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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-05-2016, 04:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 305
Posted By jasonpatterson
All of the small metal plumbing fittings that are...

All of the small metal plumbing fittings that are used in the US are brass. It is more or less stable in relatively neutral fresh water. If the pH of your system is low (like below 6) or it's a...
Forum: Fish   12-30-2015, 09:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 319
Posted By jasonpatterson
Just to be pedantic, the eggs do hatch sometimes,...

Just to be pedantic, the eggs do hatch sometimes, but the larvae never survive.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   10-12-2015, 04:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 267
Posted By jasonpatterson
It also depends on how heavily populated your...

It also depends on how heavily populated your tank is. If you've got just a few shrimp per gallon of tank, odds are good that they can forage for quite some time (weeks) without feeding. If you're...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   09-22-2015, 12:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 339
Posted By jasonpatterson
I bought some amanos when I lived in Cleveland 7...

I bought some amanos when I lived in Cleveland 7 years ago; they just died about a month ago due to a filter failure - still going strong. They're quite long lived.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   09-21-2015, 02:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 513
Posted By jasonpatterson
Pretty much any fruit tree/bush/vine leaf is well...

Pretty much any fruit tree/bush/vine leaf is well received if parboiled. As you noted, collecting pesticide free leaves is a big concern. Modern pesticides are fantastic - safe for humans and long...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   09-04-2015, 12:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 653
Posted By jasonpatterson
One thing to keep in mind is that you're making...

One thing to keep in mind is that you're making dirt. This isn't rocket surgery - the plants will be happier to grow in just about any form of dirt you could give them as compared to something like...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   08-30-2015, 03:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 745
Posted By jasonpatterson
There are very few things that could kill all of...

There are very few things that could kill all of the shrimp suddenly in the way you're describing. The ones that make sense are an electrical short and some sort of acute poisoning.

Did they...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   08-30-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 427
Posted By jasonpatterson
I know this is on the low tech forum, but are you...

I know this is on the low tech forum, but are you giving the plants any nutrients at all, or just relying on fish poop? Some plants can do well even with that kind of setup, but not all of them by a...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   08-30-2015, 01:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 830
Posted By jasonpatterson
I like the design of the first site better,...

I like the design of the first site better, though the second has substantial amounts of additional information that the first could benefit from. The second site in particular needs a very thorough...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium   08-27-2015, 03:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 638
Posted By jasonpatterson
If you had oak in your palladurium you might have...

If you had oak in your palladurium you might have a reasonable chance at getting portabellas to grow from spores. You'd have a better chance if you got ahold of a sample of the actual mycelium (from...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   08-26-2015, 01:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 516
Posted By jasonpatterson
Any kind of new -anything- in a tank is vastly...

Any kind of new -anything- in a tank is vastly more likely to die than something that has been in the tank for a period of time. If they last the first month, they'll probably last the next year or...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   08-25-2015, 01:17 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 11,526
Posted By jasonpatterson
I really like this. I've wanted to do one of...

I really like this. I've wanted to do one of these with a 3' vase for years, but I'm afraid of the kids/dogs destroying it. It's nice to see one started well. Best of luck!
Forum: Tank Journals   08-23-2015, 01:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,380
Posted By jasonpatterson
Yep. That and trident java ferns are what has...

Yep. That and trident java ferns are what has put up with the low light, high flow combination the thing has. I guess that and a bit of algae.
Forum: Equipment   08-22-2015, 10:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,015
Posted By jasonpatterson
It's possible that if you pull off the inlet...

It's possible that if you pull off the inlet grate you'll find a part that could be adapted to a tube/sponge filter. It's worth checking out, in any case.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   08-22-2015, 09:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 393
Posted By jasonpatterson
If you want the prefilter to stay clear, buy a...

If you want the prefilter to stay clear, buy a stainless steel mesh prefilter on eBay (or here, if someone is selling them from the forum.) They last forever and really don't get clogged.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   08-22-2015, 09:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 864
Posted By jasonpatterson
Your clump of moss and the cholla wood are going...

Your clump of moss and the cholla wood are going to be more than enough for the babies. Pygmy cories aren't likely to bother them at all, and they'll definitely leave them alone after the first week...
Forum: Tank Journals   08-22-2015, 01:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,380
Posted By jasonpatterson
A long overdue update! Things are going well...

A long overdue update!

Things are going well for this tank. I decided not to take it to my classroom in the spring. When I first planted it I had some issues keeping things rooted and such, and...
Forum: Tank Journals   08-18-2015, 01:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 44,126
Posted By jasonpatterson
Sorry, I don't make these to sell. They're not...

Sorry, I don't make these to sell. They're not particularly difficult to make if you have a dremel tool and some patience.
Forum: Plants   08-18-2015, 01:25 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,216
Posted By jasonpatterson
In the end a plague of scuds wiped out every...

In the end a plague of scuds wiped out every single non-shrimp thing in the tank. That wound up being the biggest danger of buying macroalgae - infesting the tank with scuds. It's been a while, but...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   08-18-2015, 01:10 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,814
Posted By jasonpatterson
If we're assuming a slow leak, that's how it has...

If we're assuming a slow leak, that's how it has to work; that's just how liquids are. It's doesn't matter at all what shape the bridge is or whether it is level or not as long as both ends are...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   08-17-2015, 12:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 818
Posted By jasonpatterson
I've not kept that species, but the information I...

I've not kept that species, but the information I can find about them indicates that they would be appropriate for this setup. In particular they can inhabit temporary pools, so they're going to...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   08-16-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 663
Posted By jasonpatterson
The lack of growth is probably just due to...

The lack of growth is probably just due to changes in the plants' environment. They may have been grown emersed (out of the water) so that when you submerge them they are getting less CO2 than they...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   08-16-2015, 04:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,814
Posted By jasonpatterson
Into the tanks, where sufficient room was allowed...

Into the tanks, where sufficient room was allowed for its presence? If it's a pair of 10g cubes, they're 13" on a side. Based on that, the bridge will hold something like 1.7 gallons of water if...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   08-14-2015, 12:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 593
Posted By jasonpatterson
How heavily planted is this tank? If it's a...

How heavily planted is this tank? If it's a jungle you could dump them all in without any real problems. If it's sparsely planted, take it slowly so that you're not making a fishy horror movie.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   08-13-2015, 01:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 818
Posted By jasonpatterson
With LEDs it's difficult to say what the actual...

With LEDs it's difficult to say what the actual spectrum is without a datasheet, but there's nothing wrong with trying it and seeing whether it is suitable to your taste and the plant's needs. That...
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