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Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   02-02-2016, 05:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 516
Posted By jarvitron
Those CPD's should eat some of them. I feed my...

Those CPD's should eat some of them. I feed my shrimp in a petri dish so they get first dibs and the worms don't get crazy, but I definitely have them in my shrimp tank too. If you can harvest them...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   01-05-2016, 07:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 561
Posted By jarvitron
Looks like a "california black worm" to me. I...

Looks like a "california black worm" to me. I have a fair amount in my shrimp tank and they don't seem to bother the shrimp/vice versa.
Forum: Low Tech Forum   12-15-2015, 03:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 665
Posted By jarvitron
I also have a planted 55 (that I got for free...

I also have a planted 55 (that I got for free plus resealing) and like it a lot. Depth is a problem (front to back), but I do see my fish a lot. I can't keep anything that's gonna go too crazy...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   12-13-2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 334
Posted By jarvitron
Looks like a boy to me. Not a lot you need to do...

Looks like a boy to me. Not a lot you need to do for baby shrimp other than make sure your filter isn't going to suck them in (mesh or sponge over intake) and keep the water just like you're keeping...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   12-11-2015, 09:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 806
Posted By jarvitron
Yeah I go python housing housing housing hose to...

Yeah I go python housing housing housing hose to fill tank. I have them on flexible hose sections between them so I can arrange them in a 5 gallon bucket to move them around the house and organize...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   12-10-2015, 06:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 806
Posted By jarvitron
I have three filter housings like this...

I have three filter housings like this http://123filter.com/catalog/images/HC14.JPG with appropriately sized (10x2" in my case) 5 micron carbon block filters (I was initially using a 10u at the first...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   12-09-2015, 03:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 341
Posted By jarvitron
In other miracle snail news, I found a MTS in my...

In other miracle snail news, I found a MTS in my 55 gallon, a tank which they'd never been formally introduced to, and MONTHS after the last of them was removed from my other tanks and months since...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   12-08-2015, 10:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 806
Posted By jarvitron
Yeah on non-fish tanks outdoors you're going to...

Yeah on non-fish tanks outdoors you're going to definitely get mosquito larvae and probably other critters. On one hand, free fish food. But you have to stay on top of it.

Edit - Oh and plus one...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   12-08-2015, 09:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 806
Posted By jarvitron
I change a bit less water (20%) twice as often...

I change a bit less water (20%) twice as often (about every 4 days) and my shrimp seem to be as happy as my fish but YMMV. My tap water is very low gh/kh (<70tds) out of the tap and I have 3 carbon...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   12-08-2015, 09:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,446
Posted By jarvitron
Unfortunately, both can cause bad molts. Usually...

Unfortunately, both can cause bad molts. Usually in tanks it's high gH, but occasionally when somebody has an aggressively planted tank with CO2 it might be low. The best thread I found on it put it...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   12-07-2015, 01:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 349
Posted By jarvitron
Mine leave all the snails alone, they only wanna...

Mine leave all the snails alone, they only wanna eat broccoli stems or zucchini
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   12-07-2015, 01:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 572
Posted By jarvitron
I'm spamming this around lately because I just...

I'm spamming this around lately because I just heard about it and really like it but haven't tried it yet.

Instead of using dewormer to kill the worms, you just move the shrimp to a holding tank...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   12-07-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 375
Posted By jarvitron
There's always dewormer but I hate anything you...

There's always dewormer but I hate anything you add to the tank that can't really be measurably removed/known to be gone.

I heard about this trick for killing planaria but it would work for hydra...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   12-07-2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 341
Posted By jarvitron
My bladder snails get pretty big if I let em,...

My bladder snails get pretty big if I let em, 3/4". Not particularly attractive but I like snails, they eat the crud everybody else leaves behind.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   12-07-2015, 12:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 806
Posted By jarvitron
Died trying to molt is very likely. "Bad Molt" is...

Died trying to molt is very likely. "Bad Molt" is almost always water parameters. Was the 30% when they keeled the first change in a long time? Shrimp like consistency.

DIY CO2 is very variable in...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   12-07-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 313
Posted By jarvitron
A 13 gallon with 2xT5 HO's sounds like a mega...

A 13 gallon with 2xT5 HO's sounds like a mega ultra bright tank to me. And they swim when the lights are off?....
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   12-07-2015, 12:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,446
Posted By jarvitron
I lost a whole tank of shrimp when my city...

I lost a whole tank of shrimp when my city changed over from one water source to another (with radically different parameters). I think that PH seems fine, my cherries are in a tank with 7.8 water...
Forum: Ponds   02-28-2015, 05:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,254
Posted By jarvitron
On the contrary. As you have to cut them to use...

On the contrary. As you have to cut them to use them for a fish purpose anyways, an IBC pond would be exactly as deep as you cut it to be. If you have the caps, you could cut two 40 inch by 48 inch...
Forum: Fish   07-05-2013, 04:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,838
Posted By jarvitron
I've got six, they're very active, free swim...

I've got six, they're very active, free swim throughout all levels of the water, sift my play sand substrate but not as intently as a cory. Very cute and feed well off plain old flake and sinking...
Forum: Fish   07-04-2013, 02:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 926
Posted By jarvitron
I've been feeding with Ken's "livebearer mix" or...

I've been feeding with Ken's "livebearer mix" or whatever he calls it for about a year and a half (a half pound of flake food goes a LOOONG way), and using veggie sticks with calcium in my shrimp...
Forum: DIY   06-17-2013, 09:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,879
Posted By jarvitron
Awesome idea! The table is going to be tough...

Awesome idea! The table is going to be tough enough not to crack, and it's not really likely to flex out at the ends, what you really want to do is make sure that wooden back doesn't bow or pull away...
Forum: DIY   06-02-2013, 12:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,342
Posted By jarvitron
I made a fixture for a 20" wide (24" deep) tank...

I made a fixture for a 20" wide (24" deep) tank with those sockets attached to a rail of aluminum strap from the hardware store. The 3x3w bulbs I have used, despite the bigger heat sink, still get...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium   05-27-2013, 09:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,964
Posted By jarvitron
Who is we? Also, why not? I know this...

Who is we?

Also, why not? I know this crosses over into aquaponics but why shouldn't it? Fish, water, plants, roots.... seems like a big venn crossover.

Aesthetically speaking, mint is quite a...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium   05-27-2013, 09:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,964
Posted By jarvitron
It is not a riparium planter, but I have...

It is not a riparium planter, but I have spearmint growing in a marina air driven HOB breeder box full of hydroton capped with "natural" aquarium gravel, outdoors. I heard that most mints go crazy in...
Forum: Plants   05-17-2013, 03:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 727
Posted By jarvitron
good plants for a NA native tank?

Isn't fissendens fontanus a native NA plant? Also I just walk out by streams and grab plants. There are not a lot of true aquatics I find up here, but lots of interesting marginals, sedges, and...
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