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Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 01-30-2015, 05:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 438
Posted By xenxes
Yep, over-medication, adding too much tannin...

Yep, over-medication, adding too much tannin releasers, doing too many water changes, all of that can crash the tank or kill shrimp

Everything in moderation :)
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 01-30-2015, 05:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 448
Posted By xenxes
And $30 shipping is killer, looks like it's...

And $30 shipping is killer, looks like it's online only so they probably partnered with a breeder, haven't seen any local. Thanks for the confirmation, I bought 100 from elsewhere :)
Forum: Tank Journals 01-30-2015, 02:15 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,377
Posted By xenxes
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Still looks fairly empty

Fish have colored back up, even the halfway turned over...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-29-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,377
Posted By xenxes
New fauna from Rachael (received #/order #): ...

New fauna from Rachael (received #/order #):

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14/12 otocinclus
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Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 01-29-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 470
Posted By xenxes
Otos 99% safe (except cocama), <1" boraras 95%...

Otos 99% safe (except cocama), <1" boraras 95% safe, dwarf cories 90% safe, tetras.. not safe.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 01-29-2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 448
Posted By xenxes
Question Petco Shrimp?

So.. I noticed Petco recently started selling shrimp online, like...

http://www.petco.com/product/126420/Orange-Bee-Shrimp.aspx?CoreCat=OnSiteSearch...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 01-28-2015, 10:30 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 33,766
Posted By xenxes
Took this out of storage also, restart ...

Took this out of storage also, restart

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Used a mulch heavy soil, heavily tannic....
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 01-28-2015, 10:26 PM
Replies: 362
Views: 60,679
Posted By xenxes
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Gnarly mess, threw in a mopani piece in the front and cholla wood in the back, now...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 01-28-2015, 10:23 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 16,279
Posted By xenxes
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Took this out of the storage box and restarting, now on a bedroom dresser next to a west...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-28-2015, 10:20 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,377
Posted By xenxes
Not messing with the substrate, whatever lives...

Not messing with the substrate, whatever lives lives :)

at least plants are alive, keeping everything low, did another trim to get some stems for the 5g-spec, the DHG is spreading like fire! HC...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-28-2015, 09:31 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,377
Posted By xenxes
Ugh. Had a mass die off :( Rechecked water...

Ugh. Had a mass die off :(

Rechecked water parameters, ammonia/nitrite/nitrates all 0/0/0, TDS 100 though, pH 6.8, forgot to check KH earlier, which is 4-5 and a little high for Bees, not sure...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-28-2015, 07:31 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,260
Posted By xenxes
Thumbs up Nice looking green space :)

Nice looking green space :)
Forum: Tank Journals 01-28-2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,792
Posted By xenxes
Stock lighting is pretty bad, but I was able to...

Stock lighting is pretty bad, but I was able to grow really low light plants with them. Good idea with the IKEA cabinet LED lighting strip, think I'll try it myself :) I currently have 2x stock...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-28-2015, 07:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 358
Posted By xenxes
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Got impatient / more midnight tank craziness, added a 1" sand cap and flooded...
Forum: Ponds 01-27-2015, 04:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 765
Posted By xenxes
The rocks were above ground, the previous owner...

The rocks were above ground, the previous owner had a tiny preform pond so I repurposed them. The ground is full of mud and clay, almost looks like bentonite.

Hung some string lights :)...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-27-2015, 04:07 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,377
Posted By xenxes
Thanks :) there's a lot of trapped air under the...

Thanks :) there's a lot of trapped air under the coco fiber, one good thing is it readily oxygenates the roots and gives more room to grow, the worry is sulfide buildup, but so far so good. The...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-26-2015, 11:20 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,377
Posted By xenxes
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Parameters stable. TDS 88. Not much vertical growth since I've been continually...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-23-2015, 07:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 358
Posted By xenxes
Picked up the other tank, and did a compost...

Picked up the other tank, and did a compost substrate like my 90g, mixed with some leftover coco coir and bark mulch.
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Forum: Tank Journals 01-20-2015, 01:50 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,377
Posted By xenxes
Nitrates of 160ppm+ and nitrites of 5ppm+ 2 weeks...

Nitrates of 160ppm+ and nitrites of 5ppm+ 2 weeks ago are now reading 0/0, go plants! :)

TDS is 207, not bad but will do a partially conditioned water change tomorrow.

pH is a whooping 7.4...
Forum: Ponds 01-19-2015, 11:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 765
Posted By xenxes
Really? I thought you sent me that plant, but...

Really? I thought you sent me that plant, but might be from a pond store.. .
Forum: Ponds 01-18-2015, 07:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 765
Posted By xenxes
Another foggy muggy cloudy Sunday in Sac town,...

Another foggy muggy cloudy Sunday in Sac town, perfect for planting some pond runners.
...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-18-2015, 06:39 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,377
Posted By xenxes
Thinking of PFRs, CBS/CRS, 12x chili rasboras,...

Thinking of PFRs, CBS/CRS, 12x chili rasboras, 12x pygmaeus corydoras or otocinclus (leaning towards pygmy cories, but perhaps I'll just get both ;) baby otos are incredibly cute too)
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 01-18-2015, 04:44 AM
Replies: 362
Views: 60,679
Posted By xenxes
The prefilter sponge is probably full of debris. ...

The prefilter sponge is probably full of debris. Take it out and squeeze it a few times in old tank water.
Forum: Tank Journals 01-18-2015, 03:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 358
Posted By xenxes
Talking xenxes's Tetra 55g x2 - Green House Shelf

So this is happening. Been planning to add a water feature to my little green house to supplement the humidity for the orchids & carnivores. $/gallon sale @ Petco + existing 48" shelves = no...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 01-18-2015, 03:11 AM
Replies: 362
Views: 60,679
Posted By xenxes
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Added some star grass to the back and pieces of moss, mostly fissidens. Water...
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