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03-22-2010 07:46 PM
Originally Posted by tyler79durdan View Post
You should take those plants out of the pots, and take the rock wool off... PLANT them! Looks good though

EDIT: Wow not sure how I missed a whole page... looks like you did...
Yeah...three of the plants were only there for storage until the 55g was up and running.

Want to move the large red crypt out to the 55 now and put in one of the smaller ones I received but the little RCS are all over it so gonna wait a bit.
03-22-2010 07:43 PM
tyler79durdan You should take those plants out of the pots, and take the rock wool off... PLANT them! Looks good though

EDIT: Wow not sure how I missed a whole page... looks like you did...
03-22-2010 05:10 PM
toddg Looks like one or more of the new shrimp was already ready for fry...Saw these little guys on Friday and came in today and there have to be 50+ swimming around.

03-19-2010 05:30 PM
toddg Got some video of one of the RCS checking out a snail in the tank.

Just hanging out on the driftwood:
03-18-2010 08:42 PM
toddg Cherry shrimp arrived today. I think I'm going to take the Danio's out and put them in the 55g at home. The Danio's will have a bigger home and wont' be spooking the shrimp constantly.
03-12-2010 03:01 PM
Originally Posted by toddg View Post
Picked up 4 Zebra Danio's at the LFS today so the tank has it's first fish!
I don't believe Zebra Danios are the best choice for that tank considering it's size (assuming it's standard 15x9x14 minibow) and how hyper they are. I personally would rather go with a few guppies or endlers (all male so there's no breeding), maybe White Cloud Minnows, or a betta and some shrimp or a larger snail. They'll probably be fine, assuming you keep up on water changes, but in my first 10 gallon I had zebra danio and even in there they were a little too zippy & active to really enjoy it.

That said, I'm always impressed by how nice some people can make nano tanks look, well done.
03-12-2010 03:21 AM
AlexXx wow the hair grass looks fantastic!
03-11-2010 06:49 PM
toddg Tank is doing good. Hairgrass got a trim yesterday, it had grown up over 3" since planting.

Danio's are busy fish and very curious. They always seem interested in the pruning tools when I'm trying to clean up the tank.

Really hard to photograph this tank between the bow front and light color gravel. I really want to redo it with black Eco-complete, but the plants and fish are happy currently. Might end up moving everything to either a 6g or 10g rectangular tank.

03-04-2010 08:44 PM
toddg Yeah, I'm leaving the snails. Actually kinda like like the little guys and they were the original inhabitants. Other than the 5 or 6 that grew I haven't seen any more.
03-04-2010 08:23 PM
narhay Don't bother removing the snails. You'll never remove all of them, so they will just keep coming back. Save your sanity. And their numbers usually remain constant if you feed normally and keep other aspects under control.
03-02-2010 11:54 PM
toddg Picked up 4 Zebra Danio's at the LFS today so the tank has it's first fish!
03-02-2010 04:47 PM
toddg Dwarf hairgrass is growing well in the tank. The one in the stored pot awating transport is already reaching the top of the waterline which equates to almost 3" of upwards growth since I put it in. The planted stuff looks to be doing well also. I'm not sure if the HC is going to make it, I stuffed it into the substrate with some of the rockwool left as I couldn't get it to stay down any other way.

Tested the water yesterday and here's what I came up with:

Ph 7.3
GH 25 (yeah, Vegas has hard water)
KH 8
Nitrate .1 ppm

Ran a quick test of GH for the bottled water in our office and it shows a GH of 10 so maybe that would be a better choice for water changes? I need to do a sample from home as we have a water softner installed that I'm curious what difference that makes.

Some morning pics of the snails doing their thing:

03-02-2010 05:21 AM
toddg I'm currently using the stock filter that came with the tank. I do have an Aquaclear 20 on it that I was deciding between it and the stock one to run. I think it AQ puts out too much current even on a low setting for the small 5g tank so switched back to the little factory one instead. The downside is that is mounted inside the frame so it blocks a lot more of the light from the good. Will probably end up moving back again to the AQ 20. Sure not helping my cycling / setup to keep being undecided, but the plants and snails are doing okay. Been diligent about holding off on fish and shrimp, but a few starters are going in soon. Need to move the last of the sag to the middle/back, just not enough room with the temporary holding pots in there now.
03-02-2010 12:45 AM
shoteh Yes I like the newer layout. Dwarf sags are nice but in such a small tank as your they are mid level plants. What kind of filter are you using btw? I was curious because when I had an eclipse 5, surface scum was always a problem for me. I'm assuming the Aqueon uses a different filter system though.
02-27-2010 12:21 AM
arok3000 That new photo looks 300% better.
That's a nice little scape you have going on there now!

As far as the snails, I've found they're really only abundant when I overfeed or if I have an algae problem. Either way, it's when I'm doing something wrong that their numbers get out of control.

Keep it up!
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