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Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 07-17-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 275
Posted By ItsDubC
Most people don't keep multis in planted tanks,...

Most people don't keep multis in planted tanks, let alone a single one by itself. Even if you could keep one in a tank that size, it would definitely not be happy. Tanganyikan shell dwellers in...
Forum: Plants 11-08-2013, 07:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 637
Posted By ItsDubC
Definitely let that grow out a bit more! I would...

Definitely let that grow out a bit more! I would never think marsilea would be able to grow that fast, but stranger things have happened. Hydrocotyles grow quickly, so maybe it's some type of that?
Forum: Plants 11-02-2013, 11:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 462
Posted By ItsDubC
Hmm... tough to judge size based on the pic...

Hmm... tough to judge size based on the pic provided. Denser growth tho... could it be possible that you had Hottonia palustris?
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-31-2013, 03:27 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,775
Posted By ItsDubC
Here's what I understand: You can off-gas...

Here's what I understand:

You can off-gas chlorine in your tap water by just letting it sit out for a day or two, but chloramines will remain. A single in-line carbon filter won't provide...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-30-2013, 07:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 555
Posted By ItsDubC
I've been told that if you ever see them walking...

I've been told that if you ever see them walking around and grabbing food from the substrate, then they're not getting the food they need from sifting the water column. If that's the case, then...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-29-2013, 10:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 555
Posted By ItsDubC
Pretty sure my local Petcos sell these. Very cool...

Pretty sure my local Petcos sell these. Very cool to watch.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-29-2013, 10:23 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,775
Posted By ItsDubC
I personally treat my tap water w/ Prime BEFORE...

I personally treat my tap water w/ Prime BEFORE putting it in the tank. Might wanna give that a shot.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-11-2012, 02:37 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,550
Posted By ItsDubC
Cory hastatus or habrosus?

Cory hastatus or habrosus?
Forum: Plants 04-18-2012, 12:29 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,738
Posted By ItsDubC
Awesome guide. Thanks for taking the time to do...

Awesome guide. Thanks for taking the time to do this. Very useful!

Floating water sprite has helped me nip an algae problem in the bud in the past, tho I never really knew how to plant it.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-17-2012, 07:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,669
Posted By ItsDubC
Been using Prime for years. It's second nature...

Been using Prime for years. It's second nature for me to not breathe through my nose when I open the bottle lol
Forum: Plants 04-15-2012, 05:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 586
Posted By ItsDubC
Weeping moss & Madagascar lace plant

Weeping moss & Madagascar lace plant
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-15-2012, 04:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,914
Posted By ItsDubC
As already mentioned, you can add shrimp very...

As already mentioned, you can add shrimp very soon if you've planted heavily enough. I have read of ppl even adding fauna the exact same day they set up a heavily planted tank w/ no casualties, tho I...
Forum: Plants 04-12-2012, 06:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 764
Posted By ItsDubC
I was wondering the same thing a few weeks ago. ...

I was wondering the same thing a few weeks ago. I saw a pic of Japan red and it didn't seem that different from my Rotala mac. Judging from online photos, Rotala mac seems to have a wide range of...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-12-2012, 06:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 578
Posted By ItsDubC
Is there driftwood in this tank that releases a...

Is there driftwood in this tank that releases a lot of tannins? If so, try taking it out to see what effect it has on pH.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-12-2012, 01:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 383
Posted By ItsDubC
Way to go, Hitch! :icon_lol:

Way to go, Hitch! :icon_lol:
Forum: Fish 04-12-2012, 01:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,486
Posted By ItsDubC
I saw this in the Amsterdam airport. The tanks...

I saw this in the Amsterdam airport. The tanks were pristine and I thought it was cool, but I was more interested in finding out what kind of fish it was than getting a pedicure lol
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-12-2012, 12:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 318
Posted By ItsDubC
I like pizza and breadsticks but if I'm at a...

I like pizza and breadsticks but if I'm at a party where there's both, best believe I'll be sitting there crushing that pizza instead of grazing on breadsticks.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 04-11-2012, 06:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,230
Posted By ItsDubC
+1 on filterless. Just make sure you have enough...

+1 on filterless. Just make sure you have enough plantmass from the beginning.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-09-2012, 03:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 856
Posted By ItsDubC
Thanks for the reassurance, joon. So even in...

Thanks for the reassurance, joon. So even in those tight quarters w/out many hiding spots, the CPOs molted successfully during those two months?

BTW I'm having the hardest time determining gender...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-08-2012, 12:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 856
Posted By ItsDubC
Ya Quoc, been a while! The last time I was...

Ya Quoc, been a while! The last time I was active on HFB was before the site redesign lol. IIRC, that was back when I kept tanganyikans. I miss those guys (especially the shell dwellers), but they...
Forum: Plants 04-07-2012, 02:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,212
Posted By ItsDubC
I've always felt that plants and algae compete...

I've always felt that plants and algae compete for very similar resources. Just last month, I setup my 4 gal Finnex and planted it as heavily as I could from the beginning to see if I could have an...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-07-2012, 03:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 856
Posted By ItsDubC
Hmm... interesting. I guess there are arguments...

Hmm... interesting. I guess there are arguments both for and against having a "cave" w/ only one opening.

I'd like to create more hiding spots for these guys but do so in a more natural way. The...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-06-2012, 06:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 856
Posted By ItsDubC
You capped one end of each PVC "cave" tho,...

You capped one end of each PVC "cave" tho, right?
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-06-2012, 02:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 716
Posted By ItsDubC
By "pesk" snail, I assume you mean pond,...

By "pesk" snail, I assume you mean pond, ramshorn, or MTS. I've never seen either type eat any kind of baby shrimp.

My snail populations always dwindle once my tank settles and I dial in proper...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-06-2012, 01:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 856
Posted By ItsDubC
CPO Caves

So I just got 3 CPOs for my 4 gal Finnex (some would say this is a bit ambitious given their reputation for aggression), but they get along really well so far, I feed them well, and the tank is...
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