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post #211 of 463 (permalink) Old 10-21-2012, 03:32 AM
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Ooh I love your Moss rainforest tank.
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Thanks!

Aside from trimming the moss every week, it's a low-maintenance tank for sure.

I do need to move a few Amanos to the tank to clean up a mess of clado patches but other than that, it's enjoyable. May do that once I decide upon using the 2213 or buying a 2217.
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Bro. Where'd you get those sponge filters? Evil bay? Aquabid? Amazon? Etc?
You can get some Ebay for a few dollars and no shipment charge. Just have to be certain that they can be powered by a pump and not canister filter.
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May do that once I decide upon using the 2213 or buying a 2217.
The eheim canister filters are my favorite. So quiet. I got a 2232, new, for $60 on Ebay.
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Dude man, you just made me want to switch to STS now.
Safe-T-Sorb sucks carbonates out of the water like a vacuum. Trickerie post 3

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The duckweed roots in my RCS tank are out of control!




Many consider duckweed a pest, I consider it awesome.
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post #217 of 463 (permalink) Old 11-03-2012, 07:44 PM Thread Starter
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Breaking News: I fell in love with a 33gal long (48ishx12ishx12ish) and feel like I need one to replace one of the 20Ls. Ruh ro.

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Think I'm growing tired of the Akadama PRL tank. So here's my plan over the next month or two:

Gonna move my Cherries to a new 10gal I've got cycling (there will also be small Cories in the tank). Then ditch the Shrimp Stratum in the Cherry tank, replace it with a bag of Azoo Plant Grower Bed I've got on-hand. Make sure everything is good to go for a few weeks and then move all the PRLs into that tank. Aesthetic of the Akadama is nice but I'm ready for something darker to keep my PRLs on.

The current PRL tank will be shut down. I'll ditch the Akadama to use it for other things and replace it with Safe T Sorb, most likely. Plan to keep either Super Tigers or Tangerines and won't be too concerned about buffering.
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nice lookin shrimps, if you ever want to sell some shrimp let me know, my 33g long may need some soon
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Wow what a feeding frenzy!!

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vvDO: My Om Nom Nom foods tend to do that. They're feeding on Complete Veggie in those photos.

biogenetic40379: Currently only selling them locally. May offer them on the forum in a month or two, though.
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As much as I hate to do it, looks like I'm going to have to thin the PRL herd even further. Shipping shrimp is no fun (this is me complaining about my First World problems). Always anxious about them arriving alive even if packed perfectly.

In other news: I isolated a couple Cherries with interesting patterns with hopes of seeing some cool offspring.

And how on earth did I hit 5,000 posts so quickly? Dang.
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post #224 of 463 (permalink) Old 11-20-2012, 08:32 PM Thread Starter
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Still love my Cherry Shrimp:



PRLs really love nomming on all the gunk growing beneath the Akadama in the front of the tank:



Juvies growing up:



They tend to obliterate Alder Cones, as you can see above.

Why I love sponge filters:



They're shrimp magnets!
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Am in the process of starting a new 20L for my PRLs (have been selling them and thinning out the herd) and am debating substrate.

The internal debate: order two bags of Aquasoil or order a single bag of Plant Grower Bed to go with the bag of it I've already got.

Gut says Aquasoil, the cheapskate inside says the other stuff. Only time will tell what happens. Heh.
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