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01-22-2014 05:28 AM
shift i had a bit of a mix origionaly but i did get fire reds to begin with.. so they have stayed pretty true and full read. i get the odd light red.. Today i moved out the dario darios since i have to berried shrimp in the tank and i feel the colony needs to up its numbers. I'm sure the CPDs will pick off a few but the avid hunters are relocated for now

And i took out my mini tree and put in areal tree stump... getting it in the tank was interesting to say the least

06-06-2013 06:49 AM
rbtmccord
CPD's

Shift
I like these very much and have a question. When you first got them were they kind of washed out and did their real color come in quickly or over a period of time.
Also what type parameters are you keeping them in.
I have seen some here locally but they dont seem to have the intense color yours do. Also they are a bit shy right.
05-26-2013 01:32 AM
shift
6g to 12g edge talk log

Today I added another female pfr shrimp and 4 Dario Dario's (Red Indian scarlet badis). They are micro predators and very curious. I love to watch them explore.

I think the tank is probably a little overstocked now and may have to move some fish out later (tons of fish but all super tiny) they seem to be happy for now


04-30-2013 06:12 AM
shift That already kind of happened! haha... the Edge still does get some love.. i did a a bit of a minor re-scape today

Check out my Osaka Forest tank log

I'm horrible at remebering to dose the tanks in the mornings... so the next projected is going to be an automated dosing system
04-30-2013 05:46 AM
FlyingHellFish Sound good, they look awesome. I bet once you get that sexy Fluval 84G, the Edge is going to take a back seat. That kind of what happen to my 6 gallon, the 60P became my main focus. Things actually started to grow better when I miss a few days of dosing, weird.
04-30-2013 05:07 AM
shift Well i live in BC and found them here... I may try breeding them in the near future..so may be able to hook you up a little down the road
04-30-2013 04:43 AM
FlyingHellFish Where in Toronto did you buy the Boraras urophthalmoides? I want some for my ADA 60P, they look great!
04-30-2013 03:28 AM
shift I removed the Cabomba and pulled these out of the Chi to add a more vibrant color to the edge


I decided to impulse by a dozen Boraras urophthalmoides (Exclamtion mark Rasboras)
These guys a super tiny and i figured they would be good buddy's for the CPD's since i moved the Harlequins and Neons to the Osaka Forest tank



One of my CPD's checking out the upper grounds.


I also picked up some Echinodorus Tenellus to try as a foreground/carpet style low light plant
03-28-2013 03:07 AM
shift I'm still experimenting with different methods. Right now i'm using a DIY egg trap which is working well.

I'm feeding them a mix of Hickary first bites, baby brine shrimp and a few drops of liquid fry now and then.. so far it seems to be going well. I have tons of tiny fry that seem to be doing well
03-28-2013 02:35 AM
tomfromstlouis Your tank is beautiful shift. I'd like to hear more about what steps you are taking to breed the CPDs and what you feed the fry.
03-16-2013 02:27 AM
FlyingHellFish

Maybe it's just me, I swear it was a deep black colour when I got it.
03-16-2013 12:36 AM
shift
6g to 12g edge talk log

At the moment no co2 and medium light but you never know. I may splurge one day.
If floirite black goes lighter then maybe I will do Eco complete since they work pi to about the same price per pound and black pea gravel is impossible to find. Do u have pick of floirite black in your tank?
03-16-2013 12:23 AM
FlyingHellFish I have the flourite black, it's ok for smaller tanks. What I hate about it is the colour turns a bit "light".

Depends on the type of plants you want to keep if you want to go Co2, it could be done without it. But I guess you know who to ask for Co2 advice.
03-15-2013 07:15 AM
shift haha why thank you.. i'm getting a smoking deal on it too

I'm not sure yet on the co2.., is it worth it? I have been having great success with out so i'm not quite convinced i need it yet.

i'm still hung up on what to use for the substrate.. leaning towards MGOPM capped with eco-complete (since it worked so well in the edge) or fluorite black how ever that will cost me probably 150$ which seems excessively expensive for substrate so still hunting for black pea gravel which doesn't seem to exist.

I'm guessing i would need 4-5 bags for a 48x18" tank.

Flourite black $27/15.5lb bag x5 135.. ouch!
Eco-complete $35/20lb bag x5 175.. bigger ouch!
Also found some stuff called clear water pebbles which is decent.. just a tad bit on the shiny side for me.. but its the cheaper backup plan at 21$/20lb bag (this may actually be the same stuff in the yellow shrimp tank above)
03-15-2013 06:47 AM
FlyingHellFish Omg, you sly dog. Very nice tank, you planning co2? I'm getting a ADA 60P in a month.
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