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Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 07-31-2014, 12:23 PM
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Posted By picotank
[QUOTE=KevinEdgar;6426937]My TDS is at 132 and PH...

[QUOTE=KevinEdgar;6426937]My TDS is at 132 and PH 6.4, how do I test GH and KH?
I tossed in two ghost shrimp to see if they would survive and they have been doing suprisingly well.

Your TDS is...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 07-26-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,488
Posted By picotank
I use MGO in my cherry tank but the TDS,PH, GH,...

I use MGO in my cherry tank but the TDS,PH, GH, and KH are high which I believe is from a dirt tank. I would not do it again if I had it to do over. Great for my plants but not my shrimp.......
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-23-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 322
Posted By picotank
She looks great

She looks great
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 07-20-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 504
Posted By picotank
HC needs a lot of C02. I started mine flooded in...

HC needs a lot of C02. I started mine flooded in a dirt tank and it went crazy with growth.
If I were you I would put some first in the substrate, flood, and add C02........
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-16-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 396
Posted By picotank
I got mine from Inverts. by Msjinkzd. You can...

I got mine from Inverts. by Msjinkzd. You can find her in the sponsors section of this forum.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-08-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 302
Posted By picotank
I would say a yr. or a bit more......... at least...

I would say a yr. or a bit more......... at least with mine
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-01-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 180
Posted By picotank
I have the 4 gal and it's great for a planted...

I have the 4 gal and it's great for a planted tank. Mine is a dirt tank with black blasting sand cap. I luv the overflow filters. Look great and function well. No ugly pipes and heaters in the main...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 06-26-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 405
Posted By picotank
That tank is simple and sweet.. Nice work.

That tank is simple and sweet..
Nice work.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-23-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 173
Posted By picotank
When I started my HC I just flooded it. I think...

When I started my HC I just flooded it. I think this is your only way out now with the bugs..
Flood it and add lots of C02 to keep it going.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 06-22-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 464
Posted By picotank
Net10 works great for me...$45 per month unlimited

Net10 works great for me...$45 per month unlimited
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-27-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 814
Posted By picotank
4 gal dirt tank

4 gal dirt tank
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 05-27-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,332
Posted By picotank
Sweet

Sweet
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-20-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 295
Posted By picotank
If your tank has a overflow filter like mine then...

If your tank has a overflow filter like mine then use some filter media in back to keep the shrimps from going overboard. Seems to me like the babies would get sucked into the sump pump and spit out...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-20-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 256
Posted By picotank
Good Cherry shrimp water in my book TDS 200 -...

Good Cherry shrimp water in my book
TDS 200 - 300
GH 6
KH 2
PH 7.5

Mine live in a dirted tank
TDS 450
GH 12
KH 10
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-11-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,598
Posted By picotank
Nice store... Good thing you weren't suppose to...

Nice store... Good thing you weren't suppose to take pic's :icon_wink
Wish I had something like that to go check out here in Ga....
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-04-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 584
Posted By picotank
I have had a dirt tank for my cherries for over...

I have had a dirt tank for my cherries for over two years............ Works but if I had it to do over I would not go this route for shrimp.
The water specs, TDS always over 450.. GH 12, KH 10, PH...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-03-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 501
Posted By picotank
They can't handle to much flow and I wouldn't...

They can't handle to much flow and I wouldn't think they would like it much.
Calm water would be best
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-27-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 362
Posted By picotank
I leave the back of the tank wall green with...

I leave the back of the tank wall green with algae so not sure what the problem is unless it's a water problem...
TDS is in the mid 400's always with this dirted tank
GH 12
KH 10
PH 7.8
...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-25-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 362
Posted By picotank
Good luck with your babies.... ...

Good luck with your babies....
Myself............I have had as many as 15 running around and then they are all gone?
My Dirted tank is just not good for keeping babies alive. I get one or two that...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-22-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 269
Posted By picotank
Yes they can with no problems.

Yes they can with no problems.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-19-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 377
Posted By picotank
I had several in with my shrimps (4gal tank) with...

I had several in with my shrimps (4gal tank) with no problems. They do no harm to any thing in the tank.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 04-01-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,907
Posted By picotank
I'm in the Air Gun biz and we use a adapter from...

I'm in the Air Gun biz and we use a adapter from 88 gram to paintball tank.
They run about about $30 + shipping.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 03-30-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 551
Posted By picotank
I would wait till the tank is mature and then top...

I would wait till the tank is mature and then top off with RO water if your TDS is still higher than you want it. If all your critters are doing well then leave it be...That's what I have done.. Good...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 03-30-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,907
Posted By picotank
I used DIY C02 a few yrs back and it worked great...

I used DIY C02 a few yrs back and it worked great for the HC in my small tank. As soon as I stopped using it it all died :icon_sad:
HC luv's C02............:wink:
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-30-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 179
Posted By picotank
You can really tell how noisy it is inside a...

You can really tell how noisy it is inside a tank... Nice vids
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