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Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-11-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By Ductapemaster
Wow, I had no idea. So they give 'live' birth...

Wow, I had no idea. So they give 'live' birth then? It's probably my filter sucking them in. It has a sponge, but it's probably too powerful for the tank size. No fish in the tank, just shrimp...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-11-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 143
Posted By Ductapemaster
Will Snails Eat Shrimp Eggs?

I have a tiny 2.5 gallon tank that houses some shrimp (two female and one male) and it has become overrun by MTS snails, and a few ramshorns. I have seen my cherry shrimp females berried at least 3...
Forum: Equipment 08-31-2013, 04:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 309
Posted By Ductapemaster
In my canister filter that's just how things...

In my canister filter that's just how things work. When I cleaned my filter a while back I saw that my purigen bag was only brown around the edges. I just shook it up and mixed all the spent...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-24-2013, 05:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 272
Posted By Ductapemaster
No way Tom, I didn't know you were a UCSB alum! ...

No way Tom, I didn't know you were a UCSB alum! I'm a proud alum as well :) That tank is incredible too!

Unfortunately my CO2 system is in the hands of the guy who built it for me here, and he...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-23-2013, 07:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 272
Posted By Ductapemaster
Haha no its a legitimate question. The vals are...

Haha no its a legitimate question. The vals are normal Jungle Vals, and they definitely don't crinkle like they do in my tank at the LFS I got them from (which is 10 miles away...can't imagine their...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-23-2013, 06:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 272
Posted By Ductapemaster
Hard local water/Ca deficiency?

So I'm having a weird issue with my Vals. They seem to be growing normally (rate wise), but the leaves are crinkled which based on my research is a Ca deficiency indicator. However, my city has...
Forum: DIY 07-30-2013, 11:50 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 248
Posted By Ductapemaster
Building a filter into a 10 gallon tank?

I have an empty 10 gallon tank laying around and I am looking for a new project. I would love to set the tank up at my office, and an all in one solution would be pretty cool to have, so I'm...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 06-13-2013, 10:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 476
Posted By Ductapemaster
You could just put more water in it, although the...

You could just put more water in it, although the overflow section will be less effective. I've done it with my Evolve 4. You have to keep refilling it though.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 06-11-2013, 11:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,298
Posted By Ductapemaster
Yes you can. The filter box only takes up about...

Yes you can. The filter box only takes up about 2/3 of the space in the back. There's plenty of room underneath for other filter materials.



I have a couple of scratches on mine, but they...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 06-10-2013, 09:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,298
Posted By Ductapemaster
I modded my Evolve 4 in a slightly different way...

I modded my Evolve 4 in a slightly different way than you are describing. I ripped off the holders for the aqueon filter pad from the filter compartment and used some of the leftover plastic to...
Forum: Lighting 02-08-2013, 09:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 274
Posted By Ductapemaster
That makes sense, thank you. There's so many...

That makes sense, thank you. There's so many variables involved in a tanks success I just wanted to make sure I'm not doing something wrong.

I took out one of the bulbs last night so I am only...
Forum: Lighting 02-08-2013, 06:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 274
Posted By Ductapemaster
How much lighting for a high tech 20 high?

I have a high tech 20 gallon high tank running. Pressurized CO2 (30ppm, measured using drop checker), EI dosing, and currently 2x14W T5HO lights (one 'plant' spectrum which is pinkish, and the other...
Forum: Fish 02-07-2013, 06:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 317
Posted By Ductapemaster
Puffers don't really bother fish that don't hang...

Puffers don't really bother fish that don't hang out in their space (the water column). I was going to put some ottos in my puffer tank but I ended up getting a little bumblebee goby instead. He...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 01-28-2013, 11:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 717
Posted By Ductapemaster
I have an Indian Dwarf puffer in mine along with...

I have an Indian Dwarf puffer in mine along with a couple shrimp and a bumblebee goby. Lots of plants and some driftwood. Everyone's pretty happy!

I did some filter mods too if you're...
Forum: Lighting 01-21-2013, 08:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,930
Posted By Ductapemaster
I don't have any real data like PAR to back up my...

I don't have any real data like PAR to back up my claims, but I put one of those over my Evolve 4 instead of the stock LED light and my plants were growing pretty slowly. I went back to the stock...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-11-2013, 04:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 555
Posted By Ductapemaster
As far as I know the only thing you need to stay...

As far as I know the only thing you need to stay away from is dosing macros and micros on the same day. You can mix all the macros together and dose at the same time without a problem, but when they...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-04-2013, 03:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 223
Posted By Ductapemaster
Just got my macros last night and I will be...

Just got my macros last night and I will be starting EI dosing today. Still playing with the CO2 levels...even though I spent a bunch of money on the regulator/valve I can't seem to keep my bps...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-04-2013, 01:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 223
Posted By Ductapemaster
That makes sense. Would that actually be the...

That makes sense. Would that actually be the case after only a week of insufficient CO2 being added though? Either that or would dosing excel cause the same effect?

And regardless of cause, is...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-03-2013, 10:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 223
Posted By Ductapemaster
Nitrates really low?

I had a fish die the other day (my favorite little pleco :icon_frow ) so I immediately tested my water parameters. Ammonia and Nitrite were both 0, but my nitrates were really low, around 5ppm. The...
Forum: Lighting 01-02-2013, 06:40 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 552
Posted By Ductapemaster
Aqueon Evolve LED light comparison

I bought an Aqueon Evolve 4 with the intention of setting up a mid-tech (excel + ferts) planted setup. I just set up the tank last week with all the stock components (did some filter mods however)....
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 12-27-2012, 08:29 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 268
Posted By Ductapemaster
Evolve4 Recommendations

Got a petco giftcard for xmas, so I decided to pick up another tank. Got the Evolve4 as it is an all-in-one tank, and with some simple filter modifications can make a really nice setup.

I put in...
Forum: DIY 09-19-2012, 09:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 965
Posted By Ductapemaster
This looks awesome. Definitely something I will...

This looks awesome. Definitely something I will consider doing for future tanks. I never thought about how simple it would be do DIY...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 09-10-2012, 11:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 193
Posted By Ductapemaster
No offense, but did you check the sticky at the...

No offense, but did you check the sticky at the top of this subforum?

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=21944
Forum: DIY 09-08-2012, 03:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,562
Posted By Ductapemaster
Just dilute the ferts. You probably lose 100mL...

Just dilute the ferts. You probably lose 100mL to evaporation every day anyways.
Forum: DIY 09-07-2012, 09:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,562
Posted By Ductapemaster
Mine pumped that much when it was level and I...

Mine pumped that much when it was level and I wasn't using the original nozzle as a flow reducer.

I did my final measurements when the setup was installed on my tank. I just redirected the output...
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