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07-29-2015 12:56 AM
whitepapagold
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Originally Posted by doinkmobb View Post
This tank is way more interesting, imaginative and creative than the 8 million "me too" umi-gumi layouts. They are pretty to look at, but it's just the same thing over and over; this one stands out and is innovative, instead of formulaic.
Thanks! The ADA type tanks are killer but agreed... far too dominant!

Update-

I got a 7 count of crays today!!! Awesome as getting any count in my tank is pretty tough with all the cover!

And I pulled out a few hundred MTS (Malaysian trumpet snails). Here is the tool I designed to do it-


Works PERFECTLY!!! Sand bottoms only... but so simple. Scoop up the sand with the front/water bottle top and it sifts the snails out via the filer media bag. you just dump them out when done! I put them all in my hospital tank- now I need a few assassin snails... lol
07-28-2015 06:22 PM
doinkmobb This tank is way more interesting, imaginative and creative than the 8 million "me too" umi-gumi layouts. They are pretty to look at, but it's just the same thing over and over; this one stands out and is innovative, instead of formulaic.
07-28-2015 05:17 PM
whitepapagold I should mention I got the Dwarf Blue Crays from onestopaquatics.com He's also on aquabid. I couldn't find a lot of references for him other than aquabid feedback so I'll post my experience here.

He posted a sale thread here and I then found his online store. I ordered on Friday and had the Crays Monday noonish! All lived, he gave me a bonus cray and they were fully active when I opened the box.

Thanks Jerry!
07-28-2015 03:14 AM
whitepapagold
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Originally Posted by Jamo's Fish View Post
i want to see 'em:
07-28-2015 12:26 AM
Jamo's Fish i want to see 'em:
07-27-2015 11:24 PM
whitepapagold Blue crays got here safe and sound- even sent a bonus cray so I have 13 Juveniles. Drip acclimated for 3-4 hours to be safe (they were expensive...) and now they are in the tank!

They are so freakin awesome that I will be very sad if I can't get them to do well and breed...

Cherry shrimp have no personality... These little guys are all personality! And they love to brawl each other. Acclimating them was like watching a cage match...

Most of mine are the size of a cherry shrimp!
07-24-2015 10:39 PM
whitepapagold I just bought 12 Cambarellus Diminutus (dwarf blue crayfish)... So excited!

I don't care if they turn brown, I just wanted the smallest species! I do hope they stay blueish though.

I really want the CPOs as they are such an amazing orange! But I don't trust them... Regardless of what most people experience... 2 inch crayfish can do some damage! They may not, but they absolutely can...

1 inch blues? about half as much LOL
07-23-2015 06:36 PM
whitepapagold
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Originally Posted by exv152 View Post
It's not your traditional layout, but I like what you've done, you've got some interesting fish species, and I like the moss.
Thanks!

I always laugh at the mention of "traditional layout" because when I started planted aquariums, nobody was doing nice planted tanks other than Dutch style- and I had never actually seen one outside a magazine. They were relatively rare.

The most traditional layout was plastic plants! Now everyone is doing ADA style... When CO2 became commonplace, ADA style tanks took off in the US. Its been amazing to watch the ADA influence take over the majority of the hobby- though for good reason!

Im old LOL.
07-23-2015 12:07 PM
exv152 It's not your traditional layout, but I like what you've done, you've got some interesting fish species, and I like the moss.
07-23-2015 03:12 AM
whitepapagold A pic of my Farlowella! Almost died, was little when I got him... now he's doing great and has been for years!


07-17-2015 04:24 PM
Simon_Stephen this tank is one of my favorite tanks I've seen on this forum good job man
07-16-2015 09:25 PM
whitepapagold
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Originally Posted by Mitashade View Post
Wow, your moss has really exploded! Love the look of this now, very cool. Can they pass under the centre structure anywhere, or do they have to swim over?
I will admit part of the reason it exploded is I kept adding chunks to it from the top left. Once I filled it in a bit, it just took off for sure!

You NAILED it with the fish swimming question- thats my new problem LOL. I have to, at least every 4-5 days, smush the moss together to tighten it up and make it so the fish can swim through. The Rummies really liked it smushed/passage open but the Neons prefer to go over the top or just under the anubias leaves so I may stop smushing lol.

BTW the shrimp are going bananas in that moss in the center!

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Originally Posted by jorstrick View Post
Looking at your tank makes me not want to look at mine lol. Amazing setup high five and props to you my friend

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Thanks! I can't wait for it to fill in more- like it was in the past!
07-16-2015 09:11 PM
jorstrick Looking at your tank makes me not want to look at mine lol. Amazing setup high five and props to you my friend

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07-16-2015 09:04 PM
Mitashade Wow, your moss has really exploded! Love the look of this now, very cool. Can they pass under the centre structure anywhere, or do they have to swim over?
07-16-2015 08:12 PM
whitepapagold So after all my rummies got sick from the new ones (24 down to 6...), and I pulled them and switched to Neons... My damn chiller crapped out!

Of course in the summer... Of course when its hot... Tank got up to almost 85 degrees... Sure the fish can handle that BUT I've been keeping the temp super consistent and the Panda Corys seem to appreciate it! I am dropping the constant temp from 79 to 77 permanently now that the chiller kicks ass!

BUT I got lucky! There is a guy who does refrigeration 4 units down from my studio!!! A day and a half later- fixed! Working killer! He fixed the leak, put all new coolant in it and even made a quick check valve so it could be serviced in the future WITHOUT needing to take it all apart! All for $100! Awesome.

Wayyyy better than $700+ for a new 1/4 HP chiller... Good lord!

Hopefully I will get a reprieve from the summer drama here on out!
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