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Forum: Low Tech Forum 11-01-2008, 03:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 751
Posted By kala201
Thanks

Hawaii's water is very clean and has very little to no nitrates and ammonia. We use our tap water for daily drinking and cooking. I guess perhaps I'll start adding some corys and work my way from...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 10-31-2008, 03:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 751
Posted By kala201
Adding Fish

I setup my first fully planted tank and was wondering when I am able to add fish to it? A salesman at my local pet store told me that I should wait at least 3 months before adding any fish? Is this...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 09-26-2008, 03:53 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 13,298
Posted By kala201
Love the hardscape layout. You did an awesome...

Love the hardscape layout. You did an awesome job.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 09-23-2008, 06:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,290
Posted By kala201
I love your 20g tank. The simplicity makes it...

I love your 20g tank. The simplicity makes it elegant and pleasing to look at.
Forum: DIY 09-14-2008, 07:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 834
Posted By kala201
How would I test to see if the wood that washes...

How would I test to see if the wood that washes up is from a hardwood tree? I have no clue what type of wood the driftwood that washes up on Hawaii's shores is. Most of the wood that washes ashore...
Forum: DIY 09-13-2008, 04:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 834
Posted By kala201
Wood Types

What type of driftwood is safe for planted aquariums with fish? Is driftwood from any type of pine tree safe? Hawaii has all kinds of driftwood that I can find along the beaches and in the streams,...
Forum: DIY 09-06-2008, 03:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 923
Posted By kala201
Thanks

Aloha,

Thanks for all the great replies. Looks like I'm off to gather some driftwood this weekend. I think I'll try soaking it in boiling water followed by a rinse and short soak in tap water,...
Forum: DIY 09-05-2008, 07:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 923
Posted By kala201
Beach Driftwood

I live in Hawaii and spend a lot of time at the beach and often times come across nice pieces of driftwood. I was wondering if I were to soak the wood in a diluted chlorox and water solution and...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 12-15-2005, 06:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,387
Posted By kala201
My shrimp

I will try and post pics sometime this week and perhaps you guys can postively ID these shrimp for me. I have what looks like 2 or 3 different types of shrimp. I am basing this guess on the...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 12-13-2005, 09:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,387
Posted By kala201
Opae Kala

Thanks for the info Green. Yes Opae kala`ole do need to spend part of their larval cycle in marine waters. With that said I think my tanks have had a mixture of opae and regular grass shrimp. That...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 12-11-2005, 10:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,387
Posted By kala201
Opae Ula

Sorry to disappoint you guys... but the opae ula at Modern Pets down near Ala Moana comes from a SALT WATER source :icon_cry: . I talked to the people working there. They are very friendly and...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 12-11-2005, 08:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,387
Posted By kala201
One more thing

Here is the scientific name for this species... Atyoida bisculcata.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 12-11-2005, 08:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,387
Posted By kala201
Pic

Here is a pic of the shrimp I am talking about. They are native to Hawaii and are called opae kala`ole. I will be on the look out for the cherry reds that everyone is looking for. I have not seen...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 12-11-2005, 08:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,387
Posted By kala201
Zach what kind of shrimp are you looking for? I...

Zach what kind of shrimp are you looking for? I have been lucky enough to find a supply of FREE :thumbsup: shrimp here in Hawaii. I assume they are from the same family as the ghost shrimp. They...
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