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Forum: Fish   03-05-2010, 07:18 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By Alpinist
why didn't i think of that..... possibly because...

why didn't i think of that..... possibly because it may involve spending money, and i'm trying not to do that at the moment. good idea, though. i'll see if i can work something out.
Forum: Fish   03-05-2010, 05:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 564
Posted By Alpinist
there's not many hiding spaces in there for the...

there's not many hiding spaces in there for the sake of visibility and cleanability: the floating plastic plants and about 10 golf-ball sized river rock. i could change it up when i put them...
Forum: Fish   03-05-2010, 04:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 564
Posted By Alpinist
Can different batches of Krib fry cohabitate?

My Kribs seem to be hitting their stride in terms of reproduction. They laid their first batch a day or two after we got them home, had free-swimming fry in less than a week. I've got 8 left from...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   02-09-2010, 05:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,157
Posted By Alpinist
My amanos only hang out on the filter's spray...

My amanos only hang out on the filter's spray bar. they never move from there, ever. when i first introduced them, they were all over the place. now, not so much.
Forum: Equipment   02-09-2010, 03:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,879
Posted By Alpinist
I may just be asking too much of a diffuser...

I may just be asking too much of a diffuser media. If it's porous enough to let sufficient water flow, it's going to be too porous to hold all the CO2 bubbles back. If it's tight enough to hold the...
Forum: Equipment   02-08-2010, 10:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,879
Posted By Alpinist
Trouble with CO2 diffuser

Here's the tank, specs listed:

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/yourtanks.php?do=view&id=1547


OK, I've had pressurized CO2 going on the tank now for almost 2 weeks. Plants start...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-05-2010, 04:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,181
Posted By Alpinist
I used baking soda, distilled water, measuring...

I used baking soda, distilled water, measuring cups, and my .01 gram scale at work. I could have been much more accurate by using the glassware at work, but I didn't feel like it. The solution I...
Forum: Tank Journals   02-05-2010, 03:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 491
Posted By Alpinist
My nana just sent up a flower in the last week as...

My nana just sent up a flower in the last week as well (about a day before I added pressurized CO2). Is this a good thing when they do this? I've heard of plenty of plants (including some of my...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   02-05-2010, 03:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 490
Posted By Alpinist
thanks, i've seen that one as well. was just...

thanks, i've seen that one as well. was just wondering if it was a suitable stand-in while i wait for the CSM+B or if something else worked better.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   02-05-2010, 03:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 490
Posted By Alpinist
other source of trace

I just recently placed an order for dry ferts from one of the companies that is commonly endorsed around here. I ordered two dry ferts and trace (CSM+B). The package arrived VERY damaged and the...
Forum: Equipment   02-01-2010, 09:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,505
Posted By Alpinist
I suppose I could, but it's going to clog up...

I suppose I could, but it's going to clog up faster, both the sponge pre-filter as well as the filter-floss reactor medium. I tried to fix it by altering the on/off windows, but apparently it didn't...
Forum: Equipment   02-01-2010, 04:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,505
Posted By Alpinist
I've got a 33gal that I recently added...

I've got a 33gal that I recently added pressurized CO2 to, and running at 2bps my drop checker is nice and green and plants are pearling like crazy. I've got the CO2 line running in to the intake on...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-01-2010, 12:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 13,085
Posted By Alpinist
I feel lucky reading this. My father-in-law has...

I feel lucky reading this. My father-in-law has property in southern Oregon and has manzanita all over his property. I just brought back quite a bit a couple weeks ago in preparation for my next...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-01-2010, 12:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 994
Posted By Alpinist
I just made my own a couple days ago. It's made...

I just made my own a couple days ago. It's made of a small glass vial inserted in a small glass jar which is upside down. The screw cap to the glass jar has some holes drilled in it, and I've got a...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   01-31-2010, 11:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 746
Posted By Alpinist
That is a similar KH to what I measure out of the...

That is a similar KH to what I measure out of the tap. I've been reading 2dKH, and my tank runs at 3-4 (4 just before water change). It goes gradually up because I've got a few pieces of...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   01-31-2010, 08:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 746
Posted By Alpinist
Yeah greenleaf seems sold out of a fair bit of...

Yeah greenleaf seems sold out of a fair bit of stuff, but at aquariumfertilizer this would be under $30. Still, this is a hard sell with the wife at the moment... edit: not such a hard sell i...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   01-31-2010, 06:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 746
Posted By Alpinist
What's next, but cheap?

33 gallon long, set up in October, added pressurized CO2 two days ago. Plants are pearling quite well already, even the new java moss that had only been in for a few hours. Drop checker went green...
Forum: Plants   01-10-2010, 05:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,020
Posted By Alpinist
One idea might be to use a half-inch thick sheet...

One idea might be to use a half-inch thick sheet of foam (some denser stuff) and sow the mesh screen to it with mono-filament line. The foam could be cut to fit snugly across the back, no silicone...
Forum: Equipment   12-29-2009, 02:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 623
Posted By Alpinist
thank you! i was hoping it was something like...

thank you! i was hoping it was something like this, and as long as it is either one i will have no problems.
Forum: Equipment   12-28-2009, 06:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 623
Posted By Alpinist
JBJ Bubble counter fitting?

So I'm assembling a pressurized CO2 system to put into use next month. I'm receiving a JBJ Bubble Counter as part of a delayed Christmas gift and am wondering what type of fitting it has on the...
Forum: Aquascaping   12-19-2009, 12:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 749
Posted By Alpinist
What kind of ground cover (if any) would you put here?

Here is my 33 gallon somewhat low-tech planted tank. It's been set up since October. I'm undecided about something.

http://img32.imageshack.us/img32/60/121809sm.jpg


What I'd like your...
Forum: Substrate   12-18-2009, 07:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 683
Posted By Alpinist
Nutrients for plants in a sandy substrate?

I'm planning a 110gal brackish tank and am thinking of using a small-to-fine sized light colored sand for a substrate (perhaps with some crushed coral mixed in, but haven't decided), trying to match...
Forum: Plants   12-18-2009, 12:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,360
Posted By Alpinist
I've superglued Java fern to some rocks during a...

I've superglued Java fern to some rocks during a water change when the rocks were above water. Just took a paper towel, dried off the spot on the rock as best as I could, blew off as much water as I...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   12-16-2009, 11:25 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 28,695
Posted By Alpinist
I can only think of two: Used to work at a...

I can only think of two:

Used to work at a mom/pop exotic pet store in Oregon and I was doing a WC on the aquatic turtle tank. As you may know, 6 aquatic turtles in about 15-20 gallons of water,...
Forum: DIY   12-16-2009, 03:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 890
Posted By Alpinist
I just used European hinges for the first time...

I just used European hinges for the first time and I can say unequivocally that they rock. I'll also second the notion that you need to be VERY careful with Gorilla glue and apply it very sparingly,...
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