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post #286 of 362 (permalink) Old 02-11-2013, 06:34 PM
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Which tank? There are two in this particular thread.
Both the goldens and PRL. Everytime I compare mine to yours Im like why does mine look smaller lol
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post #287 of 362 (permalink) Old 02-11-2013, 08:49 PM Thread Starter
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Ha - thanks.

Though, I think my tanks are proof that it doesn't take much effort to make something look semi-decent.
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post #288 of 362 (permalink) Old 03-17-2013, 05:27 PM Thread Starter
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Moss in the Golden tank just won't quit:



Don't let anyone tell you the cheapy BeamsWork fixtures are bad for this tank - check the algae out:



Need to add more floaters to dim things.

Also time to ditch the Fissidens log, as it's not looking so swell these days. Maybe time to add some lava rock with Riccia all over it.
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Been a couple weeks since I last updated but nothing has changed. Think it's nearly time for shrimp breeding to begin, though.
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Finally - a Nitrite reading on the new tank. It's been processing ammonia but this is the first time I've caught Nitrite. Looks like it's really going to be where I want it when the time comes to add shrimp.
just caught this but was wondering if you can clarify the specific reasoning for this observation? where do you want your readings to be by the time you add shrimps?
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Not sure what you're asking.

Are you asking why it took a while for Nitrites to show up? If so, it's because they weren't in abundance enough to be read by my test kit.

I've already added shrimp - that was a comment in November. You shouldn't put shrimp in a tank until there's zero ammonia, zero nitrite and until you have nitrates below 10 (ideally as close to zero as possible). My remarks weren't about 'readings' when it came to adding shrimp. They were about the whole environment within the tank - biofilm, microcritters, algae, all the good stuff that comes with having an aged tank that can support sensitive shrimp.

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just caught this but was wondering if you can clarify the specific reasoning for this observation? where do you want your readings to be by the time you add shrimps?
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nvm, found my answer.


anyways, gonna go pick up another one this weekend ever reading your thread again. i initially sold my first one because i was looking to keep my addiction under control but...nope. not happening.

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been gone for awhile..

came back for a visit.. looks great!!
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been gone for awhile..

came back for a visit.. looks great!!
+1, being someone who can never get moss to grow I truly appreciate it haha.
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holy moss those tanks are sweet
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If you can't get moss to grow, it's usually something to do with temperature and flow.

Keep temps low and flow nice and it'll happen if you give it time.
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Tank one is in need of another moss trim:



Riccia has exploded, as well:



And let's just say the Christmas Moss is not growling slowly in the least:



Gotta do a major trim and clean up the front glass.
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Super nice! I am done setting mine up now. Hope my mosses get like that soon. What is ur tanks temperature normally?
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All my shrimp tanks range from 68-72ish. Room temperature is usually around 67-68, year round.
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Berried mamas everywhere.

Looks like I'm going to have to thin the Golden/Snow White herd a bit by moving some to other tanks.
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