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Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-17-2013, 03:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,059
Posted By Asphalt Art
Just drying the tank out will work on the eggs. ...

Just drying the tank out will work on the eggs. If you remove all of the host animals, the adults will die due to lack of food.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-15-2013, 12:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 418
Posted By Asphalt Art
No not as all. They are just as susceptible the...

No not as all. They are just as susceptible the next time around until the source issue is identified.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-14-2013, 05:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 235
Posted By Asphalt Art
I have tons of them outside around the pond, and...

I have tons of them outside around the pond, and they never reach too large of a size, because they are usually predated by these guys which I also keep outside.

Meet the Assassin Snail's...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-14-2013, 05:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 235
Posted By Asphalt Art
Time to find some friends with Dwarf Puffers ;)

Time to find some friends with Dwarf Puffers ;)
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-14-2013, 05:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 418
Posted By Asphalt Art
You could always test drive some cheap Ghosties...

You could always test drive some cheap Ghosties from Petsmart for 3 bucks. That way, you aren't subjecting more desirable/expensive stock to possible conditions.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-14-2013, 05:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 339
Posted By Asphalt Art
Crays will eat anything plant, dead or alive. ...

Crays will eat anything plant, dead or alive. They are actually very messy with a pretty high bioload, and they really don't clean much of anything other than themselves.

Anything else is usually...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-14-2013, 05:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 235
Posted By Asphalt Art
That is one big pond snail. Mine are in the .25"...

That is one big pond snail. Mine are in the .25" range usually.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-14-2013, 05:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,065
Posted By Asphalt Art
Without a closer picture I would venture to say a...

Without a closer picture I would venture to say a form of water louse.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 07-14-2013, 04:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,381
Posted By Asphalt Art
Yep, Nubians are supposedly the kings of goat...

Yep, Nubians are supposedly the kings of goat milking as far as production goes and I have considered them in the past. I had the opportunity to sample some cheese from a Kinder at an outdoor event...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 07-13-2013, 05:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,381
Posted By Asphalt Art
Weird thread? Not really in my eyes. ...

Weird thread? Not really in my eyes. Sustainable cheap food sources are the holy grail of any survivalist.

Snails I would keep on the back burner as far as importance. Slow to produce compared...
Forum: Fish 07-13-2013, 03:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 331
Posted By Asphalt Art
My plants are untouched, they do a good job of...

My plants are untouched, they do a good job of cleaning dead spots on plants though. Most mystery snails leave a large, easy to see, and easy to remove egg mass above the waterline. They require...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-13-2013, 02:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 397
Posted By Asphalt Art
Bamboo shrimp possibly, per threads on other...

Bamboo shrimp possibly, per threads on other forums, seem to enjoy infusoria.
Forum: Fish 07-13-2013, 02:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 331
Posted By Asphalt Art
Mystery snails will destroy green spot algae. If...

Mystery snails will destroy green spot algae. If I ever need anything "cleaned" it goes in their tank for a week.
Forum: Fish 07-13-2013, 02:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 225
Posted By Asphalt Art
I would guess to say: Stiphodon Elegans ...

I would guess to say:

Stiphodon Elegans

Male and female.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-13-2013, 06:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 397
Posted By Asphalt Art
Freshwater shrimplets live on infusoria, brackish...

Freshwater shrimplets live on infusoria, brackish shrimp larvae need infusoria...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-13-2013, 05:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 980
Posted By Asphalt Art
Just like flea eggs, they will hatch whenever...

Just like flea eggs, they will hatch whenever conditions are perfect. That is why people with fleas in their house usually have them again, and again, and again at seemingly random intervals. They...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-13-2013, 04:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 980
Posted By Asphalt Art
Ostracods in general are one of the "perfectly...

Ostracods in general are one of the "perfectly designed" creatures we know of, in the sense that they have never changed in millions of years, literally. The oldest fossil record is almost 500...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-12-2013, 07:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 804
Posted By Asphalt Art
With the meter you will be able to spot check...

With the meter you will be able to spot check tanks quickly.

I check TDS more often than anything else, because with the meter it might take me 5 minutes to check the 11 tanks in the dining room. ...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-12-2013, 05:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 980
Posted By Asphalt Art
The problem you are going to have to face is not...

The problem you are going to have to face is not the ones you see, but the eggs.

Seriously, the eggs are pretty much indestructible. Sub-zero temperatures, impervious to just about any pesticide,...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-12-2013, 05:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,162
Posted By Asphalt Art
I haven't been able to get any MTS yet locally so...

I haven't been able to get any MTS yet locally so I don't have much personal experience to their benefits at the moment. Using snails as "placeholders" in the tank I see as an incredible benefit...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-12-2013, 04:05 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,945
Posted By Asphalt Art
I never had the chance to get ahold of any of...

I never had the chance to get ahold of any of that mythical stock you keep, but certainly your advice has (and will continue to) help members of this forum.

I feel you with getting tied up with...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-12-2013, 04:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 179
Posted By Asphalt Art
If less than 50, I would recommend the APi Master...

If less than 50, I would recommend the APi Master test kit and the Api Gh/Kh test kit. These 2 kits will give you 90% of the picture. TDS can be approximated from the Kh/Gh readings. I would also...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-12-2013, 06:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 206
Posted By Asphalt Art
The triple tail trait shows it is a Damselfly...

The triple tail trait shows it is a Damselfly nymph. Very effective insect/invert/minnow killer. You probably have more unfortunately.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-12-2013, 05:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 731
Posted By Asphalt Art
I feed my Clarkii brood boiled chicken once a...

I feed my Clarkii brood boiled chicken once a week. Same rules apply, remove after an hour. They are messy eaters anyways, and can leave a algae wafer spread out over what seems like the whole tank.
Forum: Fish 07-11-2013, 08:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 207
Posted By Asphalt Art
For my recent addition of Mollie fry, I usually...

For my recent addition of Mollie fry, I usually take a sinking shrimp pellet, and slowly roll it in my fingertips just below the water's surface. It will almost instantly turns into a fine mist of...
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