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post #31 of 129 (permalink) Old 03-23-2010, 11:17 PM Thread Starter
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So... today, I SAW SOME BABY CORIES SWIMMING AROUND IN MY NEW TANK, I'M SO HAPPY!!! I think I'm just going to leave them in the tank, and see if any survive, because I don't really have another tank that can house them
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Are you sure that's glosso? It looks more like HC or HM.
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Are you sure that's glosso? It looks more like HC or HM.
https://www.aquascapeonline.com/Prod...by_Tears_1.jpg
Yeah, when I got it, I wasn't sure what it was, it might be the one in the picture, because when I got it, it was really long, but it was floating around in the tank, so I cut it up and planted it, I hope it's HC not HM.
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Grats on ze baby corys! Best of luck to you to raise em.
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Ok, update, my friend got two Balloon Rams, the store had them under a different name, but they only have them like once a year, so she was really excited, so I offered to hold them for a week or so. I'm not sure, but I think I may end up keeping them, because my friend made kind of an impulse buy. I have had so much algae grow in the tank since the last week, not sure what kind. I still really want Pygmy Cories, but I'm not sure if I can with the two Rams (which I believe are male and female, the male always follows the female around). Extremely bad pictures are below.



A lot of algae as you can see.


The fish! They seem to enjoy Hikari Sinking Wafers and frozen bloodworms.

Whole tank.

Yeah, so I need advice on what to do with the algae, I believe the algae was caused by the 14 hours of light I had going before I put the fish in. I'm putting the nutrients every few days. Yeah so, until next week!
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That's definitely HM and not HC or Glosso. I know as I had a giant bush of the stuff. It is an easy to grow plant that grows quickly, and since it grows quickly, it gets minimal algae. It can get pretty tall (~5") so just trim it when it does so. Regular trimming should also promote more horizontal growth.

As for the algae, yes 14 hours is way too much. Looks like you could use some Nerites.
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holy algae batman! nice growth though, the HM is doing work! I cant wait to get my HM shipment this weekend
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Yeah, and I took the picture AFTER I cleaned the front glass, it's now down to 10 hours a day now, and yeah, I may need to get some kind of algae eater sometime soon.
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Ok, so, one of the rams is now at my friend's, I guess she changed her mind, but it's ok, I still have one, also, I ordered some 20 RCS from epicfish, so hopefully they should be here soon, however, I read stories of rams going to town on RCS, but these rams are itty bitty, so I'm not sure, thoughts anyone?
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the rams, when grown, will almost certainly make snacks of baby shrimp. THey'll probably pick on the adults as well. Maybe they wont' eat them, but they won't let them be comfortable. Especially in a ten gallon.
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It's already fully grown, will it still be a problem?
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Just received my shrimp from epicfish, (thanks again), and I put them into the tank, immediately, the ram started going after them, so I just went ahead and moved it to my 20 gallon. The shrimp were an amazing deal, much better than the $3 each at my LFS.


Just some pictures of these fine shrimp

and the shot of the tank, not much has changed, there's still a bunch of algae, but the growth of new algae has slowed a lot. I took out the algae scraper because it was scratching the glass.
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Oh my

That is a lot of algae, and your calmness about it makes me think i am OCD ( which i might be ) about algae. I just got some Flourish excel because i've been reading it helps fight algae and gives the plants good organic CO2. we'll see.

Empty 20 gal long ready to come to life
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That is a lot of algae, and your calmness about it makes me think i am OCD ( which i might be ) about algae. I just got some Flourish excel because i've been reading it helps fight algae and gives the plants good organic CO2. we'll see.
Haha, I guess I'm so calm because I've dealt with worse, (full outbreak of BGA) and know that this is nothing compared to it, so I'm just going to give it time.
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So, in a few hours, I may be going to a far away fish store to get some fish, I'm deciding between two types (may get both), one are CPDs, if they have them in stock, and the other are Pygmy Cories, which they always have in stock. So, my question is, will Pygmy Cories both shrimp/baby shrimp? I've heard they will and they won't with CPDs, or should I wait and let my shrimp colony grow a bit?

Decided against it, just going to get some otos.

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