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post #16 of 38 (permalink) Old 10-30-2011, 04:00 AM Thread Starter
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I just use tap water. It usually comes out of the tank at about 7.6 - 7.8, and settles to around 7.0 after a day.

I freely admit that the tank goes through periods where it doesn't get a lot of attention (minimal water changes, little or no feeding), which could have something to do with the dynamics of the shrimp population.


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post #17 of 38 (permalink) Old 10-30-2011, 01:11 PM
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i see, so its no fault of the tap water then,good. thanks for the info, i wanted to see if they could be kept and bred in harder water with higher pH
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Looks great!
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post #19 of 38 (permalink) Old 02-26-2012, 12:58 PM
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I love this little tank and got a chance to see it in person yesterday and I think it's my favorite all time Nano aquascape.

I'm trying to count up in my head all the tanks in you house but you only have posted this one I think you have a lot of work to do because I know the number is around 14 or 15 tanks, and I'm really sorry to out you like this but Chicken has MTS bad and therapy may be needed.

I love you tanks and you also had some of the largest and most healthy C. nurii I've ever seen.
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Wow I love this! What kind of crypt is that in the corner, might I ask?
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I love this little tank and got a chance to see it in person yesterday and I think it's my favorite all time Nano aquascape.

I'm trying to count up in my head all the tanks in you house but you only have posted this one I think you have a lot of work to do because I know the number is around 14 or 15 tanks, and I'm really sorry to out you like this but Chicken has MTS bad and therapy may be needed.

I love you tanks and you also had some of the largest and most healthy C. nurii I've ever seen.
Thanks! Glad you liked it.

Um, yeah, I guess I've got a little MTS going on. The tank count is up to 14. Four of them don't count though --they belong to my daughters! And don't tell anyone, but I'm setting up a farm tank soon.

Here's a couple pictures I took today. Not the best, but figured I'd keep this thread updated.
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Wow I love this! What kind of crypt is that in the corner, might I ask?
Cryptocoryne nurii. Really lovely plant. It's my latest favorite.


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post #23 of 38 (permalink) Old 02-26-2012, 09:45 PM
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Yay someone with worse MTS than me! I feel normal now.

Those 2.5g are the perfect shrimp picos. Do you have a link for your light fixture? Can't Google one out :/
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post #24 of 38 (permalink) Old 02-26-2012, 09:50 PM Thread Starter
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I got the light fixtures from Catalina Aquarium. Here's a link:

http://www.catalinaaquarium.com/stor...oducts_id=1232


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Need to see some pictures of the little shrimpies!
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I really wanna setup a 5.5 now....

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post #27 of 38 (permalink) Old 02-26-2012, 11:43 PM
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Love this little nano! I usually like just rimless but this is a sweet tank!
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post #28 of 38 (permalink) Old 02-27-2012, 01:28 PM
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Ya I actually liked the algae on the rocks Very lush now; it looks great!

Lol MTS must be the most versatile acronym in this hobby:
Multi-tank syndrome
Malaysian trumpet snails
Mineralized top soil

Did I miss any?
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Any new FTS you can give us? I've got a 2.5 that I want to set up and this is a great tank to emulate.
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thats awesome, how do you like the lights? I'm tempted to get them, but found them for $40 on amazon, not looking to spend that much.
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