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  1. I have 2 Toms Minis, which I like, they have worked pretty well on some 10's. I just picked up a red devil for $19.99 on ebay. It's cycling a tank right now. I already like it much better than the Toms. It holds a lot more media and once I packed it full the flow is pretty good. Two tips, 1: the media baskets are impossible to get apart. I used an exacto knife to snip the tabs on them. 2, when you start it/prime it, the canister has to be FULL. Not almost full, not almost almost full, but FULL or else it will not prime. Also, if it is going on a 8 gal tank, don't spend your money on the pr
    3 points
  2. Louie

    Easy Cray outside set up

    This is how I have always bred crays . I keep them outside under gazebo roof in screen area . My dwarfs are inside and they never bred , lol but even impossible to breed crays will breed outside thus it is not like I am an expert at breeding crays . In the last pic you notice all the rat traps and that was due to a large male raccoon who would tear my screen and attempt to raid ONLY the Marbled cray bin . He was not able to but until he was caught and I put in stronger screen , the rat traps stopped him but he came for 5 consecutive nights . Either way its a basic set up with silicone i
    2 points
  3. Subtletanks91

    MK-BREED Q & A

    So remineralizing 5g of water 5-7ml of blue diomand to achieve 140 tds and gh5 every week or two weeks for water changes gives you roughly 27 weeks of water changes and there's roughly 48 weeks per year. My math isn't so good either but that sounds about right to me. So overall your soending about 30$ on remineralizer per year for one tank wich is roughly the same cost as salty shrimp gh
    2 points
  4. chibikaie

    Salty shrimp gh+

    Uh - so GH is a measure of how many divalent cations are in the water. The bulk of these in most water are calcium and magnesium (Ca2+ and Mg2+). Strictly speaking, this has absolutely nothing to do with KH, also known as alkalinity, which is a measure of carbonate (CO32-). If you take reverse osmosis or distilled water, which starts out with nothing but pure H2O, and add only magnesium sulfate (MgSO4), you will raise the amount of magnesium in the water and thus the GH. This has no effect on the pH, which should remain at 7.0. If you instead add sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO3, also known as b
    2 points
  5. Louie

    Heater recal

    People have a tendency to skimp on heaters and that is an expensive mistake . I used to buy the Otto-Computherms which were like $50 roughly 20 years ago and to this day they hold temp EXACTLY as set but they no longer sell them. Other brands are good but IMO the cheap fish heaters are just that cheaply made and unreliable . There are cheap filters even lights which are great but I have not found quality cheap heaters and you cant skimp on heaters or you'll regret it .
    2 points
  6. randy

    I have cray too

    I don't have a particular feelings about crayfish. They are cute in their own way but they require too big a tank, and my shrimproom is already too crowded. However, occasionally I would fall in the trap of the love of crayfish. Here is a pair (clarkii "ghost") in love ;-) The male. Also have this pair of Cherax destructor. This pair is from an Asian breeder who has worked on them for generation to bring out the better colour. I know nothing about crayfish, but after I saw the picture I decided to pay 5 times more to get this pair. Wouldn't you agree they are just lovely?
    1 point
  7. evodrgn

    Evo's Ebi's- PBL

    Finally got the PBL tank set up for the little ones. Got the PBL from Sbarbee54 a little while ago and I'm really lovin' how they look! Sorry for the blurry pictures the little buggers wouldn't stay still probably because they just got introduced to the tank today haha. Enjoy! Partial FTS: Side shot FTS. Yes there's a breeder box in the front of the tank HAHA
    1 point
  8. countryboy12484

    Soils

    Aquariums are no where near as big here as the rest of the world.... thats why... and you gotta think we are kinda late getting into the shrimp game too.
    1 point
  9. Triton

    Asian Arowana's

    damn... now I want an aro....
    1 point
  10. evodrgn

    Evo's Ebi's- PBL

    Moss on the driftwood is fissidens fontanus and there is mini piella on the lava rock
    1 point
  11. randy

    MK-BREED Q & A

    A 200ml bottle is $15. So if you have a 10G tank, doing 10% weekly WC it requires about 1-2 ml. That's more than 100 weeks of WC or about 2 years + on one bottle. Hope I did my math right.
    1 point
  12. Soothing Shrimp

    WTB Crystal Whites

    You have the skill, so I wish you all the luck you need.
    1 point
  13. Dukendabears

    Tangerine tigers RAOK

    Check out buypetshrimp.coms sponsor forum at the bottom of the main page and sign up !!!
    1 point
  14. Soothing Shrimp

    Must or not?

