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post #16 of 48 (permalink) Old 07-21-2010, 09:01 AM Thread Starter
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whats your feeding/wc schedule like on that thing?
I don't do anything besides top it off when needed (every one or two weeks when I do my WC for my others tanks). I do dose 1 drop of Excel daily.
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i like it. good work. super nano
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i like it. good work. super nano
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It's still going!

The RCS have grown and look surprisingly healthy. Lots of MM has sprouted. Very little GDA on the bowl's walls has developed. I suspect I got GDA because I covered the top of the bowl with saran wrap shortly after the last update. This means no more water changes or having to top it off, which is likely why the small amount of GDA has developed. All I do is add one drop of Excel daily and nature does the rest.
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You also add oxygen when you open up the syran wrap. Otherwise, your shrimp would be dead.
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You also add oxygen when you open up the syran wrap. Otherwise, your shrimp would be dead.
I'm well aware of that. This is one of the many reasons I am surprised they aren't dead as I was expecting them to require more oxygen than what three seconds of opening a 1cm x 1cm hole would bring in.
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That last picture is sweet...it will be interesting to see how this fills in.
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Nice little setup. Have you looked at the candle supply isle for a 'lid?' They sell clear glass plates that come in different sizes. Might be an option for you.

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What are seed shrimp? Also oxygen comes from the plants. There may be more in there than we think
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Seed shrimp are harmless and are a kinda cute. Most planted tanks get them and cyclops.


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Nice little setup. Have you looked at the candle supply isle for a 'lid?' They sell clear glass plates that come in different sizes. Might be an option for you.
I'll keep that in mind. Thanks.

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What are seed shrimp? Also oxygen comes from the plants. There may be more in there than we think
This thread contains a picture and brief description of seed shrimp: http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...nize-them.html

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Any updates on this tank? I would love to start something like this, but with snails also. To keep a steady supply of snails for my future Dwarf Puffer.
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I've found some really nice round glass cylinder vases that I'm working with that are similar to this size. I have one project that is a few months old with a colony of close to a dozen shrimp. I have a terrace set up in that one, which I think gives them a little space to spread out. I'm about to start a new one, maybe two, so I can seperate a few different varieties of shrimp. The one I have now is in the windowsill, planted with dwarf sagittaria, water lettuce, and hygrophila corymbosa. I am going to do another one with lace-leaf java fern and water sprite and try to get it to grow out of the top of the vase.
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Any updates on this tank? I would love to start something like this, but with snails also. To keep a steady supply of snails for my future Dwarf Puffer.
It's still going. Looks much like the last picture but with more MM grown in.
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I'm tempted to swap out the MM for mini micro sword, though I'm not sure what kind of results to expect.




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