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Forum: Equipment   03-18-2016, 03:59 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By cdwill
Multi-outlet timer with specific features

Hi folks,

I'm trying to find a timer/power strip/etc. that has the following features:

Multiple outlets, the more the better
Each outlet can be timed individually and separately
Three prong...
Forum: Plants   02-12-2014, 01:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 623
Posted By cdwill
Thanks, I appreciate that. Any idea how long...

Thanks, I appreciate that. Any idea how long they take to come back (days, weeks, months)?
Forum: Plants   02-11-2014, 12:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 623
Posted By cdwill
They were full-sized plants that I cut down.

They were full-sized plants that I cut down.
Forum: Plants   02-09-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 623
Posted By cdwill
Jungle Val rehab

I'm trying to rehab some jungle val, which had black roots. Most of them have developed small, thin white roots, but at the same time, the leaves were dying back, so I cut them down almost to the...
Forum: Equipment   02-15-2012, 05:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,819
Posted By cdwill
Put the spraybars below the intake against the...

Put the spraybars below the intake against the back glass, facing upward to the surface. This will create a vertical whirlpool against the back glass, eventually ripping a hole in the space-time...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   12-02-2011, 02:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 238
Posted By cdwill
First in the tank - fish, shrimp, or snails?

I'll be getting a shipment of RCS, chili rasboras, and a nerite snail. Should I spread out adding them to the same tank, or add them all at the same time? If I should spread out adding them, in what...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   11-29-2011, 02:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 693
Posted By cdwill
It's unlikely that you'll be able to grow HC or...

It's unlikely that you'll be able to grow HC or UG without CO2.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   11-26-2011, 12:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,294
Posted By cdwill
Tiny collar, tiny leash. Works like a charm.

Tiny collar, tiny leash. Works like a charm.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   11-23-2011, 03:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 967
Posted By cdwill
Microdevario Kubotai

Microdevario Kubotai
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   11-22-2011, 03:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 842
Posted By cdwill
Could be. I think I need to see them again to...

Could be. I think I need to see them again to try to determine the species. So it seems like 'firecracker shrimp' isn't a very common 'common name'.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   11-22-2011, 03:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 842
Posted By cdwill
Tiny like a RCS, with dark red/burgundy bands on...

Tiny like a RCS, with dark red/burgundy bands on a white, almost translucent body. Body shape is more like a ghost shrimp, but they're way smaller than ghost shrimp. Color bands are much narrower...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   11-22-2011, 03:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 842
Posted By cdwill
Firecracker shrimp?

My LFS is selling a freshwater shrimp species with the common name of firecracker shrimp. I've never seen this species before. Does anyone know the scientific name or have any info on them?...
Forum: Equipment   10-20-2011, 02:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 805
Posted By cdwill
You can use the DI stage for freshwater tanks. ...

You can use the DI stage for freshwater tanks. The water will just be that much 'purer', and the effect on GH and KH will be greater than described above.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   10-17-2011, 01:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,747
Posted By cdwill
Old thread bump, but one of my Amanos is suddenly...

Old thread bump, but one of my Amanos is suddenly red. Not slightly pink, but deep red. It seems to be doing fine, though -- it's eating and moving around normally.

Any idea what could cause...
Forum: Plants   10-13-2011, 12:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,977
Posted By cdwill
You could use Cryptocoryne Parva and/or Marsilea...

You could use Cryptocoryne Parva and/or Marsilea spp. (Minutia, Quadrifolia, etc.). Both easier plants that don't need a lot of light.
Forum: Aquascaping   10-12-2011, 04:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 506
Posted By cdwill
Flourite does contain small amounts of...

Flourite does contain small amounts of micronutrients/traces, but doesn't contain two of the three macronutrients (nitrogen and phosphorus, with potassium being the third). More importantly, those...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   10-12-2011, 04:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 780
Posted By cdwill
Make sure you're doing your water changes.

Make sure you're doing your water changes.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   10-12-2011, 04:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 646
Posted By cdwill
Are the test kits you're using to determine...

Are the test kits you're using to determine pH/GH/KH calibrated?

Are you adding CO2? Using what method?
Forum: Aquascaping   10-12-2011, 04:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 431
Posted By cdwill
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/aquascaping/1499...

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/aquascaping/149914-what-kind-wood-can-i-use.html
Forum: Aquascaping   10-12-2011, 04:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 506
Posted By cdwill
A few thoughts: Goldfish eat most plants,...

A few thoughts:

Goldfish eat most plants, in my experience. I'd make sure that the fish you intend to keep won't snack on your plants.

Water temperature isn't as important as water...
Forum: Lighting   10-11-2011, 01:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 863
Posted By cdwill
Yes, each bulb is 24w, so 48w total for 10...

Yes, each bulb is 24w, so 48w total for 10 hours/day.

Have you read this thread -- especially the chart that details the tank depth in inches?:...
Forum: Lighting   10-11-2011, 03:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 863
Posted By cdwill
I also have this tank, and am lighting it with...

I also have this tank, and am lighting it with this:
http://www.catalinaaquarium.com/store/product_info.php?cPath=71_136&products_id=1414

It's tough to light. I only use two of the four bulbs,...
Forum: Lighting   10-09-2011, 04:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,207
Posted By cdwill
Thanks for the advice. Any brands other than...

Thanks for the advice. Any brands other than Hagen that you'd recommend? I'd like to compare pricing.
Forum: Lighting   10-08-2011, 05:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,207
Posted By cdwill
Replacing 18" 15W T8 bulb

Hi folks,

I have a 10G tank that I plan to convert into a lower light, low tech tank. It currently has an 18" 15W T8 bulb, which is an Aqueon 8,000K 'Full Daylight'. It gives off a pink hue and...
Forum: Tank Journals   08-24-2011, 02:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,109
Posted By cdwill
I have this exact tank, and have a very similar...

I have this exact tank, and have a very similar setup to yours. I'm running two 2215s, though, and have this lighting fixture:...
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