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Forum: Tank Journals Yesterday, 03:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 19,997
Posted By jasonpatterson
I used diamond cutting bits on a dremel tool. ...

I used diamond cutting bits on a dremel tool. They're available at Harbor Freight for ~$10. If you try them, be sure to do wet cuts only; you definitely don't want to breathe glass dust. I had the...
Forum: Tank Journals Yesterday, 02:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 703
Posted By jasonpatterson
:) They're expensive everywhere, unfortunately. ...

:) They're expensive everywhere, unfortunately. I got lucky when I scored this one.

They also were getting rid of a glass condenser that was at least 8' long and 6" in diameter; I guess it was...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates Yesterday, 02:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 196
Posted By jasonpatterson
Mine breed at room temperature in unheated tanks...

Mine breed at room temperature in unheated tanks year round, and that fluctuates from about 63F to 80F. They do appear to breed more frequently in warmer water, but I haven't done any rigorous...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates Yesterday, 02:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 321
Posted By jasonpatterson
Don't let these into any tank you care about...

Don't let these into any tank you care about unless it has fish to eat them. Two or three came in with a plant in one of my shrimp tanks and within a few months they had completely devastated it;...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates Yesterday, 02:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 475
Posted By jasonpatterson
I would be surprised if your survivors don't last...

I would be surprised if your survivors don't last multiple years. It's pretty much impossible to tell what caused the deaths, and without any real smoking gun like ammonia or nearby insecticide use,...
Forum: Aquascaping 03-25-2015, 01:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 254
Posted By jasonpatterson
Thanks for the suggestions. I had ordered some...

Thanks for the suggestions. I had ordered some manzanita branches from Branches and Blooms and was planning on trying something with narrower pieces and/or pieces I could shove through narrow end...
Forum: Aquascaping 03-23-2015, 02:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 254
Posted By jasonpatterson
That's an interesting idea; I've seen that trick...

That's an interesting idea; I've seen that trick before with impossible dovetails and the like, but never thought to use it here. If nothing else perhaps I can try making a piece of wood that is the...
Forum: Aquascaping 03-22-2015, 11:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 254
Posted By jasonpatterson
Hardscape Suggestions for a Tank with 1.5" Diameter Access

I'm putting together a shrimp/microcrab tank based on a 12L round bottomed flask that I salvaged. I've got a tank journal started here (http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=835778),...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-18-2015, 03:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 703
Posted By jasonpatterson
Yep, that's what I meant by a fractionating...

Yep, that's what I meant by a fractionating column. :) Great minds! There are some really interesting ones out there, and if I had had the presence of mind to grab them I could have had a dozen...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-17-2015, 04:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 703
Posted By jasonpatterson
They use a set of glassware for one project then...

They use a set of glassware for one project then dispose of it. Any sort of scratches or contamination can completely ruin a batch of medicine and cost millions in the long run. Pitching a few...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-16-2015, 05:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 703
Posted By jasonpatterson
12000mL 5 Necked Round Bottom Flask Tank

I rescued a 12L flask from a biotech company's dumpster a while ago and have been intending to build it into a new tank for my chemistry classroom for some time. This weekend I finally got around to...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 02-28-2015, 04:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 459
Posted By jasonpatterson
This is a bit broad. I suspect that you meant...

This is a bit broad. I suspect that you meant that no freshwater fish in Mississippi or Huntington Beach, CA does, but just to be clear, freshwater fish over most of the continent are quite happy in...
Forum: DIY 02-26-2015, 03:47 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 7,493
Posted By jasonpatterson
Food grade vs chemical grade shouldn't matter...

Food grade vs chemical grade shouldn't matter much. Both will be in the high 90's as far as purity is concerned.

The citric acid should be labeled as monohydrate or anhydrous. The only real...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 02-26-2015, 03:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 309
Posted By jasonpatterson
The microcrabs are probably quite active at...

The microcrabs are probably quite active at night. Once the lights go on they tend to quiet down significantly. They get intimidated by just about anything and will freeze. Even passing shrimp...
Forum: Lighting 09-28-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 215
Posted By jasonpatterson
I don't know what particular reaction this was...

I don't know what particular reaction this was used for, but odds are good it sat in a heating mantle. The central neck was probably for a non-magnetic stir rod (big teflon coated kitchen mixer,...
Forum: Lighting 09-28-2014, 01:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 215
Posted By jasonpatterson
Suggestions for lighting a (mostly) spherical tank

In my classroom last year I kept cherry shrimp, some subwassertang, and some java moss in a 4L 3 neck round bottom flask. This year I managed to get ahold of a 12L 5 neck flask (or the 20L one that...
Forum: Algae 05-25-2014, 11:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 254
Posted By jasonpatterson
Looks like fungus to me. It ought to go away on...

Looks like fungus to me. It ought to go away on its own, or you can suck it out with a tube/syringe.
Forum: Algae 05-25-2014, 11:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 271
Posted By jasonpatterson
Just FYI, bottled ammonia is available at...

Just FYI, bottled ammonia is available at virtually every grocery and department store in the US in the cleaning aisle. It's super cheap and you can cycle about 100 tanks with a single bottle of the...
Forum: Algae 05-25-2014, 11:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,331
Posted By jasonpatterson
That's a busy little dude. I wish they didn't...

That's a busy little dude. I wish they didn't lay those cement eggs everywhere, but I will freely admit that they are awesome against most algaes.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-25-2014, 11:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 537
Posted By jasonpatterson
RO water is generally mildly acidic because...

RO water is generally mildly acidic because virtually everything has been removed from it but H2O. It then sits and absorbs CO2 from the air which reduces the pH.

Before you buy an RO system...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-23-2014, 12:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 562
Posted By jasonpatterson
There are a bunch of ways you can do this, from...

There are a bunch of ways you can do this, from the high success/high effort version to the lower success/super easy version. They all boil down to a few steps:

1. Very carefully harvest the eggs...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-22-2014, 11:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 402
Posted By jasonpatterson
They will eat anything they can find in the tank,...

They will eat anything they can find in the tank, and baby shrimp need almost nothing to survive. If your adult shrimp aren't eating the actual moss in the tank (eating the plants rather than...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-22-2014, 11:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 639
Posted By jasonpatterson
I feed my cherries a slice of sweet potato every...

I feed my cherries a slice of sweet potato every time I make one - they love it. If you're peeling the potato just peel one strip of orange and let them have it.

They are very starchy and will...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-22-2014, 11:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 680
Posted By jasonpatterson
I use the 150gpd 5 stage version into a garbage...

I use the 150gpd 5 stage version into a garbage can, but honestly, even if I were filling a 5 gallon bucket - heck, especially if I were filling a 5 gallon bucket - I would get the float valve. It...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-18-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 977
Posted By jasonpatterson
If you want them gone, then hunt and destroy them...

If you want them gone, then hunt and destroy them ruthlessly right now. Once you get them breeding it's a lost cause. At the moment they're tiny and relatively small in number, so there's a chance...
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