|01-06-2013 02:39 PM|
A healthy tank should have lot's micro-life forms and those critters are good snakes for fish.
Btw, I have a pair cheery shrimp in my nano tank, the female carrying egg sacks at the moment. Can't wait to see my first baby shrimps !
How's your shrimps doing, Kehy ?
|01-03-2013 06:04 PM|
|Kehy||I love watching the little critters in my shrimp tank. Sometimes they're more interesting to watch than the shrimp!|
|01-03-2013 02:18 PM|
I am also thinking along the same line - Want to create a "self sustainable" aquarium !
It's just a thought at the moment tho, cuz I wouldn't know where to beginning
|12-21-2012 03:27 AM|
|12-21-2012 02:59 AM|
Honestly in the back of my mind, I'd like to see how diverse an "ecosystem" I could create. Right now I've got: Shrimp (2 species), Copepods, Flatworms, Tubifex worms (I think ?) and 1-2 species of snails. I'd love to add more but not sure what else would work. Fish are out I think b/c they eat so darn much....
and of course who know what kind of micro-fauna I've got.
|12-20-2012 10:43 PM|
|Smitty06||Wait till you look at it under 400x|
|12-19-2012 02:40 PM|
|AnotherHobby||Thanks for the updated link. That video is really cool!|
|12-19-2012 01:52 PM|
Everyone here is the other video ::
|12-19-2012 01:51 PM|
|12-19-2012 01:33 PM|
Funny, because last night I was staring at my tank and I also noticed tiny microscopic white things that were moving too fast to be baby snails. It's the first time I've seen them. They are much easier to spot on really dark soil (I had reddish/brown gravel before). A magnifying glass didn't help very much either. I wonder if that's whats in there. Interesting. I recall wondering how many tiny little microscopic critters there are in there.
I'm also about 3.5 weeks into my fishless cycle. All I've added so far is plants that I acquired through SNS and a a couple from my LFS. Pond snails showed up after that, so then I added 2 assassin snails. That's it. I just assumed they hitchhiked in on something.
Also, both of your links go to the same video.
|12-19-2012 01:18 PM|
Microscopic living things in our FW aquarium
I recently post a thread about my newly set up nano tank and received a few helpful info. Now it's my turn to contribute to the community.
As my nano tank approaching its third week fishless cycling, I've noticed there are Microscopic life inside of my nano tank. How could this be? I was excited, thought I had a tinny baby shrimp in my tank LOL
This extremely small living things is hard to capture with my camera, even with a powerful magnifier I can hardly see the detail of this "tinny shrimp". As I look more carefully, I'd discovered there are various of life form in my 6 gal nano tank - Some fast swimmers, some bug like shape and some attached to the tank glass ..etc. Talking about EEeeeewwwwww
I was totally freaked out by the sight. Grabbed my laptop, I Googled every possible lead, read almost every articles, nothing really made me feel completely comfortable, till I saw this video which ID one of those things inside my tank ~~ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9DaaIHBg0TM
I also found this video on Youtube which made me understand more about fresh water and gain more knowledge on how to identified a good or bad microscopic life forms in fresh water aquarium.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9DaaIHBg0TM << An amazing video.
Now I understand the importance of those under water crustaceans in Microscopic Worlds actually play a very important part to keep our aquarium health.