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Forum: DIY 04-13-2012, 11:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,339
Posted By illiath
Here's my Pico Saltwater tank setup. Mine is...

Here's my Pico Saltwater tank setup.

Mine is backwards from what your suggesting, my 'fuge (sump) is on the right and is higher than the display tank.

The reason for that was simple, I bought a...
Forum: Fish 04-11-2012, 10:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,619
Posted By illiath
I would point out that the only way they can get...

I would point out that the only way they can get the fish to do this is to not feed them properly.

So, you are basically paying someone to stick your feet in a tank with malnourished and badly...
Forum: Substrate 04-11-2012, 07:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 524
Posted By illiath
I assume this is a Marineland light? Given the...

I assume this is a Marineland light? Given the ratings it sounds like it. I was using one for a few months on a lightly planted tank and the plants seemed to like it quite well.

If you want...
Forum: DIY 04-11-2012, 07:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,614
Posted By illiath
Plastic Egg Crate (meaning the fluorescent light...

Plastic Egg Crate (meaning the fluorescent light diffuser material) is considered reef safe even :) And the saltwater people are anal about anything in their tanks... probably as the salt causes...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-11-2012, 06:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 730
Posted By illiath
Dang.... Last night you where proven right :( I...

Dang.... Last night you where proven right :( I could have had three new tanks..... :biggrin:

But yes, they where both together, in the middle of the tank behind a new rock with lots of "caves"...
Forum: Equipment 04-11-2012, 04:20 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,034
Posted By illiath
I mix vinegar and declor (or RODI) water and keep...

I mix vinegar and declor (or RODI) water and keep it around for dealing with salt creep and marks on both my tanks exteriors. I figure the interiors are kept reasonably clean by the inhabitants and...
Forum: Fish 04-11-2012, 03:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 473
Posted By illiath
As much as I would have liked to, I didn't have...

As much as I would have liked to, I didn't have any more tanks, as my backup tank was put to use earlier in the day to transfer the Pleco out of the main tank as he's been causing other problems in...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-10-2012, 12:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 730
Posted By illiath
Just had to mention... today I moved the Pleco...

Just had to mention... today I moved the Pleco out of the main tank due to a variety of issues.

After the tank settled for a few hours, I saw one of my Amano's again! :proud:

Now to see if the...
Forum: Fish 04-09-2012, 10:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 473
Posted By illiath
At this point I think I agree... after stuff has...

At this point I think I agree... after stuff has settled in the new tank, it looks to me like another of the new cory's is affected.... I just hope this doesn't spread to any more, I don't have...
Forum: Fish 04-09-2012, 09:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 473
Posted By illiath
*shrug* That was my feeling, he's (?) been placid...

*shrug* That was my feeling, he's (?) been placid most of his life, but he's getting on three years old now, and gotten too big for the tank... spent most of this morning "dusting" off the backup...
Forum: Fish 04-09-2012, 06:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 473
Posted By illiath
Oh sorry, I have a tank profile up, so figured...

Oh sorry, I have a tank profile up, so figured that would be found there :)

Here's the list:-


5 Emerald Cory's (of which this guy is one of them)
4 Orange Platy's (one is likely suffering...
Forum: Fish 04-09-2012, 06:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 473
Posted By illiath
Fish Attack?

So, on Friday night I purchased three new Emerald Cory's. To add to the other two I already had.

This evening, I noticed one of them appears to have undergone some major surgery, in that he seems...
Forum: Plants 04-08-2012, 04:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 845
Posted By illiath
Hmm... personally I'd cheat, and buy a very very...

Hmm... personally I'd cheat, and buy a very very cheap fixture from homelowesdepotoshace :) You can get "work" fixtures for most of the standard tubes for less than $40. I've seen some as low as...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-07-2012, 07:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 768
Posted By illiath
That would work. Running it 24/7 leaves a path...

That would work. Running it 24/7 leaves a path for them to flow back into the main tank all the time.

I was more responding to mordalphus' original comment about growing them in a sump (in a...
Forum: Plants 04-07-2012, 06:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 845
Posted By illiath
Typical about my cat :flick: Did he happen to...

Typical about my cat :flick: Did he happen to find his tail? (Mine's a Manx crossbreed, though the coloration is spot on from your picture).

And yeah, that's actually a good spectrum from what...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-06-2012, 08:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 768
Posted By illiath
What mordalphus is saying is that most of the...

What mordalphus is saying is that most of the fauna you could grow in the sump/refugium will either flee via the overflow too quickly, or else not breed fast enough. Now his concern about them "just...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-06-2012, 06:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 768
Posted By illiath
In the saltwater world, that's why they use a...

In the saltwater world, that's why they use a refugium, aside from the extra water space, it's a great place for them to grow the macro algae to deal with Nitrates, and a place to grow copepods and...
Forum: Plants 04-06-2012, 05:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 845
Posted By illiath
Okay, couple of things... First, yeah, the...

Okay, couple of things...

First, yeah, the cycle thing takes a little to get used to, prior to my current pair of tanks (now running a few months old) it'd been years since I started a new tank,...
Forum: Substrate 04-06-2012, 05:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,398
Posted By illiath
Okay, so even better, it appears I'm not crazy,...

Okay, so even better, it appears I'm not crazy, just late to the party :)

Great!

Now to just actually get the plants, and get some driftwood to replace the rock cave... and maybe... just maybe...
Forum: Fish 04-06-2012, 04:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 713
Posted By illiath
Sorry, yeah, I always mess up the various letters...

Sorry, yeah, I always mess up the various letters on things like that... especially when there is two types that close together :) (CRS/RCS).

I'd read somewhere that copepods for freshwater where...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-06-2012, 04:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 768
Posted By illiath
:icon_lol: Wow... small world... same here, and...

:icon_lol: Wow... small world... same here, and in fact I already put a thread over in the fish section about this...

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/fish/171771-grow-tank-live-food.html

The...
Forum: Fish 04-06-2012, 04:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 713
Posted By illiath
Yeah, the brine shrimp in-tank breeder thing I've...

Yeah, the brine shrimp in-tank breeder thing I've read reviews that it has broken/sprung a leak and dumped the entire saltwater canister into the tank, which would concern me... a lot :)

The CRS...
Forum: Fish 04-06-2012, 12:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 713
Posted By illiath
Grow-in-tank live food?

So, I've been getting my hand into the Saltwater aquarium stuff, and one of the neat things I've run across is that for my corals I just dumped a few brine shrimp eggs into the refugium and I now...
Forum: Substrate 04-05-2012, 05:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,398
Posted By illiath
These sound like great ideas. I haven't used the...

These sound like great ideas. I haven't used the net pots before, those look like just the sort of thing. Though the clay pot idea also sounds like a plan.

I figure in a year I'll re-substrate...
Forum: Substrate 04-04-2012, 09:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,398
Posted By illiath
Weird Idea - Aquarium "Pots"

Okay, long story short, when setting up the new tank a few months back, had to rush-move the fish and plants as the old tank was starting to crash on us big time, due to a massive Algae bloom that we...
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