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Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-17-2014, 11:10 PM
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Posted By mmelnick
I feel kind of silly, but I didn't even see that....

I feel kind of silly, but I didn't even see that. I had been browsing the FS section and saw that the sticky said no WTB posts allowed. I was kind of bummed out because I didn't see the WTB section...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-17-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 399
Posted By mmelnick
I don't know if I want them that bad. $4 each...

I don't know if I want them that bad. $4 each plus $35 for shipping seems like way too much to me.

Even with their quantity discount I'd be looking at $73 for 10 shrimp.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-17-2014, 12:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 399
Posted By mmelnick
How about a good place to get some? Any quality...

How about a good place to get some? Any quality vendors online that have good prices?

If anyone here want's to ship me a few I'd be happy to throw a few bucks your way...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-16-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 399
Posted By mmelnick
Great. So I also hear that the higher the grade...

Great. So I also hear that the higher the grade of shrimp the more delicate they are. Would the high end fire grade RCS be a good choice as well?

I'll probably hold off on something like CRS...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-16-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 399
Posted By mmelnick
Where to buy RCS?

I'm looking to get a few red cherry shrimp. This will be my first venture with freshwater shrimp so I'm not looking for anything too high end.

Can anyone recommend a good place to get some...
Forum: Lighting 04-25-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 993
Posted By mmelnick
Update: I went ahead and tried 2 2 bulb T8...

Update:

I went ahead and tried 2 2 bulb T8 fixtures. One is to the right and one is slid to the left. The center of the tank has 4 tubes over it and each side has 2 but you really don't notice a...
Forum: Lighting 04-17-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 323
Posted By mmelnick
OK. Thanks for the replies! How about using...

OK. Thanks for the replies!

How about using a 48" ballast to drive a 24" bulb? Same thing?
Forum: Lighting 04-15-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 323
Posted By mmelnick
T8 overdrive question

I know you can use a ballast meant to drive 2 48" tubes and use it to overdrive one 48" tube with twice as much wattage. I was wondering if you can use a 48" ballast meant to drive 2 48" tubes to...
Forum: Lighting 04-15-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 598
Posted By mmelnick
So what would you guys recommend for someone...

So what would you guys recommend for someone running 2 T8 tubes side by side? I may add more in the future, but low light should be fine. I am more concerned with the color quality rather than...
Forum: Lighting 04-12-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 598
Posted By mmelnick
bump

bump
Forum: Lighting 04-11-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 598
Posted By mmelnick
Philips plant and aquarium bulbs vs 6500K vs others?

I'm trying to decide which bulbs to go with for my T8 build. The Philips plant and aquarium bulbs don't actually have any ratings on them. Does anyone know what the Kelvin rating it? How do they...
Forum: Lighting 04-08-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 993
Posted By mmelnick
Yeah, I'll probably just buy a couple complete...

Yeah, I'll probably just buy a couple complete light fixtures with the ballast already built in. Then just attach the fixture to the inside of the hood.
Forum: Lighting 04-05-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 993
Posted By mmelnick
Here's what I'm working with. ...

Here's what I'm working with.

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj299/melnickmarc/Fish/1067678F-2DDE-4BA0-89D9-1EE56A10FBB1.jpg
Forum: Lighting 04-04-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 993
Posted By mmelnick
I'd be worried about different color temps from...

I'd be worried about different color temps from different types of bulbs.

If anyone has any photos of a similar setup that would be awesome.
Forum: Lighting 04-04-2014, 02:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 993
Posted By mmelnick
Do you have a picture of how it looks? Are you...

Do you have a picture of how it looks? Are you running two or four bulbs?
Forum: Lighting 04-03-2014, 11:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 993
Posted By mmelnick
Those are about $100 a piece after shipping. I'm...

Those are about $100 a piece after shipping. I'm looking at $12 shop lights retrofitted in my hood.
Forum: Lighting 04-03-2014, 11:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 993
Posted By mmelnick
How bad we're the dark areas? I'd like to stick...

How bad we're the dark areas? I'd like to stick with four bulbs to keep replacement cost down but I think another 24" fixture is the backup plan.
Forum: Lighting 04-03-2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 993
Posted By mmelnick
48" T8 lighting over 6' 125 gallon tank

I have a 6 foot 125 gallon tank (72" x 18" x 21") that is going to be a very low tech angelfish tank. It will only have a few swords and anubias. I am probably going to run a couple of 48" 2 bulb...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-03-2011, 08:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 633
Posted By mmelnick
OK. I've got the following in my shopping cart. ...

OK. I've got the following in my shopping cart. Does this look good?

Magnesium Sulfate - MgSO4 - 1 pound
Iron Chelate 11% DTPA 1/4 Pound
Plantex CSM+B - 1 pound
Mono Potassium Phosphate -...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-01-2011, 06:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 633
Posted By mmelnick
Thanks guys. Sounds good.

Thanks guys. Sounds good.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-31-2011, 02:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 633
Posted By mmelnick
Anyone?

Anyone?
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-30-2011, 12:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 633
Posted By mmelnick
Buying ferts for first time. What to get?

New question in post #10...



I'm about to buy some ferts for my 54 gal corner tank. I'm thinking I'll go with dry ferts and dose according to the sticky at the top of this forum.

I'm...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-29-2011, 05:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,461
Posted By mmelnick
Update: I built a wall out of some cool...

Update:

I built a wall out of some cool local granite and used spray foam insulation in between to make them one solid unit. That way nothing can shift or fall. I also got some cool red sand...
Forum: Fish 05-21-2011, 10:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 389
Posted By mmelnick
I would usually agree. But the gift card kind of...

I would usually agree. But the gift card kind of changes things. I don't really need anything else for this setup. I have way more than enough filtration, lighting and food from my saltwater...
Forum: Fish 05-21-2011, 09:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 389
Posted By mmelnick
Now I'm thinking maybe about a dozen cardinal...

Now I'm thinking maybe about a dozen cardinal tetras and a handful of black skirt tetras with a few cories.
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