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Forum: DIY 01-12-2011, 06:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 824
Posted By TequariumLerro
Advocate what the other posters advised regarding...

Advocate what the other posters advised regarding dimensions and cost efficiency.

I saw a program on how aquariums are made. Very large ones require a sophisticated machine process, mainly due to...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 01-12-2011, 05:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 950
Posted By TequariumLerro
Sorry for the late reply. I'm from America but...

Sorry for the late reply. I'm from America but work in China. I recently returned to NYC. I didn't know that was a ghost shrimp. They have little pinchers that I have never noticed on ghost shrimp...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 01-12-2011, 05:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 817
Posted By TequariumLerro
That might be correct, although I didn't actually...

That might be correct, although I didn't actually look. I didn't want to disrupt things at the time but looked at a later time and saw a hint of what you stated.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 01-12-2011, 05:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 506
Posted By TequariumLerro
Those things were mysterious! Their set up was...

Those things were mysterious! Their set up was sufficient, but they just didn't last. I'm thinking it was a temperature thing. My room was quite cold, 16-22 degrees.

They were not fully aquatic...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 12-09-2010, 10:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 506
Posted By TequariumLerro
Watermelon Crab

Had 2 watermelon crabs that lasted about a week. Neither of them ate anything. They are numerous in supply at certain times in China unlike many other places. Also very inexpensive, less than 1 usd...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 12-09-2010, 10:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 950
Posted By TequariumLerro
Tried getting decent photos of the shrimps. They...

Tried getting decent photos of the shrimps. They are doing well and see them swimming in the open more often.
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 12-09-2010, 10:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,780
Posted By TequariumLerro
Thank you for the advice. I seldom use that...

Thank you for the advice. I seldom use that stuff unless I'm in a rush filling one up. These tanks already have been set up for a while. The fish have been doing well even the original ones. The...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 12-09-2010, 09:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 817
Posted By TequariumLerro
This thing sprout up over night

When I turned the light on, I didn't notice it until a bit later. Thought it was a piece of paper from a distance or maybe a moth. Looking at it closer, I new it was a mushroom. It stunk add looked...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 12-01-2010, 02:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 778
Posted By TequariumLerro
Keeping it down is harder than keeping it up. I...

Keeping it down is harder than keeping it up. I didn't have this problem during this past summer but did before. Now, it was hot outside (near the equator). I had no AC, just a fan. I sweat a lot...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 12-01-2010, 01:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,645
Posted By TequariumLerro
I don't have access to water chemistry kits, so I...

I don't have access to water chemistry kits, so I use a little carbon as I feel its better for fish. Doubt it strips away anything vital for plant life. After all, it is low tech. From my experience,...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 12-01-2010, 01:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,443
Posted By TequariumLerro
Depends on the type of plants. I just use light...

Depends on the type of plants. I just use light and a good substrate. I got some advice from a bio-chemist about a substitute for co2 and special ferts. He advised adding more fish as a way to...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 12-01-2010, 12:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 950
Posted By TequariumLerro
No fish, yet. Looking for some indigenous ones....

No fish, yet. Looking for some indigenous ones. Got shrimp in there. They are transparent so it is hard to see them, but are big. Those oranges are actually edible.
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 11-28-2010, 05:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 950
Posted By TequariumLerro
Provincial Mandarian Tree Biotope

Had this one in limbo for a few months. Planed a trip to a scenic spot but couldn't get much from that. I wanted to take stuff from a nature area; however, nearly all trips were in groups done with a...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 11-11-2010, 12:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 985
Posted By TequariumLerro
Those two are cute! I like your sense of humor,...

Those two are cute! I like your sense of humor, too.

Will turtles eat plants? I am thinking about getting a few. I have an enormous selection to choose from at low prices since I am in China. Need...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 11-11-2010, 12:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,780
Posted By TequariumLerro
You have addressed some good points. However, I...

You have addressed some good points. However, I have taken those questions into account directly after I made my first. I have made other more radical designs that didn't look good. One was an inner...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 11-09-2010, 01:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 944
Posted By TequariumLerro
Your tank's dimensions are highly suitable for...

Your tank's dimensions are highly suitable for your intended plan. However, expect to put a lot of time into this project. Sorry, I can't advise you about plants since I am not that knowledgeable so...
Forum: Aquascaping 11-09-2010, 11:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 509
Posted By TequariumLerro
Yes. I have put potted Crypt. on flat drift wood,...

Yes. I have put potted Crypt. on flat drift wood, while the potted part could not be seen as other plants were directly in front for my old Dutch style set up. There was slow but healthy growth of...
Forum: Aquascaping 11-09-2010, 11:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,194
Posted By TequariumLerro
Had that tinted situation when I first started...

Had that tinted situation when I first started aquascaping. Due to lack of knowledge, I thought it was the plants and not the drift wood but figured it out later. Filter didn't do anything to hinder...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-03-2010, 11:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 508
Posted By TequariumLerro
Seen a variety of those. Very dual functional but...

Seen a variety of those. Very dual functional but hard to clean.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-21-2010, 04:19 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,476
Posted By TequariumLerro
My situation is a little unique because I have...

My situation is a little unique because I have done this in China. The water has a heavy chlorine content because I could taste it when I rinse my mouth (no I don;t drink it).

Not too keen on...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-12-2010, 04:22 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,476
Posted By TequariumLerro
I have noticed from experience that changing the...

I have noticed from experience that changing the water less frequently seems to be better for the fish. When I switched to every 2 months, the inhabitants of my aquarium thrived. They had that really...
Forum: Aquascaping 09-10-2010, 04:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 942
Posted By TequariumLerro
Most sand could stay up against the glass at...

Most sand could stay up against the glass at about 6-8 cm high. You could start the slope at 2cm extending to 8cm for a distance of about 12-15cm. It shouldn"t settle too much. I measured this with a...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-10-2010, 03:35 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,476
Posted By TequariumLerro
You call that lazy? This is my lazy...

You call that lazy?

This is my lazy method:

I use a power head submerged in the tank with a long rubber tube attached to the intake. The tube leads to the bathroom or my kitchen sink...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-08-2010, 06:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,255
Posted By TequariumLerro
Those are great pics, and exactly the type that...

Those are great pics, and exactly the type that I'm looking for. Thanks for posting!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-06-2010, 05:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,463
Posted By TequariumLerro
Decide which fish appeal to you more and what...

Decide which fish appeal to you more and what type of set-up you want to do.

Are you planning on having heavily planted aquarium? If so then amazon would be a better choice. However, you might be...
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