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Mr. Appleton 04-29-2012 02:21 AM

5G Yellow POSO and Cardinal Tank
Tank: 5G Deep Blue
Filter: AC20 HOB, eBay sponge filter
Lighting: 10W LED Utility Lamp
Substrate: Tahitian Moon Sand
Volcano rocks found in Myrdallasandur, Iceland
Driftwood from Echo Lake, New Hampshire

Sprig of Hornwort
Whatever the POSO don't eat

7x Yellow Rabbit POSO snails
10x Yellow Neos (temporarily)
1x Amano
2x Nerite
6x Cardinal Shrimp (from Mordalphus)

Here's a FTS:

Created the Tank Journal primarily as a means of tracking my progress towards growing out my POSO snails. Got them last summer at about a 1/4 inch long. They're now close to 1inch long. I've been feeding them primarily on spinach and zucchini as well as whatever aquarium plants I dump in there. They never seemed that big a fan of prepared foods although they've started eating spirulina sticks recently.

Hopefully they'll start breeding soon!


An amano:

Temporary tankmate:

somewhatshocked 04-29-2012 02:13 PM

Awesome! Can't wait to see how this project progresses.

Mr. Appleton 05-01-2012 10:32 PM

Received some Cardinal Shrimps today!! First time seeing them in real life and was amazed by how great they colored up almost immediately and how long their whiskers are!

A few pictures of the new shrimp:

Here's one hiding in a cave:

Here are my yellow shrimps during feeding time:

Snail feeding time... he looks like he's smiling!:

Love the way the POSOs move!

GMYukonon24s 05-01-2012 10:37 PM

That's some nice shrimp and snails.

Mr. Appleton 05-25-2012 01:49 AM

Less than a month after getting them, we've a berried Cardinal!!

They've been getting a bit more active and less shy the past few weeks. Not really sure what the difference was.

I'll post a picture of one if I can catch a good one! She's still pretty shy and hides most of the time!

But hurray to the first babies for this tank!

Mr. Appleton 05-25-2012 11:46 PM

Here's a screen cap from a video that I took of the tank! We only have 5 cardinals in here so excited that we'll hopefully have a lot more!!

Trying to do the video here:

albirdy 05-26-2012 03:06 AM

wow, those cardinals look great.

actually, your picture quality is pretty amazing. what kind of camera are you using?

albirdy 05-26-2012 03:07 AM

also, how are your GBRs doing with your green neons? I always had trouble keeping GBR with such quick eaters.

2in10 05-26-2012 03:15 AM

Beautiful shots, congrats on the berries on a gorgeous shrimp.

Mr. Appleton 05-26-2012 03:18 AM

Glad to hear that you like our pics!!

Depending on which you look at, they're taken either a Nikon D700 or a Canon 5D Mark II... Or... an iPhone :)

We haven't really noticed any issues with the GBRs. If anything they're the more aggressive feeders compared to the green neons who are actually quite timid at least in our tank.

Mr. Appleton 05-28-2012 04:58 AM

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And now we have two berried cardinals!!

The snails are actually probably a good quarter inch bigger than they were about a few months ago as well. Hopefully they'll be ready to breed soon as well!!

Here's a pic of one of the male cardinals!

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