OOOoooo!! I really like those shrimp & your tank is looking GREAT!
10's are alot of fun to play with! I can't wait until mine is where I want it, but it's taking some time...
Thanks. I got the shrimps from greenisgood.
It has been a lot of fun, especially as this is my first tank.
That algae looks more like GSA to me. Is it hard to scrub off, or does it rub off easily?
Sponge filters or some sort of sock can be used to prevent shrimp from being inhaled by the filter. I believe some people use pantihoes.
There are both GDA and GSA, but mostly GDA. They are not that hard to remove, with GSA being a little harder. But are they ALWAYS there? Do you guys, planted tank pro, have them as well, or is it just found on newb's tank?
I just asked Niptek and he suggested this from ebay
. Seems like it will work. The catch is that it takes 4 weeks to ship, so I guess I will try to find something local first.
Originally Posted by ZooTycoonMaster
BEAUTIFUL CRS! But aren't you worried that the Guppies will eat the babies?
If you don't see circles of algae a couple of millimeters in diameter (like this
), then its most likely GDA
. GDA is really easy to scrub off, but GSA is really hard to get off.
Nerite Snails help with brown algae and GDA IME.
EDIT: In regards to your question about F22's thread...there was literally 5 1/2 pages of arguments/disagreements, and the mods don't like conflicts anywhere.
Do you have GDA and GSA as well? Are they common to every tank???
My LFS has some of them for cheap, but right now, I kinda like the look of a snail-free tanks. And I am also afraid that the big nerite snails will tear my already delicate HC apart. Will they really be a problem???
Haha, I have read the whole thread during my study break... I have not seen a journal thread so full of arguments/disagreements.... oh well, I just wish that his turtles and fish will be OK............
EDIT: yes, I am afraid that the beautiful baby CRSs will be guppy's meal.. I am not sure what to do yet. The BEAUTIFUL baby CRS will stay in the breeder tank for now, until at least they are big enough.