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I have a slight update. I upped to an ADA 60P. I transferred everything from the 60F to the new tank. Now, I wonder whether the Cal Aqua Nano pipes are too short for the new tank? The tank is probably not getting sufficient water circulation. What do you guys think?
|06-11-2012 11:46 PM|
Ok, NOW I think I am done done.
So, at the beginning of the day, I had the shrimps in a vase. I compared the water hardness in both the vase and the tank. The vase's water was very hard, and the tank's water was very soft.
I filled my mister up with RO water and sprayed it into the vase at the rate of a few squirts every 10 or so minutes. And, I topped off my tank with a gallon of Crystal Geyser spring water. After about a few hours or so, I tested the water again. The results showed that water from the vase and tank had close to equal all 6 parameters that the Tetra test strip tests.
Then, I put some tank water into the vase to acclimate the shrimps. Finally, I moved the shrimps over to their new home.
About a week ago before I started rescaping, I had 5 snowballs and 2 crs. When I moved the shrimps over to the vase, so I can rescape the tank, I counted only 4 snowballs and 2 crs. And, I didn't even find a body. Do shrimps eat the entire body of their fallen comrades?
Anyways, here's a view of my tank from where I am typing.
|06-11-2012 11:36 PM|
|06-11-2012 09:04 PM|
|talontsiawd||Love the new scape. It's simple but I find it very appealing. With the simple/modern looking light and lily pipes, it really complements the style.|
|06-11-2012 07:46 PM|
|06-11-2012 05:40 AM|
Love the tanks scape!!!!
How long did it take for that mister to fill the tank up a few inches??
|06-11-2012 05:36 AM|
Went to bed last night thinking I was done but kept thinking what if my shrimpies have shrimplets and get trapped under all that mesh? So, removed them this morning.
|06-11-2012 05:34 AM|
|06-10-2012 09:49 AM|
|green_valley||cool scape and I LOVE how you write your journal in detail.|
|06-10-2012 07:26 AM|
Well, it's another rescape day. My objective is to keep things very simple and utilitarian. The rocks provide shrimps with hiding places to molt peacefully. Some plants are in place to clean the water and provide shrimps with some biofilm. Tossed the branch as it was probably restricting water flow. Tossed the Java moss as it was leaving brown stuff at the bottom of the tank.
I put three portions of mini pellia underneath ss mesh that is covering 75% of the tanks bottom. Here's a pic of one of the the mini pellia placed in the UP shrimp sand just before I placed the ss mesh over it. I hope, in months to come, the mini pellia will propagate on the ss mesh and cover the rest of the tank's bottom. For now, I just hope it doesn't die from lack of light as the steel mesh is on top of it.
Here's a pic of the tank getting filled. I sorta messed up my first scape when I used the lily pipe to fill up the tank. So, I got a mister to fill up the first few inches of the tank.
After the water level reaches above a few inches, I started using the lily pipe to fill the tank. Water is from a bucket where I kept the old tank water. I used about 3 gallons of old tank water and about 3 gallons of RO water mixed with some Crystal Geyser.
Took a water test. Everything is still zero. pH is somewhere between 7.4 and 7.8. I hope the pH comes down a bit. Now that I am using shrimp sand, I assume pH should drop a bit within a few days.
Quick shot of the tank although it's not completely filled. Waiting to receive water hardness tester, so I know what water to use to fill the rest of my tank. Of GH is too low, I will use more Crystal Geyser. If it's too high, I will use RO water.
Well, that's it for now. Shrimps are back in their vase for the next few days while I let the water run through the filter a bit and get the water hardness tested.
|06-08-2012 03:52 PM|
I took delivery of 3 mini pellia mesh yesterday. It looks very thick, lush and healthy. Can't wait to get this planted. These are on mesh.
I want to get the m pellia to eventually grow to carpet the whole tank. I got 4 sheets of mesh, 12x8" each, to cover the entire tank, for the m pellia to grow on. So, do I place the m pellia mesh on top or below the 4 sheets of mesh?
I am leaning towards placing the m pellia mesh under the mesh sheets.
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