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Forum: Tank Journals   01-10-2016, 08:31 PM
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Views: 96,860
Posted By Karackle
Whoops! meant to post this back in October ...

Whoops! meant to post this back in October

Here's the tank with cleared water
http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff205/Karackle/IMG_6144.jpg

I realized that it was about darn time I got a new...
Forum: Tank Journals   10-05-2015, 01:54 AM
Replies: 1,050
Views: 96,860
Posted By Karackle
Well I managed to get the rescape done today!...

Well I managed to get the rescape done today! That's the good news, the bad news is the tank is still pretty murky, I snapped a quick shot of the murk, will post more later once the dust settles ;)...
Forum: Tank Journals   10-05-2015, 01:40 AM
Replies: 758
Views: 56,591
Posted By Karackle
Did a small rescape in this tank today, I...

Did a small rescape in this tank today, I rescaped the 30g so I took some of the Crypt Green Gecko from this tank to go in the 30g, and I took some of the Crypt undulata from the 30g and put it in...
Forum: Tank Journals   10-04-2015, 08:58 PM
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Views: 56,591
Posted By Karackle
thanks jcmv4792! Well since the only inhabitants...

thanks jcmv4792! Well since the only inhabitants were snails, I just did manual removal through a series of 100% water changes :)
Forum: Tank Journals   10-04-2015, 06:16 AM
Replies: 1,050
Views: 96,860
Posted By Karackle
Yikes! Well it's been almost 2 years since i...

Yikes! Well it's been almost 2 years since i updated this thread. I find I have a little more time these days, so I am trying to get back into the forums, and I certainly have a little more time to...
Forum: Tank Journals   10-04-2015, 04:33 AM
Replies: 758
Views: 56,591
Posted By Karackle
Talk about an epic fail! I never did get a chance...

Talk about an epic fail! I never did get a chance to snap those pictures, and then grad school went into full swing again. Well I am still in grad school, but a different program and I have slightly...
Forum: Algae   09-30-2015, 04:04 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,985
Posted By Karackle
Steve001 and Betta132 thanks for catching that I...

Steve001 and Betta132 thanks for catching that I never responded to that question! WaterLife sorry I missed your question about algae, yes they are photosynthetic so they use CO2 and light and...
Forum: Algae   09-29-2015, 09:51 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,985
Posted By Karackle
al4n - thanks! roadmaster - good idea! I...

al4n - thanks!

roadmaster - good idea! I have also used clear bottles before and herded the fish into them, which I remembered as I was getting in bed last night, so I might try that first...
Forum: Algae   09-29-2015, 03:26 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,985
Posted By Karackle
Well I did about 5 100% water changes in the tank...

Well I did about 5 100% water changes in the tank to clean everything out, wasn't too worried about killing the cycle because I have plenty of seeded filter media to pilfer from my 30g to seed the...
Forum: Algae   09-26-2015, 02:22 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,985
Posted By Karackle
Hey Roadmaster - thanks for the food for thought!...

Hey Roadmaster - thanks for the food for thought! Very interesting, and nice to know you've seen similar things. There is no wood of any kind in this tank, so unfortunately, there goes that theory :(...
Forum: Algae   09-25-2015, 04:29 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,985
Posted By Karackle
voyetra8 - I can totally see how it looks that...

voyetra8 - I can totally see how it looks that way in the pic, but it definitely has more of an algae / cyano mat look and texture in real life. If anything other than cyano / algae I am thinking...
Forum: Algae   09-24-2015, 04:10 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,985
Posted By Karackle
RomansFiveEight - hahaha no, you are absolutely...

RomansFiveEight - hahaha no, you are absolutely right about using real numbers, when I was very active on the forums a few years ago, I would tell people the same thing, now here I am doing it...
Forum: Algae   09-23-2015, 08:54 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,985
Posted By Karackle
g4search - you and littlefish could definitely be...

g4search - you and littlefish could definitely be onto something with the fungus. Whatever this has does seem to have killed itself off by outgrowing the nutrient source, so some of the non-green...
Forum: DIY   09-23-2015, 03:41 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 11,294
Posted By Karackle
Thanks for the idea, I'll definitely check those...

Thanks for the idea, I'll definitely check those out!



Yeah I'm thinking just a gravity siphon into the washer sink is going to be my best bet for the 60g. But no, i do not have a sump, it's a...
Forum: Algae   09-23-2015, 03:35 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,985
Posted By Karackle
Kubla - I didn't say I've never done a water...

Kubla - I didn't say I've never done a water change on the tank, I have definitely done water changes, but in my super low tech, slow growing tanks, I have found I don't need to do them as often....
Forum: DIY   09-22-2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 11,294
Posted By Karackle
The bottom of the tank is probably about level...

The bottom of the tank is probably about level with the faucet, I don't have a floor drain and the tank is in the basement so I can't run it out a door, otherwise I would :-P I'm trying to make use...
Forum: Algae   09-22-2015, 04:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,985
Posted By Karackle
No worries, I just get frustrated when people...

No worries, I just get frustrated when people make assumptions, I thought I stated pretty clearly I was keeping up with tank maintenance and that the tank had been up and running 6 years without this...
Forum: DIY   09-22-2015, 02:30 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 11,294
Posted By Karackle
So just using a regular T junction and valve...

So just using a regular T junction and valve won't work as well? The faucet is below the tank, I just don't have a drain and I don't relish the idea of draining an entire 60g tank one 5g bucket at...
Forum: DIY   09-22-2015, 06:20 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 11,294
Posted By Karackle
How serendipitous! I came on because I want an...

How serendipitous! I came on because I want an easy way to drain the 60g we're breaking down and do some rapid fire water changes to clean out my 5g to combat an algae bloom and I was looking for DIY...
Forum: Algae   09-22-2015, 01:54 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,985
Posted By Karackle
roadmaster - as I mentioned, I was keeping up...

roadmaster - as I mentioned, I was keeping up with regular tank maintenance on this tank all along so it would be ready for a new resident, and I also wanted the plants to stay healthy, they were not...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   09-22-2015, 01:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 339
Posted By Karackle
Thanks for the info guys! I never knew that...

Thanks for the info guys! I never knew that shrimp could live so long, every time I would see one of them I'd be like "wow! you're stil here?!" :hihi:

Bump: randym - i guess we were posting at the...
Forum: Fish   09-21-2015, 09:52 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 182
Posted By Karackle
Black Neon and Oto average lifespan?

So I broke down my 60g tank on Sunday and removed the last few inhabitants and they're pretty old so I was wondering if anyone has info on average lifespans of some of these species.

I've got 1...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   09-21-2015, 09:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 339
Posted By Karackle
Amano Shrimp Lifespan?

So I was breaking down our 60g tank yesterday and I discovered both amano shrimp in it were still alive. I hadn't seen either for a long time, and I hadn't seen both together forever, so I assumed...
Forum: Algae   09-21-2015, 04:05 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,985
Posted By Karackle
WaterLife - I know you're trying to help and I...

WaterLife - I know you're trying to help and I appreciate it because I am trying to figure it out too. I'm so baffled, it's been happily chugging along for 6 years, then BAM, this mess. I am starting...
Forum: Algae   09-21-2015, 03:44 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,985
Posted By Karackle
WaterLife - no it's not forming on the surface,...

WaterLife - no it's not forming on the surface, filtration and surface agitation are the same as they have been for 6 years - a Red Sea Nano HOB filter (I think this tiny HOB is made by a different...
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