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Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-20-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 590
Posted By cyfan964
Planaria

I want to get to the bottom of this discussion.

Has anyone ever truly witnessed a planaria attack a berried shrimp or eat a shrimp? Is there any true scientific evidence that they are detrimental...
Forum: Fish 05-13-2014, 12:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 383
Posted By cyfan964
Stress related. Should color back up when he...

Stress related. Should color back up when he gets fully acclimated. No worries if your water is good!
Forum: Fish 04-18-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 658
Posted By cyfan964
Thanks. He's going in a planted 75. He'll have...

Thanks. He's going in a planted 75. He'll have room ;).
Forum: Fish 04-17-2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 658
Posted By cyfan964
Nice score! I've been looking for SAE's forever....

Nice score! I've been looking for SAE's forever. Hard to find the real species around here it seems. These were mislabeled, but I'm hoping I got what I want!
Forum: Fish 04-17-2014, 11:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 658
Posted By cyfan964
That's what I was thinking! Thank you.

That's what I was thinking! Thank you.
Forum: Fish 04-17-2014, 11:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 658
Posted By cyfan964
They are incorrectly labeled flying fox at times....

They are incorrectly labeled flying fox at times. Completely different fish.
Forum: Fish 04-17-2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 658
Posted By cyfan964
Sold to me as a Flying Fox

Pet store was "positive" it was a flying fox, but I'm thinking (and hoping) it is a SAE. What are your opinions?

http://i.imgur.com/hlmA67J.jpg
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 04-04-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,042
Posted By cyfan964
Many people don't know this but if you break off...

Many people don't know this but if you break off the tip of a bamboo chopstick and shove that in the airline tubing it makes a great diffuser.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 04-04-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,042
Posted By cyfan964
I actually just used a regulator from my leftover...

I actually just used a regulator from my leftover stock of beer brewing equipment. It's attached to a 5# CO2 tank and has a needle valve. Pretty basic.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-04-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 150
Posted By cyfan964
Dry dosing a low tech 55

I have a low tech 55 gallon tank. By low tech I mean that I have a double t5 strip light. Very few wpg.

I have currently been dosing 1/4 tsp KNO3, 1/16 tsp KH2PO4, 1/16 tsp CSM+B once a week. I...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 04-04-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 473
Views: 109,125
Posted By cyfan964
I would guess so. You MAY be able to dose some...

I would guess so. You MAY be able to dose some ferts and get by without CO2, but I would doubt it.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 04-03-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 473
Views: 109,125
Posted By cyfan964
Mines coming along nicely. Swapping out the...

Mines coming along nicely. Swapping out the factory light for the PC Fluorescent made a huge difference.

http://i.imgur.com/hrrTm7z.jpg
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 04-03-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,042
Posted By cyfan964
Amazon.com: Fluval Ceramic 88g-CO2 Diffuser - 3.1...

Amazon.com: Fluval Ceramic 88g-CO2 Diffuser - 3.1 Ounces: Pet Supplies

I use this diffuser in my Spec 2 and it works great. You can easily swap out ceramic rings if they get clogged too.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 03-25-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 261
Posted By cyfan964
So if I treat it with Prime and a dechlorinator...

So if I treat it with Prime and a dechlorinator it should be safe for water changes?
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 03-24-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,243
Posted By cyfan964
I just use airline tubing on anything 5 gallons...

I just use airline tubing on anything 5 gallons or less. Goes a lot faster than you would think.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 03-24-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 261
Posted By cyfan964
Well water comes out with 1ppm Ammonia

So I finally figured out why my office tank was having such a hard time getting the ammonia down with initial cycling. I've come to find that it is coming right out of the faucet with 1 ppm Ammonia....
Forum: Aquascaping 03-07-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 473
Posted By cyfan964
Rust on stainless steel mesh

I was using some stainless steel mesh for my riccia and after about 2 weeks in the tank I'm noticing it has a bit of rust forming. I know that some stainless can still rust a little bit, but I'm...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 03-05-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 473
Views: 109,125
Posted By cyfan964
Well you all made me do it. Finally got my bad...

Well you all made me do it. Finally got my bad boy set up at work.

http://i.imgur.com/7krlBD8.jpg
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 03-04-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 321
Posted By cyfan964
Thanks very much for the information. I'm sure...

Thanks very much for the information. I'm sure it gets old for you, but I greatly appreciate your help. I'll probably just purchase a small scale so I know I'm doing things correctly. Where did...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 03-04-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 321
Posted By cyfan964
I appreciate that information! I've never used...

I appreciate that information! I've never used solutions before. Do they need to be kept refrigerated? That isn't an option for me. Also, pardon my ignorance, but if it was 3/4 tsp in 2,000 ml in...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 03-04-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 321
Posted By cyfan964
How does this dry dosing regime look?

I recently bought a Fluval Spec 3 gallon nano for my office desk. Really never EI dosed a nano before, but judging off of my past dosing this is what I have in mind. My water is liquid rock so I...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 03-03-2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 858
Posted By cyfan964
Ista Water Plant CO2 system

I know this can get expensive over time, but since this is at my office nano tank I thought this would be the perfect system. Anyone have a good source for the 45g CO2 tanks used on this baby? Will...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-16-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,471
Posted By cyfan964
Thanks for the reply Tom. You basically...

Thanks for the reply Tom. You basically reaffirmed my opinion on the subject. Appreciate it.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-16-2014, 02:17 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,471
Posted By cyfan964
I agree 100%. I guess I should have said in the...

I agree 100%. I guess I should have said in the beginning that I don't think any information given out is necessarily "bad" or "wrong", just that I was confused as to if every person out there was...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-16-2014, 01:55 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,471
Posted By cyfan964
Couldn't agree more. I read all these posts and...

Couldn't agree more. I read all these posts and am just so confused by the answers given to "beginners". It seems like we are turning something relatively simple into some crazy to achieve process....
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