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post #181 of 389 (permalink) Old 03-12-2012, 03:27 AM Thread Starter
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Looks like a slight trim, but I removed ~3 golfballs of moss from the tree. Also cut off a little stump.



Just stuck my hand in and yanked out the tops. Scissors were no good, bits everywhere.
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i so want to try a tree but never have found a good branch to use. all my tanks a kinda small about 5 gal. any ideas on where to get some driftwood for a moss tree. also what kind of moss do you use for the tree?
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Whatcha doing with those golfballs?

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Threw it in the 20g to replace the dead moss lol.

Wiccia--wood from ebay, using mixed/java moss
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Added 10+ red/blue rilis to the gene pool



Trimmed tree, water is cloudy green, I shook the tree and a bunch of crap came out, tests 0/0/0/<5, ~200tds though.

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2nd picture doesn't show up.

Looks like you have mini ramshorns in your tanks as well. And some other type of small snail. Are they annoying for you at all?

Where'd you get the 10 new rili's from if you don't mind me asking? Your substrate also looks super clean haha.

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Yeah! Amphipods, I have 2 different species, I think both http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gammaridea. One is definitely
sorry, I don't mean to jack your thread, but were you able to rid your tank of this pest???
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Looks like you have mini ramshorns in your tanks as well. And some other type of small snail. Are they annoying for you at all?

Where'd you get the 10 new rili's from if you don't mind me asking? Your substrate also looks super clean haha.
Most of them stay that tiny, unless I feed an absurd amount of food. I only have 1 grown ramshorn, the bladder snails are that size full size. I thought about getting a puffer tank setup, free fish food

All the shrimp are from ohbaby714 here on the forums, the red rilis also have blue genes. I did get a few all-reds that looked like baby PFRs with the batch that I threw in the 5g.

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sorry, I don't mean to jack your thread, but were you able to rid your tank of this pest???
Not hijacking Never got rid of them, they bred. They're entirely harmless, mostly they keep to the substrate to scavenge / keep it clean. I saw a few mating and turkey bastered some out to feed the bettas.

Problem I see with a lot of aquarists is they feel the need to micromanage the tank 24/7. I learned to let go a little, let the tank balance itself out. As long as it's not a fish parasite or something hideous swarming the side of the tank I'll let it go. Again, free live food!
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Yea your substrate does look clean. Like... black sand all the way and not with worms or what not in it haha. Your moss tree is looking amazing as well man. We should do a moss trade sometime!

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Lol I think it looks pretty dirty, but worms in the substrate actually liquefy solid waste.
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Green water is alright. It'll pass. I never found anything too horrible about it to begin with and it's great for the shrimp/snails/microfauna. That moss tree is hoooooooooot. Can't wait to see the HC grow in and complete the scape. Nice shrimp, too!
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Thx someone mentioned to leave the water as is, up the photo cycle, and wait it out. I doubled the light and increased to 16 hours a day. Hoping it dies down soon so I can actually see my shrimp.
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You should cut down the light if you wanna get rid of the green water I thought?

Also.. if you ever decide to trim that moss we should trade or something !

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Green water thrives on light and new water with new nutrients, try a 2 day blackout and make sure you keep the photoperiod 8 hours or less, I had a betta tank that was near a window and it got around 10 hours a day... Green soup and not knowing better I kept changing water... Every day, and the next day, green again.... Moved it out of the light and let it sit for 2 days and it started to get less green, kept it away from the window and used artificial light for shorter periods and I finally got through it... If the light is not strong enough, it does not help to compensate by leaving the light on longer. Doubling the light is good, doubling the photoperiod not so much
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