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Forum: Equipment 05-12-2015, 06:40 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By aquarist
I bought several from no ebay links allowed They come from China...

I bought several from no ebay links allowed They come from China so the shipping isn't the fastest, but they are cheap and work well, it is a good idea to order a few to make it worth the time to ship them. The...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-03-2015, 06:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,028
Posted By aquarist
You can adjust the amount of food that comes out...

You can adjust the amount of food that comes out of the automatic feeders usually by glueing a piece of index card or plastic o cover the opening, this can greatly reduce the amount of food that...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-03-2015, 05:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,028
Posted By aquarist
You can try feeding them really well in the week...

You can try feeding them really well in the week leading up to your vacation, then get a couple nice fat zucchini and put them into the aquarium. Usually you want to boil the zucchini to break down...
Forum: Plants 05-02-2015, 02:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 493
Posted By aquarist
Depending on when you bought and received them,...

Depending on when you bought and received them, if it is still within a reasonable amount of time I would be asking for a refund, and buy from a different source. Every since tissue culture plants...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-30-2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 812
Posted By aquarist
Wow, I don't see why people buy stuff like this!...

Wow, I don't see why people buy stuff like this! When you can get a 10g for $10 during the petco sale, why would you spend $25-$50 on a 2.5g or 5g aquarium. Products like this just goes to show you...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-28-2015, 02:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 651
Posted By aquarist
Your LFS will not want to pay much for it, if...

Your LFS will not want to pay much for it, if they are selling it for $4 a portion then will want to pay you less than a quarter per portion. This is just my experience in the past, I have friends...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 04-24-2015, 04:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 362
Posted By aquarist
Just a word of advice, if you are buying plants...

Just a word of advice, if you are buying plants from one of the big box Pet stores keep in mind they sell non-aquatic plants as aquatic.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-20-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 769
Posted By aquarist
PFR should be painted fire red

PFR should be painted fire red
Forum: Lighting 04-20-2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 458
Posted By aquarist
Some people love their Finnex lamps, and other...

Some people love their Finnex lamps, and other have had problems with them. So it is ultimately up to what you want to do, if you are looking for budget leds around the finnex price there only a few...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 04-20-2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 362
Posted By aquarist
Eco complete is a nice substrate, I have it in...

Eco complete is a nice substrate, I have it in one of my smaller tanks and plan on putting it in my 180g once I plant it. I'm not sure about the kitty litter thing, I know some people use it and it's...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 04-18-2015, 07:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 362
Posted By aquarist
Hello fellow NCer, Sounds like you are off...

Hello fellow NCer,

Sounds like you are off to a good start, passion is key in this hobby, anyone can have a tank full of fish, but when you start adding in plants that is when it can get a little...
Forum: Algae 04-18-2015, 06:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 309
Posted By aquarist
You can go as low as six hours but you may see...

You can go as low as six hours but you may see some ill effects. What I would suggest is to go ahead and up your po4 dosing and see how that works out for you, maybe take it to 5ppm for a while and...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 04-18-2015, 01:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 186
Posted By aquarist
Hello and welcome! That is a really cool setup!...

Hello and welcome! That is a really cool setup! I've wanted to do something similar for a long time and cannot wait to get into a house in the next couple of years so I can. I've wanted to have a...
Forum: Equipment 04-18-2015, 01:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 144
Posted By aquarist
They should be, I don't see why they wouldn't be....

They should be, I don't see why they wouldn't be. But you can get a 24oz tank from wal-mart here in the states for around $24 I believe. You may want to check there before you spend $30 on that one.
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 04-18-2015, 01:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 620
Posted By aquarist
A lot of times a vendor will pay return shipping...

A lot of times a vendor will pay return shipping to avoid a negative review. If you do choose to leave a negative review just make sure you state that you read the description and didn't think "Color...
Forum: Algae 04-18-2015, 01:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 309
Posted By aquarist
You are correct, GSA is usually caused by low...

You are correct, GSA is usually caused by low po4, but it can be caused by other things, like too much light, poor water flow, and low co2, but you aren't injecting co2 so that shouldn't be a factor....
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 04-18-2015, 01:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 620
Posted By aquarist
If it were me and I was unhappy with the item I...

If it were me and I was unhappy with the item I would return it. I see where it says color added, but I'm not sure that would cover spray painting them, just seems like a poor description to try and...
Forum: Plants 04-17-2015, 07:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 308
Posted By aquarist
Kinda looks like staghorn algae, but I could be...

Kinda looks like staghorn algae, but I could be mistaken. Here is a picture of staghorn algae I got from google.

http://www.vitaplant.cz/data/image/obrazky_clanky/staghorn1.jpg
Forum: Equipment 04-08-2015, 03:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 728
Posted By aquarist
This has happened a few times for me with the...

This has happened a few times for me with the Fluval filters, which are pretty much the same as the Aqualear series, what I do it unplug everything, empty the filter, then remove the impeller then...
Forum: Fish 04-07-2015, 09:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 556
Posted By aquarist
You don't need glass aquariums, you can go to the...

You don't need glass aquariums, you can go to the hardware store and get some 5 gallon buckets and you will have plenty of space to store fish and plants, this will even allow you to separate your...
Forum: Aquascaping 04-07-2015, 08:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 630
Posted By aquarist
Can you let us know what source you found? I have...

Can you let us know what source you found? I have been interested in getting some of these stones as well.
Forum: Equipment 04-06-2015, 12:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 634
Posted By aquarist
Good question, I am also curious.

Good question, I am also curious.
Forum: Equipment 04-04-2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 297
Posted By aquarist
Oh you are using a dual stage regulator, try...

Oh you are using a dual stage regulator, try bumping it up it on the second stage and see what happens.
Forum: Equipment 04-04-2015, 04:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 297
Posted By aquarist
2.5 psi? When I had a single aquarium hooked up...

2.5 psi? When I had a single aquarium hooked up to my regulator I think I was running around 30psi, and now with two aquariums around 50psi. You can slowly up the psi and see if that helps out some,...
Forum: Equipment 04-04-2015, 04:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 311
Posted By aquarist
I don't think you will have a problem with that...

I don't think you will have a problem with that ph swing, as long as it isn't happening like an hour later or something like that. If you are super concerned with it you can always get some ph buffer...
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