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Forum: Ponds 06-14-2015, 04:38 PM
Replies: 86
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Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-13-2015, 01:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 371
Posted By jmhk
Maracyn 2 is best antibiotic for shrimp. Looks...

Maracyn 2 is best antibiotic for shrimp. Looks like it is available again on Amazon (was discontinued for awhile last year).
Forum: Ponds 06-04-2015, 12:35 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,643
Posted By jmhk
I have been battling green water this spring and...

I have been battling green water this spring and finally broke down and put a small uv filter in last Wed. I didn't expect miracles, but thought that I did start to see some improvement by Saturday ...
Forum: Ponds 06-03-2015, 12:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 248
Posted By jmhk
Touch 'n Foam Landscape is still black after a...

Touch 'n Foam Landscape is still black after a year in the sun. I actually wish they had some that better matched the bluestone around here (bluish gray or brownish gray).
Forum: Ponds 05-30-2015, 08:46 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,643
Posted By jmhk
All the fish made it through the winter, as did...

All the fish made it through the winter, as did many a frog. However I haven't seen any sign of the turtle. I still have loads of work to do on the pond in June. I need to stop being lazy and using...
Forum: Ponds 05-30-2015, 02:09 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,643
Posted By jmhk
Day and Night... May flora and fauna at the pond

Hanging out in the mint
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Forum: Ponds 03-22-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,643
Posted By jmhk
Spring is getting closer...the turkeys dropped...

Spring is getting closer...the turkeys dropped by to visit this morning. Yesterday I saw 3 surviving fish swimming by. Hopefully the rest are still hiding out under the ice somewhere.
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Forum: Ponds 03-09-2015, 09:57 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,643
Posted By jmhk
Where did the sun go?

It has been a very cold, snowy winter this year in NY. The bubbler held its own keeping a hole in the ice up to Jan, but then prolonged weeks not breaking the 20 degree mark and lots of snow led to...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 02-14-2015, 03:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 214
Posted By jmhk
Side or bottom view would still be easy to see if...

Side or bottom view would still be easy to see if berried. Berries (fertilized eggs) are carried outside of the body under the abdomen held by the pleopods/swimmerettes. Saddles (unfertilized eggs)...
Forum: Ponds 01-15-2015, 11:58 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,510
Posted By jmhk
Welcome to ponding! The mystery plant could be...

Welcome to ponding! The mystery plant could be Arrow arum or Pickerel rush.
Forum: Ponds 01-15-2015, 11:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,135
Posted By jmhk
If "here" is Iowa, that's probably too cold in...

If "here" is Iowa, that's probably too cold in the winter for RCS to survive outside. Their native habitat is Taiwan, which doesn't get below around 50 degrees.
Forum: Equipment 01-06-2015, 11:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 595
Posted By jmhk
I keep the lid on in the winter (super dry and...

I keep the lid on in the winter (super dry and evaporates too fast) and off in the hot humid summer (I use a fan to cool things by evaporation).
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 12-20-2014, 03:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 627
Posted By jmhk
When I asked about a tank at work, the only...

When I asked about a tank at work, the only stipulation I received was that I could not have a heater. Of course I also limited it to just a small 7 gallon and a 1.5 galon vase. Lots of people stop...
Forum: Ponds 12-08-2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,643
Posted By jmhk
ZZZZZ until the spring

We got our first snow just before Thanksgiving and I grabbed this shot of the pond. The fish are all tucked in for their winter's nap and the bubbler is in place to keep the oxygen levels up and a...
Forum: Equipment 11-17-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 881
Posted By jmhk
I have a 16 Nuvo manufactured in early 2013 - no...

I have a 16 Nuvo manufactured in early 2013 - no problems with it. Silicone is nice. The riser/stand horizontal plastic is no longer perfectly flat (plastic has slight sag between the actual...
Forum: Plants 11-12-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 286
Posted By jmhk
You can use the same plastic stakes as is used to...

You can use the same plastic stakes as is used to mark garden plants - sold in any garden department - sharpie marker works great. If you don't mind do-it-yourself, cutting up a well cleaned milk jug...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-06-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 404
Posted By jmhk
The CO2 gas itself is odorless to humans except...

The CO2 gas itself is odorless to humans except at very high concentrations - where it is described to have a sharp acidic smell. Humans breathe it out as a waste product from respiration.... I...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 10-31-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 865
Posted By jmhk
Plants in the tank can help it cycle faster....

Plants in the tank can help it cycle faster. However, don't let your ammonia levels get too high (over ~5-6) or some more sensitive plants will melt and/or die. Too high of ammonia levels can even...
Forum: Plants 10-29-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 870
Posted By jmhk
Water Sprite is a super easy plant to start with...

Water Sprite is a super easy plant to start with - it can float, be planted or be tied to driftwood, or even allowed to grow out of the tank or filter as an emmersed plant. As a bonus, its leaf shape...
Forum: Ponds 10-27-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,643
Posted By jmhk
Question Horsehead Bricks - what to do with them? .... with a short history lesson.

So after I changed out all my inverted plastic riser pots with brick platforms for better stability under the pots, I am left with this group of 200+ bricks to make a small walkway or...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-25-2014, 10:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 507
Posted By jmhk
Eco Complete comes in black. There are two...

Eco Complete comes in black. There are two different "grain" sizes to choose from. The fine is closer to coarse sand and is easier to plant in. The medium is less likely to get vacuumed up and...
Forum: Ponds 10-23-2014, 01:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 884
Posted By jmhk
My fatheads and goldfish spawned within a month...

My fatheads and goldfish spawned within a month of being in the pond, but that was early summer. Unlikely to have good conditions in the fall for spawning if you are where it gets cold in winter.
Forum: Ponds 10-22-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,643
Posted By jmhk
I'm very close to you, then, Jasmine - we travel...

I'm very close to you, then, Jasmine - we travel Rte 414 on a regular basis. If you need more frogbit or water lettuce for your goldies, let me know - I usually need to thin out my tanks regularly....
Forum: Ponds 10-13-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,643
Posted By jmhk
Good eyes, pweifan! Yes it is Forget-Me-Nots...

Good eyes, pweifan! Yes it is Forget-Me-Nots mixed with some Creeping Jenny that I pulled from the edge of the lakeshore. Both grow naturally (okay, apparently they are invasive, but they have been...
Forum: Ponds 10-13-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,643
Posted By jmhk
Everlasting Moonlight

I put in the landscape lighting this weekend. I probably should have completed that while it was still warmer at night, but it looks nice out the windows even so.
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