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post #76 of 114 (permalink) Old 01-19-2013, 10:58 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks! Yeah the flame moss needs a major trim. I want to sell some off but since I don't have heat packs, I'm just waiting till slightly warmer temps.. got a few people that hit me up for some. But for now, I don't mind its afro-rockstar look.. I mean it looks super healthy.. haha

As for the algae, things have seemed to balance out. There's a little here and there but nothing too bad. Glad I didn't resort to chemical warfare and used some patience instead.. LOL
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Yeah. That was probably the better option Stuff is looking good now though. Can't wait to flood mine and see it with plants, glass pipes, and all.
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I believe one of my Rili Shrimp has formed a saddle! This is my first attempt at shrimp so I'm excited at the prospect of them breeding! FINALLY (keeping my fingers crossed)!

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Big shout-outs to h4n - Excellent Filter Guard!

So I've added Tangerine Tigers to my tank about a week ago. 2 of the females are already berried! The Tangerine Tigers have acclimated well. No deaths and found some molting going on. Just picked up this product called Remineraliz -P by Brightwell to reconstitute RO water for my future PWC's.

Here's some close up shots of my inverts.






With the female Rili showing a saddle as well, it was apparent that I needed to make these Cal Aqua pipes shrimp-proof...

So I did a little diggin' around and found h4n here on TPT that makes some pretty quality looking filter guards... It was cheaper than the Gush filter guards, and specified some pretty impressive materials that it should last...
Here's the description:
SS - T-316 Stainless steel wire mesh ( higher level of corrosion resistance than that offered by T-304 Stainless Steel Wire Mesh)

Rubber - Marine grade tubing (wont deteriorate)

Seam - Seam is folded into each other which takes a bit of time to get perfect. Folding the seam won't letting anything get sucked thru the seam part~!!!
Well for $10.50 shipped, I thought this was worth a shot. So the filter guard arrived today with some shrimp spinach tabs (also from h4n)... My initial impression = IMPRESSED!


Here's how it looks on the 13mm pipes:


And the shrimp immediately going after the dried spinach tabs I received with my filter guard
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Re: GLA 6g Rimless 36-L - My First Iwagumi Inspired Scape Journal

Looking good!
It looks nice and sleek in there.

I'm glad they liked the sample spinach.

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Awesome! really love this tank!
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Very nice set up! I think it's crazy how fast algae grows in your tank! It probably means your plants are flying through your nutrients and when they get starved for a few days the algae shows up to take the light they're not using at the moment. Your dosing is spot on for your plant load!
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Thanks everyone for the comments!
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This tank is inspirational. Where are these GLA tanks coming from? I can't find them on their website?
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They had a few left, but I think they are all sold out now. Making room for their new inventory.
I picked one up.
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Thanks JR, glad it inspires you!

Yeah I'm wondering when GLA will restock. It's been quite some time now.
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Tank looks very very nice! love the attension to detail! Keep the pics coming!!!
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Nice updates, it is looking great, nice new shrimp!
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Thanks Chris & Green_Flash! I still have some work to do with this tank...

I'll be hacking away at that Flame Moss soon to get this tank back to its former glory
It needs that balance of color and not be so dominated by the flame moss... So if anyone is interested, you'll soon be seeing some "FS: Flame Moss" in the buy/sell section. I won't have heat packs so minding your weather is a must.

Not too far back it used to look like this:


Now it's this
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Update - FLAME MOSS hair cut!

Well I finally gave in and decided to give my Flame Moss a major trim! With 2 berried Tangerine Tigers and 1 saddled Rili, I decided I needed to do it sooner than later in case little shrimplets are in the moss.

At first I cut the flame moss on the Manzanita, but since the FM was so long, it browned a bit at the base. So I decided to just pull it all off, cut off all the browned FM and re-tie some on the branches. Anyway, I think the FM grows pretty fast in the conditions in this tank.
Note: I now have a TON of Flame Moss to sell. PM if you're interested in some and if it's not too cold where you live since I don't have heat packs.
So here it is... some pics

Before Picture:


and After Picture:


The huge ball of flame moss... it's much bigger, I squeezed it together.


And it's holding box (floating breeder box) in my 10g Dwarf Puffer Tank.
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