Timothy McMaster
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Fish with a white 'slime' on it?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Timothy McMaster Apr 14. 2 Replies

Have a hybrid striped bass that has some manner of a 'slime' on it. Looks like it may be a bacterial or fungal issue... Segregated him from the rest of the tank, and in short order, he passed onto…Continue

cherry shrimp as algae control?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Timothy McMaster Dec 3, 2013. 2 Replies

Has anyone had luck or experience with using Red/Cherry Shrimp (Neocaridina heteropoda) as algae control in their fish tanks? I picked up 10 of them this weekend to see how they would work in my…Continue

Collaboration, anyone?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Timothy McMaster Nov 27, 2013. 2 Replies

I am located in the Central PA area (close to 30, 15. 83, 81) and would like to know if there is anyone else in that area that would be open to collaborating on some systems? I have 2 running now…Continue

From seed or not?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Timothy McMaster Dec 3, 2013. 6 Replies

Has anyone else run into issues with starting lettuces (in general) from seed? My water temp is around 60-66, 6.8 pH, growing in a flood/drain system with hydroton/shale mix as media... Continue

 

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Timothy McMaster replied to Timothy McMaster's discussion Fish with a white 'slime' on it?
"Found some stuff from Murray regarding a salt bath... May try that and a 50% water change tonight... "
Apr 14
Glenn replied to Timothy McMaster's discussion Fish with a white 'slime' on it?
"hybrid striped bass are notorious for their slime. It is their hyperactive defense system fighting off infection. Resist the temptation to remove it or to handle the fish roughly. Also, you might look into how to dose them with salt to help prevent…"
Apr 14
Timothy McMaster posted a discussion

Fish with a white 'slime' on it?

Have a hybrid striped bass that has some manner of a 'slime' on it. Looks like it may be a bacterial or fungal issue... Segregated him from the rest of the tank, and in short order, he passed onto the great pond beyond... Any thoughts on a possible cause?See More
Apr 11
Timothy McMaster replied to Annika Wallace's discussion Fish died from COld....How long before not eatable
"I would agree with Keith. clear eyes and gills, and no stink, but I would process as fish jerky... But, that's just me... "
Jan 27
Timothy McMaster replied to Randy Moss's discussion have you ever built a tank heater?, what is the correct temp for fish? can water temp get to high? in the group fish tank heaters
"Any chance there is a plan for this? Looks fantastic! "
Jan 24
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fish tank heaters

best way's to heat fish tank water, different types of heaters,diy heaters, correct water temp
Jan 24
Timothy McMaster replied to Rob Nash's discussion DIY Heater, build your own 2000 watt heater for $20 ***DONT USE COPPER OR NICKEL ELEMENTS!
"SWEET! New project!!!"
Dec 10, 2013
Timothy McMaster replied to Timothy McMaster's discussion From seed or not?
"I will have to try this! Thanks! "
Dec 3, 2013
Timothy McMaster replied to Timothy McMaster's discussion cherry shrimp as algae control?
"Thanks Steve!"
Dec 3, 2013
Steve R replied to Timothy McMaster's discussion cherry shrimp as algae control?
"I have a few hundred of them in various systems in my home from aquariums to aquaponics and they are GREAT.  The biggest issues people have is infertility due to lack of genetic diversity over time and from not maintaining alkalinity and…"
Dec 2, 2013
Timothy McMaster posted a discussion

cherry shrimp as algae control?

Has anyone had luck or experience with using Red/Cherry Shrimp (Neocaridina heteropoda) as algae control in their fish tanks? I picked up 10 of them this weekend to see how they would work in my greenhouse system, which got pretty thick with algae over the summer.See More
Dec 2, 2013
George replied to Timothy McMaster's discussion From seed or not?
"I work small pieces (one inch long, one inch dia) of PVC pipe down into the media a bit and drop a few seeds down into the pipe.  With this method, you know exactly where you put the seeds and you can space them.…"
Nov 29, 2013
Timothy McMaster replied to Joe Romanyschyn's discussion Certification / Education
"So far, the best 'teachers' I have found have all been on YouTube. That, and asking LOTS of questions on forums like this one."
Nov 29, 2013
Timothy McMaster replied to Timothy McMaster's discussion From seed or not?
"The lettuce and spinach I was doing much the same, broadcast seeding, then a slight agitation to get the seeds under a tiny bit of media. Although, in retrospect, I may have caused my own problems by not 'misting' the area, and instead…"
Nov 29, 2013
Glenn replied to Timothy McMaster's discussion From seed or not?
" would advise pre-soaking and or pre-germinating lettuce seed prior to broadcast seeding lwhen temperatures are cold.  I think lettuce does grow well at 60 deg. f. water temp but it could use a bit of help germinating in that range. a…"
Nov 27, 2013
Timothy McMaster replied to Timothy McMaster's discussion Collaboration, anyone?
"Thanks Steve!!"
Nov 27, 2013

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Search engine (Google)
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Yes
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flood and drain media, raft, combination
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1 - 2 yrs
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Tilapia, Other
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700 gallons
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