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Forum: Photography 03-20-2015, 08:25 PM
Replies: 66
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Posted By xenxes
Thanks! Came a long way after just a few helpful...

Thanks! Came a long way after just a few helpful tips from all you :)

Hadn't thought about that for specs, PS clone tool!

I think the far vs. near effect is mainly due to my crappy acrylic...
Forum: Photography 03-20-2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,621
Posted By xenxes
Here's another shot. ...

Here's another shot.

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They seem much clearer when I take pics closer to the...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-20-2015, 06:16 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 11,321
Posted By xenxes
https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-...

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red and blue neos
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Forum: Tank Journals 03-18-2015, 09:58 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 11,321
Posted By xenxes
1 week CO2 update, before/after: ...

1 week CO2 update, before/after:

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Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 03-18-2015, 09:55 PM
Replies: 388
Views: 67,130
Posted By xenxes
Just long fiber sphagnum peat moss (from Home...

Just long fiber sphagnum peat moss (from Home Depot $3) + a handful of osmocote root tabs. Depending on proportion of the substrate vs. your tank, it'll turn the water a little yellow. If tannins...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-18-2015, 09:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,217
Posted By xenxes
Yup! Costco had them on sale for $50? Sturdy as...

Yup! Costco had them on sale for $50? Sturdy as hell, but the compressed particle board does warp a little from water damage.
Forum: Tank Journals 03-18-2015, 09:43 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 11,321
Posted By xenxes
HC still grows very slow, but I've only had a...

HC still grows very slow, but I've only had a week to gauge it with. I was able to grow HC very dense with spot dose of Excel + H2O2 directly onto it in a low tech setup, but if you're keeping...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-18-2015, 09:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,217
Posted By xenxes
CO2 went in today! ...

CO2 went in today!

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Matheson regulator built by AlanLe with dual needle valve...
Forum: Ponds 03-18-2015, 09:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,399
Posted By xenxes
Grass growing in more, trimmed away the taller...

Grass growing in more, trimmed away the taller bulbs but left some red.

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The sun is...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 03-18-2015, 09:10 PM
Replies: 388
Views: 67,130
Posted By xenxes
It's blackwater, or at least 6.4-6.6pH tannic...

It's blackwater, or at least 6.4-6.6pH tannic water :)

Some good news, berried mischling mama!
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Forum: Tank Journals 03-13-2015, 09:25 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 11,321
Posted By xenxes
Newly berried yellow mama w/ golden eggs: ...

Newly berried yellow mama w/ golden eggs:
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Wish the tiger / CRS would start breeding.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 03-13-2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 388
Views: 67,130
Posted By xenxes
Really?? Heteranthera zosterifolia? Hmm I've...

Really?? Heteranthera zosterifolia? Hmm I've never had success with them emersed, they just melt away, maybe I'm doing it wrong and a larger part has to be underwater?



Super simple: shower...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 03-13-2015, 05:53 AM
Replies: 388
Views: 67,130
Posted By xenxes
Update: ...

Update:

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Forum: Tank Journals 03-13-2015, 05:49 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 11,321
Posted By xenxes
A few more shots, shrimp first! Saw more of...

A few more shots, shrimp first!

Saw more of the Aura Blue hybrids out, they're in different variations..
...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-13-2015, 04:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 491
Posted By xenxes
With regular RCS babies don't have as much color...

With regular RCS babies don't have as much color until they get bigger (males always have lesser coloration than females).

With higher grade PFRs, most times the juvies are bright red. Also the...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-12-2015, 06:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 528
Posted By xenxes
Rili in my mind refers to clearly delineated...

Rili in my mind refers to clearly delineated midsection from the head and tail, it refers to the separation of the mid section. Rili midsections can be a single uninterrupted area, or may result in...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-12-2015, 03:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 287
Posted By xenxes
Not worth risking your shrimp for $1, just get...

Not worth risking your shrimp for $1, just get the super glue
Forum: Substrate 03-12-2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 333
Posted By xenxes
I use pure worm casting now, with a little clay...

I use pure worm casting now, with a little clay mixed in as a binding agent.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-12-2015, 05:13 AM
Replies: 372
Views: 98,207
Posted By xenxes
Two fairly recent start / restarts this year :) ...

Two fairly recent start / restarts this year :)

https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xap1/t31.0-8/10548080_741539725965647_644449179214877746_o.jpg...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-12-2015, 05:06 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 11,321
Posted By xenxes
Is it too early to post an update? 1-day of CO2...

Is it too early to post an update? 1-day of CO2 before/after (lol):

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Forum: Equipment 03-12-2015, 04:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 303
Posted By xenxes
Thumbs up Blowing it out did the trick, turned the valve to...

Blowing it out did the trick, turned the valve to about 100 psi and let it run for a second with everything open, turned it off, repeated about 3-4 times. Working perfectly now! :)
Forum: Equipment 03-10-2015, 11:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 215
Posted By xenxes
Woot! Looks exactly like the Ista too, going to...

Woot! Looks exactly like the Ista too, going to grab one and save the Ista for an EHEIM or Sunsun filter, thanks!
Forum: Equipment 03-10-2015, 10:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 303
Posted By xenxes
Lol, that makes a lot of sense, thanks :D

Lol, that makes a lot of sense, thanks :D
Forum: Equipment 03-10-2015, 10:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 303
Posted By xenxes
Okay thanks! No lubing, will try compressed air...

Okay thanks! No lubing, will try compressed air to clean.
Forum: Equipment 03-10-2015, 10:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 215
Posted By xenxes
Question Tubing Headache (Fluval Filter to Ista CO2 Reactor?)

Attempting to connect either my Fluval 305 or 405 canister to an Ista Turbo CO2 reactor, hoping someone has already done this and can offer some comments :)

The problem:

Ista Turbo CO2 Reactor:...
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