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Forum: Tank Journals   12-30-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,856
Posted By gerbillo
Tank is still running, just haven't updated....

Tank is still running, just haven't updated. Cory's are doing fine, and even had one fry make it into subadult with no intervention on my part. Plants could use some trimming, and having some trouble...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   08-26-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 544
Posted By gerbillo
ID this worm ?

Definitely caddisfly larvae. They build distinct cases around their bodies out of plant or debris held together by silk (dragonfly and damelfly larvae don't do this). Diet depends on species, but it...
Forum: Fish   08-23-2014, 03:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 484
Posted By gerbillo
Thanks. It's slightly less than 2mm. I even found...

Thanks. It's slightly less than 2mm. I even found one attached to a ramshorn!

I saw the juvenile again, so without any intervention on my part my corys had babies before! At least the one has...
Forum: Fish   08-22-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 484
Posted By gerbillo
Corydoras habrosus eggs?

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Is this a cory egg? It's about 2mm diameter and sticky, and I found eight scattered throughout the tank so far, mostly on the Christmas moss but also on the Anubias and the Amazonia, as you...
Forum: Finnex   08-18-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,864
Posted By gerbillo
AnotherHobby, your moonlight looks gorgeous. ...

AnotherHobby, your moonlight looks gorgeous.




How about zero blue, just dim white light for the moon.
Forum: Finnex   08-17-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,864
Posted By gerbillo
So by natural you mean a natural looking colors...

So by natural you mean a natural looking colors and fades for sunrise and sunset? Sunrise and sunset colors depends on location, atmosphere conditions, etc. I get red/orange (or red/yellow) that are...
Forum: Lighting   02-21-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,405
Posted By gerbillo
It's a good light, but I find it leaning towards...

It's a good light, but I find it leaning towards a little too bright for strictly low tech, non-CO2. More of a medium light than a low one, but it's totally fine, and I use window screens to dampen...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   02-19-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,479
Posted By gerbillo
You can try getting a temperature controller, and...

You can try getting a temperature controller, and plug the betta heater to it. The controller will shutdown the heater at a temp of your choosing, and turn it back on to prevent it from cooling down....
Forum: Equipment   02-19-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 847
Posted By gerbillo
If one 50W heater is enough for a tank, then...

If one 50W heater is enough for a tank, then having two heaters at the same time, but each one is 25W could reduce risks. If one heater got stuck in the on position, it's only 25W as opposed to the...
Forum: Equipment   02-19-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 352
Posted By gerbillo
Have you contacted Cobalt and ask them for their...

Have you contacted Cobalt and ask them for their rationale against horizontal placement? I don't know if they are responsive, but if they give you an answer you can better consider the risk and...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   02-19-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,135
Posted By gerbillo
You hit on something that hasn't been discussed...

You hit on something that hasn't been discussed yet, that some of us have low GH tap water. My tap has a GH of 1 degrees, possibly less. I estimate that I will need 13 gallons of top off each year...
Forum: Equipment   02-18-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 847
Posted By gerbillo
In addition to throwing the old heater out and...

In addition to throwing the old heater out and getting a new and reliable one, you may consider a temperature controller as an extra level of safety.
Forum: Tank Journals   02-15-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,856
Posted By gerbillo
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/pHosting.php?do=...

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/pHosting.php?do=show&type=f&id=49602&title=DSC00123c.jpg

I added five more corys last week, 10 C. habrosus total in the tank. There's only eight in the picture...
Forum: Equipment   02-12-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,712
Posted By gerbillo
My Neo-Therm has been doing fine in my tank but...

My Neo-Therm has been doing fine in my tank but it's only been two months, so I can't say much about reliability since the heater hasn't been on the market for as long as Jäger. Many here do seem to...
Forum: Equipment   02-11-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 371
Posted By gerbillo
I've used Jägers in 5.5 gallons but they are...

I've used Jägers in 5.5 gallons but they are rather large. I recently bought Cobalt Aquatic's Neo-Therm, and they are very compact and blend in to black backgrounds, making it much easier to hide in...
Forum: Equipment   02-11-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 465
Posted By gerbillo
How cold does it get at the office at night?...

How cold does it get at the office at night? Gallons x five to get heater wattage is only useful to about a 10° F difference between room and tank temperature, so if it's colder than 66°F then a more...
Forum: DIY   02-11-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 9,492
Posted By gerbillo
Now this is confusing. Just to be sure that we're...

Now this is confusing. Just to be sure that we're talking about the same thing, I decided use it without the cover, so no hole nor filter, just as a lux meter set at 20000. You said earlier to divide...
Forum: DIY   02-10-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 9,492
Posted By gerbillo
Just to be sure, when set to 20000, we still have...

Just to be sure, when set to 20000, we still have to multiply the value on the LUX meter by 10 (as indicated by the display), then divide by 78, right?

I got the LX-1010B, decided to not modify it...
Forum: Tank Journals   02-07-2014, 04:20 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,856
Posted By gerbillo
I'm experiencing some ups and downs with my first...

I'm experiencing some ups and downs with my first planted tank. The red cherry shrimp haven't been doing great, and I might be down to my last one (out of five). Here's what I think happened:

...
Forum: Photography   02-01-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,214
Posted By gerbillo
Resurrecting this thread since there's not many...

Resurrecting this thread since there's not many of us and I'm new here. People speak so much about image quality that ergonomics don't come up. This is what sells it to me, and I have more fun using...
Forum: Equipment   02-01-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,857
Posted By gerbillo
Smeagol, you're correct, plants can compete with...

Smeagol, you're correct, plants can compete with bacteria since they both use ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate. In a heavily planted tank, biomedia is arguably less important as long as you're not...
Forum: Tank Journals   02-01-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 11,247
Posted By gerbillo
Wow, that's a lot individual rhizomes. My tank...

Wow, that's a lot individual rhizomes. My tank became Anubias-dominated too but by accident, and not to the same extent as yours. Great job, gorgeous looking.
Forum: Tank Journals   01-30-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,856
Posted By gerbillo
Good news and bad news. The good news is that I...

Good news and bad news. The good news is that I found one of my red cherry shrimp berried, fanning her yellow eggs. The bad news, I found a second dead RCS. I have three left, and hoping whatever...
Forum: Tank Journals   01-30-2014, 12:05 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,856
Posted By gerbillo
10g Shrimp-Cory-Anubias Low-Tech Tank

Yup, the mesh is to reduce the light, otherwise it's more of a medium light, based on what others have said here. I'm not interested in being an algae farmer right now.

Are petites rare where you...
Forum: Tank Journals   01-29-2014, 05:02 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,856
Posted By gerbillo
Thanks everyone, I'm really liking the way it's...

Thanks everyone, I'm really liking the way it's turning out. It already looks better than my reef tank ever did. Even though I didn't originally intend on having so many anubias, I did intend for...
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