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Forum: Tank Journals 04-13-2015, 09:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,000
Posted By MissileBear
*update* The powerhead driver was...

*update*

The powerhead driver was disassembled, parts swapped, and reassembled. While I cannot see any difference between the non functional housing and the new one, things are now working as...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-08-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,000
Posted By MissileBear
I hope so...I'm really not thrilled right now. ...

I hope so...I'm really not thrilled right now. Ecotech handles all warranty issues, so the original vendor would not replace the unit and gave me the number for Ecotech. After speaking with them,...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-07-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,000
Posted By MissileBear
*update* Stock has changed again - two of...

*update*

Stock has changed again - two of the tigers were removed as they were both attempting to mate with the same thin bar. A group of 7 Dicrossus filamentosus were added, as well as a few...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-03-2015, 11:39 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,901
Posted By MissileBear
BRS CaCl2 is dihydrate :D

BRS CaCl2 is dihydrate :D
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-03-2015, 07:58 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,901
Posted By MissileBear
I just received a reply back from GLA concerning...

I just received a reply back from GLA concerning their MgSO4. It is in fact heptahydrate:

"Hello!

You have Heptahydrate with a guaranteed analysis of:

9.7% Mg
9.7% Water soluble Mg
12%...
Forum: Lighting 03-25-2015, 08:45 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 22,290
Posted By MissileBear
Not trying to stir up the pot here....but where...

Not trying to stir up the pot here....but where are the success story pics? There are a few pics showing good growth on the first two pages, and 13 pages of discussion about the fixtures and why...
Forum: Equipment 03-25-2015, 08:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 433
Posted By MissileBear
I still use several of the Hydors - my Mini-M...

I still use several of the Hydors - my Mini-M uses one with a temp controller. I have never had an issue with these but have heard of plenty of accounts of issues with temperature. Knock on wood.
...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-25-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 760
Posted By MissileBear
Thanks for the input all. The pictures are...

Thanks for the input all.

The pictures are not exactly true to life - my Nokia phone camera only does so well. Color is quite a bit better in real life however these are not as vibrant as other...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-24-2015, 04:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 760
Posted By MissileBear
No additional shrimp have been added to the...

No additional shrimp have been added to the colony over time. All original shrimp were added at the same time however there shrimp from two different sellers (both were listed as PRL by the...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-24-2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 760
Posted By MissileBear
Pics; the red coloration is very different and...

Pics; the red coloration is very different and quite noticeable. All the shrimp seen in these pics are these separated, suspected WR shrimp.
...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-23-2015, 10:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 760
Posted By MissileBear
Chad - thank you for the reply. I posted this in...

Chad - thank you for the reply. I posted this in the first place because there is a potential trade in the mix....if I am trading for the value of PRLs, I want to get PRLs, if you know what I mean....
Forum: Substrate 03-23-2015, 10:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 920
Posted By MissileBear
I am also a big fan of PFS, as was my mentor. I...

I am also a big fan of PFS, as was my mentor. I would also suggest increasing your depth. If you are concerned about anerobic pockets, take a peek at the underside of the tank. If you have...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 03-23-2015, 10:22 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,901
Posted By MissileBear
MgSO4 x 7H2O can be in crystal form or powder...

MgSO4 x 7H2O can be in crystal form or powder form. MgSO4 x 7H2O is the most common as it is the most stable as it will not absorb large amounts of water from normal air. If you have doubts,...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-23-2015, 10:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,000
Posted By MissileBear
Thanks all. I'm pretty happy with the way it has...

Thanks all. I'm pretty happy with the way it has come along.

I already have drawn out the design for a custom W/D sump for this setup and submitted them to an acylic builder. This tank...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-23-2015, 09:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 760
Posted By MissileBear
Wine Reds found in PRL tank

A good friend of mine picked up about a dozen PRLs from a reputable seller about 10 months ago. For 8 months they have bred at a normal rate with no selective breeding performed.

Within the last...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 03-21-2015, 08:05 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,901
Posted By MissileBear
Sorry to miss your earlier question. Calcium...

Sorry to miss your earlier question.

Calcium chloride can be obtained in different forms. I used to purchase anyhydrous calcium chloride, but found that it readily absorbed too much moisture...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-21-2015, 03:33 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,425
Posted By MissileBear
Very nice! Those Columbian tetras look fat and...

Very nice! Those Columbian tetras look fat and happy.
Forum: Tank Journals 03-21-2015, 03:24 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,000
Posted By MissileBear
*update* The crypts have started to fill in....

*update*

The crypts have started to fill in. I have added a few Nana 'Petite" from my emersed tank and am trying to root them to the wood. I may as well had tied lettuce to the wood before- this...
Forum: Equipment 02-28-2015, 12:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 987
Posted By MissileBear
I will try and get some close up shots of several...

I will try and get some close up shots of several different Cerges reactors I have built. My new housing actually arrived today; sitting on my doorstep at home.

The hardest part IME is finding...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-27-2015, 11:26 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,901
Posted By MissileBear
+1 testing RO water with drop kits can give...

+1 testing RO water with drop kits can give wildly unreliable results. I use a TDS meter on my RO unit, which really is just to ensure that the membranes and such are doing their job.
Forum: Aquascaping 02-26-2015, 10:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,306
Posted By MissileBear
Amazon swords and many other Echinodorus...

Amazon swords and many other Echinodorus varieties can grow to mammoth sizes. I saw a single amazon sword take over a 10 gallon tank; it had 24" leaves and a rectangular 20" x 10" rootball. A local...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-26-2015, 10:05 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,901
Posted By MissileBear
I add ferts to the tanks directly and...

I add ferts to the tanks directly and individually as I don't always dose at the same time. Additionally, I use the same water for my snail tanks but I do not add ferts to said tanks.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-26-2015, 06:09 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,901
Posted By MissileBear
I use regular Canadian peat moss; think it came...

I use regular Canadian peat moss; think it came from Lowes/HD. It's free of additives and listed as organic (I would assume most will be "organic" as peat moss is simply cut out of the bog and not...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-25-2015, 03:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 998
Posted By MissileBear
Looking much better! Put up some more pics soon.

Looking much better! Put up some more pics soon.
Forum: Tank Journals 02-25-2015, 02:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 998
Posted By MissileBear
Looking much better! Put up some more pics soon.

Looking much better! Put up some more pics soon.
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