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Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates Yesterday, 04:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 341
Posted By Dolfan
I would suggest getting a TDS meter from eeno ebay links allowed..

I would suggest getting a TDS meter from eeebay for cheap, usually around $10-12 including shipping. It would be good to know what you are dealing with, rather then trust a report that doesn't...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-21-2014, 03:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 473
Posted By Dolfan
Here is one of my nicely colored cherry shrimp. ...

Here is one of my nicely colored cherry shrimp. Was sold to me as Painted Fire Red. I think some of mine are close to being "painted" but most are probably just the regular fire reds, some call...
Forum: Plants 10-18-2014, 03:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 206
Posted By Dolfan
Any of the easy floaters would do well. Here is...

Any of the easy floaters would do well. Here is what I would use....

frogbit - great floater on top of water, grows fast so it would help clean the water
anacharis and hornwort- can be floated...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-13-2014, 05:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 379
Posted By Dolfan
I have the HW-302 on my 40 gallon and it is...

I have the HW-302 on my 40 gallon and it is amazing. Best value in canisters and does a great job. As others stated you can adjust the spray bar to lower the flow a bit.

Seandelevan, you may...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-12-2014, 11:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 617
Posted By Dolfan
I think the shrimp tend to prefer anything with...

I think the shrimp tend to prefer anything with fine leaves as they create more surface area for foraging. Hence why they seem to love the moss, as there are tons of strands to clean and forage all...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-11-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 218
Posted By Dolfan
It sort of depends on the tank in my opinion,...

It sort of depends on the tank in my opinion, especially size. For anything over 30-40 gallon I think a canister is the way to go. For smaller tanks, while canisters are still great, most HOB's...
Forum: Equipment 10-08-2014, 04:05 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,203
Posted By Dolfan
For the price I don't think the SunSun canister...

For the price I don't think the SunSun canister can be beat. They are super quiet, have tons of media space/options, and best of all are super cheap. For the price of 1 eheim or other canister you...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-07-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 223
Posted By Dolfan
Yes you can make them DIY, but by the time you...

Yes you can make them DIY, but by the time you buy an aquarium safe sponge and a PVP pipe or other tube, you usually have spent more then $4-5. Why not get a professionally made one, shipped right...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-07-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 223
Posted By Dolfan
I really like the cheap dual sponge filters found...

I really like the cheap dual sponge filters found on [Ebay Link Removed] The smaller size is around $4 and the larger $5, and that includes shipping. They work great and with having dual sponges...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-03-2014, 12:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 365
Posted By Dolfan
I make mine out of the sponges used in Aquaclear...

I make mine out of the sponges used in Aquaclear 70 filter. They are larger and you can custom fit them to odd sized intake strainers, like my SunSun HW-302 canister. I like these sponges a lot as...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-30-2014, 11:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 730
Posted By Dolfan
I mentioned to use Paraguard, figuring if it was...

I mentioned to use Paraguard, figuring if it was a Parasite, that it would be helpful. I'm no expert of course.

Sbarbee, what do you recommend for treating it? Just letting it run it's course...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-29-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 730
Posted By Dolfan
I would also treat the whole tank with Paraguard.

I would also treat the whole tank with Paraguard.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-27-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 416
Posted By Dolfan
Shrimp can adjust to a lot of things. Odds are...

Shrimp can adjust to a lot of things. Odds are your shrimp may just have weaker shells since they are probably lacking all of the calcium they need. Try supplementing with some fresh veggies high...
Forum: Algae 09-27-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 446
Posted By Dolfan
Here is a good thread that discusses an entire...

Here is a good thread that discusses an entire tank treatment.

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=203684

Be sure to read the whole thread and pay attention to where the OP...
Forum: Lighting 09-26-2014, 02:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 366
Posted By Dolfan
Thanks for the link. Now I'm drooling over the...

Thanks for the link. Now I'm drooling over the Planted Plus 2 model. Being dimmable is a huge bonus.
Forum: Lighting 09-25-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 366
Posted By Dolfan
Thanks for the info about new finnex lights...

Thanks for the info about new finnex lights coming out. What is supposed to be different about the new lights? I was wanting to stay in the low-mid light range, so figured the Planted Plus series...
Forum: Lighting 09-25-2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 193
Posted By Dolfan
I highly recommend having a split photoperiod. ...

I highly recommend having a split photoperiod. Diana Walstad recommends it in her book "Ecology of the Planted Tank". It helps to allow the CO2 to build back up in the middle of the day to allow...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-24-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 408
Posted By Dolfan
I have used bleach before and it is very harsh on...

I have used bleach before and it is very harsh on some plants, namely anacharis and mosses. I have had much better success with Alum. It can be found in the spice aisle of most grocery stores. It...
Forum: Lighting 09-24-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 366
Posted By Dolfan
Best place to buy a Finnex Planted Plus LED

I'm thinking about getting a 36 inch Finnex Planted Plus LED for my 40 gallon breeder tank. Where is the best place to purchase these online? I have seen them on ebay and amazon both for around...
Forum: Finnex / Schuber Wright 09-24-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 204
Posted By Dolfan
Thanks Mattinmd, that is exactly what I needed to...

Thanks Mattinmd, that is exactly what I needed to know.
Forum: Finnex / Schuber Wright 09-24-2014, 03:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 204
Posted By Dolfan
How wide do Planted Plus LED brackets extend

I have a 40 gallon breeder which is 36 inches wide. I was wondering if I could use a 30 inch Planted Plus fixture and the brackets would extend or if I would need a full 36 inch light. Any insight...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-23-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 140
Posted By Dolfan
It depends on the type of stone and it depends on...

It depends on the type of stone and it depends on your water parameters before adding any stone or driftwood.

Stone can raise the PH a bit, depending on the type.

Driftwood can lower the PH a...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-21-2014, 04:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 305
Posted By Dolfan
Maracyn 2 coming back to market

A buddy showed me this link on another aquatic forum and I thought I would share in case anyone hasn't heard.

http://www.fritzaquatics.com/news.php?id=10

Maracyn 2 being one of the few,...
Forum: DIY 09-20-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 511
Posted By Dolfan
I don't think it is safe. I personally would...

I don't think it is safe. I personally would only use silicone that specifically says "aquarium safe". The aquarium safe silicon may be a bit more expensive, but better safe then sorry.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-17-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 588
Posted By Dolfan
Shrimp have been known to be somewhat sensitive...

Shrimp have been known to be somewhat sensitive to Excel. Added with the stress of a new tank with new parameters that could have pushed the ghost shrimp over the edge. Most shrimp do okay with...
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