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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 06-26-2011, 04:35 AM Thread Starter
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4g budget garden

This is my 4g rimless lfs special, i have added different plants to this tank to see which grow best for me, along with some shrimp.

Water

Ph: 6.8-7.0
Gh: 7
Kh: 3

DIY Co2 Yeast sugar method

15watt t8 8000k floro, supplemental 15watt cfl.

Dosing flourish excel, tetra florapride, seachem flourish tabs, and discus trace occasionally.

I keep amano, tiger and cherry shrimp.

I have Baby dwarf tears, dwarf hairgrass, glossostigma, christmas moss, taiwan moss?, rotala indica?, rotala verticillaris? and a mario ball to help with my dust/ spot issues...

The first couple pics is about 2 weeks ago when i had some ember tetra in the tank still (they now live in the 20g).
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post #2 of 23 (permalink) Old 12-19-2011, 08:58 PM Thread Starter
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post #3 of 23 (permalink) Old 12-19-2011, 11:19 PM
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Awesome tank I am jealous of the kind of growth you are getting!
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What's with the two squares of moss sitting outside? And +1 for keeping tigers with RCS !

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Thanks Ten, ive added 2 curly cfls to the tank and the growth got a lot better.

The Squares of moss are usually in the front of the tank, i took them out for the picture. I confess I didnt have much luck with the tigers in that tank, the only shrimp ive managed to keep alive in there has been cherries :/
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It's funny. Most of my RCS keep dropping their eggs while the tigers are holding theirs haha. So I have no idea :\. It might be because you're dosing CO2 that is effecting the tigers?

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Looking good.
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I like the last photo. Very cool growth.
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post #9 of 23 (permalink) Old 12-26-2011, 01:31 AM
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I'd hate to mow that lawn. I'd be paranoid of chopping some shrimps.

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post #10 of 23 (permalink) Old 12-26-2011, 09:40 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks, Im not sure if its the co2, i havnt done well with anyother shrimps besides cherry, ghost, and amano lol..

ya i do worry about choppin the little guys when i trim, i usually rustle around the area before i cut to scare them away .
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this tank is all over the place

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Awesome little tank!
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post #13 of 23 (permalink) Old 03-15-2012, 01:40 AM
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Looks a little more sparse now did you pull a lot of dhg out????
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Ya Ive been selling off the dhg so I can rescape the tank eventually, im not sure how I want to do it yet though and there are so many cherry shrimp to move...
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When you decide to rescape you should definitely keep us posted I love the growth you get I hope my tank fills in as nicely!
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