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Forum: Plants 06-07-2015, 01:53 AM
Replies: 15
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Posted By inthepacific
just know this plant grows relatively slow. and...

just know this plant grows relatively slow. and you won't see it bounce back or notice any signs of growth until maybe a month. Unless your running CO2.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 05-27-2015, 01:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 154
Posted By inthepacific
mixing ferts for nano tank

i have about a 3 gallon tank, how would i go about mixing ferts for it? would it be possible to mix them into a single solution? or would i have to mix them all separately?
Forum: Plants 05-24-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 687
Posted By inthepacific
the plant is probably shedding the older leaves...

the plant is probably shedding the older leaves its fine. they also grow super slow unless you have co2, don't expect too much growth too soon. just be patient and it'll bounce back
Forum: Fish 05-24-2015, 09:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 526
Posted By inthepacific
just know that they get really fat and lazy after...

just know that they get really fat and lazy after a while.
Forum: Fish 05-24-2015, 09:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 354
Posted By inthepacific
I don't know why everyone is assuming you have...

I don't know why everyone is assuming you have NEVER had a tank before. It just sounds as though he's new to PLANTED tanks. Anyways, sand bottom I'd go with a couple of corries because they're fun to...
Forum: Fish 05-24-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,341
Posted By inthepacific
the chili rasboras are popular for smaller tanks....

the chili rasboras are popular for smaller tanks. i have a some scarlet badis who do well in my small tank as well as ember tetras.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-24-2015, 02:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,084
Posted By inthepacific
i'd prefer going with substrate mostly with the...

i'd prefer going with substrate mostly with the ada soil because its easier and buffers the ph for me. just one less thing to worry about when doing water changes
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-04-2015, 09:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 939
Posted By inthepacific
don't do auto feeders food that isn't consumed...

don't do auto feeders food that isn't consumed will cloud the tank. They'll be fine with leaf litter and will find plenty of food from that while you're gone. Indian Almond leaves are really good...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-04-2015, 09:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 212
Posted By inthepacific
with ada soild it'll take a few weeks for your...

with ada soild it'll take a few weeks for your tank to cycle. just leave it alone and don't run tests for another two weeks and leave everything running.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-26-2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 374
Posted By inthepacific
true but then why spend money on shrimp if...

true but then why spend money on shrimp if they're not going to clean up the algae in the first place?
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-26-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 374
Posted By inthepacific
shrimp not eating algae

so there is algae on some of the plants in one of my tanks and the shrimp in there dont seem to eat it. but when i take the trimmings and put it in my other tank, the shrimp will swarm it. i dont...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-16-2015, 06:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 221
Posted By inthepacific
eating from pydrex dish

i just got a pyrex dish to help keep my tank cleaner. I dropped a wafer in the dish to see if the shrimp would respond. They seemed to become really active and started picking around so im sure they...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-12-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 442
Posted By inthepacific
what exactly are mineral balls

So I was just looking at some CRS/ bee shrimp products and saw those mineral balls. Just wondering if someone could tell me exactly what they are and what they do for the shrimp? do they add GH to...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-09-2015, 08:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 400
Posted By inthepacific
is it BGA? or BBA? either way it should come off...

is it BGA? or BBA? either way it should come off with a molt
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-09-2015, 08:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 336
Posted By inthepacific
the copper thing is not a debateable issue haha....

the copper thing is not a debateable issue haha. it wouldn't advise you not to use it with invertebrates if it was. Tom Barr has said he's used it in his tanks to kill off low grade cherry shrimp...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-09-2015, 08:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 336
Posted By inthepacific
is this a shrimp only tank? is so i'm just...

is this a shrimp only tank? is so i'm just wondering why are you planning on getting amano shrimp. but thats besides the point. Sometimes drift wood gets this stuff that grows on it. not sure what it...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-09-2015, 07:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 336
Posted By inthepacific
if you don't want your shrimp to die stop dosing...

if you don't want your shrimp to die stop dosing it immediately do a water change and add some carbon. if they were expensive shrimp I'd be very worried. What kind of algae are you trying to get rid...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-08-2015, 05:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 507
Posted By inthepacific
I found my test kit i thought i lost it just...

I found my test kit i thought i lost it just burried under some junk but my gh is around 3 so it shouldn't be a problem right? I was under the assumption that if the TDS was around 150-200 in turn...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-06-2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 507
Posted By inthepacific
well my TDS is about 195 right now. So im...

well my TDS is about 195 right now. So im guessing my GH is on the lower side. all the other parameters are in check and the tank is fully cycled. Ph is about 6.5
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-06-2015, 07:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 507
Posted By inthepacific
molting problems

So i think there might be an issue with molting in my tank because there are about 2 shrimp that have very arched backs and it looks like they might need to molt but cannot. What are some solutions...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-02-2015, 02:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 204
Posted By inthepacific
I think i might have trace amounts of copper in my tank

So I've had some shrimp die unexpectedly recently and the only reason i could attest to this would be possibly be copper somehow finding its way into my tank? I have read that using hot water can...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-23-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 372
Posted By inthepacific
fresh water clams/ mussels

has anyone kept these before? have you been successful?
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-05-2015, 08:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 582
Posted By inthepacific
or cholla wood. its the natural version and the...

or cholla wood. its the natural version and the shrimp will eat the wood itself too. they last pretty long as well.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-05-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 272
Posted By inthepacific
you can cut down into the substrate before...

you can cut down into the substrate before trimming the roots so you're not disturbing the substrate when you pull the plant up. as Tasmin suggested then do a water change. usually it isn't that...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 02-28-2015, 04:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 191
Posted By inthepacific
How are planaria surviving

So i've had this new tank its been set up for about 2 months and i guess some planaria traveled on some of the plants into my new tank. Im not sure how they're surviving because i havent really fed...
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