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h4n 3rd Journal - "The PFR/Tiger Farm"

Hello Everyone,

Here is my 3rd journal.

Some info:

This was my first tank back into the hobby, So i used whatever I had left from the hobby. Well Everything was fine for about 2 months, then I seen a decrease in my shrimps breeding... noticed a few seed shrimps... then more and more..
then I noticed a bunch of my dead shrimps were being pulled down into the substrate.. come to find out there was a bunch of tubifex worms..ewww
So I redid the tank this weekend..
It was a high tech pressurized co2... now i'm going w/o co2 with min. fertz and excel.

Anyways here is the specs:

"The PFR/Tiger Farm"

Tank:

Regular 10gal

Equipment:

RenaStar XP1
AH Supply retrofit kit into stock hood (coralife 10k 36watt bulb)
Marineland Stealth 50 watt heater

Substrate:

Orginally it had : Schultz Aquatic soil

Now:

Top: Fluval shrimp stratum
Bottom: Rootmedic Complete plus, Iron Intense, Tourmaline-P Caps

Hardscape:

Cholla wood
Manzanita driftwood

Fauna:

Coming soon:
PFR
Tigers
Super Tigers

Currently:
Few PFR
2x Amano shrimps
4x Otos cats

Flora:

Most are in there, some will be in there when i get time!

Glosso
Erio Parkeri
Anubias nana 'Petite'
Narrow java fern
Trident java fern
Java fern
Bolbitus (smaller version)
Taiwan moss
X-mas moss
Java moss
Weeping moss
Peacock moss
Flame moss
Fissiden
Round pelia
Mini Pelia
Nano Marimo balls
Marimo ball
Amazon frogbit
Hygroryza aristata

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Before the redo:



After:








thanks for looking

-Han

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Gross. A wall of text with no pictures LOL

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Gross. A wall of text with no pictures LOL
I was thinking the same thing.

Op I think next time you should wait till you can upload pics right away, any rioting will be on your hands

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its because if i dont it will never happen. I half to spilt my stuff up so when i get home I and upload and boom done... or it will never happen lol.
Alot easier to add text at work, then go home and upload... since i cant upload at work lol.
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Specs look good! Can't wait to see the pictures. Old tank sounds like it was rough. Also, sounds like something out of a horror movie with the worms pulling the shrimp down. Yikes.
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Specs look good! Can't wait to see the pictures. Old tank sounds like it was rough. Also, sounds like something out of a horror movie with the worms pulling the shrimp down. Yikes.
Ya it was gross, I don't know what killed the shrimps but after they died the worms wanted them badly!

I over feed the tank bad when I first set it up.
Being back to hobby I forgot shrimps only eat a little and I was trying a bunch of new foods.

Oh well I love it now! Even thought there isn't much a aquascape.

I will get the pictures!
I also snap a few pictures of my 2.5g
I try and get that one up tonight also!
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777 posts Han! Aren't you supposed to be working LOL.

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i'm lol!

my job is all about waiting.
Hit start wait 2 hrs lol
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I want a job like that.

Seriously though, can't wait to see the pics. I am getting ready to setup a new tank too for shrimp. Just finished building the stand, the frame anyways. Not sure when/if I'll skin it.

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I want a job like that.

Seriously though, can't wait to see the pics. I am getting ready to setup a new tank too for shrimp. Just finished building the stand, the frame anyways. Not sure when/if I'll skin it.
haha yes kind of boring sometime lol

cool cant wait to see that tank!
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Most of the time I am on this site is while I am at work, always to much to do at the house but never enough to do at work.

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Most of the time I am on this site is while I am at work, always to much to do at the house but never enough to do at work.
yes! See same as me. That's why if I dont start the journal here then finish it when I get home, it will never get done haha
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