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post #76 of 462 (permalink) Old 03-26-2012, 06:48 PM Thread Starter
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There's so much I'm not sure what to do with it all.

Gonna tie big bunches of it to rock and attach some to a Mattenfilter. That'll still leave me with plenty to attach to random wood and hide behind rock in other tanks.
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First - ignore the dirty glass. Thought I'd update these three tanks.

The cherry tank is going swell. Dozens of berried shrimp. All those white specks? They're apple snails.



The Akadama tank:



I think I'm bringing home about 10-20 CRS for this tank and will order additional shrimp from a couple other sellers to beef up the gene pool.

And my tiny little moss tank is growing in like woah:



All those Ramshorns have laid eggs so I'll be moving a bunch to my balcony container pond in a few weeks. It's had about a dozen Apple Snails and a few female Endlers in it all winter (it's heated) so these will be a nice addition.
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Not sure why people are harping so hardcore on Fluval Shrimp Stratum lately. I'm beginning to believe it's just groupthink/people freaking out over what they've heard from someone else who heard something. Complete silliness.

This is my 9th or 10th time using it and I have at least 100 juvie Cherries. In the CRS tank I've got at work, I counted easily 40 juvies. People must be doing something crazy with this substrate to have had less than solid experiences.

Just wanted to throw that out there for folks who have been reading negative reviews. Take them with a grain of salt.

As for the Akadama tank... it's been flooded for two weeks. I'm going to run it for at least another two weeks before adding snails. Then I'll bring home some CRS and maybe order some to beef up my blood lines.
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I just got some FloraMax black for my 20L. Hope it's OK for shrimp.

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FloraMax might be a bit big for shrimp to rummage through like they do with lighter substrates like FSS.

Question, what size air pump do you have running on those 4 sponge filters?
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audioaficionado: Floramax will be fine for shrimp. It doesn't always hold up as well as I'd like it to but I still use it in a few tanks.

jkan0228: Output is 3.4 L/M, Pressure is 20.46 kPa, has two outlets, rated for up to 60gal. There are tons of them on the market but Fusion are my favorite because of their price point.
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What is the plant that is floating? I like the roots. Also you have 3 good looking tanks.
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Thanks! Unfortunately, this is just part of one rack. There are ten other tanks running here at home. And... so many in my office that I won't offer a number. Multiple Tank Syndrome is a serious disease.

The floaters are: duckweed, giant duckweed, salvinia, frogbit, some riccia here and there.

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Ok thanks. Ya MTS is a serious disease lol.
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audioaficionado: Floramax will be fine for shrimp. It doesn't always hold up as well as I'd like it to but I still use it in a few tanks.
What doesn't hold up?

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I guess "hold up" wasn't a great choice of words.

I meant that it just gets grungy-looking after four or five months - as does Eco-Complete. It holds its shape fine. The rough texture of the two products collect more detritus, I think.
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Just checked on the Cherry tank to find about a dozen juvies hitching a ride on an Apple Snail. And about 20 baby Apple Snails hitching a ride, as well. It's great when a tank finally gets to that point.
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So if you could upgrade to a pump rated for 75 or 100G? Would you?
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Nope. The pump I'm using on each tank is overkill. I probably could just used one for both tanks combined.

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Thanks.

You should take a video to show this "overkill"
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