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Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   05-07-2009, 07:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,713
Posted By SleepySin
You could take a look at fertilizer shops: ...

You could take a look at fertilizer shops:
http://www.aquariumfertilizer.com/index.asp?Option1=cats&Edit=2&EditU=1&Regit=2
http://www.bestaquariumregulator.com/ferts.html

Chlorides and sulfates...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   05-07-2009, 04:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,713
Posted By SleepySin
Plaster of paris is made from calcium sulfate...

Plaster of paris is made from calcium sulfate (CaSO4), not calcium chloride (CaCl2). Some brands do contain calcium carbonate (CaCO3). Technically you can use it but make sure you find a product...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   05-07-2009, 03:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 734
Posted By SleepySin
The eggs were already fertile when you bought the...

The eggs were already fertile when you bought the shrimp.

Heres a bit more info on the reproductive biology if you're interested:
http://www.planetinverts.com/shrimp_reproduction.html
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   04-24-2009, 10:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 450
Posted By SleepySin
Some algae turn that color when they are dying. ...

Some algae turn that color when they are dying.
Did you treat the plant with anything?
Forum: Photography   04-17-2009, 06:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 524
Posted By SleepySin
What about the Photo Gallery...

What about the Photo Gallery (http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/pGallery/)?
Seems to have very little activity but if some people started to post there then it would attract more participants.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   04-14-2009, 02:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,057
Posted By SleepySin
Lack of Something...

Some deficiencies have shown up lately and I would appreciate it if I could get some advice before I take another wrong step.

These are the new leaves on the Indian Red Sword.
I think its a...
Forum: Fish   04-14-2009, 01:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,571
Posted By SleepySin
Came across this thread when I saw milalic's...

Came across this thread when I saw milalic's post:
http://forums.loaches.com/viewtopic.php?t=15686

It full of gorgeous pictures and videos from a keeper who has lots of them.
Forum: Algae   04-09-2009, 03:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,029
Posted By SleepySin
Seems like staghorn

Seems like staghorn
Forum: Plants   04-07-2009, 04:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,387
Posted By SleepySin
It looks like sphagnum, a bog plant.

It looks like sphagnum, a bog plant.
Forum: Plants   03-30-2009, 10:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,051
Posted By SleepySin
If it is supposed to be pronounced like the...

If it is supposed to be pronounced like the Italian municipality of the same name, it would be: reech-chi-ah
Forum: Plants   03-29-2009, 03:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 639
Posted By SleepySin
I have a sword with what seems to be a similar...

I have a sword with what seems to be a similar problem.
The soft tissue seems to disappeared, leaving behind the veins. I suspect its a lack of CO2 based on some other threads but I'm not...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   03-22-2009, 06:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,828
Posted By SleepySin
What does it smell like?

What does it smell like?
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   03-20-2009, 02:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,285
Posted By SleepySin
Maybe it's just cheating but I bought 3 cherry...

Maybe it's just cheating but I bought 3 cherry shrimp from a LFS and purposely chose out two pregnant females. The following day, I had babies everywhere.

Strangely enough, after hatching all the...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   03-20-2009, 02:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,725
Posted By SleepySin
Oo, I thought I was the only one! I once saw my...

Oo, I thought I was the only one! I once saw my ghost shrimp take a 1 cm pond snail, flip him over, yank the body out of its shell and then nibble away at it like a Frenchman. It was absolutely...
Forum: DIY   03-20-2009, 02:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,278
Posted By SleepySin
My Coralife Aqualight (2 9W bulbs) gets pretty...

My Coralife Aqualight (2 9W bulbs) gets pretty hot and I've been wanting my little brother to install a computer fan to it.. hope he actually gets to it.
Forum: Plants   03-20-2009, 01:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,619
Posted By SleepySin
My riccia is now in the cherry shrimp tank (it...

My riccia is now in the cherry shrimp tank (it wasn't doing well at all in the 30g), sandwiched between two plastic craft grids and then shaped into a bridge. After about a month and a half, it has...
Forum: Plants   03-20-2009, 01:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,260
Posted By SleepySin
I usually use a surgical scissor (meant for...

I usually use a surgical scissor (meant for cutting tissue..) to trim my plants. Since it's made of stainless steel, it can go into the tank too.

As for the rhizome, try saving it in a well-light...
Forum: Plants   03-20-2009, 01:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,139
Posted By SleepySin
Generally, you cut off the leaves that are...

Generally, you cut off the leaves that are shooting up to the surface of the tank. These stand out from the other leaves because the stem is much longer and its leaf, generally smaller. Also, any...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-17-2009, 09:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,349
Posted By SleepySin
What if you used ABS...

What if you used ABS (acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene) or PP (polypropylene) pipes? Both come in black.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-17-2009, 09:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 666
Posted By SleepySin
Thanks very much for the identification Daniel ...

Thanks very much for the identification Daniel :)
(Fixed the links on the pics)


fishstoregirl, I got them as hitchhikers yesterday and put them in the 2.5gal for studying. I hope they do...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-17-2009, 03:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 666
Posted By SleepySin
Unknown Floater - Azolla!

Does anyone know what this is?

They are in a pill bottle cap with a ballpoint pen for size reference. Like the title says, they float. Someone told me that they were Salvinia but I'm not sure...
Forum: DIY   03-14-2009, 03:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,558
Posted By SleepySin
I'd also like to know if that person was just...

I'd also like to know if that person was just huffing his own diffusers because that is what he splurged on rather than speaking from experience... still awaiting a response.. :icon_roll
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   03-13-2009, 01:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,405
Posted By SleepySin
Yep! :icon_wink

Yep! :icon_wink
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   03-11-2009, 03:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,405
Posted By SleepySin
Very nice photo. I would like to share...

Very nice photo.

I would like to share pictures of one of my new shrimp but he's severely disabled and sort of camera shy at the moment.. We named him Efram the Retarded Rabbit :rolleyes:
Forum: Algae   03-08-2009, 06:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,682
Posted By SleepySin
Err... never seen anything like it! It looks...

Err... never seen anything like it! It looks quite scary actually :icon_frow

Somebody save me..
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