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Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   09-09-2015, 08:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,305
Posted By genetao
THIS^^^ Everything that Loumeer said is...

THIS^^^

Everything that Loumeer said is spot on. Anything over 73 degrees is playing with fire. I've had CRS/CBS OEBT/BTOE shrimp fluctuate between 74-76 degrees in the past, and they sloooowly...
Forum: Algae   08-21-2015, 11:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,040
Posted By genetao
One other question, what are you using to diffuse...

One other question, what are you using to diffuse the CO2? If you're using a ceramic/atomic diffuser, those things need to be cleaned periodically. Never scrub them because that'll clog the pores,...
Forum: Algae   08-21-2015, 11:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,040
Posted By genetao
Okay, wait when you say that the top half looks...

Okay, wait when you say that the top half looks great, do you mean the health of the plants? Or do you mean the amoung of algae infestation? Because if you're referring to the health of the plants...
Forum: Algae   08-20-2015, 10:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,040
Posted By genetao
What Klibs said pretty much sums up what I would...

What Klibs said pretty much sums up what I would have recommended too. When plants die, they release all sorts of organic stuff that algae totally love. The focus on beating algae always starts off...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   02-19-2015, 08:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 382
Posted By genetao
If you're using RO/DI, the water should be very...

If you're using RO/DI, the water should be very pure if your filter is running properly. There really should be no need for a water conditioner to neutralize chlorine/chloramines since there won't be...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   02-19-2015, 05:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 586
Posted By genetao
If you're going to set up a shrimp tank, even if...

If you're going to set up a shrimp tank, even if it's for RCS, I'd still recommend a filter of some sort.

My recommendation to you is to buy a cheapo foam filter...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   12-16-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 19,798
Posted By genetao
Hey bro, there's sooo much shrimp porn here....

Hey bro, there's sooo much shrimp porn here. :bounce:
That pinto is just ridiculous!!!!

You better get yourself a chiller in the summer man. That way, you needn't worry about relying on your Mom...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   09-02-2014, 11:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,398
Posted By genetao
140-180. If it goes past 180, then I know my...

140-180. If it goes past 180, then I know my water evap is too much and I add RO (or distilled water) to bring it back down to 165-170 range.

I try to shoot for a GH of 6.
Forum: DIY   08-25-2014, 11:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,437
Posted By genetao
Man, that steam bent wood arm is sic! I never...

Man, that steam bent wood arm is sic! I never would have attempted that. Just don't have the patience. Awesome build!
Forum: Sevenports   08-20-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,951
Posted By genetao
Have you seen a rimless acrylic tank? After a...

Have you seen a rimless acrylic tank? After a while, the long side begins to bow out (deflect) a bit. Maybe as much as a quarter inch.

This was taken from the warranty page of an acylic tank...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   08-19-2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 873
Posted By genetao
You know, one thing you should check is the TDS...

You know, one thing you should check is the TDS of the RO water from the store. A good store that I always go to has a TDS of 7-11 PPM.

A crumby water store that I've gone to only once had a TDS...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   08-19-2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 873
Posted By genetao
I used to use RO water as top off as well and use...

I used to use RO water as top off as well and use a CPU fan to keep the tank below 74 degrees. This necessitated a daily water top off. Depending on where you live, you may have nitrates in your...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   07-02-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 19,798
Posted By genetao
Kinda OCD??? You tied that down like your life...

Kinda OCD??? You tied that down like your life depended on it!
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   06-25-2014, 11:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 440
Posted By genetao
You reallydon't have a whole lot of options. But...

You reallydon't have a whole lot of options. But this is what comes to mind:

1) Catch all of your remaining shrimp, buy a breeder net, and find a friend who has a cycled and established aquarium...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   06-25-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 440
Posted By genetao
That doesn't sound like they're behaving...

That doesn't sound like they're behaving normally.

There shouldn't be any nitrItes in your tank. If so, there could be one of four conclusions:

A) Your tap water may contain nitrAtes in it...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   06-24-2014, 12:17 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 19,798
Posted By genetao
LOL! We all know you've got some ninja secrets...

LOL! We all know you've got some ninja secrets when it comes to photography. :icon_mrgr

Besides, it's not the car; it's the driver ;)
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   06-23-2014, 11:51 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 19,798
Posted By genetao
Ouch! Man absolutely no love for Nikons...

Ouch!

Man absolutely no love for Nikons...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   05-15-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,417
Posted By genetao
Hey Ha, Was it hard looking at all of those...

Hey Ha,

Was it hard looking at all of those awesome shrimp and not be able to buy them to take back home to the States with you? To me, that would be the most torturous part of the trip.
Forum: Current-USA and Ecoxotic   05-06-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 25,935
Posted By genetao
Man! That's a sweet looking setup! I agree...

Man! That's a sweet looking setup!

I agree with going with a brighter light so that you have the option to suspend the light fixture. It definitely looks cleaner and will be easier to do...
Forum: Current-USA and Ecoxotic   05-05-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 25,935
Posted By genetao
Yup, I've waited this long for this light to come...

Yup, I've waited this long for this light to come out. Hopefully it'll come out before the heat starts setting in.
Forum: Current-USA and Ecoxotic   01-14-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 25,935
Posted By genetao
Yeah I've been waiting for this as well....

Yeah I've been waiting for this as well. Otherwise, I would have just went with the Finnex.
Forum: Finnex   11-22-2013, 05:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,741
Posted By genetao
The weekend is coming up. Do you think you might...

The weekend is coming up. Do you think you might have time this weekend to take a few PAR readings? I'm seriously considering one of these.

Thanks!
Forum: Sevenports   11-10-2013, 07:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,395
Posted By genetao
It's a shame that you're phasing out the wood...

It's a shame that you're phasing out the wood stands. Those were really great looking stands.

Would I buy this one? No, because of the comments already mentioned (e.g. not being able to hide...
Forum: Lighting   09-19-2013, 11:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,007
Posted By genetao
So were you ever able to take those PAR readings?

So were you ever able to take those PAR readings?
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   04-23-2013, 10:09 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 20,290
Posted By genetao
+1^ A well placed computer fan can easily...

+1^

A well placed computer fan can easily pull the temp down by 5 degrees or more, and that can be the difference between living or infection/dying. As long as the temp is at 75 and under...
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