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Forum: Aquascaping 08-04-2013, 10:49 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,851
Posted By GDP
Very nice layout. Pleasing to the eye with the...

Very nice layout. Pleasing to the eye with the center/sand being the P.O.F Very ADA like. Im sure you already know this, but its going to be a lot of work keeping it like that. Those rocks look...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-04-2013, 10:05 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 35,203
Posted By GDP
I forgot how awesome fish/shrimp tanks can look. ...

I forgot how awesome fish/shrimp tanks can look. Also reminds me how time consuming/expensive they can be.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-04-2013, 09:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 863
Posted By GDP
Exactly. Ive had more shrimp die after changing...

Exactly. Ive had more shrimp die after changing something in the tank trying to 'perfect' their enviorment than just letting it sit untouched like above. Also lest we forget they naturally survive...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-03-2013, 09:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 863
Posted By GDP
If youve ever doubted toughness of RCS ...

So I recently moved into a new apartment and oh what a joy that is. But I wanted to share my story of just how tough RCS can be.

About 2 months before even moving my little 10 gal tank with some...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 01-09-2013, 03:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 535
Posted By GDP
Yeah dont get hung up on TDS readings until you...

Yeah dont get hung up on TDS readings until you have a baseline for 'normal'. You have awsome tap water btw, almost RO quality lol. If you want to know what your target TDS reading will be you need...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 01-01-2013, 10:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 933
Posted By GDP
Normally they are super hardy. However there...

Normally they are super hardy. However there might have been something (you will probably never know what) in the water that killed them. What I suggest is a complete breakdown. Get rid of your...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-01-2013, 02:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,478
Posted By GDP
Probably a bad pump. Bad as in its not spinning...

Probably a bad pump. Bad as in its not spinning fast enough.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-01-2013, 02:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 806
Posted By GDP
I thought I just answered this, do you have two...

I thought I just answered this, do you have two threads? Anyway ...

1. Something that small I would only get a air driven filter. Can be had with the pump at petsmart/petco for like $10.
...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-01-2013, 01:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 593
Posted By GDP
Ive had a 20G without any filters or water...

Ive had a 20G without any filters or water movement keep tetras/shrimp alive for months. This was a well established tank with lots of plant life though. But it can be done.

Anyway ive kep a...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 01-01-2013, 01:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 548
Posted By GDP
It usually takes about 30 days for gestation...

It usually takes about 30 days for gestation until hatching. Also they should hopefully be ok with the guppy fry, however its my personal rule that if I care if the shrimp live or not I dont keep...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 01-01-2013, 01:54 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,767
Posted By GDP
Yeah they were all SSS. But once I seen those...

Yeah they were all SSS. But once I seen those damn things scurrying around I refused to ever put my hand back in there. I would have nuked it from orbit just to be sure.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 01-01-2013, 01:50 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,767
Posted By GDP
I hate scuds. Got them in my 20g ... I let all...

I hate scuds. Got them in my 20g ... I let all the CRS and everything in that tank die. Then I threw out the whole tank. Such a shame too because they were really high grade CRS and had a lot of...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 01-01-2013, 01:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 482
Posted By GDP
Yeah luckily I live in NC, so dont use heaters...

Yeah luckily I live in NC, so dont use heaters either. Never have trusted the damn things when it comes to inverts. I might trust an inline heater.

And yeah more then likely a CRS genetic...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 01-01-2013, 01:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 933
Posted By GDP
Yeah not much you can do when this happens. Too...

Yeah not much you can do when this happens. Too many variables. At this point just stop everything and either they survive or they dont. By you messing with everything so much it makes it even...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-08-2012, 12:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 962
Posted By GDP
Sometimes I try a heater again in my tanks. But...

Sometimes I try a heater again in my tanks. But always go back to having none. Just another point of failure. Plus there a temp swings outside in nature so no big deal.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-08-2012, 12:13 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,624
Posted By GDP
Odd. It must be something that we cant test for...

Odd. It must be something that we cant test for readily like a bacteria or something. My 20g before I redid it, would not house shrimp for more then a week before they died. Had to completely redo...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-05-2012, 05:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 412
Posted By GDP
I cant really see anything. Its too blury. But...

I cant really see anything. Its too blury. But yeah that get into the darndest places.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-05-2012, 04:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 602
Posted By GDP
There is a reason all the top shrimp breeders and...

There is a reason all the top shrimp breeders and keepers recomend never keeping fish with shrimp. Sorry you had to find out the hard way.
Forum: Tank Journals 03-05-2012, 03:51 PM
Replies: 616
Views: 32,227
Posted By GDP
Sorry to hear about big betty. I too actually...

Sorry to hear about big betty. I too actually have a big betty PFR and it would suck a lot to lose her. Glad to hear your nematodes are gone though. Annoying little buggers, ive got em in all my...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-05-2012, 03:49 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 11,061
Posted By GDP
I have not decided what will be in the rimless. ...

I have not decided what will be in the rimless. Either fire reds or another type of neo. I put in regular black gravel and a cycled aquaclear filter in it yesterday. Gotta buy the archea 36watt...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-05-2012, 04:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 343
Posted By GDP
I hope so. I find fish to be too boring. Except...

I hope so. I find fish to be too boring. Except maybe the bigger more intelligent ones.

A day in the life of a fish:

Swim right, swim left. Swim right, swim left. Swim a little up, swim a...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-05-2012, 03:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,720
Posted By GDP
Im deperessed that: 1. I dont read chineese...

Im deperessed that:

1. I dont read chineese or whatever language these are printed in.
2. Shrimp keeping isnt popular enough here yet for english shrimp magazines to be made.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-05-2012, 03:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 991
Posted By GDP
Genetics are crazy. Pherhaps just a genetic...

Genetics are crazy. Pherhaps just a genetic throwback.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-05-2012, 03:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 536
Posted By GDP
I had to laugh when I seen your sig. I never...

I had to laugh when I seen your sig. I never paid attention to focal points until I got my camera. You are right my eyes deffinately wanted to go right to the filter tube before. Now I notice...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-05-2012, 03:46 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,728
Posted By GDP
Beat me to it lol.

Beat me to it lol.
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