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Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-04-2015, 01:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 344
Posted By jasonpatterson
It's not a huge issue, but when your weather is...

It's not a huge issue, but when your weather is such that you feel comfortable shipping shrimp in order to get pretty ones, if you do have males you're going to have a whole bunch of not so pretty...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-27-2015, 01:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 193
Posted By jasonpatterson
That makes a lot more sense. I was thinking this...

That makes a lot more sense. I was thinking this was some sort of pool testing service you were using that gave you a comprehensive water quality report. They usually separate sodium from chloride...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-26-2015, 11:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 193
Posted By jasonpatterson
I'm suspicious of the 300 ppm sodium, 550 ppm...

I'm suspicious of the 300 ppm sodium, 550 ppm total. If it's truly sodium ions they're giving in the sodium measurement, they have to be paired with an anion of some sort to maintain a neutral...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-26-2015, 09:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 193
Posted By jasonpatterson
Just to ask the silly questions: 1. Are you...

Just to ask the silly questions:
1. Are you adding "aquarium salt" or any other conditioning agents or shrimp breeding foolishness to the tank?
2. Are you doing water changes or topping off the...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 06-26-2015, 12:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 356
Posted By jasonpatterson
I'd just stick with tap water, treated with prime...

I'd just stick with tap water, treated with prime to remove the chlorine. The level of fluoride in the water is below what will cause problems, though it will help prevent tooth decay. The tap...
Forum: Equipment 06-23-2015, 11:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 216
Posted By jasonpatterson
Oxygen tanks are readily available for welding...

Oxygen tanks are readily available for welding purposes, not that that applies here. In any case, a standard air pump is not going to produce the pressure required to run a diffuser.

Is there...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-23-2015, 10:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 295
Posted By jasonpatterson
You're reasonably close to msjinkzd...

You're reasonably close to msjinkzd (http://msjinkzd.com/stocklist/); she has pygmy cories for $2.50 each, a very reasonable price.

You would need a whole lot more plants before the level of...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 06-22-2015, 02:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 439
Posted By jasonpatterson
Plants have substantially more complicated...

Plants have substantially more complicated metabolic systems than algae do. It's not surprising that the two groups differ.

This data sheet says...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-21-2015, 09:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 762
Posted By jasonpatterson
Some googling leads to it being classified as a...

Some googling leads to it being classified as a species of special concern, one step away from threatened and legally protected in Minnesota (http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/ets/index.html). (That is,...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 06-21-2015, 08:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 924
Posted By jasonpatterson
SAE = Siamese Algae Eater, a particular species...

SAE = Siamese Algae Eater, a particular species of algae eating fish that will munch on most types of algae. They're different from the standard "algae eater" sold in stores. If you can find them,...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-20-2015, 10:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 403
Posted By jasonpatterson
Did you actually cycle the filter at any point? ...

Did you actually cycle the filter at any point? Time alone won't do the job; you have to establish the right bacteria by providing a low level source of ammonia and then continue feeding the filter...
Forum: Algae 06-20-2015, 10:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 297
Posted By jasonpatterson
Even with a decent pH meter that has recently...

Even with a decent pH meter that has recently been calibrated, pH measurements are a bit fuzzy. KH is worse using an indicator/drop method. Finally, the chart assumes ideal conditions, which we...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 06-20-2015, 02:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 333
Posted By jasonpatterson
Even if you're buying sorta-RO water that has...

Even if you're buying sorta-RO water that has stuff in it, it's starting at GH = 3, which is fairly soft. Something you're doing is quadrupling the hardness and skyrocketing dissolved carbonates,...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-20-2015, 01:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 242
Posted By jasonpatterson
Here is a shrimp interbreeding chart...

Here is a shrimp interbreeding chart (http://aquarium-shops.com/wp-content/themes/directorypress/thumbs/shrimp-crossbreeding-chart-JPG.jpg). There are other charts, some larger, but there are a...
Forum: Equipment 06-19-2015, 05:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,733
Posted By jasonpatterson
If the CO2 tank is installed below the level of...

If the CO2 tank is installed below the level of the diffuser, having the inlet on the bottom of the diffuser makes a more direct path for the tubing. If you put the inlet on the top of the diffuser,...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 06-19-2015, 02:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 201
Posted By jasonpatterson
You can't hurt anything by letting it go an extra...

You can't hurt anything by letting it go an extra day or two (as long as you continue feeding it ammonia.) It does take a little while for the nitrite --> nitrate bacteria to get established. That...
Forum: Aquascaping 06-19-2015, 01:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 288
Posted By jasonpatterson
Quite a lot - swords have extensive root systems....

Quite a lot - swords have extensive root systems. You can turn off your filter/powerheads/air pumps and use a largish hose to siphon water as you uproot the thing and pull it out (then reconnect...
Forum: DIY 06-19-2015, 12:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 538
Posted By jasonpatterson
Do you have any HVAC friends who might be into...

Do you have any HVAC friends who might be into this kind of thing? I know that most of what they do is crimp connections and the like, but who knows?
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-18-2015, 03:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 258
Posted By jasonpatterson
Do you have any equipment at all to use that is...

Do you have any equipment at all to use that is left over from your other fishy endeavours? (An air pump, power head, spare filter, that sort of thing?)

If you're trying to do this on a budget,...
Forum: DIY 06-18-2015, 03:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 538
Posted By jasonpatterson
Any appliance repair place should have someone...

Any appliance repair place should have someone who can solder. You've got a 10 second job, basically, it just needs a proper soldering iron to make it happen. From the look of the thing, you could...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-18-2015, 03:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 209
Posted By jasonpatterson
Why? Soap works, and unless you're terrible at...

Why? Soap works, and unless you're terrible at rinsing, there's no reason not to use it. With Black Diamond, unless you use a small amount of soap in the substrate rinsing process, you're putting...
Forum: Fish 06-17-2015, 11:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 224
Posted By jasonpatterson
It's entirely possible, probable even, that it...

It's entirely possible, probable even, that it will spread to other fish; the tetras just got it first. By the time you can see it on fish (assuming these aren't brand new to the tank) it has been...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-17-2015, 11:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 731
Posted By jasonpatterson
No schedule at all. I keep my tank maintenance...

No schedule at all. I keep my tank maintenance as simple as possible.

Three tanks never get water changes, just RO top offs. The filters get cleaned when they slow down.

High tech tank gets...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-17-2015, 05:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 456
Posted By jasonpatterson
I have wanted to keep these since the day I first...

I have wanted to keep these since the day I first saw them, but I'm too much of a chicken to bite the bullet and spend the money on them. I wish you the best of luck.
Forum: Fish 06-17-2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 430
Posted By jasonpatterson
I love pygmy cories, personally. They're cute...

I love pygmy cories, personally. They're cute and lively and school well. Msjinkzd (http://msjinkzd.com/) has them for a reasonable price, as does Aquatic Arts...
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