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Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   09-12-2015, 05:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,100
Posted By Whiskey
We have had a crazy heat wave all week, it's been...

We have had a crazy heat wave all week, it's been breaking 100 every day, and this room has been hitting 86+ because it's above the garage and the sun it's it's wall till about 1pm.

The tank has...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   09-10-2015, 02:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,100
Posted By Whiskey
Thank you for the experience and ideas! I...

Thank you for the experience and ideas!

I have an update, with the glass insulated I came home to the house at 86 today, and the tank at 73.48. It made a huge difference! And I made a little...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   09-09-2015, 04:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,100
Posted By Whiskey
Alright, I got the Indian almond leaves and the...

Alright, I got the Indian almond leaves and the chiller and set them both to work.

The chiller is not as effective as I had hoped, the room was 86 today and the tank was 76. It would have been 78...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   09-06-2015, 03:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,100
Posted By Whiskey
That's a good idea Something's Fishy, I had not...

That's a good idea Something's Fishy, I had not considered Indian Almond leaves to deal with a bacterial infection. I ordered some of Amazon just now.

I should get the chiller Monday!

Whiskey
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   09-03-2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,100
Posted By Whiskey
The system is 10 Gallons. I read a bunch of...

The system is 10 Gallons. I read a bunch of reviews and people were saying that 10G tanks were brought down 6-8 degrees from where they were. The fans I have in there are able to keep it at 78, so...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   09-03-2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,100
Posted By Whiskey
Well,.. That's were we get into a little bit...

Well,.. That's were we get into a little bit about the goofyness of this tank. It has an eclipse hood/built in filter.

Because I did not build the stand and canopy it made designing the auto...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   09-02-2015, 02:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,100
Posted By Whiskey
I do 10% water changes for stability reasons,...

I do 10% water changes for stability reasons, there is no serious build up of anything I need to remove, or serious depletion of anything so 10% works well for me.

Neos can handle more, but I...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   09-02-2015, 02:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,100
Posted By Whiskey
I do blast the tank with a ton of fans, and I do...

I do blast the tank with a ton of fans, and I do topoff with RO/DI water every day, maintained at 0TDS. I have a 2.5G auto Topoff system for my 10G tank. It works well, but not well enough.

I'll...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   09-01-2015, 12:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,100
Posted By Whiskey
Loumeer: Sadly with the cost of power out...

Loumeer:

Sadly with the cost of power out here, and the heat of the summer months we are already paying $300 per month power bill to keep our house at 85.

But! I could get one of those Ice...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   08-31-2015, 02:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,100
Posted By Whiskey
One CRS tank having issues

Hello all!

I have 2 Crystal Red Shrimp tanks, basically setup the same way, basically maintained the same way, setup at the same time, Fed the same food, Same Parameters, the only difference is...
Forum: Tank Journals   03-13-2015, 03:41 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,072
Posted By Whiskey
Speaking of blowing your buget, I would really...

Speaking of blowing your buget, I would really aim for the 5 lb tank option over paintball. It is much better supported, and you really blow through the paintball tanks fast. This system will pay...
Forum: Tank Journals   03-12-2015, 02:05 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,072
Posted By Whiskey
I'm glad more of the CO2 helped!! Good move on...

I'm glad more of the CO2 helped!! Good move on reducing the light a bit too. These things are really more of a balancing act than anything.

In time if you can upgrade to pressurized CO2 you may...
Forum: Lighting   03-07-2015, 02:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 805
Posted By Whiskey
I'm actually running T5's HO's and one of them I...

I'm actually running T5's HO's and one of them I popped the reflector off to lower the PAR on my 75.

With no reflectors I was getting 40 par at tank bottom with only white panted wood above both...
Forum: Tank Journals   03-06-2015, 02:37 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,072
Posted By Whiskey
I'd say your biggest problem here is CO2, those...

I'd say your biggest problem here is CO2, those ladder defusers are really innificant, and it's a largish tank for one of those.

If I were you I would do one of two things.

1. Reduce the...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   03-06-2015, 02:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 730
Posted By Whiskey
Superglue is fine in a tank, I used to use it in...

Superglue is fine in a tank, I used to use it in my reef to glue live corals to rock underwater, I did once have a shrimp glue itself to the base of a frag though. That is always a risk lol.
...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   11-08-2014, 03:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 892
Posted By Whiskey
You are not the only one!!! I did this once too,...

You are not the only one!!! I did this once too, and felt terrible. I think my fish died of the choramine though, or the temp shock of going from a 84 deg discus tank to a 50-60 deg toilet. I...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   11-08-2014, 03:45 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,725
Posted By Whiskey
I have a cheap battery powered air pump. My...

I have a cheap battery powered air pump. My little shrimp tank would be fine without power for a couple days, and I imagine the discus would too, but I'd throw the airstone in there just to be safe....
Forum: Lighting   10-25-2014, 03:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,183
Posted By Whiskey
With no CO2 I've had great luck shooting for...

With no CO2 I've had great luck shooting for around 20 par at the substrate, and adjusting up or down from there based on algae as the tank matures.

If it were me I would probably keep 2 fixutres...
Forum: Equipment   10-25-2014, 02:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,191
Posted By Whiskey
I have an Ecco pro 2234 (I think) and it is dead...

I have an Ecco pro 2234 (I think) and it is dead quiet too - it made a little noise as it broke in but after that nothing. It is quieter than the Fluval 204 that sits next to it for sure.

I also...
Forum: Tank Journals   10-24-2014, 03:06 AM
Replies: 608
Views: 196,291
Posted By Whiskey
I'm going to raise this thread from the dead! ...

I'm going to raise this thread from the dead!

This is one of my all time favorite tanks, I remember reading that it got something like 10 PAR for 8 hours per day, then a burst of 50 for 3 hours. ...
Forum: DIY   10-21-2014, 03:48 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,275
Posted By Whiskey
If it were me I would probably nail from the...

If it were me I would probably nail from the front with glue on the back. Fill the holes with wood filler, and use the thin pant to touch up over it.

That way you don't need to goop the thin...
Forum: Plants   10-20-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 740
Posted By Whiskey
HC can actually grow anchored to driftwood - not...

HC can actually grow anchored to driftwood - not many people do it but it looks cool when it's done. I'm sure it will anchor to the lava rock as well.

Whiskey
Forum: Lighting   10-20-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 369
Posted By Whiskey
Thank you!! I entered it in the AGA competition...

Thank you!! I entered it in the AGA competition this year, I hope they think so too :)

Whiskey
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   10-20-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 471
Posted By Whiskey
I have a 75G tank with a serious scud invasion, I...

I have a 75G tank with a serious scud invasion, I dosed normal dosage about 10 times, though only one week of that was the dosing every other day.

I still find those little buggers in my filter,...
Forum: Lighting   10-20-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 369
Posted By Whiskey
I have a low tech shrimp tank where the lights...

I have a low tech shrimp tank where the lights are on from 7AM-10AM off from 10AM-5PM then on from 5PM-10PM then off from 10PM to 7AM. I've been running it that way for about a year, it was mostly...
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