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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   08-25-2016, 05:46 PM
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Posted By Adrand
I agree that you can find alot of good stuff...

I agree that you can find alot of good stuff right here in the for sale section but would also recommend hanaquatics as an online seller. Always have had great experiences. Wide selection too.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   03-13-2016, 03:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 835
Posted By Adrand
Another vote with no issues with black diamond...

Another vote with no issues with black diamond blast grit. I keep rcs, tigers, and even use it for soft water crs/cbs with no problem. Im thinking of changing my pfs tank over to it now too.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   01-26-2016, 12:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,358
Posted By Adrand
I 2nd everything said here. PH needs to be closer...

I 2nd everything said here. PH needs to be closer to 6. I have heard of cases of people getting them to breed in higher ph but it is not the norm.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   12-26-2015, 09:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 415
Posted By Adrand
I agree sounds and looks like a bacterial...

I agree sounds and looks like a bacterial infection. Tds sounds a bit high for bee shrimp. What ph and gh is the water at?
Bacterial infections can be tough to cure but there are a number of...
Forum: DIY   12-07-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 514
Posted By Adrand
I agree that most of the info online for sumps is...

I agree that most of the info online for sumps is saltwater related. I found the same thing when setting up my first sump for a 20 Long. I did the opposite and made a spray bar across the back of the...
Forum: Lighting   11-05-2015, 05:27 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 30,713
Posted By Adrand
Yes, it comes with extra legs specifically for...

Yes, it comes with extra legs specifically for rimmed tanks. My 30" 24/7 is on a 20L and works great. Enjoy it.
Forum: DIY   10-23-2015, 05:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,993
Posted By Adrand
Excellent job. Can you give an idea of the cost...

Excellent job. Can you give an idea of the cost of the components?
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   09-18-2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 595
Posted By Adrand
I use some commercial shrimp specific foods like...

I use some commercial shrimp specific foods like snowflake but also I always have indian almond leaves and guava leaves in the tank.

Can you share your experience with curing the bacterial...
Forum: Plants   08-25-2015, 07:36 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,160
Posted By Adrand
Yes it appears marsh purslane is the common name...

Yes it appears marsh purslane is the common name for ludwigia palustris. It has done well submerged in my tank although i found it submerged in a pond already. The color has changed though and looks...
Forum: Plants   08-21-2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,160
Posted By Adrand
Here is what i collected and what i am referring...

Here is what i collected and what i am referring to as ludwigia palustris. And yes i believe you are correct about the naming of the cabomba.
Forum: Plants   08-21-2015, 12:35 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,160
Posted By Adrand
Im also in MA and have collected locally vals,...

Im also in MA and have collected locally vals, cabomba and some beautiful ludwigia palustris. All have excelled in my tank. Ive enjoyed your posts thus far with the local species. Please keep it...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   08-11-2015, 11:23 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,606
Posted By Adrand
Do you know your gh and kh parameters?

Do you know your gh and kh parameters?
Forum: Plants   08-04-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 776
Posted By Adrand
Wow now thats a big petite. Nice job!

Wow now thats a big petite. Nice job!
Forum: Plants   08-04-2015, 04:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 776
Posted By Adrand
Looks like i need to go home and measure and...

Looks like i need to go home and measure and inspect the leaves a little closer to ensure if this is nana or barterie. Thanks for the pictures to assist with that.

I think i might go ahead and...
Forum: Plants   08-04-2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 776
Posted By Adrand
Thanks everyone for the thoughts. This thing...

Thanks everyone for the thoughts. This thing started as 3 leaves when i first got it so i think it would kill me to chop it up the more i think of it. So it is either time to setup a new larger tank...
Forum: Plants   08-04-2015, 02:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 776
Posted By Adrand
What to do with overgrown large anubias (pic attached)

Sadly one of my anubias nana has outgrown my 20g. It is shadowing half of the tank. It is in excellent shape with over 30 leaves and constantly blooming recently. I am proud that i was able to grow...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   07-23-2015, 07:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,088
Posted By Adrand
I can say that ive used equilibrium for my last 3...

I can say that ive used equilibrium for my last 3 or 4 water changes in order to raise the GH with no deaths thus far. Ive been convinced though by alot of opinions ive found that using it is not...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   06-22-2015, 12:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 691
Posted By Adrand
Any update on this? Has the coloration and orange...

Any update on this? Has the coloration and orange eye maintained? I had something similar pop up in my TTs too.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   06-12-2015, 05:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 662
Posted By Adrand
Sounds like bacterial infection. I would increase...

Sounds like bacterial infection. I would increase the water change frequency and get the nitrates down lower. Maybe lower the temp a bit too.
You may want to look into treating the tank for a...
Forum: Tank Journals   05-24-2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 10,099
Posted By Adrand
Good to know thanks. It had only been about 5...

Good to know thanks. It had only been about 5 days i think. Can you actually see the shape of worms moving around or are they so small you cant see them with the naked eye?
Forum: Tank Journals   05-24-2015, 02:57 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 10,099
Posted By Adrand
Great thought. I only use a sponge filter and im...

Great thought. I only use a sponge filter and im sure there wasnt much water movement down in the egg trap. Ill try that next time. What are you feeding them so far? Ive only been using grinded up...
Forum: Tank Journals   05-23-2015, 09:44 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 10,099
Posted By Adrand
I havent been collecting them, ive been removing...

I havent been collecting them, ive been removing the pair from a 20long community tank and going into a 3 gallon tank. It only has gravel and a diy egg trap with moss on top. I left them in for those...
Forum: Tank Journals   05-23-2015, 07:58 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 10,099
Posted By Adrand
Im following. Sorry wasnt sure if it was rude to...

Im following. Sorry wasnt sure if it was rude to jump in with my own experiences. I am going through this breeding process at same as you actually. Lost alot of eggs to the white fungus so only have...
Forum: Tank Journals   05-07-2015, 02:48 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 10,099
Posted By Adrand
+1 on garfieldnfish. The advice he provided me on...

+1 on garfieldnfish. The advice he provided me on breeding cpd in another thread has been spot on thus far. I have my first batch of non-accidental CPD fry hatched this morning.

Loving this...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   04-06-2015, 07:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 620
Posted By Adrand
I agree with the above. I have mgops capped with...

I agree with the above. I have mgops capped with pool filter sand and about a dozen or so rcs with zero problems. The tank was running for about a year as well before I introduced the rcs though.
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