week because I wanted to keep...

I asked this last week because I wanted to keep Nerite snails in my Rimless. Since then I bought three mystery snails and 2 Tiger Nerite snails.

Stories very, but it seems that the experience of...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   03-14-2011, 02:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 887
Posted By feral13
I would up the GH booster till I got at least 4...

I would up the GH booster till I got at least 4 GH and KH.

Do you have any of the "pest" snails like pond or MTS?

I added 3 mystery snails and 2 tiger nerite snails last week. I have been...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   03-13-2011, 04:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,716
Posted By feral13
I use Seachem Reef Complete. I have used if for...

I use Seachem Reef Complete. I have used if for years (at 1/2 dosage) for years without any problems.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   03-13-2011, 04:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 887
Posted By feral13
You should add GH booster. Many of the sites that...

You should add GH booster. Many of the sites that sell ferts have it.

Alternatively, you can use Seachem Reef Complete. This is what I use and I add 1/2 the recommended dosage.

Either will...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-11-2011, 09:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,478
Posted By feral13
I was just reviewing your post. Looks like you...

I was just reviewing your post. Looks like you have tried every trick in the book for clear water. Carbon and Purigan are great for removing tannins and the diatom filter can just about get...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-10-2011, 05:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,712
Posted By feral13
I had one that was bad. It was very loud and died...

I had one that was bad. It was very loud and died after about 4 months. I called them and they sent me a new version for just the cost of shipping. The new one was 100% better and I can't say...
Forum: Plants   03-09-2011, 06:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,217
Posted By feral13
I surely hope here isn't a cure. I have...

I surely hope here isn't a cure.


I have at least 40 different species of plant growing in or out of my tank. I enjoy it so I really don't care that it wont make any magazine covers. However, I...
Forum: Plants   03-07-2011, 01:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,657
Posted By feral13
Moss - Put it in a glass of tap water, place it...

Moss - Put it in a glass of tap water, place it in a window and change out the water every week or two.

Im joking, but that is what I do. I don't want to throw it away or put it in my tank.
...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-06-2011, 11:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 749
Posted By feral13
I would have to go with no tank. I cant have...

I would have to go with no tank.

I cant have one without the other. I must have plats, fish and inverts. I may have lots of plants and very few animals, but they have to be present.
Forum: Lighting   03-06-2011, 09:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 518
Posted By feral13
The tank in my signature is using two 150 MH...

The tank in my signature is using two 150 MH lamps (they are 10k). Plants are growing great, no algae problems and every thing is beautiful. However, I feel I have to slave over it compared to...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-05-2011, 01:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 927
Posted By feral13
My fist attempt at a "planted" tank. ...

My fist attempt at a "planted" tank.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5059/5497859313_92e225a774.jpg


http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/myTanks/90-feral13.html

It really turned out to be a...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   03-04-2011, 10:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,367
Posted By feral13
I got infested with some type of, what I guess...

I got infested with some type of, what I guess was, a water gnat. They covered all the leaves of my duckweed. I would wash them off into the water, but the fish wouldn't pay them any attention.
...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   03-04-2011, 10:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,423
Posted By feral13
My tank is rimless and I have a lot of plants...

My tank is rimless and I have a lot of plants going out the top and over the edge. The water line is 1-2 inches from the top.

My ramhorn and trumpet snails chew on deposits at the waterline at...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   03-04-2011, 03:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,423
Posted By feral13
Snails for topless tanks?

My LFS had some outright beautiful Nerite Snails yesterday. I never gave them much thought till now and I didn't know they would leave the tank. I have also heard of apple snails doing the same.

I...
Forum: Fish   03-04-2011, 07:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,026
Posted By feral13
I feed Spinach and Zucchini. I feed one...

I feed Spinach and Zucchini.

I feed one slice of Zucchini and 2 leaves of Baby Spinach. I wrap them both up in a paper towel and then wet one side of the towel. I then throw it in the microwave...
Forum: Fish   03-02-2011, 09:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,337
Posted By feral13
I just got over my first case of Ich in 15 years....

I just got over my first case of Ich in 15 years. I know what brought it on, but I wont go into that (dumb move on my part).

I have 2 species of shrimp, snails as well as plants and fish that...
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