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Forum: Low Tech Forum   09-24-2016, 03:49 PM
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Posted By Karackle
Tank looks great! But I have to warn you, if you...

Tank looks great! But I have to warn you, if you are used to high tech (super fast growth) it is probably going to seem like this tank is not growing at all to you. You must have patience. In 6...
Forum: Fish   09-24-2016, 02:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 380
Posted By Karackle
It's a good thought, unfortunately, I don't know...

It's a good thought, unfortunately, I don't know who are his siblings vs. cousins vs. just tank mates because I wasn't planning to breed so I just have all my guppies in one tank, but then he popped...
Forum: Fish   09-17-2016, 09:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 380
Posted By Karackle
Thanks for the info! That is actually good to...

Thanks for the info! That is actually good to know, and makes sense, there are definitely a couple of his siblings (or fry dropped right around the same time) that were great and look much closer to...
Forum: Fish   09-16-2016, 07:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 380
Posted By Karackle
I also noticed yesterday that he has an...

I also noticed yesterday that he has an iridescent blue shimmer if the light hits him just right! Is that common in blondes?
Forum: Fish   09-15-2016, 02:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 380
Posted By Karackle
FishNShrimp - my thought was that he must come...

FishNShrimp - my thought was that he must come from her as well and a male carrying a recessive trait, but he is much creamier in color compared to her yellowish. He's quite the little mystery!
Forum: Fish   09-14-2016, 09:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 380
Posted By Karackle
I have a lot of guppies so it's hard to be...

I have a lot of guppies so it's hard to be certain. The first guppies I had in the tank were a mix of red cobras and yellow cobras and I saw the first one of these offspring with that group I...
Forum: Fish   09-14-2016, 07:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 380
Posted By Karackle
Thank you for the quick response! I did a quick...

Thank you for the quick response! I did a quick Google search, you might be onto something, but most of the ones that come up seem to have even a little more color than this guy. He looks more like...
Forum: Fish   09-14-2016, 07:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 380
Posted By Karackle
Name for this guppy color morph?

Hello everyone! So I have this guppy that popped up in my tank, I've seen a few others in fry drops, but he's the only one that has survived to adulthood (I allow nature to take its course in my 30g...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   07-18-2016, 05:04 PM
Replies: 1,983
Views: 1,122,674
Posted By Karackle
Been a while since I posted my tanks in this...

Been a while since I posted my tanks in this thread, so here's how my tanks are looking these days:

2.5g
http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff205/Karackle/IMG_8118.jpg

5g...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   07-18-2016, 04:58 PM
Replies: 481
Views: 202,450
Posted By Karackle
Updated pictures of my 2.5g office betta tank and...

Updated pictures of my 2.5g office betta tank and my 5g tank at home. Enjoy :)

2.5g
http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff205/Karackle/IMG_8118.jpg...
Forum: Tank Journals   07-18-2016, 03:36 PM
Replies: 762
Views: 59,652
Posted By Karackle
This tank continues to do well, and the zebra...

This tank continues to do well, and the zebra danio is still going strong. However, I believe that all of my shrimp have died. If there is one left it stays hidden in the subwassertang. I think...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   07-18-2016, 01:15 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,892
Posted By Karackle
Actually I did, and commented previously,...

Actually I did, and commented previously, including in my comments that even almost no maintenance tanks don't begin that way and require frequent water changes until cycled to keep ammonia levels...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   07-17-2016, 06:31 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,892
Posted By Karackle
That's not really a very nice attitude. But it...

That's not really a very nice attitude. But it reminds me why I stopped being so active on this forum. When I first started here this forum was all about help, support, encouragement, and overall, it...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   07-11-2016, 09:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 306
Posted By Karackle
Thanks mistergreen, I see what you mean, but I...

Thanks mistergreen, I see what you mean, but I think the shape and color are a little wrong. Will have to do some further searching though. However, if you look at figure 2.4 on page 21 in this book...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   07-11-2016, 09:14 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,892
Posted By Karackle
So I know there are a lot of opinions on this,...

So I know there are a lot of opinions on this, but I do think it's possible to have a low maintenance tank. Personally I have found that going low light / low tech is the best way to accomplish that....
Forum: Tank Journals   07-11-2016, 06:21 PM
Replies: 1,061
Views: 102,777
Posted By Karackle
This tank continues to do quite well! Bolbitis is...

This tank continues to do quite well! Bolbitis is already filling back in and it's probably time for another trim, but so far it doesn't seem to be shading out the crypts at all, so that's good. I'm...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   07-11-2016, 03:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 306
Posted By Karackle
Thanks GrampsGrunge and Mistergreen and you are...

Thanks GrampsGrunge and Mistergreen and you are both correct I thnk. I believe I have tracked it to Hydrovatus pustulatus, which is in the Family Dytiscidae as you suggested GrampsGrunge. But no...
Forum: Equipment   07-09-2016, 03:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 693
Posted By Karackle
Hahahaha this is amazing!!! And I am glad my...

Hahahaha this is amazing!!! And I am glad my query was helpful for someone else too! :)
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   07-09-2016, 04:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 306
Posted By Karackle
Anybody here good with identification of aquatic...

Anybody here good with identification of aquatic insects? I got a sample of pond water from a friend to test out my experiment. It went quite well!!!

And then I was taking some samples to look at...
Forum: Equipment   07-06-2016, 05:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 693
Posted By Karackle
Thanks for the tip on making sure to rinse,...

Thanks for the tip on making sure to rinse, rinse, rinse, and then rinse thoroughly some more if I choose to try the Black Diamond APynckel but I do have to agree with NLewis & natemcnutty on the...
Forum: Equipment   07-04-2016, 04:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 693
Posted By Karackle
Thanks everyone for the input! How do the medium...

Thanks everyone for the input! How do the medium grains of the black diamond compare to the size of the grains / pebbles of eco-complete / regular aquarium gravel? (which DUH I have eco complete in...
Forum: Equipment   07-02-2016, 04:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 693
Posted By Karackle
Substrate help...want something that won't change color

Hello everyone! I have a question about aquarium gravel. Can someone recommend a brand that sells black gravel that will STAY black? Some of the gravel in my betta tank started black and has stayed...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   07-01-2016, 08:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 306
Posted By Karackle
alcimedes - I thought of that, and I might do...

alcimedes - I thought of that, and I might do that, the problem is don't have a place I can go that's very deep so I would probably end up with all critters that would stay near the top of my setup...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   07-01-2016, 04:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 306
Posted By Karackle
Question Plankton Culture for Summer Camp Activity - Aquatic Insect ID?

Hi friends!!! I need your help if you can give it!

Does anyone know how to culture live zooplankton or where I can buy live cultures for not a lot of $$? There's an activity I want to do with my...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   04-23-2016, 06:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,713
Posted By Karackle
True true! I put some more back in and will just...

True true! I put some more back in and will just let them do as they please.



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