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post #3 of (permalink) Old 12-31-2012, 08:00 PM Thread Starter
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Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: NJ
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So this is the tank today:

It's inhabited by
10-11 Fire Red Cherry Shrimp Adults (was 14 prior to gassing 2 days ago), 14+ Juvies, No idea how many babies
1 "Yellow" NeoC shrimp that is GREEN, and I think may not actually be a neo at all (the other 9 died in shipping or within 24 hrs of getting here)
2+ horned nerite snails (the others died - I kill snails no matter what I do they just die)
3 Amano shrimp
1 ?? shrimp that is supposed to be an Amano (from same place as yellow) but looks like a bamboo (which I HATE, he's creepy if someone's local and can catch him he's yours)

Plants added are:
Ludwigia Inclinata Cuban
Vesuvius Sword

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As you can see i thinned out the left side (i was moving the return and things were not pretty back in that corner

This is the back now

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I need to do something about that hornswort ... open to ideas... i hate the stuff but all the newborns call it home (and 'the kid' likes it)

I moved the return and inflow next to each other. I hate those big black hose/things and the fact the are L brackets not U drive me nuts (it's the little things)

Here are the air/co2 diffusers I made from chop sticks they produce REALLY small fine bubbles (way better then the 99 cent airstone i bought at petsmart)

I used the part of the chopsticks that are attached then break at angles when you separate them. the angle is what gives it 'more' bubbles and finer as bamboo is hollow.

I have both co2 and air going -- CO2 is 4-6 bubbles then 10 seconds then 4-6 more. Air is 'almost off'

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this is what the bubbles look like in action.. it's about 2 air to 1 co2 (i am VERY scared of gassing more little shrimps.. especially since some seem to 'like it'

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I have some 'things' i need to deal with (cheep ideas welcome)
like the mess behind the tank... it's a finnex filter so it has to be no lower then 2' from the top of the tank

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BGA problem ... just starting but AHHHH

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I want this to form an 'arch' over my shrimp tube i just don't know how to get them to stay..

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and why are they NOT throwing off shoots of new plants?


1 6 gallon
1 2 gallon 8" cube
1 10 gallon endlers tank
1 betta

Here they are

6 gallon journal

you can see more photos here the 4 8" cubes are on flicker... will get to their journal at some point (they are fun as they change often)

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