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Forum: Ponds 03-22-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,296
Posted By jmhk
Spring is getting closer...the turkeys dropped...

Spring is getting closer...the turkeys dropped by to visit this morning. Yesterday I saw 3 surviving fish swimming by. Hopefully the rest are still hiding out under the ice somewhere.
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Forum: Ponds 03-09-2015, 09:57 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,296
Posted By jmhk
Where did the sun go?

It has been a very cold, snowy winter this year in NY. The bubbler held its own keeping a hole in the ice up to Jan, but then prolonged weeks not breaking the 20 degree mark and lots of snow led to...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 02-14-2015, 03:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 166
Posted By jmhk
Side or bottom view would still be easy to see if...

Side or bottom view would still be easy to see if berried. Berries (fertilized eggs) are carried outside of the body under the abdomen held by the pleopods/swimmerettes. Saddles (unfertilized eggs)...
Forum: Ponds 01-15-2015, 11:58 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,153
Posted By jmhk
Welcome to ponding! The mystery plant could be...

Welcome to ponding! The mystery plant could be Arrow arum or Pickerel rush.
Forum: Ponds 01-15-2015, 11:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 704
Posted By jmhk
If "here" is Iowa, that's probably too cold in...

If "here" is Iowa, that's probably too cold in the winter for RCS to survive outside. Their native habitat is Taiwan, which doesn't get below around 50 degrees.
Forum: Equipment 01-06-2015, 11:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 521
Posted By jmhk
I keep the lid on in the winter (super dry and...

I keep the lid on in the winter (super dry and evaporates too fast) and off in the hot humid summer (I use a fan to cool things by evaporation).
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 12-20-2014, 03:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 563
Posted By jmhk
When I asked about a tank at work, the only...

When I asked about a tank at work, the only stipulation I received was that I could not have a heater. Of course I also limited it to just a small 7 gallon and a 1.5 galon vase. Lots of people stop...
Forum: Ponds 12-08-2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,296
Posted By jmhk
ZZZZZ until the spring

We got our first snow just before Thanksgiving and I grabbed this shot of the pond. The fish are all tucked in for their winter's nap and the bubbler is in place to keep the oxygen levels up and a...
Forum: Equipment 11-17-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 797
Posted By jmhk
I have a 16 Nuvo manufactured in early 2013 - no...

I have a 16 Nuvo manufactured in early 2013 - no problems with it. Silicone is nice. The riser/stand horizontal plastic is no longer perfectly flat (plastic has slight sag between the actual...
Forum: Plants 11-12-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 248
Posted By jmhk
You can use the same plastic stakes as is used to...

You can use the same plastic stakes as is used to mark garden plants - sold in any garden department - sharpie marker works great. If you don't mind do-it-yourself, cutting up a well cleaned milk jug...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-06-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 343
Posted By jmhk
The CO2 gas itself is odorless to humans except...

The CO2 gas itself is odorless to humans except at very high concentrations - where it is described to have a sharp acidic smell. Humans breathe it out as a waste product from respiration.... I...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 10-31-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 799
Posted By jmhk
Plants in the tank can help it cycle faster....

Plants in the tank can help it cycle faster. However, don't let your ammonia levels get too high (over ~5-6) or some more sensitive plants will melt and/or die. Too high of ammonia levels can even...
Forum: Plants 10-29-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 802
Posted By jmhk
Water Sprite is a super easy plant to start with...

Water Sprite is a super easy plant to start with - it can float, be planted or be tied to driftwood, or even allowed to grow out of the tank or filter as an emmersed plant. As a bonus, its leaf shape...
Forum: Ponds 10-27-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,296
Posted By jmhk
Question Horsehead Bricks - what to do with them? .... with a short history lesson.

So after I changed out all my inverted plastic riser pots with brick platforms for better stability under the pots, I am left with this group of 200+ bricks to make a small walkway or...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-25-2014, 10:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 458
Posted By jmhk
Eco Complete comes in black. There are two...

Eco Complete comes in black. There are two different "grain" sizes to choose from. The fine is closer to coarse sand and is easier to plant in. The medium is less likely to get vacuumed up and...
Forum: Ponds 10-23-2014, 01:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 713
Posted By jmhk
My fatheads and goldfish spawned within a month...

My fatheads and goldfish spawned within a month of being in the pond, but that was early summer. Unlikely to have good conditions in the fall for spawning if you are where it gets cold in winter.
Forum: Ponds 10-22-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,296
Posted By jmhk
I'm very close to you, then, Jasmine - we travel...

I'm very close to you, then, Jasmine - we travel Rte 414 on a regular basis. If you need more frogbit or water lettuce for your goldies, let me know - I usually need to thin out my tanks regularly....
Forum: Ponds 10-13-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,296
Posted By jmhk
Good eyes, pweifan! Yes it is Forget-Me-Nots...

Good eyes, pweifan! Yes it is Forget-Me-Nots mixed with some Creeping Jenny that I pulled from the edge of the lakeshore. Both grow naturally (okay, apparently they are invasive, but they have been...
Forum: Ponds 10-13-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,296
Posted By jmhk
Everlasting Moonlight

I put in the landscape lighting this weekend. I probably should have completed that while it was still warmer at night, but it looks nice out the windows even so.
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Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-10-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 446
Posted By jmhk
You can go much smaller than a water bottle to...

You can go much smaller than a water bottle to build a trap better sized for a 5 gallon - look at the travel size containers at the dollar store.

Hey, but if you want an unnecessarily...
Forum: Ponds 10-05-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,296
Posted By jmhk
Wink Fall colors and starting to landscape

pweifan, you asked for it! The fall colors were out so I tried to get some "full" shots for you - since I still haven't put mulch over the liner... just squint a bit and the background looks...
Forum: Ponds 10-03-2014, 11:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 555
Posted By jmhk
In the twin tiers of NY/PA, all the old fields...

In the twin tiers of NY/PA, all the old fields have huge slate walls around them...just trying to get the rocks out of the way of the ploughs for the last 200 years. The waterfall rocks in my pond...
Forum: Ponds 10-03-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,296
Posted By jmhk
Waterfall nearly completed

Still need to finish the landscaping around the pond, but the basics were done mid-summer. The plants grew in quite well for the first year. The goldfish and fathead minnows multiplied massively but...
Forum: Ponds 10-03-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 555
Posted By jmhk
Ha, just come and start digging in any part of my...

Ha, just come and start digging in any part of my yard and you will find as much bluestone slate as you could hope for!
Forum: Aquascaping 08-15-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 847
Posted By jmhk
That indeed looks like DaveFish's dragonstone. He...

That indeed looks like DaveFish's dragonstone. He currently has a for sale thread going on it... I have it in my tanks and love it.

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=701177
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