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Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   03-02-2013, 08:01 PM
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Posted By darkestsky
As a matter of fact, I should be able to get them...

As a matter of fact, I should be able to get them fairly soon. The plan was to import some this month, but Canada recently changed some of it's export laws and there's a delay while everyone gets...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   12-16-2012, 11:53 PM
Replies: 345
Views: 86,946
Posted By darkestsky
There are 3-6 rocks in the package (it's a total...

There are 3-6 rocks in the package (it's a total of 500 grams, and the rocks vary in size and weight). They last for several years depending on how often you clean them. Algae will slowly grow on...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   09-03-2012, 03:13 PM
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Posted By darkestsky
Because I sell them. They do :) Well,...

Because I sell them.



They do :) Well, except for Multipara. It comes in wafers like Grow, Color, etc.



This.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   08-31-2012, 06:47 PM
Replies: 345
Views: 86,946
Posted By darkestsky
I can't provide my reviews of the products, but...

I can't provide my reviews of the products, but there is a free app available for iphone and android that can help you with dosing and setting up a weekly schedule.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   08-31-2012, 06:01 PM
Replies: 345
Views: 86,946
Posted By darkestsky
That's not quite how Humic works. Think of Humic...

That's not quite how Humic works. Think of Humic as sort of a super concentrated version of some of the soils that are commercially available for plant and shrimp keeping. The 6-6.5 ph range is...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   08-10-2012, 05:04 AM
Replies: 345
Views: 86,946
Posted By darkestsky
There is a bit of overlap in purpose there. As...

There is a bit of overlap in purpose there. As far as differences go, Crimson and White are mineral supplements, Stout is a supplementary food, and Color is a staple diet.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   07-13-2012, 07:45 PM
Replies: 345
Views: 86,946
Posted By darkestsky
Yup. You might have to soak it for a while before...

Yup. You might have to soak it for a while before it will sink though. Also, while you can't really overdose a tank on Humic, you can waste it. Half a bottle is enough for a 15 gallon tank for about...
Forum: Important Update/Announcements   07-10-2012, 04:17 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 21,207
Posted By darkestsky
I'm really pleased with these changes. I've been...

I'm really pleased with these changes. I've been on TPT for quite a while, first as a hobbyist and more recently as a sponsor. I've always tried to keep my sale threads at a minimum and have never...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   07-02-2012, 01:14 AM
Replies: 345
Views: 86,946
Posted By darkestsky
I would still try to add them weekly. But keep an...

I would still try to add them weekly. But keep an eye on your gH and TDS. You might have to adjust the dosage amounts on Crimson to keep those from climbing on you. Shield shouldn't affect any of...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   07-02-2012, 12:08 AM
Replies: 345
Views: 86,946
Posted By darkestsky
I recommend adding Crimson and Shield weekly at...

I recommend adding Crimson and Shield weekly at water changes. Add Shield twice per week if your water quality is low or you notice any random deaths. Stout should be added between 2 and 3 times per...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   06-10-2012, 04:34 PM
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Views: 86,946
Posted By darkestsky
I've just recently started using Ferrum and have...

I've just recently started using Ferrum and have definitely noticed a bit more growth in my shrimp tanks. I've noticed the biggest difference in my older tanks. What tends to happen (at least for me)...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-08-2012, 03:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,144
Posted By darkestsky
Most Sulawesi shrimp are notoriously difficult to...

Most Sulawesi shrimp are notoriously difficult to keep healthy. It sounds like the OP is looking for some low maintenance shrimp, so those may not be the way to go.

I hear cf propinqua is pretty...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   04-12-2012, 03:10 PM
Replies: 345
Views: 86,946
Posted By darkestsky
The only tank I have CRS in also has Wine Reds...

The only tank I have CRS in also has Wine Reds and both get berried like crazy using RO water (distilled would work too) buffered with Humic and gH adjusted with GH Up. It's a smaller tank (actually...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   04-12-2012, 12:00 AM
Replies: 345
Views: 86,946
Posted By darkestsky
From my experience Humic buffers down but not up....

From my experience Humic buffers down but not up. If you use RO water, you will still have little to no gH and will have to add a gH booster of some kind.

It won't have any effect on kH that I...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   04-05-2012, 11:31 PM
Replies: 345
Views: 86,946
Posted By darkestsky
I ordered a bottle for myself a while back. I...

I ordered a bottle for myself a while back. I can't say exactly how well it works. I haven't noticed much of a difference in the way my plants look. I'm really not regular at all with the dosing, and...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   03-22-2012, 03:50 PM
Replies: 345
Views: 86,946
Posted By darkestsky
BW themselves might not be able to do anything...

BW themselves might not be able to do anything for you, but I'll hook you up on your next order ;)



It takes sending about $5,000 to Singapore if you want to be a reseller with a chance at...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   03-22-2012, 12:23 AM
Replies: 345
Views: 86,946
Posted By darkestsky
Hmm, I get about 2 grams out of a flat spoon. I...

Hmm, I get about 2 grams out of a flat spoon. I don't pack it in though.

You can get a little digital gram scale pretty cheap. Go to Amazon and do a search for "digital scale" or "jewelry scale"....
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   03-20-2012, 11:55 PM
Replies: 345
Views: 86,946
Posted By darkestsky
It's not that bad lol. We had agreed to try and...

It's not that bad lol. We had agreed to try and make a business of this. So far so good too :) We are building our shrimpire!



Not yet. Should be soon though. The expected delivery date was...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   03-20-2012, 10:59 PM
Replies: 345
Views: 86,946
Posted By darkestsky
Haha! I got lucky. My fiance spends as much...

Haha!

I got lucky. My fiance spends as much time staring at shrimp as I do. Which is good, because there are 13 tanks currently running in our house lol.

She did get a little nervous the 1st...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   03-19-2012, 02:11 PM
Replies: 345
Views: 86,946
Posted By darkestsky
The most common machine (at least around here) is...

The most common machine (at least around here) is called "Glacier". Usually near the entrance in grocery stores and somewhere near the food section in a Wal-Mart.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   03-19-2012, 03:28 AM
Replies: 345
Views: 86,946
Posted By darkestsky
Those are some good looking shrimp! Money...

Those are some good looking shrimp!

Money saving tip: take your water bottles to a public RO machine. Most grocery stores and Wal-Mart have one. It will cost about 30 cents per gallon.

I can't...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   03-15-2012, 08:31 PM
Replies: 345
Views: 86,946
Posted By darkestsky
From my experience, none of the BW products will...

From my experience, none of the BW products will affect KH. And definitely try out Humic if you haven't. I've used in tanks with cheap Petco gravel and Turface. PH stays pretty rock solid at 6.4 and...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   03-15-2012, 04:11 PM
Replies: 345
Views: 86,946
Posted By darkestsky
The spoons are often buried deep in the bottles....

The spoons are often buried deep in the bottles. But if you didn't get one (this, by the way, is the biggest complaint I get about the BW products) the spoons are pretty close to a 1/4 teaspoon. The...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   03-04-2012, 06:36 AM
Replies: 345
Views: 86,946
Posted By darkestsky
If you're going to sprinkle it, mix it in with...

If you're going to sprinkle it, mix it in with your finger, a spoon, anything. Just make sure it mixes in with the tank and doesn't just sit on the surface. You'll get a feel for the right amount....
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   03-03-2012, 02:08 PM
Replies: 345
Views: 86,946
Posted By darkestsky
I've only ever gotten the one size of spoon in...

I've only ever gotten the one size of spoon in any of my BW products, so I assume that same size is the one to use for all the products.

A level spoon is about 1.5g of GH Up.
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