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Old 12-28-2012, 04:55 PM   #121
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Looks good! Thats a crap ton of moss you have! What kind is it again? Mini Rose?
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Old 12-29-2012, 11:23 PM   #122
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Best way to jump start would just be plant heavily with stems and do daily water changes. The same media will help speed it along too. But, definitely daily water changes for the first couple of weeks. Should help your tank have the easiest setup period. Throw some activated carbon in there too for even better chances. Love the fish and stems even if you're scrapping the tank, but it still looks great. Why not keep it as a 0 maintenance cherry shrimp tank or something with a sponge filter and a cheap clip-on light? The moss still looks great.
I thought about that, but I only have time to care for one nice rimless tank. I may use the money from the mini s to set up a deep blue 2.5 gallon tank, rimmed with just moss for any possible fry.


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What are you feeding the scarlet badis? Any general tips for their care?
Yes, I have some small worms in my tank, came with my moss from long ago, I believe they are nematodes. They love these worms and are constantly eating them. They are very small, but help. I also dump bloodworms into the soil which they eat when they want. Besides this having a mature tank with moss helps with the microfauna. I am planning on starting a grindal worm culture.

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Looks good! Thats a crap ton of moss you have! What kind is it again? Mini Rose?
It is supposed to be weeping moss. I haven't gotten much weeping from it, but I hear this is the case with a lot of people.

QUESTION FOR ANYONE:

If I was to set up my scape on the new tank and put enough water into it, to fill to the top of the soil, would it leach the ammonia prior to actually running a filter on the tank? If I could get the ammonia going early, then I could throw the filter from the other tank on and plants it. Hopefully this could shorten any time for unstable perimeters.
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Old 01-07-2013, 01:30 AM   #123
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Mini M is on order, along with some powder aquasoil, do aqua glass pipes, garden mat, ada lid and Finnex Fugeray.

Need to order some p-ferts, pick up light bar to hang the finnex and sell some aquasoil.
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Old 01-30-2013, 10:17 PM   #124
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Pfertz is running out...
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Old 02-02-2013, 04:09 AM   #125
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Yes, I ordered some from a fellow TPTer.

Finally got some stuff in and am now prepping for the new tank. I decided to go back to the mini m. I decided that I think the mini s isn't deep enough, front to back, so I ordered this stuff in. Here is a picture of where the Mini S stands today:



Really just left this thing alone. Ive got one Scarlet Badis in here along with 10-20 PFR shrimp. I have enough cover now that the shrimplets are making it without being eaten.

I want to do a simple one rock layout, with only belem hairgrass. I might throw some Ludwigia Red in the back right corner.

I will be hanging the light and ditching the one currently on it. Will hanging the fugeray with fishing line look weird from the ceiling? I think thats the route I want to go.


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ADA Mini M-high clarity
Finnex Fugeray 12 inch
Eheim 2211
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Do Aqua Mini Mv1
No CO2-Mertricide 14 used
No heater

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Old 02-02-2013, 04:27 AM   #126
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I really like where the rock is right now. I think it's fine. Should look even better with a carpet to soften the edges of the rock.
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Old 02-02-2013, 07:18 AM   #127
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Well I still have to check out the rest of your pages on this thread. Loving the couple I have seen already tho! What is that plant in that most recent pic? The fern/moss.

As for that rock, it is a stunning rock! I kind of like where it sits right now but try turning the left side slight diagonal to the front left corner
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Old 02-02-2013, 02:02 PM   #128
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A word of warning: that light is actually quite dim, and I will probably send it back to AFA. Not bright enough for HC.
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Old 02-02-2013, 05:39 PM   #129
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Thanks, the light is just for scaping, it will be switched to the Fugeray.

I will be planting the tank for a dry start today. Will update later.

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Well I still have to check out the rest of your pages on this thread. Loving the couple I have seen already tho! What is that plant in that most recent pic? The fern/moss.
The moss is weeping moss.
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Old 02-02-2013, 10:51 PM   #130
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Yay! More Mini M! are you going to hang you Fugeray?
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I like the rocks.
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Old 02-03-2013, 06:29 AM   #132
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Yay! More Mini M! are you going to hang you Fugeray?
Yes, I bought some half inch conduit today. Got it bent and ready to install.
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Old 02-03-2013, 06:34 AM   #133
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I like the rocks.
Thanks.

I've spent the last 3 hours or so planting every piece of belem I could separate. Took these pics and then tilted the tank back to level out the water. I'm going to let this stuff grow in for a few weeks and then flood. It's hard to see how many plugs there are, but hopefully it pays off, it was a lot of work.









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Old 02-05-2013, 02:14 AM   #134
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Nice setup! You'll be running non-CO2 like mine. Looking forward to seeing how this turns out.
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Old 02-05-2013, 02:45 AM   #135
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will you keep the Mini S moss or move the Dario Dario into the new M?
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