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Sun, 27 Feb 2005

ghost shrimp with eggs

I picked up a few more ghost shrimp yesterday evening to help speed along the cleaning of the tank. The interesting thing about this is that one of the ghost shrimp is carrying eggs (as seen below). I'm interested to see how that turns out and if any of the baby shrimp actually survive or not...

ghost shrimp with eggs

posted at: 13:15 | path: /aquaria | permanent link to this entry

Sat, 26 Feb 2005

new aquarium issues

I finally got around to buying a new aquarium as I've been wanting to do for the past year or so. I picked up a 75 Gallon tank and have had it up and running for a few weeks now. I moved the jeweled cichlid I have into the new tank and began to cycle the tank. I started having some issues with brown algae, but from what I read that is quite normal in a new tank that is cycling. However recently I've had the emergance of green hair algae which isn't very much fun to deal with at all. It grows on just about everything and looks awful. So I've employeed about 20 ghost shrimp to feast on the algae and moved the jeweled cichlid back to the old tank for the time being (as the jeweled would most certainly eat the shrimp). Things seem to be going well so far and the shrimp are eating up the algae rather quickly. I took a few pictures as well:

ghost shrimp 1

ghost shrimp 2

ghost shrimp 3

Also if anyone is interested you can find more information about ghost shrimp from the following site:

posted at: 12:52 | path: /aquaria | permanent link to this entry

Tue, 22 Feb 2005

near silent antec aria/epia m10000 setup

As mentioned last month (last post) here are the pictures of the AcoustiFan that I purchased and used in place of the stock epia m10000 cpu fan. This fan is WAY to large but I've just kinda jammed it in there anyways and it cools the cpu/ram/chipset pretty much. The fan has a good temperature probe on it which I've pushed up into the cpu heatsink which seems to work well. The cpu stays nice and cool through eveything I've thrown at it (kernel compiles/media playback). It works very well and the system running in the Antec Aria case is very close to silent. When I power it on the only thing I can hear is the dvd-rom making some noises.

silent aria mod

posted at: 00:51 | path: /general | permanent link to this entry

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