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Forum: Fish 03-03-2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 11
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Posted By auban
trick number NINE using seltzer water to nuke...

trick number NINE
using seltzer water to nuke your tank.

sometimes, our tanks can become infected with bad little critters, like planaria, pest snails, or scuds. if we are running a planted...
Forum: Fish 03-03-2014, 05:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 365
Posted By auban
while i do have mites, i never really worry about...

while i do have mites, i never really worry about them. they dont seem to affect the culture, so no worries.


so far as replacing the substrate, i basically just cut it in half and add new...
Forum: Fish 03-03-2014, 04:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 365
Posted By auban
i like to keep them in large bins, like the pink...

i like to keep them in large bins, like the pink and blue one in this pic:
http://i1242.photobucket.com/albums/gg522/sjveck/20130303_173448_zps747c00b2.jpg

to feed them, i take a handful of dog...
Forum: Fish 03-02-2014, 11:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 529
Posted By auban
whatever the case is, it sounds like the oxygen...

whatever the case is, it sounds like the oxygen levels plummeted.


not sure what caused it, but when you think about it, the fish that could breath from the surface made it and so did the...
Forum: Fish 03-02-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 439
Posted By auban
Talking lol, to be honest, i started this thread on...

lol, to be honest, i started this thread on another forum a while ago.
last night i was in one of those moods where i couldn't quiet my mind down. i tend to write when im in that mood. images...
Forum: Fish 03-02-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 439
Posted By auban
trick number EIGHT: Vodka dosing your...

trick number EIGHT:
Vodka dosing your freshwater water tank.

yep, you read that correctly. if any of you have kept salt water tanks, you may have heard of the vodka method for reducing nitrates....
Forum: Fish 03-02-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 439
Posted By auban
trick number SEVEN: using astaxanthin powder to...

trick number SEVEN:
using astaxanthin powder to create green water.

ok, so most of us dont want green water. but, what about those of use who like to raise our own live foods? well, there is a...
Forum: Fish 03-02-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 439
Posted By auban
almost forgot, high grade cherry shrimp look like...

almost forgot, high grade cherry shrimp look like they have a mutation that causes the chromatophores to be elongated and web-like.

http://i1242.photobucket.com/albums/gg522/sjveck/c1.jpg

...
Forum: Fish 03-02-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 439
Posted By auban
trick number SIX using kava kava root for...

trick number SIX

using kava kava root for anesthetizing shrimp.

now, normally you would never need to do this, but i recently started looking at shrimp under my microscope and wanted to show...
Forum: Fish 03-02-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 439
Posted By auban
----trick number FIVE----- acquiring your...

----trick number FIVE-----

acquiring your own live food cultures, for FREE!

many of us like to keep live foods for our fish, or at least feed live foods to our fish. there is certainly no...
Forum: Fish 03-02-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 439
Posted By auban
trick number FOUR using hang-on-back breeder...

trick number FOUR
using hang-on-back breeder boxes to keep your live blackworms in.
many of us love keeping blackworms for our fish, but we usually dont have an extra tank that we can devote to...
Forum: Fish 03-02-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 439
Posted By auban
tricks

so, for a little while now i have been turning this idea around in my head about writing a book, a big compilation of all the tricks and crazy things i have learned through my experiments. then just...
Forum: Fish 03-02-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 298
Posted By auban
yeah, 2-3 BPS in a 5.5 is pretty intense. thats...

yeah, 2-3 BPS in a 5.5 is pretty intense. thats about how much i run on my 65 gallon.
Forum: Fish 03-02-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 927
Posted By auban
if you have kava kava root powder, it works great...

if you have kava kava root powder, it works great for anesthetizing fish. it doesnt outright kill them at first, but it can if left in it for a while.

i take a teaspoon of the stuff and put it...
Forum: Fish 03-01-2014, 02:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 927
Posted By auban
throw it against a wall. hard. instant...

throw it against a wall. hard.

instant death.
Forum: Fish 03-01-2014, 12:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 298
Posted By auban
i have heard the same thing: DIY CO2 cant gas out...

i have heard the same thing: DIY CO2 cant gas out your fish...

problem is, i have seen a 2 liter bottle gas fish to death in a 65 gallon tank. i attribute that to a really efficient diffusion...
Forum: Fish 02-28-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 298
Posted By auban
DIY CO2 is kinda tricky. you cant control it...

DIY CO2 is kinda tricky. you cant control it like a pressurized system. if you have efficient diffusion, it can quickly overpower fish.

i would suggest that you just watch the fish. they...
Forum: Fish 02-28-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 900
Posted By auban
i might try them eventually, but right now i have...

i might try them eventually, but right now i have my sights set on empire gudgeons.

while i do enjoy raising fry that are hard to raise, its not very challenging to me if i KNOW that there is a...
Forum: Fish 02-28-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 900
Posted By auban
ok, so i figured i might as well give an...

ok, so i figured i might as well give an update...

empire gudgeons are seemingly bullet proof. when i got them, they were an inch and a half long and thin. i acclimated them to my tanks...
Forum: Fish 02-28-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 298
Posted By auban
if you can, slow down the CO2. it will take some...

if you can, slow down the CO2. it will take some time for the fish to get used to it. you can raise the diffuser(air stone, disk diffuser, etc, whatever your using) to a higher level, closer to...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 02-09-2014, 02:00 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 18,763
Posted By auban
reviving this thread... as you did! to...

reviving this thread... as you did!

to answer your question, yes, they typically need to be dried out.
that said, some of the eggs dont actually need to be completely dried. some of them will...
Forum: Fish 02-03-2014, 12:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 234
Posted By auban
i think its kinda ironic too :) . i didnt...

i think its kinda ironic too :) .

i didnt really expect to win. there were a lot of entries, and most people entered a whole list of names. i just listed one, i kinda figured it could be treated...
Forum: Fish 02-02-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 234
Posted By auban
these are actually the first guppies i have ever...

these are actually the first guppies i have ever owned besides feeders. i never really had much interest in guppies, but i entered a competition to come up with a name for the Nebula Steel...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 02-02-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,159
Posted By auban
in a pinch you can tank up a towel against the...

in a pinch you can tank up a towel against the back of the tank. drape it into a trough at the bottom and put a weak fountain pump in it, running to the top of the towel. fill the trough with water,...
Forum: Fish 02-02-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 234
Posted By auban
my new guppy

a cross between Pete Mangs new line, Nebula steel, and blue moscow.

im pretty excited about the one with the blue tail. i really cant wait to see what they look like when their tails fill out....
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