|11-01-2012 04:26 PM|
|GMYukonon24s||Nice tank and I like your hood|
|11-01-2012 04:24 PM|
|smirkis||little update. i cleared out some of the plants that were melting before i got my new light and excel, added a new plant and trimmed down some of the taller plants. enjoy|
|10-31-2012 02:00 PM|
|10-31-2012 01:34 PM|
|GND 2012||Love the makeshift hood!|
|10-31-2012 04:32 AM|
i never knew tetras ate shrimp either
and yes, this light bleeds like crazy, my coworkers were like damn thats a bright light over that tiny tank. so i was sitting there like what can i do to minimize the light bleed. a quick n easy makeshift hood was the first thing that came to mind. a blue folder, some tape, and staples and away i went. now all the light is directed down towards the tank. hoping the heat doesn't make it fall apart. if it does, im gonna get some wood and use the folder paper as a template and glue together a nice wooden hood for the spec. my plants should be super happy now
|10-31-2012 02:56 AM|
|10-31-2012 12:54 AM|
|Neatfish||Pretty cool tank. I didn't know neon tetras eat shrimp.|
|10-31-2012 12:08 AM|
|10-30-2012 11:43 PM|
|smirkis||so this new light is so bright, i made a makeshift hood for my spec lol.|
|10-30-2012 10:47 PM|
Grats on the new light I almost ordered that for my spec - but went with a cheaper 13w CFL desk lamp.
Hopefully your little shrimpie survives -do keep us updated!
|10-30-2012 08:12 PM|
i moved everything around and have 1 shrimp left lol, he's a nice bright red and almost a inch in size, hopefully he stays alive. i'll look around the boards for more shrimp as well.
the shrimp came from a personal tank of someone in florida who breeds them. he shipped them in a breather bag with moss and they were small, i thought they just needed to grow a bit n color up.
i just got my fluval 13w light in today so hopefully my plants do better as well, some started melting from the led light.
|10-30-2012 08:02 PM|
|PinkRasbora||I want my desk job back just so I can have a nano at work.|
|10-30-2012 07:12 PM|
From your first picture of the cherries they dont look that healthy and that could have lead to your assasins attacking or feasting on them. And the Neons in there could have tried hunting them down since with that small of a school in that small of a tank. I personally would rehome the Neons, and if you do wanna do shrimp check around this site to see what people are offereing. Usually better deals and healthier shrimp than Fleabay.
Nice looking spec and desk by the way.
|10-30-2012 06:50 PM|
nice little spec you have there tho
|10-30-2012 05:12 PM|
no worries! lol. by now its at the 2.5 month mark or so, i started off with just 5 cherry shrimp and 3 white clouds. i added 3 neon tetras because of the heavy plantedness and ordered 10 itty bitty cherry shrimp off [Ebay Link Removed] everything was great until i added that assasin snail 2-3 weeks ago. as days went on i thought the shrimp just kept hiding. so unless my white clouds or neon tetras are killing these shrimp, its this snail...
i change about 2 cup fulls of water every few days from a filtered water source here at work.
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