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by DGabbs
Mon Jul 02, 2012 12:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cherry shrimp feeders
Replies: 11
Views: 874

Re: Cherry shrimp feeders

RCS shells aren't hard enough?
by DGabbs
Mon Jul 02, 2012 11:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cherry shrimp feeders
Replies: 11
Views: 874

Cherry shrimp feeders

Hi,

I can very easily set up a 10 gal tank and breed cherry shrimp and snails for an F8 puffer.

Do you guys think that cherry shrimp are enough crunch for F8 teeth, or is it just a waste of time really?

Thanks
by DGabbs
Sun Jul 01, 2012 4:08 pm
Forum: Brackish Puffers
Topic: feeding gsp
Replies: 8
Views: 625

Re: feeding gsp

Thanks for the double post iphone* :roll:
by DGabbs
Sun Jul 01, 2012 4:08 pm
Forum: Brackish Puffers
Topic: feeding gsp
Replies: 8
Views: 625

Re: feeding gsp

I believe that in order for a puffer to eat the whole snail, shell included it it needs to be smallers than the puffers eye.
by DGabbs
Sun Jul 01, 2012 2:52 pm
Forum: Tricks of the Trade/Equipment Queries
Topic: Nitrate reactor
Replies: 25
Views: 2132

Re: Nitrate reactor

Probably, and it sounds like the thing does its job. He just should be careful about making statements like "water changes only required every 3 months".

I may get it just for the health benefit to the puffer of not having nitrates, and still do frequent water changes.
by DGabbs
Sun Jul 01, 2012 2:49 pm
Forum: Brackish Tanks
Topic: Switching from Gravel to Sand for the First Time
Replies: 8
Views: 1065

Re: Switching from Gravel to Sand for the First Time

I have used silica sand in almost all of my tanks over the years and can't complain one bit. Its sold at pool stores and is $6 for a 50 pound bag. Doesn't really seem to shift water parameters and doesn't make water cloudy at all if cleaned properly.
by DGabbs
Sun Jul 01, 2012 2:46 pm
Forum: Puffer Pix and Flix!
Topic: Tanks and snail breeding updates
Replies: 2
Views: 768

Re: Tanks and snail breeding updates

Thanks, I may get a 5-10 gallon glass tank and breed snails and cherry shrimp in it.

DO you think that cherry shrimp would have any positive effect on puffer teeth wear? (figure 8 )

Thanks
by DGabbs
Sun Jul 01, 2012 12:29 pm
Forum: Tricks of the Trade/Equipment Queries
Topic: Nitrate reactor
Replies: 25
Views: 2132

Re: Nitrate reactor

Interesting! Funny you say that, as when i was scanning through the youtube comments i notice he was extremely defensive and to some degree a little aggressive. I know it can be hard when you put your heart and sole into something and then people bash it, and i really don't think that is acceptable,...
by DGabbs
Sun Jul 01, 2012 10:53 am
Forum: Tricks of the Trade/Equipment Queries
Topic: Nitrate reactor
Replies: 25
Views: 2132

Re: Nitrate reactor

Ya, but from what i understand that is just protein that will eventually be converted to ammonia. Is that right?
by DGabbs
Sun Jul 01, 2012 10:48 am
Forum: Puffer Pix and Flix!
Topic: Tanks and snail breeding updates
Replies: 2
Views: 768

Tanks and snail breeding updates

Hi, image 1: My 25 gallon brackish tank (cycling fishless) Enjoying perfectly crystal clear water with my AC50. Water parameters pH is around 8.2-8.4 which should be good for my future F8 puffer. image 2-3: Snail breeding tank. My favourite LFS gave me 8 of their nuisance snails for free. I have a t...
by DGabbs
Sun Jul 01, 2012 10:36 am
Forum: Tricks of the Trade/Equipment Queries
Topic: Nitrate reactor
Replies: 25
Views: 2132

Re: Nitrate reactor

Fair points, but if the nitrate reductor is basically exchanging nitrates for nitrogen gas which is being released, then that is the end of that chain of pollutants. Obviously that chain of pollutants cant be destroyed, as it continues to occur in the air afterwards, but at least its not in your tan...
by DGabbs
Sun Jul 01, 2012 10:18 am
Forum: Tricks of the Trade/Equipment Queries
Topic: Nitrate reactor
Replies: 25
Views: 2132

Re: Nitrate reactor

The by product of these anaerobic nitrate filters is nitrogen gas that is released into the air. So I'm pretty sure that its safe and doesn't release anything else into the tank like some of the sulfur filters.

Lets see what RTR has to say.
by DGabbs
Sun Jul 01, 2012 9:28 am
Forum: Tricks of the Trade/Equipment Queries
Topic: Nitrate reactor
Replies: 25
Views: 2132

Re: Nitrate reactor

by DGabbs
Sun Jul 01, 2012 9:20 am
Forum: Tricks of the Trade/Equipment Queries
Topic: Nitrate reactor
Replies: 25
Views: 2132

Re: Nitrate reactor

The reason i would get the nitrate reductor is to put off water changes to say, every other week. I have had FW tanks for over 12 years, and only do max 30% water changes per week. Then again i test every week, so i usually base water changes on nitrate levels. 50% weekly water changes is a lot! Tha...
by DGabbs
Sat Jun 30, 2012 5:44 pm
Forum: Tricks of the Trade/Equipment Queries
Topic: Nitrate reactor
Replies: 25
Views: 2132

Re: Nitrate reactor

I heard that it is posible for it to work if you tweak the flow rate perfectly... I heard that having plants like java fern can also help with nitrates.

If i do buy one, i will defiantly do testing and a review and post it here.