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  1. Following along. All I have is Peter Hiscock’s...

    Following along. All I have is Peter Hiscock’s book and Diana Walstad’s....I’m always on the hunt for new literature.
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    Oh that’s great! Now I just need somebody who...

    Oh that’s great! Now I just need somebody who wants to split a bag haha!
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    What is this and where can I buy it?

    I bought this years ago from an LFS that soon went out of business. I think it's black diamond blasting sand (based off of the fact that it's black, fine grit, and rough). If so, does anybody know...
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    With java moss, I've always found that it grows...

    With java moss, I've always found that it grows well without fertilizer (the clump I have currently has gone a few months in a 5 gallon bucket without getting proper light, nutrients, CO2, etc).
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    I'd say it is. It's not as bushy as I grow mine,...

    I'd say it is. It's not as bushy as I grow mine, but that will increase as the plant grows. I'm not seeing a lot of ultra yellowing, but keep an eye out for hair algae.
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    Additionally, does this mean that those with...

    Additionally, does this mean that those with under 25 meaningful posts can list WTB?

    It's really hard to do this, especially since the forum is really low in activity...
  7. I think it depends on what you want your tank to...

    I think it depends on what you want your tank to do. I don't think I would use a sump if the tank was high or even medium tech planted. Sumps are great for the saltwater side of the hobby. But if...
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    I think just wrapped in a paper towel should...

    I think just wrapped in a paper towel should work. You could also experiment and send them half in water and half in a moistened paper towel.
  9. Oh that's interesting! Although it should be...

    Oh that's interesting! Although it should be noted that "khai-nam" seems to be Wolffia globosa, and not Lemna sp. .

    This now has me questioning if I should consider using it as a fast nutrient...
  10. Thread: Dachshunds

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    AKC? I think they have a list of breeders. You...

    AKC? I think they have a list of breeders.

    You can also go to all of the local animal shelters and see. I think I've heard of a situation where somebody was looking to adopt a certain breed of dog...
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    Agreed. It depends on what you consider as bad....

    Agreed. It depends on what you consider as bad. Nerites are considered some of the best algae eaters. Bladder snails, ramshorns, mystery snails, and MTS will all eat leftover food/detritus and...
  12. Thread: Ph high?

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    Yes. Seiryu stone can raise your pH over time....

    Yes. Seiryu stone can raise your pH over time. I'd get wild pH swings with seiryu when I was in college. Water would come out of the tap with a really high pH, and then after the brita filter it...
  13. Thank you. I don't really consider myself to be...

    Thank you. I don't really consider myself to be overly leftist? Like...I definitely identify as more left/center-left than center/right. But I've heard some insane horror stories about bad roommates,...
  14. Potentially looking for roommate in LA

    Mods: if parts of this are not allowed, please let me know so I can edit out the relevant parts!

    So I might be moving to LA in the next month (tentative confirmation date: January 4)? It's still a...
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    Could be pond snails. Could also be ostracods....

    Could be pond snails. Could also be ostracods. Could also also be copepods as well.

    Can you describe the swimming motion for us? Is it jerky? Smooth?
  16. Basically what everybody else is saying. Whenever...

    Basically what everybody else is saying. Whenever I came home from college, I would either not touch the shrimp tank, or do very small water changes and work my way up to big water changes.

    For...
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    I don't have live daphnia, but have you tried...

    I don't have live daphnia, but have you tried feeding hatched baby brine shrimp? That's a fairly easy live food, and pretty planktonic. It's odd that the gudgeon isn't going after the live grindal...
  18. Agreed on buying some fish to munch on the excess...

    Agreed on buying some fish to munch on the excess fry larvae. Angelfish are a popular "fry eater" fish if I remember right.
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    So the Redfield Ratio is used for saltwater and...

    So the Redfield Ratio is used for saltwater and not freshwater (C:N:P 106:16:1), and is more applicable due to the overall homogeneity of the world's oceans. While I don't know nearly as much about...
  20. I completely missed this, and I'm sorry about...

    I completely missed this, and I'm sorry about that. I detailed it below, but I'm thinking probably two racks (unsure) with the following Top, Middle, Bottom layouts: 2x 20H, 4x 10, 1x 55; 2-3x 10, 1x...
  21. no worries about being a dork, I like learning...

    no worries about being a dork, I like learning stuff like this! Also, there are shelving guidelines??? I've mostly been playing around with single tank stands, so tank racks are a very very new...
  22. Also, I’ve never kept Caridinas before, but...

    Also, I’ve never kept Caridinas before, but wouldn’t the water in the San Fernando Valley be perfect for them? Or am I missing a vital care requirement? I know they prefer softer water than Neos, but...
  23. Oh good! I'm not sure why the locking features...

    Oh good! I'm not sure why the locking features resting inwards is a plus, but it's good to know that I can rely on them!

    Huh. I kind of thought that all of SoCal was just...always at risk of...
  24. Ah, sigh* I was really hoping that I could get...

    Ah, sigh* I was really hoping that I could get away with the cheapest stand available so I could max out on fish immediately. Oh well. I guess the next steps are to see if I can get away with a...
  25. Looking to Earthquake proof aquarium stand

    I'm moving to LA soon-ish (sometime in the next two months), and I'm very, very, very excited to be able to keep aquariums and not have to worry about moving every 3 months because of school. But LA...
  26. Ahaha, I mostly did it because I couldn't figure...

    Ahaha, I mostly did it because I couldn't figure out how to keep Neocaridina's alive and I lacked the testing equipment for tapwater (something I'm definitely fixing). I'm still a bit of a purist at...
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    Darn! I was hoping that I could do the concrete...

    Darn! I was hoping that I could do the concrete blocks + 2x4's method since that's the cheapest way of putting up a large number of tanks...I guess I need to brush up on my DIY skills...and learn...
  28. Oh wow! LA's starting to sound like a fish...

    Oh wow! LA's starting to sound like a fish paradise....I still have some equilibrium and alkaline/acid buffer from SeaChem, so hopefully I can work with that! What's the pH of the water pre-leaves?...
  29. Trying to find out water parameters near Woodland Hills

    Does anybody live near the Woodland Hills area on the west side of LA? I'm trying to find a rough estimate of water parameters in that area (pH, GH, KH), especially with the water that come out of...
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    Thanks Vincent! I might go into more detail in...

    Thanks Vincent! I might go into more detail in another few posts to get more detailed feedback, but I really appreciate the advice and experience! I'm definitely planning on getting my own RO/DI...
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