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post #1 of 34 (permalink) Old 09-15-2011, 12:44 AM Thread Starter
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10g Rcs resurrection to 29G

So, im going to start a shrimp tank. It appears i've caught the fever. I don't blame anyone. I've seen shrimp and now they are cool to watch. SOOOO
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1/8 inch layer of Peat
1-1/2 inch layer of osmocote organic topsoil
1/2 layer of tan gravel
4 pieces of manzanita (thanks plantbrain)
a spare roll of matte black vinyl car wrap
spare aqueon 20 with spong filter
spare heater
18 inch flexible bubble wand and 1 gallon air pump
diy c02

laying the dry wood in. More pics to come soon
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As of last sunday i added a few plant trimmings and what was left of my emmersed growth into this tank AND yesterday i moved all my shrimp over!!!!
i had 20 little babies stored in a 1 gallon over the past month while i set this thing up.
soil has leached most of the good stuff and everything is balanced

so now with a few floating plants and one ludwigia repens broadleaf floater that came up when i took the shot

emmersed plants will be moved after the new aquatic growth gets trimmed off
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I like the looks of your tank. subbed.
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well to give an update then. i didn't seal the black vinyl coat on the back very well it seems and i ended up peeling it off the other day. my ludwigia i've trimmed twice now and my wisteria has reached the water surface in two locations. thinned the floaters the other day.
moss is growing slower than poop but that's expected. ludwigia glandulosa didn't make the emmersed transition. i will be trying it again when i take clippings from the main tank
the emmersed crypts have grown just fine
looks more like a jungle than a scape but my scrimp are happy and breeding.. have had a few berried females let their eggs hatch will be selling scrimp soon enough
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Just curious how is the tank going?

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post #6 of 34 (permalink) Old 07-10-2012, 03:54 AM
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That sounds like it's going pretty good, Ludwigia glandulosa doesn't like to grow under water anyway and they'll love the moss. I just noticed how old this journal was so there must be a reason you haven't followed up with more photos, is it still growing and producing shrimp.
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i guess i am do for an update LOL

tank is doing great. i've now figuredo ut my high 8.0 or higher ph is due to additives from the treatment facility. i still dunno what they use but my kh is only 5.. aqwuasoil on my main tank only gets it down to 7.2 LOL

this tank has been converted frm dirt due to anearobic spots. .they were BAD

but ni shrimp loses from it so that was a plus!
running a MARINELAND SINGLE BRIGHT led fixture that has modified sticky SMD strips on it for extra light. no C02. fert once per week and 50% water change per week
PH drop is accomplished by IAL currently however a peat water filter may be in order. idea taken from (Getochkn)

second shot is scrimp munching on repshy shrimp souflette
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That sounds like it's going pretty good, Ludwigia glandulosa doesn't like to grow under water anyway and they'll love the moss. I just noticed how old this journal was so there must be a reason you haven't followed up with more photos, is it still growing and producing shrimp.
ludwigia glandulosa grows PHENOMINAL in my 29

here is an old shot i had some algae and poor color at the time
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looks great!
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looks great!
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Awesome driftwood!

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Looks cool dude. That a lot of RCS, how many did you start off with?

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Looks cool dude. That a lot of RCS, how many did you start off with?
12

thats not all either.. there are probably 40% more grazing elsewhere
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the tank is pretty well matured at this point. im trying to get DHG to fill in. so far its working out nicely if slowly
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