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Forum: Substrate   07-10-2014, 05:15 AM
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Posted By zherico
So b) sounds good because of the the following: ...

So b) sounds good because of the the following:

With out any host for the parasites, would they be able to stay dormant yet become viable after a year plus?

Plus I believe adding mulm would...
Forum: Substrate   07-08-2014, 04:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 414
Posted By zherico
yep, i would say that would be the most...

yep, i would say that would be the most intelligent and safest approach. I'll follow your advice.

still curious to what others opinion is though....if just for conversation and debate ;)
Forum: Substrate   07-08-2014, 02:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 414
Posted By zherico
mulm...does it go bad/spoil?

lets see if i can make this short.....

i have a 75 gallon that has turned into a SWAMP from a year of neglect. There is about 4 inches of coarse gravel that has been sitting in the bottom with...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   01-24-2013, 10:55 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 15,948
Posted By zherico
Wow, that is rough indeed, and I'm sure they hit...

Wow, that is rough indeed, and I'm sure they hit you with nice "maintenance fees" every month too
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   01-24-2013, 10:48 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 15,948
Posted By zherico
Hey yall, Love all the enthusiasm about...

Hey yall,

Love all the enthusiasm about aquaponic systems. So I have a room in NJ with HUGE east facing windows which will provide light. I plan on setting up a 55 (fish) and a 30 (plants) tall...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   01-18-2013, 07:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 953
Posted By zherico
so if one were to add CSM+B dry fert into the DIY...

so if one were to add CSM+B dry fert into the DIY root tabs as well as regular osmocote then this would also suffice?
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   01-18-2013, 07:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 953
Posted By zherico
osmocote plus

So it seems to be the general consensus that Osmocote plus is the way to go. What is the difference that makes it so much better that other Osmocote products? any success stories with their other...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   01-18-2013, 06:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,813
Posted By zherico
support local growers!!! buy off the shop n swap...

support local growers!!! buy off the shop n swap section
Forum: Substrate   01-18-2013, 06:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 567
Posted By zherico
idk how much nutrients are actually in it....i...

idk how much nutrients are actually in it....i think its valuable for its CEC....but rinse it really, really well though
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   01-18-2013, 06:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,791
Posted By zherico
You can allways make your own root tabs by...

You can allways make your own root tabs by placing the root osmocote in potters clay (which has a nice CEC). Here is a link

http://aquaria.net/articles/DIY/plants/clay-balls/


Also as other...
Forum: Substrate   01-17-2013, 09:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 521
Posted By zherico
Cool, I was going to actually make little clay...

Cool, I was going to actually make little clay balls with the osmocote "pellets" inside. These are essentially root tabs that will be shoved into the substrate, so i don't think the osmocote...
Forum: Substrate   01-17-2013, 07:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 521
Posted By zherico
black beauty(blasting sand)

does anyone have any experience using black beauty (blasting sand) with DIY osmocote clay ball as substrate fertilization? am going to add a thin layer of peat on the bottom of the tank as well.
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Forum: Lighting   10-02-2012, 05:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 516
Posted By zherico
This is a late response but I know they make...

This is a late response but I know they make submersible LED's, or maybe find a set of bulbs that don't have a spectra that plants can utilize...like acetic blue (but I think that actually might...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   10-01-2012, 04:01 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 11,577
Posted By zherico
You'd prob have more luck asking that question on...

You'd prob have more luck asking that question on the invert forum.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   09-26-2012, 10:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 776
Posted By zherico
rodcuda, I love it!! and I think i already know...

rodcuda, I love it!! and I think i already know who will fall for it :)
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   09-26-2012, 06:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 776
Posted By zherico
Alright, good to know! Thank guys! Elppan, I...

Alright, good to know! Thank guys! Elppan, I have a similar experiences at work. My coworkers like to visit my tank, and often tell me all my shrimp are gone. I used to have a mini panic attack...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   09-25-2012, 08:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 776
Posted By zherico
Odd shrimp behavior

So the set up is a 5 gal nano with lots of moss set up at work and maybe a dozen yellow shrampies.

Sometimes they like to hang upside down from the surface of the water, picking at stuff from the...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   09-25-2012, 02:42 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 11,905
Posted By zherico
Don't be to hard on yourself!! I'm pretty sure we...

Don't be to hard on yourself!! I'm pretty sure we all go through points when we say "why am I doing this", esp. when rescaping! It looks good, enjoy your success :)
Forum: Tank Journals   05-10-2012, 09:20 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 88,427
Posted By zherico
can anyone give me suggestions about how they...

can anyone give me suggestions about how they obtained it? i am having trouble locating some in my area (Newark, NJ).

Also, I have read that some black beauty is actually iron slag, not silicate...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-10-2012, 09:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,324
Posted By zherico
Thats the Atlanta Aquarium, fantastic place. ...

Thats the Atlanta Aquarium, fantastic place. However I don't know if the sharks are still in it :/
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-10-2012, 05:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,186
Posted By zherico
I would space them, as the mud will probably...

I would space them, as the mud will probably travel once it melts.

One important thing to keep in mind is that ice floats.......
Forum: Tank Journals   05-10-2012, 04:58 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 88,427
Posted By zherico
since its a sand, its a silicate (SiO2) and is...

since its a sand, its a silicate (SiO2) and is there for inert. if you want a substrate to lower your pH I would suggest putting some peat in the bottom
Forum: Tank Journals   05-10-2012, 04:19 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 88,427
Posted By zherico
FYI, if you bought eco complete you would still...

FYI, if you bought eco complete you would still have to use root tabs and possible fert the water column, as there is not much nutrients in eco. what eco has is a good cec (cation exchange capacity)....
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-10-2012, 04:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 251
Posted By zherico
or any chain store where it has been found too...

or any chain store where it has been found too would be nice
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-10-2012, 03:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 251
Posted By zherico
black beauty

anyone know where to get black beauty sand from in north NJ, newark area?
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