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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-24-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 265
Posted By Korzak
High temp control / greenhouse

Hi all,

I just bought a house, and it has an attached greenhouse! I'm thinking of moving my 12-gallon planted/shrimp tank into there, and eventually expanding to a 50-gallon in there as well.
...
Forum: Substrate 12-26-2013, 02:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 367
Posted By Korzak
Thanks for that. It seems like most people cap...

Thanks for that. It seems like most people cap off their soil substrates.

For me, not only would sand look nicer, but that's what I see everywhere in nature around where I live....sandy...
Forum: Substrate 12-23-2013, 04:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 367
Posted By Korzak
Settling!

Hi all,

I have a 12g heavily planted low tech tank, and am getting ready to set up my first 75g in a couple weeks. I want to do a dirt tank, and my concern is how things will settle. I have two...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-11-2013, 11:02 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,106
Posted By Korzak
What's the opinion on buying ONE assassin snail? ...

What's the opinion on buying ONE assassin snail? Do they self-reproduce, or can they come from the seller already pregnant?

Basically I want an assassin snail to come in and wreak havoc with my...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-08-2013, 05:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,380
Posted By Korzak
How are these guys doing? Just ran across a...

How are these guys doing? Just ran across a place that carried them while hunting for a place to order boraras naevus from. They look awesome.

How big are they, approximately? Would they mess...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-28-2013, 12:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 306
Posted By Korzak
Food for RCS while on vacation?

Hi all,

I'm going away for vacation and leaving a colony of about 20-25 red cherries along with an assorted amount of MTS and ruby snails. I'll be gone for 12 days and there's no one to feed...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-28-2013, 12:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,232
Posted By Korzak
Thank you for releasing him :) That's our state...

Thank you for releasing him :) That's our state insect out here in Connecticut!
Forum: Tank Journals 02-28-2013, 03:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 291
Posted By Korzak
Oh! The tall, stem plants are supposed to be...

Oh! The tall, stem plants are supposed to be wisteria (Petco again), but they don't look like any wisteria I have seen. I thought they were emmersed and would transition to immersed, but so far,...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-28-2013, 03:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 291
Posted By Korzak
Comments welcome!

Hi all,

This is my 12 gallon low-tech setup.

It's an Eclipse 12, with the standard light. In addition, I have one of these LED strip lights from Ikea...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-28-2013, 02:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,067
Posted By Korzak
Cool! Excited to see where this goes.

Cool! Excited to see where this goes.
Forum: Plants 02-28-2013, 02:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 298
Posted By Korzak
MTS digging up plants

Not sure if this is more of a plant or invert question, but here goes....

So I have a 12gallon low-tech tank, and it's going pretty well.

I tried introducing some dwarf hair grass, but the...
Forum: Plants 02-16-2013, 09:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 348
Posted By Korzak
Weird! So here's another pic. It's just...

Weird!

So here's another pic. It's just settled down onto the substrate in the corner of my tank. Not floating.

So the guy who sent the shrimp over with it said that it's "coontail". The...
Forum: Plants 02-16-2013, 02:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 348
Posted By Korzak
So I had it submerged in a net overnight in my...

So I had it submerged in a net overnight in my tank, and after seeing it was probably hornwort, I let it free....and it sank!

I thought hornwort was supposed to float?
Forum: Plants 02-15-2013, 08:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 348
Posted By Korzak
Plant ID?

Hi all!

I got this in a package with some RCS. What is it?

I have a low-tech, low to medium light 12 gallon. If this would do well I will keep it, but want to avoid anything that will spread...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-18-2012, 01:26 AM
Replies: 370
Views: 147,183
Posted By Korzak
Nope, I didn't. The pic links are broken, no...

Nope, I didn't. The pic links are broken, no pics load...and my critters don't leap, they skitter.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-17-2012, 10:47 PM
Replies: 370
Views: 147,183
Posted By Korzak
Did anyone ever identify these? I have a...

Did anyone ever identify these?

I have a bunch of these in my tank. They live on the driftwood, are white, round, and tiny - smaller than the head of a pin. They will stay motionless for a...
Forum: Plants 01-22-2012, 10:47 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,735
Posted By Korzak
So what happens when it gets sent underwater from...

So what happens when it gets sent underwater from the filter output? Does it grow where it lands, or does it just stick there and die?

I got some in with a shrimp shipment and didn't think much...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-28-2011, 11:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 824
Posted By Korzak
Thanks all! VeeSe, that's just what I am worried...

Thanks all! VeeSe, that's just what I am worried about.

So I pulled the Tufa rock. Even if I can keep RCS at that pH, I would rather keep the tank more in the mid-range than at an extreme.
...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-27-2011, 09:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 824
Posted By Korzak
P.S. I know I can't mess with the pH this wildly...

P.S. I know I can't mess with the pH this wildly once I add shrimp or other stuff.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-27-2011, 09:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 824
Posted By Korzak
PH won't stay down

Hi all,

I have an Eclipse 12 set up with a Flourite base, and some gravel and sand mixed in. There's a big piece of Mopani wood which is no longer leaching tannins, and two porous rocks. They...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 11-03-2011, 01:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 496
Posted By Korzak
MTS being weird.

So my malaysian trumpet snails are not doing what I had expected per everyone else's postings. I had read that they are nocturnal, and like to dig into the substrate.

Well, they are out at all...
Forum: Lighting 10-11-2011, 05:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,355
Posted By Korzak
Hi all, So I know this is an old thread, but...

Hi all,

So I know this is an old thread, but I am pondering doing the same thing as the OP; mounting a kit in an Eclipse 12 to increase my wattage from this dismal 13W.

My question is this: can...
Forum: Lighting 10-11-2011, 05:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,928
Posted By Korzak
Did you give this a try? I want more light in my...

Did you give this a try? I want more light in my Eclipse 12 but am nervous about retrofitting.
Forum: Plants 05-24-2008, 02:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 667
Posted By Korzak
Baby java ferns?

So my java ferns are starting to grow miniature java ferns at the ends of their leaves, complete with mini root systems and everything.

My question is, will these drop off and become plants of...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-05-2008, 12:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 329
Posted By Korzak
Shrimp behavior?

When I first got my red cherry shrimp two days ago, they were super active. I got four that were 1/2" long, and eight that were 1/4" long or less.

All of them were swimming and crawling all...
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