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    Btw, this may be quite difficult. Most ballasts...

    Btw, this may be quite difficult. Most ballasts designed for two bulbs will not run properly with only a single bulb. A lot of the electronic ones are fine, but I expect you've got your eyes on the...
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    You've gotten good replies here, but I had some...

    You've gotten good replies here, but I had some small clarification to add with regards to:

    Basically what it boils down to is that T5s will cost you a bit more, but will run cooler / use less...
  3. Thread: 10 gallon tips

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    I wasn't contradicting cocoa btw; I just meant...

    I wasn't contradicting cocoa btw; I just meant proportionally.
    Pea puffers don't produce much waste because they're so little :P
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    Puffers in general produce a higher bioload than...

    Puffers in general produce a higher bioload than most other fish, so stocking levels need to be kept a bit lower than what you may be used to.
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    New ideas are good, and I'm glad you brought it...

    New ideas are good, and I'm glad you brought it up, but I've got one more vote to add against it.

    The forum already has things broken down quite well into appropriate sections.
    If you add a...
  6. Thread: Triops

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    KingFisher, they are available online (eBay etc)....

    KingFisher, they are available online (eBay etc). I've never been able to find them locally, and have never bothered seperating the resulting eggs from the batches I've raised, so whenever I feel...
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    Haha, my bathroom is missing a wall at the moment...

    Haha, my bathroom is missing a wall at the moment - and I am VERY seriously considering building a tank into it... I remember reading about some sort of glass that goes opaque with the application...
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    I disagree actually.. If they hide, they are...

    I disagree actually.. If they hide, they are uncomfortable...
    Which, to be fair, IS technically life for a shrimp :P
    However, if you provide them with a home that is not full of danger and strife,...
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    #1 In my experience, it has indeed been around 30...

    #1 In my experience, it has indeed been around 30 days, I would expect temperature to play a large role? I don't know how much other factors like food, lights, water parameters etc. come into play. ...
  10. Thread: Kryon Fusion

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    That looks awesome! I remember building a 18" X...

    That looks awesome!
    I remember building a 18" X 3' scale landscape out of polyurethane foam for a school project several years ago, it was really messy stuff to work with, but produced really cool...
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    Oops! Sorry Cocoa, I hadn't been here in a...

    Oops! Sorry Cocoa, I hadn't been here in a while, and was just catching up :P
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    On a slightly related note: Yes, most resins...

    On a slightly related note:


    Yes, most resins sold as "fiberglass resin" are polyester based, which will completely destroy foam.
    Epoxy resins will not eat foam. However, I also wanted to...
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    Caution! Everything I've read has said to only...

    Caution!
    Everything I've read has said to only use the GE silicone I
    The silicone II is supposed to have fungicides in it or something that can be hazardous.

    I've used the siliconeI and have had...
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    Wow, that actually looks quite good! thumbs2: ...

    Wow, that actually looks quite good! thumbs2:
    Hey, I just had an idea for anybody making stands out of cheap materials like cinder blocks, OSB, etc. Single rolls of wallpaper are dirt cheap! I...
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    Bamboo shrimp are very timid, and do not seem...

    Bamboo shrimp are very timid, and do not seem happy with any large or active fish. Heavily planted is a definite plus, and will help them feel more secure, but I'm still rather worried about your...
  16. Thread: DIY reflector

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    I'm glad you guys like it, thanks for the...

    I'm glad you guys like it, thanks for the compliments. I mounted some fluorescent endcaps on a piece of wood, and attached my reflector to it, I also wired in an electronic ballast, so now I have an...
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    Your picture is absolutely hillarious! Btw, do...

    Your picture is absolutely hillarious!

    Btw, do we actually know that worms don't feel pain? Or is it just something we like to tell ourselves? A lot of people claim that fish don't feel pain...
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    For the record, those parasites are pretty common...

    For the record, those parasites are pretty common in ghost shrimp. Almost every batch I've seen arrive at the pet stores usually has at least one or two shrimp with a parasite in it.
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    Bamboo shrimp get stressed out really easily even...

    Bamboo shrimp get stressed out really easily even if the fish don't actually attack them. They are also rather picky about water parameters.
    Cherry shrimp are great, and establishing a breeding...
  20. Thread: DIY reflector

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    I don't have an immediate use for an 18" light...

    I don't have an immediate use for an 18" light fixture right now, so I was kind of just tinkering. I am planning on building a light fixture for 48" tubes though
    ...
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    That's so cool!

    That's so cool!
  22. Thread: DIY reflector

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    DIY reflector

    A guy at work retired recently, and after the party, I noticed sitting in the garbage was a foil banner that said "Happy retirement" or something. I asked if I could have it, and decided to see if I...
  23. Thread: Water ageing

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    I thought pure PO water would have a PH of 7? ...

    I thought pure PO water would have a PH of 7? What makes it acidic?
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    That sounds like a great recipe!

    That sounds like a great recipe!
  25. I agree that you are better off setting up lots...

    I agree that you are better off setting up lots of hiding spots than trying to get an additional breeding tank running properly.

    I've been fortunate enough to witness several of my shrimp molt...
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