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post #16 of 264 (permalink) Old 01-09-2012, 02:57 AM
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Thanks, guys! Waiting to get some shrimps from you, Nick!
Oh yeah, and what'll those shrimp be bro lol.
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Some black tigers and K14s maybe? By the way, do you have a C. Hudoroi to spare? I got two about a month ago but they're RIP status now. =[
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Some black tigers and K14s maybe? By the way, do you have a C. Hudoroi to spare? I got two about a month ago but they're RIP status now. =[
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Looks awesome. Makes me want to start a shrimp only tank now.

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LOVE THE HC! Looks awesome heavily carpeted!
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Such crisp pics! Very nice indeed. Keep us posted!
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Looks awesome. Makes me want to start a shrimp only tank now.
What's stopping you?!

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LOVE THE HC! Looks awesome heavily carpeted!
Thanks! It wasn't as painful as I expected after the initial setup. I'm surprised it's still so healthy considering I don't dose fertilizers or use CO2 anymore.

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Thanks! Working on getting better equipment for better shots!
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any algae issues with that light? its seems like its way overrated for this tank, but ive seen a few members using the same setup with great success.
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any algae issues with that light? its seems like its way overrated for this tank, but ive seen a few members using the same setup with great success.
Yes, that light is way more than what's necessary for this tank, but I was using it for another tank and subsequently replaced that one with something else, so this tank got the "hand-me-down."

I didn't have many algae issues at the beginning but then neglected the water change for a few weeks and now I have some BBA. Trying to dose a little Excel to help it out but it'll take some time to clear. I just don't want to dose too much Excel and harm the shrimps.

To be honest, I haven't heard great reviews in regards to the CoraLife lights. Seems like some people are running into premature failures on the units. So far so good on this one.
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Are you not worried about crossing at all mate? I mean I know the TT's won't cross with the crystals but what about the oebt's? They could cross with the tt's or the crystals(although I know they probably won't with the crystals but maybe the TT's..)

I wouldn't add any k14's as they've been selectively bred to breed 99% true.. And black tigers will definitely mess with oebt's for sure..

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I like the tank and you're current shrimp selection, keep it up!
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This little tank looks great!! May I ask where you got the HC. I know it's not that hard to find but my LFS's don't have any and would love to get some.
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Nice looking tank man. That hc looks so clean and algae free

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Are you not worried about crossing at all mate? I mean I know the TT's won't cross with the crystals but what about the oebt's? They could cross with the tt's or the crystals(although I know they probably won't with the crystals but maybe the TT's..)

I wouldn't add any k14's as they've been selectively bred to breed 99% true.. And black tigers will definitely mess with oebt's for sure..

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I like the tank and you're current shrimp selection, keep it up!
Not very worried because this tank is, in a way, a holding tank. I keep everyone in there until they stabilize and grow older, then move them around to different tanks (I have 8 other tanks). I see your point though, and I thank you for your insight.

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This little tank looks great!! May I ask where you got the HC. I know it's not that hard to find but my LFS's don't have any and would love to get some.
Thanks! I bought HC from various forums. Some I had better success than others. I bought a few batches which were emerged and didn't have much luck submerging them. From my experience, I'd stay away from any emerged HC unless you really know what you're doing with them. I'm actually selling them on a thread in the SnS. PM me if you're interested.

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Nice looking tank man. That hc looks so clean and algae free
Thanks, Xue! The HC is clean but the rocks are a wreck. I really need to get ride of the BBA that's all over the place.

Anyone wanna take a stab at what this plant is?
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Crypt sp.... bullosa
I wish it was a Bullosa! I think my ultimate goal in life is to have enough C. Bullosas to make a salad. LOL J/K.. What made you guess that?
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