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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-13-2017, 06:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 566
Posted By somewhatshocked
Welcome to the forum. Note that those items...

Welcome to the forum.

Note that those items can be purchased from the For Sale section here, from some sponsors and from nearly every reputable aquatic retailer.

If you're unsure specifically...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   02-24-2017, 08:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 266
Posted By somewhatshocked
Hands-down, the For Sale section here. ...

Hands-down, the For Sale section here.

Buying directly from members you can get to know from tanks you can usually see (in their journals) is awesome. You can also get to know how healthy critters...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   02-23-2017, 07:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,010
Posted By somewhatshocked
You mean like the Cherries in my Oscar tank? ...

You mean like the Cherries in my Oscar tank?

It's overrun with shrimp. And I've no clue how they got in there.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   02-23-2017, 06:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,010
Posted By somewhatshocked
As much as it pains me as a shrimp person to...

As much as it pains me as a shrimp person to agree? This is a terrific point to make. And it's not inhumane. Especially great if you have a ton of shrimp and have expensive fish to feed.

But...
Forum: Plants   02-23-2017, 06:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 324
Posted By somewhatshocked
Who's next? Feeling generous today and am...

Who's next?

Feeling generous today and am happy to suspend anybody attempting to sell outside the For Sale section.

Otherwise, stop stirring the pot, folks.

We won't clean this thread up...
Forum: Plants   02-23-2017, 06:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 324
Posted By somewhatshocked
No, the only issue is selling outside the For...

No, the only issue is selling outside the For Sale section.

Don't attempt to sell outside the For Sale section.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   02-20-2017, 09:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 358
Posted By somewhatshocked
Tank looks great. Just remember that vendor...

Tank looks great. Just remember that vendor reviews are not permitted.

And maybe reconsider CPDs with shrimp - unless you want shrimp to become dinner/get constantly harassed/be stressed/lose...
Forum: Equipment   02-20-2017, 09:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 756
Posted By somewhatshocked
There's nothing stopping anyone from discussing...

There's nothing stopping anyone from discussing brands, what they like, that sort of thing. Just don't veer off into obvious vendor reviews.

And don't try offering your items for sale outside the...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   02-03-2017, 08:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 126
Posted By somewhatshocked
You'll want to check the threads in the Help Desk...

You'll want to check the threads in the Help Desk section for details.

We no longer allow weaker/shorter passwords.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   02-03-2017, 01:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 364
Posted By somewhatshocked
I'm not sure if Southern Oak Aquatics is still in...

I'm not sure if Southern Oak Aquatics is still in operation but they had them when I last ordered individual hardness kits.

Have also found them on That Fish Place, sometimes on Marine Depot and...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   02-02-2017, 11:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 364
Posted By somewhatshocked
OP: Have you tried the kits by Sera? Typically...

OP: Have you tried the kits by Sera? Typically have to buy the two hardness test separately but I find them to be well worth it.

Have been using them for a couple years and they're a lot less...
Forum: Lighting   02-02-2017, 11:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 189
Posted By somewhatshocked
Which specific lights are you considering? ...

Which specific lights are you considering?

I've got a few UA lights that I've purchased from flea bay - all different models - and they've all served me well. Typically shallow tanks, low-light...
Forum: Lighting   02-02-2017, 11:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 918
Posted By somewhatshocked
Let me, as a moderator, clarify a few things. ...

Let me, as a moderator, clarify a few things.

We directly responded to Hoppy on the comments/questions he posted publicly. We also responded to him privately - multiple times. It's simply not...
Forum: Fish   01-11-2017, 10:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,477
Posted By somewhatshocked
We won't clean this thread up again. If a...

We won't clean this thread up again.

If a few of you can't avoid insulting other members, we will ultimately remove you from the forum. There's no excuse for it.

When you see something you...
Forum: Plants   01-05-2017, 03:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 211
Posted By somewhatshocked
Vendor reviews aren't permitted on the forum. ...

Vendor reviews aren't permitted on the forum.

But if you want the best plants at the best prices? The For Sale section is a great place to start. You can check member feedback and even their post...
Forum: DIY   01-04-2017, 10:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,484
Posted By somewhatshocked
You can start by using the report function to...

You can start by using the report function to alert the moderation team when you see spammers.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   12-19-2016, 07:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 687
Posted By somewhatshocked
I've been using Brute cans (of various colors -...

I've been using Brute cans (of various colors - mostly gray) for years for tanking with no known issues at all.

Keep two cans filled with (aerating/circulating) RO/DI water at nearly all times. I...
Forum: Equipment   12-15-2016, 02:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,684
Posted By somewhatshocked
If you wish to post in this thread (or anywhere...

If you wish to post in this thread (or anywhere here), don't insult other members - even if you think they deserve it.

If someone is being nasty, use the report function.
Forum: Low Tech Forum   12-06-2016, 11:21 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 26,317
Posted By somewhatshocked
What the heck is wrong with you people going...

What the heck is wrong with you people going insane in a TANK JOURNAL?

Stop attacking each other. This is beyond silly. Any further nonsense will result in lengthy suspensions and bans - some of...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   11-24-2016, 01:39 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,472
Posted By somewhatshocked
Because you're all behaving as children, this...

Because you're all behaving as children, this thread is closed.

Any other discussion on this particular topic that gets derailed into nonsense and personal attacks will result in permanent bans -...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   11-24-2016, 01:38 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,472
Posted By somewhatshocked
They're the same person. Reminder to all:...

They're the same person.

Reminder to all: multiple accounts are not permitted.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   11-23-2016, 11:26 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,472
Posted By somewhatshocked
Tomorrow's a holiday in the U.S. Do we...

Tomorrow's a holiday in the U.S.

Do we REALLY have to spend time cleaning up yet another thread filled with insults and personal attacks?

Get it together, folks. Treat others with respect. I...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   11-01-2016, 12:18 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,154
Posted By somewhatshocked
Don't feed the troll, folks. Closing this...

Don't feed the troll, folks.

Closing this thread to starve said troll. Feel free to start another. But if you get trolly, the moderation team will begin making cuts. Enough is enough with this...
Forum: Fish   10-05-2016, 09:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 438
Posted By somewhatshocked
In the future, don't randomly @ people. Use the...

In the future, don't randomly @ people. Use the report function so the moderation team is notified.

Leaving this thread intact as a warning that any behavior like this is a quick way to not just...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   09-02-2016, 11:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 570
Posted By somewhatshocked
When you see that happening and think the...

When you see that happening and think the shipping price is absurd, please report it.

Just try to be sure someone is really attempting to rip off newcomers prior to reporting.

Depending upon...
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