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Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates Yesterday, 10:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 133
Posted By dmagerl
I would urge caution when using Walnut leaves. ...

I would urge caution when using Walnut leaves. Many English Walnut trees are actually propagated by being grafted onto Black Walnut rootstock. The jury is out as to whether juglone from the...
Forum: Fish 12-11-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 298
Posted By dmagerl
These guys get algae wafers, zucchini, romaine...

These guys get algae wafers, zucchini, romaine lettuce, spinach, fish flakes, anything else they think they can eat. They're fat rotund fishies. Believe me, they're not starving. Yet they still...
Forum: Fish 12-11-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 298
Posted By dmagerl
My Bristlenoses have destroyed any Sword plant...

My Bristlenoses have destroyed any Sword plant I've ever planted. They seem to like big broad flat leaves.
Forum: Fish 12-11-2014, 02:57 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 749
Posted By dmagerl
Could be a trematode cyst. There was a thread...

Could be a trematode cyst. There was a thread here some time ago from a guy who did a necropsy on his fish and even identified the fluke in the cyst.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 12-09-2014, 01:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 232
Posted By dmagerl
Oak leaves are very hard to break down. Around...

Oak leaves are very hard to break down. Around here, what drops to the ground in the fall is still on the ground the next summer. Shrimp with their tiny claws have a tough time picking at the...
Forum: Equipment 12-07-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 213
Posted By dmagerl
I've been using Walmart batting for years without...

I've been using Walmart batting for years without any problems.

Fairfield Extra Loft Quilt Batting
Forum: Equipment 12-04-2014, 11:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 305
Posted By dmagerl
My XP3 is very sensitive to intake strainer...

My XP3 is very sensitive to intake strainer blockages. Whenever it starts spewing bubbles, I immediately check to see if the strainer is blocked and usually it is.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 12-04-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 323
Posted By dmagerl
You could also try baking instead of boiling....

You could also try baking instead of boiling. Baking would dry it out too in preparation for storage..

But then again, I'm not married.
Forum: Equipment 12-04-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 305
Posted By dmagerl
Does it spew bubbles from the output? Does it...

Does it spew bubbles from the output? Does it only do it at the end of the day?

Air in the filter doesnt necessarily have to come from air leaks. It can come from the water itself, much like...
Forum: Lighting 11-30-2014, 01:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 530
Posted By dmagerl
It all depends on how high you mount it. ...

It all depends on how high you mount it.

Lets make the assumption that intensity falls off linearly with distance even though its not true but it simplifies the math . Also, lets assume its a 10...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 11-27-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 364
Posted By dmagerl
blanched dandilions. unsprayed, of course.

blanched dandilions. unsprayed, of course.
Forum: Substrate 11-25-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 424
Posted By dmagerl
siphon out the old substrate as mentioned above....

siphon out the old substrate as mentioned above. Then use this technique to add the sand.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-XB0bwtZh8

A 2 liter soda bottle works well with it's larger spout.
Forum: DIY 11-13-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 956
Posted By dmagerl
And if you do decide to solder, DONT USE ACID...

And if you do decide to solder, DONT USE ACID CORE SOLDER!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-05-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 449
Posted By dmagerl
I found that the best way to read the test is not...

I found that the best way to read the test is not to use a point source light.

Don't use sunlight, it's a point source and the test tube just focuses that source into brighter and darker colors...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 10-23-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 371
Posted By dmagerl
Water sediment is not where I would be looking. ...

Water sediment is not where I would be looking. What's dissolved in the water is where I would concentrate. For beginners, what your GH/KH? Are you running a water softener?

I'd make a guess...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 10-23-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 371
Posted By dmagerl
On a well, it doesnt really much matter. The...

On a well, it doesnt really much matter. The water comes out of the ground, the clean R/O water gets diverted and used, and the waste water gets put back in the ground via the septic system. Sort...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-16-2014, 11:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 363
Posted By dmagerl
During the last rain we got here, NW of Chicago,...

During the last rain we got here, NW of Chicago, I stuck a bucket under the downspout. I'm going to try it too. A simple TDS test of the collected water gave a reading of 10. Thats less than my RO...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 10-12-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,888
Posted By dmagerl
API has the same problem with its nitrate test. ...

API has the same problem with its nitrate test.

Older color cards have a very distinct color shift between 10 and 20 ppm. The newer cards, it's impossible to tell.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-24-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 362
Posted By dmagerl
You could be seeing the Clittelum, indicating...

You could be seeing the Clittelum, indicating it's an annelid worm instead of a flat or round worm.

If it is indeed an annelid, that would indicate its a detritus worm.
Forum: Photography 09-20-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 327
Posted By dmagerl
Regarding the green tint, take it out of auto...

Regarding the green tint, take it out of auto white balance mode and manually select fluorescent white balance. That's assuming the tank is lit with fluorescent lights. Florescent lighting gives...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-16-2014, 11:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 722
Posted By dmagerl
Yes, I used it to rid my shrimp tank of bladder...

Yes, I used it to rid my shrimp tank of bladder snails. I used the full dosing schedule listed on the package.

There's only one problem. While it does kill adult snails, it doesnt kill eggs. So...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-19-2014, 11:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 312
Posted By dmagerl
A softener doesnt affect KH, only GH. So you...

A softener doesnt affect KH, only GH. So you should see near zero GH, and the same KH as unsoftened water.

As has already been said, a GH booster is needed or root tabs with Ca and Mg,or...
Forum: Fish 07-13-2014, 12:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 287
Posted By dmagerl
You can also degas the water a bit by using the...

You can also degas the water a bit by using the Python. Just crack the valve a tiny bit and let it squirt the water through. I adjust the valve for maximum noise. As the water squirts through the...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-13-2014, 12:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 602
Posted By dmagerl
Mine go nuts for boiled dandelion greens.

Mine go nuts for boiled dandelion greens.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-20-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 454
Posted By dmagerl
I have lots of problems when running CO2 and...

I have lots of problems when running CO2 and introduce new lifeforms to the tank.

The sudden shock of being put in a high CO2 environment shocks them. So what I do is if I know I'm going to buy...
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