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Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-07-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,422
Posted By Knotyoureality
Ugly? Nope, not at all. But then, I don't demand...

Ugly? Nope, not at all. But then, I don't demand that everything in my tank be some shiny happy color. I LIKE things to look natural and blend in and surprise me when I see them. The individual...
Forum: Plants 04-07-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 303
Posted By Knotyoureality
Not impossible, just highly improbable. Gotta'...

Not impossible, just highly improbable. Gotta' figure out of the hundreds of thousands of such set ups created over the decades, at least a few will be well enough balanced to survive a lengthy...
Forum: Plants 04-03-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 338
Posted By Knotyoureality
-1 on Anubias only growing from a "tip". They'll...

-1 on Anubias only growing from a "tip". They'll readily put up new growth from segments cut all along the rhizome and readily put up new growth if an area has the older leaves clipped out.
...
Forum: Fish 04-03-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 357
Posted By Knotyoureality
If you're worried about the water change--just...

If you're worried about the water change--just drain the water out into jugs and return it to the tank when you're done.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 03-28-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 482
Posted By Knotyoureality
You're actually better off cutting the roots than...

You're actually better off cutting the roots than "twirling them". Used to do it that way myself, but over time I found--on moving the plants again--that the twirled roots died fairly quickly.
...
Forum: Substrate 03-27-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 616
Posted By Knotyoureality
Seachem Fluorite is too large a particle size to...

Seachem Fluorite is too large a particle size to 'cap' with sand--the sand works its way to the bottom in an incredibly short time.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 02-20-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 371
Posted By Knotyoureality
Nope. I've got all sorts of "empties" around the...

Nope. I've got all sorts of "empties" around the house--blank canvases and watercolor paper, boxes of yarn and fabric, stacks of aida cloth and linen, bundles of silk floss and, yes, a scattering of...
Forum: Substrate 02-13-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 940
Posted By Knotyoureality
+1 Personally, I just keep my filter media wet...

+1 Personally, I just keep my filter media wet and do a couple extra water changes during the next week or so (usually needed to clear up any lingering cloudiness from the new substrate and/or...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-13-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 890
Posted By Knotyoureality
+1 While *increasing* oxygen content to a tank...

+1 While *increasing* oxygen content to a tank can help with many problems, it's pretty hard to end up with an oxygen deficiency in a tank, especially with existent water movement and plants, except...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 02-13-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 477
Posted By Knotyoureality
The snail, btw, is a malaysian trumpet snail. ...

The snail, btw, is a malaysian trumpet snail. Won't harm your plants or shrimp; will burrow in the substrate, clean up excess food and any decaying plant material.

Will also reproduce like mad....
Forum: Fish 02-12-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 475
Posted By Knotyoureality
+1 Females are a plain silvery grey. If it's...

+1 Females are a plain silvery grey. If it's showing color, it's male.

As to the gender mix...
While I've succesfully kept a single pair- male/female--and had the female remain healthy...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 02-12-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 316
Posted By Knotyoureality
Fiddle with my other tanks, cull my cull tank,...

Fiddle with my other tanks, cull my cull tank, re-organize the fish-stuff storage cabinets, research prices on new shrimp types to where the prices are trending, call my mom and listen to her gripe...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 02-12-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,342
Posted By Knotyoureality
If they can find buyers at that price, why...

If they can find buyers at that price, why shouldn't they? Supply and demand. The java fern that's a nuiscance in my tank is a valuable plant to someone who can't find it in their market. Certainly...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 02-12-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,342
Posted By Knotyoureality
While quite a few folks I know would love to have...

While quite a few folks I know would love to have a fish tank, they simply travel too much or move too often for fish to be a good option.

Dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, even bugs are pretty easy...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-12-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,225
Posted By Knotyoureality
rofl

rofl
Forum: Fish 02-11-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 405
Posted By Knotyoureality
+1 Most fish are overfed and even those that are...

+1 Most fish are overfed and even those that are getting appropriate food levels can go a long period without food without adverse affect. At 2-3 days I don't change the routine at all; if I'm going...
Forum: Lighting 02-11-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 303
Posted By Knotyoureality
If the light levels are too high you can also: ...

If the light levels are too high you can also:

Add a biological light screen with floating plants.
Add a mechanical light screen with window screening, egg-crate, tinted film on the cover (if...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 02-11-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 741
Posted By Knotyoureality
There's really no absolute definition for...

There's really no absolute definition for low/high tech and just about everyone will give you somewhat different go-/no-go points for each according to their own standards.

For the most part,...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 02-07-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 486
Posted By Knotyoureality
I probably joined eight or nine aquarium related...

I probably joined eight or nine aquarium related forums when I started getting serious about planted tanks-but after a couple months I'd narrowed it down until I was only active here.

TPT is the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-07-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 396
Posted By Knotyoureality
Anubias are pretty sturdy; so long as the rhizome...

Anubias are pretty sturdy; so long as the rhizome is healthy they can frequently come back from next to nothing. I recently trimmed up a piece to fit in a planted vase and was left with a bare...
Forum: Aquascaping 02-06-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 991
Posted By Knotyoureality
The article gives the answer: the artist uses...

The article gives the answer: the artist uses plaster and other materials to build the landscapes in an aquarium, floods it, then uses various powders to create the clouds and fog--a very temporary...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 02-06-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,526
Posted By Knotyoureality
You'll find every sort of shrimp tank out...

You'll find every sort of shrimp tank out there---from immaculately groomed, carpeted set ups, to bare bottoms to tangled jungles.

Mine varies--every few months I go in and trim things up, sort...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-05-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,050
Posted By Knotyoureality
Might be the first *planted* tank at a carwash,...

Might be the first *planted* tank at a carwash, but certainly not the first tank. One of my favorite carwashes has a huge salt water tank in the customer waiting area.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-05-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 393
Posted By Knotyoureality
Yep, I sandwich a layer of loose floss inbetween...

Yep, I sandwich a layer of loose floss inbetween sponge pads in my HOB and intank filters and change out the floss roughly every other water change. No doubt there's a reduction in bacteria levels,...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-05-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 922
Posted By Knotyoureality
Yep, folks always talk about plecos being poop...

Yep, folks always talk about plecos being poop machines, but between the 20 or so adult rams horns and the mature BN pleco housed with them, the snails win hands down in the poop department.
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