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post #16 of 19 (permalink) Old 01-27-2012, 08:25 PM Thread Starter
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Well, i took a better look at my tank, and found even more algae than i thought. I have identified 3 so far.

1) Staghorn Algae (on plants)
2) Green Spot Algae (on plants)
3) Hair Algae (on glass)

I got rid of the Stag and Green Spot by cutting the leaves/plant that hosted them. I got rid of the Hair Algae by scraping it off with a sponge.

I have not yet preformed a water change. Should i?
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post #17 of 19 (permalink) Old 02-10-2012, 03:11 AM Thread Starter
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A few updates. Algae has now become manageable. Most died out after the cycle finished. I got my red cherry shrimp 2 days ago. 1 day shipping. The bag was freezing cold and I thought they were all dead. But thankfully, there were no losses.

Here is a video.
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post #18 of 19 (permalink) Old 02-12-2012, 02:05 PM
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How are your plants doing? Any signs of new growth?

Also in your video I like how all your shrimp are crowding on top of the zucchini slice and then you see only one hanging on the bottom of it having it all to him/her self.
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post #19 of 19 (permalink) Old 05-26-2012, 04:04 AM
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i'd love to see an update.

Only dead fish swim with the stream.

30 gallon planted
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