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Old 08-06-2012, 02:52 AM   #31
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Cool, seems like snails and shrimps are the key to algae prevention. CO2 and water quality plays a secondary role.
I believe so too toffee and can prove it with my tank.
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Old 08-06-2012, 04:31 AM   #32
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Hey what temp do you keep them? I am wondering if snails can live in warmer water say 82-86F range, ie Discus temp.
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Old 08-06-2012, 06:07 AM   #33
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vandominic, those are beautiful tanks! I have nerites, but they are a couple of dollars apiece here... I think I'll pick up more anyway Love the "tree". What kind of shrimp do you have in there? Noticed a yellow shrimp (Neocaridina?) and a ghost shrimp..?

Have to subscibe to this! Have fun with your experiment..
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Old 08-06-2012, 07:30 AM   #34
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Hey what temp do you keep them? I am wondering if snails can live in warmer water say 82-86F range, ie Discus temp.
Im very sorry toffee. I have no tank thermometer and I do not know what the temp range for my tank. I live in the southern Philippines just a little above the equator and its tropical here. Hot and humid often times except when it rains.
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Old 08-06-2012, 07:38 AM   #35
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vandominic, those are beautiful tanks! I have nerites, but they are a couple of dollars apiece here... I think I'll pick up more anyway Love the "tree". What kind of shrimp do you have in there? Noticed a yellow shrimp (Neocaridina?) and a ghost shrimp..?

Have to subscibe to this! Have fun with your experiment..
Thanks TeteRouge! Sorry to know that nerites costs that much there. Me I just collect them from a nearby spring. But even if you have to spend $$ for these snails it could be worth it I think. Just for the sake of your tank. Just make sure thoug that you have a lid so they could not escape. In my case I dont worry if they do escape bec I have plenty of them. On this tank Im breeding Yellow shrimps (neocaridina het.) and keeping other shrimps also, Long nose sumateras, pinocchio, yellow stone shrimp, tangerine stone shrimp, macrobrachium sp, malaysian rainbow shrimps, caridina babaulti, glass shrimps, etc. Also breeding class n endler guppies here.
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Old 08-06-2012, 08:32 AM   #36
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Here is another video of my tank where I demonstrate what I have just disovered this morning. That aquatic plants produce much oxygen when exposed to direct sunlight and when covered even for a few seconds they would slowdown or even stop producing oxygen bubbles. But when again uncovered they resume releasing much bubbles. :-)

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Old 08-09-2012, 01:13 AM   #37
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Did another experiment with my sun tank. I wanted to know if I did not infuse co2 on the tank, would the Pearlweeds still produce bubbles under direct sunlight. Its been three days since I stopped giving pressurised co2 to the tank and I have observed that the Pearlweed still produces bubbles in the morning when the sunlight hits them directly and also in the afternoon even when the sunlight is not directly on them.


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Old 08-09-2012, 03:59 AM   #38
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wow amazing vid
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Thanks TeteRouge! Sorry to know that nerites costs that much there. Me I just collect them from a nearby spring. But even if you have to spend $$ for these snails it could be worth it I think. Just for the sake of your tank. Just make sure thoug that you have a lid so they could not escape. In my case I dont worry if they do escape bec I have plenty of them. On this tank Im breeding Yellow shrimps (neocaridina het.) and keeping other shrimps also, Long nose sumateras, pinocchio, yellow stone shrimp, tangerine stone shrimp, macrobrachium sp, malaysian rainbow shrimps, caridina babaulti, glass shrimps, etc. Also breeding class n endler guppies here.
I agree nerites do a great job, I have them in all of my tanks! Just not as many, lol. The zebra and tiger ones especially like to explore. You have the guppies and shrimp together? Whatever you are doing, its working well and your research is very intrigueing!
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Did another experiment with my sun tank. I wanted to know if I did not infuse co2 on the tank, would the Pearlweeds still produce bubbles under direct sunlight. Its been three days since I stopped giving pressurised co2 to the tank and I have observed that the Pearlweed still produces bubbles in the morning when the sunlight hits them directly and also in the afternoon even when the sunlight is not directly on them.



Don't be too happy about seeing bubbles. The reason you are still seeing bubbles is, your plants are using calcium carbonate, magnesium etc. to get their needed carbon. This method of acquiring co2 is an energy intensive means for the plants and will eventually lead to poor growth; co2 injection is not. So turn on the co2 again.
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Old 08-09-2012, 11:47 PM   #41
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Reason #1 to move to the tropics
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Old 08-10-2012, 12:37 AM   #42
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I agree nerites do a great job, I have them in all of my tanks! Just not as many, lol. The zebra and tiger ones especially like to explore. You have the guppies and shrimp together? Whatever you are doing, its working well and your research is very intrigueing!
Thanks TeteRouge! Yes I'm breeding them both in this tank because I have no other tank that I could use for each of them.
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Don't be too happy about seeing bubbles. The reason you are still seeing bubbles is, your plants are using calcium carbonate, magnesium etc. to get their needed carbon. This method of acquiring co2 is an energy intensive means for the plants and will eventually lead to poor growth; co2 injection is not. So turn on the co2 again.

Thank you for this advice. I have already turned the co2 on this morning. I just experimented on it because somebody asked me if the Pearlweed still bubbles without co2. I did notice my other plants especially no longer doing well when I deprived them of co2. Thanks again
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Reason #1 to move to the tropics
You are welcome in our neighborhood AirstoND!
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