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Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   04-16-2017, 11:04 PM
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Posted By ced281
I agree with soc200. There are very few things...

I agree with soc200. There are very few things that can kill shrimp in 30 minutes. From my experience they usually are poisons. Even chlorinated tap water takes a day to kill things...

I'm...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   04-16-2017, 07:15 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 6,999
Posted By ced281
Yeah, I did some additional research on my end...

Yeah, I did some additional research on my end because I was curious. It does seem legit, but still it makes my eyes go :surprise:. Is there a chance that the specific bottle that the OP got from ACE...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   04-16-2017, 01:44 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 6,999
Posted By ced281
Honestly, there's something really wrong with...

Honestly, there's something really wrong with your tank. I'd either completely redo it from scratch or let it sit for a month before adding anything in.

I'm also super suspicious of the ammonia...
Forum: Algae   04-10-2017, 05:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 427
Posted By ced281
You can do an H2O2-Flourish Excel nuke to kill...

You can do an H2O2-Flourish Excel nuke to kill the algae at the cost of some of your moss. This is only a temporary fix, though, because you're not correcting the root cause. You have a nutrient to...
Forum: Plants   04-10-2017, 05:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 283
Posted By ced281
Tinanti the Google pics are exactly what I have....

Tinanti the Google pics are exactly what I have. Thanks!
Forum: Plants   04-10-2017, 01:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 283
Posted By ced281
[SOLVED] Mystery plant identification

Hi All!

I've got a mystery plant that I've been growing since it hitchhiked it's way into one of my tanks. Can some kind, knowledgeable soul ID it for me please?

Thanks!

UPDATE: Plant is...
Forum: Plants   06-09-2015, 02:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 686
Posted By ced281
Ditto... I feel for you man, I really do... ...

Ditto... I feel for you man, I really do...

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Forum: Plants   06-09-2015, 01:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,062
Posted By ced281
My lazy man solution to overstock in tanks and...

My lazy man solution to overstock in tanks and having rampant nitrate issues is to use extremely fast growing stems like rotala or myriophyllum.

Also, in response to an earlier post, Plants use O2...
Forum: Aquascaping   06-09-2015, 01:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,254
Posted By ced281
Your top left most rock could use some adjusting...

Your top left most rock could use some adjusting in the first setup, but nonetheless both look good. Be mindful of your choice in plants w though since it will affect which one is better. For the 1st...
Forum: Plants   05-10-2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 574
Posted By ced281
It's possible that it isn't christmas moss, but I...

It's possible that it isn't christmas moss, but I have christmas moss that looks like that when it hasn't "rooted" to anything. Pretty much looks like a clump of tightly growing java moss. Here are...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   03-18-2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,139
Posted By ced281
You can also scape your tank with ryouh or seiryu...

You can also scape your tank with ryouh or seiryu stone used in nature style aquariums. They leech out enough minerals to keep snail shells pristine (but they also alter your water chemistry).
Forum: Fish   02-24-2015, 03:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 530
Posted By ced281
Sorry you got a bad fish. Unfortunately, I can't...

Sorry you got a bad fish. Unfortunately, I can't really help you with what you have, but for future reference:

If you can't or don't want to quarantine your fish before introducing them to your...
Forum: Equipment   02-16-2015, 12:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,917
Posted By ced281
Using a powerhead is significantly faster than...

Using a powerhead is significantly faster than siphoning into a tank. Pouring a bucket of water into a tank also risks disturbing the substrate and plants.

Go to Home Depot or a hardware store and...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   12-07-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 842
Posted By ced281
If you want a tint, just buy a thin sheet of...

If you want a tint, just buy a thin sheet of lexan (sp?) Plastic and apply tint on that. No need to put tint directly on your nice tank.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   12-05-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,992
Posted By ced281
I'd take the information in this article with a...

I'd take the information in this article with a grain of salt since it's geared towards salt water reef tanks. In reef tanks, even the slightest change in pH or salinity will wreck havoc on your...
Forum: Lighting   12-05-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 886
Posted By ced281
Rather than confuse myself with the chart, I...

Rather than confuse myself with the chart, I would have just moved the light higher up if I were facing algae issues. This assumes the algae issues is due to having excess light. (I can't think of...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   12-05-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 842
Posted By ced281
Rather than painting your pricey rimless tank, go...

Rather than painting your pricey rimless tank, go to a plastic or hardware store and order a made-to-size plastic sheet. Then attach or prop that sheet to the back of your tank. That way you don't...
Forum: Lighting   12-05-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 443
Posted By ced281
The alternative is to just raise them up really...

The alternative is to just raise them up really really high. =]

WPG for LEDs isn't the best metric, but I run 220W 10K LEDs on my 75 gal, 78W 10K LEDs on my 20 gal, and similar WPG ~2 to 3 with...
Forum: Plants   12-05-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,277
Posted By ced281
I've never been able to keep an HC carpet alive...

I've never been able to keep an HC carpet alive with 6 hrs of lighting, so I don't actually know how you were able to maintain yours!

You probably already did this, but did you check to make sure...
Forum: Algae   12-05-2014, 04:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 798
Posted By ced281
Looks like staghorn or low light/low co2 riccia...

Looks like staghorn or low light/low co2 riccia to me. Is it actually attached to the wood or is it just wrapped around it? If it's not attached I'd place my bet on riccia.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   12-05-2014, 04:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 968
Posted By ced281
I would drop the powerhead and just angle the...

I would drop the powerhead and just angle the spray bar slightly upwards so it agitates the water. Without knowjng the full history of the tank, I'd imagine the powerhead is what's spooking your...
Forum: Plants   12-05-2014, 03:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,130
Posted By ced281
Crypt parva should grow okay underneath and so...

Crypt parva should grow okay underneath and so will hemianthus micranthemoides. Staurogyne will also grow but will probably have a harder time settling in and will have modest growth. Pretty much any...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   12-05-2014, 03:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,146
Posted By ced281
IME stag horn algae grows because of transient...

IME stag horn algae grows because of transient ammonia spikes. If you maintain the status quo it'll just grow back again after you treat it with h2o2. Space out your feedings (smaller, more frequent...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   10-14-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 357
Posted By ced281
Do you think CaCl2 supplementation is enough to...

Do you think CaCl2 supplementation is enough to take care of the decalcification of my snails? My main objective just to keep my snails from looking old and ragged with splotchy, brittle,...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   10-14-2014, 02:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,465
Posted By ced281
Try looking for them when the lights have been...

Try looking for them when the lights have been out for a couple hours. They might be hiding from the betta or any other fish that's bigger than them.
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