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05-23-2013 09:38 PM
The krib crib (10g low-tech)


So the female krib died of excel overdose and almost lost the male. He recovered nicely tho. No more excel or ferts and today I added some plants I collected near me. Also reaquascaped completely and got rid of the cave and driftwood for 1 piece of mopani wood. Also added a small school of neon tetras
04-18-2013 05:59 AM
The krib crib (10g low-tech)

Assassin snails finally took care of my ramshorn problem. Now it's the algae. I've gone to less light larger water changes less food and no ferts. Yet it won't go away. Still waiting it out. Also I took the Juvie BN Pleco out of my other tank today and added him to here, temporarily til my friend is ready for him. Lets see if he makes a dent
03-25-2013 05:01 AM
Colorblizzle Got a ton of snails and nothing I'm doing is making them go away, any suggestions? It's a small tank so I can't really add loaches and don't wanna use chemicals cuz the fry :/
03-13-2013 01:37 AM
Colorblizzle UPDATE: staghorn algae is gone and the diatoms are receding although now I have green hair algae and have no idea what to do. About 2 weeks ago my Kribs bred and now I have a clutch of about 30-40 fry swimming around because of this tho the parents killed 3 of the danios. Also I have a snail outbreak bi pick about 4-5 out a day but I can't get them all. I think they may be eating my plants since some of them are getting little holes in the leaves. Thinking about starting ferts agin but in a half dose for a while. Gonna start with just trace elements and see what happens
02-27-2013 02:24 PM
Colorblizzle Should I expect to lose a few? And also what should I feed them? All I've fed them so far is crushed spirulina flake. My other foods consist of algae wafers NLS cichlid pellets and frozen brine shrimp. I'm sure they can't eat the pellets yet but maybe the brine shrimp?
02-27-2013 02:12 PM
scapegoat nice. my little family maybe has 20 left, but they're getting "big". they're a few weeks old at this point and probably 1/4-1/2 inch
02-27-2013 12:26 PM
Colorblizzle That's awesome. How many? I got around 50
02-27-2013 07:42 AM
Originally Posted by Colorblizzle View Post

My pelvicachromis pulchers bred! They just started swimming out of the cave today so in assuming they are about 3-4 days old. I'm so excited. I have kept many fish S well as Kribs before but this is the first thing to ever spawn for me! Can't wait to BAP them
What a coincidence, my pair has around 3-4 day old free swimming fry! Although this is my 8th batch of fry from them. :lol:
02-27-2013 06:01 AM
Colorblizzle UPDATE:

My pelvicachromis pulchers bred! They just started swimming out of the cave today so in assuming they are about 3-4 days old. I'm so excited. I have kept many fish S well as Kribs before but this is the first thing to ever spawn for me! Can't wait to BAP them
02-22-2013 09:10 PM
Colorblizzle I can't do a DIY this tank is in my sons room on his dresser. He's 5 and autistic...he gets into everything. I already catch him with his hands in the tank trying to catch fish and flipping my surge protector Nd and off amongst other things
02-22-2013 08:49 PM
Redtail84 while you work on saving up for a pressurized CO2 system, I would recommend throwing together a DIY set up for now just to get some CO2 injection going. It should really help the plants grow which will starve out the algae. Dosing ferts isn't a bad thing. You just need to find balance between the CO2 and ferts. I battled BBA for a while in my 20 gallon, and I ended up hooking up a Jell-O CO2 system while dosing Flourish 2x a week and spot treating the BBA with Excel. The BBA is all but gone now, and the plants are growing really well.
02-22-2013 08:39 PM
Colorblizzle Well for now I started using excel to help kill the algae. Started doing 1.5X the normal dose and am gonna continue to do so until I can afford to build a good pressurized CO2 system. Also I changed my schedule from a 20% PWC biweekly to a 40% PWC weekly at least for now til the algae is gone then I may go to 20% weekly. Unsure at the moment. I also stOpped dosing fertilizers since all I'm feeding is the algae. Continuing with the iron tho. I will start using ferts again in a few weeks hopefully
02-14-2013 01:43 AM
Colorblizzle I'm thinking of making the jump to "hi-tech" liking at the fluval 15g kit. It's 20grams of CO2 and says fill the diffuser twice a day. So I figure if I fill it once a day that should be good right? Idk, kinda scared I don't wanna mess it up and kill all my fish thoughts from anyone who may or may not be reading this?
02-12-2013 01:58 AM
02-09-2013 02:47 PM
Colorblizzle In this picture you can see the hidden LED's. so I'm gonna guess and guess a little low and say I have 65 PAR With 45 at the front
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