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Looks like you need some plants, pm me if you want any rotala Vietnam, just pay shipping I'll send you a bunch

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Thanks!

It's just getting going good. I moved everything from my old 2.5 gallon over. Including 90% of the water, and floated my old filter media in the new one to jumpstart the cycling process. Its been going for about 2 weeks with only 1 shrimp lost. But noticeable color change, growth and several exo removals.

The 1 that left the mortal coil was the only one that was almost clear when the shipment arrived so I'm guessing the shipping stress was too much to aclimate to a new tank.

I also have 2 berried. 1 with brownish colored eggs (that were a greenish tint) and 1 with bright yellow eggs. The one was berried when they arrived and the other I just noticed berried on Tues. or Wed. so I guess I'm about to have ALOT of baby shrimps.


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New Pics (3-11-11)

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The one thing I dislike about your tank is the artificial deco. But hey if the shrimps are happy, then it's good.
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The one thing I dislike about your tank is the artificial deco. But hey if the shrimps are happy, then it's good.

**Fake Deco is Gone**

Only plants and items occuring naturally in the tank (or going in the tank) now. I took these pics before I changed my mind on the hardscape.

2x Banana Plant

Softball sized wad of Java Moss

4" Argentine Sword bunch

8" Argentine Sword bunch

4" Peacock Fern (which is coming out soon to *spruce up*)

<I *had* a cave in there with moss tied to it but the shrimp didn't care for it at all so I took it out.>

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You pmed me about your foreground, what light do you have? Are you using co2 ? Fertz?? Do you wan a grass foreground?


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A ton of new photos! New location for the tank, new night lighting :)



























































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lol I think I broke the thread...
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You pmed me about your foreground, what light do you have? Are you using co2 ? Fertz?? Do you wan a grass foreground?
<Lighting: I'm using the PC13 fixture for the Finnex 4g
It's the 2pin deal about 6" long. I forget the K rating but its up there 6.5-7K range I'm sure.

I'm also using the Paintball CO2 setup at ~1bps.

Fert Schedule: 7 drops of Aqueon plant food per day. I was gonna use SeaChem Flourish but it has copper in it and I have a well.>


I really wanna grow HC but that won't happen in this tank. There's just not enough light to keep it low and fluffy. Even with the indirect sunlight I think it would probably get leggy.


Maybe... if I have my way..
Right now I'm doing a massive spring cleaning and I've almost tossed enough junk to get a 20L to go beside of this tank on my dresser The whole thing is 50" across! The finnex is 14" counting the tabs that stick off the side of the PC13 fixture legs. A 20L is 31"ish so that leaves me with about 5" of play room.

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Ok
This tank now only has

5 shrimp
1 small banana plant
1 stem of some unknown plant
a pea sized blob of java moss scattered

sigh..
I pulled every other plant that was in it out, along with the CO2 system and put all that in my 29g to fill it with plants.

I'm going to be pulling out the banana and the stem as soon as I get some decent amounts of moss to go in here.

Just don't know what kind.. Java or Flame or Christmas...

I need LOW tech, No CO2, PC13w light on 10.5hr timer with blacked out back and side to kill all ambient light from the window

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...Looking for a decent piece of Driftwood too...

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Got some free moss from the LFS today when I bought 6 Otos for my other tank.

Plopped it in but haven't done much else to this tank.. I'm frustrated at the cycle that seems to never be ending.. I don't want to see my last 5 shrimp die but I don't want to put them in the 29 to just be Tetra food either...



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50% Water Change... Homemade Tree

Made this "tree" it looks ok I guess..

Did a 50% water change, got my parameters back in check







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New Scape.. 95% Moss tank :) Shrimptastic

So I got my order of Flame Moss in from ryndisher

This stuff was so pretty it called for a TOTAL revamp of my 4g
Moved the last 5 shrimp into my 29 g (Matrix) ((they hauled it for the java moss))

I got some pics but the water is super cloudy.. Having to weight my homemade driftwood down until it waterlogs. I can't wait for this moss to start growing out and filling in..
This tank is gonna be so Bad Azz! I have a moss/driftwood cave made.. once it fills in this tank is going to be a cherry paradise

*I hope*

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