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Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 01-15-2014, 01:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,328
Posted By ilurk
McDonald, if your objective is to regulate soil...

McDonald, if your objective is to regulate soil temperatures, would it not be better to use dried leaves? I'd think green leaves would have higher bacteria content where dried leaves would favor...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 01-14-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 359
Posted By ilurk
daphnia aren't too bad to culture

I bought some daphnia ephippia from the arizona fairy shrimp store online, it was cheap. Poured some of the eggs into some poland spring water and set it by the window. a few days later, well.. i saw...
Forum: Lighting 12-09-2012, 11:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 451
Posted By ilurk
I just assembled a diy led for a standard 5...

I just assembled a diy led for a standard 5 gallon too. 10 watts and pretty bright at the height I hang it at. 3 x cree xp-g + heatsink about the size of my palm. 13 watt cfl is fine though.
Forum: DIY 02-17-2012, 11:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,073
Posted By ilurk
Look into Cree XM-Ls i've been thinking about...

Look into Cree XM-Ls i've been thinking about using those, can get them imported from hong kong for around $9-10 each. comparable to XP-Gs at 3 amps, 20% more efficient at 1.3 amps.
Forum: DIY 02-17-2012, 11:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,258
Posted By ilurk
my hob is like a waterfall, my plants grow fine,...

my hob is like a waterfall, my plants grow fine, drop checker is green. I think this theory of water agitation releasing the CO2 is over cautious hogwash. if anything the waterfall makes the small...
Forum: DIY 02-17-2012, 01:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 837
Posted By ilurk
There is no need for baking soda. Yeast thrive in...

There is no need for baking soda. Yeast thrive in acidic environments. I've made blueberry wine with Ph around 4-4.5 and pumped the co2 from the process into the fish tank. My tank smelled like...
Forum: DIY 02-17-2012, 01:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,842
Posted By ilurk
I don't understand why there are schematics in...

I don't understand why there are schematics in DIY co2 that use more than 1 bottle. Just use one gal ocean spray as one poster suggested, and pull a hose through with pliers. I've used that design...
Forum: DIY 02-17-2012, 01:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,258
Posted By ilurk
I have compressed co2 going into an aquaclear hob...

I have compressed co2 going into an aquaclear hob hole. I also took the sponge out.
Is it required? Prob not. I think the problem with an air stone under the sponge is it may not evenly distribute...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 02-12-2012, 12:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 448
Posted By ilurk
i had a culture of brine shrimp going for years,...

i had a culture of brine shrimp going for years, didn't need to dry out the cysts or anything, was a steady culture. they lived in a 1 gallon jar that i left by a window. i hardly ever changed the...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 02-12-2012, 12:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 937
Posted By ilurk
The only thing i can think of is something's...

The only thing i can think of is something's decomposing in there. dead snail, wood chips or rodent pieces from the factory. i think you just have to wait it out.

if you google ammonia toxicity ph...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 02-11-2012, 04:23 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 22,350
Posted By ilurk
i also started a red tail + clam shrimp culture...

i also started a red tail + clam shrimp culture about 10 days ago from az fairy shrimp, but had only a couple of dozen hatchings. They look about 1.5cm now and i didn't notice any mortality. I think...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 02-06-2012, 10:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 955
Posted By ilurk
pick a color, you'll probably be stuck with it...

pick a color, you'll probably be stuck with it tho, since they'll breed. if you're pretty sure you'll get crystal red in the future then try a non-red neo.

maybe it's just me, but i think i've fed...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 02-05-2012, 07:42 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 22,350
Posted By ilurk
Sounds to me like fairy shrimp should be raised...

Sounds to me like fairy shrimp should be raised like daphnia, which I don't think the water should stink at any time. Maybe you can pour some out and dilute or turkey baste them into a fresh...
Forum: Algae 01-31-2012, 01:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,218
Posted By ilurk
i used to have a problem with hair algae, i...

i used to have a problem with hair algae, i bought some cherry shrimp. they multiplied and devoured it all.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 01-31-2012, 12:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,469
Posted By ilurk
can you feed clam shrimp to your fish? i have a...

can you feed clam shrimp to your fish? i have a lot of dwarf hair grass so i'm wondering if these guys will just hang out at the bottom of the tank and never get eaten.
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