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Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-18-2014, 12:49 AM
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Posted By wheatiesl337
Praziquentel will also eliminate some pests and...

Praziquentel will also eliminate some pests and is shrimp and snail safe. I have used it to treat headworms on dwarf shrimp with success. I found fenben, in shrimp-safe doses, to be safe for snails...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-15-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 448
Posted By wheatiesl337
Looking great so far. I like the DIY reactor. ...

Looking great so far. I like the DIY reactor.

I also had issues with UG in my 60P and ended up pulling it. I think UG might be best in tanks where UG is the primary focus of the scape. I am...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-15-2014, 12:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 341
Posted By wheatiesl337
I also add organic spinach raw after rinsing...

I also add organic spinach raw after rinsing under my RO tap. Blanching destroys many of the vitamins and nutrients in vegetables. Something to think about.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-08-2014, 02:08 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,034
Posted By wheatiesl337
New tanks can be rough on shrimp since there is...

New tanks can be rough on shrimp since there is not much biofilm accumulated. Best advice is generally to cycle a tank for 6-8 weeks before adding shrimp.

Need to measure your TDS, GH, and pH....
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-27-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 497
Posted By wheatiesl337
First, it might well be that your gh is too low....

First, it might well be that your gh is too low. But if your water parameters are fine, I am guessing the neons and or amano's ate them. Contrary to other suggestions in the thread, neon tetras are...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-27-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 497
Posted By wheatiesl337
Test kit of GH is cheap, you should get that. TDS...

Test kit of GH is cheap, you should get that. TDS pens are cheap too. These are basic and essential tools for any shrimp keeper. Any advice is no more than a guess without the basic parameters.

...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-20-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 384
Posted By wheatiesl337
I find nerites tend not to care for low pH tanks....

I find nerites tend not to care for low pH tanks. I have also lost nerites after adding them to a c02 injected tank with Amazonia. They do not even seem to care for my non-c02 injected tanks with...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-18-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 405
Posted By wheatiesl337
I would not recommend the excel and h202...

I would not recommend the excel and h202 treatment until you have a better understanding of the cause of your algae, as Raymond S. recommended above. You are just now getting your lights on timers?...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-18-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 200
Posted By wheatiesl337
Victor dual stage

Victor dual stage
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-18-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 365
Posted By wheatiesl337
You could try picking up the water changes to...

You could try picking up the water changes to weekly instead of every two weeks. No more than 20% at a time. I am a big fan of the GlasGarten supplements. You might also consider adding a pinch or so...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-17-2014, 11:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 158
Posted By wheatiesl337
I would recommend testing with a calibration...

I would recommend testing with a calibration solution, and then re-calibration once a month. If you are getting unacceptable variance from your current meter with a calibration solution, then time to...
Forum: Photography 06-17-2014, 11:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,776
Posted By wheatiesl337
GBR's might just be the most peaceful cichlid out...

GBR's might just be the most peaceful cichlid out there, but with any cichlid, temperaments can vary between individuals.

Also, beware that a male can harass a female to death if the male...
Forum: Plants 06-13-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,280
Posted By wheatiesl337
The only other discussion I have found so far on...

The only other discussion I have found so far on micrantherum umbrosum and glut is here....
Forum: Plants 06-12-2014, 11:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,280
Posted By wheatiesl337
Does gluteraldehyde melt this stuff?

Does gluteraldehyde melt this stuff?
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-12-2014, 11:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 281
Posted By wheatiesl337
I would agree with the post above, based on my...

I would agree with the post above, based on my experience, that nerites will target and scrape algea that pond snails will not. My tanks with nerites tend to be cleaner than my tanks without. WTB a...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 06-11-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,292
Posted By wheatiesl337
Menace still has not posted parameters of either...

Menace still has not posted parameters of either the tank water or tap water going into the tank. Possibility of bad municipal tap water not ruled out. There is simply not enough information provided...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 06-11-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,292
Posted By wheatiesl337
Correct me if I am wrong, but I never actually...

Correct me if I am wrong, but I never actually saw you post your parameters. Temp, pH, gh, kh, tds, nitrates, etc.

Also, how often do you test your tap water? Parameters in municipal tap water...
Forum: Algae 06-09-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,912
Posted By wheatiesl337
Nerites live much longer than a year or two. It...

Nerites live much longer than a year or two. It is likely your parameters are not optimal for them.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-05-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 361
Posted By wheatiesl337
I find nerites do not do well in pH < 7.0 or so. ...

I find nerites do not do well in pH < 7.0 or so. How are you measuring pH? When are you meausuring? c02 injection could be swinging it even lower than 6.6.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-04-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 539
Posted By wheatiesl337
I actually don't mind pond/bladder snails. I...

I actually don't mind pond/bladder snails. I originally didn't want them, but a few survived a treatment, and now I keep a population in a 10g tank. I use them to clean sumps, quarantine tanks, and...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 05-29-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,654
Posted By wheatiesl337
Aquaforest is the only one I know. And they have...

Aquaforest is the only one I know. And they have numerous rimless ADA display tanks, c02 injected, etc. In SF too.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-27-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,079
Posted By wheatiesl337
Any updates on the outdoor greenhouse? I wouldnt...

Any updates on the outdoor greenhouse? I wouldnt mind more details on your build. I must say, that greenhouse is what I am most envious of. I would love to have enough space to build two greenhouses:...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-23-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 743
Posted By wheatiesl337
Shrimp in 5.5g grow-out tank: ...

Shrimp in 5.5g grow-out tank:

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/pHosting.php?do=show&type=f&id=58298&title=Bloodies_and_RBTs_008c.jpg
Forum: Tank Journals 05-22-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,229
Posted By wheatiesl337
A crypt. pontederiifolia bloomed twice in the...

A crypt. pontederiifolia bloomed twice in the paludarium this spring. Here are pictures of the first spathe:
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Forum: Lighting 05-21-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 671
Posted By wheatiesl337
What substrate are you using? c02 injected but no...

What substrate are you using? c02 injected but no ferts? There could be a number of issues here, but I am guessing it has more to do with nutrients than anything else. As noted above, zero nitrates...
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