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Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-10-2012, 10:59 PM
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Views: 1,949
Posted By HammerJoe
I had some time to waste today so I decided to do...

I had some time to waste today so I decided to do some experiments.
My water well comes out pretty hard as I already mentioned above:
Well water:
PH : > 7.8
GH : 10
KH : 15

I have one of...
Forum: Lighting 06-07-2012, 04:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,718
Posted By HammerJoe
Im a bit concerned about the Kelvin numbers for...

Im a bit concerned about the Kelvin numbers for the fixture 7K and 10K.
I dont know if the same is true for Leds, but with Fluorescents 6.5K lamps produce really nice natural colors.
Wont the tank...
Forum: Equipment 06-07-2012, 04:36 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,865
Posted By HammerJoe
NICE! Im guessing this will be over $200.00...

NICE!
Im guessing this will be over $200.00 thou. :(
Its looks pretty nice.
Forum: Equipment 06-07-2012, 02:08 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,865
Posted By HammerJoe
Do you have a link for that model? And how does...

Do you have a link for that model? And how does it compare to the Finnex?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-07-2012, 01:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 259
Posted By HammerJoe
I keep reading that the Finnex unit is better...

I keep reading that the Finnex unit is better than the Marineland one.
I am concerned that getting one of these units will lead to an Algae disaster without going hitech with CO2 and fertilizers.
...
Forum: Equipment 06-06-2012, 05:59 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,865
Posted By HammerJoe
Is there a consensus yet of which fixture is...

Is there a consensus yet of which fixture is better for plants and looks?
the Marineland double led or the finnex ray II?

I am looking at getting one of these for my 10gal tank (with plans to...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-06-2012, 02:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 259
Posted By HammerJoe
For a 10/20gal tank which is better?

Hello,

I want to get a LED system for my current 10gal tank (which I hope to upgrade to a 20gal in the future) and I was wondering which of the Marineland double LED (18") or the Finnex II...
Forum: DIY 06-01-2012, 04:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 733
Posted By HammerJoe
Any updates by the OP? I would like to see what...

Any updates by the OP?
I would like to see what it looks like on the tank. :)

I plan on doing the same to my 10gal shrimp tank and I am wondering how should the fan be positioned?
Vertical to...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-31-2012, 02:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,949
Posted By HammerJoe
That is my concern. I wonder how long the...

That is my concern. I wonder how long the substrate will be able to buffer the PH of my well water.
Thats why Im wondering if I should use PH down with every water change to increase the lifespan of...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-31-2012, 01:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,949
Posted By HammerJoe
I had 4liters sitting on a bucket for two days...

I had 4liters sitting on a bucket for two days and I tested it today.
PH is still out charts (my test kit only goes to 7.6) so little change there.
GH has dropped to 7 and kh is 12.

So PH might...
Forum: Lighting 05-30-2012, 05:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,195
Posted By HammerJoe
I came across this thread. I would also like to...

I came across this thread.
I would also like to know what the K rating for that bulb is too?
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-29-2012, 01:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,949
Posted By HammerJoe
No plastic plants. :) I have to use those...

No plastic plants. :)
I have to use those ceramic things to hold the plants down as the gravel cant do it.
As for the water I dont usually let it sit before doing water changes but Im going to...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-29-2012, 01:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,949
Posted By HammerJoe
I need to update my tank pic but here it is a...

I need to update my tank pic but here it is a couple weeks ago.
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/shrimp-other-invertebrates/174556-need-opinions-about-my-new-10gal.html
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-29-2012, 01:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,949
Posted By HammerJoe
hmmm something is lowering it because when I test...

hmmm something is lowering it because when I test the water GH hovers around 4-5.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-28-2012, 11:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,949
Posted By HammerJoe
Tonight I tested my well water to see what it...

Tonight I tested my well water to see what it looks like.
PH over 7.6 (thats the highest the kit goes)
GH 10

The fluval substract must be the one that corrects the water and bring the ph and gh...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-28-2012, 02:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 204
Posted By HammerJoe
Q about rocks, wood etc

I have been reading about shrimp keeping and some of the concerns that usually pops up is about the type of rocks or wood used in a shrimp tank.
Im just wondering what else can they do besides...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-28-2012, 01:38 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 14,278
Posted By HammerJoe
I was wondering if anyone else got the...

I was wondering if anyone else got the confirmation of what DKshrimporium got from Fluval is correct, ie 5ml in 20gal of water raises 0.6dgh?
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-28-2012, 01:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 951
Posted By HammerJoe
Does anyone know what kind of rocks are that I...

Does anyone know what kind of rocks are that I got in the tank and if they are harmful for shrimp?
I got them at the pet store because they look nice in contrast with the piece of wood and the...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-27-2012, 01:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,949
Posted By HammerJoe
What does 'FSS' mean? Fluval substrate? I...

What does 'FSS' mean? Fluval substrate?

I did a well water test a few years ago but I dont know where the results are...
I will do the PH/GH test of the water later.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-24-2012, 03:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,949
Posted By HammerJoe
I tested last night the water in the tank and I...

I tested last night the water in the tank and I Got:
Ph - 6.6
GH -5
Kh - 1

The Ph is the result of the fluval shrimp substract because my water well PH is alot higher in the 7.6.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-23-2012, 05:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,949
Posted By HammerJoe
Yes I have those test kits except for copper. ...

Yes I have those test kits except for copper.
So I should use the conditioner then?
Also should I scale the usage as well? If I change 3gals of water then I should put 30% of the 5ml on a 10GAL...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-23-2012, 05:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,949
Posted By HammerJoe
well water, should I use Fluval shrimp safe?

The fluval ebi shrimp kit comes with a bottle of shrimp safe tap water conditioner.

I understand that the main purpose of it is to remove chlorine and cholaramine.

Does it neutralize anything...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-23-2012, 02:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 455
Posted By HammerJoe
Thats what I needed to know. Thanks.

Thats what I needed to know.
Thanks.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-23-2012, 01:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 455
Posted By HammerJoe
shrimp id for this newbie please

I got some shrimp and I would like to know what their names are.

Thanks for the help.
Forum: Plants 05-18-2012, 07:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 628
Posted By HammerJoe
I'm wondering what kind of wattage could be used...

I'm wondering what kind of wattage could be used in a 10GAL without the need for co2?
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