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Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-16-2015, 05:18 PM
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Posted By jovonhaln
An update... My niece says she saw my...

An update...
My niece says she saw my big orange "shrimp" grabbing one of the "little blue ones" over the weekend! So....I guess a cpo does occasionally get a shrimp now and then. Maybe I...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 06-16-2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 193
Posted By jovonhaln
Great idea.!!! I tried to post yesterday.. all...

Great idea.!!! I tried to post yesterday.. all day...not sure what happened.... maybe this will get on. I tried putting the foam media juice (squeezed it and floated it for 30 minutes in the tank)...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 06-15-2015, 12:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 193
Posted By jovonhaln
substrate cycle questions

For the first time in recent memory I can't spare more than a cup or two of substrate for a new set up. I have cycled rocks(bigger), plants, wood and media (balls, matrix, noodles , foam etc). The...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-11-2015, 11:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 467
Posted By jovonhaln
I now have 3 cpo in my neocaridinia tank (an 18"...

I now have 3 cpo in my neocaridinia tank (an 18" +/-4 gallon). I have tiny "peewee's" big 1.5" cherry shrimp, blue,s etc. Most shrimp seem much to quick for the crayfish and keeping them fed also...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 03-25-2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 585
Posted By jovonhaln
Thanks I will do that. Since my tanks mostly fall...

Thanks I will do that. Since my tanks mostly fall into the nano catagory, 4-8 gallons, I am using 1/16- 1/8 teaspoons of the dry adjusters (Equilibrium etc). and literally drops (1/4 - 1/2 ml) of...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 03-24-2015, 11:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 585
Posted By jovonhaln
update

the water changes have helped.... sitting at around 20 on the (still uncalibrated) api nitrate test. Not sure what's up or if I can stop water changes....put in a few German blue rams from another...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 03-19-2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 585
Posted By jovonhaln
Wow! Thanks for quick responses all First...

Wow! Thanks for quick responses all
First yea, I guess all things considered it's still pretty new so maybe it needs time. My checker is still reading low co2 but you know how long they take and...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 03-19-2015, 11:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 585
Posted By jovonhaln
nitrates thru the roof in a 36" 7 gal. only plants

I have set up a new tank using a flourite substrate (carib sea) approx 10 plants and 1 cycled filter and 1 new filter (media I mean. Nothing else except driftwood from a stocked tank (discus). Ph 7.4...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-24-2013, 03:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 488
Posted By jovonhaln
Hydra!

I have an established tank, a 32" 5gal. DIY that has been set up since...gosh months& months with no new plants or livestock or even live food in at least 5 months. All of a sudden I see hydra. At...
Forum: DIY 06-15-2013, 06:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 575
Posted By jovonhaln
yeah

the guy I get my daphnia from says the same he has a tank outside and never does anything doesn't even bring em in in the winter... must be the green water. He gave me the idea for the yeast &...
Forum: DIY 06-15-2013, 02:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 575
Posted By jovonhaln
can't keep my daphnia alive....

I have a 1.5 gallon plastic tank taller than wide (maybe 12" 7") I fill with aquarium water when I buy daphnia. For some reason I can't get them to grow. I use 1 quart of water with a half teaspoon...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-15-2013, 11:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 718
Posted By jovonhaln
Glasscages.com Sells em but unless you can meet...

Glasscages.com Sells em but unless you can meet the truck I would bet diy is much cheaper.
And diy is much easier than you would think. The smaller ones for sure. A 8 gal 36" I made
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 05-16-2013, 04:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 344
Posted By jovonhaln
me too!

I am with you.. . I too have been keeping fish on and off since the 70's and recently returned after a long hiatus. Things have changed! So many choices.. .and tanks are expensive now! I was at my...
Forum: Plants 05-12-2013, 03:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 783
Posted By jovonhaln
Giod news! Nice n easy. Thanks all.

Giod news! Nice n easy. Thanks all.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-12-2013, 01:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 527
Posted By jovonhaln
Darn spell check "them" employment go...

Darn spell check "them" employment go figure!
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-12-2013, 01:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 527
Posted By jovonhaln
Yeah, I think I'll leave some of employment...

Yeah, I think I'll leave some of employment together just to see.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-11-2013, 02:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 527
Posted By jovonhaln
Wow Soothing thats good news. Can I put crystals...

Wow Soothing thats good news. Can I put crystals with neos?

Got that backwards but it doesn't matter you covered it all. Thanks.

I guess what I meant to ask was;
Will my neo's breed...
Forum: Plants 05-11-2013, 01:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 783
Posted By jovonhaln
dwarf Lily bulbs...

I just got 3-5 dwarf Lily (2 L's?), looks like 1 has more than one growth. Do I plant the bulb deep or just about 1/2 to 3/4's in the substrate? Now I have them sitting there.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-11-2013, 01:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 527
Posted By jovonhaln
shrimp mix?

Has anybody ever seen a post showing which species breed with which? I would like to keep my crystal reds with my cherry reds or my pumpkins but I don't want to ruin the strains or end up with a...
Forum: Fish 04-25-2013, 12:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 345
Posted By jovonhaln
yep

I agree I almost always buy the youngest fish possible so I can watch em grow and learn. Also so I can feed them well and hope for prime examples of the species. It took me 3 months to find someone...
Forum: Fish 04-24-2013, 11:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 777
Posted By jovonhaln
Yeah those look nice. My rams from those guys...

Yeah those look nice. My rams from those guys shipped tuesday . As you can see I didn't sleep much
Forum: Fish 04-24-2013, 11:05 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 172
Posted By jovonhaln
gravid barb

I was reading a post and wanted to ask about a possible pregnant cherry barb and what happens if she doesn't breed. I have one that's less colorful and much fatter but not ill with dropsy etc. Sorry...
Forum: Fish 04-24-2013, 10:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 345
Posted By jovonhaln
tiny kings

My nickel sized baby discus so small they hid behind the outlet of they're 55 gal. so I moved em into another for some grow out time. the filter discharge outlet. They were so used to the empty...
Forum: DIY 04-24-2013, 03:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 617
Posted By jovonhaln
Yeah me to I got em from the breeder here on...

Yeah me to I got em from the breeder here on the forum. I have several regulars in another tank. I plan to use all 3 shelves of a rack I have for planted ram tanks.
Forum: Substrate 04-24-2013, 03:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 888
Posted By jovonhaln
All the previous folks are right about testing...

All the previous folks are right about testing water it's almost a must. The smaller tanks can change rapidly.
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