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Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 12-15-2013, 02:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 663
Posted By TheDrake
Most TDS meters really just measure conductivity,...

Most TDS meters really just measure conductivity, the amount of ions (charged particles) in solution. This isn't really TDS at all, but based on some generic assumptions, the conductivity number is...
Forum: Plants 11-25-2013, 10:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 510
Posted By TheDrake
both floating equally at the surface.

both floating equally at the surface.
Forum: Plants 11-24-2013, 02:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 510
Posted By TheDrake
thanks Tim! are they both fluitans?

thanks Tim! are they both fluitans?
Forum: Plants 11-24-2013, 01:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 510
Posted By TheDrake
2 riccias?

I have these 2 types of Riccia growing inches apart (same light, nutrients, etc.) and they seem quite distinct, 1 large and 1 small, the larger starting out less dense but both growing into equally...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-23-2013, 11:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 261
Posted By TheDrake
better packages: bought vs RAOK

Which has been better: the packages you paid for or the packages you get for free in a RAOK? Almost always it's the RAOK's for me. I've paid for some nice packages, and I've gotten some misidentified...
Forum: Finnex / Schuber Wright 08-14-2013, 04:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 296
Posted By TheDrake
sales or quantity discounts?

Just wondering if Finnex (or I guess their dealers) ever do sales or any kind of quantity discounts? I got a couple LED fixtures to play with and my experience has been positive, so I would like to...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-11-2013, 02:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 550
Posted By TheDrake
Interesting. Near miss. That genus is kinda...

Interesting. Near miss. That genus is kinda 'flaky' whereas mine is in longer coils. I still need to post a pic from further out. I do have some in my tank, but isolated in a teacup suspended at the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-09-2013, 10:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 550
Posted By TheDrake
definitely freshwater. I hope you are...

definitely freshwater.



I hope you are just trying to be funny. not very helpful though!



I wish I had a better camera, because it really does have an interesting structure to it. the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-09-2013, 06:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 550
Posted By TheDrake
what is this "algae"?

found on the beach at a lake in upstate NY. looks like an algae; has weird 'leafiness' to it like susswassertang/pellia.
Forum: DIY 07-28-2013, 01:24 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 13,522
Posted By TheDrake
in my experience, volume is irrelevant. the yeast...

in my experience, volume is irrelevant. the yeast population rises to meet the mass of sugar available. maybe that happens a little faster in a smaller volume if you add the same amount of yeast vs a...
Forum: DIY 07-22-2013, 01:42 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 13,522
Posted By TheDrake
Don't wait a week at a time, add a new bottle...

Don't wait a week at a time, add a new bottle every 4-5 days. Otherwise your CO2 production is going to be up and down and no one will be happy but the algae.



Could be producing faster just...
Forum: DIY 07-14-2013, 08:22 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 13,522
Posted By TheDrake
Awesome, thanks for playing rininger! I use RO in...

Awesome, thanks for playing rininger! I use RO in my wine. Tap would be fine for most people (in fact the local water chemistry affects which wines and beers are best in certain regions), but my tap...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-06-2013, 12:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 218
Posted By TheDrake
Corydoras!

Corydoras!
Forum: Fish 07-06-2013, 12:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 192
Posted By TheDrake
a couple catfish (fluidized beds, New Life Spectrum)

I guess this goes under 'fish related' since it is not about plants per se (although there are tons of floaters in this system).

Just a gratuitous plug for fluidized bed filters + grindal worms +...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-05-2013, 03:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 314
Posted By TheDrake
definitely after

definitely after
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-05-2013, 04:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 314
Posted By TheDrake
the harder the water, the more sodium there will...

the harder the water, the more sodium there will be in your softened water (it's ion exchange, calcium and magnesium for sodiums). starquest is spot on, RO will remove them all but sodium is easiest...
Forum: DIY 07-04-2013, 02:35 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 13,522
Posted By TheDrake
Nice work Darth! They say for cooking, 1 cup...

Nice work Darth! They say for cooking, 1 cup honey = 1 cup sugar. Traditional mead is just honey, water, and yeast, but there are lots of variations from there including various spice combinations....
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-03-2013, 12:16 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,342
Posted By TheDrake
...because they are the other gift that keeps on...

...because they are the other gift that keeps on giving.
Forum: DIY 07-01-2013, 03:02 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 13,522
Posted By TheDrake
LOL! I think it's the ONLY reason my wife let's...

LOL! I think it's the ONLY reason my wife let's me have so many tanks!!!
Forum: DIY 07-01-2013, 01:53 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 13,522
Posted By TheDrake
Hi Flux! Glad to see your giving it a go. Let me...

Hi Flux! Glad to see your giving it a go. Let me try to answer your questions.



I would wrap a towel around the bottle if you're worried. If your outlet gets plugged, it will explode. That...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-29-2013, 02:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 241
Posted By TheDrake
relevant thread here:...

relevant thread here: http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=173507
some people are calling them "mini ramshorns"
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-29-2013, 02:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 241
Posted By TheDrake
I call them Gyraulus, but that is a guess really,...

I call them Gyraulus, but that is a guess really, based on looking at online pics. Young ramshorns are wide and vertical; these guys are thin, lie horizontally, and don't get bigger than match-heads....
Forum: Plants 06-29-2013, 05:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 866
Posted By TheDrake
Joe, did you taste it? :angryfire ...

Joe, did you taste it? :angryfire
http://www.eattheweeds.com/smartweed-nature%E2%80%99s-pepper-and-pharmacy/

Maybe not the best choice for your tank: "If you crush a bunch and put it in a small...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 06-28-2013, 01:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 544
Posted By TheDrake
From the SeaChem rep (yesterday!): "Prime...

From the SeaChem rep (yesterday!):

"Prime does independently remove chlorine and chloramine. It reduces them by permanently breaking the chemical bonds that bind these substances. Prime converts...
Forum: Fish 06-27-2013, 03:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,833
Posted By TheDrake
Thanks for posting your thoughts and techniques!...

Thanks for posting your thoughts and techniques! I have tried soilless--really wanted it to work. But it just didn't work for me. The worms did not take off like they do on soil, and the water under...
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