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Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-09-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 319
Posted By Rainer
How much food do mystery snails need? This snail...

How much food do mystery snails need? This snail and the amano are in a 9g, lightly planted tank (ten stem plants, a small stand of HG, DHG belem, and mini pellia on the rocks, plus some RRF). I've...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-09-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 319
Posted By Rainer
Cratered landscape: Mystery snail burying itself

I added a mystery snail to a tank with a smooth, sand substrate. Now the tank looks like an artillery target thanks to the snail's excavations. It selects a spot and digs until its shell is half...
Forum: Fish 03-04-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 640
Posted By Rainer
Substrate is Eco-Complete.

Substrate is Eco-Complete.
Forum: Fish 03-04-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 640
Posted By Rainer
I think you might be on to something there. I...

I think you might be on to something there. I didn't see any bubbles then but did notice a large one or two released later from one side I hadn't worked on. I forgot about it and didn't think to...
Forum: Fish 03-04-2014, 02:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 640
Posted By Rainer
No drought, no flood, at least not yesterday. I...

No drought, no flood, at least not yesterday. I didn't move them for fear of stressing them to death after they began to recover. The snails and shrimp are fine and there are too many shrimp to...
Forum: Fish 03-04-2014, 01:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 640
Posted By Rainer
I didn't run any tests. I'm using EI fertilizers...

I didn't run any tests. I'm using EI fertilizers and Prime which have been in use for weeks, so that shouldn't be an issue, and the first WC would have diluted any excess.
Forum: Fish 03-04-2014, 01:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 640
Posted By Rainer
City tap water, no detectable change between the...

City tap water, no detectable change between the two WCs four hours apart.
Forum: Fish 03-03-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 640
Posted By Rainer
Another cardinal died and a second is looking...

Another cardinal died and a second is looking terminal. That leaves two alive from a school of nine. I've lost three chili rasboras but the others seem okay, along with most of the pygmy cories,...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 03-03-2014, 01:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 277
Posted By Rainer
Thanks for the responses, folks. Adjusting GH...

Thanks for the responses, folks. Adjusting GH and KH shouldn't be difficult. I need pH above 7.0 for the sake of the snails, to prevent shell damage, and am trying to match the conditions that some...
Forum: Fish 03-03-2014, 01:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 640
Posted By Rainer
Speaking of thread algae, I used a brand new...

Speaking of thread algae, I used a brand new toothbrush, fresh from packaging, to remove it. I didn't think to rinse it first but it's supposedly safe for human use without pre-cleaning, so I...
Forum: Fish 03-03-2014, 12:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 640
Posted By Rainer
Just lost another one. No soap, medication,...

Just lost another one.

No soap, medication, or lotion, etc. I used alcohol rub during that period but it had dried well before immersing again. The tank I worked on just prior to this one is...
Forum: Fish 03-03-2014, 12:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 640
Posted By Rainer
The snails and shrimp seemed to be going about...

The snails and shrimp seemed to be going about their business so I'm not sure it's a question of lowered oxygen. What could take the O2 levels that low in only three or four hours?

The...
Forum: Fish 03-02-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 640
Posted By Rainer
Sudden, massive fish die-off

In the past few hours I've lost half my cardinals and cories. Strangely the dwarf gouramis, shrimp, and snails all seem okay. I suspect one of two things:

- when cleaning, I wiped off a film on...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-23-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 277
Posted By Rainer
Calculating pH when mixing with distilled water

Is there an easy way of calculating ending pH without relying on trial and error?

I've seen quoted ranges for DI of 5.5-7.0 pH, but understand the value can swing wildly from the lack of...
Forum: Plants 01-04-2014, 10:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 340
Posted By Rainer
Some sources list e. vivipara as the species name...

Some sources list e. vivipara as the species name for umbrella grass. I had some of this awhile back - sold as DHG - and it was a mess.

Any data on the requirements of montevidensis would be...
Forum: Plants 12-31-2013, 03:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 340
Posted By Rainer
Bump

Bump
Forum: Plants 12-29-2013, 09:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 450
Posted By Rainer
Any thoughts on eleocharis montevidensis? I'm...

Any thoughts on eleocharis montevidensis? I'm looking for something vertical that's denser lower down in order to hide the intake and strainer. I have some myrio mattogrossense that should fill in...
Forum: Plants 12-29-2013, 09:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 340
Posted By Rainer
Umbrella grass vs eleocharis montevidensis

I want to be sure these aren't the same before ordering. What's the scientific name for umbrella hairgrass?

How tall does the e.montevidensis grow?
Forum: Plants 12-28-2013, 01:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 450
Posted By Rainer
I must be doing something wrong. I've grown...

I must be doing something wrong. I've grown blyxa japonica for a couple years in a high tech tank and it's never gotten over 3" high. It gets bushier and forms daughter plants occasionally but...
Forum: Plants 12-27-2013, 11:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 450
Posted By Rainer
I should add this is for an 8g tank.

I should add this is for an 8g tank.
Forum: Plants 12-27-2013, 11:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 450
Posted By Rainer
Aubertii? Isn't it a medium-high light plant?

Aubertii? Isn't it a medium-high light plant?
Forum: Plants 12-27-2013, 11:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 314
Posted By Rainer
Are there different species? The first batch I...

Are there different species? The first batch I had was lime green with blades several inches shorter and maybe half or 2/3rds the width of this.
Forum: Plants 12-27-2013, 11:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 314
Posted By Rainer
ID this grassy plant?

This was sold as cyperus helferi but has larger, more robust, and less lime green leaves. Is it a val?

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Forum: Plants 12-27-2013, 11:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 450
Posted By Rainer
Grassy plant 6-12" tall for low tech 8g?

I'm looking for a grassy plant from 6-12" tall suitable for low-medium light with no CO2 or Excel. Umbrella grass is too messy and I've had variable results ordering cyperus helferi (see other...
Forum: Lighting 12-23-2013, 07:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 759
Posted By Rainer
Follow-up: this is one powerful light. I...

Follow-up: this is one powerful light. I doubled the thickness of the window screen, but I can see the beginnings of a green tinge on the sand below after a few weeks. That's with a partial layer...
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