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Forum: Sevenports   09-12-2013, 12:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,107
Posted By 12redblue
" I am going to be giving a bag or two out to...

" I am going to be giving a bag or two out to some people to do a more detailed review on the soil and I will link you guys when that happens"

Happy to volunteer:red_mouth By the looks of...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   09-09-2013, 03:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 711
Posted By 12redblue
Welcome! So far my credit card hasn't seen a...

Welcome! So far my credit card hasn't seen a break from expensive.....
Forum: Fish   09-08-2013, 04:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 707
Posted By 12redblue
I have both in the same tank. Unfortunately have...

I have both in the same tank. Unfortunately have to put on my reading glasses to see the beautiful detail of the CPD's but they don't mind me sitting close and gazing at them.
Forum: Fish   09-08-2013, 04:17 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,331
Posted By 12redblue
Tithra - how do you safely weigh a fish? My...

Tithra - how do you safely weigh a fish? My comet - the free feeder fish from Halloween that my daughter won is now 4 inches and outgrown 2 tanks.
Forum: Algae   09-07-2013, 02:20 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 24,774
Posted By 12redblue
Being new to planted tanks and (BTW I am able to...

Being new to planted tanks and (BTW I am able to grow 4 types of algae so far in 1 tank and 2 tanks clear of algae) it seems either method or combination of methods can work CO2 or Phosphate...
Forum: Tank Journals   09-07-2013, 01:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,896
Posted By 12redblue
nice tank. I'm curious where you are planning on...

nice tank. I'm curious where you are planning on putting filters and what kind to get proper circulation in that long of a tank?
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   09-06-2013, 07:46 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 13,113
Posted By 12redblue
Smile Not to worry I have 4 - its just my hubby will...

Not to worry I have 4 - its just my hubby will _____ me if another tank appears. I'm sure no one else has that problem!

I guess its a yearly chance to rescape!!!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   09-06-2013, 05:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,639
Posted By 12redblue
I had pond snails sneak in on some plants. I use...

I had pond snails sneak in on some plants. I use my long tongs and nab them as I see them. A week of picking them as I enjoy watching my fish and shrimp they are all gone!
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   09-06-2013, 05:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 677
Posted By 12redblue
Smile Have a great vacation! Hope tank is well upon...

Have a great vacation! Hope tank is well upon your return.

I too am wondering about low tech tanks and leaving for vacation. Does not dosing Excel cause any weird problems?


I am going to...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   09-06-2013, 04:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,895
Posted By 12redblue
I just bought the "Zero Water" purifier with a...

I just bought the "Zero Water" purifier with a TDS meter to make small quantities of ro for shrimp tank. My tap is 260 and the tanks 300 and I thought I had hard water.

Bet a water ballon fight...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   09-05-2013, 03:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 13,113
Posted By 12redblue
Newbie question: If the substrate is only good...

Newbie question: If the substrate is only good for say a year and it takes a month or two to cycle before putting shrimp in you only have 10 months before changing substrate. So do you have to then...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   09-04-2013, 04:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,321
Posted By 12redblue
I don't know about Tiger Shrimp so hopefully...

I don't know about Tiger Shrimp so hopefully someone who does will be along to help shortly.

I bought the same stones and after a month the Kh was 7 and the Gh was 11. Will test the tap tonight...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   09-04-2013, 04:31 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 19,332
Posted By 12redblue
Saxtonhill - its Del Mar season here! I can...

Saxtonhill - its Del Mar season here!

I can grow plants in the yard and my old house but the aquariums are a challenge. So far the low light 10 gallon with the 50/50 cfl plants are doing the...
Forum: Algae   09-03-2013, 09:17 PM
Replies: 455
Views: 119,039
Posted By 12redblue
Glad to hear something works on the green fuzz. ...

Glad to hear something works on the green fuzz. If its in my 20g goldfish tank - couldn't I just remove fish for the 2 hours or so to do the treatments and therefore less risk to them?
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   08-26-2013, 12:55 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,315
Posted By 12redblue
I did my 2.5 gallon betta tank with Flourite and...

I did my 2.5 gallon betta tank with Flourite and swapped the 15 watt hood light for the cfl for plants (got at Petsmart). planted wisteria, anuba, goldfish plant can't think of its name. Nerite...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   08-25-2013, 02:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 571
Posted By 12redblue
I had the same question so thanks for asking and...

I had the same question so thanks for asking and all the answers. Now trying to perfect the getting the food into the dish. I use tweezers to get the veggies and bigger things into dish but not as...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   08-25-2013, 02:33 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 19,332
Posted By 12redblue
I enjoy your journey into planted tanks and soon...

I enjoy your journey into planted tanks and soon to be shrimping! I started my journey about 5 weeks ago deciding I don't have enough natural light for houseplants in some areas of my house that I...
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