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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-13-2013, 07:44 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By arsNatura
I put some excel in a water bottle (diluted) and...

I put some excel in a water bottle (diluted) and would spray once a week or so, not very often, but I got good growth in addition to the root tabs. Make sure there are no standing puddles of water at...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 12-02-2012, 04:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 440
Posted By arsNatura
Ok, maybe I will wait to get the Kordon stuff. I...

Ok, maybe I will wait to get the Kordon stuff. I am keeping an eye on the original tank for any negative reactions but so far the inhabitants still seem happy.

After doing rate of 1 teaspoon salt...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 12-02-2012, 02:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 440
Posted By arsNatura
Thanks! Has anyone used just the heat method with...

Thanks! Has anyone used just the heat method with shrimp? Unfortunately it will be a few days before I can buy anything
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 12-01-2012, 05:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 440
Posted By arsNatura
Also does the "bath" method work better with salt...

Also does the "bath" method work better with salt for treating the single guppy? I don't have a heater for the size of the container I am keeping him in at the moment so I can't use heat yet. Hoping...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 12-01-2012, 05:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 440
Posted By arsNatura
Already separated the guppy, but I was wondering...

Already separated the guppy, but I was wondering if I needed to treat the original tank, and how to do it safely with the crs. I also have a lone pygmy cory cat survivor in there but he doesn't seem...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 12-01-2012, 06:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 440
Posted By arsNatura
Ich treatment in tank with CRS?

so unfortunately I have this one little guppy in with my CRS (there is nowhere else I could put him as he hijacked in with my original shrimp purchase at a LFS). Well they have all been getting along...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-23-2012, 10:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,100
Posted By arsNatura
Cool! Glad rimless is catching on, I wanna...

Cool! Glad rimless is catching on, I wanna replace all my tanks!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-23-2012, 10:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,844
Posted By arsNatura
Got me a fluval chi from petsmart for about $35...

Got me a fluval chi from petsmart for about $35 for a betta I impulsed on from petco a coule days ago, a beautiful elephant ear male. Excited to plan my first fluval tank!
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 11-16-2012, 01:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 487
Posted By arsNatura
Thanks, I will see if I can rig up a drip...

Thanks, I will see if I can rig up a drip acclimater, didn't realize it was that easy, glad I wont have to send away for one
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 11-15-2012, 07:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 487
Posted By arsNatura
Transferring shrimp into new tank/water params.

So here is my situation...
I have 1 adult and 2 juvenile CRS in a 4g that has been running for a few months with tap water (where the ph, gh, kh is higher than ideal). There is also a bucketload of...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 11-15-2012, 06:49 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 9,966
Posted By arsNatura
Your tank is taking off! Bet the puffer love it...

Your tank is taking off! Bet the puffer love it :) The tiger lotus was a nice touch, adds a lil color and I love the leaf shape
Forum: Substrate 11-15-2012, 06:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 409
Posted By arsNatura
substrate under Shrimp Stratum?

I'm wondering if anyone has found a suitable substrate besides ADA that could go under some Shrimp Stratum? I didn't order enough and really don't/can't wait a full week it takes to come in the mail....
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 11-11-2012, 08:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 520
Posted By arsNatura
Ok, that is what I figured, slowly adding non...

Ok, that is what I figured, slowly adding non mineralized distilled to balance it out. It was only over the course of a day, though so I am worried I am going to be doing this everyday...i will keep...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 11-11-2012, 07:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 520
Posted By arsNatura
Aquavitro Mineralize and shrimp tank

So I decided to make the switch to distilled water (much easier for me to find than ro). And at the time the only mineralizer I could find was aquavitro. I think they only use calcium and magnesium....
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 11-10-2012, 05:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 292
Posted By arsNatura
Thanks, I was wondering about the Prime myself,...

Thanks, I was wondering about the Prime myself, but wanted to be on the safe side. I also read a few members that use melafix with their water changes for their shrimp, thus why I added the IAL...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 11-10-2012, 05:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 292
Posted By arsNatura
There was also one molt in the shipping bag. Is...

There was also one molt in the shipping bag. Is it usual for them to swim around a bit when introduced to a new tank?

Should I get a copper test? Even if using distilled?
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 11-10-2012, 05:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 292
Posted By arsNatura
sorry i didn't give more information - it is a...

sorry i didn't give more information - it is a 10g tank, set up for about a week with Fluval Stratum (ya sorry thought filter would be enough) with some tiger lotus, java fern, glosso patties from a...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 11-10-2012, 05:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 292
Posted By arsNatura
You know this morning I kept asking myself...

You know this morning I kept asking myself whether I put prime in all the distilled jugs or not. Well put just a tiny bit with a little bit of nutrafin betta plus (has IAL extract) and they are all...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 11-10-2012, 05:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 292
Posted By arsNatura
CRS death after shipment

Now I know shipments can be stressful on CRS. Mine were 2 days in transit. I took a few hours to acclimate and my tank water params were all fine and where CRS like them.
ph 6.4-6.6
gh 6 drops...
Forum: Equipment 11-09-2012, 08:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 325
Posted By arsNatura
cool, wasn't sure if it would be that easy :)

cool, wasn't sure if it would be that easy :)
Forum: Fish 11-09-2012, 07:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 476
Posted By arsNatura
Never had a jumper, but I could see how it could...

Never had a jumper, but I could see how it could happen. Mine got stuck between the internal filter and eventually died from the wounds, I think it happens when they play their cory games (flying up...
Forum: Equipment 11-09-2012, 07:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 325
Posted By arsNatura
TDS Meter?

I need to get a TDS meter but am a little intimidated at where to start, I don't want to pay more than $30 but if I am wasting my money on crap then I would like to know too, so does anyone have any...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 11-09-2012, 07:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 167
Posted By arsNatura
Ya, he didn't seem to be acting the same after I...

Ya, he didn't seem to be acting the same after I noticed his antennae missing, they were glorious too! Will miss my big ramshorn. His shell was a bit bigger than a nichel, almost quarter sized.

I...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 11-09-2012, 07:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,160
Posted By arsNatura
very nice! What is your light schedule?

very nice! What is your light schedule?
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 11-09-2012, 06:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 167
Posted By arsNatura
Dead Ramshorn

So, I may have thrown too much at my ramshorn at once. I had one big one that I threw into my temporary tank last night. The tank is newly set up without any other inhabitants. I put him in after...
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