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Haha you're the second person to say that. I appreciate the input. I have other pieces of manzy, so I may explore it.

For now, it is a fixture. I like the way it kinda makes the spec a bit of a tree root.

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Haha you're the second person to say that. I appreciate the input. I have other pieces of manzy, so I may explore it.

For now, it is a fixture. I like the way it kinda makes the spec a bit of a tree root.
Which is way cool. It just consumes a lot of scape space and makes it hard to create and sense of scale. But it does seem to be enjoyed by the shrimp which are awesome!


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Haha yeah I do think it violates a few aqua scaping rules. I'll research my pieces of DW and see if I can get a good piece in there.

I also have to work on lowering flow.

Question: with green dust algae, would you leave it like that or wipe off the glass?

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Haha yeah I do think it violates a few aqua scaping rules. I'll research my pieces of DW and see if I can get a good piece in there.

I also have to work on lowering flow.

Question: with green dust algae, would you leave it like that or wipe off the glass?
Rules are for squares lol. The only limitation is your own creativity

I'd wipe it while you're doing a water change and then try to get all the scraped off algae out while you're siphoning


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Hmm I don't really water change.. Unless I see a spike in TDS/change in shrimp behavior.

I was wondering if there was some small algae magnet that could do the trick.

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Hmm I don't really water change.. Unless I see a spike in TDS/change in shrimp behavior.

I was wondering if there was some small algae magnet that could do the trick.
Not that I'm aware off but you could look into a Nimble Nano cleaner. Might be something you'd like. Ive used them on all my nanos and loved em.


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Thanks. I checked it out. I'll give my snails and shrimp some time after I decrease flow, then I'll give that a go.


On decreasing flow, would it be bad to put cotton in the outflow tube? When I ask people what they did to cut flow down, I get suggestions to jam lots of stuff in the cannister chambers.

I don't exactly have tons of materials other than ceramic balls to do that. Any other suggestions!

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Thanks. I checked it out. I'll give my snails and shrimp some time after I decrease flow, then I'll give that a go.


On decreasing flow, would it be bad to put cotton in the outflow tube? When I ask people what they did to cut flow down, I get suggestions to jam lots of stuff in the cannister chambers.

I don't exactly have tons of materials other than ceramic balls to do that. Any other suggestions!

Can't say I've tried I but I've heard of a sponge on the nozzle will work. I'm sure you could rig it up with fishing line or a rubberband


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I just wanted to say I'm fortunate and unfortunate to see this tank in its prime now. I'm unsure about how it will look soon(overgrowth) but super impressed about how it looks now. It really is eye catching in my room.

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I think it look great. I wish I could afford CRS, and that my tanks would look so good.

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I bet you could! It is less expensive than you may think.

You could set up something like this with shrimp for less than $150 with time and patience.

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Man, I love all your tanks. I see the large driftwood as a positive and a negative. Positive is that the way you have it set up it looks nice, negative is just how much space it's taking up, in that space you could do so many different things. I still think it looks good as is though.
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Man, I love all your tanks. I see the large driftwood as a positive and a negative. Positive is that the way you have it set up it looks nice, negative is just how much space it's taking up, in that space you could do so many different things. I still think it looks good as is though.
Thanks a bunch! I'm really glad you find you enjoy my tanks. I enjoy putting them out there for that reason.

I think: why mess with something that works. It gives them some refuge from the flow and gives them a place to climb. It may make up for its cumbersome nature in its unseen hidey holes.

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Moss in your tanks look great . So green. I hope mine will look better soon. The driftwood does take a lot of space, but the shrimp seem to like it and I love how they climb all over it. Good for viewing them.

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Moss in your tanks look great . So green. I hope mine will look better soon. The driftwood does take a lot of space, but the shrimp seem to like it and I love how they climb all over it. Good for viewing them.
Very true. It also gives them some shade on the backside. Haha thanks for your comment

You all will be amazed at the places they can hide in here.

I see 10-12 shrimp one minute then they're almost all gone the next. Lol.

I'll have to do some detailed pictures.

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