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post #1 of 90 (permalink) Old 03-30-2013, 05:36 AM Thread Starter
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40g Blue Diamond + SS CRS

OP Update 9/6/14

Tank
-40g Breeder
-Aquariumplants.com substrate
-Osmocote + Root Tabs
-2x24w 10k T5 HO Odyysea
-SunSun 303A Canister Filter
-Hydor Inline Heater
-UV Sterilizer Inline
-EXT5000 CO2 reactor
-Carbon Doser CO2 Reg

Flora
-Subwassertang
-Anubias nana
-Rotala rutondifolia
-Hygrophila angustofolia
-Hygrophila diformis
-Marsilea minuta
-Ludwigia repens X arcuata
-Hydrocotyle sp. Japan
-Crypt wendtii green
-Riccia fluitans
-Blyxa

Fauna
-Otocinclus
-Blue diamond neocaridina
-SS CRS (added 3/23/14)

Water Parameters
-70-72 degrees
-Socal Tap

Consolidated pics from thread for update

PS- If you ever want to buy some of my plant trimmings, just let me know! Ill see what I can do for you

9/14





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SS CRS added 3/23/14


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post #2 of 90 (permalink) Old 03-31-2013, 07:20 PM Thread Starter
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Blue Velvets have been ordered

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^From where? Nice start btw.

How I feel about non-planted aquariums.
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^From where? Nice start btw.
Thanks!

I got them from Speedie on this forum.

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I LOVE that 40g tank! Great start 8)

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I LOVE that 40g tank! Great start 8)

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Thanks sammy!

Hey if you would like to get the shrimp I just got let me know, I put them up for sale because I decided to go with a different color strain after they got shipped lol. Just trying to make my money back from the order. Check out my sale thread!

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...d.php?t=296074

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very nice tank and i love that you're using your drop checker as a planter thats awesome lol. I got 12 blue velvets from speedie last october and am up to 75-100 now. Great little shrimp, seeing some cool variations in them with this last generation.
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Update
-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.


Livestock
-10x Blue Diamond Neos (2 berried females as of last week, waiting for those beauties to drop )
-70+ Caridina Babaulti (I bought 2 berried ones and they dropped a HUGE amount of shrimplets that have grown at an insane rate. Already about the about size of my neos after only 2 weeks)
-1x Amano (I want to get this guy some more friends soon, he's lonely)
-3x Otocinclus (They only like to come out at night for some reason, oh well)
-20+ Assassin snails and growing (Now that they have settled to the low tech water parameters, there are snail orgies all over the tank all day long, I keep finding more and more eggs and babies)







SNAIL ORGY

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One of my berried Blue Diamonds



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post #11 of 90 (permalink) Old 05-11-2013, 12:38 AM Thread Starter
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Setup the light on my hang on breeder. Nice! It is bright, I hope it doesn't cause a ton of algae growth since Im not dosing fertz or CO2 (just root tabs).

I just threw together what I had available right now.
-Black Sand
-Osmocote root fert capsules
-E. tellenus
-M. Minuta
-R. rutondifolia
-L. Arcuata x Repens
-tiny bits of xmas, taiwan, pellia, and java moss

I will be keeping my eye out for some new shrimp/plant substrate, maybe tiny driftwood or tiny seiryu stones, and super micro size plants. I'd like it to basically be a Nano tank



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First batch of blue diamond shrimplets have arrived!

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Update on the berried females, they both have dropped!(sortaaa)

Female #1 dropped her shrimplets just fine in the main tank and I occasionally see one (hard to find them in a 40g lol), but I will start seeing them when they get a little bigger.
Female #2 had an issue, I decided to move her to the hang on breeder I have as I could tell she was due to drop any day (i kinda wanted to be able to see the babies grow better in a smaller tank). She started dropping them this morning and I have about 5, but I guess she was over the whole motherhood thing and decided to molt with about 10-15 eggs still unhatched I removed the sticky stuff that holds them together from her molt and have placed them gently on some moss that is in direct flow of the incoming water. I was wondering if the other shrimp would go for them, but I haven't seen anything do more than walk over the eggs and touch them for a second and move on. We shall see what happens! You can even see their eyes, and knowing that some already hatched means that they should hatch any moment as well.


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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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Seeing more and more baby blues!

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