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Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-15-2011, 11:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 620
Posted By soc200
If it were me, I would continue with the daily...

If it were me, I would continue with the daily water changes as needed (monitoring your parameters). Cherry shrimp are fairly hardy and will probably cope with the water changes...but if your...
Forum: Substrate 10-08-2011, 01:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,262
Posted By soc200
Yep...made the same mistake the "first" time. ...

Yep...made the same mistake the "first" time. cloudy mess for 48 hours. Since then, I've just poured it in lightly. then I just put a plate in the middle of the tank and pour the water onto the...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-05-2011, 02:23 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,893
Posted By soc200
Wow...aquasoil is now a fringe product. Nobody...

Wow...aquasoil is now a fringe product. Nobody said it was a "standard" ...poor reading comprehension or purposeful misquote? Either way, you seriously need to switch to decaf. I have an...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-05-2011, 02:06 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,893
Posted By soc200
what you said sounds insecure and petty. I have...

what you said sounds insecure and petty. I have NEVER purchased an ADA product in my life. I have stratum in my shrimp tanks and gravel/sand/dirt in my community. But telling a customer you have...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-04-2011, 11:53 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,893
Posted By soc200
If your LFS hasn't heard of aquasoil...you need...

If your LFS hasn't heard of aquasoil...you need to go somewhere else. He does not know anything about substrates or planted tanks.

http://www.adgshop.com/Substrate_System_s/1.htm
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-29-2011, 06:42 PM
Replies: 13
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Views: 539
Posted By soc200
Ridiculous :icon_eek: . I still have my...

Ridiculous :icon_eek: . I still have my original pb setup. I went from diy to pb to a high quality setup. It was a natural progression...I'd love to know why this is "highly" dangerous. :hihi:
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-26-2011, 05:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 732
Posted By soc200
Spinach doesn't turn water green. You either...

Spinach doesn't turn water green. You either added way way way way way too much and blanched it way way way way too long. Or it wasn't the spinach.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-24-2011, 01:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 997
Posted By soc200
I knew a guy who did 4 hour shifts in a UPS...

I knew a guy who did 4 hour shifts in a UPS warehouse. Everyone in the place treated the packages like they were pinatas. Anything that even remotely looked interesting got tore open. The only...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-24-2011, 12:42 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 13,947
Posted By soc200
Tap water was just SOOO unpredictable where I...

Tap water was just SOOO unpredictable where I live. I am really amazed at how convenient using ro/di water is...it really reduced my uncertainty...and shrimp deaths have completely stopped since I...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-22-2011, 07:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 772
Posted By soc200
i use fluval shrimp stratum in 6 shrimp tanks. I...

i use fluval shrimp stratum in 6 shrimp tanks. I also use ro/di water via a filter guys setup. I don't see any reason at all to worry about the pH "swing." I top off each tank with less than a cup...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-17-2011, 04:47 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 5,712
Posted By soc200
those are awesome. glad to see you stopped...

those are awesome. glad to see you stopped lurking and joined the madness!
Forum: Plants 09-15-2011, 07:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 793
Posted By soc200
no answer to your question...but welcome back...

no answer to your question...but welcome back after a long time away :D
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-13-2011, 07:41 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,538
Posted By soc200
Shrimp are fairly sensitive to changes in water...

Shrimp are fairly sensitive to changes in water parameters. I don't think you'll find many people that recommend more than a 10-20% wc...once a week...or a little as once a month.

My first...
Forum: Equipment 09-12-2011, 11:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 923
Posted By soc200
5/8" and I love mine with my rena XP3 on a 38g. ...

5/8" and I love mine with my rena XP3 on a 38g. Oddly, I've never heard the click...maybe I'll notice now when the colder months arrive.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-12-2011, 01:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,017
Posted By soc200
Cannonbolt- It sounds like you did a great job...

Cannonbolt-
It sounds like you did a great job cycling your tank. You clearly have the bacteria that change ammonia to nitrites. You also have the bacteria that change nitrites to nitrates (as you...
Forum: Equipment 09-08-2011, 03:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,931
Posted By soc200
my kid is in kindergarten and he wasn't born when...

my kid is in kindergarten and he wasn't born when this thread started...nice bump.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-07-2011, 03:18 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,123
Posted By soc200
Thumbs down A "cycle" is the colonization of bacteria...

A "cycle" is the colonization of bacteria (specifically the filter media). Removing ammonia does not make this occur faster...regardless of how you choose to quantify your "cycle time." This...
Forum: Plants 09-07-2011, 03:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,281
Posted By soc200
Mine loves the ferts and well fed fish. I...

Mine loves the ferts and well fed fish. I doubled the amount of fish in my tank...and mine exploded. It does well in my shrimp tank..but does not propagate fast. The shrimp probably aren't...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-07-2011, 02:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,753
Posted By soc200
http://lh3.googleusercontent.com/public/3MHYNnBCzV...

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Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-07-2011, 08:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,064
Posted By soc200
I go to Krogers and buy the organic spinach that...

I go to Krogers and buy the organic spinach that you bag yourself. I put 5-10 leaves in a bag...weighs almost nothing. It cost me $0.04 last time...never more than 10 cents depending on the scale...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-06-2011, 07:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,753
Posted By soc200
if you continually replace water with straight ro...

if you continually replace water with straight ro water during water changes...you will (in theory) eventually pull all of the disolved ions out. Without adequate gh/kh....you can have a pH crash...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-06-2011, 01:10 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,487
Posted By soc200
http://www.thatpetplace.com/pet/group/96121/produc...

http://www.thatpetplace.com/pet/group/96121/product.web

I bought mine from here...the cost+shipping was the lowest I could find to my area...$8.99 a bag for 4.4 lbs...$10.99/bag shipped (I think I...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-05-2011, 11:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,753
Posted By soc200
without going into the inorganic world of...

without going into the inorganic world of chemistry...dGH is basically the measurement of the concentration of certain metal ions in water (like calcium and magnesium). When you run tap water...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-05-2011, 09:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,753
Posted By soc200
I add pure ro/di water to replace evaporated...

I add pure ro/di water to replace evaporated water. For water changes, you need to use something to reconstitute the water with minerals. I personally use something mordalphus recommended...fluval...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-04-2011, 11:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,087
Posted By soc200
I personally don't believe the water is milky or...

I personally don't believe the water is milky or cloudy. I believe the sides of the tanks have algae, etc on them. I have several new tanks set up below some "seasoned" tanks. The older tanks have...
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