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Colorblizzle 01-30-2013 01:37 AM

The krib crib (10g low-tech)
I have a 10g low-tech tank. It's been in the process for awhile now but I finally have it up. Still needs a few things tho.

-10w finnex fugeray 20"
-Aquaclear 20 power filter
-All-glass canopy
-jager submersible heater 50w
-marina blue lunar LED
-coralife programmable surge protector w/timers

-cryptocoryne wendtii
-rotala indica
-anubias barteri var. nana

-pelvicachromis pulcher (x2)

Colorblizzle 01-30-2013 01:39 AM

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This was my tank first day setup nothing in it yet

Colorblizzle 01-30-2013 01:40 AM

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From the front

Colorblizzle 01-30-2013 01:41 AM

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Added the plants and a PVC cave for the kribs

Colorblizzle 01-30-2013 01:44 AM

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Added some red barn stone to cover the PVC and since this I have cut the rotala and replanted 4 more from the trimmings. Also dosed with ferts for the first time today. Used the flourish line of NPK and trace. Use how much they said but only gonna do all of them once a week until I determine what I need

Colorblizzle 01-30-2013 01:45 AM

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Female krib approx 2"

Colorblizzle 01-30-2013 01:46 AM

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Same female in front if the cave prior to the adding of stones. Can't get pic of male he never leaves cave

Colorblizzle 01-30-2013 01:48 AM

GH is 6 and KH is 9 haven't checked other parameters yet befell free to solicits advice or comments :) I'm going to he adding a marineland hidden LED system on the front for added PAR them I want dwarf chain sword and ludwigia repens. Also swapping out power filter for small canister for less surface agitation tonkeepnthe CO2 in

BoxxerBoyDrew 01-30-2013 04:45 AM

Cool Setup!!!

I really like Kribs! What kind of substrate is that? Also is that a whole piece of pvc or did you cut it in half? What is the diameter of it?

It is going to be cool watching them spawn and raise some babies!!!


Good luck!

Colorblizzle 01-30-2013 04:54 AM

It's flourite sand and its more or less 2/3rd of a PVC pipe I believe it is 4" diameter. It was in the trash at work so I figured why not

Colorblizzle 01-30-2013 04:55 AM

I can't wait for them to spawn either

BoxxerBoyDrew 01-30-2013 06:42 AM

Good Deal!!!

Thanks for the info! The flourite Sand looks good in the tank!

Colorblizzle 01-30-2013 11:47 AM

Thanks. Only issues so far is a light dusting from the sand. It gets in the leaves and glass daily. Also it's hard to plant in I poke a hole to put a plant and pull out my finger it back fills lol

scapegoat 01-30-2013 01:59 PM

how do you like that flourite sand? been thinking of using it for my 125.

my kirbs have another round of eggs... so i need to get going on some brine shrimp. I've let my pair attempt three different spawns and all have died off, so this time i'm going ot be a bit more active with feeding them.

for planting, I suggest using some forceps/long tweezers. try to get stainless steel. I got some fluval crap and it has surface rust. i got one of these

tank is looking good! good luck

Colorblizzle 01-30-2013 02:16 PM

I like the sand. Like I said previously u can't really punch a hole for planting like I can gravel or some other medium. I do have the fluval tongs so I hope mine don't rust :/. But with the sand and planting tongs u can just push the stem right into the substrate without a hole and drag back up to orient the roots. I've only had my Kribs not even a week so no spawning yet but my male won't leave the cave at all. I'm not even sure if he's eating.

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