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Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   10-04-2015, 05:56 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By phoenixkiller
Ferts in a shrimp tank?

So just a little clarification question!

I have Nilocg's Micro and Macro bottles of liquid ferts, can I dose that in my tank to help keep my plants healthy? If not, is there anything that would...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   10-04-2015, 05:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 254
Posted By phoenixkiller
Quickie cycling questions

Hey guys, just started my fishless cycle on my 20l, so I just got a few funny questions.

1. Does dosing Prime for WC's affect the cycling process? Will it stunt the beneficial bacteria? I got...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   09-30-2015, 04:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 260
Posted By phoenixkiller
How often you feed your shrimp?

How often you feed your shrimp?
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   09-29-2015, 10:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 260
Posted By phoenixkiller
PFR shrimp feeding, water parameter questions

Hey folks,

Started the cycling on my 20L yesterday, and virtually everything I'll be needing for the little buggers is either here or in the mail. Just a few oddball questions for anyone who's got...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   09-27-2015, 04:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 237
Posted By phoenixkiller
Planting a low tech 20L questions

Hey guys,

Almost ready to set up my 20L for PFR shrimpies, got a couple oddball questions.

1. My general setup will be dragon stone and various mosses, but I was wondering if it would be a...
Forum: Aquascaping   09-25-2015, 12:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 580
Posted By phoenixkiller
This is gonna be a shrimp tank, so there...

This is gonna be a shrimp tank, so there shouldn't be any algae problems. I've got some Excel if needed.

But is that actually safe? Just hope for a layer of bacteria to stop the water going...
Forum: Aquascaping   09-25-2015, 12:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 580
Posted By phoenixkiller
Seiryu stone messes with hardness and pH. Not...

Seiryu stone messes with hardness and pH. Not really safe for my tank.
Forum: Aquascaping   09-24-2015, 11:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 580
Posted By phoenixkiller
Rock for Aquascaping?

Hey all, I'm setting up a 20L soon for some Painted RCS, and I'm in the final stages of planning. All that's left is the overall look of the tank. I'm looking for some exotic-looking stones, and I...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   09-23-2015, 05:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 513
Posted By phoenixkiller
First of all, my god, that was an incredible...

First of all, my god, that was an incredible read! I'm guessing you didn't write all of this just now, but even so, thank you so much for taking the time out of your day for me!

That post was...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   09-22-2015, 04:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 513
Posted By phoenixkiller
Alright, I'll be checking on the nitrate levels....

Alright, I'll be checking on the nitrate levels. I have an especially hard time keeping those down, but I'll try to do lots of water changes.

I'll probably just stick with fishless cycling. What...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   09-22-2015, 06:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 513
Posted By phoenixkiller
Back in the hobby, need some advice!

Hey folks,

Used to be a fairly serious planted tank keeper. I dropped out due to time/energy reasons, but I'd like to set up a Painted RCS tank, mainly for fun, but I might be doing some active...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-20-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 271
Posted By phoenixkiller
Letting it dry won't damage it, but it will...

Letting it dry won't damage it, but it will become buoyant again and will need to be held down with weights for a while. I would suggest finding or buying a large plastic storage box or clean trash...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-20-2014, 10:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 337
Posted By phoenixkiller
How slow are we talkin? New leaf every week?

How slow are we talkin? New leaf every week?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-20-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 337
Posted By phoenixkiller
Buce in low tech shrimp tank?

Is it possible to GROW a buce in a low tech set up (Medium light, no CO2, EI dosing)? Very simple question. I was looking at the prices, they are a bit on the expensive side, but I can probably do...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-20-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 446
Posted By phoenixkiller
I was thinking of putting purigen in the filter...

I was thinking of putting purigen in the filter anyway due to its intended inhabitants (RCS) so I think I will put it in anyway.

I shall not be concerned about the fungi!

Thanks!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-20-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 446
Posted By phoenixkiller
Yeah I know I got a bottle of it somewhere and a...

Yeah I know I got a bottle of it somewhere and a bag... I'll take out the carbon in of of the filters and replace it with the purigen.

That sound ok?


- This post is the wisest thing you will...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-20-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 446
Posted By phoenixkiller
It was soaking in hot water for about a day, I...

It was soaking in hot water for about a day, I guess I could replace it, but it's gonna be hard. The piece is pretty long, I needed a bathtub to put the soaking container in.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-20-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 446
Posted By phoenixkiller
Driftwood has no tannins?

I got a nice piece of manzanita a few days ago, and I've been soaking it for 3 days. I checked the water and saw that there was almost no discoloration.

Is it safe to put in the tank? Should I...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-16-2014, 02:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 465
Posted By phoenixkiller
I don't doubt it. I just don't want the flow to...

I don't doubt it. I just don't want the flow to be too high for the shrimp, ya know?
Forum: Tank Journals   02-15-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,572
Posted By phoenixkiller
Dude, look at one of my older posts on this...

Dude, look at one of my older posts on this thread with the list of plants. I'm just waiting for the majority to arrive haha! Problem is that where Han lives is trapped in a snowstorm, so he is...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-15-2014, 03:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 266
Posted By phoenixkiller
What is it made of? If it's not made for...

What is it made of? If it's not made for aquariums, I would be very cautious. Stick with pet store or specially made online stuff if ya can.

It wouldn't be too bad to have one made for aquariums....
Forum: Tank Journals   02-15-2014, 03:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,572
Posted By phoenixkiller
Ammonia slowly going down, nitrites rising. Both...

Ammonia slowly going down, nitrites rising. Both levels are about the same, but I think I should do a water change when I get a chance.

I'm an impatient guy, so this isn't easy!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-15-2014, 03:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 465
Posted By phoenixkiller
1. Okay, I'll make sure it's turned down when the...

1. Okay, I'll make sure it's turned down when the majority of plants get here.

2. I don't need to, I'm not sure if there needs to be flow everywhere or not. Check out my build thread in my...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-15-2014, 02:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 328
Posted By phoenixkiller
+1 to mattjm20. Common plecos are just enormous...

+1 to mattjm20. Common plecos are just enormous poop machines, and very hard to handle. I have not personally had Tiger Barbs, but I have heard plenty of horror stories about them. If you aren't...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   02-15-2014, 02:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,966
Posted By phoenixkiller
Ok, new development. I'm breaking down my Bearded...

Ok, new development. I'm breaking down my Bearded Dragon's 55 gallon terrarium and selling it on Craigslist, so I hope to make about $150. I think that's a good start for a 5 gallon, Considering the...
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