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|02-21-2013 01:10 AM|
|sayurasem||Max Kenji, may I know why are you topping off with remineralized water?|
|02-16-2013 02:05 AM|
|plamski||Top off should be done with pure RO I think. Can you explain how to feed in order to get such different results: Thick shell, better coloration or quantity?|
|02-15-2013 11:37 PM|
It depends on what is your breeding goal. Thick shell, better coloration or quantity?
You will do just fine with a undergravel filter and 1-2 sponge filters. That's a low cost setup for breeding TB. It just gonna take about 1 month to cycle the tank. Once the green algae develop on the glass, they should start breeding like crazy.
The key thing is just to keep the water parameter stable, don't over feed. I don't even do weekly waterchange, just top off with remineralized RO water.
UGF will help increase the soil buffering capacity.
I hope this is helpful for u .
|02-15-2013 11:23 PM|
Thanks for the info. You said I don't need a lot of supplements, does that mean there are still some that are beneficial?
Also, I was planning on running moving bed filter and an oversized HOB filter. I've read a ugf isn't completely necessary. Opinions?
|02-15-2013 11:07 PM|
You don't need a lot of supplement for TB.
I highly recommend Aquasoil Amazonia and undergravel filter. It's the best and most effective soil for breeding TB in my opinion.
There are several substrate additives you can choose from:
ADA set: Bacter 100, Tourmaline BC, Clear Super
Mosura: BT-9, Old Sea Mud Powder
Benibachi: Bee Max, Bee3, Mironekuton Powder
Borneo Wild: Humic, Minerax
I'd recommend just feed them fresh blanched spinach, frozen blood worm and straw pellet.
Here is a good example from friend of mine 楊正隆 - a pro breeder in Taiwan.
|02-15-2013 09:39 PM|
Yeah, I think I'll order some from Liam when the time comes, it sounds like great stuff. What types of supplements does everyone like? I think the general list is:
Are all of these necessary? What are the best ones if you're only going to get a few?
|02-15-2013 07:54 PM|
Originally Posted by mordalphus View Post
|02-15-2013 07:48 PM|
A light sprinkle of osm or montmorillonite (basically the same), sprinkle of bacteria. Just on the glass.
And you should still be able to kinda see the glass through the layer of powder, that's how light of a coating you need.
|02-15-2013 07:32 PM|
|Puddles||So, with the clay, 2 questions. What kind clay? Is calcium montmorrilonite clay the right type, or would I use something more like Old Sea Mud?. And how do you layer it with the amazonia?|
|02-15-2013 07:18 PM|
|02-15-2013 07:02 PM|
|Puddles||Ok, I get that. I've done a little more research and think new Amazonia is the best way to go. With Amazonia then would mineral clay under the substrate be a good idea?|
|02-15-2013 04:40 PM|
|02-15-2013 12:09 AM|
|02-15-2013 12:07 AM|
|Puddles||I'm not trying to cut corners, I have 2 established filters working on a large tank which will be transferred to this new tank, and thought it would save time not having to wait for the large amounts of ammonia to leech out.|
|02-15-2013 12:03 AM|
My opinion is to do it correctly and use Ada Amazonia, doesn't take that long to cycle it anymore, and you'd be waiting for foe a non-ammonia tank to cycle anyways.
Cutting corners is a good way to waste time and money
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