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Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 01-14-2012, 09:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 561
Posted By smannell
I just got a dozen of them and was wondering the...

I just got a dozen of them and was wondering the same thing. Once they start breeding I may try and set up a couple extra 10 gallon tanks and see what happens.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 01-12-2012, 07:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 649
Posted By smannell
Someone forgot to tell my Cherries. I measured...

Someone forgot to tell my Cherries. I measured the KH in my tanks last night and it was 9dKH in my shrimp tank. I'm not sure how it got so high, and I'd prefer to keep it around 4dKH, but my Cherry...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 01-11-2012, 07:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 740
Posted By smannell
My experience with crayfish is that they all tend...

My experience with crayfish is that they all tend to dig, and if you have a soil based substrate or lots of rooted plants; you end up with a mud puddle. They also tend to be messy eaters, tearing up...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 12-21-2011, 06:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 873
Posted By smannell
Do your algae wafers contain copper sulfate (many...

Do your algae wafers contain copper sulfate (many of them do)? If so it could have died of copper poisoning by eating too much at once. It's not real likely, but it can happen.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 12-19-2011, 01:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 611
Posted By smannell
Good to know. Are regular tigers and OEBTs just...

Good to know. Are regular tigers and OEBTs just different color variations of the same species? I was under the mistaken impression that tiger shrimp got quite a bit bigger than cherries, more like...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 12-19-2011, 01:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 611
Posted By smannell
Need advice on choosing a shrimp variety

This spring I decided to rescue a dozen baby Ghost Shrimp that were living in my sump tank in order to show them to my niece and nephew. One thing led to another, and before long I had 5-6 broods of...
Forum: Substrate 12-17-2011, 07:07 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,144
Posted By smannell
For people who work with terrestrial plants,...

For people who work with terrestrial plants, "dirt" is usually the term used to refer to the non-organic (ie. mineral) components in soil; although it means different things to different people which...
Forum: Fish 12-16-2011, 07:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,896
Posted By smannell
Most Gouramis tend to hang out near the surface. ...

Most Gouramis tend to hang out near the surface. In the wild they breed in flooded ditches and other low lying areas, so they are accustomed to living in shallow water. I always keep a pair in my...
Forum: Substrate 12-15-2011, 11:15 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,144
Posted By smannell
Dirt is definitely not user friendly if you like...

Dirt is definitely not user friendly if you like to fiddle with things. You also want to avoid any fish or critters that like to dig. I had a pair of Blue Cherax "Lobsters" that turned my tank into...
Forum: Substrate 12-15-2011, 07:39 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,144
Posted By smannell
I was just stating what was in the commercial...

I was just stating what was in the commercial potting soil sold in bags at hardware stores, garden centers, etc. The limestone does affect the water hardness. It is added to potting soil because...
Forum: Substrate 12-13-2011, 08:28 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,144
Posted By smannell
Mineralized top soil and dirt are essentially the...

Mineralized top soil and dirt are essentially the same thing. Good top soil contains significant amounts of organic matter, which is what gets removed when it is "mineralized". Potting mix on the...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 12-13-2011, 08:02 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,448
Posted By smannell
Darners are the kings of the dragonfly world. ...

Darners are the kings of the dragonfly world. Large, fast, and beautifully colored. He'll end up getting much larger before becoming an adult. I think you have a new pet for the next 2-3 years. ...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 12-08-2011, 07:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,111
Posted By smannell
I've had ghost shrimp in my 55 gallon community...

I've had ghost shrimp in my 55 gallon community tank for years. It's pretty common for them to breed in the spring or early summer. I usually just let them fend for themselves, but this summer I...
Forum: Substrate 12-03-2011, 05:55 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,144
Posted By smannell
Potting soil has too many nutrients in my...

Potting soil has too many nutrients in my opinion. Stick with low organic matter top soil (aka "dirt"). If you start out with Miracle Grow soil or vermiculite you're going to miracle grow algae...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 11-30-2011, 05:29 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,448
Posted By smannell
I'm not a professional, but I did spend 13 years...

I'm not a professional, but I did spend 13 years collecting insects as a kid. I'd put my money on dragonfly nymph from one of the club-tailed dragonfly species; although some damselflies also have...
Forum: Lighting 11-30-2011, 02:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 443
Posted By smannell
You could purchase some black Delrin rectangular...

You could purchase some black Delrin rectangular bar stock, cut it to fit your aquarium, then solvent weld the other end to the existing brackets. If you have access to machine tools you could even...
Forum: Lighting 11-29-2011, 09:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 862
Posted By smannell
Excellent counter points. If you don't like the...

Excellent counter points. If you don't like the appearance of your substrate you'll never be happy with your tank even if your plants grow well. I personally like the look of sand compared to most...
Forum: Lighting 11-29-2011, 08:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 884
Posted By smannell
I've definitely got algae problems right now,...

I've definitely got algae problems right now, although they aren't too bad yet. I've got plenty of CO2 based on the growth rate of the plants and the bubbles they are emitting. It looks like I just...
Forum: Lighting 11-29-2011, 07:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 884
Posted By smannell
I calculated the lumens per gallon, as well as...

I calculated the lumens per gallon, as well as the distance from the substrate before ordering the fixture. Both turned out to be nearly identical to my 55 gallon community tank, which also gets a...
Forum: Lighting 11-29-2011, 02:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 862
Posted By smannell
If you're working on a budget, I'd definitely use...

If you're working on a budget, I'd definitely use a DIY substrate. Not only are they cheap, but if done properly they make life much easier as you can avoid the liquid fertilizers entirely and still...
Forum: Lighting 11-29-2011, 12:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 884
Posted By smannell
Can a 12,000K bulb bleach/burn plants?

I recently set up a shrimp tank, and ordered a Nova Extreme "freshwater" light fixture (the retailer changes out the bulbs). It was supposed to come with one "flora" bulb, and one 10,000K (peak?)...
Forum: Equipment 11-27-2011, 07:21 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,252
Posted By smannell
How about a simple hood with enough light output...

How about a simple hood with enough light output to grow plants that will still give me access to the tank. Something is seriously wrong when a cheap light fixture cost 5 times as much as the tank,...
Forum: DIY 10-21-2011, 02:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,063
Posted By smannell
If you've got a pump or powerhead just plumb the...

If you've got a pump or powerhead just plumb the CO2 into the intake and let the impeller bust the bubbles up. I've done this for over a decade and can get any CO2 level I want just by adjusting the...
Forum: DIY 10-21-2011, 02:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,302
Posted By smannell
OK, it looks like I can essentially proceed as I...

OK, it looks like I can essentially proceed as I originally planned. I have a couple of questions for anyone with experience fabricating acrylic/polycarbonate tanks. First, Weld-On is designed for...
Forum: DIY 10-19-2011, 10:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,302
Posted By smannell
Sites that sell Weld-On products claim Weld-On #3...

Sites that sell Weld-On products claim Weld-On #3 & #4 will weld polycarbonate; however its active ingredient appears to be methylene chloride and I have yet to find anything that indicates how well...
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