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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-10-2009, 03:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 892
Posted By BentZero
End of the aquarium trade as we know it?

I got this email from my LFS. Sorry if this is a double post. It's been awhile since I've been back to the forum.


READ THIS! IT COULD MEAN THE END OF THE AQUARIUM HOBBY!!
When you read this,...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-08-2008, 10:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,330
Posted By BentZero
I finally made it to the LFS last weekend to get...

I finally made it to the LFS last weekend to get an Aquaclear 30 sponge. I bought 3 for $6. My knife didn't quite cut it, so I got a small pair of scissors and snipped a slit into the sponge. It's...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-23-2008, 01:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,330
Posted By BentZero
Sweet, thanks for all of the suggestions guys. I...

Sweet, thanks for all of the suggestions guys. I had to clean the nylon again last night. 3 hours later it's clogged again. Annoying.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-22-2008, 08:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,330
Posted By BentZero
Hmmm, hadn't thought about that. Mine don't seem...

Hmmm, hadn't thought about that. Mine don't seem to be fading so I guess I'm good. Anyone know of a really cheap sponge I can buy? I'm assuming that a dish washing sponge is no good. Those seem...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-22-2008, 07:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 380
Posted By BentZero
I floated and then dripped for 45 mins. Did the...

I floated and then dripped for 45 mins. Did the same with my amanos.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-22-2008, 07:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,330
Posted By BentZero
D'oh, just noticed the typo in the subject. :(

D'oh, just noticed the typo in the subject. :(
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-22-2008, 05:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,330
Posted By BentZero
Grrr...Nylon stocking filter keeps clogging

I've got an aqua clear 50 on my 20g tank. I've put black nylon stocking or pantie hose or whatever you call it on the intake tube to prevent my little RCS from being chopped up. The problem is that...
Forum: Fish 05-22-2008, 01:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,193
Posted By BentZero
I picked up 6 more rummies this weekend. LFS had...

I picked up 6 more rummies this weekend. LFS had a customer appreciation sale so they were 50% off. 2 of them died the first day. They weren't the healthiest looking fish, so I'm not worried about...
Forum: Fish 04-05-2008, 06:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,193
Posted By BentZero
This is what I do. The color on my rummys is so...

This is what I do. The color on my rummys is so bright they might get ticketed for swimming under the influence.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 04-04-2008, 05:46 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,259
Posted By BentZero
I'm glassless (to put an end to the open/topless...

I'm glassless (to put an end to the open/topless debate :)) on my 37g and I've got a hood on my 20g. I definitely have to top off more often on the larger tank. No fish jumpin' out that I know of.
Forum: Fish 04-03-2008, 05:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 781
Posted By BentZero
I just called my fav lfs and they are ordering...

I just called my fav lfs and they are ordering some for me. I want to have at least 6 total. I currently have 24 fish in my 37g. Most 1" in size. 5 more fish would put me close to my limit.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-02-2008, 06:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,083
Posted By BentZero
I setup a 20g tank b/c I got it for $3 in our...

I setup a 20g tank b/c I got it for $3 in our community yard sale. I decided I'd give a planted shrimp only tank a shot. Man am I happy I did it. I usually stare at my shrimp a lot more than my...
Forum: Fish 04-02-2008, 06:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 781
Posted By BentZero
Nevermind. After doing a search for columbian...

Nevermind. After doing a search for columbian tetra I finally found a site that had a pic of my fish. It's a pristella tetra.

http://www.fishlore.com/profiles_pristella_tetra.htm
Forum: Fish 04-02-2008, 05:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 781
Posted By BentZero
Identify this tetra please

Okay, I don't actually have a picture right now. I'll try to get one up if needed. It's got a silver body with a red tail. The anal and dorsal fins have a yellow base with a black bar in the...
Forum: Fish 04-02-2008, 05:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,193
Posted By BentZero
I got 5 rummys about 5 months ago and they are...

I got 5 rummys about 5 months ago and they are doing great. I've got a low tech tank, no water changes, top off with dechlored tap water, and temp around 80*. I have no idea what my pH is now and I...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-20-2008, 03:58 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 11,085
Posted By BentZero
Should I get Shirakura food for my RCS? Right...

Should I get Shirakura food for my RCS? Right now I feed crab cuisine, shrimp pellets, Hikari algae wafers, blanched zucchini, and occasionally Hikari tetra micro pellets. Everybody seems happy and...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-20-2008, 01:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 407
Posted By BentZero
I've got it in my 20g RCS and ghostie tank. No...

I've got it in my 20g RCS and ghostie tank. No problems here unless you think a growing population is a problem. :)
Forum: Low Tech Forum 03-17-2008, 06:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,540
Posted By BentZero
Thanks! The dwarf sag isn't doing too much, so...

Thanks! The dwarf sag isn't doing too much, so I'm thinking of replacing them with some kind of sword. All in all I'm happy with this tank. Very low maintenance which is good since my boys are due...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 03-17-2008, 01:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,540
Posted By BentZero
Here's an updated pic. I haven't changed too...

Here's an updated pic. I haven't changed too much. I took the moss off of the front piece of driftwood to use in my shrimp thank. I've added some rotela indica which replaced the asian ambulia. ...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 03-11-2008, 06:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,954
Posted By BentZero
I've got 15w over a 20g. I grow asian ambulia...

I've got 15w over a 20g. I grow asian ambulia like crazy, java moss, dwarf four leaf clover, wisteria, and a few bits of duckweed.

...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-01-2008, 06:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 989
Posted By BentZero
oh man. I didn't realize that you had to have a...

oh man. I didn't realize that you had to have a specific kind of substrate to raise crs. I guess I neednto do some research. Guess my SMS won't cut it. :)
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-01-2008, 05:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,355
Posted By BentZero
Well, I was mainly concerned because I want to...

Well, I was mainly concerned because I want to raise CRS as well. I was thinking thatbI wouldn't be able to raise them because my ghosties were dying. My success with the RCS gives a bit of...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 02-29-2008, 11:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,355
Posted By BentZero
Mine are breeding, so I guess they are american...

Mine are breeding, so I guess they are american glass shrimp. Most died off within 2 weeks. Others died off after a month or so. I guess I'll just have to keep replenishing my population if I want...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 02-28-2008, 08:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,355
Posted By BentZero
My tank is a shrimp only tank. I do have some...

My tank is a shrimp only tank. I do have some current from my AquaClear 50. I was just wondering why the adult shrimp were dying off. If I can't keep them alive I don't have much confidence that I...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 02-28-2008, 08:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,355
Posted By BentZero
RCS thriving and ghost shrimp declining, why?

I've had my shrimp tank up for about 2.5 months now. My RCS are multiplying like crazy. I've always got at least 5 berried or saddled ladies. My ghost shrimp aren't doing so well. I started out...
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