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Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   05-10-2016, 03:02 AM
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Posted By ItsDubC
Thanks for the feedback! I have kept quite a few...

Thanks for the feedback! I have kept quite a few successful NPTs in the past but only experimented w/ Excel in two of them. Filterless never seemed to be a problem but perhaps I may have seen...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   05-10-2016, 01:02 AM
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Views: 268
Posted By ItsDubC
Some Excel Questions

I'm not new to Excel but I can't find any solid answers to some questions I've always had about it so I was hoping all the awesome people here might be able to help. Excel's not a fert so I wasn't...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-01-2016, 02:00 AM
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Posted By ItsDubC
Interesting read, thx. I had these rocks in a...

Interesting read, thx. I had these rocks in a tank for 1.5 yrs and the P. simulans were fine the entire time, not really sure if it was the cause for other fish/invert deaths tho. I believe there...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-29-2016, 02:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 617
Posted By ItsDubC
Hmm slag looks pretty on-point too. I got this...

Hmm slag looks pretty on-point too. I got this from an LFS maybe 3 yrs ago. I just went to that LFS yesterday and they no longer sell it. What kinds of things go into slag that make it unsuitable...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-27-2016, 08:30 PM
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Views: 617
Posted By ItsDubC
Wow I'd never heard of feather rock but some of...

Wow I'd never heard of feather rock but some of the image search results I get are pretty much right on the money!

It actually doesn't float but it is fairly close to being that light. Good tip...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-27-2016, 01:07 AM
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Views: 617
Posted By ItsDubC
Appreciate the responses! I thought it might be...

Appreciate the responses! I thought it might be pumice but every time I do a Google image search for pumice rocks, they look round and completely porous instead of like these.

I have used them...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-26-2016, 10:14 PM
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Views: 617
Posted By ItsDubC
What Kind of Rock is This?

Anyone know what kind of rock this is and if it's inert? On certain faces it looks like pumice but on others it doesn't have the same porosity. If I break it in half, the inside is porous just like...
Forum: Current-USA and Ecoxotic   10-08-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 638
Posted By ItsDubC
Thanks for the response. Ya I tried some...

Thanks for the response. Ya I tried some moonlight for a while and wasn't a huge fan (any color set at 1 looked artificial and white set at 1 actually looked too bright), so my moonlight setting now...
Forum: Current-USA and Ecoxotic   10-07-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 638
Posted By ItsDubC
E-Series "Siesta" Period?

I am the proud owner of an E-60 and was wondering what the options might be, if any, for creating a mid-day break in my lighting schedule. I have always had two separate photoperiods per day in my...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   07-17-2014, 03:56 PM
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Views: 460
Posted By ItsDubC
Most people don't keep multis in planted tanks,...

Most people don't keep multis in planted tanks, let alone a single one by itself. Even if you could keep one in a tank that size, it would definitely not be happy. Tanganyikan shell dwellers in...
Forum: Plants   11-08-2013, 07:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 921
Posted By ItsDubC
Definitely let that grow out a bit more! I would...

Definitely let that grow out a bit more! I would never think marsilea would be able to grow that fast, but stranger things have happened. Hydrocotyles grow quickly, so maybe it's some type of that?
Forum: Plants   11-02-2013, 11:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 711
Posted By ItsDubC
Hmm... tough to judge size based on the pic...

Hmm... tough to judge size based on the pic provided. Denser growth tho... could it be possible that you had Hottonia palustris?
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   10-31-2013, 03:27 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,803
Posted By ItsDubC
Here's what I understand: You can off-gas...

Here's what I understand:

You can off-gas chlorine in your tap water by just letting it sit out for a day or two, but chloramines will remain. A single in-line carbon filter won't provide...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   10-30-2013, 07:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 843
Posted By ItsDubC
I've been told that if you ever see them walking...

I've been told that if you ever see them walking around and grabbing food from the substrate, then they're not getting the food they need from sifting the water column. If that's the case, then...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   10-29-2013, 10:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 843
Posted By ItsDubC
Pretty sure my local Petcos sell these. Very cool...

Pretty sure my local Petcos sell these. Very cool to watch.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   10-29-2013, 10:23 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,803
Posted By ItsDubC
I personally treat my tap water w/ Prime BEFORE...

I personally treat my tap water w/ Prime BEFORE putting it in the tank. Might wanna give that a shot.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   05-11-2012, 02:37 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,594
Posted By ItsDubC
Cory hastatus or habrosus?

Cory hastatus or habrosus?
Forum: Plants   04-18-2012, 12:29 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 12,403
Posted By ItsDubC
Awesome guide. Thanks for taking the time to do...

Awesome guide. Thanks for taking the time to do this. Very useful!

Floating water sprite has helped me nip an algae problem in the bud in the past, tho I never really knew how to plant it.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   04-17-2012, 07:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,876
Posted By ItsDubC
Been using Prime for years. It's second nature...

Been using Prime for years. It's second nature for me to not breathe through my nose when I open the bottle lol
Forum: Plants   04-15-2012, 05:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 761
Posted By ItsDubC
Weeping moss & Madagascar lace plant

Weeping moss & Madagascar lace plant
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   04-15-2012, 04:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 12,608
Posted By ItsDubC
As already mentioned, you can add shrimp very...

As already mentioned, you can add shrimp very soon if you've planted heavily enough. I have read of ppl even adding fauna the exact same day they set up a heavily planted tank w/ no casualties, tho I...
Forum: Plants   04-12-2012, 06:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,200
Posted By ItsDubC
I was wondering the same thing a few weeks ago. ...

I was wondering the same thing a few weeks ago. I saw a pic of Japan red and it didn't seem that different from my Rotala mac. Judging from online photos, Rotala mac seems to have a wide range of...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   04-12-2012, 06:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 898
Posted By ItsDubC
Is there driftwood in this tank that releases a...

Is there driftwood in this tank that releases a lot of tannins? If so, try taking it out to see what effect it has on pH.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   04-12-2012, 01:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 544
Posted By ItsDubC
Way to go, Hitch! :icon_lol:

Way to go, Hitch! :icon_lol:
Forum: Fish   04-12-2012, 01:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,296
Posted By ItsDubC
I saw this in the Amsterdam airport. The tanks...

I saw this in the Amsterdam airport. The tanks were pristine and I thought it was cool, but I was more interested in finding out what kind of fish it was than getting a pedicure lol
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