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post #16 of 54 (permalink) Old 12-19-2010, 07:45 PM
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A little over a week and the ludwigia is hanging in there.
I think you could bring out the colors, reds, in the ludwigia dosing with iron EDTA. That would be iron in dry form or by Seachem. Sold here $7 up with no shipping cost.
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post #17 of 54 (permalink) Old 12-19-2010, 08:38 PM Thread Starter
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I think you could bring out the colors, reds, in the ludwigia dosing with iron EDTA. That would be iron in dry form or by Seachem. Sold here $7 up with no shipping cost.
Thanks, I'll look into that.

I took a pic of the ludwigia reaching for some afternoon sunlight. After the lights kick on they straighten right up.


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I found one of my corys floating last night .

I tested the water and everything looks good, but I did a 50% wc anyway.

The remaining 3 have been hiding a lot, but my shrimp all look good so I doubt it's water quality related. I think I'll add some more on a week or two and maybe they will school again.


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Well all of my fish ended up croaking. I still haven't determined what killed them. The good news is all of my RCS are still alive. This tank is going to be shrimp only for a while, if not forever.


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Well all of my fish ended up croaking.
That is so sad!! Was the neon fish that died? They are not very hard fish. Perhaps some platys guppys would do better.
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That is so sad!! Was the neon fish that died? They are not very hard fish. Perhaps some platys guppys would do better.
Yeah the neons and the corys. I had 6 of those neons for 2 years.

If I restock I'll probably get neons again. They do well in my acidic water and look great.




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I love that driftwood on the left side! Once that java fern growns in, it'll look even better.

Nice moss wall too. Sorry to hear about your fish.


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I don't guess it matters much now but the catfish in the first post look like a Synodontis of some type. I don't believe they were Corydoras. Any chance you have a better picture?
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I don't guess it matters much now but the catfish in the first post look like a Synodontis of some type. I don't believe they were Corydoras. Any chance you have a better picture?
Unfortunately I don't have anymore pics, but they didn't have the body shape of the Synodontis I've looked at online and they didn't grow while I had them. Who knows, though.



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I bought some turface and added to my existing gravel. I also bought some root tabs and spread them around the stems and they look much happier.



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I added a paintball co2 setup running 1 bps through a small powerhead and also some Lilaeopsis chinensis I just got from the sns. I can't wait for it to fill in.



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The addition of co2 has the plants growing like crazy.

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I've added a little juncus repens collected locally along with a random unidentified plant that hitchhiked with it. I also got a diffuser, drop checker, and I've slowly added some more neons.

I also did some trimming.




The hitchhiker has grown really quickly. Anyone know what it is?

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New female blue ram. Its really hard to capture her coloring but it's really intense and keeps getting better day by day. If I can keep her alive for a while I might get a male and hope they pair up.

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I really like the look of your tank

I really like the look of your tank.. keep up the good work..
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