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I hope they are. What will be your lighting regiment for this soup tank?
The tank is an Aqua One Aquastyle 380..... with standard supplied light.. i think its 15w but not sure...
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Video showing everything looks okay, the green mix is very thick this time around so its hard to see inside the tank


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Video showing everything looks okay, the green mix is very thick this time around so its hard to see inside the tank


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It does look good. Make sure you watch the Ammonia and Nitrate levels.

Even a few dying could cause a spike which kills all 1000. :/ that's the big issue I foresee.

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It does look good. Make sure you watch the Ammonia and Nitrate levels.

Even a few dying could cause a spike which kills all 1000. :/ that's the big issue I foresee.
Yeah good point...


Last time I did periodic water changes... so it is definatley a good idea of yours.
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terrific video log! I was not around for your 1st attempt but I would be keen to see how this attempt unfolds. thanks for sharing your experience!
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Wow that's amazing!
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terrific video log! I was not around for your 1st attempt but I would be keen to see how this attempt unfolds. thanks for sharing your experience!
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Great job Richard. Do you think as they grow you will need to split them into additional tanks? Will you need to add additional phyto or will it reproduce faster then the larvae will eat it? Full salt 35ppt? Tetraselmis? Nanochloropsis? Proprietary mix? Would you rather wait to see if your trial is successful? 55 more days and we will know.
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Great job Richard. Do you think as they grow you will need to split them into additional tanks? Will you need to add additional phyto or will it reproduce faster then the larvae will eat it? Full salt 35ppt? Tetraselmis? Nanochloropsis? Proprietary mix? Would you rather wait to see if your trial is successful? 55 more days and we will know.
Hi KenP... if things go well then we will definitely need more tanks... and conversely if we have some early losses I think we may have a water quality issues.. You raise a good point and I need to give some thought for when the time comes.


I have far more zoes this time around and am also thinking about sticking a bit more to the original strategy (in 2012) where some successes were achieved (as all the mating amano and zoes are from my tank bred, from the first attempt)

With this in mind (and the risk that this new method will not guarantee results) I have ground down some Spirulina into warm water and added 5ml solution into the phyto mix.

Re Phyto ... I am now also thinking that I should change some water every two days (as last time I left if ages between changes). You may well be right in suggesting the phyto will grow as some is eaten and therefore by stepping up the frequency of changes (although in small 1lt quantities) the phyto will have more opportunity to grow also.

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Man this is awesome to watch, keep us updated!
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Very, very interesting thread!!! It's like having a miniature gold mine, and waiting for the gold to mature. Good Luck!!
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