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Forum: Plants 11-26-2008, 05:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,031
Posted By oakleyhoma
Thanks folks, your comments were helpful. I have...

Thanks folks, your comments were helpful. I have red tiger lotus N.l. 'zenkeri', supposedly for "large aquarium or indoor pond" "often available in red or green varieties". I see there's also...
Forum: Other Websites 11-25-2008, 10:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,338
Posted By oakleyhoma
Aquatic Magic

Just made my first purchase from these guys, located in Singapore/Malaysia. I had some doubt at first (will the plants really arrive?, how can they be tracked from Singapore?, what shape will they...
Forum: Plants 11-25-2008, 09:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,031
Posted By oakleyhoma
Still looking for advice, nobody's ever seen a...

Still looking for advice, nobody's ever seen a tiger lotus root system?
Forum: Plants 11-25-2008, 09:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 803
Posted By oakleyhoma
Unless you didn't split it well to begin with, I...

Unless you didn't split it well to begin with, I agree give it more time. Let the root biomass get going. I put mine in recently, pretty finely split (3 to 5 grasslike shoots and an individual root...
Forum: Plants 11-24-2008, 08:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,031
Posted By oakleyhoma
red tiger lotus pot size?

I'll plant a Nymphaea lotus 'zenkeri' in a 30g today or tomorrow. Realize it may be a mistake in a tank that size. I've heard some folks have set them in a pot to limit the size. Any idea what...
Forum: Plants 10-07-2008, 09:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 670
Posted By oakleyhoma
I second that, hoping to do one myself. ...

I second that, hoping to do one myself. Tips/techniques for attachment to tank would be helpful too.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-23-2008, 09:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 399
Posted By oakleyhoma
Thanks. Fishbguy1: I understand your pain- grew...

Thanks. Fishbguy1: I understand your pain- grew up on wells in limestone in SW Ohio. Hard, hard, hard. Sounguru: encouraging. I don't have parameters for my well yet, but I plan testing this...
Forum: Substrate 09-23-2008, 08:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,724
Posted By oakleyhoma
Aha, that's helpful. What vac do you use? I...

Aha, that's helpful. What vac do you use? I think I'll need one that doesn't take water out very fast, so I take my time and target the crud without pulling out 80% of the water. I hate to be...
Forum: Substrate 09-23-2008, 08:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,126
Posted By oakleyhoma
Howdy. Sure, it would be great (but my shrimp...

Howdy. Sure, it would be great (but my shrimp tank size is and will need to be small... for a long time...). If I could some scale of that, with nice foreground/sideground areas that remain open,...
Forum: Equipment 09-23-2008, 08:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,922
Posted By oakleyhoma
Groovy, helps to see the picture, thanks.

Groovy, helps to see the picture, thanks.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-23-2008, 08:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 780
Posted By oakleyhoma
OK, I have no other pesky questions. All good...

OK, I have no other pesky questions. All good comments, thanks y'all (I'm in the Carolinas after all, though not a native), appreciate the comments. Various opinions, various preferences, and I'm...
Forum: Equipment 09-23-2008, 08:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,922
Posted By oakleyhoma
Thanks again, this is helping clarify a lot. ...

Thanks again, this is helping clarify a lot. Sorry, I've just never used anything other than a HOB. Now I see how to do an external/internal setup. But another question (and I think my last): You...
Forum: Equipment 09-23-2008, 08:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,922
Posted By oakleyhoma
Great, that seems to verify another question - Do...

Great, that seems to verify another question - Do you need more mechanical filtration and/or oxygenation on a small shrimp tank than a small powerhead/hydro sponge? I figure as a breeder, you should...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-23-2008, 05:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 399
Posted By oakleyhoma
So I assume your high minerals are because it's...

So I assume your high minerals are because it's well water, right? Interesting about your sword growth in very low light, no ferts. That's actually what I'd like to do, and have been doing, but had...
Forum: Substrate 09-23-2008, 04:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,126
Posted By oakleyhoma
OK, anything special about their gravel to know...

OK, anything special about their gravel to know as far as safety for the aquarium, pH change, stuff like that? I mean is their stuff "aquarium suitable"? I could also use my wifes rock collection...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-23-2008, 04:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 780
Posted By oakleyhoma
OK, your post is clear, thanks. So maybe I don't...

OK, your post is clear, thanks. So maybe I don't need a new HOB. I could just get a Rena 400 (??), a Hydro II (or next larger maybe) and put the air pump in a little box or something if it's noisy....
Forum: Equipment 09-23-2008, 04:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,922
Posted By oakleyhoma
external powerhead use?

Planning a 10g shrimp-only tank. If I go powerhead/sponge filter instead of pump/air stone/sponge filter I think I'll get a Maxi-jet, maybe the little 400 that does 105 gph. They seem to be...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-23-2008, 03:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 399
Posted By oakleyhoma
Interesting. Good luck with your algae problem,...

Interesting. Good luck with your algae problem, I have a BBA thing going in my 20g, the only tank I have running at the moment. It's in quarantine with a 2x excel regime to limit it. Bums me out. ...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-23-2008, 03:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 780
Posted By oakleyhoma
First, thanks for your comments. AquaristFist:...

First, thanks for your comments. AquaristFist: did you mean a powerhead/sponge combo is fine, no problem with oxygenation (provided I use a HOB too?). confuted: sorry I was confusing - I don't know...
Forum: Substrate 09-23-2008, 03:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,126
Posted By oakleyhoma
Eco-complete and flourite sand separation?

I'll set up a 30g tank soon: bottom is 36 x 12. I'm aware of substrate calculators. My question: I want a dark substrate, suitable also for growing plants. I want a dark, sandy substrate with...
Forum: Substrate 09-23-2008, 02:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,724
Posted By oakleyhoma
Flourite black sand and 3m colorquartz

Just wondering how folks like the flourite sand so far. How's the grain size compare to say 3m colorquartz T-grade? I mean, will it get sucked into my filter very easily? I plan to have filter, an...
Forum: Equipment 09-23-2008, 02:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 481
Posted By oakleyhoma
I'm looking into powerhead use, but have never...

I'm looking into powerhead use, but have never used one. So a little maxijet 400 can be used externally? Can anyone verify that? Thx.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 09-23-2008, 02:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 669
Posted By oakleyhoma
Right, I'm still waiting to set it up, but I got...

Right, I'm still waiting to set it up, but I got the xp3, filled the tank and tried it on a trial basis, and am happy with it. I used the output adjustment piece to control that. I used the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-23-2008, 01:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 399
Posted By oakleyhoma
OK, who's got well water and a question...

I've got well water. It's good, pH 7.0. No negatives like high nitrate/nitrite. I don't have my gh/kh before me but it was fine when I checked. When I do 30% waterchange every week or two, I run...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-23-2008, 01:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 780
Posted By oakleyhoma
OK what should I do? 10g shrimp-only, quiet?

Need some help. Setting up my first shrimp-only (RCS) tank, a 10g- no shrimp yet, still need to cycle it. Don't want to put a lot of $ into it, but also don't want to "make my own equipment". Plan...
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