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Forum: Aquascaping 08-25-2010, 05:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,543
Posted By fishnovice
Smile Final update- returned foul smelling, but gorgeous grapevine driftwood

Since my last post, I performed several straight tapwater changes on the tub with the submerged driftwood. The first water change seemed promising, as I could only faintly detect the smell. On the...
Forum: Aquascaping 08-25-2010, 05:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 769
Posted By fishnovice
Ha Ha- I do not care for those either! (No...

Ha Ha- I do not care for those either! (No offense to anyone here who might like them) Mine is a satin finish black. I'm rather happy with the look. I think it enhances the contents of the...
Forum: Aquascaping 08-25-2010, 05:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 769
Posted By fishnovice
Now that's a great idea! I might just use this...

Now that's a great idea! I might just use this at some point myself!
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-23-2010, 06:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 832
Posted By fishnovice
Freshwater Invert / planted / community calcium level?

Hi everyone,

After intuitively deciding I was lacking calcium, I confirmed my armchair assessment before blindly dumping stuff into the tank.

I confirmed, my calcium level is pretty darn low,...
Forum: Aquascaping 08-23-2010, 06:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 769
Posted By fishnovice
Am I showing my lack of experience citing my use...

Am I showing my lack of experience citing my use of the black plastic / paper stuff available at the pet superstores? It has a bit of sheen, but I like the black background personally.

I don't...
Forum: Aquascaping 08-19-2010, 07:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,543
Posted By fishnovice
I was a little lazy yesterday- I didn't change...

I was a little lazy yesterday- I didn't change the water until today.

I did detect the sulfurous odor, but much less than before. (This water contained the same amount of prime, 2 drops per...
Forum: Lighting 08-18-2010, 08:37 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,297
Posted By fishnovice
Lighting, supplements, Plants & thoroughly confused.

Good day all,

After reading and reading a ton of posts, (confusing myself thoroughly, but still learning in the process) I decided to go ahead and show my lack of experience and expertise in this...
Forum: Aquascaping 08-18-2010, 06:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,543
Posted By fishnovice
Thank you all again for the replies. When I...

Thank you all again for the replies. When I change the water tomorrow I will use regular tap an see how that goes. After inquiring with Seachem on two separate occasions, I use 2 drops per gallon...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-18-2010, 06:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 636
Posted By fishnovice
Their size varies. I have three smaller ones,...

Their size varies. I have three smaller ones, and two larger. All of them vary a little in markings. The larger are 1"+, the smaller 1/2 - 3/4"+. They all are very active, have good appetites,...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-18-2010, 01:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 636
Posted By fishnovice
I added an album, which contains more pics of...

I added an album, which contains more pics of these critters. I have previously experienced the milkiness with a very few. Unfortunately, the pictures (I think) don't accurately represent the way...
Forum: Aquascaping 08-17-2010, 10:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,543
Posted By fishnovice
Thank you for the replies- I know the prime...

Thank you for the replies-

I know the prime has an odor, but I cannot detect it once the tapwater is treated. I normally add prime to gallon jugs, then add the tapwater. I then add to the...
Forum: Aquascaping 08-17-2010, 09:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,543
Posted By fishnovice
Petsmart Mac's Grapewood soaking, giving off STRONG SULFUR?

Hello forum friends,

My wife came across an absolutely gorgeous piece of grapewood at petsmart. I think its the best thing since sliced bread. Since bringing it home, I've read about the stuff...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-17-2010, 09:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 636
Posted By fishnovice
Experts: Can you please I.D. this shrimp? I just got them from superstore...

Hello all,

I recently visited one of the pet superstores, because I realized they had a few mislabled nerites on hand. While waiting for them, I noticed some strange looking shrimp in with the...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-16-2010, 08:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,526
Posted By fishnovice
My ghost shrimp enjoyed them while they were...

My ghost shrimp enjoyed them while they were prolific. One thing is CERTAIN: if you put them on a slide to view under a microscope- dont use a coverslip- it just makes copopod mush. They will...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-16-2010, 06:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,019
Posted By fishnovice
I too am concerned with the conflicting...

I too am concerned with the conflicting information on Seachem's Excel. I like their products, and use quite a few of them. I don't have CO2 in my tank yet, as I'm just getting it up and settled. ...
Forum: Plants 08-07-2010, 01:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 607
Posted By fishnovice
Or, Alternanthera reineckii. I have some growing...

Or, Alternanthera reineckii. I have some growing in my tank now. Hard to tell, and I'm certainly no expert! :)
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-07-2010, 01:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,547
Posted By fishnovice
Ooops. Should have read the entire thread- my...

Ooops. Should have read the entire thread- my original comment wasn't really helpful.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-07-2010, 01:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,629
Posted By fishnovice
I have tiny MTS- they are no larger than 1-2mm. ...

I have tiny MTS- they are no larger than 1-2mm. They are all very lightly colored, almost translucent. I've had no issues with overpopulating. I also have mystery snails, but they are certainly not...
Forum: DIY 08-07-2010, 12:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,040
Posted By fishnovice
DarkCobra, Hoppy, and PlantedRich- Thank you...

DarkCobra, Hoppy, and PlantedRich-
Thank you very much for the complements. Sorry for the collective thank you- I thought it best to not add multiple replies at the end of the thread. (I realized...
Forum: DIY 08-07-2010, 12:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,040
Posted By fishnovice
canopy removal for maintenance. . .

swalke2,

Thank you for the complement.

I do have to remove the canopy for maintenance. It is an extra step, but it is unavoidable in my situation. It is so lightweight, I simply turn it on...
Forum: DIY 08-07-2010, 12:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,040
Posted By fishnovice
unsealed wood. . .

Sharkfood,
All of the wood I used for this project was unsealed / untreated. I used stain, Minwax, on the interior and exterior. Then, I liberally applied their spar urethane topcoat, in 4 -5...
Forum: Algae 08-02-2010, 07:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 543
Posted By fishnovice
With respect, the pictured algae is not brown...

With respect, the pictured algae is not brown diatom. Brown diatom are a favorite of copopods. I noticed something in the substrate of my first tank, examined it microscopically, and found it to be...
Forum: DIY 08-02-2010, 07:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,040
Posted By fishnovice
Project Complete! 29g DIY Canopy!

Well, the project is complete. :thumbsup: Thank you all for your valuable input and suggestions. I ended up using 5mm birch plywood, and framing it. I went with a 10" height, which is just what I...
Forum: DIY 07-24-2010, 03:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,040
Posted By fishnovice
Oldpunk, Funny- this is exactly what I was...

Oldpunk,
Funny- this is exactly what I was contemplating putting together. I even got my wife involved in the brainstorming process & she did as well.

I can see how a taller canopy will end up...
Forum: DIY 07-23-2010, 06:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,040
Posted By fishnovice
DarkCobra, Thank you very much for your input. ...

DarkCobra,
Thank you very much for your input. I appreciate the keen eye on the MinWax stain too- I believe it will closely match my stand.

Since you've mentioned your canopy height at 6" I'm...
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