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Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-26-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 236
Posted By dubels
I doubt it needs to be recalibrated. Most TDS...

I doubt it needs to be recalibrated. Most TDS pens are calibrated through an analog dial on the back with a small screwdriver. Unless you moved that around or the instructions state that you need to...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-26-2014, 12:49 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,509
Posted By dubels
Amazing! I might steal your design when I...

Amazing! I might steal your design when I consolidate my tanks in one area.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-20-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,834
Posted By dubels
He can't see the big green fluff right under the...

He can't see the big green fluff right under the belly?
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-16-2014, 02:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 621
Posted By dubels
TDS was at 196 at the time the deaths were...

TDS was at 196 at the time the deaths were discovered.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-15-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 621
Posted By dubels
Yeah gotta raise the GH. Hopefully it's just that...

Yeah gotta raise the GH. Hopefully it's just that and not bacteria. I have two blondes in quarintine because the look like they had beginning signs of a bacteria infection.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-13-2014, 11:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 844
Posted By dubels
I can see it happening. Once shrimp get used to...

I can see it happening. Once shrimp get used to their environment they get kind of careless. I have seen my shrimp just riding on the assassin snail. If it's not threatened by the snail it might just...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 03-13-2014, 11:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 877
Posted By dubels
Perm. 12 hours of light is too much. Aim for 8....

Perm. 12 hours of light is too much. Aim for 8. You can even split it so the tank is on during the morning and on again when you are home.

Nice start though. I wish my first planted tank looked...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-13-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 389
Posted By dubels
Magnets

Magnets
Forum: Tank Journals 03-12-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,917
Posted By dubels
Yeah the ph drop with ascorbic acid was too much....

Yeah the ph drop with ascorbic acid was too much. I stopped doing that and now that I know my tap doesn't have chloramines in it I might just age the tap water or use my RO waste water. The...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 03-12-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,828
Posted By dubels
Be careful with scarlet baddies, they are great...

Be careful with scarlet baddies, they are great jumpers and love to do so when spooked. Lost my first one when I took off my lid to do a water change.
Forum: Tank Journals 03-12-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,917
Posted By dubels
Nice to see progress! Keep us updated. I might be...

Nice to see progress! Keep us updated. I might be tearing down my setup to go with a a NFT system. Beautiful Pleco too.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-12-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 621
Posted By dubels
I am using two sponge filters in the breeder box,...

I am using two sponge filters in the breeder box, and have the ac20 set so it has a nice waterfall. I have an oxydator coming from Germany for the tank.

The first batch of OEBT came from these...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-12-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 621
Posted By dubels
Found another dead shrimp in same spot. I haven't...

Found another dead shrimp in same spot. I haven't changed anything drastic besides what I listed before. I have even held off trimming the tank to keep them happy. Check the last pictures I posted in...
Forum: DIY 03-11-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,947
Posted By dubels
Any plans for PH controller functions? I have...

Any plans for PH controller functions? I have been looking into using a Raspberry Pi to control a tank but don't have a clue in regards to programming. Going to keep an eye in this project to see how...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-11-2014, 02:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 621
Posted By dubels
Strange OEBT Deaths

I have had three strange OEBT deaths yesterday, the bodies were all right next to each other. Bodies didn't look too white beyond what they look like when they normally die so I am not sure if its a...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-09-2014, 11:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 803
Posted By dubels
I vote for SS mesh to block the overflow. Sponges...

I vote for SS mesh to block the overflow. Sponges clog often and quickly which would result in an overflow problem as the return pump is quickly outrunning the overflow. SS mesh last long between...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-09-2014, 11:40 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,303
Posted By dubels
Way too much way too soon. Fish: Amazonia...

Way too much way too soon.

Fish: Amazonia was probably still leeching ammonia. Found that with Amazonia you really don't need to do a fish-in cycle because it leeches enough ammonia to get the...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-09-2014, 10:59 PM
Replies: 731
Views: 63,224
Posted By dubels
Man I have to find a way to block this thread....

Man I have to find a way to block this thread. Thanks for posting this all up. But it keeps making me think a small tank for these shrimp is doable when I already have 7 running already. Maybe I'll...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-09-2014, 04:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 694
Posted By dubels
You don't need an air stone with a sponge filter...

You don't need an air stone with a sponge filter and hob. It was suggested to help you stabilize your PH for a better reading. Air exchange debases co2 from water and over time it can result in a...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-08-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 511
Posted By dubels
Sorry I must have misread. So you are basically...

Sorry I must have misread. So you are basically using your System to constantly change the water through displacement of the old. If that is the case you have a problem especially if you plan to...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-08-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 511
Posted By dubels
How much water are you planning on changing per a...

How much water are you planning on changing per a week? And how long do you plan on be away on average. If not a lot of water and not sensitive shrimp you can get away with pretreated prime water in...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-08-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 511
Posted By dubels
Not if you are just using the RO for top offs. If...

Not if you are just using the RO for top offs. If the RO is being used for top offs only through the ATO system DO NOT remineralize that water. I would go with the RO route. The top offs will be...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-08-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,166
Posted By dubels
Ugh. This tank is killing me. Right before it...

Ugh. This tank is killing me. Right before it becomes ready for shrimp I have an out break of two big problems: planaria and spirogyra algae.

I don't understand where the planaria came from. I...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-06-2014, 11:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 767
Posted By dubels
Difference is that pine cones have a ton of sap...

Difference is that pine cones have a ton of sap you don't want in your tank.
Forum: Finnex / Schuber Wright 03-06-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,648
Posted By dubels
I guess I can wait until this fixture releases to...

I guess I can wait until this fixture releases to redo my high tech tank. Sorry if I missed it but same mounting legs? Got some risers that I don't need for my Planted+ but would hold on to them if...
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