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Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 11-30-2009, 12:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 434
Posted By rain-
It will die (I recommend crushing it again to...

It will die (I recommend crushing it again to help it to the next plane of existence), the body isn't designed to survive without a shell and the shell won't grow back.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 11-28-2009, 04:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 455
Posted By rain-
Looks like you are going to get some Sagittaria...

Looks like you are going to get some Sagittaria flowers. :)
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 11-27-2009, 03:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,989
Posted By rain-
I have some photos of my first tanks from 20...

I have some photos of my first tanks from 20 years ago somewhere, but I haven't scanned them to my computer. This is the oldest one I have available, it's taken either 1998 or 1999:
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Forum: Algae 11-22-2009, 10:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,545
Posted By rain-
To me it looks more like Bryozoa than algae....

To me it looks more like Bryozoa than algae. Could they be that? Do you see tiny fans protruding from at least some of the ends? Like this:

http://sademetsa.net/bryozoa_550.jpg

Here's some...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 11-22-2009, 11:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,646
Posted By rain-
Only a handful of the aquarium plants we keep...

Only a handful of the aquarium plants we keep can't be grown emersed. Most of the aquarium plants are marsh plants which will adapt to bot submersed and emersed growth.

It's helpful to have some...
Forum: Plants 11-21-2009, 09:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,748
Posted By rain-
Yup, their sensitivity is the reason why there's...

Yup, their sensitivity is the reason why there's no additives used. :)
Forum: Plants 11-21-2009, 09:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,748
Posted By rain-
It's actually quite potent even though not that...

It's actually quite potent even though not that visible (just tiny black droppings here and there). :D Most of the PDF keepers don't fertilize their terrariums at all and the plants grow very...
Forum: Plants 11-21-2009, 08:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,748
Posted By rain-
Frog poop + dead fruit flies and decomposing...

Frog poop + dead fruit flies and decomposing plant matter will offer nutrients.
Forum: Plants 11-21-2009, 08:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,748
Posted By rain-
Here's a good photo...

Here's a good photo (http://www.bacps.org/2006May/images/Ugraminifolia.jpg) of emersed UG. In my experience that plant looks and grows the best when grown emersed, but with high light and ferts you...
Forum: Plants 11-20-2009, 10:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,748
Posted By rain-
I've kept both in my dart frog tanks and they...

I've kept both in my dart frog tanks and they don't mind. I've had them on several different substrates: plain sphagnum moss, coco humus + fir bark chips, sand+peat, and also on a tree fern plate....
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-15-2009, 08:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 375
Posted By rain-
How big are they? My first guess would be...

How big are they? My first guess would be copepods (http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/shrimp-other-invertebrates/40061-whats-bug-how-recognize-them.html), since they look a bit like newly hatched...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-09-2009, 04:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 565
Posted By rain-
It might be that it's the only one with damaged...

It might be that it's the only one with damaged shell in the first place when you got them and the condition has been worsening.

Once the outer layer of the shell starts dissolving (after a long...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 03-27-2009, 12:55 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,820
Posted By rain-
That would be too good, I'd be pestering you all...

That would be too good, I'd be pestering you all the time. But by living in NYC there'd be enough distance for you to get some peace and quiet even with the crazy Finn living in close proximity. :D
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 03-27-2009, 12:37 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,820
Posted By rain-
NYC would be the place I'd choose, but only with...

NYC would be the place I'd choose, but only with higher income. :D I do love Helsinki where I live now. It's the busiest place in Finland and such a beautiful place too. The only problem here is that...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-03-2009, 06:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,114
Posted By rain-
It's a bladder snail, Physa sp., sometimes called...

It's a bladder snail, Physa sp., sometimes called as pond snail too. It's one of those which do eat some plants too if hungry, but if there's only a couple of them and the population is kept in...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 02-26-2009, 09:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 491
Posted By rain-
Yup, copepods. They are rather cute little...

Yup, copepods. They are rather cute little things. :)
Forum: Algae 02-26-2009, 10:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,364
Posted By rain-
Some of the ramshorn snail species lay those disc...

Some of the ramshorn snail species lay those disc like egg clutches. Some have distinct round eggs inside the clutch, some have the cell/chamber like structure. All the chambers should have a tiny...
Forum: Algae 02-25-2009, 03:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,364
Posted By rain-
What kind of snails do you have there? Here's...

What kind of snails do you have there? Here's some help: http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/shrimp-other-invertebrates/40031-snails-how-recognize-them.html
Forum: Algae 02-25-2009, 02:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,364
Posted By rain-
Apple snails lay eggs above the water line, most...

Apple snails lay eggs above the water line, most of the others lay eggs underwater.

Here's a close-up of ramshorn snail eggs (http://www.planetinverts.com/snail_eggs.jpg). And here's (if the link...
Forum: Algae 02-25-2009, 02:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,364
Posted By rain-
Sounds like snail eggs, if you don't want more...

Sounds like snail eggs, if you don't want more snails, remove them.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 02-02-2009, 06:05 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,202
Posted By rain-
:icon_redf Yesterday was the first time I managed...

:icon_redf Yesterday was the first time I managed to mess up something with Stevia. The low carb muffins tasted like soap (regular ones were good, I heard). I accidentally dropped a bit too much...
Forum: Fish 02-01-2009, 07:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,707
Posted By rain-
To me it looks more like a worm inside a blister....

To me it looks more like a worm inside a blister. But I don't know much about parasites, so I don't know what to recommend.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 02-01-2009, 06:21 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,202
Posted By rain-
I have lemon chocolate muffins with lemon curd...

I have lemon chocolate muffins with lemon curd filling in the oven right now. Can't wait to test them. I made low-carb versions for myself (almond flour, soy flour, a tiny bit of Stevia powder, eggs,...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-22-2009, 03:41 PM
Replies: 364
Views: 130,530
Posted By rain-
Wow. That's some seriously good looking growth....

Wow. That's some seriously good looking growth. And I love the scape.

If you ever want some variation to the color scheme, red java fern would look amazing in that tank. :)
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 01-21-2009, 03:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 869
Posted By rain-
Both look like females to me (the second one has...

Both look like females to me (the second one has a clear saddle, the whitish area behind it's head inside the body).
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