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Forum: Substrate 08-21-2015, 09:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 545
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
What kind of fish? I think your being way too...

What kind of fish? I think your being way too cautious. I've done swaps so many times, and have never lost anything due to the process of the swap.

I move twice a year, and i have cichlid tanks,...
Forum: Lighting 08-21-2015, 09:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 287
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
Nice scape :-)

Nice scape :-)
Forum: Lighting 05-17-2015, 01:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 512
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
I have a 60g deep blue edge RR as a reef tank. I...

I have a 60g deep blue edge RR as a reef tank. I use a 24" aquamedic 250w metal halide with 2x t5 combo, and grow every category of coral just fine.
No idea what the PAR readings are but could be a...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-16-2015, 10:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 281
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
Any saltwater shops near you? They might have...

Any saltwater shops near you? They might have them since they can live n both water conditions. I know my local ones carry them~>
Forum: Equipment 05-13-2015, 09:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,038
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
As previously mentioned if the glue has...

As previously mentioned if the glue has cyanoacrylate as the active ingredient it's safe to use. I use it in my reef tanks all the time, and use it now, and then in my planted tanks for anubias...
Forum: Equipment 05-13-2015, 09:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 180
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
White hood~>

White hood~>
Forum: Equipment 05-13-2015, 09:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 366
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
Does it feel hot under the light between the...

Does it feel hot under the light between the water? Is the UV on on the aquatop? You could try turning your heater down a couple degrees. If the heater is less then the tank, and the ambient air of...
Forum: Equipment 05-13-2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 394
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
I don't think there's a right or wrong answer....

I don't think there's a right or wrong answer. It's more of a personal preference. For fish only tanks i don't care for the spray bar, but planted tanks i think it helps distribute flow a little more...
Forum: Equipment 05-13-2015, 12:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 460
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
Were you having water parameter issue's, or just...

Were you having water parameter issue's, or just looking to "improve". Is your water green or is that a reflection?
Forum: Equipment 05-13-2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 366
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
I wonder if it would of been cheaper to cool the...

I wonder if it would of been cheaper to cool the room the tank is in, then pay, and run the chiller. Do you have a sump?

They recommend a flow rate of 240gph for that chiller, so find a pump that...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 05-13-2015, 12:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 456
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
Given the substrate is new, and no plants i would...

Given the substrate is new, and no plants i would say it's a waste of time.
Forum: Substrate 05-12-2015, 09:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,450
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
There is ZERO scientific fact to date other then...

There is ZERO scientific fact to date other then assumptions, and articles ridiculously old with more assumptions which puts you in more circles of thoughts on what is the true cause of barbel...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 05-12-2015, 09:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 456
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
If it were me, i would just run the filter, no...

If it were me, i would just run the filter, no plants, and see how long it takes to mature the filter til the parameters are just right for plants, and just stick to a regular weekly water change...
Forum: Equipment 05-11-2015, 08:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 420
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
5g home depot buckets with lid are king, and only...

5g home depot buckets with lid are king, and only a few bucks each. You can keep reusing the lid. I have about 30 i use for my moves.
Forum: Substrate 04-26-2015, 01:07 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,127
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
It's one of those plants i did struggle with, but...

It's one of those plants i did struggle with, but after a couple months of not messing with it, and just letting it do it's thing, and increased the light it's thrived. It just needed to establish a...
Forum: Substrate 04-23-2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,127
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
You can mix regular black petco sand into your...

You can mix regular black petco sand into your eco-complete if you want to fill in the gaps. I have a tank with just eco, and one with eco mixed with petco black sand. Both grow dwarf hair grass.
Forum: Equipment 01-14-2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 377
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
Glasscages , there's also a lot of acrylic item...

Glasscages , there's also a lot of acrylic item makers online that can make you something as well, just have to contact them.
Forum: Equipment 01-06-2015, 08:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 470
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
Who cares...A word was left out, can we get over...

Who cares...A word was left out, can we get over the grammar police stuff.
I live in new england, we have bulkheads, what lets you walk out of your basement to the outside. We have...
Forum: Substrate 01-05-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 735
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
It's not scientifically covered at all except...

It's not scientifically covered at all except opinions, and hypothesis which is still where we are today. Problem is there is a plausible hypothesis for each side of the debate that can destroy each...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 01-05-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 565
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
I've had to move with my shrimp tank 5x in the...

I've had to move with my shrimp tank 5x in the last 2 years. I just remove the plants, put them in a bucket with the tank water, and leave enough water in the tank so there's at least 1-2" above the...
Forum: Substrate 01-05-2015, 11:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 735
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
Good thing i ain't pushing that agenda huh, just...

Good thing i ain't pushing that agenda huh, just the correction of the other being pushed. :-o
Forum: Equipment 01-05-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,311
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
Personally i find it wise to put the floss in the...

Personally i find it wise to put the floss in the very first stage so it can deliver clean debris free water to the biological media.
Forum: Equipment 01-05-2015, 11:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 470
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
My local HD's have bulkheads that work just fine....

My local HD's have bulkheads that work just fine. As long as it's non-metallic, and have at least 1 good gasket that comes with it for the water side it'll probably work. If you go with a aquarium...
Forum: Equipment 01-05-2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 639
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
Marineland HOT magnum with a micron cartridge....

Marineland HOT magnum with a micron cartridge. Shove the vacuum hose up the intake pipe, and bam you have what you want.
Forum: Substrate 01-04-2015, 04:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 735
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
Can you show scientific proof, not passed down...

Can you show scientific proof, not passed down forum garbage water quality is what effects barbel erosion.
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