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Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   03-10-2012, 04:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 555
Posted By Strick
I tried (and failed miserably) to grow both HC...

I tried (and failed miserably) to grow both HC and DHG in a 2.5 gallon tank in my office last year. I'm pretty sure it's because the 10 watt CFL I used wasn't enough. The windowsill might work, but...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   06-10-2010, 11:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,336
Posted By Strick
Here's an oddball suggestion - get a heater. ...

Here's an oddball suggestion - get a heater.

No. Really. Get a heater and set it to 78 or 80 degrees. Most aquarium inhabitants are fine at those temperatures, but temperature fluctuations are...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   04-20-2010, 07:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,435
Posted By Strick
Still my favorite game. I actually created a new...

Still my favorite game. I actually created a new rogue and started playing again just last week.

Love Neverwinter Nights, too.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   03-29-2010, 04:17 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,488
Posted By Strick
Yeah, I love spiders, too. I haven't killed a...

Yeah, I love spiders, too. I haven't killed a spider (intentionally) since my kids were old enough to know to leave them alone.

We've had a 4" huntsman spider living on my porch for three years. ...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   03-10-2010, 01:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,432
Posted By Strick
If you don't mind livebearers, I've had Endlers...

If you don't mind livebearers, I've had Endlers (started with 8, have 20+ now) in my shrimp tank for 6 months now with no noticeable decrease in shrimp population, and they don't spend their time...
Forum: Tank Journals   03-08-2010, 01:51 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 17,384
Posted By Strick
Loving it, !shadow!. Very, very nice. Keep this...

Loving it, !shadow!. Very, very nice. Keep this thread updated!
Forum: Algae   03-03-2010, 03:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,121
Posted By Strick
I have the same stuff in my betta tank. ...

I have the same stuff in my betta tank.

Interestingly, I transferred an anubias that was covered with this crap into my shrimp-and-endlers tank, thinking that maybe the shrimp would clean it off,...
Forum: DIY   03-03-2010, 03:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,631
Posted By Strick
Sweet! Definitely on the to-do list. Thanks!

Sweet! Definitely on the to-do list. Thanks!
Forum: Low Tech Forum   03-02-2010, 05:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 777
Posted By Strick
Tank looks great! but I feel very sorry for that...

Tank looks great! but I feel very sorry for that cray. Maybe sell him back to the local pet store?
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   03-02-2010, 05:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,194
Posted By Strick
Link worked fine for me... Is that real? ...

Link worked fine for me...

Is that real? Some of the photos look kinda 'shopped. The anatomy and poses are amazingly lifelike...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   03-02-2010, 02:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,053
Posted By Strick
Windows 7 on my newest PC, and I love it. It's...

Windows 7 on my newest PC, and I love it. It's been great so far.
Windows XP on my other 3 desktops, two laptops and my work laptop.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-17-2010, 07:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,178
Posted By Strick
New water will be better IF it's been treated...

New water will be better IF it's been treated with conditioner first (like Prime, or AquaSafe). You shouldn't need to use the Nutrafin Cycle, either.

There's probably as much (or more) bacteria...
Forum: Plants   02-17-2010, 07:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,001
Posted By Strick
I have dwarf sag in two low-light tanks with...

I have dwarf sag in two low-light tanks with flourite and no CO2 or excel at all. They grow slowly, but they're doing fine...
Forum: Plants   02-17-2010, 07:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 13,680
Posted By Strick
AFAIK, neither formalin nor malachite green...

AFAIK, neither formalin nor malachite green should affect your inverts if you dose according to the instructions. The danger is when you're using copper-based meds (like CopperSafe).
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-17-2010, 07:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,178
Posted By Strick
If you reuse your filter media, then you should...

If you reuse your filter media, then you should not have to recycle. If you can reuse your substrate, too, that would be even better. There's no real reason to reuse your old water, unless you...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-11-2010, 06:56 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,703
Posted By Strick
I feed my RCS crushed shrimp once in a while (see...

I feed my RCS crushed shrimp once in a while (see my above post) and they love it. But I've never seen one go after a live snail, even the tiniest snails.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-11-2010, 06:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,703
Posted By Strick
Less humane than what? Staving? Bleach dip? ...

Less humane than what? Staving? Bleach dip?

I agree that the best solution would be to avoid overfeeding and to not encourage growth in the first place.

But that's not as easy as it sounds. ...
Forum: Aquascaping   02-11-2010, 06:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,138
Posted By Strick
There's no way I'd turn down a free tank - even...

There's no way I'd turn down a free tank - even if I couldn't use it right away.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   02-11-2010, 06:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 793
Posted By Strick
I've had RCS for about a year now (80 or 90 from...

I've had RCS for about a year now (80 or 90 from my original 10), and I've never noticed what you're describing. The birthing process isn't particularly stressful, at least physically. I don't know...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   02-04-2010, 07:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,899
Posted By Strick
Get a pork shoulder (I like using the shoulder...

Get a pork shoulder (I like using the shoulder because it contains a lot of fat; more juice, more flavor). Remove the bone (if there is one) and make a rub out of salt, pepper, brown sugar, garlic...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   02-04-2010, 05:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,524
Posted By Strick
I wish! Next year, baby!

I wish! Next year, baby!
Forum: Aquascaping   02-03-2010, 06:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,107
Posted By Strick
That's what I was thinking as well. Looks nice...

That's what I was thinking as well. Looks nice so far!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-03-2010, 02:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,887
Posted By Strick
I have a 2.5 gallon hex tank on my desk. It's...

I have a 2.5 gallon hex tank on my desk. It's probably the lowest-maintenance tank I own. I change out 2 liters of water once a week and trim the plants as needed.
...
Forum: DIY   01-21-2010, 06:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,604
Posted By Strick
Good idea, Grundy. Another question for you...

Good idea, Grundy.

Another question for you all - what types of woods work best? I live on 3 acres in Northern, VA, but most of my trees are various evergreens, which I know won't work. I've...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   01-20-2010, 12:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 13,393
Posted By Strick
Cool little tank. I love planted nanos with...

Cool little tank. I love planted nanos with Cherries in them.

Here's a quick rundown on the RCS breeding cycle. Female RCS are larger and usually more colorful than the males. Females can also...
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