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Forum: Low Tech Forum 11-18-2013, 10:37 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By Qsilver7850
I decided to ditch the incandescent hood and try...

I decided to ditch the incandescent hood and try a fluorescent hood instead. I bought a 6500k t8 bulb and it looks much better. It's a bit dimmer, which should be good for the frogs. I tried...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 11-13-2013, 04:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,085
Posted By Qsilver7850
I have a glass lid and a light strip. I like...

I have a glass lid and a light strip. I like those kind of plants, Raymond, so I might get some. Floating sounds good, but would it be stupid to plant some in the gravel for decoration? I like the...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 11-01-2013, 04:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,085
Posted By Qsilver7850
They sure are. That was the whole reason my...

They sure are. That was the whole reason my girlfriend and I got a tank!

The shrimp have plenty of places to hide, from a piece of fake driftwood to a piece of ceramic that looks like six cigars...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 11-01-2013, 05:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,085
Posted By Qsilver7850
Question New 10 Gallon

I FINALLY got the chance to set up an aquarium after two years of school and moving around. I have some general questions, however. First let me tell you what I have.

It's a standard ten gallon...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 08-05-2010, 05:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,177
Posted By Qsilver7850
Would it be beneficial to replace the 10K bulb on...

Would it be beneficial to replace the 10K bulb on the 29 and have two 6700 T5 bulbs instead? I broke down my 20 long because it was getting too pricey, so now I'm just focusing on my 29. I'll be...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 08-02-2010, 11:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,177
Posted By Qsilver7850
Yes, I've accepted them as part of the tank. ...

Yes, I've accepted them as part of the tank. It's cool to have a little ecosystem like that, so I don't really mind.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 08-02-2010, 03:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,177
Posted By Qsilver7850
Would the PowerGlo be the best option? Or better...

Would the PowerGlo be the best option? Or better still, is there a generic bulb I can buy from Home Depot? I know there's things to look for as far as the specs, I'm just not sure what they are.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 08-02-2010, 02:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,177
Posted By Qsilver7850
I almost bought some nerites at the LFS today, I...

I almost bought some nerites at the LFS today, I think they're so cool. I've been sticking with the 8 hour photoperiod and it's been going okay. I don't think the BBA is expanding but it's still...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 07-31-2010, 01:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,177
Posted By Qsilver7850
That's actually a good idea, I do water changes...

That's actually a good idea, I do water changes every week (roughly) because of the brown water and for the shrimp. I'll cut those out and maybe just resort to top-offs.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 07-30-2010, 10:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,177
Posted By Qsilver7850
I don't have a camera but I looked them up and I...

I don't have a camera but I looked them up and I think the white spots are limpets. I tried many times to snap a picture and it just wasn't happening.

Sorry, the fertilizer is Comprehensive, heh....
Forum: Low Tech Forum 07-29-2010, 10:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,177
Posted By Qsilver7850
Low Tech Woes

I have two planted tanks; both use an inert substrate, neither have c02, and fert dosing is light flourish excel in one and none on the other. But I need help.

My 29 gal has t5no lights, two 18...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 07-26-2010, 04:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,666
Posted By Qsilver7850
Could you tell me a little more about your 20L? ...

Could you tell me a little more about your 20L? Is that Tahitian moon sand substrate? What kind of light are you using?
Forum: Low Tech Forum 07-26-2010, 04:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,832
Posted By Qsilver7850
I have your same tank and light with inert sand,...

I have your same tank and light with inert sand, an eheim ecco, and now slowly messing around with diy co2.

It's only been setup for a couple weeks, and I haven't noticed any algae other than some...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-19-2010, 08:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,863
Posted By Qsilver7850
Do you use any ferts? I use Flourish Excel once...

Do you use any ferts? I use Flourish Excel once a week in my 29, but I'm thinking I may have to start dosing it more often. There's so many conflicting accounts about using them with shrimp in the...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-19-2010, 03:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,863
Posted By Qsilver7850
What size tank do you keep them in?

What size tank do you keep them in?
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-19-2010, 02:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,863
Posted By Qsilver7850
Where can I find Indian almond leaves? Yeah,...

Where can I find Indian almond leaves?

Yeah, I was reading about all the shrimps' requirements, and it seems feasible. The tank will be at room temperature (72-74), because there's not a heater...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-19-2010, 12:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,863
Posted By Qsilver7850
Okay, so I got it all set up and running, here's...

Okay, so I got it all set up and running, here's a shot of it.

http://i835.photobucket.com/albums/zz276/Qsilver7850/ShrimpTank.jpg

I'm going to add Christmas and Flame moss to it as soon as it...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-11-2010, 10:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,863
Posted By Qsilver7850
Sorry it took so long to respond, was without...

Sorry it took so long to respond, was without internet for a while.

This (http://www.bigalsonline.com/BigAlsUS/ctl3684/cp57011/si1379085/cl0/coralifefwt5aqualightdoublestriplight30)is the one...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-04-2010, 02:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,863
Posted By Qsilver7850
Okay, ordered that light and filter today. I was...

Okay, ordered that light and filter today. I was planning on feeding them hikari algae wafers, hikari shrimp pellets, and zucchini. What else is good for them?
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-03-2010, 09:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,863
Posted By Qsilver7850
Could I use a single t5 18 watt fixture? I'm...

Could I use a single t5 18 watt fixture? I'm thinking java moss, java ferns, maybe some knd of small grass and a small sword that has no room in my 29. I don't mind buying a 2x18 watt fixture I...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-03-2010, 12:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,863
Posted By Qsilver7850
That's good to know, I didn't even pick up a...

That's good to know, I didn't even pick up a heater today! I'll gauge the temp while I'm cycling just to be sure, but otherwise I think I'm all set. Just need to be sure on the light and order a...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-02-2010, 09:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,863
Posted By Qsilver7850
I dunno, my house stays pretty cool. I may get a...

I dunno, my house stays pretty cool. I may get a heater just to be safe.

Those shrimp bags sound high tech!

As for the lighting on my 20L, I was thinking of the same thing I use with my 29...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-01-2010, 04:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,863
Posted By Qsilver7850
How in the word do the shrimp survive being...

How in the word do the shrimp survive being shipped?

And just to confirm, there are really no fish that can live peacefully with shrimp, correct?
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-30-2010, 11:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,863
Posted By Qsilver7850
I was thinking I'd move my 2232 from my 29gal and...

I was thinking I'd move my 2232 from my 29gal and upgrade to a 2234 for that tank, and move the smaller one to the twenty long. That would help seed the new tank as well.

EKLiu, is this...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-30-2010, 06:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,863
Posted By Qsilver7850
Shrimp Tank Advice

I set up a 29 gallon and got some shrimp, but because of the presence of fish they're not at their best. So I want to give them their own tank.

I'm thinking 20L with black substrate, live plants,...
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