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post #151 of 304 (permalink) Old 01-12-2013, 07:59 PM
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and THUS the reason my 6 gallon is on the table!
with wine bottle lights no less!
(okay so that was an upgrade to finnex fugeray lights that weren't cutting it).. but at least my wine bottles NOW match... fixed that issue this week!

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post #152 of 304 (permalink) Old 01-13-2013, 02:22 AM Thread Starter
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Hmmm I have a question for my peeps.

Would I be OK to add an inch or so of substrate?

Would I need to do anythin special to add more Fluval Shrimp Stratum?

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post #153 of 304 (permalink) Old 01-13-2013, 08:41 AM
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People add, remove, and replace substrate all the time. As long as your substrate doesn't leach anything into the tank, and you take your time so you don't smother a shrimp, I wouldn't see any issues with it. I'd watch your parameters for a bit afterwards just in case it causes a mini cycle, but other than that go for it.

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post #154 of 304 (permalink) Old 01-13-2013, 02:46 PM Thread Starter
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Alrighty :/ the tank got wrecked in travel again. I'll spend hours cleaning up.

I think part of the problem is light/not enough substrate.

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post #155 of 304 (permalink) Old 01-13-2013, 03:20 PM
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MABJ... only warning is shrimp get a bit annoyed when you burry them...
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i'm not saying how i know this or anything... it's not like i redo tanks all the time because i'm just THAT fickle... or that i would just randomly pour in shrimp sand because i noticed it's a 'bit off' and burry a shrimp .... nope... not saying that at all...

-- oh, and snails are too dumb to climb out if you burry them (at least mine are) ... not that i have any experience with that either..

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post #156 of 304 (permalink) Old 01-13-2013, 06:50 PM Thread Starter
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Hahaha! Well I'll be careful if I add any. I'll add Netfulls of pre-rinsed FSS.

Should you rinse this substrate?

I'd add a pic of how wrecked the tank got but I'm embarrassed.

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post #157 of 304 (permalink) Old 01-14-2013, 12:10 AM
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don't be embarrassed... PHOTOS. Then you can be proud of before and after!

1 6 gallon
1 2 gallon 8" cube
1 10 gallon endlers tank
1 betta

Here they are http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/al...p?albumid=9625

6 gallon journal
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you can see more photos here the 4 8" cubes are on flicker... will get to their journal at some point (they are fun as they change often)
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How bad is it this time? Surely can't be too bad. As always post pics I love seeing your tanks, destroyed and restored

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I did rinse and add maybe two netfulls of FSS. I may add more to the left side. I like a higher substrate line I think.

I also think I need some more tangerine tigers. I really would like them to breed and be the only shrimp in this tank.

On the move note... No shrimp were harmed, but when everything got screwed up from the move, one tangerine tiger got trapped under a rock.

I moved the rock, out pops a TT lol. White as a ghost shrimp, but he's ok now.

I have an extra portion of moss I'm not using. Any idea what I should do with it? It is too small for a RAOK, I think.

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I didn't see your requests for before pictures, but the stones were upside down unfortunately. I got to work and everything is better now I think hehe.

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Why not put a bit of moss on the right side that rock doesn't look like it's got any. Can't hardly see it because of the roots though <3 those. Or just put some on some mesh and let it grow on the floor?

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You like the roots? :O Just today I was considering removing them. Glad someone said something lol.

The 'needles' get everywhere when the lights are off for a day >:\.

They just get into my substrate and decompose. I'd consider putting some moss on there. Idunno if I'd superglue anymore though. I'd have to think about it.

I like my shrimp colony, but I'd prefer one uniform shrimp colony. Either all red or all orange.

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And just a pic of a berry and my poor recovering cray.



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The moss grew out well on the log, but it never truly attached.

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On an odd and sad (for me) note... I keep all my trimmings and clippings in little water bowls. Tupperware, lids, whatever. So I decided I was done with the half gone floaters, I went to throw it out, as most of them had died over winter break, and I found a dead RCS in there . What the heck?

Ah well. It was only one. I just feel bad I never noticed it for all the times I looked at it..

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post #165 of 304 (permalink) Old 01-17-2013, 05:25 PM
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I'm sorry ...

1 6 gallon
1 2 gallon 8" cube
1 10 gallon endlers tank
1 betta

Here they are http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/al...p?albumid=9625

6 gallon journal
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...208&highlight=


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