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Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates Yesterday, 02:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 297
Posted By ngrubich
I feel your pain with surprise flooding as it...

I feel your pain with surprise flooding as it rarely ever has a good ending (hopefully your yellows survive!).

Mine was this winter when a pressurized water line in the ceiling burst and flooded...
Forum: Plants 07-27-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 280
Posted By ngrubich
By out of the tank, we meant taking the driftwood...

By out of the tank, we meant taking the driftwood out of the tank and attaching the moss, then placing back in the tank. If you are doing a dry start, look into this:...
Forum: Plants 07-27-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 280
Posted By ngrubich
1. Get one of those shower pouf things (green...

1. Get one of those shower pouf things (green would be a good color).
2. Place moss over driftwood.
3. Stretch and wrap some of the pouf around the driftwood and tie underneath with thread or...
Forum: Equipment 07-27-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 400
Posted By ngrubich
This x10000000. You'll be way better off...

This x10000000.

You'll be way better off with two (or more if your tank is huge) smaller heaters. That way you'll stand a better chance to catch one of them before the whole tank boils.
Forum: Fish 07-27-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 226
Posted By ngrubich
Hmm. IME, a bigger male will chase (or at least...

Hmm. IME, a bigger male will chase (or at least ram towards) around a subdominant male to keep him out of his territory. But, if there isn't really any chasing going around, then the second fish may...
Forum: Fish 07-27-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 226
Posted By ngrubich
Here's a post of mine that I've reposted I don't...

Here's a post of mine that I've reposted I don't know how many times to help out people with GBRs:

"1. pink stomach on female
2. black spot missing "jewels" on a male (although I have a male...
Forum: DIY 07-27-2014, 01:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 206
Posted By ngrubich
It's an interesting idea. When I had floaters, I...

It's an interesting idea. When I had floaters, I made a loop of airline tubing and suction-cupped it to the glass, essentially making a lasso for the floaters. But, I did have to watch out for water...
Forum: DIY 07-27-2014, 01:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 289
Posted By ngrubich
Yes, you can pick a pack of those things up from...

Yes, you can pick a pack of those things up from Petsmart for like $3.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-26-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 239
Posted By ngrubich
That sounds like it will look great once it's all...

That sounds like it will look great once it's all done. My blackwater tank (90 gallon) had some angels, GBRs, and a shoal of rasboras in it and they all seemed to love it. The tank was planted with...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-26-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 239
Posted By ngrubich
It looks good for a few days, then it goes...

It looks good for a few days, then it goes downhill from there. I used IALs in my angelfish blackwater tank with a PFS substrate and kept having issues with it. Yea it looked amazing when I first put...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-06-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 314
Posted By ngrubich
^ This. I don't like to use the cost...

^ This.

I don't like to use the cost argument with regards to comparing FW and SW because they are two totally different beasts. Yes, FW setups can get expensive if you go all out, but so can...
Forum: DIY 06-01-2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 110
Posted By ngrubich
Lowes or Amazon.

Lowes or Amazon.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 05-31-2014, 04:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 514
Posted By ngrubich
I have a pair of Costa Del Mar (580 lenses,...

I have a pair of Costa Del Mar (580 lenses, glass) sunglasses. I used to have the TP2 frames for several years until I was given the option to just upgrade to a new set for $50. Costa Del Mar has...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 05-26-2014, 11:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 763
Posted By ngrubich
I really don't even know what I want to do after...

I really don't even know what I want to do after school haha. A lot of the jobs I am looking for in industry [that also pay well] require an advanced degree + some experience.
I would go the dental...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 05-25-2014, 11:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 763
Posted By ngrubich
I majored in biology and chemistry here in NC....

I majored in biology and chemistry here in NC. Math used to be my favorite subject in lower grades (followed by biology), but once I got to high school I lost interest. I'd like to thank the NC...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-19-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 366
Posted By ngrubich
It depends on the shrimp IME. I had some ghost...

It depends on the shrimp IME. I had some ghost shrimp in a small tank that ate live blackworms.
Forum: Fish 05-17-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 161
Posted By ngrubich
Here's a post of mine that I've reposted...

Here's a post of mine that I've reposted countless times in regards to the same question:

1. pink stomach on female
2. black spot missing "jewels" on a male (although I have a male right now that...
Forum: Fish 05-16-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 862
Posted By ngrubich
My roommate had pristella tetras in his discus...

My roommate had pristella tetras in his discus tank and they stayed in a pretty tight school, although they aren't the greatest fish to look at IMO.
Forum: Fish 05-15-2014, 11:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 862
Posted By ngrubich
A lot of people will argue between rummynose...

A lot of people will argue between rummynose tetras and bloodfin tetras for their tight-schooling behavior. IME bloodfins school tighter, although marginally.
Forum: Fish 05-14-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 341
Posted By ngrubich
I wouldn't do 9 rams. Maybe 5, but only if you...

I wouldn't do 9 rams. Maybe 5, but only if you are really planning on moving them to their own breeding tank.
Forum: Equipment 05-13-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 345
Posted By ngrubich
They got along just fine in my tank. The only...

They got along just fine in my tank. The only issue that I've read with discus/angels in the same tank is that the angels are more aggressive feeders than discus.
Forum: Equipment 05-13-2014, 12:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 345
Posted By ngrubich
Check out the GPH ratings that someone else had...

Check out the GPH ratings that someone else had done for the 2217, it may sway your final choice:

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=120979


Roy over on aquariumadvice (been...
Forum: Fish 05-12-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 766
Posted By ngrubich
I'm not sure if sexing balloon rams is the same...

I'm not sure if sexing balloon rams is the same as regular rams (I'm assuming it is?). If so, I'd lean towards a male.

You can always wait and see if it develops a vent tube (like female...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 05-12-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 666
Posted By ngrubich
Here's one: ...

Here's one:
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=170138&highlight=vivarium+waterfall

You can also check out http://www.dendroboard.com/ and see a lot more vivarium setups.
...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 05-12-2014, 02:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 666
Posted By ngrubich
A quick search on TPT yielded these threads: ...

A quick search on TPT yielded these threads:
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=410946&highlight=diy+waterfall...
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