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Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-16-2014, 10:38 PM
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Posted By bostoneric
well if you are doing TB you really only have 1...

well if you are doing TB you really only have 1 or 2 choices for buffering substrate.

ada aqua soil amazonia or if you want something different malaya or africana
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-16-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 218
Posted By bostoneric
http://www.shrimpkeeping.com/water-params/

http://www.shrimpkeeping.com/water-params/
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-15-2014, 12:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 240
Posted By bostoneric
sponge is a better option but will restrict flow...

sponge is a better option but will restrict flow like you said.

reason sponge is better is because it allows bacteria to grow and the shrimp an amazing place to graze.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-11-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 305
Posted By bostoneric
neos will do fine with crs thats probably your...

neos will do fine with crs thats probably your best option.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-10-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,408
Posted By bostoneric
yes its soy bean husks, nothing most of us...

yes its soy bean husks, nothing most of us already didnt know. but obviously you didnt finish your reseach. what happens is bacteria/biofilm/biofauna populate/grow on the husks and this is what the...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-10-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 422
Posted By bostoneric
probably your best combo.

probably your best combo.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-10-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 253
Posted By bostoneric
something not right about this. can you share...

something not right about this. can you share your setup and your routine, maybe there is somehting we can help with.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-09-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 185
Posted By bostoneric
I wouldnt put shirakura and tantora mineral...

I wouldnt put shirakura and tantora mineral stones on the same level of quality.
for sure go for the shirakura if you choose a mineral stone.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-05-2014, 03:24 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,281
Posted By bostoneric
the tunze ATO are known for being ultra reliable...

the tunze ATO are known for being ultra reliable in the SW world and there so many more ways for it to fail there. in a freshwater sump you are good to go. if you want the big brother to the nano it...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-05-2014, 12:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,281
Posted By bostoneric
Tunze Osmolator Nano ...

Tunze Osmolator Nano
http://www.bulkreefsupply.com/tunze-osmolator-nano-3152-auto-top-off.html

No need for its bigger brother that has dual sensors because you'll be using it in a place where...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-04-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,281
Posted By bostoneric
looks good but I'd be scared of the float valve...

looks good but I'd be scared of the float valve breaking and your entire reservoir dumping into your sump and over flowing. you are trusting a $2 part.
I keep my reservoir of RO water next to my...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-03-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 197
Posted By bostoneric
PH is on the higher end for loaches, but one of...

PH is on the higher end for loaches, but one of the friendliest loaches is the YoYo loach. very active and should be generally easy to find at any specialty store.

I'm very familiar with loaches....
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-03-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 253
Posted By bostoneric
6months!!! wow. a month of proper cycling is...

6months!!! wow. a month of proper cycling is plenty of time.
6 months and you've almost wasted have your substrates life.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-03-2014, 04:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 282
Posted By bostoneric
yes getting a different light will help, but also...

yes getting a different light will help, but also its been a bit warm lately in CA.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-03-2014, 04:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 614
Posted By bostoneric
driftwood is great. dont worry about PH drop with...

driftwood is great. dont worry about PH drop with driftwood. if you are using buffering substrate and RO water you'll have a steady PH.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-03-2014, 02:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 282
Posted By bostoneric
amazing. hahahaa

amazing. hahahaa
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-02-2014, 05:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 529
Posted By bostoneric
78 degrees in a community tank. you just bought...

78 degrees in a community tank. you just bought an expensive snack.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-31-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 529
Posted By bostoneric
yup 80 + all the other things going on in there...

yup 80 + all the other things going on in there is asking for trouble.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-31-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,281
Posted By bostoneric
Happy to answer all your questions. My sump is...

Happy to answer all your questions. My sump is stuff with red root floaters. its almost a thick hedge of them at this point. the root system is impressive and the leaf structures are actually about...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-30-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,281
Posted By bostoneric
its really dependent on your setup. I have a sump...

its really dependent on your setup. I have a sump thats about 40% of the volume of the entire system and contains a large refugium stuffed with floaters and other plants to suck up nitrates. you have...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-30-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,281
Posted By bostoneric
auto top off is a great thing when using RO. you...

auto top off is a great thing when using RO. you just have to find some sort of middle ground between your idea and manually doing it. its impressive but not so great for shrimp. I have an auto...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-30-2014, 01:52 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,281
Posted By bostoneric
10% daily is way too much to be changing. you...

10% daily is way too much to be changing. you will be changing the balance of the tank daily. many others will tell you stability is key and 10% daily is far from stability.

will i love the idea...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-29-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,281
Posted By bostoneric
so you want the auto top off water to be...

so you want the auto top off water to be remineralized all the time and you are dosing GH/KH? I think you are asking for your parameters to be all kinds of crazy that way. you are better off using...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-28-2014, 12:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 657
Posted By bostoneric
tibee. if you are lucky and do some serious...

tibee. if you are lucky and do some serious culling over a few generations you may get something like.

http://shrimpandsuch.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/redwhite-tibee.jpg

or
...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-26-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 548
Posted By bostoneric
skip the ferts not needed and adds another...

skip the ferts not needed and adds another possible issue to your tank.
25% is too much each week. you want stability. thats a huge amount of water for a small tank. you will be changing the...
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