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post #20 of (permalink) Old 02-25-2013, 10:05 AM
"Got light?"
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My S and S+ grade CRS grow & breed like rabbits in my Fluval Spec V (with an added LED light to encorage algae growth.... my CRS's graze it as fast as I can grow it !!)

The adults thrived just fine in my 26 gallon 10 year running over-stocked with 50 Tetras tank before moving them all into the Fluval for breeding

- I mix 1/2 tap water with 1/2 RO/DI water for 25% water changes twice a week.
- I feed mostly Tetrafin Plus Goldfish flakes every other day (the Plus flakes have extra algae & color enhancers), a few small pieces of IAL laying around, and a tiny piece of Mosura CRS & Excel once a week for s@&ts & giggles' (Mosura pieces always feed in a small glass food-dish' which is buried even with substrate, NEVER just placed on the substrate itself)
- I add 15 drops of Kent Pro-Plant twice a week for the Moss & Crypts'

That's about it.... easy-cheesy-japaneasy
And the fact they are NOT shy/skittish is just an extra bonus

MY BEST ADVICE IMHO.... CRS ARE ONLY TRUELY HARDY' & HAPPY IN A LONG-RUNNING ESTABLISHED TANK !! (with lots of invisable micro fauna in the substrate & algae covered back wall of tank/other places to graze on)

20gal long with... (4) 30" T5 Colormax/6700K ~ CO2 @25ppm ~ Fluorite black sand ~ EI dosing & Osmocote Plus ~ RO/DI filter (Plants & FRS)

*My 180gal SPS tank had 2160 Watts of light (12WPG) back in the early 1990's... (3) 400 Watt German' Metal Halides and (6) 6' 160 Watt VHO RS/03 (IceCap ballasts)

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