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Forum: Substrate 08-13-2014, 11:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 326
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
All personal preference really...

All personal preference really...
Forum: Equipment 08-13-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 949
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
+1 for eheim. Don't get too caught up in flow...

+1 for eheim. Don't get too caught up in flow rates as far as bio filtration is concerned. There's a lot of emphasis that higher flow somehow translates to better bio filtration, and that isn't...
Forum: Substrate 08-13-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 326
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
IMO Its also a myth poor water conditions are...

IMO Its also a myth poor water conditions are responsible for barbel erosion as well since I have seen zero scientific evidence beyond assumptions its the cause. Last I checked no one has proven a...
Forum: Substrate 08-13-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 675
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
I love snails, I have most of the species, never...

I love snails, I have most of the species, never had some crazy over population in any tank, and they contribute more positive's then negative's if there is any. You control the food source which...
Forum: Equipment 08-11-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 317
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
Snap toggles, they hold up to 300lbs each. I have...

Snap toggles, they hold up to 300lbs each. I have over 1200 examples at mass general hospital that show they work.
Forum: Equipment 08-09-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 569
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
Never..............................

Never..............................
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-07-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 202
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
Most water municipals allow one free testing of...

Most water municipals allow one free testing of your house water a year. Check into, and if so have your house water tested for a more accurate reading. Generally PH is high in a lot of locations...
Forum: Fish 08-07-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 408
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
Personally I think its the excell dosing. I've...

Personally I think its the excell dosing. I've lost fish in the past using it just at half dose. While some people say they don't have bad experiences using it, people also do have bad experiences...
Forum: Fish 08-06-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 408
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
Are you adding excell or ferts? How are nitrates...

Are you adding excell or ferts? How are nitrates zero? What are you using for filtration?
Forum: Equipment 08-06-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 484
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
All HOB will create noise whether its impeller...

All HOB will create noise whether its impeller related or water agitation. Just think a stream in the forest, you'll get used to the sound. They do get quieter as they age.
Forum: Substrate 08-05-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 238
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
I have it in a fluval ebi, and I hate it. It...

I have it in a fluval ebi, and I hate it. It breaks down, and turns to mush.
Forum: Equipment 08-05-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 477
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
http://m.homedepot.com/p/HDX-4-Shelf-36-in-W-x-14-...

http://m.homedepot.com/p/HDX-4-Shelf-36-in-W-x-14-in-L-x-54-in-H-Storage-Unit-31436PS-YOW/100656306/

I bought this one a little over a month ago. I have a 60p on one shelf, a 20g on another.
It...
Forum: Fish 08-01-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 114
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
Yes, most female convicts carry the gene, you can...

Yes, most female convicts carry the gene, you can even get a pink marble from time to time.
Forum: Equipment 08-01-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 317
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
The turbo twist is nice, been around forever, and...

The turbo twist is nice, been around forever, and replacement bulbs are more widely available. I got mine back in 1998, and still works. Bulb replacement varies on usage. If you run it 24/7 it seems...
Forum: Substrate 07-30-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 837
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
http://i57.tinypic.com/2cf4fhi.jpg

http://i57.tinypic.com/2cf4fhi.jpg
Forum: Substrate 07-30-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 837
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
Maybe tonight, I'm in the office til at least 5pm...

Maybe tonight, I'm in the office til at least 5pm EST
Forum: Aquascaping 07-30-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 830
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
AFA still sells it, but since its been illegal...

AFA still sells it, but since its been illegal for export, and harvest since 2008 whatever is still out there is the last of it. A lot of what I see I suspect is not legit, and misidentified.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-30-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,248
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
The foamy stuff is detergents. For peace of mind...

The foamy stuff is detergents. For peace of mind I'd breakdown the tank, and clean everything. Consider it a learning curve, plenty more ahead.
Forum: Substrate 07-30-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 837
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
If you want a tighter fit in Eco mix in I mixed...

If you want a tighter fit in Eco mix in I mixed in a bag of black Petco sand. I like how it turned out. Gives more of realistic dirt look as well.
Forum: Equipment 07-30-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 238
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
If your looking for something to file a sump the...

If your looking for something to file a sump the pond version of matrix is way cheaper then that marine pure stuff. Marine pure IMO is way to expensive, and you'll probably never come close to using...
Forum: Fish 07-26-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 374
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
On another forum back in 2009 there was a...

On another forum back in 2009 there was a mutation variant out of a Florida breeder farm that had it, and was selling them.
Forum: Lighting 07-26-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 285
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
You'll be fine i think, i have a PAR of 35-53 on...

You'll be fine i think, i have a PAR of 35-53 on a couple 20g's using 2x 13w cfl 6500k with no co2, and 12 hour light cycles.
Forum: Substrate 07-25-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 245
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
In a home depot bucket after its dry. The...

In a home depot bucket after its dry. The bacteria can't be kept alive, its probably already dead. I use a spaghetti strainer or pillow case when I clean it.
Forum: Aquascaping 07-25-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 343
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
My thought is having a possible breeding pair,...

My thought is having a possible breeding pair, and the territory to be held possibly all focused in the middle could be a issue down the road. Just thought ~
Forum: Algae 07-24-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 307
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
What is your water testing?

What is your water testing?
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