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Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-30-2013, 08:21 PM
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Posted By UberSquid
Any issues with TDS?

Any issues with TDS?
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-30-2013, 06:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 284
Posted By UberSquid
Green Leaf GH Booster?

I just wondered if anyone had used the Green Leaf Aquariums GH Booster?

http://greenleafaquariums.com/aquarium-fertilizers-supplements/gh-booster.html

It seems like a pretty good deal to me. I...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-18-2013, 03:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 339
Posted By UberSquid
Jakes nettle and veg has spirulina in it. I just...

Jakes nettle and veg has spirulina in it. I just ordered some for my blue velvets.
Forum: Tank Journals 05-28-2013, 04:09 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,593
Posted By UberSquid
That's way too much prime. You only need one ml...

That's way too much prime. You only need one ml per 10 gallons. The cap holds about five ml. Get some disposable pipettes, you can pick up a bunch online for just a few dollars, it will make life a...
Forum: Plants 05-26-2013, 12:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 234
Posted By UberSquid
Crypt melt

I was recently given some Cryptocoryne wendtii "tropica" and immediately tossed it in my tank. Then I find out about "Crypt melt". Well it seems that mine is also starting to melt. I have a bit hole...
Forum: DIY 05-18-2013, 05:09 PM
Replies: 2,305
Views: 339,138
Posted By UberSquid
Your bottle isnt overfilled and the valve is...

Your bottle isnt overfilled and the valve is fine, it's just the o rings on the bottle. Go where you got it filled and pick up a new package. You get several for five bucks and it will fix your...
Forum: DIY 05-18-2013, 04:35 AM
Replies: 2,305
Views: 339,138
Posted By UberSquid
Cool Actually I have two drop checkers at different...

Actually I have two drop checkers at different kdh reference points to get a more accurate reading. I also monitor Ph closely. I normally run a bit higher.
Forum: DIY 05-17-2013, 10:35 PM
Replies: 2,305
Views: 339,138
Posted By UberSquid
I took this setup a step further by adding the...

I took this setup a step further by adding the front pressure regulator from an Autococker paintball gun. I haven't measured the output pressure yet but it makes the setup a whole lit more...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-17-2013, 05:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 897
Posted By UberSquid
I bought a dual sponge filter off eBay and...

I bought a dual sponge filter off eBay and connected the top of the tube to the intake of my canister filter. Great filtration and lots of area for bio media. I've done the same thing with a couple...
Forum: Algae 05-14-2013, 03:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 697
Posted By UberSquid
+1 on nerites, I had a piece of granite that was...

+1 on nerites, I had a piece of granite that was brown it was so covered with diatoms. I picked up one tiger nerite and in two days it was glistening white again! Great little house keepers and the...
Forum: Plants 05-11-2013, 06:05 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 260
Posted By UberSquid
collecting moss?

I found some moss while running the dogs in the woods the other day and decided to take some home to see if it would grow in my tank. I think its Ctenidium Molluscum, otherwise knownas tree or fern...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-07-2013, 07:28 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 825
Posted By UberSquid
Are you using a dechlorinator? Chloramine does...

Are you using a dechlorinator? Chloramine does not disappate the way chloramine does. I didn't start to figure mine out until I tested some water that I put just dechlorinator in and fifteen minutes...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-07-2013, 04:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,163
Posted By UberSquid
I think she is a Asolene. ...

I think she is a Asolene.

http://www.applesnail.net/content/asolene.htm

This article doesn't mention a blue color variant but earlier they mention that you shouldn't rely on coloring to...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-07-2013, 03:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,163
Posted By UberSquid
Interesting. Guess I won't be giving babies away...

Interesting. Guess I won't be giving babies away to members here unless they are in Indiana! Any idea to the species? Too bad about not being able to ship, this thing puts my nerites to shame when...
Forum: Plants 05-07-2013, 03:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 922
Posted By UberSquid
I made the mistake of ordering Christmas moss off...

I made the mistake of ordering Christmas moss off eBay. Its been two months and its just starting to recover. That and I'm still not real sure its actually Christmas moss. The plus side is that when...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-07-2013, 03:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,163
Posted By UberSquid
That has been my starting point. That's where I...

That has been my starting point. That's where I discovered the original info about water laying mystery snails. I have a DB upgrade to babysit tomorrow at work so if it goes smoothly I'll have some...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-07-2013, 02:27 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 825
Posted By UberSquid
I had similar issues not too long ago. I found...

I had similar issues not too long ago. I found that the frequent water changes were what was causing my problem with nitrite spikes. Floods around here prompted the water company to up the chloramine...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-07-2013, 01:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,163
Posted By UberSquid
In one pic you can see the eggs attached to the...

In one pic you can see the eggs attached to the lower right of the snail. Sorry they are blurry. The thing about mystery snails is that "mystery " snail is a generic term that covers multiple...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-06-2013, 10:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,163
Posted By UberSquid
mystery snail laying eggs under water?!

I picked up a really pretty mystery snail at pet smart the other day because I'd read that some species would eat diatoms and I'd like to get a bit of help controlling the little brown nasties.
...
Forum: DIY 04-28-2013, 06:58 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 13,657
Posted By UberSquid
What do you do about the sediment? There is a...

What do you do about the sediment? There is a awful lot of yeast floating around in those bottles. Do you rack it to try and clarify a bit or just let it set for a while to let the yeast settle to...
Forum: Fish 04-28-2013, 04:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 434
Posted By UberSquid
I always forget that us cold water people are the...

I always forget that us cold water people are the minority
Forum: Fish 04-28-2013, 04:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 966
Posted By UberSquid
White clouds!

White clouds!
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-25-2013, 02:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 390
Posted By UberSquid
:hihi: There is actually a huge "Gardening" store...

:hihi: There is actually a huge "Gardening" store out here called Worms Way and they sell a ton of hydroponics gear. I've bought a lot of small stuff off them way cheaper than what the pet stores...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-24-2013, 11:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 390
Posted By UberSquid
Shipping RCS?

I have been considering buying some Red Cherry Shrimp from a member here but I'm concerned about them surviving the shipping process. I've managed to get a hold of two so far, they are almost...
Forum: Fish 04-24-2013, 11:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 184
Posted By UberSquid
They are five adults in a ten gallon. I'm...

They are five adults in a ten gallon. I'm thinking about moving them into a 20 if I can talk the wife into letting me add a new tank... :D
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