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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-24-2009, 01:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 380
Posted By jesstray
I may have some clippings for you as well. I...

I may have some clippings for you as well. I live in Lawrenceville.
Forum: DIY 05-26-2009, 06:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,448
Posted By jesstray
Because I have plenty of CSM+B laying around. I...

Because I have plenty of CSM+B laying around. I call them granules because it is more like a granule form a little larger than sand. I want to use something that is cheap and easy.
Forum: Substrate 05-26-2009, 03:18 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 488
Posted By jesstray
Substrate in Tank Upgrade

I am in the process of upgrading from my 2yo planted 75gallon to a planted 125 gallon. My plan is to use a sprinkle a very light dusting of (CSM+B, K2SO4, and epson salt), then a light dusting of...
Forum: DIY 05-26-2009, 03:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,448
Posted By jesstray
DIY Substrate Fert Clay

Has anyone ever tried to create subtrate fertilizer using Georgia red clay and CSM+B? Theres plenty red clay where I live and I have the CSM+B granules. I assume the red clay is high in iron, but...
Forum: DIY 03-08-2008, 03:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,650
Posted By jesstray
Please let me know how your project turns out. I...

Please let me know how your project turns out. I plan doing something similar.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-18-2008, 03:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 461
Posted By jesstray
Recent Water Quality Issues

About 2 weeks ago I completely my routine weekly water change and about 80% of my live stock died within 2 days. I checked my water parameters and everything appeared fine, however the water was...
Forum: Plants 01-10-2008, 11:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 458
Posted By jesstray
Mid-Level Plants

Could someone please advise on some good mid-level plants for my 75Gallon?
Forum: Plants 01-10-2008, 11:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 645
Posted By jesstray
I did not notice that you lived in the UK. I...

I did not notice that you lived in the UK. I personally have never shipped internationally and I am not sure how much shipping may be. I will look into it and let you know. BTW, I live in Atlanta,...
Forum: Plants 01-09-2008, 09:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 645
Posted By jesstray
I plan on doing a trimming this weekend and have...

I plan on doing a trimming this weekend and have a ton of "Ammania gracilis" that I would be willing to give away as long as you pay for shipping.
Forum: Tank Journals 10-18-2007, 11:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 686
Posted By jesstray
Newly Scaped 75 Gallon

I am not very good at scaping so any advice/comments would be helpful.

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Forum: Substrate 10-13-2007, 05:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 591
Posted By jesstray
Try using a python or gravel cleaner to get as...

Try using a python or gravel cleaner to get as much dust as possible. It may take some time, but it is well worth it. I have had mine going for 7 months now and it still gets dusty when I move my...
Forum: Fish 08-15-2007, 03:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,087
Posted By jesstray
It's not fin rot, I witnessed it with my own...

It's not fin rot, I witnessed it with my own eyes. I have several other Oto's with their tails missing too. But, this was a new fish and as soon as I put him in the tank the shrimp went right for...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-11-2007, 04:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 871
Posted By jesstray
I did a search on google and the shrimp does look...

I did a search on google and the shrimp does look a lot like Macrobachium sp. The shrimp is actually the same size, if not bigger than the Oto. However, they oto did not seem to really struggle,...
Forum: Fish 08-11-2007, 12:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,087
Posted By jesstray
I just started a new thread, but I noticed my...

I just started a new thread, but I noticed my ghost shrimp attacking my Oto's recently.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-11-2007, 12:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 871
Posted By jesstray
Shrimp Attacking Oto's

I have recently noticed my ghost shrimp attacking my Otocinclus. Has anyone else experienced something similar? I first noticed when I added 3 new Oto's and saw my ghost shrimp go straight to it,...
Forum: Lighting 08-10-2007, 04:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 812
Posted By jesstray
I agree that you may be overdoing it a bit. You...

I agree that you may be overdoing it a bit. You really should be using about half that total wattage for your tank.
Forum: Lighting 08-10-2007, 04:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 673
Posted By jesstray
The problem with mylar sheets is that they begin...

The problem with mylar sheets is that they begin to breakdown over time and you will start getting little glitter specks in your tank.
Forum: Substrate 08-05-2007, 11:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 839
Posted By jesstray
I have SMS Charcoal and I love it. It took a...

I have SMS Charcoal and I love it. It took a little over 1-50lb bag to fill my 75gallon 3-5" deep.

1. How has this affected your planting and scapes?
- Not much at all, however you do need to...
Forum: Equipment 07-28-2007, 05:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 761
Posted By jesstray
Honestly your baby shrimp should be fine even if...

Honestly your baby shrimp should be fine even if they are sucked up into the filter. In my previous setup I would always find quite a few RCS thriving in in my xp3 whenever I did filter maintenance.
Forum: Equipment 07-28-2007, 05:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,388
Posted By jesstray
Honestly, it all depends on your fish load. You...

Honestly, it all depends on your fish load. You should be able to get away w/o an aerator, but if you see your fish taking in air from the top of the tank in the morning than you will need to aerate...
Forum: Equipment 07-24-2007, 02:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 730
Posted By jesstray
I am an electrical engineer and the advice above...

I am an electrical engineer and the advice above is absolutely correct. According to NEC code, you should never load a circuit more than 80%. That being said, keep in mind that the power rating on...
Forum: Plants 07-14-2007, 06:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 515
Posted By jesstray
I was kind of wondering the same thing myself. ...

I was kind of wondering the same thing myself. Lately I have been traveling back and forth from Atlanta to Baltimore every week for work purposes. I have found a nice store in Balt (the Aquarium...
Forum: Equipment 07-06-2007, 05:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 460
Posted By jesstray
Aqua Medic Co2 Dropper

Has anyone used the Aqua Medic Co2 dropper? I purchased one from "aquariumplants.com". The thing that concerns me is that directions state to mix 2.5ml of your aquarium water with 5 drops of the...
Forum: Substrate 07-06-2007, 04:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,488
Posted By jesstray
I am really glad to hear that, cause I am having...

I am really glad to hear that, cause I am having a heck of a time trying to keep my plants down. But it's only been filled for less than a week.
Forum: Equipment 07-04-2007, 06:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,929
Posted By jesstray
I already have a solenoid and the needle valve...

I already have a solenoid and the needle valve attached to the bubble counter does give me a steady flow. My main concern is the end of tank dump.
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