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Forum: Substrate 07-10-2014, 04:15 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By zherico
So b) sounds good because of the the following: ...

So b) sounds good because of the the following:

With out any host for the parasites, would they be able to stay dormant yet become viable after a year plus?

Plus I believe adding mulm would...
Forum: Substrate 07-08-2014, 03:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 292
Posted By zherico
yep, i would say that would be the most...

yep, i would say that would be the most intelligent and safest approach. I'll follow your advice.

still curious to what others opinion is though....if just for conversation and debate ;)
Forum: Substrate 07-08-2014, 01:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 292
Posted By zherico
mulm...does it go bad/spoil?

lets see if i can make this short.....

i have a 75 gallon that has turned into a SWAMP from a year of neglect. There is about 4 inches of coarse gravel that has been sitting in the bottom with...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 01-24-2013, 09:55 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 12,000
Posted By zherico
Wow, that is rough indeed, and I'm sure they hit...

Wow, that is rough indeed, and I'm sure they hit you with nice "maintenance fees" every month too
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 01-24-2013, 09:48 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 12,000
Posted By zherico
Hey yall, Love all the enthusiasm about...

Hey yall,

Love all the enthusiasm about aquaponic systems. So I have a room in NJ with HUGE east facing windows which will provide light. I plan on setting up a 55 (fish) and a 30 (plants) tall...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-18-2013, 06:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 715
Posted By zherico
so if one were to add CSM+B dry fert into the DIY...

so if one were to add CSM+B dry fert into the DIY root tabs as well as regular osmocote then this would also suffice?
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-18-2013, 06:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 715
Posted By zherico
osmocote plus

So it seems to be the general consensus that Osmocote plus is the way to go. What is the difference that makes it so much better that other Osmocote products? any success stories with their other...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-18-2013, 05:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,179
Posted By zherico
support local growers!!! buy off the shop n swap...

support local growers!!! buy off the shop n swap section
Forum: Substrate 01-18-2013, 05:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 398
Posted By zherico
idk how much nutrients are actually in it....i...

idk how much nutrients are actually in it....i think its valuable for its CEC....but rinse it really, really well though
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-18-2013, 05:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,633
Posted By zherico
You can allways make your own root tabs by...

You can allways make your own root tabs by placing the root osmocote in potters clay (which has a nice CEC). Here is a link

http://aquaria.net/articles/DIY/plants/clay-balls/


Also as other...
Forum: Substrate 01-17-2013, 08:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 412
Posted By zherico
Cool, I was going to actually make little clay...

Cool, I was going to actually make little clay balls with the osmocote "pellets" inside. These are essentially root tabs that will be shoved into the substrate, so i don't think the osmocote...
Forum: Substrate 01-17-2013, 06:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 412
Posted By zherico
black beauty(blasting sand)

does anyone have any experience using black beauty (blasting sand) with DIY osmocote clay ball as substrate fertilization? am going to add a thin layer of peat on the bottom of the tank as well.
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Forum: Lighting 10-02-2012, 04:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 440
Posted By zherico
This is a late response but I know they make...

This is a late response but I know they make submersible LED's, or maybe find a set of bulbs that don't have a spectra that plants can utilize...like acetic blue (but I think that actually might...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 10-01-2012, 03:01 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 10,319
Posted By zherico
You'd prob have more luck asking that question on...

You'd prob have more luck asking that question on the invert forum.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-26-2012, 09:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 585
Posted By zherico
rodcuda, I love it!! and I think i already know...

rodcuda, I love it!! and I think i already know who will fall for it :)
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-26-2012, 05:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 585
Posted By zherico
Alright, good to know! Thank guys! Elppan, I...

Alright, good to know! Thank guys! Elppan, I have a similar experiences at work. My coworkers like to visit my tank, and often tell me all my shrimp are gone. I used to have a mini panic attack...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-25-2012, 07:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 585
Posted By zherico
Odd shrimp behavior

So the set up is a 5 gal nano with lots of moss set up at work and maybe a dozen yellow shrampies.

Sometimes they like to hang upside down from the surface of the water, picking at stuff from the...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 09-25-2012, 01:42 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 10,498
Posted By zherico
Don't be to hard on yourself!! I'm pretty sure we...

Don't be to hard on yourself!! I'm pretty sure we all go through points when we say "why am I doing this", esp. when rescaping! It looks good, enjoy your success :)
Forum: Tank Journals 05-10-2012, 08:20 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 52,711
Posted By zherico
can anyone give me suggestions about how they...

can anyone give me suggestions about how they obtained it? i am having trouble locating some in my area (Newark, NJ).

Also, I have read that some black beauty is actually iron slag, not silicate...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-10-2012, 08:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,949
Posted By zherico
Thats the Atlanta Aquarium, fantastic place. ...

Thats the Atlanta Aquarium, fantastic place. However I don't know if the sharks are still in it :/
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-10-2012, 04:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 998
Posted By zherico
I would space them, as the mud will probably...

I would space them, as the mud will probably travel once it melts.

One important thing to keep in mind is that ice floats.......
Forum: Tank Journals 05-10-2012, 03:58 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 52,711
Posted By zherico
since its a sand, its a silicate (SiO2) and is...

since its a sand, its a silicate (SiO2) and is there for inert. if you want a substrate to lower your pH I would suggest putting some peat in the bottom
Forum: Tank Journals 05-10-2012, 03:19 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 52,711
Posted By zherico
FYI, if you bought eco complete you would still...

FYI, if you bought eco complete you would still have to use root tabs and possible fert the water column, as there is not much nutrients in eco. what eco has is a good cec (cation exchange capacity)....
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-10-2012, 03:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 207
Posted By zherico
or any chain store where it has been found too...

or any chain store where it has been found too would be nice
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-10-2012, 02:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 207
Posted By zherico
black beauty

anyone know where to get black beauty sand from in north NJ, newark area?
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