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Forum: Fish   01-03-2016, 03:08 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,897
Posted By auban
i have ordered the same auction from killipun...

i have ordered the same auction from killipun before. i got about thirty to hatch. as SDK said, they arrived in one mixed bag.

a few of the fry died, but most of the them survived. i ended up...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   01-03-2016, 01:52 PM
Replies: 8
  Triops?
Views: 493
Posted By auban
my daughter didnt have much problems with them...

my daughter didnt have much problems with them dying. i just explained to her that triops dont live very long.
at the time, it seemed to my daughter that they would live forever(she was also...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   01-02-2016, 10:36 PM
Replies: 8
  Triops?
Views: 493
Posted By auban
you can stir their eggs up in the wet sand and...

you can stir their eggs up in the wet sand and stimulate quite a few to hatch that way. all you really need to do is stir the sand around. it will kick up detritus into the water column, and that...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   10-19-2015, 11:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 948
Posted By auban
i only use filters for mechanical filtration. ...

i only use filters for mechanical filtration.

its my experience, like walstads, that anything green that is growing will pull out ammonia faster than any "filter". the key part is making sure...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   10-19-2015, 04:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 382
Posted By auban
im probably the last person to ask about water...

im probably the last person to ask about water changes. I haven't done any regular water changes in years. the only times I do water changes is to remove dissolved solids or as an emergency(like...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   10-19-2015, 04:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 881
Posted By auban
its actually completely possible if you use...

its actually completely possible if you use alternatives. even without water changes.

I have kept some tanks over stocked, somewhere around 50 two inch long fish in a five gallon, without any...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   10-19-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 382
Posted By auban
I would give it time. biofilms have a tendency...

I would give it time. biofilms have a tendency to take care of themselves if you let them do their thing. just keep up with your maintenance and let the tank stabilize.
Forum: Algae   10-19-2015, 03:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 280
Posted By auban
how to grow algae

so, we all know what happens when we neglect a tank and leave the lights on too long. we end up with algae. but, what kind? and why does it seem that our tanks are only plagued by one or two types...
Forum: Fish   10-16-2015, 07:21 PM
Replies: 21
  tricks
Views: 1,684
Posted By auban
i have thought about it, but never really looked...

i have thought about it, but never really looked into it too much.
i always figured i would get more dialogue on an open forum.
Forum: Fish   10-16-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 21
  tricks
Views: 1,684
Posted By auban
personallly, i would love to see other hobbyists...

personallly, i would love to see other hobbyists adding to this list. there are a LOT of other tricks and such that i have seen that i haven't come up with and have not listed, simply because i...
Forum: Fish   10-15-2015, 05:10 AM
Replies: 21
  tricks
Views: 1,684
Posted By auban
trick number TEN: cycling a new tank with vernal...

trick number TEN: cycling a new tank with vernal pool critters!

ok, so its been a while since i posted a "trick". truth is, i was still coming up with stuff, but i was so busy that i only had time...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   08-22-2015, 04:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,150
Posted By auban
Something to keep in mind... Hydrogen...

Something to keep in mind...

Hydrogen peroxide works by oxidizing stuff. If there is a lot of organic solids in the water, it will oxidize them and dissipate relatively quickly. If it's...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   08-21-2015, 01:39 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 33,997
Posted By auban
I use tap water, from well. No chemicals. ...

I use tap water, from well. No chemicals.

I just leave a light on them and an air stone 24/7 and don't seem to have any problems.

There are some tricks I have learned, though...

If you...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   08-21-2015, 01:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 369
Posted By auban
I have raised fairy shrimp as live food for...

I have raised fairy shrimp as live food for fish...

So, suffice it to say, I have raised a lot of fairy shrimp.
When it comes to water changes, they seem to do fine if you change their water...
Forum: Plants   08-03-2015, 06:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 243
Posted By auban
dont worry about beneficial bacteria. if...

dont worry about beneficial bacteria.

if you really want to farm plants, give them lots of what they love: light, nutrients, and carbon dioxide.

even if algae is growing everywhere, they...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   08-03-2015, 06:20 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 33,997
Posted By auban
wow, this thread just doesnt want to die... ...

wow, this thread just doesnt want to die...

anyway, i have been extremely busy since i last posted. i have moved across the country, gone to a whole lot of training events for my job, and bought...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   03-09-2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 518
Posted By auban
Lepidurus arcticus Is known to inhabit permanent...

Lepidurus arcticus Is known to inhabit permanent waters.

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lepidurus_arcticus
Forum: Algae   10-25-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 512
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: 1,243
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: 557
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: 680
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: 680
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: 680
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: 680
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: 706
Posted By auban
those are not scuds. they are ostracods, AKA,...

those are not scuds. they are ostracods, AKA, seed shrimp.
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