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Forum: Plants Today, 02:26 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By Knotyoureality
Rarity covers a good part of the equation, but...

Rarity covers a good part of the equation, but many of these plants are simply uniquely beautiful. On many varieties the leaves are quite glossy and take on an almost iridescent sheen thanks to a...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Yesterday, 06:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 245
Posted By Knotyoureality
I've used pretty much every floater out there...

I've used pretty much every floater out there over the years, but right now I've mostly got dwarf water lettuce, frogbit and a bit of duckweed after losing my entire floater collection last year.
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Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates Yesterday, 05:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 283
Posted By Knotyoureality
Nope, assassins lay eggs. Pretty cool eggs too as...

Nope, assassins lay eggs. Pretty cool eggs too as they're little squares. Hard to spot as they're very small.

Malaysian Trumpet snails carry their eggs until the young hatch, assassins don't.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates Yesterday, 04:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 284
Posted By Knotyoureality
Except for the abdominal "spines" being much much...

Except for the abdominal "spines" being much much longer than I'm used to seeing, it looks a lot like a dobsonfly larvae.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Yesterday, 03:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 184
Posted By Knotyoureality
Nerite eggs, in most tanks, take a very very very...

Nerite eggs, in most tanks, take a very very very long time to break down. I've pieces of driftwood with nerite eggs still showing after six months. Yeah, love nerites--don't love the eggs.

If...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Yesterday, 03:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 245
Posted By Knotyoureality
I'd agree, but add that if you think you have...

I'd agree, but add that if you think you have enough light, you probably don't--at least not for the long haul. :)

I ran low light tanks for years before gradually moving my primary tank up to...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Yesterday, 02:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 175
Posted By Knotyoureality
+1 for either patience or moving to C02. I...

+1 for either patience or moving to C02.

I run low to moderate light tanks, no C02, sand substrate with root tabs and somewhat regular ferts in the water column and in general I find it takes a...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates Yesterday, 02:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 477
Posted By Knotyoureality
My cherry cull tank---blah cherries get fed to my...

My cherry cull tank---blah cherries get fed to my neighbor's angelfish but I toss any interestingly colored ones like chocolates, blues, greens, wines and such in my backup tank for the fun of...
Forum: Fish 10-21-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 202
Posted By Knotyoureality
That's plenty of room for a small group of males....

That's plenty of room for a small group of males. At .5" mature length that's 20x their body length in horizontal swim room; even rounding it up the 1" that females reach still gives you 10x.

My...
Forum: Plants 10-21-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 189
Posted By Knotyoureality
With just three plants? A very very very long...

With just three plants? A very very very long time.

Barring starting with more plants, the best method I've found is to start with good sized plants, let them establish--then start clipping and...
Forum: Fish 10-21-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 294
Posted By Knotyoureality
With the variety of stock in my community tank,...

With the variety of stock in my community tank, my sterbai get a mix of all sorts of food including a share of the veggie foods my plecos and shrimp get, but Ken's http://www.kensfish.com/ ...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-21-2014, 03:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 126
Posted By Knotyoureality
It's not always possible to buy the plants you...

It's not always possible to buy the plants you want (at the price you want, when you want) from a tank set up similar to yours, but it's nice when you can. I run into major melting on a lot of stems...
Forum: Substrate 10-20-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 170
Posted By Knotyoureality
Cat litter pan--an indispensible tool for me when...

Cat litter pan--an indispensible tool for me when it comes to my tanks.

Fill it 1/3-1/2 full of substrate (depending on what weight you can easily manage), fill with water, agitate, pour off...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-20-2014, 03:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 216
Posted By Knotyoureality
Ramshorns have a nifty trick to help them reach...

Ramshorns have a nifty trick to help them reach food: they'll hold air in their shells to generate a neutral buoyancy so their weight is mostly or entirely offset, letting them crawl along even very...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-20-2014, 01:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 116
Posted By Knotyoureality
Lots of ways to do it. When it's been a problem...

Lots of ways to do it. When it's been a problem in my tanks I've found the easiest method was to toss in a small chunk of cuttlebone--easily found at any pet store carrying bird supplies. Snails will...
Forum: Substrate 10-20-2014, 01:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 199
Posted By Knotyoureality
They tend to carry both, though some of the stuff...

They tend to carry both, though some of the stuff listed as "composted" is whiff enough that they obviously didn't do a thorough job on the process.
Forum: Plants 10-20-2014, 12:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 196
Posted By Knotyoureality
http://shop.plantedaquariumscentral.com/ ...

http://shop.plantedaquariumscentral.com/

I've done several orders with them. Initially stumbled on them when I was having trouble finding mermaid weed that hadn't been grown in high light...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-19-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 151
Posted By Knotyoureality
Depends on what you consider uncommon....

Depends on what you consider uncommon. Mine--cherries, amano and ghost-- get a bit of just about anything reasonable that crosses my cutting board. Usual fare includes things like asparagus, radish...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-19-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 189
Posted By Knotyoureality
As with any snail, it can be difficult to know...

As with any snail, it can be difficult to know how many you actually have. A tank I was sure only had a couple dozen at most, turned out to have over sixty adults when I broke it down.

Curiously,...
Forum: Fish 10-18-2014, 04:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 331
Posted By Knotyoureality
The inch per gallon is a very simplistic one,...

The inch per gallon is a very simplistic one, even more so in that it doesn't take into account the dimensions of the tank; a 20g long works very differently than a 20g high.

Two rules I like to...
Forum: Aquascaping 10-17-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 375
Posted By Knotyoureality
Barring a few masters, *everyone's* scapes can be...

Barring a few masters, *everyone's* scapes can be improved. For a first attempt at planning a hardscape, this is pretty good.

Yes, the slope will need to be stabalized to last. Yes, the rocks...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-17-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 299
Posted By Knotyoureality
Mine are pretty good at finding food wherever it...

Mine are pretty good at finding food wherever it lands. They'll come out of the canopy (my 37g tall is scaped with lots of broadleaf plants mounted high up in the tank on branches) for fresh veggies...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 10-17-2014, 04:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 418
Posted By Knotyoureality
I've tried all sorts of barriers, but she's as...

I've tried all sorts of barriers, but she's as persistent in her quest as the cats are about drinking out of the tanks. I like having the HOB for emergent plants on the back of the tank, but I'll...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-17-2014, 04:42 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,738
Posted By Knotyoureality
Love the stone formation on the right and your...

Love the stone formation on the right and your tree combination turned out great. Only thing I'd suggest is tweaking the position of the tree by moving it as far left as possible to put all the...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 10-17-2014, 01:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 418
Posted By Knotyoureality
+1 on just treating it as a no-hassle assisted...

+1 on just treating it as a no-hassle assisted water change.

Smaller vases/tanks that they might knock over or disturb emergent plants are placed high on shelves or racks where the cats can't...
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