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Forum: Fish 11-24-2013, 08:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,116
Posted By bluestems
try a betta

I've kept a betta with a small school of rasboras before. The betta would chase them from time to time, but was too slow to catch any and wore himself out quickly so the 'chase' was brief. They...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 08-18-2013, 09:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 776
Posted By bluestems
What about Marsilea hirsuta? There's an even...

What about Marsilea hirsuta? There's an even smaller, dwarf variety too and it does well in low-light tanks.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 07-08-2013, 06:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,481
Posted By bluestems
3 months update! A couple of small 20% water...

3 months update!

A couple of small 20% water changes have been done about 1x month. These pics were taken before any maintenance was completed, so there is some algae on the glass, but the...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-04-2013, 02:33 AM
Replies: 314
Views: 54,676
Posted By bluestems
Nice choice on tiling the floor... though I bet...

Nice choice on tiling the floor... though I bet it was a time consuming job to move the tanks out of the way then back.

How's the tree tank? Did you figure out a lighting solution?

I love...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-20-2013, 05:19 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,634
Posted By bluestems
looks great!! what are you using for ferts?

looks great!!

what are you using for ferts?
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-04-2013, 04:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 411
Posted By bluestems
There are a lot of tips on how to remove them...

There are a lot of tips on how to remove them from the tank, but not much about what to do with them afterwards. I was thinking of leaving them outside for birds to eat... ?
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-04-2013, 03:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 411
Posted By bluestems
are these worth RAOKing?

are these worth RAOKing?
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-04-2013, 03:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 411
Posted By bluestems
I am thinking I'll put in a cucumber and I can...

I am thinking I'll put in a cucumber and I can spot them pretty easily at this point to get any stragglers. I've been scraping off the egg sacks (three different ones in the last day!) I hate to...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-03-2013, 09:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 411
Posted By bluestems
Thanks, I wasn't sure if I should feed them to...

Thanks, I wasn't sure if I should feed them to the birds or offer them. somewhatshocked, would you like them? There's probably about 8-10 around 1/4-1/2" shell size. Not very big, but they've...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-03-2013, 07:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 411
Posted By bluestems
snails

A small invasion of snails has popped up in my nano tank, and I'm not sure what kind they are...

http://i39.tinypic.com/2rqh7ab.jpg

That's an enhanced photo to try to show the shell coloration...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 05-05-2013, 07:55 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 26,336
Posted By bluestems
ha! that's very true! Lovely week we've had...

ha! that's very true! Lovely week we've had though :)
Forum: Other Websites 05-05-2013, 07:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,188
Posted By bluestems
Seriousy?! why would someone put a fish through...

Seriousy?! why would someone put a fish through the torment of putting on the vest contraption for a joke? It really seems legit... but if not, that's really cruel and totally sucks.
Forum: Other Websites 04-29-2013, 05:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,188
Posted By bluestems
He seems like he really cares for his fish, so I...

He seems like he really cares for his fish, so I bet he wouldn't mind if you tried sending him a message, via the reporter, to offer helpful advice that could prevent similar fates for his other...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 04-29-2013, 05:36 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,526
Posted By bluestems
Thanks, DogFish... ditto! The seller...

Thanks, DogFish... ditto!


The seller agreed on Friday to refund the money, but I'm still waiting to see it come through. :icon_roll

On the bright side, I found some plantings to use for my...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 04-26-2013, 11:50 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,526
Posted By bluestems
Thanks, OVT. Like OldPunk said, despite a few...

Thanks, OVT. Like OldPunk said, despite a few flakes, I still prefer to do my business here. :cool:
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 04-26-2013, 11:31 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,526
Posted By bluestems
I guess I had the expectation that waiting a week...

I guess I had the expectation that waiting a week or longer to ship out was considered a delay. Further, she knew she was starting a new job, so why not let people know ahead of time that shipping...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 04-26-2013, 11:22 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,526
Posted By bluestems
Exactly. If they knew they were starting a new...

Exactly. If they knew they were starting a new job, then maybe wait on posting the ad, or let buyers know shipping might be a week out. If I'd know, I wouldn't have wasted either of our time as...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 04-26-2013, 11:16 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,526
Posted By bluestems
Wow, using the bombing as an excuse when it...

Wow, using the bombing as an excuse when it clearly isn't stopping them from other online activity is really, really lame.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 04-26-2013, 11:15 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,526
Posted By bluestems
I did ask politely after 6 days to inquire about...

I did ask politely after 6 days to inquire about the shipping status... no harshness towards the seller. Just disappointment. Sorry for your abuse... service jobs can be hard and sometimes people...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 04-26-2013, 11:07 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,526
Posted By bluestems
Thanks, I don't think it's unreasonable either to...

Thanks, I don't think it's unreasonable either to expect an order to be put in the mail within a week, or to just let the buyer know if you know otherwise.

This the first where the delay isn't...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 04-26-2013, 10:47 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,526
Posted By bluestems
I can understand unexpected circumstances coming...

I can understand unexpected circumstances coming up, but agree it's not too hard to jot off a quick email saying things will be delayed when it's due to you being too busy. And this definitely goes...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 04-26-2013, 10:00 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,526
Posted By bluestems
Exactly. That's all I'm saying, just extend a...

Exactly. That's all I'm saying, just extend a little courtesy. :proud:
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 04-26-2013, 09:33 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,526
Posted By bluestems
I guess I hold them to a standard I hold myself. ...

I guess I hold them to a standard I hold myself. If I knew that I wouldn't be able to ship within a week that I would state that in the ad, so people know. It doesn't work for me to get plants in...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 04-26-2013, 09:30 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,526
Posted By bluestems
Actually, they didn't disclose the late shipment...

Actually, they didn't disclose the late shipment until I inquired today (nearly a week after payment) on the status.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 04-26-2013, 09:20 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,526
Posted By bluestems
I didn't presume anything. They said they got a...

I didn't presume anything. They said they got a new job and were just too busy... fair enough. But that sounds like something that could have been forseen, so disclose that in your ad and don't ask...
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