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Forum: Low Tech Forum   07-18-2016, 05:04 PM
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Posted By Karackle
Been a while since I posted my tanks in this...

Been a while since I posted my tanks in this thread, so here's how my tanks are looking these days:

2.5g
http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff205/Karackle/IMG_8118.jpg

5g...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   07-18-2016, 04:58 PM
Replies: 481
Views: 197,982
Posted By Karackle
Updated pictures of my 2.5g office betta tank and...

Updated pictures of my 2.5g office betta tank and my 5g tank at home. Enjoy :)

2.5g
http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff205/Karackle/IMG_8118.jpg...
Forum: Tank Journals   07-18-2016, 03:36 PM
Replies: 762
Views: 58,862
Posted By Karackle
This tank continues to do well, and the zebra...

This tank continues to do well, and the zebra danio is still going strong. However, I believe that all of my shrimp have died. If there is one left it stays hidden in the subwassertang. I think...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   07-18-2016, 01:15 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,851
Posted By Karackle
Actually I did, and commented previously,...

Actually I did, and commented previously, including in my comments that even almost no maintenance tanks don't begin that way and require frequent water changes until cycled to keep ammonia levels...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   07-17-2016, 06:31 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,851
Posted By Karackle
That's not really a very nice attitude. But it...

That's not really a very nice attitude. But it reminds me why I stopped being so active on this forum. When I first started here this forum was all about help, support, encouragement, and overall, it...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   07-11-2016, 09:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 249
Posted By Karackle
Thanks mistergreen, I see what you mean, but I...

Thanks mistergreen, I see what you mean, but I think the shape and color are a little wrong. Will have to do some further searching though. However, if you look at figure 2.4 on page 21 in this book...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   07-11-2016, 09:14 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,851
Posted By Karackle
So I know there are a lot of opinions on this,...

So I know there are a lot of opinions on this, but I do think it's possible to have a low maintenance tank. Personally I have found that going low light / low tech is the best way to accomplish that....
Forum: Tank Journals   07-11-2016, 06:21 PM
Replies: 1,061
Views: 101,383
Posted By Karackle
This tank continues to do quite well! Bolbitis is...

This tank continues to do quite well! Bolbitis is already filling back in and it's probably time for another trim, but so far it doesn't seem to be shading out the crypts at all, so that's good. I'm...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   07-11-2016, 03:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 249
Posted By Karackle
Thanks GrampsGrunge and Mistergreen and you are...

Thanks GrampsGrunge and Mistergreen and you are both correct I thnk. I believe I have tracked it to Hydrovatus pustulatus, which is in the Family Dytiscidae as you suggested GrampsGrunge. But no...
Forum: Equipment   07-09-2016, 03:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 579
Posted By Karackle
Hahahaha this is amazing!!! And I am glad my...

Hahahaha this is amazing!!! And I am glad my query was helpful for someone else too! :)
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   07-09-2016, 04:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 249
Posted By Karackle
Anybody here good with identification of aquatic...

Anybody here good with identification of aquatic insects? I got a sample of pond water from a friend to test out my experiment. It went quite well!!!

And then I was taking some samples to look at...
Forum: Equipment   07-06-2016, 05:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 579
Posted By Karackle
Thanks for the tip on making sure to rinse,...

Thanks for the tip on making sure to rinse, rinse, rinse, and then rinse thoroughly some more if I choose to try the Black Diamond APynckel but I do have to agree with NLewis & natemcnutty on the...
Forum: Equipment   07-04-2016, 04:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 579
Posted By Karackle
Thanks everyone for the input! How do the medium...

Thanks everyone for the input! How do the medium grains of the black diamond compare to the size of the grains / pebbles of eco-complete / regular aquarium gravel? (which DUH I have eco complete in...
Forum: Equipment   07-02-2016, 04:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 579
Posted By Karackle
Substrate help...want something that won't change color

Hello everyone! I have a question about aquarium gravel. Can someone recommend a brand that sells black gravel that will STAY black? Some of the gravel in my betta tank started black and has stayed...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   07-01-2016, 08:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 249
Posted By Karackle
alcimedes - I thought of that, and I might do...

alcimedes - I thought of that, and I might do that, the problem is don't have a place I can go that's very deep so I would probably end up with all critters that would stay near the top of my setup...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   07-01-2016, 04:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 249
Posted By Karackle
Question Plankton Culture for Summer Camp Activity - Aquatic Insect ID?

Hi friends!!! I need your help if you can give it!

Does anyone know how to culture live zooplankton or where I can buy live cultures for not a lot of $$? There's an activity I want to do with my...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   04-23-2016, 06:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,640
Posted By Karackle
True true! I put some more back in and will just...

True true! I put some more back in and will just let them do as they please.



Hahahaha oops!
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   04-21-2016, 12:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,640
Posted By Karackle
Well I took out most of the snails to avoid a...

Well I took out most of the snails to avoid a populations explosion, and the algae is already starting to take back over. So I'm gonna put a few more snails back in the tank and leave it at that!...
Forum: Tank Journals   04-10-2016, 10:18 PM
Replies: 762
Views: 58,862
Posted By Karackle
Unhappy I'm so sad, at least 2 of the shrimp are dead. 1...

I'm so sad, at least 2 of the shrimp are dead. 1 is definitely alive, I can't find the 4th at all. No idea what happened to them. The tank is well established, the zebra danio is happy as can be, the...
Forum: Tank Journals   04-09-2016, 09:01 PM
Replies: 762
Views: 58,862
Posted By Karackle
I decided I wanted to try RCS again, and I...

I decided I wanted to try RCS again, and I figured with the abundance of subwassertang, this might be a great tank to try them in. So I picked up 3 and got a 4th shrimp (that is sort of clear or...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   04-07-2016, 05:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,640
Posted By Karackle
It's a possibilty, also some combination of both...

It's a possibilty, also some combination of both factors is quite likely.


Yeah they are! Good to know about the Nerites too :)


LOL yeah fair enough, and certainly a different environment...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   04-05-2016, 05:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,640
Posted By Karackle
Hahaha true! Good point, good point, but...

Hahaha true!


Good point, good point, but you're right I also didn't want the population to get too crazy in this tiny tank so I took a few out and brought them back to my 30g which has plenty of...
Forum: Tank Journals   04-05-2016, 05:28 PM
Replies: 762
Views: 58,862
Posted By Karackle
Oops! Meant to update this a while ago! Not too...

Oops! Meant to update this a while ago! Not too much to say other than the plants are growing in nicely, the crypt is getting very large again for this tank, might have to steal some more for the 30...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   04-05-2016, 03:00 PM
Replies: 1,947
Views: 1,083,039
Posted By Karackle
Why? I think it looks great! :proud: But if...

Why? I think it looks great! :proud: But if that's what you want to do I look forward to seeing the results :)
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   04-05-2016, 02:56 PM
Replies: 481
Views: 197,982
Posted By Karackle
Love the tank! Isn't the SpecIII a great little...

Love the tank! Isn't the SpecIII a great little tank?

And that is one seriously gorgeous betta!
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