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Forum: Low Tech Forum   03-06-2012, 03:13 PM
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Posted By Kadina
I just want to thank everyone who has posted in...

I just want to thank everyone who has posted in this thread. I've been tossing around the idea of setting up a discus tank for a long time and this thread has been very informative.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   09-07-2010, 08:15 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,489
Posted By Kadina
They are doing great! There are always babies in...

They are doing great! There are always babies in the tank now, of varying ages and the adult population is slowly growing. I haven't had any deaths (that I noticed) since I last posted. Thanks for...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   06-15-2010, 03:09 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,489
Posted By Kadina
UPDATE: I switched to using bottled water and...

UPDATE: I switched to using bottled water and changing one gallon a week with Prime. As of last night, I've had eggs hatch twice and have two different size baby shrimp running around the tank. ...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   04-12-2010, 01:54 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,489
Posted By Kadina
What makes you say not to trust the copper test...

What makes you say not to trust the copper test kit? Was that a waste of money? As for my PH, it does rise over time in the tank, up to about 6.8. In my established aquariums I never do large...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   04-08-2010, 01:56 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,489
Posted By Kadina
Two more dead when I got home from work today. ...

Two more dead when I got home from work today. Four left. :icon_cry:
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   04-07-2010, 04:36 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,489
Posted By Kadina
I was surprised it took so long for them to...

I was surprised it took so long for them to arrive as well. I ordered from epicfish here on this forum. He mailed them priority mail on Saturday from CA and they arrived at my house in PA on...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   04-07-2010, 01:18 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,489
Posted By Kadina
I picked up some Prime yesterday on my lunch...

I picked up some Prime yesterday on my lunch break and when I got home there were a few more dead shrimp. I counted 6 live ones, and none of those were turning white so far. I retested the water...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   04-06-2010, 03:46 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,489
Posted By Kadina
Ok, I added some stress coat tonight and I will...

Ok, I added some stress coat tonight and I will pick up some conditioner tomorrow. Thanks for the input everyone! Maybe I will get lucky and some of the little guys will survive.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   04-06-2010, 03:10 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,489
Posted By Kadina
I tested for copper and it was zero (see first...

I tested for copper and it was zero (see first post). I actually bought a copper test kit and tested my tap water before buying the shrimp. Are there other heavy metals that could be a problem?
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   04-06-2010, 02:24 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,489
Posted By Kadina
Is there a way to test for heavy metals? Would...

Is there a way to test for heavy metals? Would bottled water be my next option?
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   04-06-2010, 02:02 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,489
Posted By Kadina
I have some stress coat, that would be ok to add?...

I have some stress coat, that would be ok to add?

I tried having shrimp back in October and they all died as well, however, that time, I was doing some funky stuff with the decor of the tank and I...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   04-06-2010, 01:29 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,489
Posted By Kadina
Four more were dead when I got home that I could...

Four more were dead when I got home that I could see and I could only find 10 live ones. Two of those are whitish.

I did more testing tonight.

GH: 3 degrees
KH: 3 degrees
TDS: 90 ppm

I...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   04-05-2010, 06:23 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,489
Posted By Kadina
I can test the gh and kh tonight. The shrimp...

I can test the gh and kh tonight. The shrimp were acclimated over about 30 minutes when I received them. My well water is typically between 6.4 and 6.8, but it does fluctuate. I test it...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   04-05-2010, 05:08 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,489
Posted By Kadina
RCS turning white and dying

I received 20 RCS from a seller on here last week and put them in the following tank:

-5.5g
-Toms Rapids Mini Canister filter with a bag of bio material from an established tank in one side and a...
Forum: Lighting   09-02-2009, 05:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 477
Posted By Kadina
13w Perch clip on

I am not sure which light to get for my 5.5g shrimp tank. I want low tech, no ferts or CO2/Excel. Would this 13w clip on work?

http://www.thatpetplace.com/pet/prod/215657/product.web

My local...
Forum: Plants   08-04-2009, 03:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 889
Posted By Kadina
Yes, I have seen the retrofit kits from AH Supply...

Yes, I have seen the retrofit kits from AH Supply that many people have made work in Eclipse hoods. I am not certain that I want to have exposed wires / bulbs that close to the water even though...
Forum: Plants   08-03-2009, 08:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 889
Posted By Kadina
I thought they would work too, but as I...

I thought they would work too, but as I originally posted, I have already tried them. I actually tried hornwort from two different sources with the same result.
Forum: Plants   08-03-2009, 06:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 889
Posted By Kadina
All the plants I have tried have turned yellow...

All the plants I have tried have turned yellow and then kinda just disappeared. I guess that is coming from not enough light? I know the tank has very low light, but it is only a few inches above...
Forum: Lighting   08-01-2009, 02:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 595
Posted By Kadina
Ok, I thought the watts per gallon rule didn't...

Ok, I thought the watts per gallon rule didn't really apply to T5HO lighting, but I am new at this which is why I am asking for advice to being with!

Thanks!
Forum: Lighting   07-31-2009, 08:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 595
Posted By Kadina
How to classify my light when researching plants.

I have a 30 inch 2 x 24w T5HO 10000K over a 30x12x23 37 gallon tank. I also have a 9 inch 2 x 9W 6700K CF over a standard 5.5 gallon tank. When researching and/or shopping should I be looking at...
Forum: Plants   07-30-2009, 03:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 889
Posted By Kadina
There is some, but not an excessive amount of...

There is some, but not an excessive amount of surface agitation from the built in filter in the hood.
Forum: Plants   07-29-2009, 06:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 889
Posted By Kadina
Need advice on a floating plant

I have been unsuccessfully trying to grow some floating plants for my honey gourami pair.

Tank Specs:
12 gallon Eclipse System
13w 5500K CF light (stock lighting for the system) on for 11...
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