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Forum: Plants 09-03-2013, 12:57 AM
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Posted By paybackranch
They flower year round for me in my tanks.

They flower year round for me in my tanks.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-15-2013, 10:01 AM
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Posted By paybackranch
Thanks, Nick!! Wonderful photos as always. :-)

Thanks, Nick!! Wonderful photos as always. :-)
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-13-2013, 10:50 PM
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Posted By paybackranch
Absolutely interested. Miss your posts....I do...

Absolutely interested. Miss your posts....I do look for them. :-) Photos please........
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-29-2013, 07:58 PM
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Views: 638
Posted By paybackranch
I have pulled all of them out of my tanks and...

I have pulled all of them out of my tanks and have dug out my 'spares' as well. The only reason that I don't have a mess on the floor is because my tank is acrylic. I did call the company this...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-28-2013, 05:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 638
Posted By paybackranch
Thanks wicca27 -- I will check that out. I...

Thanks wicca27 -- I will check that out. I vaguely remember that.....I have no idea where any receipts are -- but the worst that they can say is, "Sorry'.....

I did a search and it seriously bad...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-27-2013, 09:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 638
Posted By paybackranch
I forgot to mention that I ran a copper test...

I forgot to mention that I ran a copper test (API) and it was ZERO. I use Purigen in the filter, but from what I have read, that does not absorb copper....That something inside the thermometer was...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-27-2013, 06:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 638
Posted By paybackranch
I was not using an independent temperature...

I was not using an independent temperature control. Just the temperature control provided by the heater. There were German Rams in this tank, that is why the tank was kept at 79-80 degrees. Warm for...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-27-2013, 05:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 638
Posted By paybackranch
Submersible heater exploded -- what killed my shrimp?

I had a Stealth submersible heater explode in my tank sometime after the lights were out for the night. It blew the dial & top right off the unit. I have never had this happen before. I suppose the...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-25-2013, 02:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 833
Posted By paybackranch
Believe it or not, check out the Dollar stores...

Believe it or not, check out the Dollar stores for pure ammonia. I looked all over trying to find ammonia without additives with no luck until I stumbled upon some in a Dollar General. You are off to...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-25-2013, 02:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 833
Posted By paybackranch
Read up on the nitrogen cycle when starting up a...

Read up on the nitrogen cycle when starting up a new tank. There are several good sources on the internet for this info. Read all that you can about starting up a new tank. Use declorinators when...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 12-03-2012, 04:58 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 11,628
Posted By paybackranch
Imagine what you'd do if someone gave you an...

Imagine what you'd do if someone gave you an aluminum Christmas tree!!! :-)
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 11-26-2012, 08:05 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 5,093
Posted By paybackranch
I enjoyed your thread. Love it when someone who...

I enjoyed your thread. Love it when someone who puts time & effort reaps the rewards. So did Ms. Thang & her crew. :)
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 11-26-2012, 01:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,674
Posted By paybackranch
I haven't had Blue Velvets long enough to see...

I haven't had Blue Velvets long enough to see this, but my Blue Pearls would occasionally have 'white eyes' or white patches on their heads. This is one of them....
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 11-26-2012, 03:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 733
Posted By paybackranch
What a nice healthy looking shrimp colony!! :) ...

What a nice healthy looking shrimp colony!! :) What are you using for substrates??
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 11-26-2012, 03:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,674
Posted By paybackranch
If you have high light, Red Root Floaters are...

If you have high light, Red Root Floaters are pretty also. Short roots, green/red leaves. Much smaller plants than Frogbit or dwarf water lettuce. Those two 2.5 gallon Petsmart tanks have a 24 inch...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 11-26-2012, 02:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,674
Posted By paybackranch
The Blue Pearls do not breed true. You get a mix...

The Blue Pearls do not breed true. You get a mix of amber and Blue Pearl babies. Their berries are brown, also. The Blue Velvet Shrimp Do breed true. I think that the Blue Velvets are a more...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 11-26-2012, 02:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 183
Posted By paybackranch
It is really going to depend on the betta as far...

It is really going to depend on the betta as far as a tankmate is concerned. I have a blue crowntail in with my blue pearl shrimp and he pretty much leaves them alone. It is an old style Edge tank...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 11-26-2012, 01:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,674
Posted By paybackranch
I got a small colony of them started in September...

I got a small colony of them started in September from online sources: TheShrimpFarm and SpeedieAquatics. I believe I paid $8 each for them plus shipping. I live in the middle of nowhere, so online...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-21-2012, 03:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 525
Posted By paybackranch
Try straight vinegar. Another method that I read...

Try straight vinegar. Another method that I read about was to use fabric softener sheets. Wet one and start wiping. Haven't tried the last one, but vinegar cleans just about anything off glass and...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 11-19-2012, 03:05 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,265
Posted By paybackranch
Very impressive....I wasn't sure about the wood...

Very impressive....I wasn't sure about the wood with the first photos, but the whole bowl looks great now! I love nanos and this one is awesome! I am thinking of doing something similar now with...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 11-19-2012, 02:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,115
Posted By paybackranch
I am hoping that your boss is open to the world...

I am hoping that your boss is open to the world of planted tanks as that is a whole 'nother world of profit / sales! Plant substrates, more specialized lighting, plant fertilizers, driftwood,...
Forum: Finnex / Schuber Wright 07-25-2012, 11:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 725
Posted By paybackranch
With the newer 36 and 48 inch models, which are...

With the newer 36 and 48 inch models, which are you recommending for freshwater usage? I have the smaller units that are marked DD. Could you explain the different units: DD, DB, DS and BB?
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Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 05-16-2012, 04:23 AM
Replies: 1,940
Views: 664,787
Posted By paybackranch
Well, I may not post much, but I am a BIG Edge...

Well, I may not post much, but I am a BIG Edge fan. I own three of them (old style 6 gallon). My oldest Edge has been set up for at least 3 years. The newest is still in its box waiting for the...
Forum: Plants 04-28-2012, 04:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 518
Posted By paybackranch
If you are talking about the little gel packs...

If you are talking about the little gel packs with A. Reineckii, I planted them in sand because they were so very TINY with a fertilizer tab underneath. CO2 and high light. Initially, I put them in...
Forum: Lighting 04-17-2012, 02:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,457
Posted By paybackranch
The red plant in the front is new for me....

The red plant in the front is new for me. Ludwigia glandulosa 'Red Star'. It is almost blood red, but does not branch readily. I trim the top and wait for the bottom to send out (so far for me) a...
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