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Hey there, take a look at some recent pictures and a video of the tank... I have enjoyed looking through many of the journals here, this forum really has some amazing aquariums!

This is my first and only tank, I definitely want to start more but I won't until I am more stable...

Anyway, it is a fluval spec 5gallon tank, all stock except now that it is cold out I have added an ugly 25w water heater.

Plants:

javafern
javamoss
crystalwort
duckweed
green wendtti
anubias (unknown variety to me)
nana grass
dwarf grass of some sort
1 marimo ball

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4x Red cherry shrimps
1x Dwarf orange crayfish
2x Assassin snails
15+ Tiger endlers of varying maturity
unknown number of pond snails being hunted by the assassins

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^ the last couple are most recent with some new growth and the damn heater installed

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=IuAXLHL_x0I


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Firstly like the tank, but i have to say that door has one of the best paintjobs i have seen in a while very cool indeed.

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post #17 of 57 (permalink) Old 10-26-2012, 05:12 AM Thread Starter
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I hope the landlord likes it
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Found your thread, awesome tank! What's that long grass-like plant? I like the look of it
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thanks man!

I do believe it is val - nana
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+1 on the door, I dig it.

I like the tank it's nice and simple. Reminds me of my first tank. That is before this forum ruined me causing mts
And spending thousands on tanks I am never happy with lol.




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Yeah, I can see how this forum does that... I just got done scaping and planting my little spec 2 tank - had to get it a bit fancier with a CFL and aquasoil and seriyu stones

MTS is a real disease haha
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Lol mts is no joke I currently have 9 tanks, I've had over 25(never had anything less than a 10g and I've only been in the hobby 4 years


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25 tanks? lol Goofball

Andrew you take beautiful pictures

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25 tanks? lol Goofball

Andrew you take beautiful pictures
Maybe I should clarify. I've kept over 25 different tanks never all at once I currently have the most I've had at one time right now at 9


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heh, I wonder if there is treatment for MTS? lol
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sooo craycray my CPO was looking a bit under the weather for a couple weeks now, his last molt went bad and he was missing a main claw (and his antennae remained really short after this too) - this happened like a day after I added my assassin snails (I wonder if one of em attacked him while he was molting?) - but yeah the last couple days he was kinda twitchy and not moving around well one his claws was stuck and like seized a lil vertical....

but I am curious what you guys think about the cause - I wasn't really supplementing the tank for hardness or calicum or anything for shrimps/crays - any advice here? only thing I did was a few weeks back I started giving the tank some fluval shrimp granules.

so yeah, today I found him dead, apparently halfway molted and he just didn't have it to complete the molt :'(

craycray was a loved member of the 5gallon community from the start back in july - may he rest in peace in my pet cemetery - and out of respect I might retire the 5gallon from CPO keeping perhaps indefinitely.





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Nice tank! Sorry to hear about the crayfish. It sounds like the assasins or something harrassed it. If you don't like the heater in the pump chamber, you can just cut out part of the filter sponge and drop it in there, I did that on my spec 2 gallon and it worked out fine. Eventually I replaced the filter altogether with a small filter driven by an airpump, seems to work better than the built in filter
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Hello, sorry about the CPO, he looked like a nice one too. I was reading up on CPO's recently and apparently they are very vulnerable while molting. Your guess about something attacking it may be very well correct.

do you think you will get another, they are so cool.
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Nice tank! Sorry to hear about the crayfish. It sounds like the assasins or something harrassed it. If you don't like the heater in the pump chamber, you can just cut out part of the filter sponge and drop it in there, I did that on my spec 2 gallon and it worked out fine. Eventually I replaced the filter altogether with a small filter driven by an airpump, seems to work better than the built in filter
it is working out pretty good so far... yeah I dunno maybe an assassin messed with him while molting - it was also suggested that perhaps my frequent water changes were irritating him.

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Hello, sorry about the CPO, he looked like a nice one too. I was reading up on CPO's recently and apparently they are very vulnerable while molting. Your guess about something attacking it may be very well correct.

do you think you will get another, they are so cool.
yeah, they are really cool... I dunno I might have to get another one, it is either that or more RCS (only have 4 rcs in there now)
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