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Forum: Ponds 07-15-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 56
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Posted By jmhk
As I relook at the picture, I think I was wrong...

As I relook at the picture, I think I was wrong and it actually was a milk snake. Corn snakes aren't usually seen in upstate NY much...

When I was checking out the pond, I noticed that there are...
Forum: Ponds 07-12-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 151
Posted By jmhk
Full sunlight is "high light" and then some....So...

Full sunlight is "high light" and then some....So you might need to provide some shade, floaters, etc to make it suitable for true low light plants. However, dwarf sag does well in high light,...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-08-2014, 06:10 PM
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Posted By jmhk
Looks like planaria. Fenbendazole...

Looks like planaria. Fenbendazole (panacur/safeguard dog dewormer) is considered shrimp safe. Use 0.1 grams per 10 gallon tank water. It comes in 1 gram packets that you will need to crush into...
Forum: Ponds 07-08-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,921
Posted By jmhk
Almost a bloom, but instead a dud for the 4th....

Well, my Charlene Strawn waterlily tried, but had no success with the first attempt. It put up a bud on the second of July, but it never opened. A few days later, is sank back under the surface...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-01-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 167
Posted By jmhk
Love my Nuvo 16. The curved glass front is...

Love my Nuvo 16. The curved glass front is gorgeous. Good flow and easy to put what you want in the large filter area. Things that you do have to accommodate.... uncorraled floaters will obstruct the...
Forum: Ponds 06-23-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,921
Posted By jmhk
Wink Step 5: Building the waterfalls and stream

♫You load sixteen tons, what do you get?♫
♫Another day older and deeper in debt..♫

Well, maybe not quite that much, but I still moved at least a few ton of stone this weekend! Here are the...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-19-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,336
Posted By jmhk
More tigers

I received another batch of 11 tiger shrimp from a second source to make sure I have a good mix of bloodlines to start with. I was amazed to open the package and find they were almost all adult size!...
Forum: Important Update/Announcements 06-05-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,862
Posted By jmhk
Welcome back to moderator status, Laura! I...

Welcome back to moderator status, Laura!

I found and loved the old "waffle" thread, BTW....
Forum: Ponds 06-05-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,921
Posted By jmhk
The sump pump is dead, long live the new pump!

The poor undersized sump pump gave up the ghost on Tuesday. So I quickly put together the first half of the plumbing - the pump, quick disconnect and 1-1/2 inch water line. I just put the other end...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-04-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 224
Posted By jmhk
Option 1 :icon_frow: Cull any poorly colored 0.5...

Option 1 :icon_frow: Cull any poorly colored 0.5 inch shrimp (no stripes and brownish/clear/mottled and not red)
Pro: Keeps my BBRR genetics better by improving male coloration
Con: Given cull tank...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-04-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 224
Posted By jmhk
Yeah, it is the old "Catch 22". To keep my BBRR...

Yeah, it is the old "Catch 22". To keep my BBRR quality up, I don't want to keep around poor males. But my cull tank is just a 1 gallon vase. I don't really want to inadvertently put some of my new...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-04-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 224
Posted By jmhk
Question Distinguishing juvie tiger shrimp from male RCS/Rili

I just added some tiger shrimp in to my BBRR tank. Now I find I am having some difficulty knowing whether I am seeing a juvie tiger that doesn't have good stripes yet vs. a poorly colored male rili...
Forum: Ponds 06-04-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,498
Posted By jmhk
Gorgeous pond. Do you do this massive...

Gorgeous pond. Do you do this massive teardown/reboot every year? Or is it just because you are adding the new skimmer?
Forum: Ponds 06-03-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,921
Posted By jmhk
Cool Up and running in ghetto mode!

Lots of activity in the last week. The pond is finally full, lots of plants in place and we have fish!

Here is the final water level, just have the sump pump running through a garden hose at the...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-30-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,336
Posted By jmhk
New Tiger Shrimp

Dripping in some new Tiger Shrimp to add to the Nano Sky 7. Eight Juvies and three Peewees. They will joining 4 ottos and many BBRR shrimp.
...
Forum: Plants 05-25-2014, 03:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 182
Posted By jmhk
They can certainly last a few days, since they...

They can certainly last a few days, since they handle that quite well for shipping. They may melt when you replant them, but crypts are always at risk for that - if the root is healthy it should...
Forum: Ponds 05-24-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,921
Posted By jmhk
I'm hoping that just having the pump...

I'm hoping that just having the pump (Danner/Pondmaster Proline 2600) sending the water through the waterfall weir, which has a filter pad and bioballs, will be adequate. The guy at the pond store...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-23-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,540
Posted By jmhk
I checked with my vet and she said they don't...

I checked with my vet and she said they don't carry minocycline themselves, but when I need more, she would give me a prescription that can be filled by one of the online vet supply places such as...
Forum: Ponds 05-23-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,921
Posted By jmhk
And the water keeps on trickling in...

Still have about 2-3 days of filling yet at the rate of about 500 gallons a day, but have enough water depth to get plants on the shelves. Lilies went in the deep shelves on fill day 2 and I started...
Forum: Ponds 05-23-2014, 01:29 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,921
Posted By jmhk
We have a great local pond store that sells stuff...

We have a great local pond store that sells stuff that is hardy for this area, many are native to the area. The plants I have so far are listed in post #32. I am also collecting what I can locally...
Forum: Ponds 05-22-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 284
Posted By jmhk
Just curious, are these typical colorations or...

Just curious, are these typical colorations or spawning condition? Do these fish adjust easily to non-live food? I would love to do native fish in my pond, but not sure if they can adjust to the...
Forum: Ponds 05-21-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,921
Posted By jmhk
Step 4: Add Water

Finally found some underlayment. The carpet store said "Sure, we will leave some old stuff out for you - we don't want you to get cut pulling stuff out of the dumpster with old blades, tacks", etc......
Forum: Ponds 05-16-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 368
Posted By jmhk
Might it even be an easier transition? Even a...

Might it even be an easier transition? Even a cloudy day is probably actually brighter than most artificial aquarium lights. Some plants can even get burned if you move them from an aquarium to...
Forum: Plants 05-08-2014, 12:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 231
Posted By jmhk
The roots can be in the substrate, but the...

The roots can be in the substrate, but the rhizome should not be or it will rot. Most people just have anubias on rocks or driftwood.
Forum: Ponds 05-04-2014, 11:51 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,921
Posted By jmhk
Thanks for the kind words, all. Hope to...

Thanks for the kind words, all.

Hope to get the main liner in with water by next weekend. Bought a few plants today that are soaking in tubs - seeing them should keep me on schedule. My...
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