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Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 11-21-2012, 04:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 846
Posted By dmattbfan5
The first two times I ordered shrimp, I got them...

The first two times I ordered shrimp, I got them from the East Coast, and they shipped to my home in Phoenix, AZ. I was FLIPPING out. I didn't see how they could possibly survive the 4-5 day journey....
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-16-2012, 02:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 608
Posted By dmattbfan5
Yeah, I know what you mean. It was hard to get a...

Yeah, I know what you mean. It was hard to get a good pic of her. She was hanging under the frogbit, and the shadow makes them look yellow. Her eggs were green as I have seen many of my pfr's start...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-16-2012, 03:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 608
Posted By dmattbfan5
Oh ok. Whew! Thats a relief! I have three tanks...

Oh ok. Whew! Thats a relief! I have three tanks with PFR's, sakuras, and red rilis (all separate of course). And I would have died if somehow a cherry relative knocked her up. This is my first...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-16-2012, 12:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 608
Posted By dmattbfan5
My blue/green rili has red eggs?

http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee374/dmattbfan5/SU1BRzI3NDUuanBn.jpg

This mama is housed with only one male, and he is EVERY bit as much a blue/green rili as she is. I just set up a new tank...
Forum: Plants 10-16-2012, 12:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 367
Posted By dmattbfan5
Moss ID help!

I have been growing three types of moss very well in one of my tanks. I believe one is java moss, one is christmas moss, and I don't have a clue about the third. Can anyone help?

Here's the one...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-10-2012, 03:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,366
Posted By dmattbfan5
I too was unfamiliar with the purpose of culling...

I too was unfamiliar with the purpose of culling until I started breeding PFR's. I had one female with a flaw in her carapice. On either side of her head, she had a muddled spot that looked almost...
Forum: Plants 08-25-2012, 10:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 946
Posted By dmattbfan5
awesome! this is the kind of change you can look...

awesome! this is the kind of change you can look forward to!!
Forum: Plants 08-25-2012, 07:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 946
Posted By dmattbfan5
Photographic proof that fertz make a WORLD of difference!!!

I started using fertz about 6 months ago, although skeptical, I was amazed with the results. I decided to do an experiment to illustrate how effective they are when used. I started with a dozen stems...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-26-2012, 01:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,166
Posted By dmattbfan5
I was at my LFS about a month ago, and they had...

I was at my LFS about a month ago, and they had just received a shipment of 500 amanos that day. They were in a quarantine tank. They all looked like blue pearl shrimp. I had to ask if they were...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-14-2012, 09:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 249
Posted By dmattbfan5
How do you hatch Amano eggs?

http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee374/dmattbfan5/SU1BRzE3MTguanBn.jpg

My amano has been berried for 2 weeks now. I have heard that they need brackish water for the larvea to survive. Has...
Forum: Equipment 06-12-2012, 04:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 265
Posted By dmattbfan5
Is AQ biomedia reusable?

I have heard many times that you never have to replace biomedia like the stuff I have in my eheim. Is this still true if I tore down a tank and let it dry up and sit around for a couple months? I...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-12-2012, 01:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,541
Posted By dmattbfan5
I have the same question. I just set mine up last...

I have the same question. I just set mine up last month and it just barely spits out a few drops of water from the main tank. Is this normal? Theres hardly any water turn over in the hob tank.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 04-23-2012, 04:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 744
Posted By dmattbfan5
because you live in southern california, I'm just...

because you live in southern california, I'm just gonna throw this out there. Trader joes has some decent red wine. theyre really cheap. Between $2 and $3 a bottle. the brand is called charles shaw....
Forum: Equipment 04-18-2012, 12:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 289
Posted By dmattbfan5
Need Advice on Flow and Filtration for Shrimp Breeding Project

I am setting up a 55 with two of Lee's Tank Dividers spaced evenly in the tank. The substrate will be Amazonia. I have multiple options for creating good flow and filtration. I have 2 AQ 70's, an AQ...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-16-2012, 04:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 936
Posted By dmattbfan5
I inject C02 in my PFR, and CRS tank. Its a 10...

I inject C02 in my PFR, and CRS tank. Its a 10 gallon tank and I run it at 1 bps nonstop. Theres no solenoid or timer, and I've never gassed them. They are WAY more active when I get a good lime...
Forum: Invertebrates by Msjinkzd 02-12-2012, 04:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,533
Posted By dmattbfan5
im trying to look at your site. every time i...

im trying to look at your site. every time i start to scroll down the page stops responding and my internet restarts. I want to order some amano's. can you tell me their price and shipping costs to...
Forum: Algae 01-25-2012, 02:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,178
Posted By dmattbfan5
Hmmmmm, I have a 55 that was setup for 4 years...

Hmmmmm, I have a 55 that was setup for 4 years with 0 snails. I decided to buy 4 nerites to help with overall hygeine of the tank, and after a month started getting white spots on my driftwood and...
Forum: Equipment 12-17-2011, 03:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,370
Posted By dmattbfan5
I have one of these too. Ive gone through about 6...

I have one of these too. Ive gone through about 6 tanks of CO2 without any problems. Pm me if you are interested in it. Thanks.
Forum: Equipment 12-13-2011, 03:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,263
Posted By dmattbfan5
I think (but im no expert), that if you have a...

I think (but im no expert), that if you have a good quality heater (vs a cheap one), going overkill is ok. It will just heat the water up once, and then kick on periodically for just a few seconds to...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 12-04-2011, 09:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,276
Posted By dmattbfan5
Its a Hydor Theo 50w. I have another 50 w in my...

Its a Hydor Theo 50w. I have another 50 w in my other 10 gallon shrimp tank and its always 72 degrees on the dot. Thats why i went with another 50w. The hydor one in this photo is awesome because its...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 12-04-2011, 04:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,276
Posted By dmattbfan5
Well the cold weather (32 degrees last night) in...

Well the cold weather (32 degrees last night) in Phoenix started to kill off my glosso. Without water I didn't know how else to heat the tank, so I just decided to call it good at 5 weeks and flood...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 12-04-2011, 03:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,276
Posted By dmattbfan5
Hahaha. Yes, my wife's friends all think I'm...

Hahaha. Yes, my wife's friends all think I'm growing medical marijuana because I work in the medical field. Plus in Arizona, the laws are getting much looser on that kind of thing. Blah! I don't let...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 12-02-2011, 03:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,276
Posted By dmattbfan5
Here's the new progress as of November 29th. ...

Here's the new progress as of November 29th.
http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee374/dmattbfan5/November29.jpg
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 12-02-2011, 02:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,276
Posted By dmattbfan5
I read all the bad reviews before I bought it...

I read all the bad reviews before I bought it too. I paid like $36 on ebay for it. I think its awesome for the price. Its super bright, doesn't get too hot, it has a long heavy duty cord, and I'm...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 11-22-2011, 09:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,276
Posted By dmattbfan5
Thanks magma! I wondered about the water level....

Thanks magma! I wondered about the water level. I'll do that as soon as I get home from thanksgiving.
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