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post #16 of 26 (permalink) Old 10-30-2012, 09:12 PM Thread Starter
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From your first picture of the cherries they dont look that healthy and that could have lead to your assasins attacking or feasting on them. And the Neons in there could have tried hunting them down since with that small of a school in that small of a tank. I personally would rehome the Neons, and if you do wanna do shrimp check around this site to see what people are offereing. Usually better deals and healthier shrimp than Fleabay.

Nice looking spec and desk by the way.
fair enough lol. i'll move the neons to my boss's tank. i never knew neons could be agressive. they always chase each other around the tank but never thought they could harm the shrimp. the white clouds are way more relaxed so can i atleast ckeep the 3 white clouds?

i moved everything around and have 1 shrimp left lol, he's a nice bright red and almost a inch in size, hopefully he stays alive. i'll look around the boards for more shrimp as well.

the shrimp came from a personal tank of someone in florida who breeds them. he shipped them in a breather bag with moss and they were small, i thought they just needed to grow a bit n color up.

i just got my fluval 13w light in today so hopefully my plants do better as well, some started melting from the led light.
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post #17 of 26 (permalink) Old 10-30-2012, 11:47 PM
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Grats on the new light I almost ordered that for my spec - but went with a cheaper 13w CFL desk lamp.

Hopefully your little shrimpie survives -do keep us updated!
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post #18 of 26 (permalink) Old 10-31-2012, 12:43 AM Thread Starter
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so this new light is so bright, i made a makeshift hood for my spec lol.
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post #20 of 26 (permalink) Old 10-31-2012, 01:54 AM
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Pretty cool tank. I didn't know neon tetras eat shrimp.
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so this new light is so bright, i made a makeshift hood for my spec lol.
haha yeah they are pretty damn bright huh, a lot of light floods out - I just got one myself for the spec
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Nice work!
thanks!

i never knew tetras ate shrimp either

and yes, this light bleeds like crazy, my coworkers were like damn thats a bright light over that tiny tank. so i was sitting there like what can i do to minimize the light bleed. a quick n easy makeshift hood was the first thing that came to mind. a blue folder, some tape, and staples and away i went. now all the light is directed down towards the tank. hoping the heat doesn't make it fall apart. if it does, im gonna get some wood and use the folder paper as a template and glue together a nice wooden hood for the spec. my plants should be super happy now
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Love the makeshift hood!
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post #25 of 26 (permalink) Old 11-01-2012, 05:24 PM Thread Starter
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little update. i cleared out some of the plants that were melting before i got my new light and excel, added a new plant and trimmed down some of the taller plants. enjoy
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Nice tank and I like your hood

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