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Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-07-2013, 06:15 PM
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Views: 180
Posted By celaeno
Amano shrimp belly contractions

My largest amano shrimp is having belly contractions. There is dark looking stuff inside its stomach. Other than that, s/he is eating well and healthy. Anything I should be worried about?
Forum: Substrate 09-30-2012, 05:14 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 12,587
Posted By celaeno
I tried out the STS, but it's so dirty that...

I tried out the STS, but it's so dirty that rinsing is never ending. I took it out of my tank and it left behind a muddy (brown) residue and smell everywhere. I wiped the tank down with paper towel...
Forum: Substrate 09-26-2012, 11:42 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 12,587
Posted By celaeno
Can I speed up the carbonate absorption process...

Can I speed up the carbonate absorption process by dumping in a lot of baking soda? I plan on pre-treating the STS in the 40g this way before adding plants and livestock. Also, about how long does it...
Forum: Substrate 09-21-2012, 02:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 826
Posted By celaeno
I have a few small spoonfuls of crushed coral in...

I have a few small spoonfuls of crushed coral in a filter bag and it's offset the tannins released by the mopani in my 20g.

I'd be interested if anyone has tried a piece of holey rock in their...
Forum: Substrate 09-21-2012, 01:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 826
Posted By celaeno
I read on another thread that safetsorb sucks up...

I read on another thread that safetsorb sucks up carbonates like a sponge and causes pH to crash. Is there anyway to offset this, maybe add a huge Texas holey rock in the tank? Adding baking soda to...
Forum: Substrate 09-21-2012, 12:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 826
Posted By celaeno
Cheap dark substrate

I'm looking for a cheap, preferably dark-colored substrate suitable for plants. Looking to get a depth of about 2.5" in a 40 breeder. Any recommendations?
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-08-2012, 01:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 343
Posted By celaeno
nerite snails and soft water

i recently got some nerites (zebras, red spot, and horned) to eat beard algae on the java fern in my 20 gallon.

now i don't know if this was such a good choice because they don't like soft water...
Forum: Lighting 08-22-2012, 12:24 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 282
Posted By celaeno
coralife 30'' aqualight mounting legs

I just set up a 20 gal long with floating plants covering much of the surface. light I'm using is a coralife 30'' freshwater aqualight single strip.

right now, the fixture rests on a glass top,...
Forum: Lighting 02-04-2012, 12:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 438
Posted By celaeno
Will fiberglass window screen work? It won't...

Will fiberglass window screen work? It won't catch fire from the heat given off by the bulb?
Forum: Lighting 02-03-2012, 10:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 438
Posted By celaeno
I was thinking of something like a translucent...

I was thinking of something like a translucent light filter underneath the fixture. Also, would the Coralife mounting legs fit my fixture?
Forum: Lighting 02-03-2012, 10:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 438
Posted By celaeno
Dimming a T5

How do I dim a T5NO bulb?

I have an 18W 30'' Coralife single strip Aqualight over my 20g long. The lighting is a bit bright, especially with the natural gravel. Looking for a safe method, as...
Forum: Substrate 01-28-2012, 03:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 706
Posted By celaeno
Can you answer my question about stirring the...

Can you answer my question about stirring the sand weekly to prevent CO2 buildup?

I just squeezed the heck out of the sand on the bottom. There are less clumps, but they're still there. Should I...
Forum: Substrate 01-27-2012, 11:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 706
Posted By celaeno
Estes Black Ultra Reef Sand

I just put 20 lb of this sand in my 20g long after letting it soak for an hour in a bucket. When I dumped it in with my net, there were clumps of sand everywhere, some of which floated to the top...
Forum: Equipment 12-06-2011, 06:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 380
Posted By celaeno
Yes, I've tried positioning it so the flow is...

Yes, I've tried positioning it so the flow is towards the front glass, but not towards the back wall as most of my plants are in the back.
Forum: Equipment 12-06-2011, 06:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 380
Posted By celaeno
Do I Need a Water Pump or Powerhead?

I have a 40g breeder planted tank with an AC50 filter on the back left, which uses a Filter Max II pre-filter instead of intake tubes.

Is that enough water circulation or do I need a water pump...
Forum: Plants 05-07-2011, 03:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,417
Posted By celaeno
Planting Density for Water Wisteria

What is the recommended planting density for water wisteria?

Right now, I have 4 bunches of around 8 stems each planted next to each other in a 6x6 area. Stems are around 7'' long.

Will the...
Forum: Lighting 03-03-2011, 04:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 583
Posted By celaeno
The problem with the Coralife Aqualight single...

The problem with the Coralife Aqualight single linear strip is that it comes with the Colormax bulb instead of a 10,000K or 6700K bulb. So I'd have to swap it out with another one, which costs around...
Forum: Lighting 03-03-2011, 02:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 583
Posted By celaeno
Recommend T5 Lighting for 20L Tank

I need a recommendation for a T5 strip light for my 20 gallon long tank.
I want around 1W per gallon, or around 20W.

I am currently using the Solarmax HE fixture from Deep Blue, but it's a...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-04-2011, 06:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,116
Posted By celaeno
Seachem Flourish Excel and Nitrite

After using Excel for the past week and no other ferts/supplements, I tested nitrite today to be between 0 and 0.25 ppm. Ammonia was 0 and pH had decreased from 7.4 to 7.2 (it's usually at 7.4).
...
Forum: Equipment 01-19-2011, 08:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 435
Posted By celaeno
I just cut a slot in an AC 30 sponge and stuck...

I just cut a slot in an AC 30 sponge and stuck the intake tube into it. Hope it works.
Forum: Equipment 01-19-2011, 07:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 435
Posted By celaeno
Aquaclear Filter Always Clogging

I have an AC50 hob power filter on my 20g planted tank. Ever since I got stem plants, the filter's been clogged at least a few times a week. Sometimes, it's a bit of java moss in the impeller that's...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 11-28-2010, 10:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 732
Posted By celaeno
others have speculated about this: posts...

others have speculated about this:

posts #112 and 118:
http://www.aquaticplantcentral.com/forumapc/algae/3806-flourish-excel-got-rid-all-my-12.html

more here:...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 11-28-2010, 02:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 732
Posted By celaeno
excel might not harm fish, but from just the...

excel might not harm fish, but from just the first page of google search results for "flourish excel ammonia", it appears that excel likes to kill off the nitrifying bacteria or at least break down...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 11-22-2010, 01:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 732
Posted By celaeno
fish appear sluggish, excel to blame?

I began dosing Flourish and Flourish Excel last Thursday. So far, I've put in one dose of Flourish and use 2ml of Excel daily for my 20gal tank.

Am I using too much Excel or adding it too often?...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 11-03-2010, 01:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 370
Posted By celaeno
what plants to add to my 20g?

This (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LmqPT0qkdk) is a recent video of my 20g long planted tank.

I'm thinking of moving the rock formation to the left side and moving the crypt balansae in its...
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