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Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   09-28-2015, 11:00 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 47,294
Posted By Trail_Mix
FWIW, I had a half dozen of these whelks in a...

FWIW, I had a half dozen of these whelks in a heavily planted 20g long tank that was heavily populated with, (at the time), as many different species of shrimp, (actually more, I had a couple of the...
Forum: Tank Journals   05-11-2015, 07:26 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 9,901
Posted By Trail_Mix
How heavily are you feeding the tank? Because...

How heavily are you feeding the tank? Because keep in mind that fish food will add to the nutrient levels as well. But regardless, it seems that whether aquatic or not, phosphates are often way...
Forum: Tank Journals   04-17-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,775
Posted By Trail_Mix
Why does everyone dislike them so much? As far...

Why does everyone dislike them so much? As far as I've seen, they're harmless, whereas Gammarus occasionally nibble plant roots if they can't find food. But as for the pond snails, I've always...
Forum: Plants   04-17-2015, 04:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 10,219
Posted By Trail_Mix
Can you include a picture please? I'd love to...

Can you include a picture please? I'd love to see your tanks, how the Bolbitis look, and your jungle set-up. Why do they sell so many non-aquatics in those tubes though?!!!??!
Forum: Tank Journals   02-04-2015, 03:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,933
Posted By Trail_Mix
Update? I'm particularly interested in what you...

Update? I'm particularly interested in what you ended up doing with the background... I've got a bunch of riparian Aroids and want to do something similar this. I'm tired of looking at my...
Forum: Plants   11-13-2014, 03:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 588
Posted By Trail_Mix
I don't think any of these are truly suitable for...

I don't think any of these are truly suitable for long-term submerged culture, they can withstand being under-water for some time, and require damp conditions, but ultimately, I think these belong...
Forum: Aquascaping   11-13-2014, 03:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 298
Posted By Trail_Mix
Suggestions for a South-facing Ripar/Paludarium

Hi, I've got a 55g long, and a South facing window that I want to block, (at least partially), the view of, and was wondering what some good riparium/paludarium plant suggestions would be.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   07-05-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,457
Posted By Trail_Mix
How do you figure? Now granted, I have no...

How do you figure? Now granted, I have no knowledge of the, "Walmart special kitty" brand litter, but typically when people talk of using kitty litter in soil substrates, they're talking about...
Forum: DIY   05-29-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 12,995
Posted By Trail_Mix
Fascinating, those are some fantastic stands! ...

Fascinating, those are some fantastic stands! I'm a great admirer of those who actively pursue the DIY side of this hobby rather than blindly, mindlessly, suckling on ADA's teat attempting to throw...
Forum: Tank Journals   05-28-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,410
Posted By Trail_Mix
How's the jungle looking now?

How's the jungle looking now?
Forum: Tank Journals   04-29-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,688
Posted By Trail_Mix
I agree with others, give the moss something to...

I agree with others, give the moss something to attach to, and then grow it quasi-emersed, also if you take the strands of moss and rip them into smaller pieces, those will grow into new fronds. Try...
Forum: Tank Journals   04-27-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,426
Posted By Trail_Mix
Nice tank, I like your lay-out and am curious how...

Nice tank, I like your lay-out and am curious how its developed. How's it looking now? I'm particularly curious how the Bolbitis looks. I'm interested since a number of people, myself included,...
Forum: Ponds   04-21-2014, 04:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,196
Posted By Trail_Mix
Update?

Update?
Forum: Tank Journals   04-21-2014, 03:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,029
Posted By Trail_Mix
Any progress? I'm curious how everything came...

Any progress? I'm curious how everything came out! I love the juxtaposition of the dimensions of these two tanks, it's really unique, and I am always an approver of diy projects, oh and your lizard!
Forum: Tank Journals   01-13-2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,704
Posted By Trail_Mix
Best tank journal description I have ever read! ...

Best tank journal description I have ever read! :thumbsup:


Not being sarcastic either, I seriously love it, that's how I feel most of the times, like I'm either just playing around, or trying...
Forum: Plants   01-13-2014, 03:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,089
Posted By Trail_Mix
Wow... I imagine those stand rigid above the...

Wow... I imagine those stand rigid above the waterline? Seems the key may be that they need slightly harder water than most planted tanks provide.
Forum: Plants   01-12-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,748
Posted By Trail_Mix
Any updates on how these guys grew up? I've been...

Any updates on how these guys grew up? I've been very interested in dissecting the whole Bolbitis genus and taking a look at what's really from that genus and not, and what the different types of...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium   01-10-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,114
Posted By Trail_Mix
May I ask what brings you to Arizona? And this...

May I ask what brings you to Arizona? And this is a pretty awesome collection of Tilandsias, I am jealous, any updates? You should get some type of gecko or something and put it in that tank, I'm...
Forum: Plants   01-10-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 10,219
Posted By Trail_Mix
I know this is an old thread, but there's just so...

I know this is an old thread, but there's just so much confusion and lack of knowledge concerning Bolbitis right now that I have to ask and see if anybody knows... There are clearly more than one...
Forum: Tank Journals   12-26-2013, 09:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,813
Posted By Trail_Mix
Nice work, I really like the looks of these, and...

Nice work, I really like the looks of these, and am impressed by the sheer variety of plants you were able to squeeze onto one ball! Plus I love that you use so many terrestrial plants and include...
Forum: Plants   10-29-2013, 07:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 859
Posted By Trail_Mix
What is the best way to grow these plants? They...

What is the best way to grow these plants? They seem to like to attach to crevices in rocks on or near waterfalls. I have some emersed specimens which appear to be growing aerial roots, (they are...
Forum: Plants   10-29-2013, 07:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 401
Posted By Trail_Mix
Smile I am no expert, so hopefully someone with more...

I am no expert, so hopefully someone with more knowledge and experience can weigh in on this, but here's my thoughts. First let me say, the more information you can provide on your tank and your...
Forum: Plants   10-11-2013, 11:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 582
Posted By Trail_Mix
I suppose it depends on your actions really. I...

I suppose it depends on your actions really. I mean are you putting a lot of water conditioners, chemicals, and/or medications in your water? If not then don't worry about it. To get rid of it,...
Forum: Plants   10-02-2013, 08:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,157
Posted By Trail_Mix
I think this is just regular C. undulata. The...

I think this is just regular C. undulata. The color of the leaves can vary depending on emersed vs. immersed growth, lighting levels, and other growing conditions. I have a ton of these, so while I...
Forum: Tank Journals   10-02-2013, 08:49 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 26,385
Posted By Trail_Mix
Update? Do the crabs eat or bother any of your...

Update? Do the crabs eat or bother any of your plants to your knowledge? I guess probably not noticeably if at all. Great looking tank by the way, very jealous!
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