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post #91 of 97 (permalink) Old 03-29-2013, 10:14 PM
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Cool thread and an awesome project.

I can recommend you try ADA Amazonia as a substrate for plant growth, it is amazing.
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post #92 of 97 (permalink) Old 03-31-2013, 01:46 PM Thread Starter
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Well...tank is all cleared out. Removed a ton of snails. Still have a few more to get this morning as I spied when the lights came on but nothing major. Found some egg sacks on the glass to remove as well.

As for shrimp, I have relocated the C. thams. I also have a small Tangerine Tiger project in this tank as well. My TT's threw a couple of white/clear tigers with orange eyes. I've seperated all them and put them in this tank. So there are a total of (6) of these shrimp in this tank now.

Today I will do some more gravel vac'ing and washing off the plants to put back in. I'm in the market for some small flat(ish) driftwood as well to build a ledge.
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Great thread! What is a good source for Otos?
Thanks. Msjinkzd is an excellent source

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Incredible thread, I just read it all. Thanks for keeping us updated even without success yet. Im keeping my fingers crossed for you!
Thank you and thanks for reading

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How can you sex otos? .... Is there a way to tell when they have reached sexual maturity?
Males are smaller and more slender. The ladies will be larger and have more of a "girlish" figure.

As for sexual maturity, I have found that they can reach this as early as a few months.

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I can recommend you try ADA Amazonia as a substrate for plant growth, it is amazing.
I tried the Aquasoil I before. Wound up pulling it out as the tank just never cleared and only got worse over time. Couldn't take it any more. Maybe was just a bad batch or something. Most of my tanks now have SMS it. Works awesome if I must say. Unfortunately, you can't find it anymore and I'm down to my last bag.
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That could possibly be one of the two older types of amazonia? ADA stopped making those and came out with new amazonia which gets better reviews.
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That could possibly be one of the two older types of amazonia? ADA stopped making those and came out with new amazonia which gets better reviews.

Hmm...I'll have to look at that then.
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Mega bump. Ive read this entire thread, simply inspiring! I have a catfish exclusive tank atm and i love it this way!

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