    I agree. I've seen very nice rimless. I just can't bring myself to spend that kind of money though.
    1 point
  15. Donny your mischlings look nice. My experience is before f3, mischlings produce nearly no tb. Mine are all way past f7. Also, not sure if it's my imagination, the broken coloured ones seem to produce more tb. That said, I only keep very minimum number of mischlings now as I started to breed Tb with TB x TB. Main reason being I don't need that many TBs, one tank can produce enough for local need. I do price local breed a few bucks more than imported ones. We used to hear that TB x TB produces 100% TB offspring but that is not true anymore. I think it may have something to do with pinto breedi
    1 point
  16. randy

    MK-BREED Q & A

    Subtle, of course he uses his own product mk breed blue diamond. In my experience, it's about 3-4ml to adjust about 3 gallons ro to achieve Tds 140, gh 5.
    1 point
  17. They hand out towels and a bucket at the gate.
    1 point
  18. Louie

    Must or not?

    Soothing, Yes they seem to like the rimless look. I prefer rims as find them stronger and so used to them that stuck with them but the rimless has its appeal .
    1 point
  19. ctaylor3737

    Heater recal

    FYI I know someone here has one. http://www.abcnews4.com/story/26173756/petsmart-recalls-33000-aquarium-heaters-for-shock-hazard
    1 point
  20. Triton

    Anybody also into cars??

    If I wasn't getting married I might have bought this over the weekend
    1 point
  21. Trace copper is important for shrimp health.
    1 point
  22. Soothing Shrimp

    Must or not?

    Everyone is hopping on the rimless bandwagon, however for the price of rimless- I can buy more rimmed tanks.
    1 point
  23. Gabor129

    Frogs

    I had a pack man for 8 years! He was a size of a small plate! He did not get enough calcium when he was young (not my care) so he had a deformed jaw! Had to hand feed him till the day he passed away! I think I got a lot of experience with pack mans so ask away!
    1 point
  24. Subtletanks91

    Heater recal

    I like eheim and the fluva m series. The m series has kept my tank at a steady 80
    1 point
  25. Jayr_Tigley

    Must or not?

    Okay thanks for the answers! Im a complete noob about the rimless tank as all the tank i have bought before is either elevated or with rim so i was think about buying some rimless tank for a change but it seems alot of trouble just in the same price of tanks with rim. Id probably just stay with my rimmed tanks
    1 point
  26. Doc4PC2

    Heater recal

    Every heater I've tried has been inconsistant except ehiem heaters. I have tried at least Eight different brands, and not a single one keep the temp consistent except the ehiem.
    1 point
  27. Subtletanks91

    Heater recal

    Well since reviews aren't prohibited here *ahem* Here is my two cents on top Finn, great choice, all living things which are all petsmart brands for reptile, fish, and small animal products. If there made cheaply don't expect them to go to far, when I worked at petsmart I steared people away from those brands and got them to the next brand up like aqueon or zoo med, solely because cheap made is break easily. I have a 100 watt heater top Finn burn out and fry my fish, filters with unstable impeller rotations, lights that short circuit. There not much cheaper either, a ten gallon top fin kit is
    1 point
  28. Shrimpo

    Heater recal

    Why there is always issues with plastic heaters, remember the ones that can burst? the glass type heaters works fine..oh well, just like cars, when you start adding more plastic there will be more recalls.
    1 point
  29. Elo500

    Leopard shrimp?

    Found a website offering these shrimp. http://tedsfishroom.com. I'm still cycling a tank so I have to wait a bit to order. Looks like they are $7ea minimum order $25. He keeps in these conditions: "I use a thin layer of sand, driftwood and lava rock. Filter is a sponge filter (air driven) and a small power head for current and more oxygenation. The pH is probably 7.0. I do not test it. GH is about 100 ppm, but that is mostly sodium ion. KH is about 6. Again, I do not test it. I do 50% water changes once a week with aged R/O-tap mix 3:1. My tap is about 300 ppm softened water. "
    1 point
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