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  1. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    So I cleaning my aquarium (freshwater) and dumped the water from my red water change bucket and noticed in the bottom of the bucket massive movements. They appear to be tiny bugs moving about, too small to make out with the naked eye. Then I stuck my head into my sump that I just vacuumed...
  2. General Planted Tank Discussion
    (this is my first post so I hope I'm posting in the correct place) I know there are a lot of posts about hydra but many of the posts involve living creatures in their tank and I just want to know the cheapest way to kill these hydra off considering I don't. the only concerns I have are killing...
  3. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    I've been battling a swarm of seed shrimp for a while now in my shrimp only tank. Doing research I read that theire is no real way to get rid of them once you have them. The main advice seems to be 1. Stop overfeeding and 2. Get some fish. Well in the attached images is my shrimp tank after...
  4. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    So yesterday I was on a run and found these plants in a creek near my house that were totally infested with snails(pictured). I have a new walstad tank (pictured) with soil substrate, 13 watt lights, and hovers around 75-80 degrees. I want originally was going to add Malaysian trumpet snails...
  5. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    Bought three assassin snails to take care of some pest snails. It was only a matter of time till they thrive and multiply. To me it just looks unsightly and I would love to get rid of them. How big do they have to be for me to be able to get store credit? Also, how long will it take? Edit...
  6. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    I have depression, and normally it's handled, but I had an episode for a while and in the meantime didn't maintain my tanks. I have a 5 gallon and 2.5, with red cherry shrimp (and a nerite in the 2.5). All died except a single shrimp and the nerite snail in the 2.5. Now I'm desperately trying to...
  7. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    alright, just got some loaches today, and they came with a floating plant. not sure what the plant is, but its kind of a mesh and has purple leaves on the base part. ANYWAY, the also had some hitch-hikers that are NOT welcome! Its a 10 gal tank (getting a 30 and another 10 this week, so dont...
  8. General Planted Tank Discussion
    I don't know where I should post this questions but I figured here was a good place (let me know if it should be moved). Okiday. I set up a 3 gallon, planted bowl. I used sand,...some other form of enriched aquasoil (I'd have to find the bag to be sure of the name), and topsoil as the...
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