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Forum: Plants   03-07-2013, 01:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,578
Posted By bluegoldfish
I've had trouble with those gel packs. What I've...

I've had trouble with those gel packs. What I've done is put the struggling plant in an emersed set up and waited for it to grow back. Saved a nearly dead staurogyne repens that way. Had to kill a...
Forum: Plants   03-06-2013, 03:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,162
Posted By bluegoldfish
Glossostigma - sold as "glosso" most of the time...

Glossostigma - sold as "glosso" most of the time - needs quite alot of light. It is unlikely that a stock fixture will provide what it needs. Carpeting plants can be quite frustrating for beginners....
Forum: Fish   03-06-2013, 02:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 411
Posted By bluegoldfish
Yes, it's fine. Any creature that is eating the...

Yes, it's fine. Any creature that is eating the moult is just "recycling" it for the calcium etc. If you find a moult stays around for more than a day or so, take it out and dispose of it. You don't...
Forum: Plants   03-04-2013, 07:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,578
Posted By bluegoldfish
Thanks for the offer, but I actually killed my...

Thanks for the offer, but I actually killed my downoi! Same experience as you are having with your alternanthera. Are you dosing anything? I also use excel and have done well with it.
Forum: Plants   03-04-2013, 05:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,578
Posted By bluegoldfish
I was having the same experience, then I moved it...

I was having the same experience, then I moved it to a tank with high light and co2. Problem solved!

Unrelated - what's the nice crinkly green plant next to it? That is absolutely beautiful!
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   03-04-2013, 05:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,371
Posted By bluegoldfish
Your best bet is actually another forum...

Your best bet is actually another forum altogether - the Shrimp Now forum is the gathering place for international experts on shrimp. You will be certain to meet someone who has kept your exact...
Forum: Plants   03-01-2013, 10:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 532
Posted By bluegoldfish
Cool! Do you know the name for it?

Cool! Do you know the name for it?
Forum: Plants   01-24-2013, 08:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,094
Posted By bluegoldfish
No, it cures instantly on contact with water. It...

No, it cures instantly on contact with water. It also turns white when it gets wet, but the plants will soon cover it up.
Forum: Low Tech Forum   01-03-2013, 03:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 688
Posted By bluegoldfish
You can attach it using a small dab of crazy...

You can attach it using a small dab of crazy glue. Moss doesn't adhere very well on its own, even if you tie it on... not enough texture on the surface for it to grab hold, I think.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   07-18-2012, 09:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 747
Posted By bluegoldfish
I'm surprised noone has mentioned the fact that...

I'm surprised noone has mentioned the fact that you have fish in the tank. It's very, very stressful for shrimp. Also, your shrimplets have little to no chance of survival. It's possible that your...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   07-09-2012, 05:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,390
Posted By bluegoldfish
If you have fresh spinach, you can try what I've...

If you have fresh spinach, you can try what I've done for my shrimp. Super easy. Just cut your spinach into long, thin strips, blanch it in boiling water for about 30 seconds to a minute, then let it...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   06-21-2012, 06:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 841
Posted By bluegoldfish
I find that my shrimp are doing much better now...

I find that my shrimp are doing much better now that I am feeding them shrimp-specific food. By which I mean, regular molting, more active, better colour. There is someone on the forum who makes and...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium   05-24-2012, 10:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,660
Posted By bluegoldfish
I've been thinking alot about red claw crabs...

I've been thinking alot about red claw crabs lately... I will keep an eye on this thread!
Forum: Plants   03-27-2012, 07:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 13,724
Posted By bluegoldfish
I ordered this online as well... It arrived...

I ordered this online as well... It arrived pretty close to dead and never did recover when I put it in the tank. Hrmph! I have heard since that it is not a natural aquatic plant. Similarly, I fell...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   03-21-2012, 02:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 586
Posted By bluegoldfish
I have a piece of driftwood with a large crack in...

I have a piece of driftwood with a large crack in it. They all like to cram in there and have really enjoyed it alot.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   03-21-2012, 02:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,617
Posted By bluegoldfish
Assassin snails are very slow breeding and...

Assassin snails are very slow breeding and they're beautiful - yellow and chocolate stripes. Plus, if you accidentally get a pond snail in your tank, the assassin snail will EAT it!
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   03-14-2012, 04:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 963
Posted By bluegoldfish
They enjoy picking through hair grass, I've...

They enjoy picking through hair grass, I've noticed. Keeps it algae-free, so it's a win-win!
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   03-02-2012, 04:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,261
Posted By bluegoldfish
Cute! You know what you might try for a petri...

Cute! You know what you might try for a petri dish alternative? A small ceramic dish that is normally used for soya sauce so you can dip. They sell them in asian markets for about $1 (sorry if you...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-09-2012, 09:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 485
Posted By bluegoldfish
I use Flourish, both in my 30 gallon and in my 10...

I use Flourish, both in my 30 gallon and in my 10 gallon. In the 30 I do 2 ml twice a week (Wednesdays and Sundays) because it's fairly high light plus co2. In the 10 gallon its between .5 ml and 1...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   02-09-2012, 05:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 819
Posted By bluegoldfish
I think it is!!!

I think it is!!!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-03-2012, 09:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,696
Posted By bluegoldfish
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-03-2012, 04:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,696
Posted By bluegoldfish
I am very interested because I've been thinking...

I am very interested because I've been thinking about adding water sprite to my set up. I'll watch this one! Also, can you tell me what the smaller foreground plants are? Are they microsword? I'm...
Forum: Plants   02-02-2012, 10:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,319
Posted By bluegoldfish
One of the local people in my aquarium society...

One of the local people in my aquarium society has xmas moss to spare--I'm going to give it a try!
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   02-02-2012, 10:13 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,693
Posted By bluegoldfish
Yeah, I think I'm going to go with the "pill...

Yeah, I think I'm going to go with the "pill container" route next time. That way there is NO room for error. Too bad I had to learn the hard way!
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   01-31-2012, 09:47 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,693
Posted By bluegoldfish
I went on vacation and hired my usual petsitter...

I went on vacation and hired my usual petsitter to look after my dogs/cat/aquariums. She had never taken care of shrimp before, but didn't seem like a big deal. I put some boiled zucinni in the tank...
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