|07-14-2014 12:57 AM|
The random death problem remains unsolved so we are trying the "let's not do anything and see if they like that" approach.
Updates to follow.
|06-30-2014 05:31 PM|
Hi! Yes update time!
I've been having some issues maintaining stability and such with this tank. I've been working very hard to fix problems. Random shrimp deaths may have been attributed to copper pipes in my house, leaching copper into my tap. I added Cuprisorb. Switched to Seachem Replenish from Ultimate GH Booster for easy of dosing and I'm unsure if I like it yet. Can't figure out why my TDS is over 300, but I'm monitoring other parameters and trying to maintain stability rather than an exact TDS. Also, ordered BorneoWild Shield to help with the random deaths, hopefully promoting better immune systems.
Whoever thought cherry shrimp were easy :|
The corkscrew vals on the right side are sending runners all over!
|06-24-2014 06:16 AM|
|That70sfishboy||Update? I just read through this all, impressive tank!|
|06-01-2014 06:13 PM|
Ammonia 0 Nitrite 0
Nitrate 0 pH 7.4
kH 2-3 GH 7
TDS 262 Temp. 66
|05-28-2014 05:17 PM|
|kcoscia||hahaha yeah didn't think about that back then. If I were to get one now I def. would shop "local"|
|05-27-2014 11:01 PM|
-1 for me for failing to notice date stamp on quoted post...
|05-04-2014 05:41 PM|
colony is slowly growing I think!
|03-25-2014 03:48 PM|
Had my first REAL set oh shrimplets the other day. I'vee seen about ten and it looks like the mom is already resaddled!
|03-06-2014 04:40 PM|
I hated the messy look I had going. My moss had SO MUCH algae. I wanted a minimal look, easy to clean. I saw a goldfish tank that had white sand, pond stone and no plants that I used as inspiration sort of.
I'm hoping this set up will be better. The sand I bought says easy to siphon so that's hopefully a plus.
My sponge filter still has the algae so that'll be good for the shrimpies.
Here's a new picture (clear but with tannins)
|03-06-2014 01:26 AM|
|Aqualady||Wow! Nice reset, but it was a surprise...what made you reset, bored, or...?|
|03-06-2014 12:51 AM|
|03-05-2014 09:09 PM|
awful cell phone shot - but here is the result of the complete reset
better pictures to come
|02-25-2014 05:11 PM|
|02-11-2014 05:08 PM|
|02-09-2014 09:24 PM|
made some changes:
got rid of a few of the cholla woods and got rid of a ton of algae. Moved the sponge filter to the back and put the java fern in the holes of the cholla wood.
I'm seeing more of the shrimp, more activity. I think they like it?
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