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post #16 of 121 (permalink) Old 01-04-2011, 11:25 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks reynolds brad! I can't wait for it to grow in!

I have a few plants floating in the tank that I have deals with for trades coming up this weekend. Found quite a few cherry shrimp feeding on the surface while hanging from the plants. Maybe I need to feed them!



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That's a really cool pic of your shrimp! But are you sure your CO2 isn't too high? Or an ammonia spike or something? I'm getting a gut feeling that that's not "normal" behavior...

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Out of all the shrimp in the tank, maybe 200+, there are only about 15 or so up there. I have had them feeding at the surface before on floating plants. I don't think that the CO2 is too high but I don't have a way too test it. All the other shrimp are acting normal along with the pair of BN plecos.

I have not checked nor do I have a way to check for ammonia right now. I kept my filter going going on another tank and the gravel stayed moist during the change of tank. Should be safe.

Should probably pick up a test kit just to be sure.
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That picture is hysterical! I totally want that as a poster now.

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Stocking update:

Last night I added four Corydoras ehrhardti. I got them on a trade for a few plants. Later this month I will be picking up a fifth fish.

I am thinking of getting rid of the Bristlenose plecos. They have been doing some bulldozing around the rock work and spreading the flourite around on the sand. I have had the breeding pair for 3-4 years and hate to see them go but I think it is a must. Maybe I can trade them in for some other fish.

Any easy way to get the flourite off the sand and back into the planted area?

I am thinking of doing a school of rummynose tetras and maybe a couple of fish from Uruguay that are similar to North American Darters. I have to see if the guy that the LFS will part with any of them.

I set up a 29G planted tank for the LFS yesterday and came back with some new plants. Pictures will be posted tonight after it gets dark and I can take some nice shots.
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I didn't get to picture taking last night, but being that today is a snow day, I took some pictures this morning.

FTS - January 10 - 11 days after set up


Left Side


Right Side


From the top


New plants from an undisclosed collection location. Looks like Myriophyllum aquaticum and Potamogeton gayi in the first picture.

This one I think is a type of Ludwigia. First with a flash and second with out. The flash shows more a a true color.



Lastly - some bulldozed flourite from the BN plecos
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Looks good! I like how you seperated the plants from the sand. That is a cool idea. Should be easier to keep the sand clean that way, too.
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Thank you SleepyOwl! So far I like the open area with the sand. I just have to figure out an easy way to put the flourite back where it belongs. Maybe a screen?

Any input on the tank is welcome. Thanks for looking!
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How about a few fish pictures?

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Now the little guy is catching on!
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Love that pic with the cherry's all lined up. Lol
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Mini-non-picture update:

Traded off my pair of BN plecos this afternoon. In return I picked up 6 Otos and 8 rummynone tetras. Will get an updated picture tonight or tomorrow night depending on when the fish settle in and color back up.
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Just did the weekly water change on the tank. Will have to wait until tomorrow night to get some tank shots in. Too many bubbles right now to do so. For the time being, here are some fish pictures. The rummynose were still pretty stressed out due to just being introduced less than an hour before the picture. They really colored up today. I really enjoy how tight they school together.

First - here are a couple of the cory cats. They are often hanging out near the rock work. Ever once in a while they are stacked up next to each other on a rock in the back of the tank.



New otos! I haven't kept these guys in years. I love how they are active all the time. Much unlike the BN I traded off. I looked on planet catfish to try to figure out their species but I didn't see anything that fit. They have a bit of a hooked dorsal fin and the tail fins almost seem more extended than I remember.



Last one. Here are the stressed out rummynose. I think I need more than 8 of them. Maybe 12-15? What do you guys think? I am thinking of doing another group of tetras too. Not sure what yet. Maybe some wild stuff from Uruguay that I have asses to. They are similar to Bloodfin Tetras.
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Just a quick full FTS to show the growth for day 18 and the rummynose colored up. Still need the rotala to grow a bit. Will start trimming some of the stems next week.

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Questions, comments, concerns, and/or suggestions are welcome.....
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Nice! I love all of the blyxa.

Looks great. And LOL @ those cherry shrimp... i've never seen them do that before! That's cool.



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