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Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 12-05-2014, 02:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 305
Posted By jeremy va
The best parameters will be identical to those of...

The best parameters will be identical to those of the place where they were collected. (They are difficult to breed so most are collected). Many people (including me) lose a good number though...
Forum: Substrate 11-27-2014, 03:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 477
Posted By jeremy va
Bet it is too sharp for their little barbels. ...

Bet it is too sharp for their little barbels. Plus, loaches like to suck in sand/sediment and shoot it out though their gills. Ouch!
Forum: Plants 11-04-2014, 03:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 722
Posted By jeremy va
Why kill them? The plants were growing very...

Why kill them? The plants were growing very nicely in the pond, if they are ramshorns they won't hurt the plant -- they just keep things clean....
Forum: Substrate 11-03-2014, 03:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 344
Posted By jeremy va
All of the above plus Ms. W. makes it pretty...

All of the above plus Ms. W. makes it pretty clear that she feeds the plants by over feeding the fish. This has certainly been my experience (as has the fast growth in a new tank). If the tank is...
Forum: Herp (Reptiles and Amphibians) 11-03-2014, 03:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 662
Posted By jeremy va
Maybe do a little research on the fire bellied...

Maybe do a little research on the fire bellied newt issue before buying: Classic case of irresponsible importers and greedy retailers putting native stock at risk. Let's not help them... ...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 11-02-2014, 01:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 500
Posted By jeremy va
Is it planted? It looks like they are looking...

Is it planted? It looks like they are looking for a place to hide...if they are no plants they will cling to an object.
Forum: Other Websites 10-29-2014, 11:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,089
Posted By jeremy va
Agreed -- but it is probably better than the...

Agreed -- but it is probably better than the nonsense that PetChains pass of as "advice" (;-)
Forum: Other Websites 10-29-2014, 01:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,089
Posted By jeremy va
Darn. Wish I'd thought of that...;)

Darn. Wish I'd thought of that...;)
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-29-2014, 01:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 531
Posted By jeremy va
You may have thought of this but, unless I'd...

You may have thought of this but, unless I'd collected it myself or knew it had been in a tank without causing problems, I'd wonder about the driftwood. I certainly wouldn't trust that purchased...
Forum: Plants 10-23-2014, 03:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 266
Posted By jeremy va
Me too: HP. When I've bought it and planted it...

Me too: HP. When I've bought it and planted it or grown it and transplanted it I've noticed that it can look crappy for a while -- leaves die and so on. It seems to take a while to settle in. Right...
Forum: Photography 04-22-2014, 02:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 489
Posted By jeremy va
Ahhh, the underappreciated insect! He is a...

Ahhh, the underappreciated insect! He is a beauty -- love the eye and a great shot. (I've seen your website and there are some beauties on that too!)
Forum: Lighting 03-15-2014, 03:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 355
Posted By jeremy va
There is a ton of data and experimental work on...

There is a ton of data and experimental work on this going back many decades in horticulture because greenhouses want to optimize the conversion of energy to plant growth or crop production. Search...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-13-2014, 04:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 792
Posted By jeremy va
It's the problem with forums: Anyone who is...

It's the problem with forums: Anyone who is capable of creating a screen name can post authoritative sounding (but completely inaccurate) statements that someone new to this game will believe -- and...
Forum: Equipment 03-08-2014, 03:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 889
Posted By jeremy va
For 5Lb + tanks try googling welding supply...

For 5Lb + tanks try googling welding supply stores. Mine fills same day (in by 12 ready at 4) is $17 for 10Lb. Mine fills my tank -- other exchange and some do both IME.
Forum: Equipment 03-06-2014, 04:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,639
Posted By jeremy va
What gives is that you got hornswoggled like the...

What gives is that you got hornswoggled like the rest of us. Check valves ALWAYS fail. (:-(
Forum: Equipment 03-06-2014, 04:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,639
Posted By jeremy va
Definitely happens. Never knew why until now. ...

Definitely happens. Never knew why until now. Thanks!

Now all we need are check valves that actually work. Most fail IME -- cheap or expensive. They slow the water down so I've never had a...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 03-05-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 502
Posted By jeremy va
Cool, If it bonds to glass it should be fine with...

Cool, If it bonds to glass it should be fine with acrylic...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 03-05-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 502
Posted By jeremy va
Does anyone know if drylok bonds to acrylic?

Does anyone know if drylok bonds to acrylic?
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 03-05-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 502
Posted By jeremy va
Lochaber, I do go to dendroboard and they...

Lochaber, I do go to dendroboard and they definitely have some real expert advice -- so good advice. Mixing sand with epoxy might look good. And, im2smart, thank you for the link -- those are both...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 03-04-2014, 03:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 502
Posted By jeremy va
Material for rock background

I have 40g tank that's about 4' long and 18" high. I'm thinking of building a set up where the tank is half filled with water and where I have a moss wall in the back below the water line and, above...
Forum: Plants 03-04-2014, 02:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 545
Posted By jeremy va
Everyone is giving you good information but, in...

Everyone is giving you good information but, in my experience, Vals will often melt when they are transplanted -- but they come back. I just transplanted some (maybe 30) and a good number of leaves...
Forum: Equipment 03-01-2014, 02:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 312
Posted By jeremy va
It sounds like you opened it and the co2 is...

It sounds like you opened it and the co2 is coming out -- no big deal, just noisy and a waste of gas. You probably have no co2 left by now. Co2 tanks don't just explode so I would't worry about...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 02-24-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 369
Posted By jeremy va
No idea what lfs would pay. Probably as little...

No idea what lfs would pay. Probably as little as possible. The other information should be on the link I referenced.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 02-24-2014, 04:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 369
Posted By jeremy va
Interesting: not seen that but it looks like they...

Interesting: not seen that but it looks like they have an awful lot of snails jammed in to a small tank so maybe that happens in those conditions.
Forum: Plants 02-24-2014, 03:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 522
Posted By jeremy va
That's odd. In my area their plants are usually...

That's odd. In my area their plants are usually alive. It is usually the fish that are dead. :rolleyes:
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