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post #271 of 304 (permalink) Old 03-23-2013, 02:36 AM
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I think your tank looks great and so does the shrimp! I got rid of my DWL in the 3g too because the roots got very long/big and made the tank look terrible. Got sick of trimming them. Now I just have Salvinia minima.

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I think your tank looks great and so does the shrimp! I got rid of my DWL in the 3g too because the roots got very long/big and made the tank look terrible. Got sick of trimming them. Now I just have Salvinia minima.
Just like me then! Haha. Thanks for the compliment. I take pride in the way this tank looks, but it has looked better since I kinda just let things fall where they may. What is the link to your three gal?

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I like where it's headed MABJ. Happy you got rid of the DWL, they overpowered the overall look. The cholla looks good in the back corners, that's what I was going to suggest as I read through your thread. The one in the front, it might look ok now while it's new, but I'd move it, it looks too unnatural. Otherwise, awesome update! And I noticed the thicker substrate, as before I thought it looked a bit small for my taste. Your PFR's look GREAT! Super red already. Keep it coming my friend.

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Thanks very much.

I'll work on a place to move it. I was GOING to lay it down flat in the very back, but my grass plant (no clue what it is LOL) sent off a shooter and it is very cute back there.

Kudos to Speedy, man! I really like them too ATM. There's one male I would cull now, but I don't want to start the culling chop before I have a base of shrimp to work with.

Keep me posted on when you start yours!!

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I'm very frustrated at why my shrimp want in these darn HOBs...... I found one that must have been dead for over a day.

I caught others trying to get into the HoB to get rid of the ammonia source.

Grr. I added some increased protection, I think. We'll see how it works.

After I removed the carcass, they all started zipping around again thankfully.

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It happened a week ago or so, and it was a different tank, but since this was her true happy home, I figured I'd post it here.

After two years and several months of life, the last of my first shrimp I ever bought passed away.

It was a peaceful death.

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Sorry to hear of the passing of the original Shrimp!

Did you have red dwl? I thought I read that way back...?

I am working on my OEBT tank now but need better stock, than the ones I got recently, still little babies and young-uns still. Ended up getting sent all light and blonde and a couple eggs, I think!

The moss on your driftwood arch piece looks great. Still love the rocks too.

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Sorry to hear of the passing of the original Shrimp!

Did you have red dwl? I thought I read that way back...?

I am working on my OEBT tank now but need better stock, than the ones I got recently, still little babies and young-uns still. Ended up getting sent all light and blonde and a couple eggs, I think!

The moss on your driftwood arch piece looks great. Still love the rocks too.
Hey that's ok

I have red root floaters, but no red dwarf water lettuce.

I tied the DW moss super tight and some of it is browning, but I hope it'll grow in much tighter because of it. We'll see!

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Sad to hear of your OG shrimp passing MABJ. She lived a happy life foraging the beautiful environment you created. RIP.

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Sad to hear of your OG shrimp passing MABJ. She lived a happy life foraging the beautiful environment you created. RIP.
Hehe thanks. They got me into shrimping, so I'll always remember them.

Hopefully when this confusing tank gets a big switch up it'll still be beautiful!

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Thank you for the clarification on the dwl.

Also maybe trim the moss a little short to keep some good light.

Lately I have been toying with the light coming up from the bottom of the tank for better light at the substrate.

Using clearish bucket to store excess plants for almost 4 months giving them light from the top and also moving the aquarium light to the floor and shoot the light straight through the bottom. Have duckweed and Salvinia Minima on tops.

Maybe you could decoratively clamp and point a light from the lower area below the shelf it sits on directly UP into the moss or dim area to give it a little love?

Asked for some input from a few people on the submerge-able led lights maybe for below in the aquarium for hard to get to dark "covered" areas. No one seems to have done it. I have lots of Salvinia Minima and it blocks a lot of light! The moss doesn't need much light so even getting a little extra from a nearby light should help.

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I do not believe it is for lack of light that it is browning. Some mosses hate being tied close together. Fissidens, christmas moss will brown for sure when crammed together.

It'll grow and adjust to the environment I've given it.

In this tank, I NEED floaters to block light, as algae readily forms in the shallow water.

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Good point...my lighting is still upgraded bulbs, but stock. lol

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I do not believe it is for lack of light that it is browning. Some mosses hate being tied close together. Fissidens, christmas moss will brown for sure when crammed together.

It'll grow and adjust to the environment I've given it.

In this tank, I NEED floaters to block light, as algae readily forms in the shallow water.

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I am going to order a Deep Blue 18inch this weekend and have a 18inch finnex ray 2 and was wondering if anybody new how to make the light dimmer besides mounting it higher? Maybe put a screen over the light?
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I am going to order a Deep Blue 18inch this weekend and have a 18inch finnex ray 2 and was wondering if anybody new how to make the light dimmer besides mounting it higher? Maybe put a screen over the light?
This probably isn't the best thread for your question. Nonetheless, I think you have the right idea. You can buy some cheapo aluminum screen / mesh wire from the hardware store.

Alternatively, the transparent splash guard for the Finnex LED lights is just a thin piece of plastic. You could probably also buy tinted plastic with the same thickness/dimensions from Tap Plastics and replace the cover.
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