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Forum: Tank Journals 12-17-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,568
Posted By xenxes
So a few updates, finally moved (still...

So a few updates, finally moved (still unpacking)! While moving, I dropped the big shrimp bucket while coming off the UHaul truck and shrimp went flying / swimming down the street! :( managed to...
Forum: Tank Journals 12-17-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,568
Posted By xenxes
Yes, but probably not enough because of its speed...

Yes, but probably not enough because of its speed of decay. The half-life of carbon-14 is like ~5700 years, and makes up maybe 30% of regular charcoal. Any organic matter decomposition releases...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-05-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,568
Posted By xenxes
I think charcoal is just a good buffer, mitigates...

I think charcoal is just a good buffer, mitigates over/under fertilization. Plants will probably not magically do better, but should be more resilient to neglect. Should be beneficial to add an...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-05-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,568
Posted By xenxes
I have no idea. Depends on what you're going to...

I have no idea. Depends on what you're going to use it for, if for yard fertilizer buffer I imagine the longer it soaks the more nutrients it binds. A couple weeks to a month ought to give it some...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-05-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,568
Posted By xenxes
I feel like I'm updating the grow tub rather than...

I feel like I'm updating the grow tub rather than 90g tank, sorry lol


BAM! this is what the temporary shrimp tub looks like now 1 week later:...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 11-04-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 769
Posted By xenxes
Throw them in ramen. ...

Throw them in ramen.

http://tjonlinestore.com/xcart43/images/P/6538-01.jpg

Buhahaha.

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Forum: Substrate 10-30-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 266
Posted By xenxes
Whatever this stuff is...

Whatever this stuff is http://www.homedepot.com/p/Mosser-Lee-432-cu-in-Sphagnum-Moss-110/202301542

I guess it's not labeled as "peat", does that mean it's a top layer? I did not realize there...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-30-2014, 03:39 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,558
Posted By xenxes
The gas kills EVERYTHING, I attempted to seal a...

The gas kills EVERYTHING, I attempted to seal a tank off with 3 layers of saran wrap, bad idea, since they were air permeable I guess. It needs to be absolutely air tight, to be safe I'd move your...
Forum: Fish 10-30-2014, 01:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,444
Posted By xenxes
Make it a shrimp and nanofish tank! I can...

Make it a shrimp and nanofish tank! I can probably share some by then, should have my new tank setup before Xmas (have to move just once more, ugh, but only ~1mile away this time ;)).
Forum: Substrate 10-29-2014, 11:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 266
Posted By xenxes
Hmm interesting, thanks for the insight! I...

Hmm interesting, thanks for the insight!

I think I've mainly been buying Canadian ones, will give the NZ a try, thought they were basically all the same. I use this stuff for everything, planted...
Forum: Substrate 10-29-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 266
Posted By xenxes
Question Where to buy Sphagnum Moss (Long Fiber) in bulk?

Other than Lowes or Home Depot that sells ~400 cubic inches for $4?

I'm hoping to get 10lbs+, must be long fiber (not ground up peat moss). eBay or Amazon? What's a good dollar per pound figure?...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-28-2014, 11:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,193
Posted By xenxes
Love the tree trunks! That's a lot of trouble you...

Love the tree trunks! That's a lot of trouble you went through and it shows :proud:

The system and built in is craziness, I'd never be able to build something like that, usually just end up...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-28-2014, 10:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,568
Posted By xenxes
If you want to speed it up, keep it moist, keep...

If you want to speed it up, keep it moist, keep it from freezing, add earthworms, turn it once in a while, and keep nitrogen to carbon ratio at 20-30 to 1.

Different things compost at different...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-28-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,568
Posted By xenxes
Think it should be fine for a while, added...

Think it should be fine for a while, added mischlings. I might tie a bungee or ratchet cable around it for stability.

Propagating plants and shrimp, will hopefully have this up in a month.
Forum: Fish 10-28-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 246
Posted By xenxes
I once found flour beetles in one my containers...

I once found flour beetles in one my containers of fish food from Petco. Freeze it, then feed it! Live bugs are more nutritious.
Forum: Fish 10-28-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 249
Posted By xenxes
They're not interested in larger shrimp or...

They're not interested in larger shrimp or juvies, I tested via a breeder box and new hatchlings where they gobbled them up. Same with food sticks, they would bully the shrimp off a Ken's mixed...
Forum: Fish 10-28-2014, 05:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 249
Posted By xenxes
Question Keeping these Nano Fish Species with Shrimp?

I know I can keep boraras brigittae (15-20 mm) with shrimp, never seen predatory behavior even with hatchlings. They are very timid and typically eat pieces of left over shrimp food that gets flung...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-27-2014, 01:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,568
Posted By xenxes
Think I'll end up paying for my impatience, saw...

Think I'll end up paying for my impatience, saw good deals on shrimps and bought some waaay before I can have this tank set up, much less cycled and established
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Forum: Tank Journals 10-22-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,390
Posted By xenxes
Wow, you're so organized! All the compartments...

Wow, you're so organized! All the compartments and wires are making my head spin.

Work with what you have and obey the rule of thirds, once it's densely planted the hardscape won't matter as much...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-22-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 25,662
Posted By xenxes
I can't believe you tore that whole thing down...

I can't believe you tore that whole thing down and restarted it, deserves a new thread. Looking forward to see the new scape fill in.
Forum: Tank Journals 10-22-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,337
Posted By xenxes
Looking lush! I was going to recommend a darker...

Looking lush! I was going to recommend a darker substrate cap for contrast, but looks like that HM (at least it looks like HM, foreground carpet?) will cover it soon, you need to trim it like a...
Forum: Substrate 10-22-2014, 05:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 356
Posted By xenxes
You're right, depending on how well composted the...

You're right, depending on how well composted the waste is, there might be fewer ammonia, and more nitrogen (nitrites and nitrates). Either way, a direct injection of compost in the water column...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-22-2014, 03:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,568
Posted By xenxes
Thanks, this one might take a while to get...

Thanks, this one might take a while to get started, unlike my old nanos that pop up overnight...

@PhysicsDude55 - woa, 84", got pics? I don't see your journals :(

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Anyway, since I have...
Forum: Substrate 10-21-2014, 05:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 356
Posted By xenxes
Waste is waste, doesn't matter if that Nitrogen...

Waste is waste, doesn't matter if that Nitrogen is coming from a dead shrimp or a dead chicken. In the end the chemical elements that plants can uptake back are still the same.

In a large body...
Forum: Substrate 10-21-2014, 03:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 293
Posted By xenxes
The thousands of years bit includes continuous...

The thousands of years bit includes continuous refuse being dumped into the river and broken down and absorbed by layers of charcoal. It will need to be replenished somehow over time, so would still...
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