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Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 01-23-2015, 10:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 356
Posted By lochaber
just out of curiosity, what's the plant that you...

just out of curiosity, what's the plant that you are finding them attached to?
Forum: Substrate 01-23-2015, 10:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 299
Posted By lochaber
I've seen black eggcrate at some plastic supply...

I've seen black eggcrate at some plastic supply places, so if there is one near you, it might be worth checking.

It doesn't help with weight distribution at all, but I like using the plastic...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-23-2015, 10:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 607
Posted By lochaber
I like to stick things on the bottom, I'm a...

I like to stick things on the bottom, I'm a little concerned that they may be unstable resting on the surface of the substrate, especially if there is any settling, or if you have any critters that...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-23-2015, 10:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 161
Posted By lochaber
Nothing wrong with boiling rocks. That's a...

Nothing wrong with boiling rocks.

That's a myth born from overly concerned folks passing on info they don't quite understand, but mean well.

Rocks only explode if they are wet, and then are...
Forum: Plants 01-23-2015, 10:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 168
Posted By lochaber
It's bladderwort (something like Utricularia sp....

It's bladderwort (something like Utricularia sp. ?) A lot of people find it an annoyance, as it can grow from pretty small pieces that break off, and it can get tangled in moss and stuff. It's a...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 01-23-2015, 10:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,092
Posted By lochaber
Riceman> I'm not sure the temperature difference...

Riceman> I'm not sure the temperature difference would have a significant effect on the fog produced by an ultrasonic unit.

I think typical fog is formed when the temp drops enough that the air...
Forum: Substrate 01-22-2015, 05:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 227
Posted By lochaber
I imagine the substrate you are using has a...

I imagine the substrate you are using has a fairly high organic content. If it's capped (sand/gravel on top), sometimes this can help reduce/slow it, but not by much.

The organic substances...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 01-22-2015, 05:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,092
Posted By lochaber
I think for vivs that use fog/mist, a common...

I think for vivs that use fog/mist, a common method is to DIY a system using an ultrasonic humidifier.

When I was looking at DIY guides a few years ago, there was a popular model that was pretty...
Forum: Aquascaping 01-21-2015, 07:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 379
Posted By lochaber
I really like bolting driftwood onto slate. ...

I really like bolting driftwood onto slate.

It keeps it from floating, and it also anchors and supports it, so you can position it however you want.

screws would probably be the most solid...
Forum: Fish 01-20-2015, 11:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 200
Posted By lochaber
Most parasites won't make a transition from dry,...

Most parasites won't make a transition from dry, to freshwater, to salted, or any other combination. If you are really worried, boil it, or soak it with some bleach.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-20-2015, 10:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 313
Posted By lochaber
I think pickling solution is primarily salt and...

I think pickling solution is primarily salt and vinegar. I imagine it's just absorbed into the plastic - sometimes plastic picks up odors and holds on to them for a while. I think the above...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-20-2015, 10:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 150
Posted By lochaber
I think if you are going the full mineralizing...

I think if you are going the full mineralizing route, the choice of soil in the beginning isn't as important, as any harmful fertilizers, manure, etc. will break down into more stable/less toxic...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-20-2015, 10:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 363
Posted By lochaber
When I've used spray paint in the past, I just...

When I've used spray paint in the past, I just used whatever cheap can of black I could find. I think cleaning the glass really well, and doing many, many, light coats matters more then brand/cost....
Forum: DIY 01-17-2015, 12:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 370
Posted By lochaber
I'd avoid the concrete and use epoxy, and mix in...

I'd avoid the concrete and use epoxy, and mix in some sand for texture/color. It's quite a bit more expensive, but it's pretty easy to work with, and completely inert.
Forum: Fish 01-17-2015, 12:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 420
Posted By lochaber
I really like clown killies. pretty small (might...

I really like clown killies. pretty small (might get a bit longer then an inch, but not much), skinny/long fish, neat colors, they hang out mostly at the top/surface, but are pretty active and will...
Forum: Aquascaping 01-17-2015, 12:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 312
Posted By lochaber
All types of quartz, amethyst, obsidian, and...

All types of quartz, amethyst, obsidian, and agate should be perfectly safe - it's all SiO2

Geode is a more general term, but most of the ones I've seen were quartz/agate/amethyst, so should be...
Forum: DIY 01-14-2015, 11:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 766
Posted By lochaber
blickquickly> I don't think you need a lot of...

blickquickly> I don't think you need a lot of artistic talent to do a background like this. It can certainly help, especially if you are trying to give it a very specific look, but if you just want...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-14-2015, 12:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 214
Posted By lochaber
Dendroboard (http://www.dendroboard.com/) is a...

Dendroboard (http://www.dendroboard.com/) is a pretty good resource.

Also the paludarium/riparium subforum on this site.

If you have plants in your paludarium/riparium/vivarium/whatever, they...
Forum: Equipment 01-14-2015, 12:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 240
Posted By lochaber
I've ordered from Angels Plus...

I've ordered from Angels Plus (http://www.angelsplus.com/FiltersCustom.htm) before.
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Forum: Substrate 01-12-2015, 10:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 518
Posted By lochaber
Try taking some of the substrate, putting it in a...

Try taking some of the substrate, putting it in a tray with water, and putting it through a couple freeze-thaw cycles by putting it in your freezer.

I've done this with Safe-T-Sorb, and while some...
Forum: Substrate 01-12-2015, 10:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 314
Posted By lochaber
I generally don't wash substrate, but more...

I generally don't wash substrate, but more because I'm lazy. I've had really good results with putting in the substrate, and then planting, and while I'm doing that, repeatedly spraying the...
Forum: Substrate 01-12-2015, 10:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 512
Posted By lochaber
I've used the potting mix (MGOCPM) with pretty...

I've used the potting mix (MGOCPM) with pretty good results in a couple different tanks. Up to about 2". I never noticed any ammonia spikes or serious bubble/gas generation, but I also did a...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-12-2015, 10:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 311
Posted By lochaber
I'm personally fond of using epoxy for pretty...

I'm personally fond of using epoxy for pretty much everything. It's fairly easy to work with, usually has a pretty quick cure time, is non-toxic, and it sticks to almost everything.

Depending on...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-12-2015, 10:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 416
Posted By lochaber
I've used slate as the base for driftwood...

I've used slate as the base for driftwood numerous times. I usually use a masonry bit, but I have used a regular high-speed bit as well (just don't expect to use it on anything else...)

I've also...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-09-2015, 12:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 378
Posted By lochaber
I'm pretty sure this is the same stuff I had, I...

I'm pretty sure this is the same stuff I had, I used some on the bottom of a dirted tank.

When I tore it down (about a year later), there was a lot of light-colored pasty looking stuff in the...
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