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  1. sarah

    Veggies!

    Here's another one I love. I leave out the bacon and substitute slivered almonds for the cashews, but it's really great. Always a big hit at picnics and dinner parties. http://www.iwashyoudry.com/2013/05/22/classic-broccoli-salad-recipe/
  2. He's back in the main tank now and doing great! Moving all over and eating up a storm. I think I'm going to call this a success
  3. sarah

    Veggies!

    My husband loves this salad for work lunches: http://www.onceuponachef.com/2011/03/asian-slaw-with-ginger-peanut-dressing.html You can leave out the sriracha if you don't like spicy. I skip the cilantro because it tastes like soap to me, but lots of people love it.
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    Veggies!

    Here's another one that's really great: http://www.theinventivevegetarian.com/cauliflower-popcorn/
  5. sarah

    Veggies!

    I'm a vegetarian, but I am very picky about how my veggies are cooked. I roast almost everything, which I think give a much better flavor and texture. What are the veggies that you do like? For starters, this is one of our favorite recipes at the moment: http://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/greek-style-vegetable-casserole I leave out the zucchini since I can't stand it, but I add in chunks of carrots and cauliflower. You can make this with whatever veggies you like, but I think firmer veggies work best.
  6. So I patched the shell yesterday. I used a small piece of egg membrane and glued it over the 2 holes using aquarium/reef safe cyanoacrylate gel. I made sure to only glue the edges of the patch so the glue wouldn't get into the holes. Then I added a thin layer of aquarium-safe epoxy on top of that to protect the patch. I let it dry for half an hour (with the snail in a very shallow layer of water in a bowl), then put the snail in my quarantine tank. It eventually started moving around, but it was pretty sluggish all afternoon/night. This morning I found it sleeping just above the wa
  7. BTW I just tested all my parameters: KH 1-2 GH 4-5 pH 7(ish) Maybe I need to boost the KH/GH? I have a bunch of fish (various tetras and cory cats) and amano shrimp in there too, so I may need to compromise.
  8. Right, it won't repair the holes since they're not at the growing edge of the shell. All 3 of my nerites came to me from the LFS with pits near the shell apex. All their new shell growth since I got them in January looks great. I'm going to check my parameters again just in case, but I think this one's pits developed into holes because of the other snails eating it. At least that's part of the problem. I also wish I could get them to eat anything but algae. I'd love to feed them some calcium-rich veggies, but they ignore everything I've tried, including algae wafers. I'
  9. I ordered this putty https://www.amazon.com/Instant-Ocean-Epoxy-Aquariums-4-Ounces/dp/B001JSXBYO/ref=pd_sim_199_8?ie=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=MVWFJJ61Z2PME2KTXJFK and some cyanoacrylate gel https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01FUGET5K/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1. I read that the combo works well for adhering things underwater. I'm planning to glue small pieces of ramshorn shells to cover the holes, and then cover with a thin layer of glue followed by the putty. I'll let you all know how it works!
  10. Or maybe this: https://www.amazon.com/Two-Little-Fishies-Aquastik-4-Ounce/dp/B001LUMVTG/ref=pd_bxgy_328_img_3?ie=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=PSFP4FANN766W4D7H2XK
  11. How about this? https://www.amazon.com/3M-084-1469SB-Vetbond Tissue Adhesive 1469Sb/dp/B004C12Q46/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1471748325&sr=8-1&keywords=vetbond Maybe I could use it to attach a piece of a tea bag like you'd do to repair a cracked nail. Or even to attach a piece of snail shell from a dead bladder snail.
  12. There are 2 holes that seem to go all the way through. I don't think it can repair them itself since they're not on the growing edge of the shell. And unfortunately, I don't have a snail-free tank. I just caught my other nerite on it possibly munching on the shell too. I am going to have to come up with some sort of patch for it.
  13. When I got my 2 zebra nerites in January, they both had some pitting on the tips of their shells. I noticed today that one of their pits have recently become larger and deeper. I just saw the reason - my bladder snails are eating the shell right at those spots! I knocked the offending snail off, but I can't monitor the tank constantly. How can I patch/protect the holes? I have shrimp in the tank, so it has to be a non-toxic solution. Please help!
  14. I know nothing about these fish, but does it look a bit like this one? http://www.seriouslyfish.com/species/apistogramma-agassizii/
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