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post #31 of 65 (permalink) Old 12-09-2015, 03:31 AM Thread Starter
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Clea helena 'Assassin snail' egg case

Berried Neocaridina heteropoda 'Orange'

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post #32 of 65 (permalink) Old 12-09-2015, 04:37 AM
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That is an interesting fungal growth!
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this tank is amazing. Awe inspiring.

BUT, id expect nothing less from you Meow



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I have some, and dig them.

But personally, I think some chili rasbora's would look awesome int hat tank and are smaller then the Sundadnio's
I have about 10 Boraras urophthalmoides in the tank as of now, and I really like them. They are tiny, and their water parameter tolerance range is something I can more easily work with than the Sundadanio axelrodi's. So far, they are somewhat lacking in color, but their black stripes are prominent and I'm hoping as they mature, their orange coloration will stark to show. I plan to get maybe a dozen more of them.

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That is an interesting fungal growth!
These growths sprout up in various places on the glass all the time, and last maybe a day or two before they disappear. I doubt they're harmful in any way, and they add a nice natural look to the tank.

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Great tank. Good information on the buces. Also setting up a low tech tank so I will have to restrain myself from getting too many varieties

Perhaps I missed this but is the back of the tank have raised substrate or is it just wood?
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Great tank. Good information on the buces. Also setting up a low tech tank so I will have to restrain myself from getting too many varieties

Perhaps I missed this but is the back of the tank have raised substrate or is it just wood?
The back of the tank is built from eggcrate wrapped with a black substrate barrier (weed barrier). There is a trench that spans the width of the tank that is filled with small-grain lava rock that forms the emersed section. Underneath the trench holds the heater and extra filter media (large lava rock). There are two cut-out sections on either end of the eggcrate structure that houses two internal filters. The height of the internal filters matches the height of the eggcrate structure and water level. The tops of the filters are hidden/covered with large pieces of lava rock (some with moss attached), which with little effort can be removed and access to the filters granted. Outflow tubing connected to the filters are hidden by the wood. There are miscellaneous pieces of plastic mesh and barrier to block any gaps between the aquatic section from the hidden eggcrate section. It's a little makeshift, but it works and looks okay. It's difficult to explain, and I regret not having taken pictures when I was setting it up, but hopefully my description makes some sense.


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These growths sprout up in various places on the glass all the time, and last maybe a day or two before they disappear. I doubt they're harmful in any way, and they add a nice natural look to the tank.



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If I am correct that is called slime mold but it is not mold, its actually an groupnig network of single cells organisms that come together to become a multi-cellular form. There are not a lot of instance of it in the aquarium hobby but if you google you'll find some hits on it. The stuff actually moves around (all be it slowly). My husband's betta tank also has it, but not on the glass, instead it likes to form around a scuplty structure that has a different substrate in it. Its completely harmless just not visually appealing is all (like the fungus that forms on newly submerged wood for the first few weeks/months).
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If I am correct that is called slime mold but it is not mold, its actually an groupnig network of single cells organisms that come together to become a multi-cellular form. There are not a lot of instance of it in the aquarium hobby but if you google you'll find some hits on it. The stuff actually moves around (all be it slowly). My husband's betta tank also has it, but not on the glass, instead it likes to form around a scuplty structure that has a different substrate in it. Its completely harmless just not visually appealing is all (like the fungus that forms on newly submerged wood for the first few weeks/months).
Ah, you're right. Apparently it may be a Physarum sp. or something with a similar plasmodial spreading pattern.


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Gorgeous new shrimp from jimko.

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Wow! Those shrimp are awesome. I don't see why a lot of people frown upon cross breeding some shrimp, I personally love the patterns that some produce.
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Those shrimps!!!!

I will have to inquire about those beauts!

Berried already too!?
Let me know how the offspring turn out.

You think they can do alright in neutral/harder water like Tigers can or do they require the much softer water like the other Caridinas?
Hard to know since it's a cross between the two (TT x PRL).

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Man this tank just keeps getting better and better!!
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lovin this tank, never saw potencial in buce, guess you changed my view
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Wow! Those shrimp are awesome. I don't see why a lot of people frown upon cross breeding some shrimp, I personally love the patterns that some produce.
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Whoaaa these shrimp look crazy!
I know, right? Hybridization can produce very interesting looking shrimp, especially on an individual level. I like the fact that each shrimp has a unique look, so I can actually tell them apart.

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Those shrimps!!!!

I will have to inquire about those beauts!

Berried already too!?
Let me know how the offspring turn out.

You think they can do alright in neutral/harder water like Tigers can or do they require the much softer water like the other Caridinas?
Hard to know since it's a cross between the two (TT x PRL).

I will get ahold of jimko


Man this tank just keeps getting better and better!!
Of the nine shrimp I received, two were already berried. Definitely hoping for some nice looking offspring.

As far as water parameters go, I'm not too sure. I'll be experimenting carefully. Right now, GH is 4, KH is 2, and TDS is 275. I'm going to attempt to drop TDS to around 150, KH to 1, and raise Gh to 5.

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And I just had my first baby shrimplet sighting, probably offspring of one of the berried Orange Neocaridina.

And I added some more Boraras urophthalmoides. There should be a total of 30, but I've only ever gotten a total count of 24. Not too worried though, since there are a lot of hiding spots and I'm sure some are just still timid.


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