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Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-17-2013, 02:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 401
Posted By mmccarthy781
I wouldn't worry about messing around with the kH...

I wouldn't worry about messing around with the kH all that much as it isn't really important for the shrimp.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-17-2013, 02:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 401
Posted By mmccarthy781
Your gH is low, I had the same problem with my...

Your gH is low, I had the same problem with my tank, try raising it to 6.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-18-2012, 10:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 558
Posted By mmccarthy781
I think it also depends on your water quality. ...

I think it also depends on your water quality. My tap water as an pretty low GH, so I need to use the fluval mineral supplement to keep even cherries alive
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 08-02-2012, 10:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 721
Posted By mmccarthy781
No, that just is saying that you can't use one...

No, that just is saying that you can't use one question for two gods
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 08-02-2012, 09:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 721
Posted By mmccarthy781
The Hardest Logic Puzzle Ever

I like all of these riddles and math problems people have been asking recently :D. I saw this riddle a while ago and it's so hard I don't even understand the explanation! I thought some of you may...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 08-02-2012, 08:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 518
Posted By mmccarthy781
This is a paradox so there is no answer

This is a paradox so there is no answer
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-30-2012, 03:34 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,042
Posted By mmccarthy781
Ebi-Dama by Shirakura USA. My shrimp love this...

Ebi-Dama by Shirakura USA. My shrimp love this stuff and have been breeding alot more since I started feeding it.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 07-29-2012, 04:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 485
Posted By mmccarthy781
I also think it's his son

I also think it's his son
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-25-2012, 12:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 935
Posted By mmccarthy781
So I just did a 50% water change and used prime...

So I just did a 50% water change and used prime with the new water to try and get rid of heavy metals. I checked the dGH after I finished just incase it changed but it was still 3.
Next I added...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-24-2012, 08:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 935
Posted By mmccarthy781
Also, I got the fluval mineral supplement, and...

Also, I got the fluval mineral supplement, and I'm not sure if dGH and GH are the same thing?
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-24-2012, 08:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 935
Posted By mmccarthy781
Should I put prime into the tank itself, enough...

Should I put prime into the tank itself, enough to treat the whole 10 gallons? Or should I do a water change with prime (I just did a water change 2 days ago)?
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-24-2012, 12:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 935
Posted By mmccarthy781
Thanks for all the helpful information everyone! ...

Thanks for all the helpful information everyone! I'll try and get fluval mineral supplement today.

Acitydweller, about the heavy metals, recently I havn't been using any water conditioner because...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-24-2012, 04:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 935
Posted By mmccarthy781
The tank's been up for at least 6 months, how do...

The tank's been up for at least 6 months, how do you raise GH?
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-24-2012, 03:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 935
Posted By mmccarthy781
Hey everyone, sorry I didn't get these sooner but...

Hey everyone, sorry I didn't get these sooner but i've been pretty busy. Also, the death of another shrimp today made me worried.

pH=7.89
TDS=233
Ammonia=0ppm
NO2-=0ppm
NO3-=0ppm
Cu+=0ppm...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-21-2012, 09:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 660
Posted By mmccarthy781
Lol, I've never heard of them described like...

Lol, I've never heard of them described like that. Those are probably planaria.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-21-2012, 09:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 935
Posted By mmccarthy781
Ya pejerrey, I can test that too when I get home,...

Ya pejerrey, I can test that too when I get home, I have a kit for that
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-21-2012, 09:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 935
Posted By mmccarthy781
I can get the current parameters in a few hours,...

I can get the current parameters in a few hours, but usually the tank has no ammonia or nitrites, and very little nitrates. pH is usually a little high at 8-8.1, and TDS is around 215.
There is a...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-21-2012, 08:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 935
Posted By mmccarthy781
Dead berried shrimp :(

Boy this is discouraging, It seems like everytime an rcs gets pregnant recently its been dying. :icon_frow
Today I noticed that one of my berried RCS was dead, and it must have only gotten pregnant...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-16-2012, 12:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 854
Posted By mmccarthy781
I chose to use Melafix because it seems less...

I chose to use Melafix because it seems less potent. However, the first time I dosed it I forgot to shake the bottle :eek: is that OK?

Also NeoShrimp, when you were done with the treatment, did...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-15-2012, 06:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 854
Posted By mmccarthy781
Mystery Sickness... Maracyn 2 or Melafix?

Hey everyone, In the past 3 days I have lost 4 rcs including one very pregnant one :icon_cry:. I performed 2, 1/3 water changes, over the past 3 days and I think that my tank may have a bacterial...
Forum: Other Websites 07-10-2012, 07:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,602
Posted By mmccarthy781
The same thing happened to me :(.

The same thing happened to me :(.
Forum: Equipment 07-07-2012, 04:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 587
Posted By mmccarthy781
I personally would use H2O2 as it doesn't leave...

I personally would use H2O2 as it doesn't leave behind anything harmful; just water and oxygen. Also, concentration-wise, I don't think you need any special concentration. If you're dipping...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 07-03-2012, 02:35 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,941
Posted By mmccarthy781
I'm doing research in organic chemistry over the...

I'm doing research in organic chemistry over the summer, so I'm around pretty dangerous chemicals all day. I try and shower as soon as I get home to prevent anything in my house from getting...
Forum: Aquascaping 07-01-2012, 06:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 410
Posted By mmccarthy781
The only problem I can think if is that the bark...

The only problem I can think if is that the bark may rot causing fungus to grow. But I'm just speculating.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-15-2012, 01:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 579
Posted By mmccarthy781
It depends on what the sand is made of, most of...

It depends on what the sand is made of, most of the time sand is inert so it won't effect the pH. I have seen some brands of aquarium sand that are made of aragonite which will buffer.
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