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Forum: Substrate Today, 07:43 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By xenxes
Whatever this stuff is...

Whatever this stuff is http://www.homedepot.com/p/Mosser-Lee-432-cu-in-Sphagnum-Moss-110/202301542

I guess it's not labeled as "peat", does that mean it's a top layer? I did not realize there...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Today, 02:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,238
Posted By xenxes
The gas kills EVERYTHING, I attempted to seal a...

The gas kills EVERYTHING, I attempted to seal a tank off with 3 layers of saran wrap, bad idea, since they were air permeable I guess. It needs to be absolutely air tight, to be safe I'd move your...
Forum: Fish Today, 12:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,131
Posted By xenxes
Make it a shrimp and nanofish tank! I can...

Make it a shrimp and nanofish tank! I can probably share some by then, should have my new tank setup before Xmas (have to move just once more, ugh, but only ~1mile away this time ;)).
Forum: Substrate Yesterday, 10:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 139
Posted By xenxes
Hmm interesting, thanks for the insight! I...

Hmm interesting, thanks for the insight!

I think I've mainly been buying Canadian ones, will give the NZ a try, thought they were basically all the same. I use this stuff for everything, planted...
Forum: Substrate Yesterday, 06:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 139
Posted By xenxes
Question Where to buy Sphagnum Moss (Long Fiber) in bulk?

Other than Lowes or Home Depot that sells ~400 cubic inches for $4?

I'm hoping to get 10lbs+, must be long fiber (not ground up peat moss). eBay or Amazon? What's a good dollar per pound figure?...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-28-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 946
Posted By xenxes
Love the tree trunks! That's a lot of trouble you...

Love the tree trunks! That's a lot of trouble you went through and it shows :proud:

The system and built in is craziness, I'd never be able to build something like that, usually just end up...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-28-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 582
Posted By xenxes
If you want to speed it up, keep it moist, keep...

If you want to speed it up, keep it moist, keep it from freezing, add earthworms, turn it once in a while, and keep nitrogen to carbon ratio at 20-30 to 1.

Different things compost at different...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-28-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 582
Posted By xenxes
Think it should be fine for a while, added...

Think it should be fine for a while, added mischlings. I might tie a bungee or ratchet cable around it for stability.

Propagating plants and shrimp, will hopefully have this up in a month.
Forum: Fish 10-28-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 207
Posted By xenxes
I once found flour beetles in one my containers...

I once found flour beetles in one my containers of fish food from Petco. Freeze it, then feed it! Live bugs are more nutritious.
Forum: Fish 10-28-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 196
Posted By xenxes
They're not interested in larger shrimp or...

They're not interested in larger shrimp or juvies, I tested via a breeder box and new hatchlings where they gobbled them up. Same with food sticks, they would bully the shrimp off a Ken's mixed...
Forum: Fish 10-28-2014, 04:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 196
Posted By xenxes
Question Keeping these Nano Fish Species with Shrimp?

I know I can keep boraras brigittae (15-20 mm) with shrimp, never seen predatory behavior even with hatchlings. They are very timid and typically eat pieces of left over shrimp food that gets flung...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-27-2014, 12:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 582
Posted By xenxes
Think I'll end up paying for my impatience, saw...

Think I'll end up paying for my impatience, saw good deals on shrimps and bought some waaay before I can have this tank set up, much less cycled and established
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Forum: Tank Journals 10-22-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,188
Posted By xenxes
Wow, you're so organized! All the compartments...

Wow, you're so organized! All the compartments and wires are making my head spin.

Work with what you have and obey the rule of thirds, once it's densely planted the hardscape won't matter as much...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-22-2014, 04:59 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 24,696
Posted By xenxes
I can't believe you tore that whole thing down...

I can't believe you tore that whole thing down and restarted it, deserves a new thread. Looking forward to see the new scape fill in.
Forum: Tank Journals 10-22-2014, 04:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,890
Posted By xenxes
Looking lush! I was going to recommend a darker...

Looking lush! I was going to recommend a darker substrate cap for contrast, but looks like that HM (at least it looks like HM, foreground carpet?) will cover it soon, you need to trim it like a...
Forum: Substrate 10-22-2014, 04:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 305
Posted By xenxes
You're right, depending on how well composted the...

You're right, depending on how well composted the waste is, there might be fewer ammonia, and more nitrogen (nitrites and nitrates). Either way, a direct injection of compost in the water column...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-22-2014, 02:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 582
Posted By xenxes
Thanks, this one might take a while to get...

Thanks, this one might take a while to get started, unlike my old nanos that pop up overnight...

@PhysicsDude55 - woa, 84", got pics? I don't see your journals :(

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Anyway, since I have...
Forum: Substrate 10-21-2014, 04:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 305
Posted By xenxes
Waste is waste, doesn't matter if that Nitrogen...

Waste is waste, doesn't matter if that Nitrogen is coming from a dead shrimp or a dead chicken. In the end the chemical elements that plants can uptake back are still the same.

In a large body...
Forum: Substrate 10-21-2014, 02:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 232
Posted By xenxes
The thousands of years bit includes continuous...

The thousands of years bit includes continuous refuse being dumped into the river and broken down and absorbed by layers of charcoal. It will need to be replenished somehow over time, so would still...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-21-2014, 01:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 582
Posted By xenxes
Had a little time this afternoon, washed the tank...

Had a little time this afternoon, washed the tank out, removed the background.

https://scontent-b-sjc.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xaf1/t31.0-8/10680116_659651494154471_7456680886236550052_o.jpg...
Forum: Lighting 10-20-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 119
Posted By xenxes
https://www.1000bulbs.com/product/2388/FHO-80T5865...

https://www.1000bulbs.com/product/2388/FHO-80T5865ECOG.html

Oh wow! $5.07 each for case of 40, lol. Ehh... guess I'll have enough bulbs to last me a life time... Thanks! Knew I'd get help here...
Forum: Lighting 10-20-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 119
Posted By xenxes
@mattinmd - thanks for the clarification, good to...

@mattinmd - thanks for the clarification, good to know all T5s are consistent in diameter, I got the T8s with the T5s confused. Had no idea the # referred to diameter increments, learn something new...
Forum: Lighting 10-20-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 14,454
Posted By xenxes
I think that's from your sudden increase in the...

I think that's from your sudden increase in the amount of light (PAR), resulting in algae bloom outcompeting plants, nothing with the spectrum.

I'd like to see side-by-side pics of similar tanks...
Forum: Lighting 10-20-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 119
Posted By xenxes
60" T5HO bulb replacements? where to buy?

Looking to replace 4x 60" bulbs in an Odyssea lamp (came with a cheap bundle I picked up). The current bulbs are 2+ years old, still bright but I think it's time for a replacement?

1. Do I want...
Forum: Substrate 10-20-2014, 02:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 232
Posted By xenxes
Eh, much higher CEC from the carbon? Read above? ...

Eh, much higher CEC from the carbon? Read above? The other stuff is just to customize pH and micronutrients.
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