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Forum: Tank Journals 04-24-2013, 11:34 PM
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Views: 4,499
Posted By Drift Monkey
Thanks! Thank you! So I added...

Thanks!


Thank you!



So I added some plants courtesy of h4n today (thanks again).

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Forum: Lighting 04-24-2013, 08:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,785
Posted By Drift Monkey
A PAR38 bulb in a standard E26 base should work...

A PAR38 bulb in a standard E26 base should work well.

I've considered something like this (http://www.rapidled.com/7-led-par38-bulb-all-white-leds/) to put over my Ebi...but I don't feel like...
Forum: Aquascaping 04-16-2013, 11:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 569
Posted By Drift Monkey
A moss wall would be better than the background....

A moss wall would be better than the background. You can see my Ebi for a background-less example.
Forum: Aquascaping 04-16-2013, 09:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 569
Posted By Drift Monkey
Looks good...maybe slope the substrate a bit and...

Looks good...maybe slope the substrate a bit and possibly lose the background foam.
Forum: Tank Journals 04-16-2013, 07:54 AM
Replies: 345
Views: 27,355
Posted By Drift Monkey
Looking good, post pics when she clears up!

Looking good, post pics when she clears up!
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 04-16-2013, 04:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,662
Posted By Drift Monkey
A couple feeding time pics! ...

A couple feeding time pics!

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Forum: Tank Journals 04-16-2013, 04:12 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,499
Posted By Drift Monkey
Feeding frenzy! ...

Feeding frenzy!

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Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 04-13-2013, 01:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,662
Posted By Drift Monkey
Maybe a mod could help me out and move this over...

Maybe a mod could help me out and move this over to the tank journals subforum?
Forum: Tank Journals 04-13-2013, 01:52 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,499
Posted By Drift Monkey
Maybe a mod could help me out and move this over...

Maybe a mod could help me out and move this over to the tank journals subforum?
Forum: Tank Journals 04-13-2013, 01:35 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 11,240
Posted By Drift Monkey
Tank has progressed nicely Newman...glad to see...

Tank has progressed nicely Newman...glad to see it's up and running still. Good thinking with the TDS reduction.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 04-13-2013, 01:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,662
Posted By Drift Monkey
This tank is a jungle! I just had to remove huge...

This tank is a jungle! I just had to remove huge clumps of riccia/xmas moss from the top of the tank near the opening because it has grown all the way up into the opening...blocking out all of the...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-13-2013, 12:55 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,499
Posted By Drift Monkey
So...it's been QUITE a while, but this tank is...

So...it's been QUITE a while, but this tank is still up and running. I went on an extended vacation and it developed a SEVERE case of stringy algae that completely took over the top of the tank and I...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-28-2012, 07:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,027
Posted By Drift Monkey
I have seen a few threads...and have taken a look...

I have seen a few threads...and have taken a look at his blog. Nice tanks indeed!



I actually did change the water out of the Edge once after the shrimp, now that I think of it. The ammonia...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-28-2012, 07:26 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,499
Posted By Drift Monkey
I figure that much...but, I'm leery of adding...

I figure that much...but, I'm leery of adding ferts to the water column in a tank I'm trying to breed shrimp in. If there are no negative side effects...I'd certainly do it, although I have read that...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-28-2012, 02:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,027
Posted By Drift Monkey
My tap water is relatively close in TDS, but the...

My tap water is relatively close in TDS, but the PH is much higher straight out of the tap. Letting it sit would probably reduce it some, and I'm sure FSS and wood bring it down to where it normally...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-28-2012, 01:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,027
Posted By Drift Monkey
I've had 'em for about 2 weeks now. I didn't...

I've had 'em for about 2 weeks now. I didn't change any water since they've been in and I've got a couple berried already...so I'm not sure I really wanna mess with it.

My tank is decently...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-27-2012, 10:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,027
Posted By Drift Monkey
Sooo...despite your levels you should be changing...

Sooo...despite your levels you should be changing out rougly 20% every week? I've read that stresses shrimp out...any truth to that?
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-27-2012, 09:23 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,851
Posted By Drift Monkey
I've always either plop and dropped or did a...

I've always either plop and dropped or did a short acclimation with all my inverts in the past, including marine inverts. I can't recall any losses...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-27-2012, 09:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,036
Posted By Drift Monkey
I went that route...I now have PFRs and red...

I went that route...I now have PFRs and red Rilis! They're doing well.

Thinkin' maybe OEBTs...next though...quite the price jump though!
Forum: Tank Journals 09-27-2012, 09:17 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,499
Posted By Drift Monkey
You don't HAVE to spend alot! It's really easy to...

You don't HAVE to spend alot! It's really easy to research and get carried away though...I'm guilty of it myself!

Yeah...I'm getting decent growth out of everything...not sure if I should be...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-27-2012, 09:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,027
Posted By Drift Monkey
Sounds good.

Sounds good.
Forum: Tank Journals 09-27-2012, 12:32 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,499
Posted By Drift Monkey
I got that from evilbay from a seller named...

I got that from evilbay from a seller named e-shop37. They have 12mm, 14mm, and 16mm prefilters available. It was only around $9 bucks or so shipped, but the downside is it takes a few weeks to get...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-26-2012, 09:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,499
Posted By Drift Monkey
Thanks! They're aqmagic lily pipes from evilbay....

Thanks! They're aqmagic lily pipes from evilbay. The outflow seems to grow a bit of algae on it, but the inflow never has. In fact, my acrylic tubes are what gets dirty the fastest!
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-26-2012, 09:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,027
Posted By Drift Monkey
Seems like my TDS is within range, this sounds...

Seems like my TDS is within range, this sounds like the right answer. I suppose I should try to keep my nitrates 5ppm or below?



Seems like only Cardinas are picky about TDS from what I've been...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-26-2012, 06:35 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,499
Posted By Drift Monkey
The plant in the front is a form of pennywort,...

The plant in the front is a form of pennywort, Hydrocotyle sp. 'Japan'.

Thanks!
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