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Forum: Lighting 03-18-2013, 04:10 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,645
Posted By DubSmacks
I recently had my aquatic life t5HO fixture...

I recently had my aquatic life t5HO fixture break. So rather than messing around with it, I decided to get a Finnex Ray 2 and I was stunned by how much more light this thing puts out. I am pretty...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-09-2013, 02:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 857
Posted By DubSmacks
Yeah but they will all be killed and you could...

Yeah but they will all be killed and you could still have fish in that tank. BTW even if you followed all the directions on the bottle, the snail killer will make it so that the tank will be fish...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-09-2013, 12:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 857
Posted By DubSmacks
I would get some snail killer and nuke the tank....

I would get some snail killer and nuke the tank. Those things will take forever with fenbendazole and still there would be no guarantee. If that fails then you may have to resort to even more drastic...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-05-2013, 03:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 856
Posted By DubSmacks
I do not think that more animals will solve...

I do not think that more animals will solve anything. Just turn down ur lights a little like instead of having them on for 8hrs. do six. That should help more than anything.

-Trent
Forum: Tank Journals 02-28-2013, 11:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,811
Posted By DubSmacks
Btw if you want fast growth of the wisteria, in...

Btw if you want fast growth of the wisteria, in my experience you can cut them about 3/4 the way up the stem and plant the part you cut. This will send out lateral runners from the original stalk...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-27-2013, 09:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,811
Posted By DubSmacks
All the way to the left is water wisteria. I...

All the way to the left is water wisteria. I think what's next to it is some kind of rotala but I cannot verify that as I never positively identified it in my tank. I can't see the others well enough...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-24-2013, 01:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,811
Posted By DubSmacks
Btw great tank!

Btw great tank!
Forum: Tank Journals 02-24-2013, 01:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,811
Posted By DubSmacks
The amount of salvinia(the floaters) that I sent...

The amount of salvinia(the floaters) that I sent you should suck up a lot of nitrates. They also thrive under that light. I have the same one and I didn't tend to it and after 2 months it had covered...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 01-24-2013, 02:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,007
Posted By DubSmacks
I smash them and leave them for my shrimp to take...

I smash them and leave them for my shrimp to take care of. I rid myself of a pond snail problem but now I have ram shorn snails and have a hard time ridding myself of them
Forum: Plants 01-20-2013, 12:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 529
Posted By DubSmacks
you maybe talkting about very small bubbles that...

you maybe talkting about very small bubbles that constantly come from one or two spots on the leaf? kinda like what happens in a draught beer? yeah I have that when my temperature gets raised during...
Forum: Plants 01-19-2013, 11:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 510
Posted By DubSmacks
If you could root some water wisteria in there it...

If you could root some water wisteria in there it should hold fast and add some variety to the tank. My water wisteria roots have covered a huge area like about 50 sq. inches for a few tall stems.
Forum: Plants 01-19-2013, 03:19 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 316
Posted By DubSmacks
Growing Mangroves in a shrimp

I have a spare 10 gallon tank and I was thinking of buying a few (maybe three? if I can find that few sold) mangroves and setting up a tank possibly putting either CRS or Cardinal shrimp in there...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 01-19-2013, 02:50 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 234
Posted By DubSmacks
Talking PFR colony pics

These thing eat like I haven't fed them in weeks when it only been a day. The food that they are mauling is Jake's Om Nom complete veggie. That stuff must taste better than fresh vegetables because...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-30-2012, 09:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 238
Posted By DubSmacks
Thanks for your help. I moved it without it...

Thanks for your help. I moved it without it leaking. I didn't have any wood so I found some furniture sliders and put them under it.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-30-2012, 08:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 238
Posted By DubSmacks
Question moving a 30g tank

I have to move a tank that is heavily planted to another room to make way for some furniture. I need to know the easiest way to do this without breaking it. It has about 250-350 shrimp in there and I...
Forum: Lighting 11-05-2012, 01:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 229
Posted By DubSmacks
I understand all of that. I have never soldered...

I understand all of that. I have never soldered before but this is a collab project with a friend. He has experience building lighting riggs. He is going to put it together and I will find the...
Forum: Lighting 11-02-2012, 11:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 229
Posted By DubSmacks
Question Science Project Lighting Question

I am setting up a 10 gallon planted shrimp tank for extra credit in my AP Environmental Science class and I am wondering how expensive it would be to build a functional LED system myself for the...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-30-2012, 04:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 673
Posted By DubSmacks
Well I was thinking that the shrimp I have now...

Well I was thinking that the shrimp I have now are ok but where I live, the power goes out for an extended period of time about twice a year. I was thinking about buying some of those expensive...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-29-2012, 10:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 673
Posted By DubSmacks
I have none of those though... looks like his...

I have none of those though... looks like his agitation idea is my best shot.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-29-2012, 08:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 673
Posted By DubSmacks
Thanks guys but wally world is closed and anyway...

Thanks guys but wally world is closed and anyway the hurricane washed out the direct roads out so it would probably take ~40 mins one way now not counting moving downed trees. also maryland has a...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-29-2012, 07:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 673
Posted By DubSmacks
Unhappy Concern for shrimps

So I have no power thanks to this hurricane and I am wondering if there is any way to keep my shrimps from dying. There is no heater or filter for what I guess will be at least two days. I think I...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-22-2012, 03:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 309
Posted By DubSmacks
both males and females, adults and babies

both males and females, adults and babies
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-22-2012, 03:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 309
Posted By DubSmacks
Shrimps are freaking out!

I did a 20% water change and added remineralizer. I tested and the params are:

Before: PH: 7.8 GH: 6 KH:5 TDS: 214
After: PH: 7.4 GH: 7 KH:4 TDS: 196

There was a brief PH crash were it...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-13-2012, 02:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 599
Posted By DubSmacks
I have very low quality males but almost PFR...

I have very low quality males but almost PFR quality females and that one in the picture is a baby of those two.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-13-2012, 02:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 599
Posted By DubSmacks
I have had a batch of babies hatch out about a...

I have had a batch of babies hatch out about a few days ago. My male shrimp like to circle around the outside of the tank when a female has molted. This is what ur babies should look like after about...
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