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  1. Jalapenos?

    paprika? that's my closest to peppers. it was commercial. my shrimp didn't touch it.
  2. GH/PH Newb

    costs,maybe 3 bucks to build. cut a slit,put in airline tubing and supper glued it.
  3. GH/PH Newb

    i've heard people with over 8 ph have no problems. stable is key. someone else can recommend what minerals to use,but you want one with no kh...as you have enough. or buy distilled or ro water at the store. i make ro water and add salty shrimp mineral gh/kh+. also,when doing water changes,do it slowly. i made a drip container with a valve.
  4. GH/PH Newb

    ph and kh are fine. TDS,a little high,but okay. gh is too low. cherries don't do good in 6 or lower. your tap might be lower.
  5. Regular Gravel for Shrimp

    you'll find out a petri dish is a waste of time and money. depending of the food,they'll make a mess any way. as it gets crowded they'll take it to go,if they can. a soft food in a bigger area is a less stressful feeding. sand is better. creates less nitrates. i clean the sand every 6 months.
  6. yeah, i get it at walmart. https://www.walmart.com/ip/Poly-Fil-Extra-Loft-Batting/46021937?action=product_interest&action_type=title&beacon_version=1.0.2&bucket_id=irsbucketdefault&client_guid=b669bb49-afd6-4ff8-836a-6406bc00b540&config_id=106&customer_id_enc&findingMethod=p13n&guid=b669bb49-afd6-4ff8-836a-6406bc00b540&item_id=46021937&parent_anchor_item_id=20713592&parent_item_id=20713592&placement_id=irs-106-t1&reporter=recommendations&source=new_site&strategy=PWVUB&visitor_id=fAv97zOmnA5kHzMiIGOFis#about-item you want it to say: 100% polyester hypoallergenic you don't want it to say: fire retardant
  7. yeah,but it's not man made. it's pumice rock. small size holds more bacteria per space of the filter,but needs a slower flow rate. yes.
  8. if you can,remove the tube inside. fill it with denitrate. on both sides,put polyfill, on top,leave a little space above the polyfill. purigen and bio rings will work for a small tank,but if you use a low GPH canister,why not have it help with removing nitrates? once bacteria and stuff builds up,GPH could drop under 50,which is good.
  9. Growing of the Blue Velvet Colony

    a full grown adult pond snail is like the size of an apple seed. that's not what you have. INFO:they want to store up fat before laying eggs. not over feeding,they may breed less,but pond snails are still a problem. not a snail expert....they look like mystery snails to me.
  10. 10 Gallon Cyrstal Reds Cycle....

    we learn on the way. i did the petri dish when i started.
  11. Growing of the Blue Velvet Colony

    if they move in a jittery fashion,yes. they're harmless. get a plain razor blade,at least scrape off the algae on the front,so you can see them better. you can leave the scrapings in the tank.they will go to town on them.
  12. Tank size

    breeders mostly go with standard 10's for space,easy to fit on a rack. if space is not an issue,they may go with 20 long,two of them has more bottom space then one 40 breeder. for a personal tank,go with at least 5g to what ever size you want. though i would go with at least 10g,easier to maintain then a 5g.
  13. Mystery Shrimp Deaths

    people have said when they kept neo's in gh 6 or below they just die away. gh,7-9,shot for 8. kh is also low. 3 or above makes ph stable. TDS is also high. when done switching over...gh 8 kh 4 TDS around 200. i don't know if i'm right,but my understanding is different algae live in different phosphate levels. bad algae live in lower phosphate levels,under 5 ppm. under 1.0 or 0.5,no algae can live.
  14. 10 Gallon Cyrstal Reds Cycle....

    is it size or gender? if the faucet is a male you need to get a female adapter. http://www.ebay.com/itm/181020963706?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT that's the one i bought for my bathroom sink. you can switch from ro unit to sink by a lever.
  15. 10 Gallon Cyrstal Reds Cycle....

    your nitrates went up. that bacteria may have consumed some ammonia and consumed nitrite as it was produced. that's not what you want. bacteria in a bottle is not for doing a fishless cycle. Bio Spira is for saltwater.