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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-15-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 346
Posted By OldMike
I've used erythromycin at a low dose and it...

I've used erythromycin at a low dose and it worked quickly. Maybe you're overfeeding?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-06-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 224
Posted By OldMike
If there are predatory fish in the tank their...

If there are predatory fish in the tank their numbers should be kept under control because they make tasty treats. I used to net them and drop them in my other tank and they never made it to the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-05-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 224
Posted By OldMike
Looks like a scud to me. Some folks say harmless...

Looks like a scud to me. Some folks say harmless but my experience has been different. I had them in 10 gal. shrimp tank. They multiplied to the point that all I saw swimming in the tank were scuds....
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-05-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 883
Posted By OldMike
Lauralee summed it up pretty well. I've had...

Lauralee summed it up pretty well. I've had aquariums since I was a kid. Worked at the local pet shop as a teenager. Went to work for a large freshwater tropical importer after high school and then...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-05-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 201
Posted By OldMike
I had cardinals in with my RCS to try and control...

I had cardinals in with my RCS to try and control a scud infestation (fail) and they became voracious baby shrimp hunters. When I moved them out of the tank it took a while for them to accept dried...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-29-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 171
Posted By OldMike
He made you look.

He made you look.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-19-2013, 08:51 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 156
Posted By OldMike
Scud/plant/copper question.

Just bought some potted plants from LFS. Replanting after breaking down my 10 gal. shrimp tank because of an infestation of scuds. Isolated the plants in a separate container. My intent was to try to...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-05-2013, 12:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 505
Posted By OldMike
I just broke down my 10 gal shrimp tank because...

I just broke down my 10 gal shrimp tank because it was overrun with scuds. THOUSANDS of them. Ate all my moss. Caught them killing newly molted shrimp. That was the last straw. When I kept some...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-05-2013, 12:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,068
Posted By OldMike
Could be scuds.

Could be scuds.
Forum: DIY 03-03-2013, 11:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,035
Posted By OldMike
I agree. Cosmetically it looks great but you need...

I agree. Cosmetically it looks great but you need more supports. I would frame out the base and add verticals to both tank platforms BOLTED on. Screws only worries me. Just my .02.
Forum: Plants 03-02-2013, 10:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 218
Posted By OldMike
Again...thank you.

Again...thank you.
Forum: Plants 03-02-2013, 06:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 218
Posted By OldMike
Thank you. Yes will definetly get pricey. Will...

Thank you. Yes will definetly get pricey. Will have to change products. Is the Plantax easy to use?
Forum: Plants 03-02-2013, 05:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 218
Posted By OldMike
Stupid fert question.

Using this calculator http://calc.petalphile.com/ it says to dose 56 ml of API Leafzone to attain EI for my 30 gal. tank. It says to dose these levels 2-4 times pre week. Here's the stupid question....
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 02-01-2013, 09:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,677
Posted By OldMike
Scud population in my 10 gal shrimp tank has...

Scud population in my 10 gal shrimp tank has expoded. Ate all my moss. I've tried starving them by feeding the shrimp from a platform suspended from the glass tank top. I had three assassin snails in...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-17-2012, 11:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 771
Posted By OldMike
eBay. So far so good. It may crap out eventually...

eBay. So far so good. It may crap out eventually at which time I'll look for something better. But for now it's doing what it's supposed to do.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-16-2012, 12:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 771
Posted By OldMike
CO2 is a big investment I know. Just added...

CO2 is a big investment I know. Just added pressurized CO2 to my 30 long after two years of messing around with low tech yeast generator. Everything has exploded (plant growth.Not the CO2 tank)....
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-06-2012, 10:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 954
Posted By OldMike
Msjinkzd, I in no way found your comments...

Msjinkzd, I in no way found your comments negative. I'm a retired guy who kept aquariums when I was younger. Got back into it recently but these are my first planted aquariums and I've never kept...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-06-2012, 02:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 954
Posted By OldMike
Wow I definitely am overfeeding. Not the amount...

Wow I definitely am overfeeding. Not the amount so much as the frequency. Thanks for the advice. I'll cut back .
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-05-2012, 09:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 954
Posted By OldMike
I left him in for several days thinking he may...

I left him in for several days thinking he may have just tucked in. But he kinda flopped out of his shell after a while and the shrimp were tasting him so he was dead no doubt. Never moved again.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-05-2012, 08:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 954
Posted By OldMike
I keep cherry shrimp. Going to try baiting the...

I keep cherry shrimp. Going to try baiting the MTS as suggested. Where would be the best place to look for crushed oyster shell? I know it's used for poultry but finding a feed and grain store in the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-05-2012, 06:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 954
Posted By OldMike
Thank you both for your quick responses.@...

Thank you both for your quick responses.@ Msjnkzd.. Plants are healthy and no algae problems at all. HOWEVER... I am guilty of overfeeding. Want my shrimp happy but I know I over-do it. I'll start...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-05-2012, 02:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 954
Posted By OldMike
Driftwood ph /assassin snail question.

First time posting so please be patient if this has been answered somewhere else. I have a 10 gal. low tech. shrimp tank that's overrun with MTS. Tried to add an assassin snail but it moved about two...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-26-2009, 04:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 315
Posted By OldMike
Hi Cody . Looks good. Nicely done. Looks like you...

Hi Cody . Looks good. Nicely done. Looks like you know what your doing. Should be a successful tank. Good luck.
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