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Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 04-13-2009, 11:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 526
Posted By crabcake
do you remember John Cusack's "I'm a pupeteer"...

do you remember John Cusack's "I'm a pupeteer" line in Being John Malcovich?

sometimes i think that must be just exactly what i sound like to some people when i'm talking about my plants.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-11-2009, 11:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 882
Posted By crabcake
i know that the resolution would (horribly)...

i know that the resolution would (horribly) affect the aquarium hobby. with my previous post i was referring to the tangent that the thread was taking.

and anyway, this thread topic is a dup. and...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-11-2009, 11:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 882
Posted By crabcake
the moderators delete posts with too much...

the moderators delete posts with too much provocative political content, especially where it is unrelated to planted aquariums, and especially where it appears outside of the "Lounge". a contributor...
Forum: Equipment 04-11-2009, 07:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 582
Posted By crabcake
float switch and Rubbermaid trash can for collecting RO

hi all,

i just acquired a RO unit and need to set it up. on the advice of the sales person i also got a float switch, the kind that plumbs through a tap in the side of collection basin.

float...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 04-09-2009, 02:52 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 9,102
Posted By crabcake
cows wouldn't even exist if people didn't milk...

cows wouldn't even exist if people didn't milk them. the last auroch, the wild progenitor of the cow, perished in Poland in the 1600's.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 04-09-2009, 02:16 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 9,102
Posted By crabcake
is this really true about HSUS. i was always...

is this really true about HSUS. i was always under the impression that their stance was more like "responsible pet ownership and livestock treatment".

however, i think that PETA really does aim to...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 04-09-2009, 01:15 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 9,102
Posted By crabcake
it's a weird irony and a paradox that some people...

it's a weird irony and a paradox that some people think that they can save the environment by pushing nature further and further out of reach for people.

there is a compelling book from a few...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-06-2009, 03:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,699
Posted By crabcake
if you do try to eradicate them form your tank i...

if you do try to eradicate them form your tank i would suggest trying to capture a few and keep them alive. if you can get it to reproduce in culture it could be useful as a live food.
Forum: Plants 04-06-2009, 02:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 710
Posted By crabcake
i have tried that kind of thing. some of these...

i have tried that kind of thing. some of these plants i have growing in dishes of water right in the open air on the windowsill with relative humidity ~40%. and the still refuse to switch.

one...
Forum: Plants 04-06-2009, 04:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 710
Posted By crabcake
how can i trigger emergent growth in Echinodorus

hi all,

for some time i have been trying to grow various Echinodorus swords as emergent plants. most of these were acquired as aquarium plants, so they had already begun to develop their immersed...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-06-2009, 01:44 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,528
Posted By crabcake
almost every room in the house. there's nothing...

almost every room in the house. there's nothing in the bathroom yet.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-28-2009, 08:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,686
Posted By crabcake
ants produce a wide array of potent chemical...

ants produce a wide array of potent chemical defenses. if you look at an ant under magnification you will observe the metapleural gland, which can secrete a number of chemicals, along the side of its...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-27-2009, 03:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,041
Posted By crabcake
i really like the crypts and lotuses in my...

i really like the crypts and lotuses in my low-light, no CO2 tank. actually i think they look better in low light and theyv'e never had a speck of algae on 'em.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 03-26-2009, 06:50 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 548
Posted By crabcake
calcium deficiency ??

hi all,

i have a paludarium with both submersed plants as well as the emersed forms of some aquatics. recently i started to observe pretty bad growth from some of the emersed plants as well as...
Forum: Substrate 03-24-2009, 07:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,324
Posted By crabcake
PFS is nice stuff. i looked at it under...

PFS is nice stuff. i looked at it under magnification and the stuff that i acquired is of very even grain size and has no fines. the grains are smooth and round.

however, i still have a little bit...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-20-2009, 02:44 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,996
Posted By crabcake
i think that chelated Fe does create some extra...

i think that chelated Fe does create some extra stress for fish. i have a number of breeder tanks with numerous fish in them and some also contain plants, which respond well to Fe dosing. water...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-18-2009, 09:46 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,527
Posted By crabcake
it sure beats the garbage on the TV. ...

it sure beats the garbage on the TV.

snorkeling too i can spend a long time just floating there and staring at the wild plants and little fish.
Forum: Substrate 03-18-2009, 03:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 931
Posted By crabcake
East African, Rift Valley cichlids need hard...

East African, Rift Valley cichlids need hard water.
Forum: Tank Journals 03-17-2009, 01:10 AM
Replies: 814
Views: 79,811
Posted By crabcake
they can be too much in a planted tank,...

they can be too much in a planted tank, especially when it's a big group all different colors, as seems to often occur, but i think that that single discus looks OK.

the discus scales well with...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-15-2009, 09:13 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 21,170
Posted By crabcake
poor guppy. this is such a cool project. did...

poor guppy.

this is such a cool project. did you improvise the design, or find instructions somewhere? this makes a jellyfish display seem much more accessible--the chiller is the only fancy part....
Forum: Tank Journals 03-15-2009, 03:11 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 21,170
Posted By crabcake
that's pretty neat. here in Wisconsin we...

that's pretty neat.

here in Wisconsin we have freshwater jellyfish especially in some of the clean lakes Up North. they are an introduced species originally from China, but i don't know that they...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-15-2009, 03:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,430
Posted By crabcake
that's a lot of fish. how big is the tank? ...

that's a lot of fish. how big is the tank?

you could also try to acquire some Malaysian trumpet snails. they love to eat fish poo.
Forum: Other Websites 03-14-2009, 06:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 919
Posted By crabcake
thanks, i will do that.

thanks, i will do that.
Forum: DIY 03-11-2009, 09:35 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,968
Posted By crabcake
i see potential for a viral YouTube sensation.

i see potential for a viral YouTube sensation.
Forum: DIY 03-07-2009, 03:24 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,968
Posted By crabcake
looks tippy.

looks tippy.
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