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Forum: Low Tech Forum 03-29-2015, 03:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,227
Posted By GrampsGrunge
Clown Pekolitias stay small and their main food...

Clown Pekolitias stay small and their main food need is driftwood. It's good to give them some old branches from rivers or streams you know are pretty clean.
Forum: Fish 03-08-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 361
Posted By GrampsGrunge
Do you have any plants at all in your 20G tank? ...

Do you have any plants at all in your 20G tank? Pencilfish in general like to have nooks and crannies to swim in, and do better with very quietly behaved tankmates. It's best if they are housed in...
Forum: Fish 03-08-2015, 12:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 706
Posted By GrampsGrunge
Honestly? I've found them to be very robust,...

Honestly? I've found them to be very robust, moreso than most Neons. When we moved I had a group of 5 in a 4 gallon bucket, while I was setting up new homes for them. I was storing extra Water...
Forum: Ponds 03-07-2015, 11:59 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,419
Posted By GrampsGrunge
Subscribed, and waiting to see how the pond...

Subscribed, and waiting to see how the pond flourishes this spring and summer. Looks like a neat set-up.
Forum: Ponds 03-07-2015, 11:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 588
Posted By GrampsGrunge
Thanks, it's been a interesting experiment. ...

Thanks, it's been a interesting experiment.

For filtering, this late Fall and Winter we've just kept a long airstone, next to the Ebo-Jager, hooked to an airpump set at low flow and didn't feed...
Forum: Fish 03-07-2015, 10:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 306
Posted By GrampsGrunge
Males 'threat' displaying to each other, you...

Males 'threat' displaying to each other, you should see Red Phantom Tetras doing this.
Forum: Ponds 03-07-2015, 10:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 588
Posted By GrampsGrunge
More images... From early February, ( last...

More images...
From early February, ( last month...
Forum: Ponds 03-05-2015, 02:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 588
Posted By GrampsGrunge
Pictures of my 85 G stock tub pond..

I set this tank up from early March of last year, and during the Spring, Summer and early Fall it was part of a larger system of stock tanks and acted as the whole system's plant bio filter. While...
Forum: Ponds 05-27-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 519
Posted By GrampsGrunge
I have a trio of interconnected watering troughs,...

I have a trio of interconnected watering troughs, in an above-ground tank arrangement, roughly of 550 gallons total. I've been aerating it with just one MillionAire two outlet air-pump and a pair...
Forum: Fish 04-30-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 400
Posted By GrampsGrunge
Looks a lot like an adult Brine Shrimp.

Looks a lot like an adult Brine Shrimp.
Forum: Fish 04-30-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 620
Posted By GrampsGrunge
Astyanax Mexicanus?

Astyanax Mexicanus?
Forum: Fish 04-30-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,014
Posted By GrampsGrunge
I like Apistos but their demands for live food...

I like Apistos but their demands for live food made them a pain to keep. If the Bolivian rams can be a little less demanding for food requirements I'd think about keeping them.
Forum: Fish 04-30-2014, 04:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 349
Posted By GrampsGrunge
Just a note about Celebes rainbow fish, they...

Just a note about Celebes rainbow fish, they prefer somewhat mildly saline, alkaline water. Though I'm not sure what New York City's water chemistry is like.

A little aquarium salt wouldn't...
Forum: Fish 04-30-2014, 02:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,384
Posted By GrampsGrunge
Lemon Tetras, and Head and Tail-lites tetras. ...

Lemon Tetras, and Head and Tail-lites tetras. Two fish I've kept that have spawned in in 5 gallon buckets while making a big house move. Each bucket had a good sized Water Sprite and some java...
Forum: Fish 04-30-2014, 02:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 624
Posted By GrampsGrunge
Rosy Barbs

http://ztona.org/wp-content/uploads/1dafc76e7406f55060b40562f25cf6b1.jpg

They do grow a bit large, about 2.5" 3.5", but they're gentle, active somewhat bottom oriented schoolers.. Remember to get...
Forum: Plants 11-17-2012, 12:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,012
Posted By GrampsGrunge
Well my Orchid has a number of air roots that...

Well my Orchid has a number of air roots that escape from above the bark mix, they have little green tips which is interesting. I was not going to immerse the whole orchid rhizome, as much as maybe...
Forum: Plants 11-05-2012, 07:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,012
Posted By GrampsGrunge
The HOB planted filter idea is what I'm thinking...

The HOB planted filter idea is what I'm thinking of expanding the spider-plant's habitat into. The Purple Waffle plant sounds like a better choice in the future, but since the mother plant is so...
Forum: Plants 11-05-2012, 06:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,012
Posted By GrampsGrunge
Very well, sounds like I'm on the right path so...

Very well, sounds like I'm on the right path so far. :)

Well years back, when I had my 30 gallon tank set up with a mercury vapor 125 watt bulb and an ancient old HOB filter from the 70's, (...
Forum: Plants 11-05-2012, 03:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,012
Posted By GrampsGrunge
Terrestrial plants with air roots in tank..

I forget where I got this idea from, but in the past I've had Philodendron roots trail into my larger tanks.

Presently my little 4.5 gallon nano set up is on a table under a long light hood...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-20-2012, 06:35 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 112,975
Posted By GrampsGrunge
I'm not sure, I guess it being summer there...

I'm not sure, I guess it being summer there wouldn't be a problem with live deliveries except maybe being too hot?

I'll have to read more about those breeders who have extra RCS, I'd prefer to...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 06-20-2012, 02:22 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,487
Posted By GrampsGrunge
What hasn't been asked in this thread is, what is...

What hasn't been asked in this thread is, what is the chemistry of the water coming out of the tap, used to change the tank water?

Most municipalities will have a in depth chemistry make up of...
Forum: Equipment 06-20-2012, 03:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,312
Posted By GrampsGrunge
The 3 wire PC case fans are not 'PWM', the third...

The 3 wire PC case fans are not 'PWM', the third wire is a pulse counter for the BIOS rpm reading on the fan for circuit and cooling warning protection. The four wire fans have a pulse width...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-20-2012, 12:24 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 112,975
Posted By GrampsGrunge
Anyone in SouthWestern Oregon know of a local...

Anyone in SouthWestern Oregon know of a local seller of RCS? The lady at the local fish store just gave me a blank look.
Forum: Fish 06-19-2012, 04:14 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,533
Posted By GrampsGrunge
I like Dwarf Pencilfish, Nannostomus Marginatus,...

I like Dwarf Pencilfish, Nannostomus Marginatus, they tend to be somewhat calmer in their schooling behavior, tight but not frantic.

http://youtu.be/etu17jpvfPQ
Forum: Fish 06-19-2012, 03:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 552
Posted By GrampsGrunge
Black and Red Phantom Males do the most awesome...

Black and Red Phantom Males do the most awesome fin flaring mock battles of any tetra species. Reds will go scooting around the tank at the most absurd angles to each other. I've seen them nearly...
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