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Forum: Plants 08-25-2012, 07:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 979
Posted By Constantine
This is something id disagree with. I've...

This is something id disagree with. I've saturated a tank with Malaysian driftwood and dropped its' ph from 7.2 to 6.8. I lightly boil all my wood to ensure parasites are killed but to leave as much...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-22-2012, 09:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 280
Posted By Constantine
Can you manufacture peat moss?

Wasn't sure where to put this but its related to my water parameters since I would be using it to modify my tanks pH. Can I grow sphagnum moss then harvest dead parts of it, allow them to "ferment"...
Forum: Plants 08-16-2012, 06:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 979
Posted By Constantine
Problem with regular peat is that I live in a...

Problem with regular peat is that I live in a tiny one room bachelors apartment and don't want to keep a smelly bag of it around inside this place. It's already bad enough I have a bucket of guppies...
Forum: Plants 08-16-2012, 05:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 979
Posted By Constantine
Already did this but I was more looking for a...

Already did this but I was more looking for a sustainable way of doing it without requiring continuous investment.
Forum: Plants 08-16-2012, 05:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 979
Posted By Constantine
Fascinating will these plant varieties adversely...

Fascinating will these plant varieties adversely effect the ph or very slowly over time lower it and will it be effective enough to counter the effects of water changes which result in higher ph...
Forum: Plants 08-16-2012, 02:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 979
Posted By Constantine
This happens due to the atmospheric CO2 being...

This happens due to the atmospheric CO2 being dissolved into the water continuously and being turned into carbonic acid due to being suspended in an aqueous state.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-16-2012, 03:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 330
Posted By Constantine
Has anyone on here ever used those Laguna peat...

Has anyone on here ever used those Laguna peat granules for ponds? Would that work for fresh water aquarium use and most importantly with my precious shrimps?
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-15-2012, 11:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 330
Posted By Constantine
I was asking if I could use peat though. Can I...

I was asking if I could use peat though. Can I just throw some peat in like I would Indian almond leaves?
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-15-2012, 11:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 330
Posted By Constantine
Peat

Can you use organic peat like leaf litter and just throw it loosely into the tank to lower ph? I was looking at the natural biotopes of bee shrimp and this would seem highly beneficial to...
Forum: Plants 08-15-2012, 04:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 979
Posted By Constantine
Are there any plants that lower ph?

Just as the title says. Is there anything aquatic that actively lowers it or has some buffering capacity through the mulm it may make?
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-03-2012, 02:54 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 17,258
Posted By Constantine
I was not aware of this. I just read copper and I...

I was not aware of this. I just read copper and I usually stay away from it with all of my inverts.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-02-2012, 12:52 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 17,258
Posted By Constantine
Not sure about the hikari food, both the micro...

Not sure about the hikari food, both the micro pellets and shrimp cuisine contain copper sulfate which from my understanding is harmful to shrimp. On the topic of the sponge filters, I really don't...
Forum: Equipment 07-23-2012, 08:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 906
Posted By Constantine
Algae Turf Scrubber Filtration Technology

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Algae_scrubber
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8KQcWjdhgU
http://algaescrubber.net/forums/showthread.php?2048-Pete-s-Algae-Scrubber-for-a-Planted-Tank

Opinions? Has...
Forum: Equipment 07-19-2012, 12:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 766
Posted By Constantine
I was going to suggest an eheim 2217. Completely...

I was going to suggest an eheim 2217. Completely over kill but its built like some sort of industrial machine. Extremely simple, efficient and reliable. Cant go wrong with an eheim classic.
Forum: Equipment 07-17-2012, 01:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 292
Posted By Constantine
Everything else in the tank is growing like crazy...

Everything else in the tank is growing like crazy and water changes are done weekly. I don't understand how injecting atmosphere wont help the shrimp and the over all oxygen amount? Oxygen that's...
Forum: Equipment 07-17-2012, 12:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 292
Posted By Constantine
The thing is its a tiny tank only about 20...

The thing is its a tiny tank only about 20 gallons but its hooked up to an eheim 2217 so circulation wise the tank is great for that but the shrimps seems to be much more active and healthy when...
Forum: Equipment 07-17-2012, 12:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 292
Posted By Constantine
Atomizers and Airstones

I recently found that my shrimp tank wasn't getting quite as much oxygen as I would of liked. Right now I have an ancient hagen air pump mini hooked up to some airline tubing and a chop stick but I...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-15-2012, 12:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 275
Posted By Constantine
ahh ok thanks

ahh ok thanks
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-14-2012, 11:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 275
Posted By Constantine
Freeze Dried River Shrimp

I had some turtle treats which are just freeze dried river shrimp left over and I decided to throw one into my shrimp tank and the shrimp went crazy and flipped out over it and started swarming like...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-14-2012, 05:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 823
Posted By Constantine
I only have a single 20 gallon tank with shrimp...

I only have a single 20 gallon tank with shrimp and as I said before I live in Canada so shipping many of these things from the states are either really expensive or not viable. Plus I doubt that I...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-14-2012, 03:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 823
Posted By Constantine
I don't want them just basically living off of...

I don't want them just basically living off of gunk in in my tank. I want shrimp production in decent numbers and to sustain and develop a sizable colony. Plus id imagine after awhile they would run...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-14-2012, 03:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 823
Posted By Constantine
I don't think she ships to Canada.

I don't think she ships to Canada.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-14-2012, 02:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 823
Posted By Constantine
Isn't that stuff some kind of gel or powder or...

Isn't that stuff some kind of gel or powder or something like that?
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-14-2012, 02:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 823
Posted By Constantine
Any ones experience on any of these? New...

Any ones experience on any of these?

New Life Spectrum Crustacean Formula
Fluval Shrimp Granules
HBH Crab and Lobster Bites
Hikari Shrimp Cuisine

I don't really have the time to make fancy...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-14-2012, 02:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 823
Posted By Constantine
So no suggestions for food types?? Common guys...

So no suggestions for food types?? Common guys teach me your secrets! Give me a package and brand name.
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