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Yes, but where are the pics?
Huh? See a few posts above ^^ pic and video!
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Love the tank Frrok. Those pygmys are pretty cute too.
Thanks dude... I really like it too. I just wish there wasn't so much algae. I kind of got sick of trying to battle it with H2O2. I raised the light about an inch but I think I got to go higher now. Then just ride it out clip off infested leaves and see what happens. I dialed back my co2 because I think it was stressing out my shrimps.

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By the way how often do you feed your shrimp?


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Maybe once or twice a week. I try not to feed too much. They graze on biofilm and algae.
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Okay thanks. I've been feeding them once a week so I just wanted to make sure that I wasn't overdoing it.


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10/8 update. The stems are just about ready for another trim. This time I will try to define the shape of the bush a bit more. I'm dosing EI but some of my Ludwigia are show signs of deficiency. Or what I believe to be anyway. Not sure. I've also been trimming leaves from the crypts and sag that are algae infested. So as I result they are a lot thinner. Which should probably be done anyway. To promote new growth. All my pygmies were out and about during the water change yesterday They are awesome! and I lost two more shrimp! They still hide as well! . This morning with lights out I saw three. My numbers are steadily declining. I think my next purchase will be a 3 or 4 gallon cube and start a proper shrimp tank with new co2 and just moss. Ok here is a pic from last night. Notice anything different? Thx for looking.
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Maybe my eyes aren't as sharp, but I don't notice anything new! You got me looking but I didn't find anything, lol.
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Maybe my eyes aren't as sharp, but I don't notice anything new! You got me looking but I didn't find anything, lol.
Cut away that big crypt leaf in the focal point. It was blocking the view of the background stems.
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tank looks nice.

what are you dosing?
IME the most common things to underdose on EI are the gh (Ca and Mg) and Fe.
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tank looks nice.

what are you dosing?
IME the most common things to underdose on EI are the gh (Ca and Mg) and Fe.
EI! Actually my water is soft so I started dosing equilbrium and got my GH up to about 4-5. That could be it.
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tank looks nice.

what are you dosing?
IME the most common things to underdose on EI are the gh (Ca and Mg) and Fe.
Does plantex CSM +B not have enough iron?
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lost a Pygmy Cory today. Due to idiotness on my part. I have steel mesh over my intake to prevent baby shrimp from getting sucked trough the filter. Well so far 2 shrimps and now a Pygmy Cory got stuck on the meah and died. It's because I kind of DIY'd it. I just took it off now since I haven't seem a berries shrimp in a long time. Looks like they are not breeding. But I'm pretty sad today. I really love these cories.
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Get a filter foam block at the lfs. Cut to size, make a hole and slip it over the intake. Or a piece of nylon should work too.
Yeah, those cories are neat.

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Get a filter foam block at the lfs. Cut to size, make a hole and slip it over the intake. Or a piece of nylon should work too.
Yeah, those cories are neat.
Thanks. I got one. Guess throwing it back on for the time being. Just hate the way it looks.
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