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Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-07-2013, 04:34 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,005
Posted By ChadKruger
Update: Water change early morning on the 6th....

Update:
Water change early morning on the 6th.

Ammonia:0
Nitrites:0
Nitrates:10

Shrimp are healthy and active

I'm hoping I've hit a balance. I'm hoping otofish's idea for addding...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-06-2013, 05:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 310
Posted By ChadKruger
Do you have a sponge or screen around the intake?...

Do you have a sponge or screen around the intake? If not you should. They will not crawl up the output. Have you check the floor or anything around the tank. They will try to jump out if water is...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-06-2013, 05:21 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,005
Posted By ChadKruger
Xev11, that makes a lot of sense. I'm very...

Xev11, that makes a lot of sense. I'm very surprised to see algae pearl like that in such a no fert natrual light situation.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-06-2013, 01:25 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,005
Posted By ChadKruger
Update: Changes per recommendation from otofish...

Update:
Changes per recommendation from otofish I added 10 ghost shrimp yesterday. Since then these are my readings.

Ammonia: .50
Nitrite: .50
Nitrate: 5.0
Other parameters unchanged.
...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-06-2013, 01:12 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,005
Posted By ChadKruger
Update: Changes per recommendation from otofish...

Update:
Changes per recommendation from otofish I added 10 ghost shrimp yesterday. Since then these are my readings.

Ammonia: .50
Nitrite: .50
Nitrate: 5.0
Other parameters unchanged.
...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-05-2013, 01:35 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,005
Posted By ChadKruger
Aluka, you've more than followed you've given...

Aluka, you've more than followed you've given tons of help.

The tank wouldn't be considered a Walstad tank. It's a bare substrate with light plant load. I've read a lot about that style tank and...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-04-2013, 09:19 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,005
Posted By ChadKruger
Mrturritos, where you experiencing the same...

Mrturritos, where you experiencing the same issue? What where your issues? Was it stocked, lightly planted? Was it an algae issue?
I haven't had any real algae at all. I think one little spot of...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-04-2013, 08:14 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,005
Posted By ChadKruger
Otofish, I think that is a good suggestion....

Otofish, I think that is a good suggestion. Perhaps I never gave the tank the proper kick start it needed. I buy ghost shrimp and dump them in my planted tank I use them as feeders for my ghost...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-04-2013, 12:47 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,005
Posted By ChadKruger
Idle thought. Is it possible that plants are...

Idle thought. Is it possible that plants are absorbing to much ammonia possibly causing the bacteria to relitivly starve and collapse the cycle?
Feel free to pick it apart
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-03-2013, 11:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,268
Posted By ChadKruger
You need to place that aboration of nature back...

You need to place that aboration of nature back into the tank along with anything that touched it, the set it all on fire and repeaditly apply gasoline until there is nothing but ash. If your home...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-03-2013, 07:35 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,005
Posted By ChadKruger
Haha duckweed is amazing stuff. I don't know...

Haha duckweed is amazing stuff.
I don't know what to say about the cycle. I thought my test kit was bad so i went and grabbed strips and verified my test kit with them. They match results. I have...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-03-2013, 03:10 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,005
Posted By ChadKruger
Aluka, I have about 10 pond snails in...

Aluka,
I have about 10 pond snails in there. The volume of the tank is 2.5 gallons but if you account the displacement of the substrate the filter plants and rocks its more like 1.8 or 2...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-03-2013, 05:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 356
Posted By ChadKruger
I've had same one for more than a year now. I...

I've had same one for more than a year now. I never do anything special it sits on a log that gets a lot of current from my power head. The tank is heavily planted and 99% he just sits there and fans...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-03-2013, 04:59 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,005
Posted By ChadKruger
Update: Ammonia: 0 Nitrite: 1 Nitrate:...

Update:

Ammonia: 0
Nitrite: 1
Nitrate: less than 5
Other parameters unchanged.

I'm not understanding why nitrite won't drop but nitrate builds then drops builds than drops. It's like I'm...
Forum: Plants 05-03-2013, 12:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 368
Posted By ChadKruger
Oh okay lol. I don't like it I'm going to tear it...

Oh okay lol. I don't like it I'm going to tear it out. If anyone wants it ill mail it for free
Forum: Plants 05-02-2013, 11:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 368
Posted By ChadKruger
Is that play on my it grew from no where comment?...

Is that play on my it grew from no where comment? Or is this a real thing?
Forum: Plants 05-02-2013, 10:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 368
Posted By ChadKruger
Plant grew from now where. What is it?

It is to the right of the amazon sword and above and left of the fern. It's long very stemmy and has very narrow leaves.
Picture loaded side ways. So above the amazon and below the fern lol

I...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-01-2013, 11:49 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,005
Posted By ChadKruger
Update: Duckweed has been in tank for 2...

Update:

Duckweed has been in tank for 2 days.

Ammonia 0
Nitrite: 1
Nitrate: 20
Other parameters unchanged.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-01-2013, 10:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 531
Posted By ChadKruger
That is great question. I never can tell if I'm...

That is great question. I never can tell if I'm feeding to much. For fish or anything. I always feel bad if I don't feed them. Like I'm starving them or something.
Forum: Algae 05-01-2013, 01:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 253
Posted By ChadKruger
It's hard to tell but I'd guess at green spot...

It's hard to tell but I'd guess at green spot algae. I don't even bother with it. If its on the glass ill scrap it off. Otherwise it's not something worth fighting.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-30-2013, 06:07 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,005
Posted By ChadKruger
A special big thank you to Soothing Shrimp for...

A special big thank you to Soothing Shrimp for the duck weed.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-29-2013, 08:50 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,005
Posted By ChadKruger
Update: Ammonia 0 Nitrite 1.0 Nitrate 5...

Update:

Ammonia 0
Nitrite 1.0
Nitrate 5
Gh (test strip) 120
Kh (test strip) 180
Ph 8.0

The wait continues....
Forum: Equipment 04-29-2013, 03:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 392
Posted By ChadKruger
Thank you guys I appreciate it.

Thank you guys I appreciate it.
Forum: Equipment 04-28-2013, 02:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 392
Posted By ChadKruger
Power outage. Will I loose fish?

My neighborhood blew a transformer and we won't have power for 6 hours. Is this going to be dangerous for my fish? Should I go buy some bait fizz tabs at the store to keep water surface agitated?
Forum: Equipment 04-28-2013, 02:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 357
Posted By ChadKruger
If you look at the power head on the right side...

If you look at the power head on the right side in te picture. You'll see a yellowish block of foam. I put that over every intake in all my tanks. It has saved countless lives. Prior to using that I...
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