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Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   11-13-2015, 09:09 PM
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Posted By redfalconf35
I think this point can't be understated. So much...

I think this point can't be understated. So much depends on whether the shrimp have fish-free zones to hang out in. Whether that be some dense moss or a cave or something else, they stand a much...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   11-13-2015, 08:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 332
Posted By redfalconf35
Agreed on all counts.

Agreed on all counts.
Forum: Plants   11-13-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 724
Posted By redfalconf35
a few things I've noticed after having grown red...

a few things I've noticed after having grown red ludwigia for years.

1) The colors change (on new growth) based on how much light it gets. It gets brighter red as it grows closer to the light....
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   11-13-2015, 05:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 349
Posted By redfalconf35
What kind of shrimp? I've done planted shrimp...

What kind of shrimp? I've done planted shrimp tanks without cycling before, and they worked out. However, I wasn't putting $25 shrimp in there, they were $0.50 RCS

You just need to make sure that...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   11-11-2015, 08:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 87
Posted By redfalconf35
I'm Back!

After a few years of focusing on other things, I'm thinking about planted aquaria again, and somehow my login still worked! :grin2::grin2:

I'll probably be mainly lurking for a while as I finish...
Forum: Plants   11-07-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 256
Posted By redfalconf35
With those plants, I wouldn't necessarily worry...

With those plants, I wouldn't necessarily worry too much about ferts.

Find the anubias a good happy home on a piece of driftwood. You can tie it on there with thread or fishing line. I have...
Forum: Plants   11-07-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 352
Posted By redfalconf35
With stemmed plants (even short stems like...

With stemmed plants (even short stems like crypts), you may run into rot caused by tying them down. Just don't anchor them too tight, and you should be OK.

Generally, if I had rooting issues, I...
Forum: Fish   11-07-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,609
Posted By redfalconf35
Fascinating! I don't know that I would ever do...

Fascinating! I don't know that I would ever do something like this, but it's a great writeup that may have good fin rot application.
Forum: Lighting   07-23-2013, 07:34 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 180
Posted By redfalconf35
Advice for lighting modifications?

I have this light over my 75g: http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=105177

It has some heat issues, especially with all 4 bulbs running at once. I only have one of the moonlights...
Forum: Photography   07-23-2013, 07:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,048
Posted By redfalconf35
Bingo. I have a DSLR (bought it so my wife and I...

Bingo. I have a DSLR (bought it so my wife and I could take pics while we were on our honeymoon), but I've learned (to an extent) how to use it. I can get good photos of stuff that a point and shoot...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   07-23-2013, 06:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 529
Posted By redfalconf35
I've done DIY on a 29 before. What I used were...

I've done DIY on a 29 before. What I used were two "Simply Orange" bottles that I offset by a few days so that when one ran out, the other was still pumping. They both teed off into the same bubbler...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   07-23-2013, 05:21 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,929
Posted By redfalconf35
Wow, I come back from almost a year of...

Wow, I come back from almost a year of inactivity, and one of the threads i replied to is bumped to the first page :)

Here's my experience with my tank. I have a powerhead, an internal filter...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   01-26-2012, 04:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,236
Posted By redfalconf35
The babies typically eat some of the microfauna...

The babies typically eat some of the microfauna that attaches to all the surfaces in the tank. Mine typically hang out in my java moss, cleaning every strand.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-24-2012, 07:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,028
Posted By redfalconf35
On my sump system, the only place that there is...

On my sump system, the only place that there is significant "surface agitation" is in the outflow from the HOB overflow. When the water cascades down the tube into the sump, there is a significant...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-24-2012, 06:23 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 234
Posted By redfalconf35
What should i do?

I have a fun question! I'm getting a canister filter in today, which means that my DIY sump (read: 20L with acrylic divider 1/3 of the way across) is gonna be freed up for a new project.

I don't...
Forum: Fish   01-16-2012, 12:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 354
Posted By redfalconf35
Tetra ID help

These fish were sold to me as "neon tetras". They are not the common neon tetra that is sold everywhere, but their turquoise stripe is more of a iridescent blue and there is no red stripe. Any idea...
Forum: DIY   01-13-2012, 08:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,929
Posted By redfalconf35
Unfortunately I don't have the facilities to...

Unfortunately I don't have the facilities to build a stand, or i definitely would. I live in an apt, so power tools and sawdust are a bit of a no-no. :icon_cry:

I really like my sump, it's really...
Forum: DIY   01-13-2012, 05:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,929
Posted By redfalconf35
Worth it to build DIY canister filter?

I have a 75g currently hooked up to a 20g sump, but i'm getting sick of having a 20g fish tank sitting on my living room floor. I'm looking at the canister filter options, but i really don't wanna...
Forum: Tank Journals   01-10-2012, 01:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,424
Posted By redfalconf35
Here are said underwhelming pics. They're done...

Here are said underwhelming pics. They're done using my cell phone camera yet again since i have no decent camera to take pics with

Partial Tank Shots
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Forum: Tank Journals   01-09-2012, 08:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,424
Posted By redfalconf35
Well, i'm back after a few months of absolute...

Well, i'm back after a few months of absolute busyness and craziness. I had some issues crop up after one of my bulbs burned out with algae, and had a major die off after not properly quarantining...
Forum: Tank Journals   09-23-2011, 05:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,424
Posted By redfalconf35
Tank is growing in a little bit... However, i am...

Tank is growing in a little bit... However, i am having algae issues. I don't really mind the GSA, because it's easy to clean up, but the brown thread algae (or whatever it is) is getting really...
Forum: Algae   09-23-2011, 04:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 403
Posted By redfalconf35
Algae ID and cleanup suggestions?

I think this algae looks closest to hair algae, but it's a little bushier and it's light brown. What is it, and what is the best way to get rid of it? I pick it out, but when i do, it's reestablished...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   09-22-2011, 07:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 370
Posted By redfalconf35
the only negative that i've found from floating...

the only negative that i've found from floating blyxa (not by choice, it came up of its own accord) is that roots grow asymmetrically from the stem, so when you plant it, you would need to trim some...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   09-21-2011, 08:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 11,762
Posted By redfalconf35
That's probably as full as i'd ever make it, but...

That's probably as full as i'd ever make it, but i think it's doable.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   09-21-2011, 06:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 11,762
Posted By redfalconf35
I've not regularly quarantined either, however...

I've not regularly quarantined either, however you have to know that you're taking a non-zero risk that you're introducing some disease into the tank.

Typically you will want to specify how big...
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