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post #31 of 90 (permalink) Old 08-28-2013, 03:56 AM Thread Starter
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Update - moss tree has started growing more, but now it doesn't look like I was sold Taiwan moss Looks like java Ill have to live with it until I do a rescape in the future.


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post #32 of 90 (permalink) Old 09-09-2013, 05:36 PM Thread Starter
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Carpet update M. minuta


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post #33 of 90 (permalink) Old 09-16-2013, 07:05 PM Thread Starter
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Update on breeder box

No cool scapes or anything, just random plants. It is hard to balance out the settings for both the box and main since they have the same water parameters, the settings are tuned to the main tank's setup. I keep experimenting with light settings on the box so it stops growing algae lol

Also, I am breeding out some of the random reds that came from my blue diamonds. They are PFR grade actually, so thats pretty fun! lol I am keeping them separate and seeing if any of the reds still carry the blue color genes and can produce blues. Or if they lost it completely. Will update later on that.

Lastly, snails! My assassin snails are constantly hungry for protein in the main, so I use the breeder box as a safe haven for pest snails to breed and grow.. then I send them to their deaths lol


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post #34 of 90 (permalink) Old 10-09-2013, 02:57 AM Thread Starter
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Put a 5g bucket, sand, sponge filter and simple light under the main tank (no heater, but might put a little better light above). Going to raise up my reds (came from the blues so technically culls) and blue culls in there and let the best blues dominate the main



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post #35 of 90 (permalink) Old 10-27-2013, 03:19 PM
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Nice tank that looks like a ton of light from that little fixture.




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Update on tank

1) Started pumping 1 bubble/ 2 seconds for a little extra growth
2) Made my own light hanger out of an old metal frame bookshelf, hack saw, spray paint, 8$ of hardware from Lowes, and some elbow grease. Looks pretty clean to me
3) Turned on both t5 24w bulbs in the single fixture and turned off the other 15w t8 fixture since the tank has co2 being injected.

Let me know what y'all think!



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post #36 of 90 (permalink) Old 10-29-2013, 06:09 AM Thread Starter
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Nice tank that looks like a ton of light from that little fixture.
Thanks! Also, even though the fixture is only 24" on a 36" tank it gives good light distribution.

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Tank looks awesome! 40br is huge for shrimp!
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post #38 of 90 (permalink) Old 10-29-2013, 04:41 PM
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I love it! Even the breeder box looks great on there. The rescape looks fantastic. You've got a whole setup in just one tank! I need to get some of those breeder boxes as I'm at the limit of what my wife will allow, but I need a place to put some of my PFR culls

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post #39 of 90 (permalink) Old 10-29-2013, 10:34 PM Thread Starter
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Tank looks awesome! 40br is huge for shrimp!
Thanks! I like to make sure they have enough room to swim :P lol


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I love it! Even the breeder box looks great on there. The rescape looks fantastic. You've got a whole setup in just one tank! I need to get some of those breeder boxes as I'm at the limit of what my wife will allow, but I need a place to put some of my PFR culls
Thanks! Be careful when keeping lots of males with females in there though, during breeding the males have killed 2 females of mine since they were all bombarding them during mating. Being such a confined space, the females don't have far to run and hide.

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any updates on your tank? I'm in love with your set up. I'm about redo my 40 breeder and have decided to go with shrimp this time.. what breeder boxes are you using?
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any updates on your tank? I'm in love with your set up. I'm about redo my 40 breeder and have decided to go with shrimp this time.. what breeder boxes are you using?
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-I had a rough start with the tank due to converting to low tech from high tech. Algae took a hold while the plants adjusted and I had to fine tune the amount of light I needed for them. BUT everything has balanced out now
-Growth is slow but steady (Zero fertz or CO2, just Osmocote root capsules)
-Just setup a Marina Breeder Box to do some selective breeding of my Neos. Going to get a light, substrate, and plants in there shortly.
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any updates on your tank? I'm in love with your set up. I'm about redo my 40 breeder and have decided to go with shrimp this time.. what breeder boxes are you using?
Marina box.

But sadly my tank is going through a nitrate spike and I'm losing a lot of my shrimp

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I have been playing with the occasional odd color morphs my blue diamonds produce.

Took a glacier blue variant (came from breeding two random solid red offspring from the pure BD line, it is lighter and brighter blue body than the sapphire blue color that is common in the pure line) and bred it back with a pure line BD. Got one of these guys to show up! Looks like a neo blue bolt in the works


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Picture of my biggest Blue Diamond.



How the males feel around her.


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post #45 of 90 (permalink) Old 02-24-2014, 05:11 AM
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Update - moss tree has started growing more, but now it doesn't look like I was sold Taiwan moss Looks like java Ill have to live with it until I do a rescape in the future.

Yea thats taiwan moss i can tell by the soft look it has also has the same feel too. Java feels real rough an looks the same too (rough).
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