Last year spinach seemed to be the easiest crop to grow and kept going all winter long. Obviously, I figured I'd go at it again this year. I added a pack of seeds to one grow bed. A month went by and no sprouts. So I added another pack…"
"I looked into this when starting up and it seemed to me like there was a ton of prep time (aka work) into setting up the proper tank since they are aggressively territorial. I personally would love to see a successful shrimp setup here in the…"
"Cool. Thanks for the feed back on the Solar. I haven't started my research fully yet. And I do agree, that harbor freight solar set up they have is crap. :) I wonder what the life of a deep cycle battery would be with this heat. I know car…"
"Well hopefully I can get a few fry out of this season. We'll see.
Watching the colors change on the males is kind of neat. I have one super huge aggressive one that is completely white with some red around the face. The fish are constantly…"
"Males are fighting. Isn't this a sign that the good ol procreation is about to take place? I've made some "fish houses" for the smaller fish to hide out in out of 5 1' long PVC pipes stacked. I figure that if they are going…"
"@Randy currently using some fish food. I've also been rinsing my hands in the tank when digging and planting the rest of my garden.
@John I'm pretty sure I was taking your queue on using the lava rocks over the river rocks. :D I have an…"
"Lava rock and cycling a new system question. I've added water from another system, about 50% (I have a brand new chlorine filter - inline). It's been about 2 weeks running - flood and drain, about 200 gallons. What is the average time that…"
"Hey all! It has been a while since I've posted. Mostly due to work but I'm still at it. I'm about to add a new tank to the system, 150-200gal, haven't done the math on this yet. I'm, planning on using a reclaimed wooden…"
"I picked up a 450w heater from Ocean Floor yesterday with a 180g threshold. Added more warm water last night. Had 2 more dead this morning. I'm sure it is just fallout from when they were all swimming upside down. The rest of these guys look a…"
"@John I was right at about 50. Went out this morning, there was one dead.
@Kim I changed out a ton of water and added hot water throughout the day yesterday. Seemed to work as they were all moving around upright last night. I have to repeat…"
"Argh! My fish are not doing so well. I'm off to try to slowly bring the temperature up. I have a bunch that are upside down on the bottom, fins still slightly moving. Hoping I can save them or we're having fish tacos. Solar heater…"
"@Robert and John Thanks. I'm headed for the Depot now. I think I am going to go the route of the blue connectors you mentioned John. The pump, I may have to hit harbor freight this afternoon if my current ones do not work. Thanks! "
"@John Ha! I figured I'd be doing some head scratching at the Depot for this one :D Looks like I have some work to do this weekend.
I'll try to do something like this: 1/2" to 3/4" headers(4' long) with T connectors…"