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Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   03-30-2015, 05:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 381
Posted By Dolfan
I think they are all just low grade cherries.

I think they are all just low grade cherries.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   02-25-2015, 05:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 766
Posted By Dolfan
Indian almond leaves and some cholla wood are 2...

Indian almond leaves and some cholla wood are 2 that come to mind. I would also get some more plants. Hornwort, frogbit, subwassertang, are 3 that my shrimp seem to love to hang out on.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   02-13-2015, 06:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 381
Posted By Dolfan
Stainless steel may be an option. I use the...

Stainless steel may be an option.

I use the AC sponges as well and they do get discolored, but that doesn't affect performance. I place a few plants in front of it, and you can't see it. You...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   02-13-2015, 06:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 455
Posted By Dolfan
It is just smaller bottles of their NPK ferts,...

It is just smaller bottles of their NPK ferts, similar to using dry fert versions of NPK. This way you can target dose specific needs, like if you need more Potassium but lower Phosphorus, etc. ...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   02-10-2015, 05:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 925
Posted By Dolfan
Not all setups need daily dosing. That is part...

Not all setups need daily dosing. That is part of the benefits of setting up a low tech tank, is that you don't need daily dosing. The OP is using some liquid ferts weekly or bi-weekly, and his...
Forum: Lighting   01-30-2015, 11:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 612
Posted By Dolfan
Hoppy has a great article that explains PAR.... ...

Hoppy has a great article that explains PAR....

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=184368

I'm not sure of exact numbers, the Planted + LED's are designed to put most tanks in...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   01-24-2015, 07:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,010
Posted By Dolfan
It's hit and miss. I personally have neons and...

It's hit and miss. I personally have neons and harlequin rasboras in my 40 gallon planted tank, with a thriving colony of cherry shrimp. I started with around 15 and they have grown their numbers...
Forum: Lighting   01-15-2015, 05:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 452
Posted By Dolfan
Assuming you are talking about the spiral screw...

Assuming you are talking about the spiral screw in CFL's....

A few factors come into play with them. The most important is the orientation of the bulb to the tank. A vertical CFL with a decent...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   01-15-2015, 07:08 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,707
Posted By Dolfan
Those are beautiful. Anyone know what species...

Those are beautiful. Anyone know what species name they would be. I'm sure you get make a pretty penny selling them here on the forums or on aquabid.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   01-15-2015, 04:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,019
Posted By Dolfan
I would look on aquabid first, you will usually...

I would look on aquabid first, you will usually find better prices there and a better selection.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   01-14-2015, 11:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,551
Posted By Dolfan
I really like Seachem Matrix bio media and here...

I really like Seachem Matrix bio media and here is why I "think" it's the best, of course this is just my opinion.

It has millions of tiny pores, and Seachem claims it to have waaaaay more surface...
Forum: Lighting   01-03-2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 377
Posted By Dolfan
I use spiral CFL's in my tank and they work well....

I use spiral CFL's in my tank and they work well. One thing that I did to improve the hood reflection, was to spraypaint the interior of the fixture with gloss white. I used Fusion as it is...
Forum: Finnex   11-16-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 760
Posted By Dolfan
Ended up just contacting Ebay and I am getting a...

Ended up just contacting Ebay and I am getting a full refund through them. I would rather pay en extra $20 or so and get a mint condition light fixture with switch covers, warranty, etc.
Forum: Finnex   11-13-2014, 03:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 760
Posted By Dolfan
So the seller has offered me a $10 refund,...

So the seller has offered me a $10 refund, original price was $90, versus $120ish from a legit vendor.

The light works, and is in good conditions, aside from the light switches, I would just...
Forum: Finnex   11-13-2014, 01:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 760
Posted By Dolfan
Ok another question, how are the switch covers...

Ok another question, how are the switch covers attached? The seller has contacted me back and is trying to say that must have been lost in shipping. I still have all of the packaging and they are...
Forum: Finnex   11-12-2014, 11:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 760
Posted By Dolfan
Planted Plus questions

So I purchased a Planted Plus LED fixture finally after drooling over them for many months. I got mine from ebay from a person claiming that is was brand new just that he had opened the box. So I...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   10-29-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 976
Posted By Dolfan
I would suggest getting a TDS meter from eeebay...

I would suggest getting a TDS meter from eeebay for cheap, usually around $10-12 including shipping. It would be good to know what you are dealing with, rather then trust a report that doesn't...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   10-21-2014, 04:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,165
Posted By Dolfan
Here is one of my nicely colored cherry shrimp. ...

Here is one of my nicely colored cherry shrimp. Was sold to me as Painted Fire Red. I think some of mine are close to being "painted" but most are probably just the regular fire reds, some call...
Forum: Plants   10-18-2014, 04:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 310
Posted By Dolfan
Any of the easy floaters would do well. Here is...

Any of the easy floaters would do well. Here is what I would use....

frogbit - great floater on top of water, grows fast so it would help clean the water
anacharis and hornwort- can be floated...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   10-13-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 838
Posted By Dolfan
I have the HW-302 on my 40 gallon and it is...

I have the HW-302 on my 40 gallon and it is amazing. Best value in canisters and does a great job. As others stated you can adjust the spray bar to lower the flow a bit.

Seandelevan, you may...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   10-13-2014, 12:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,508
Posted By Dolfan
I think the shrimp tend to prefer anything with...

I think the shrimp tend to prefer anything with fine leaves as they create more surface area for foraging. Hence why they seem to love the moss, as there are tons of strands to clean and forage all...
Forum: Equipment   10-11-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,213
Posted By Dolfan
It sort of depends on the tank in my opinion,...

It sort of depends on the tank in my opinion, especially size. For anything over 30-40 gallon I think a canister is the way to go. For smaller tanks, while canisters are still great, most HOB's...
Forum: Equipment   10-08-2014, 05:05 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,934
Posted By Dolfan
For the price I don't think the SunSun canister...

For the price I don't think the SunSun canister can be beat. They are super quiet, have tons of media space/options, and best of all are super cheap. For the price of 1 eheim or other canister you...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   10-07-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 446
Posted By Dolfan
Yes you can make them DIY, but by the time you...

Yes you can make them DIY, but by the time you buy an aquarium safe sponge and a PVP pipe or other tube, you usually have spent more then $4-5. Why not get a professionally made one, shipped right...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   10-07-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 446
Posted By Dolfan
I really like the cheap dual sponge filters found...

I really like the cheap dual sponge filters found on [Ebay Link Removed] The smaller size is around $4 and the larger $5, and that includes shipping. They work great and with having dual sponges...
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