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10-27-2012 04:56 PM
deleted_user_17 Oh ok, do they repair themselves when they are older or something?

10-26-2012 11:01 AM
Thanks The java fern are completely fine. That's just how they grow.
10-26-2012 10:13 AM
deleted_user_17 Glad you like the pic diwu

All my young java ferns have this problem, just at the tips, then they are fine. I don't really mind too much. I don't know anything about ferts, if there is an easy one that's definitely shrimp safe I might have a go.

Thanks GMYukonon24s I now have 3 that are berried. It's going to get quite busy in there if they all make it.
10-25-2012 04:26 PM
GMYukonon24s Beautiful and congrats on the berried shrimp
10-25-2012 02:29 PM
diwu13 That leaf does look like some type of vitamin deficiency. I can't say what exactly but I definitely have had to dose ferts in my shrimp tanks, as their poo just doesn't cut it.

As for your pictures, this one is my favorite!

very epic!

And great idea on that spinach hook ! I don't like having my hands get dirty all the time either! You shouldn't feed everyday though. Maybe feed 3 times a week.
10-18-2012 11:04 AM
deleted_user_17 Time for a photo update? Yes!

The tank's been ticking along ok. Well, apart from the 2 shrimp I lost last week. And one a couple of days ago

Two of them had that strange gap in their shell, I think it's from a bad molt. I am feeding spinach at least twice a week. Hopefully that will stop.

My water is all within parameters, except TDS which is around 250. I started using distilled water from the supermarket a month or so ago. That's made life easier but I think I preferred mixing RO. I'll see if I get any more fatalities.

As you will see, the rest of the shrimp seem to be happy with the conditions..

Ok, photos..

Here is a young Java fern coming through. In fact I have few growing now. I have a question... The tops don't look healthy, are the shrimps nibbling at them when they first start to grow, or is it something else?

Ok, no more questions..

As I feed spinach regularly, I wanted a better way to feed them than sticking my hand in, and weighing down the spinach with gravel. So I made this. It's a piece of fishing line, with a some gravel glued to the end. I then cook the spinach and thread it onto the line. I make a loop above it, as sometimes it floats up.

They really like it as there are lots of angles for them to feed, and I like it because I don't get my hands wet and I can drop it at front of the tank for better viewing.


Here is a male saying hello! (In a moody sort of way!)

Chilling like a boss

Here is the special one. It hasn't grown. Aww. Still cool though!

I know that a lot of people like these type of photos..

Haha, we see you!


And finally..

I spotted my first berried shrimp a day or two ago! This is my first berried shrimp, so I am rather happy about this

Also, I did a water change yesterday, and within 20 mins I saw a molt. Then a few hours later I saw a male go up the female and they totally get it on! They started on top of the driftwood, but fell off, locked together. Obviously I have never seen this before. I did take a few pics but I will spare you!

So by last night I had two berried shrimp!

I think I am going to make a cull tank. In the main tank I have one male that is hardly red at all and then there is the special one. So I might move them out into another tank and any others in the future that don't look so red. I will still look after them the same though

Thanks for looking!
10-06-2012 03:25 PM
deleted_user_17 Ooops, I somehow read your location as Moore, UK

I think these tanks are only available in Europe.
10-06-2012 03:47 AM
microw Never heard of them. They seem awesome just by a couple of clicks on their website. Hope there is a store near me, think I want a couple of cubes for my bettas.

Thanks for the info. : )

Edit: Maybe I've never heard of them because I've never been to the UK.
10-05-2012 07:07 PM
deleted_user_17 Thanks Microw

I bought it from pets-at-home of all places. They are sold as cold water tanks. It came with a filter but this wasn't very good. The tank and the glass are lovely though. It's 5mm ultra glass (whatever that is!) and has a lid and a sponge base too.

Best bit is that it was only £24! I went back and bought another one after I saw it set up.

I would phone ahead if you have any stores in your area, I think its proper name is just 25litre cube aquarium.

10-05-2012 12:56 PM
microw I like it, where can I get a cube like that?
10-05-2012 11:12 AM
deleted_user_17 Thanks alot Tinkerpuppet, it worked out pretty good.

Good luck again with your tank re-sort
10-05-2012 04:02 AM
tinkerpuppet I really liked your first tank, but love this one! What a great job!
10-01-2012 08:07 PM
deleted_user_17 There are just 3 largish marimo moss balls packed together and some much smaller ones stuffed in around them.

Thanks for your kind comment
10-01-2012 07:54 PM
Originally Posted by Jedi_Pizza View Post

What's that moss in the back-left part of the tank? It looks AMAZING.

Love your tank so far
10-01-2012 07:51 PM
deleted_user_17 Thanks for the kind comments guys, I'm really pleased with it. I don't think it would look anything like this if it wasn't for the forum, I've read and learnt so much here.

Fingers crossed that it stays green and that the shrimp thrive.

Diwu, it was kind of a white flat jelly. It started covering the wood where it was cut, then came out from the insect bore holes it had. Then it just started to get everywhere. I read up on it and I think it was just water mold, but as I didn't have anything in the tank to eat it, it was just going to spread.

I still have a tiny bit on the suckers that hold the spraybar and filter input, I think the shrimp will deal with that once they find it.

Cheers though, I will bear it in mind for the future
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