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Forum: Fish   12-17-2012, 08:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,657
Posted By DaTrueDave
This might be semantics, but I don't think a QT...

This might be semantics, but I don't think a QT tank is intended to provide refuge when your main tank is infected with something. A QT tank is where you put livestock you're bringing in from other...
Forum: Fish   12-17-2012, 08:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,443
Posted By DaTrueDave
What do you think you're growing by adding...

What do you think you're growing by adding ammonia? You're growing bacteria and starting a life cycle in your tank. Whether you introduce nitrogen in the form of straight ammonia or in the form of...
Forum: Fish   12-10-2012, 05:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,553
Posted By DaTrueDave
That makes sense. I thought we were talking...

That makes sense. I thought we were talking about CO2 levels that we purposely are injecting into our tanks, though. Those will actually increase O2 levels in the tank.
Forum: Fish   12-10-2012, 04:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,553
Posted By DaTrueDave
This is not true. While you're correct that...

This is not true.

While you're correct that CO2 does not displace oxygen, the actual oxygen levels can vary significantly depending on how many plants are photosynthesizing and giving off oxygen...
Forum: DIY   12-10-2012, 02:08 PM
Replies: 856
Views: 245,065
Posted By DaTrueDave
Vaseline? I know Vaseline eats rubber like it's...

Vaseline? I know Vaseline eats rubber like it's going out of style (depending on the rubber, of course). Perhaps a food safe silicone based grease would be better? I'll have to take it apart next...
Forum: DIY   12-08-2012, 10:00 PM
Replies: 856
Views: 245,065
Posted By DaTrueDave
I had no luck with Amazon and ended up getting...

I had no luck with Amazon and ended up getting everything from Lowes.

Everything seems to be working as it should except I need to crank the filter housing a bit tighter (gonna need wrenches, as...
Forum: Equipment   12-08-2012, 09:49 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By DaTrueDave
A hundred bucks for a ten gallon tank! Yikes!

A hundred bucks for a ten gallon tank! Yikes!
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   12-08-2012, 04:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 915
Posted By DaTrueDave
And where do you think Speedie's Supreme Reds...

And where do you think Speedie's Supreme Reds fall in that spectrum?
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Forum: Fish   12-07-2012, 10:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,443
Posted By DaTrueDave
Instead of adding straight ammonia to maintain...

Instead of adding straight ammonia to maintain your cycled tank, consider adding a pinch of fish food every day instead. This will feed the bacteria in a manner much more suitable for ensuring a...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   12-07-2012, 10:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 915
Posted By DaTrueDave
Can anyone point me in the direction of a thread...

Can anyone point me in the direction of a thread or web page that outlines the different types of red neos? I thought PFR, Sakura, and Ultimate Red were all different names for the same type of...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   12-07-2012, 06:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 915
Posted By DaTrueDave
OK, so you guys have convinced me that I need to...

OK, so you guys have convinced me that I need to set up a PFR/Sakura/UltimateRed aquarium, and once that's established, I can take the culls from that colony to improve the color of the colony in my...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   12-04-2012, 09:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 915
Posted By DaTrueDave
That's what I'm trying to do, increase the...

That's what I'm trying to do, increase the average quality of my shrimp colony. I have only one tank and have zero interest in anything other than a healthy, colorful aquarium.

My question was...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   12-04-2012, 03:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 915
Posted By DaTrueDave
Awesome. That's what I wanted to hear! ...

Awesome. That's what I wanted to hear!


Nah, I'm not interested in culling, just slowly improving the colony's color by adding some nicer shrimp every now and then.

Just wanted to make sure...
Forum: Fish   12-04-2012, 03:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 533
Posted By DaTrueDave
They are schooling nicely! I want to get a nice...

They are schooling nicely! I want to get a nice school of something in my heavily planted 55gal. I was thinking rummies, but these guys now have my interest piqued, too. I think they might be a...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   12-04-2012, 03:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 915
Posted By DaTrueDave
Genetics of PFR/Sakura/Ultimate Red etc...

I'm hoping someone here can ease my mind. I know that with neos, that if you mix different colors together, that the resulting offspring will likely revert to a brownish color that they often have...
Forum: DIY   11-30-2012, 01:27 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,209
Posted By DaTrueDave
Ah, is there another thread where this is...

Ah, is there another thread where this is discussed? I see only one pic here and just can't grasp what is going on at all.
Forum: DIY   11-29-2012, 05:02 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,209
Posted By DaTrueDave
Well, your single photo gives almost zero...

Well, your single photo gives almost zero indication of what you've got there (to someone who doesn't know what those parts are), or how you built it, so obviously more detail is needed if you want...
Forum: DIY   11-27-2012, 01:09 AM
Replies: 856
Views: 245,065
Posted By DaTrueDave
I just bought the same housing from the same...

I just bought the same housing from the same place. I'm going to be looking on Amazon.com for the pieces that Moose listed and, if I remember, I'll list them here with links.
Forum: Important Update/Announcements   08-05-2012, 03:37 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,822
Posted By DaTrueDave
Awesome! Thank you for reconsidering, Kyle! ...

Awesome! Thank you for reconsidering, Kyle!

I'm not interested in "I told you so"s, and I realize that it might make them more or less likely, but I'm curious to know if the site traffic went...
Forum: Important Update/Announcements   07-26-2012, 03:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,584
Posted By DaTrueDave
I'm about to un-like it as it's nothing but spam...

I'm about to un-like it as it's nothing but spam posts from the forums here. I'm sure it's just some sort of vB plugin, but turn it down a notch or twelve. Maybe have it auto-post only the most...
Forum: Substrate   07-21-2012, 11:39 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 94,922
Posted By DaTrueDave
You seem confused. "Inert" is not the same as...

You seem confused. "Inert" is not the same as "not containing nutrients". There are plenty of substrates out there that are not inert. There are plenty that are filled with organic matter that...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   04-02-2012, 08:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 979
Posted By DaTrueDave
What about Opae'ula Hawaiian red shrimp?

What about Opae'ula Hawaiian red shrimp?
Forum: HealthyTanks.com   02-17-2012, 03:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,739
Posted By DaTrueDave
Thanks Robert! I do most of my forum reading...

Thanks Robert! I do most of my forum reading from my phone with Tapatalk, so your post was perfect.

Sounds like a very comprehensive program.

Any plans to have the reminders sync with...
Forum: Substrate   02-13-2012, 05:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 17,360
Posted By DaTrueDave
This makes me think that Flourite is less...

This makes me think that Flourite is less consistent than we might hope...
Forum: Substrate   02-10-2012, 06:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 17,360
Posted By DaTrueDave
Nothing. I let the debris break down on its own...

Nothing. I let the debris break down on its own to enrich my substrate!
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