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Forum: Algae 10-25-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 345
Posted By auban
shake it up and let it settle for a few minutes,...

shake it up and let it settle for a few minutes, then pour it off. that will let the heavier stuff settle to the bottom. the daphnia wont eat it off the bottom of their tank anyway, so its best to...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-23-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 935
Posted By auban
the hobby can easily pay for itself if you know...

the hobby can easily pay for itself if you know what you are doing. as a second job, i would say you can do it, but its not going to be much of one. the problem isnt that its hard to produce...
Forum: Fish 10-19-2014, 11:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 357
Posted By auban
feed them as often as they will eat, but not more...

feed them as often as they will eat, but not more than the filtration system can handle. it will translate to faster growth, but also faster degradation of water quality.

once they are grown,...
Forum: Fish 10-18-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 381
Posted By auban
thats the problem i keep seeing. with the inch...

thats the problem i keep seeing. with the inch per gallon rule, people seem to think that size does not matter. when my wife worked at a fish store, she frequently had people come in who had heard...
Forum: Fish 10-18-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 381
Posted By auban
i fully agree with this statement. ...

i fully agree with this statement. unfortunately, its not always easy to calculate cubic inches of fish. we could go with water displacement, which would be accurate, but i doubt someone getting...
Forum: Fish 10-18-2014, 04:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 381
Posted By auban
It's a bare minimum that works a lot better than...

It's a bare minimum that works a lot better than an inch per gallon. A three inch fish in a ten gallon is pushing it a bit but totally doable. Five of them in a fifty gallon is pushing it just as...
Forum: Fish 10-18-2014, 04:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 381
Posted By auban
inch per gallon? NOPE!

I have often seen the inch per gallon rule for beginners. But, I think it's lacking. Even for beginners. So, I came up with another rule... multiply the fishes body length by itself. There you...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-18-2014, 12:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 502
Posted By auban
those are not scuds. they are ostracods, AKA,...

those are not scuds. they are ostracods, AKA, seed shrimp.
Forum: Fish 10-10-2014, 01:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 805
Posted By auban
there was someone who was able to get some fry to...

there was someone who was able to get some fry to survive in an outdoor pond that was set up for shrimp. so, yeah, there is something to that method.

thats why i want to try it. it could be...
Forum: Fish 10-09-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 805
Posted By auban
now, onto some thoughts about actually raising...

now, onto some thoughts about actually raising the fry...

i have heard that there are some landlocked populations, so i dont know if the salt water is actually necessary. besides, they always...
Forum: Fish 10-09-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 805
Posted By auban
it is a pleco. im not actually set up to...

it is a pleco.

im not actually set up to breed the gudgeons. i have nothing set up to take care of the fry. i have just been growing the fish out to get them to breeding age.

i just moved...
Forum: Fish 10-09-2014, 03:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 805
Posted By auban
they be breeding. step one accomplished. now i...

they be breeding. step one accomplished. now i just have to set up a system to raise the fry.

http://i1242.photobucket.com/albums/gg522/sjveck/20141007_154439_zps77274319.jpg
Forum: Fish 05-21-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 729
Posted By auban
my only experiences with macrastomas was with a...

my only experiences with macrastomas was with a young pair my wife and i imported about half a year ago (i think. timeline is a bit fuzzy). anyway, they ended up dying of an obscure fluke. i would...
Forum: Algae 04-27-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,275
Posted By auban
i have actually done this.... :icon_eek:

i have actually done this.... :icon_eek:
Forum: Fish 03-03-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 592
Posted By auban
trick number NINE using seltzer water to nuke...

trick number NINE
using seltzer water to nuke your tank.

sometimes, our tanks can become infected with bad little critters, like planaria, pest snails, or scuds. if we are running a planted...
Forum: Fish 03-03-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 560
Posted By auban
while i do have mites, i never really worry about...

while i do have mites, i never really worry about them. they dont seem to affect the culture, so no worries.


so far as replacing the substrate, i basically just cut it in half and add new...
Forum: Fish 03-03-2014, 05:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 560
Posted By auban
i like to keep them in large bins, like the pink...

i like to keep them in large bins, like the pink and blue one in this pic:
http://i1242.photobucket.com/albums/gg522/sjveck/20130303_173448_zps747c00b2.jpg

to feed them, i take a handful of dog...
Forum: Fish 03-03-2014, 12:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 689
Posted By auban
whatever the case is, it sounds like the oxygen...

whatever the case is, it sounds like the oxygen levels plummeted.


not sure what caused it, but when you think about it, the fish that could breath from the surface made it and so did the...
Forum: Fish 03-02-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 592
Posted By auban
Talking lol, to be honest, i started this thread on...

lol, to be honest, i started this thread on another forum a while ago.
last night i was in one of those moods where i couldn't quiet my mind down. i tend to write when im in that mood. images...
Forum: Fish 03-02-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 592
Posted By auban
trick number EIGHT: Vodka dosing your...

trick number EIGHT:
Vodka dosing your freshwater water tank.

yep, you read that correctly. if any of you have kept salt water tanks, you may have heard of the vodka method for reducing nitrates....
Forum: Fish 03-02-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 592
Posted By auban
trick number SEVEN: using astaxanthin powder to...

trick number SEVEN:
using astaxanthin powder to create green water.

ok, so most of us dont want green water. but, what about those of use who like to raise our own live foods? well, there is a...
Forum: Fish 03-02-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 592
Posted By auban
almost forgot, high grade cherry shrimp look like...

almost forgot, high grade cherry shrimp look like they have a mutation that causes the chromatophores to be elongated and web-like.

http://i1242.photobucket.com/albums/gg522/sjveck/c1.jpg

...
Forum: Fish 03-02-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 592
Posted By auban
trick number SIX using kava kava root for...

trick number SIX

using kava kava root for anesthetizing shrimp.

now, normally you would never need to do this, but i recently started looking at shrimp under my microscope and wanted to show...
Forum: Fish 03-02-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 592
Posted By auban
----trick number FIVE----- acquiring your...

----trick number FIVE-----

acquiring your own live food cultures, for FREE!

many of us like to keep live foods for our fish, or at least feed live foods to our fish. there is certainly no...
Forum: Fish 03-02-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 592
Posted By auban
trick number FOUR using hang-on-back breeder...

trick number FOUR
using hang-on-back breeder boxes to keep your live blackworms in.
many of us love keeping blackworms for our fish, but we usually dont have an extra tank that we can devote to...
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