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Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium   04-07-2014, 10:55 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By Agrippa
I would suggest skipping Chameleons as a...

I would suggest skipping Chameleons as a beginner.

I second that fire-bellied toads and newts are an excellent option for the setup as you're describing it. They do well in cooler temperatures,...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium   02-24-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,224
Posted By Agrippa
I think your idea is a reasonable one, but there...

I think your idea is a reasonable one, but there are a few additional options you might consider.

Firstly, Sea Monkies/brine shrimp are actually brackish and/or salt-water dwelling organisms, and,...
Forum: Tank Journals   09-25-2013, 04:26 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,556
Posted By Agrippa
There's nothing wrong with tempered glass unless...

There's nothing wrong with tempered glass unless you intend to drill the aquarium.

I don't know if it's too late to make some changes to your hardscape, but I have a few suggestions that I think...
Forum: Tank Journals   09-05-2009, 06:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,288
Posted By Agrippa
A Belated Update

http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u303/Agrippa01/IMG_0956.jpg

My apologies for the lack of updates; but to be honest, there wasn't much to see up until this point.

Well, the tank has been...
Forum: Tank Journals   07-08-2009, 03:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,288
Posted By Agrippa
Thanks everyone for the comments and complements....

Thanks everyone for the comments and complements. I'll try to weigh them all in consideration of the current layout (though I must admit I'm rather unfairly attached to the tank as it is.) Perhaps...
Forum: Tank Journals   07-06-2009, 06:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,288
Posted By Agrippa
Agrippa's 55g Aquarium Journal

http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u303/Agrippa01/IMG_0839.jpg

Specifications:

Tank: 48"x12"x 20" AGA 55g aquarium

Lighting: Nova Extreme 2x55w 10k t5HO

Substrate: ADA Aquasoil Amazonia
Forum: Lighting   02-04-2009, 07:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 512
Posted By Agrippa
A Question About Lighting for a 55gallon Aquarium

Hello, everyone.

I've recently decided to take a step up from my usual nano tanks and try a 55g AGA aquarium. I'm looking to grow high light plants (Hc, L. arcuata, etc,) and had a couple...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   01-29-2008, 09:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 873
Posted By Agrippa
I imagine that the Fluval 304 will work quite...

I imagine that the Fluval 304 will work quite well for your tank, if you're able to throttle it down a little. At the moment, I'm running a Rena XP1 (250gph) on my 10g with about 2.5 feet of head. ...
Forum: Tank Journals   12-03-2007, 05:46 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 18,084
Posted By Agrippa
That mystery marine shrimp reminds me of...

That mystery marine shrimp reminds me of Palaemonetes vulgaris, but it's difficult to be certain. They're usually around 1" and are algavore/detrivores.

It's great to see your progression. ...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium   11-30-2007, 09:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,034
Posted By Agrippa
If eggcrate is the path you want to take, you...

If eggcrate is the path you want to take, you should consider using flat pieces of rock, cork bark, or expandable pond foam, as I imagine that it will be difficult to affix oddly shaped driftwood to...
Forum: Tank Journals   11-30-2007, 04:14 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,404
Posted By Agrippa
It looks like a pinnocchio or red nose shrimp,...

It looks like a pinnocchio or red nose shrimp, Caridina gracilirostris.
I see them occasionally in some of the LFS in my area, but they're not too common....
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium   11-30-2007, 04:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,034
Posted By Agrippa
The idea to simulate a pond's edge is great, and...

The idea to simulate a pond's edge is great, and you can do it quite easily. Instead of running a gradient, why not build up a wall with stone, wood, and bark to maintain the drier land section,...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium   11-26-2007, 07:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,034
Posted By Agrippa
Here are a few inspirational pictures for...

Here are a few inspirational pictures for habitats you might emulate.

http://www.aquaticplantcentral.com/forumapc/aquarium-pictures/files/2/1/2/gal-pal-2007-ver_original.jpg
...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium   11-19-2007, 08:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,671
Posted By Agrippa
You have a rather extensive list of questions, so...

You have a rather extensive list of questions, so I'll do my best to answer them in an orderly manner.

To begin, a 29 gallon aquarium is an excellent candidate for a paludarium, due to its extra...
Forum: Tank Journals   11-05-2007, 08:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,749
Posted By Agrippa
It's good to see another Coloradoaner who's...

It's good to see another Coloradoaner who's interested in macro algaes too. Your tank looks to be progressing well. What are the stats?

Do you plan to make it a mixed tank with various species...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   11-04-2007, 01:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 641
Posted By Agrippa
It looks to be a dragonfly larvae to me (not...

It looks to be a dragonfly larvae to me (not featured in the above article.) It's a rather voracious predator, so it's best to keep it isolated from anything you care to keep alive.

It's...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   10-09-2007, 02:06 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 21,082
Posted By Agrippa
The rocks are okay- of the two on your second...

The rocks are okay- of the two on your second post, I prefer the second option. Consider moving the main rock more off-center, and use the smaller rocks along with it to provide a more dynamic...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   10-03-2007, 04:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,604
Posted By Agrippa
To begin, welcme to TPT! There are quite a...

To begin, welcme to TPT!

There are quite a few factors that you should consider with this tank.

For starters, the sooner you can get the replacement bulb, the better. Unfortunately, plants are...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium   09-24-2007, 04:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 719
Posted By Agrippa
Welcome to The Planted Tank: First off, the...

Welcome to The Planted Tank:

First off, the specific care of each of your plants depends entirely upon the species, because there are both tropical and temperate sundews and pitchers. Depending...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium   09-20-2007, 05:35 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,407
Posted By Agrippa
Because of the possibility of introducing...

Because of the possibility of introducing pathogens, pests, chemicals (in the form of fertilizers, insecticides, and herbicides.) In addition, your local soil likely cannot sustain the plants that...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium   09-16-2007, 09:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,407
Posted By Agrippa
I really think that you need to do some more...

I really think that you need to do some more research before you consider taking on a poison dart frog- it seems most of your questions are of someone who has not really studied these frogs or their...
Forum: Tank Journals   09-03-2007, 03:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 13,294
Posted By Agrippa
Things seem to be coming along quite well. ...

Things seem to be coming along quite well.

Have you considered seeding your tank with snails? In the wild, dwarf puffers tend to specialize in hunting these little invertibrates, so having a...
Forum: Lighting   09-02-2007, 03:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 712
Posted By Agrippa
If I were you, I'd look into t5s (as mentioned...

If I were you, I'd look into t5s (as mentioned above,) or just invest in a 70w+ Metal Halide. Both options really provide much more quality light for the price, and they're really versatile- if you...
Forum: Lighting   09-02-2007, 07:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 866
Posted By Agrippa
Hmm, those could be of great use... Thanks for...

Hmm, those could be of great use... Thanks for the info.

I guess it's time to do some research.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   09-02-2007, 07:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 424
Posted By Agrippa
So your school would allow turtles but not other...

So your school would allow turtles but not other reptiles?:confused:

I've never actually heard of any allergies to any type of reptile or amphibian. Of my experience with these animals, the only...
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