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Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 05-15-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 745
Posted By AndyS
Generally, if I'm cleaning aquarium glass (or...

Generally, if I'm cleaning aquarium glass (or anything around the aquarium), it's white vinegar and water.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-23-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 876
Posted By AndyS
I found one the other day that had managed to get...

I found one the other day that had managed to get from my floating plants to the edge of the tank. Hadn't died, so I just flicked it back in. Water was fine, think it was just a freak thing.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-18-2014, 01:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 863
Posted By AndyS
I had a pretty heavy seed shrimp population in my...

I had a pretty heavy seed shrimp population in my shrimp only tank. Kind of looked like tiny crazy jumping beans. Got a couple of small rainbows (pseudomagil), and they pretty much eliminated them...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-17-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 570
Posted By AndyS
Are you talking neocaridina orange variants? ...

Are you talking neocaridina orange variants?

I've had some for over a year. No real culling, and here's a crappy phone shot of feeding time I just took:
...
Forum: Fish 03-27-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 846
Posted By AndyS
Ember tetras are kind of orange.

Ember tetras are kind of orange.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-18-2014, 03:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 729
Posted By AndyS
Bad thing is I had a glass top. There's a small...

Bad thing is I had a glass top. There's a small gap where the heater cord enters the tank, and I assume they found that. I previously had a couple of Amano shrimp find that gap and go for walks...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-18-2014, 01:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 729
Posted By AndyS
I do it for about an hour on mine, but use a...

I do it for about an hour on mine, but use a similar drip method. I use an aquarium gang valve with one hose side in the aquarium, and the other side into my acclimation bucket. That way I can adjust...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-17-2014, 01:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 729
Posted By AndyS
I've kept pumpkin shrimp with pygmy cories and a...

I've kept pumpkin shrimp with pygmy cories and a different species of pseudomugil rainbows before. The cories are oblivious to shrimp, and the rainbows only eat very small babies from what I could...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 02-26-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,380
Posted By AndyS
I don't know, my crypts would have taken over my...

I don't know, my crypts would have taken over my 9 gallon cube if I'd have let them, and I think they originated from just one pet store pot. This is on medium light with minimal fertilizer.

(Nice...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-26-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 218
Posted By AndyS
I do. Works great for low and medium light stuff....

I do. Works great for low and medium light stuff. Had mine as a shrimp tank for about a year. I'm not running CO2, just stock plus a heater.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-25-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 382
Posted By AndyS
I had these for awhile. Also seen similar things...

I had these for awhile. Also seen similar things called seed shrimp.

I added a couple of psuedomugil red neon rainbow fish, and they ate them. I think they probably ate some of my pumpkin shrimp...
Forum: DIY 01-29-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 561
Posted By AndyS
Just to update, wiring the all the blacks...

Just to update, wiring the all the blacks together and all the reds together works. Can't decide if I actually like the blue bulbs on, but went ahead and included them anyway.

Thanks for the...
Forum: DIY 01-27-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 561
Posted By AndyS
I generally mark stuff and take pictures before...

I generally mark stuff and take pictures before taking stuff apart. It's a good practice that's saved me in the past.

Stealing nail polish in different colors from the wife also works like tape....
Forum: DIY 01-27-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 561
Posted By AndyS
Thanks for the feedback and break down. I've...

Thanks for the feedback and break down. I've always wanted to learn basic electronics, and keep thinking about getting a Raspberry Pi to tinker with to do so.

The power supply is 15v/400mAmp. The...
Forum: DIY 01-27-2014, 12:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 561
Posted By AndyS
Thanks for the help. Here are some images to...

Thanks for the help.

Here are some images to see if they make things clearer (thumbnails):

Circuit board front:...
Forum: DIY 01-26-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 561
Posted By AndyS
Bought Cheap LED, will not work with timer. Mod it?

I bought one of these cheap 3 mode LED lights to upgrade my Evolve4 light a bit. The comments and reviews mostly say that it would work on a timer, and come back on in the mode it powered off from....
Forum: Fish 01-25-2014, 12:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 304
Posted By AndyS
I've seen various things around, from people...

I've seen various things around, from people keeping them in pairs down to 5G tanks, to Seriouslyfish.com's profile (http://www.seriouslyfish.com/species/iriatherina-werneri/) (that was one of the...
Forum: Fish 01-24-2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 304
Posted By AndyS
Threadfin Rainbows

After having had a pair of Pseudomugil sp red neons for awhile, only to lose them to jumping out of the tank over a couple of months, I've been looking for another small rainbow to add to my Eheim...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 08-12-2013, 04:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,397
Posted By AndyS
I have one of those already. The Evolve was a...

I have one of those already. The Evolve was a clearance purchase for $35 that I just wanted to play around with.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 08-08-2013, 02:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,397
Posted By AndyS
I planted some cryptocornyne wendtii, ludwigia...

I planted some cryptocornyne wendtii, ludwigia repens, and marsilea minuta. I'll see how it goes for a bit.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 08-07-2013, 07:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,397
Posted By AndyS
What do you recommend for the 4? I'm going to run...

What do you recommend for the 4? I'm going to run mine for a bit to see how things go, but I'm open to a decent upgrade that allows me to grow most medium light plants.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 08-07-2013, 04:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,397
Posted By AndyS
I finally got around to setting mine up just last...

I finally got around to setting mine up just last week. Did it the way I think I described. Acrylic in place of the stock insert, with a notch cut out about 1/3 of the width of the bottom of it....
Forum: Fish 07-12-2013, 03:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 853
Posted By AndyS
Well, I now have only a very nice looking male....

Well, I now have only a very nice looking male. His female companion decided the tank world was not enough, and decided to spread her little Amelia Earhart wings and slip the surly wet bonds of her...
Forum: Fish 06-27-2013, 11:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 853
Posted By AndyS
Bought a pair. Guess I need to get a culture of...

Bought a pair. Guess I need to get a culture of something like microworms.
Forum: Fish 06-26-2013, 04:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 853
Posted By AndyS
I took a phone pic, but it's pretty bad and...

I took a phone pic, but it's pretty bad and doesn't show much. The tank was on a counter with no background so they just don't stand out much at all.
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