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Forum: Tank Journals 07-01-2013, 12:01 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 57,651
Posted By skystrife
How have I never thought of this! Holding down...

How have I never thought of this! Holding down the wood with egg crate/rocks would make my life so much easier when adapting new wood to a submerged state---wonderful idea.
Forum: Tank Journals 06-30-2013, 07:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,386
Posted By skystrife
30g Shallow Pool Riparium

So after seeing many (http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=177835) great (http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=150555) shallow...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-15-2013, 05:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 234
Posted By skystrife
So I can't say I've tried this myself, but as far...

So I can't say I've tried this myself, but as far as I'm aware the sap of Mexican milkweed is poisonous (that's why monarch caterpillars eat it---they isolate the toxin to become poisonous in...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-08-2013, 02:19 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 20,430
Posted By skystrife
This is such a beautiful tank! What's your...

This is such a beautiful tank!

What's your experience like with the Kessil? It looks like it provides a reasonable spread for the tank, but curious what your thoughts are since you can see it in...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-07-2013, 04:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,523
Posted By skystrife
I stopped playing with it so much---honestly,...

I stopped playing with it so much---honestly, mucking with things too much was probably one of my problems.

I've been doing water changes rather infrequently, topping off with pure RO/DI water,...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-03-2013, 03:21 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,000
Posted By skystrife
Beautiful setup! Great work on this! Where...

Beautiful setup! Great work on this!

Where did you put the spider grass? I can't quite pick it out in the video or full tank shot, but I was curious how it worked for you because I have some that...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 02-16-2013, 08:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 366
Posted By skystrife
Essentially, it boils down to this: 1) Open...

Essentially, it boils down to this:

1) Open the shipping bag, empty into some container (bucket, Tupperware, etc). Add something to detoxify the ammonia in the shipping water since they will be...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 01-20-2013, 07:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 534
Posted By skystrife
Cherries will breed in just about anything, but...

Cherries will breed in just about anything, but it would probably be a good idea to at least cut your tap water with RO to lower that TDS a little, I think.
Forum: Tank Journals 01-16-2013, 04:38 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 22,200
Posted By skystrife
I love following this. Congrats on the...

I love following this.

Congrats on the back-to-back spawns!
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 01-14-2013, 07:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 850
Posted By skystrife
Having a higher amount of dissolved oxygen does...

Having a higher amount of dissolved oxygen does not increase or decrease pH---there aren't any more hydroxide or hydronium ions than there would be ordinarily.

What it impacts, however, is...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 01-12-2013, 07:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 568
Posted By skystrife
somewhatshocked makes his own shrimp food and...

somewhatshocked makes his own shrimp food and sells it here in the FS/FT board. He'd probably be able to comment more on what he does to make it.

I haven't encountered any issues with pesticides...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-11-2013, 07:46 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,733
Posted By skystrife
I really like the wood placement there! (I think...

I really like the wood placement there! (I think I prefer it compared to the rock scape before)

Much more depth than before.
Forum: Tank Journals 01-11-2013, 06:29 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,939
Posted By skystrife
I meant a post by another author, sorry. It was...

I meant a post by another author, sorry. It was only there for a little bit.

Good luck if you do attempt to breed Amanos! I'd be interested in following the progress if you do so.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 01-11-2013, 06:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,445
Posted By skystrife
I'd bet he's adding an artificial ammonia source...

I'd bet he's adding an artificial ammonia source (like household cleaning ammonia) to keep the bacteria colony around.
Forum: Tank Journals 01-11-2013, 05:58 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,939
Posted By skystrife
There was a post that used to be there that he...

There was a post that used to be there that he was referring to, I believe. It appears to have been deleted. :bounce:



Honestly, I don't know if anyone has really successfully bred Amanos in...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-11-2013, 05:32 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,939
Posted By skystrife
Are you intending on everything in this tank...

Are you intending on everything in this tank being able to breed naturally? If not, I'd still give a +1 to Amanos---they live in freshwater just fine for many, many years (but, as you mentioned,...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 01-10-2013, 08:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,409
Posted By skystrife
How in the world did you get an Amano under a...

How in the world did you get an Amano under a microscope?


EDIT: Nevermind, just saw in a different thread---a petri dish.
Forum: Tank Journals 01-10-2013, 07:11 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 34,906
Posted By skystrife
Beautiful hardscape! Where do you find such...

Beautiful hardscape! Where do you find such pretty rock?

How are you planning on keeping the AS separated from the sand? I've seen sand foregrounds get covered in bits of AS and look a little...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-10-2013, 06:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 652
Posted By skystrife
What do you plan on stocking? If you're planning...

What do you plan on stocking? If you're planning to go with shrimp, a couple simple sponge filters would suffice, even (and are incredibly inexpensive).
Forum: Tank Journals 01-09-2013, 11:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 809
Posted By skystrife
Those ferns are going to look really good as they...

Those ferns are going to look really good as they fill in!
Forum: Fish 01-08-2013, 08:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 512
Posted By skystrife
I have Bolivian Rams as well, and feed a mix of...

I have Bolivian Rams as well, and feed a mix of New Life Spectrum sinking pellets, frozen bloodworm, and omega one algae wafers (which are really for the bristlenoses but the Bolivians seem to love...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-08-2013, 08:45 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,559
Posted By skystrife
Very pretty setup! Loving the wood.

Very pretty setup! Loving the wood.
Forum: Fish 01-08-2013, 02:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 505
Posted By skystrife
I'd toss out a recommendation for Bolivians,...

I'd toss out a recommendation for Bolivians, then---they're quite underrated and really fun to watch (and are typically more hardy than their Blue counterparts).
Forum: Fish 01-07-2013, 02:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 505
Posted By skystrife
I don't believe you can cross-breed Blue Rams and...

I don't believe you can cross-breed Blue Rams and Bolivian Rams, so I wouldn't be too worried about that.

Blue Rams typically want a higher temperature than Bolivians, so you'd be keeping the...
Forum: Tank Journals 12-22-2012, 05:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,523
Posted By skystrife
I've neglected my journal! This needs some...

I've neglected my journal! This needs some updates, which will come a bit later when I get some better shots of the tank. It is (lightly) stocked now, though!

Fauna:
2x Bristlenose
6x Bolivian...
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