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10-16-2013 08:37 PM
somewhatshocked Replacement LED (same as the failed one) came and all is right with the world again.
10-11-2013 11:51 PM
Psiorian Glad to see you made the move safely, even the stow away amano.

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Ordered a couple new fixtures. Stay tuned!
Always excited to see what you end up putting on your tanks!

This will be helpful as I'm thinking of getting a similar tank.
10-11-2013 11:21 PM
somewhatshocked Ordered a couple new fixtures. Stay tuned!
10-08-2013 07:47 PM
somewhatshocked One of my cheap LED fixtures is biting the bullet. Lots of sizzling sounds when I try to turn it on, so I'm tossing it until I can do some fancy work on it or get a new adapter and such.

Anyone have ideas on what I should run instead of these two? I could always do a daylight CFL in a dome - and may do that for the short term - but I'm looking for something more permanent. Please make aesthetically pleasing recommendations, folks. Keep in mind that this is an expensive and rimless tank, so nothing that covers the top of the tank.

Leaning toward a 12" Wavepoint fixture and plan to use the same on the bowfront in my signature.
10-06-2013 05:08 PM
nightshadebel That is crazy!
10-06-2013 02:08 PM
somewhatshocked Thought I'd post a quick update as I recover from moving 500 miles and bringing all my tanks.

The 45-F survived intact. Replanted everything to thin out the crypts and replaced all the Christmas Moss, so I won't have to trim it for a while.

But here's the kicker: When I flooded the tank? A giant Amano Shrimp crawled out of the middle of the wood and started pecking around like it hadn't been in a tank without water for FOUR DAYS. Crazy.
09-20-2013 08:15 PM
somewhatshocked It's Christmas Moss.

Doesn't matter how they're fed, really. They always go for the food. I never really have leftovers and rarely have to clean food up. If you have enough livestock in the tank and only feed what they can eat in an hour, you won't run into issues of waste.
09-20-2013 05:58 PM
puopg
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I know I shouldn't complain about moss growing quickly in a low-tech tank but... that's exactly what I'm doing.
What kind of moss is that? Also, do you find that your shrimp prefer food on the ground compared to in a glass dish? I always saw more dogpiling when i just let the food hit the floor but its way harder to clean.
09-17-2013 10:52 PM
somewhatshocked Just thought I'd share a few photos that detail the difference in whites between my PRLs and CBS:





Almost amber compared to the stark white of the Reds.

Notice the black legs of the CBS? Have been working on that since 2011. Most frustrating thing to breed for - ever - in shrimp, in my experience.

Also, I need to clean the glass like woah in the 45-F!
08-30-2013 11:59 PM
somewhatshocked Too many berried females aside... added two Horned Nerites from another tank and they've cleaned the algae-spotted glass of this tank in less than 24 hours. Now I remember why I love these little snails.
08-27-2013 11:56 PM
somewhatshocked Great. Now that I've moved a bunch of CBS into the 45-F, half of them are berried. And by half, I mean easily fifteen shrimp.

Time to start ANOTHER tank up? Goodness gracious.
08-25-2013 01:01 AM
somewhatshocked Moved all adult and juvenile PRLs from this tank to a 20L to make room for all the CBS from my 12gal long. Also added a few Amano Shrimp.

Really excited to finally have a bunch of my high-grade CBS within view while working all day.
08-17-2013 01:18 AM
somewhatshocked Reached a decision today. Planning to move the PRLs in this tank to one of my others. Once that's done, I'll be moving most of my CBS to this tank so I can redo my 12gal.
08-06-2013 12:26 AM
somewhatshocked More babies!

08-01-2013 03:53 AM
somewhatshocked Thanks! This is my most favorite tank footprints. 45x24x16cm. Roughly 4.6gal.

Definitely a work in progress. Slowly adding more C. parva as I find small plantlets in my other tanks. Really enjoy it on a daily basis.

If you start with 5 or 6 female Cherries, you could have 300 shrimp in a couple months. Neos can breed like crazy when they're comfortable.
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