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That's how my 75 gallon is. It seems the amanos are constantly berried, to bad the babies wouldn't survive I'd have hundreds and hundreds by now.
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Picked up a couple great pieces of driftwood this week.

Piece one:




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They've got great potential.

Gonna pick up a couple more and then see what I can rig up.
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Wow, really nice wood, espeically digging that 2nd piece. You find them locally?
Wish I could fins stuff that nice around me.

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Ordered it, as mentioned just a couple posts ago.

You're at the mercy of the retailer when you buy online but driftwood is almost always easy to alter into something that looks great.

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Wow, really nice wood, espeically digging that 2nd piece. You find them locally?
Wish I could fins stuff that nice around me.
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For those who askedů

While the magazine doesn't really include information that would be new to anyone with a bit of shrimp experience under their belt, it's tons of fun to read about various breeders in Europe getting into the hobby and how they've progressed. It's just straight email interviews with breeders in both German and English in the first edition. Loved it so much I read it cover to cover as soon as it arrived.



It's not glossy (meaning the quality of the photos suffer slightly when printed on paper with a bit of bleed through) but is definitely worth the $15 price tag because there are no advertisements. I'll probably buy the second edition in September. Looking forward to it.
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Excitement! Just discovered a second berried CBS.
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It's not a dumb idea to move all these shrimp - the CBS, anyway - over to my 45-F in order to restart, right?

It's gonna be a task and a half trying to get these PFRs to adjust to normal Neo params in my 5.5gal.

Have tons of driftwood, 20 liters of Amazonia (only need less than half that), lots of C. parva , Anubias. Need to start planning so I can get this thing converted to Taiwan Bees by winter.
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Feeding time:



Babies everywhere:



Another dang Amano is loaded down with eggs:

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Hey Jake. I started out my morning googling rimless tanks. I literally just spent the entire day reading all your threads. Great tanks. Outstanding scapes. Beautiful shrimp.

I have a question about the way you hung the dble bright on this tank. I saw you bought two zoo med light stands. I think I see you use small black chain to hang the light fixture from the light to the stand, but not clear how you did this. Can you elaborate on any modifications you made to them?

Thanks!
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Thanks! Though, this tank's scape never really suited me. In the planning stages to redo it.

Yep, the light fixture is hung from the hooks with a couple pieces of black chain. Just slid the legs of the LED through the links of the chain and then suspended them with S hooks. No modification at all.
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I've been quietly following your for months :P You're tanks are all incredible, if I'm ever interested in shrimp keeping I know who to come to. Keep it up Jake!
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Perfect, and thank you for that fast reply. I have a Sat LED + I can easily do that with

I think I've decided to redo my rack with two or three 10in Aquatop cubes, and one or two Mr. Aqua 12 g longs. Once that is complete, I'm breaking down two 75g and a 125g and going with a rimless 75g. Prob take a year, but that's fine, the build is the most fun!

When my DH asks "why?" I won't explain to him about our well water driving me nuts, the fact I have to go RO water for my tanks. Nah, I'll just tell him to check out your threads. He'll understand once he sees them. So it's all your fault, but TYVM....I'm getting very excited about my redo's
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You'll love the AquaTop tanks. Probably my absolute favorites.
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Just spent 10,000 hours pulling all the moss and hair algae out of the tank:



Who knew I had so many Anubias?

Looks so much better cleaned up. But I am still excited to redo this whole rig.

Also did the maybe-every-six-months cleaning of the filter and found a handful of PFRs. Again.

Netted out about two dozen PFRs from the tank and am dripping them into my 5.5gal as we speak. Think I'll move the remainder of the PFRs later this week when I move the CBS to my 45-F.

Mostly just excited about finally adding a black background.
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You'll love the AquaTop tanks. Probably my absolute favorites.
Thanks Jake, ordered them last night, they were shipped today, but no tracking number? How long did they take to get to you? I decided to go with their 36 LED clip on light, read some good reviews, none bad so far.

You 12g long is inspiration for when I get to purchasing mine!
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