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Forum: Equipment 11-17-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By jmhk
I have a 16 Nuvo manufactured in early 2013 - no...

I have a 16 Nuvo manufactured in early 2013 - no problems with it. Silicone is nice. The riser/stand horizontal plastic is no longer perfectly flat (plastic has slight sag between the actual...
Forum: Plants 11-12-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 186
Posted By jmhk
You can use the same plastic stakes as is used to...

You can use the same plastic stakes as is used to mark garden plants - sold in any garden department - sharpie marker works great. If you don't mind do-it-yourself, cutting up a well cleaned milk jug...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-06-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 229
Posted By jmhk
The CO2 gas itself is odorless to humans except...

The CO2 gas itself is odorless to humans except at very high concentrations - where it is described to have a sharp acidic smell. Humans breathe it out as a waste product from respiration.... I...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 10-31-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 548
Posted By jmhk
Plants in the tank can help it cycle faster....

Plants in the tank can help it cycle faster. However, don't let your ammonia levels get too high (over ~5-6) or some more sensitive plants will melt and/or die. Too high of ammonia levels can even...
Forum: Plants 10-29-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 511
Posted By jmhk
Water Sprite is a super easy plant to start with...

Water Sprite is a super easy plant to start with - it can float, be planted or be tied to driftwood, or even allowed to grow out of the tank or filter as an emmersed plant. As a bonus, its leaf shape...
Forum: Ponds 10-27-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,270
Posted By jmhk
Question Horsehead Bricks - what to do with them? .... with a short history lesson.

So after I changed out all my inverted plastic riser pots with brick platforms for better stability under the pots, I am left with this group of 200+ bricks to make a small walkway or...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-25-2014, 11:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 326
Posted By jmhk
Eco Complete comes in black. There are two...

Eco Complete comes in black. There are two different "grain" sizes to choose from. The fine is closer to coarse sand and is easier to plant in. The medium is less likely to get vacuumed up and...
Forum: Ponds 10-23-2014, 02:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 398
Posted By jmhk
My fatheads and goldfish spawned within a month...

My fatheads and goldfish spawned within a month of being in the pond, but that was early summer. Unlikely to have good conditions in the fall for spawning if you are where it gets cold in winter.
Forum: Ponds 10-22-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,270
Posted By jmhk
I'm very close to you, then, Jasmine - we travel...

I'm very close to you, then, Jasmine - we travel Rte 414 on a regular basis. If you need more frogbit or water lettuce for your goldies, let me know - I usually need to thin out my tanks regularly....
Forum: Ponds 10-13-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,270
Posted By jmhk
Good eyes, pweifan! Yes it is Forget-Me-Nots...

Good eyes, pweifan! Yes it is Forget-Me-Nots mixed with some Creeping Jenny that I pulled from the edge of the lakeshore. Both grow naturally (okay, apparently they are invasive, but they have been...
Forum: Ponds 10-13-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,270
Posted By jmhk
Everlasting Moonlight

I put in the landscape lighting this weekend. I probably should have completed that while it was still warmer at night, but it looks nice out the windows even so.
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Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-10-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 351
Posted By jmhk
You can go much smaller than a water bottle to...

You can go much smaller than a water bottle to build a trap better sized for a 5 gallon - look at the travel size containers at the dollar store.

Hey, but if you want an unnecessarily...
Forum: Ponds 10-05-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,270
Posted By jmhk
Wink Fall colors and starting to landscape

pweifan, you asked for it! The fall colors were out so I tried to get some "full" shots for you - since I still haven't put mulch over the liner... just squint a bit and the background looks...
Forum: Ponds 10-04-2014, 12:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 357
Posted By jmhk
In the twin tiers of NY/PA, all the old fields...

In the twin tiers of NY/PA, all the old fields have huge slate walls around them...just trying to get the rocks out of the way of the ploughs for the last 200 years. The waterfall rocks in my pond...
Forum: Ponds 10-03-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,270
Posted By jmhk
Waterfall nearly completed

Still need to finish the landscaping around the pond, but the basics were done mid-summer. The plants grew in quite well for the first year. The goldfish and fathead minnows multiplied massively but...
Forum: Ponds 10-03-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 357
Posted By jmhk
Ha, just come and start digging in any part of my...

Ha, just come and start digging in any part of my yard and you will find as much bluestone slate as you could hope for!
Forum: Aquascaping 08-15-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 683
Posted By jmhk
That indeed looks like DaveFish's dragonstone. He...

That indeed looks like DaveFish's dragonstone. He currently has a for sale thread going on it... I have it in my tanks and love it.

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=701177
Forum: Plants 08-15-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 285
Posted By jmhk
Are there any plants known to be medicinal for...

Are there any plants known to be medicinal for certain fish or shrimp? I know that some say india almond leaf is an antibacterial, but that isn't an aquarium plant.
Forum: Lighting 07-31-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 218
Posted By jmhk
There is generally almost no way to compare light...

There is generally almost no way to compare light output based only on watts, except perhaps within a single very specific type of light. There are multiple types of LEDs with different angles,...
Forum: Ponds 07-15-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,270
Posted By jmhk
As I relook at the picture, I think I was wrong...

As I relook at the picture, I think I was wrong and it actually was a milk snake. Corn snakes aren't usually seen in upstate NY much...

When I was checking out the pond, I noticed that there are...
Forum: Ponds 07-12-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 253
Posted By jmhk
Full sunlight is "high light" and then some....So...

Full sunlight is "high light" and then some....So you might need to provide some shade, floaters, etc to make it suitable for true low light plants. However, dwarf sag does well in high light,...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-08-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 359
Posted By jmhk
Looks like planaria. Fenbendazole...

Looks like planaria. Fenbendazole (panacur/safeguard dog dewormer) is considered shrimp safe. Use 0.1 grams per 10 gallon tank water. It comes in 1 gram packets that you will need to crush into...
Forum: Ponds 07-08-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,270
Posted By jmhk
Almost a bloom, but instead a dud for the 4th....

Well, my Charlene Strawn waterlily tried, but had no success with the first attempt. It put up a bud on the second of July, but it never opened. A few days later, is sank back under the surface...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-01-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 242
Posted By jmhk
Love my Nuvo 16. The curved glass front is...

Love my Nuvo 16. The curved glass front is gorgeous. Good flow and easy to put what you want in the large filter area. Things that you do have to accommodate.... uncorraled floaters will obstruct the...
Forum: Ponds 06-23-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,270
Posted By jmhk
Wink Step 5: Building the waterfalls and stream

♫You load sixteen tons, what do you get?♫
♫Another day older and deeper in debt..♫

Well, maybe not quite that much, but I still moved at least a few ton of stone this weekend! Here are the...
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