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I have a berried tiger and several fresh molts in the tank. Give it a month or so and I may have a few tigers to send your way!
Right on!!!! I can dig it!

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Well. Still no berries for me. Not sure what it is. Perhaps I need to give it time for biofilm and everything to grow. We'll see.

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Loving the tank Mark, but why give ADA any credit? (post topic) It seems you are digging the aquatop tank, give them the credit then instead.


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Loving the tank Mark, but why give ADA any credit? (post topic) It seems you are digging the aquatop tank, give them the credit then instead.
Haha well. It was fully intended to be an ADA tank. I actually was about to purchase one and everything.

Then I dropped a few things here or there. It is almost ADA because it really almost was ADA (I've been wantin' an ADA tank for a while)

Thanks for the compliment. I really like the way this size of tank looks on a dresser.

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Yeah so I got super lazy and I finally filled up my tanks today........
CRS, TB babies all over the place in 2 tanks, more oebt babies too, and blue diamonds.

Pays to be lazy? LOL basically survived in stillwater at 50% water level for a month.
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Yeah so I got super lazy and I finally filled up my tanks today........
CRS, TB babies all over the place in 2 tanks, more oebt babies too, and blue diamonds.

Pays to be lazy? LOL basically survived in stillwater at 50% water level for a month.
I hate you so much right now lol. I don't understand how that's even possible lol. At all..

Ah well. Good for you. I may need to add stock to my blue diamonds. They don't seem to want to breed.

Hope your summer is well ATM :p

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I hate you so much right now lol. I don't understand how that's even possible lol. At all..

Ah well. Good for you. I may need to add stock to my blue diamonds. They don't seem to want to breed.

Hope your summer is well ATM :p
hehe. Yeah the BD's are the most active breeders. My CRS kicked it into high gear. TT's still lead the way by a long shot.
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Oh man. I just figured out why my BD's seemed stressed.. The GH was friggin 16!!!!!!

From zero KH it went to 4 KH. Holy cripe. Something rose the params in there and I'd like to know what. It isn't the rocks.

Well I actually was shooting for an 8gh, 4kh tank, and I was considering getting a salty shrimp product to do it, but I may see how this works. Test once a week and top off with RO daily. See what kind of breeding I get.

After a 50% water swap, filter cleanup, the GH and KH are 8 and 2 respectively. I can live with that. I think it's good for neos and tigers if Nubster ever gets his breeding well enough.

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Yeah, tigers breeding well. BD's aren't. One batch on the ground slowly growing but haven't had much action since. I'm getting some algae growth on the glass now. Almost like diatoms but I wouldn't think I'd be getting that at this point. Not much else going on in my tank. More plants added yesterday to the rip setup. One tiger ready to pop with babies, the other I think might have already. There's some clear babies running around that don't look like BD's.

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Yeah, tigers breeding well. BD's aren't. One batch on the ground slowly growing but haven't had much action since. I'm getting some algae growth on the glass now. Almost like diatoms but I wouldn't think I'd be getting that at this point. Not much else going on in my tank. More plants added yesterday to the rip setup. One tiger ready to pop with babies, the other I think might have already. There's some clear babies running around that don't look like BD's.
Nice work! At least you've got a batch going in BD land. And those tigers are super nice. Whatever happened to that bacterial infection you may have had?

Also-- let me ask you what your thoughts are on max adult pop in here? I may get tigers, may get more BDs? What do you think is a good number if I hope to breed out?

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Well, seems that the shrimp that looked infected must have been the one that died the other day. All BD's are accounted for and no other shrimp look cloudy.

Not sure about numbers. I have 4 BD's now not including babies and got some breeding. Tigers started with 10 and got two berried females. I guess it's just one of those number games, the more you start with the better chances you have. Maybe once you get your kh/gh sorted out, your BD's will settle enough to breed for you.

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Well, seems that the shrimp that looked infected must have been the one that died the other day. All BD's are accounted for and no other shrimp look cloudy.

Not sure about numbers. I have 4 BD's now not including babies and got some breeding. Tigers started with 10 and got two berried females. I guess it's just one of those number games, the more you start with the better chances you have. Maybe once you get your kh/gh sorted out, your BD's will settle enough to breed for you.
Guess I'll let things simmer first. I'm never great at initial stocking. I usually stock too low.

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Any update on this tank? I'm curious to see the growth with that light.
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Any update on this tank? I'm curious to see the growth with that light.
Sure I'll do a pic update soon.

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