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Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-14-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 163
Posted By ced281
Do you think CaCl2 supplementation is enough to...

Do you think CaCl2 supplementation is enough to take care of the decalcification of my snails? My main objective just to keep my snails from looking old and ragged with splotchy, brittle,...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-14-2014, 03:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 476
Posted By ced281
Try looking for them when the lights have been...

Try looking for them when the lights have been out for a couple hours. They might be hiding from the betta or any other fish that's bigger than them.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-14-2014, 03:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 163
Posted By ced281
Kalk+2 for freshwater and invert tanks

Anyone know if there are any major negative consequences of using Kalk+2 to maintain hardness of freshwater fish and invert tanks? I mainly want to keep my snails from decalcifying.

I only ask...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-14-2014, 02:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 921
Posted By ced281
I've only done a drystart once, and I hated it. I...

I've only done a drystart once, and I hated it. I was too impatient. Out of the 60+ rescapes/newstarts I've done I've only done a drystart once. I'm always overstocked on fish, so that adds to my...
Forum: Lighting 10-14-2014, 02:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,106
Posted By ced281
The "deep red" and the royal blue are probably...

The "deep red" and the royal blue are probably for reef setups. (Which would also explain why the light costs so much, since the market for reef lights is expensive).
Forum: Lighting 10-14-2014, 01:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,106
Posted By ced281
And, honestly, save the money you were going to...

And, honestly, save the money you were going to spend on substrate additives and reallocate it to better hardware (either better CO2 or better lighting).

Bump: The link in Jeff's article makes a...
Forum: Lighting 10-14-2014, 01:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,106
Posted By ced281
PAR is a more "pure" way of measuring the...

PAR is a more "pure" way of measuring the "quality" of a light. The problem is most people can't measure it well. It's the correct apples-to-apples comparison of light quality e.g. 1W of T5HO is not...
Forum: Lighting 10-14-2014, 12:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,106
Posted By ced281
I would consider 70W of LED a low light setup for...

I would consider 70W of LED a low light setup for your tank dimensions. As a VERY ROUGH rule of thumb:

1W per gallon = low light
1-2W per gallon = med light (Can also be 1-1.5W)
2+ W per gallon...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-14-2014, 12:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 921
Posted By ced281
Cam, here are my two cents. Most of it echoes the...

Cam, here are my two cents. Most of it echoes the opinions of everyone else who has already replied (but I figured the additional approval should help you gauge the validity of our opinions).

My...
Forum: Aquascaping 09-27-2014, 01:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 492
Posted By ced281
Thanks, that sounds like a good idea! I actually...

Thanks, that sounds like a good idea! I actually have a similar tubing setup for cleaning detritus from my smaller tanks (I have airline tubing running through a long thin plastic cylinder for...
Forum: Plants 09-26-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 741
Posted By ced281
I have the same plant and users on PT have...

I have the same plant and users on PT have identified it as rotala magenta... I bought the plant from ADA store in SF about a year ago and still have it today

The plant will only form the finer...
Forum: Equipment 09-25-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 290
Posted By ced281
Might be a silly question, but how do you guys...

Might be a silly question, but how do you guys check for leaks on your CO2 systems? Do you use brush sponge with soapy water and just move along the entire system (CO2 cylinder to regulator, through...
Forum: Photography 09-25-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 372
Posted By ced281
Lonnie has some exquisite finnage. =] That's...

Lonnie has some exquisite finnage. =]

That's the type of finnage I select for from my breeding pairs!
Forum: Aquascaping 09-22-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 492
Posted By ced281
By 1 unit, I literally mean 1 little osmocote...

By 1 unit, I literally mean 1 little osmocote "stone", so basically a 1 "stone" layer at the very bottom that covers about a 8" by 8" area.



Do either of you know if Cryptocoryne parva roots...
Forum: Plants 09-20-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 893
Posted By ced281
Those are all the ones that I'm aware of...

Those are all the ones that I'm aware of...
Forum: Aquascaping 09-20-2014, 04:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 492
Posted By ced281
Advice on harvesting Cryptocoryne parva

Hi all,

The Cryptocoryne parva carpet in of my tanks is getting pretty dense and I'm looking to try and harvest it so that I can sell on the forums. Anyone have any tips or advice on how I can do...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-20-2014, 04:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 419
Posted By ced281
Update 2014.09.19

Hi All,

Here's a ~2month update on my mini-L:

http://i1000.photobucket.com/albums/af130/Echocinco/01%20Tank%20Journals/Mini-L%20River%20Scape/20140919_03_zpsc97d3091.jpg...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-20-2014, 04:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 247
Posted By ced281
Hi All, Here's an updated photo of my tank. ...

Hi All,

Here's an updated photo of my tank.

http://i1000.photobucket.com/albums/af130/Echocinco/01%20Tank%20Journals/30-C%20RCS%20Tank/20140919_01_zps68085d15.jpg...
Forum: Fish 09-18-2014, 02:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,179
Posted By ced281
I've experienced a sudden die off like this from...

I've experienced a sudden die off like this from a couple reasons:
1) Forgot to chlorinate water when doing water change =(
2) Co2 went crazy and gassed the fish out
3) Heater thermostat broke and...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 09-18-2014, 01:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 274
Posted By ced281
OKAY, sooooooo.... In case you're still working...

OKAY, sooooooo.... In case you're still working on this... the answer for exactly 26 is:

1) Inscribe a hexagon inside the circle.
2) Then inscribe a hexagram with the point of each hexagram...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 09-18-2014, 01:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 274
Posted By ced281
You can also inscribe 1 big triangle in the...

You can also inscribe 1 big triangle in the circle and then divide up that triangle into smaller triangles (like the Triforce in Legend of Zelda). Then keep doing this sequentially.
...
Forum: Algae 09-18-2014, 01:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 348
Posted By ced281
I get BBA blooms whenever someone messes with my...

I get BBA blooms whenever someone messes with my CO2 valve and I don't notice. I'm always able to beat it until the next time my CO2 is messed with.

Go for 1ml/gal H2O2 for 30 minutes. Then follow...
Forum: Fish 09-17-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,113
Posted By ced281
I'm a big fan of trigonostigma espei (lambchop...

I'm a big fan of trigonostigma espei (lambchop rasboras). I've kept a school of 30 in a 50gal and they were awesome to look at it (and easy to keep with other fish).

I'd check to make sure the...
Forum: Algae 09-17-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 935
Posted By ced281
100% positive you have either direct or ambient...

100% positive you have either direct or ambient light reaching the back of tank there. I would go with Tom's recommendation and dose the KNO3. I'd avoid using antibiotics until it gets really bad...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-17-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 655
Posted By ced281
I haven't had any problems with flourish complete...

I haven't had any problems with flourish complete in my RCS tank, but they might just be conditioned to it at this point. The flourish excel, however, is known to be NOT SAFE for shrimp. RCS are...
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