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Old 02-24-2013, 04:14 AM   #61
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Looking real good bro!
Thank you very much! I hope I do get some to breed. I've got another tank I'd like to populate, plus this isn't near max capacity
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Old 03-03-2013, 03:23 AM   #62
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The moment of truth is tomorrow. I left my tanks on break for 7 days. We'll see if they're ok when I get back tomorrow morning . I'll keep you updated.
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Old 03-03-2013, 09:30 PM   #63
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! My shrimp are all alive yay

Super happy. I literally don't think anybody died, and as I feared, the water did drain past the sponge, but not by too much.

I just gave them a big helping of food. It pays off to think ahead. I didn't set the tank up in a hurry, so there was plenty of biofilm.
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Old 03-03-2013, 09:58 PM   #64
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Looks awesome. Do the shrimp ever climb up the log and poke their heads out of the water?

You're making me want another spec. And some CRS!
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Old 03-03-2013, 11:53 PM   #65
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Looks awesome. Do the shrimp ever climb up the log and poke their heads out of the water?

You're making me want another spec. And some CRS!
Thanks for your kind words! This is definitely my favorite tank now. I sleep next to it.

Well my crayfish used to do that, but I don't know if the shrimp will.

They haven't yet, but be assured if they do, I'll be shooting pictures.
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Old 03-04-2013, 12:55 AM   #66
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my CRS and amano sometimes emerge slightly when exploring the floaters in their tanks
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Old 03-04-2013, 02:35 AM   #67
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my CRS and amano sometimes emerge slightly when exploring the floaters in their tanks
I'm sure they will at some point ill be watching.
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Old 03-04-2013, 03:30 AM   #68
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Not many places to hide in here, but they find a way. They're hiding from the light, as it wasn't there for a long time.

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Need some advice guys..

Possibly switching out my light. Breaking down another tank, so I've got a spare light that is very nice. Let me know if you'd select it over the stock light. I'll post pics soon.




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Old 03-06-2013, 07:27 PM   #70
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Here we go.

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What do you all think?
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Old 03-07-2013, 03:27 AM   #71
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I'd sill like input, but I'm liking the way the half strength light looks.

Here are some nice shots.

Shadows among the recovering Anubias. It is recovering quick. The roots immediately started growing upon attachment.
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Some shots of food time today.
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Finally, a few shrimp took a ride on my tweezers lol.
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I'd still love a comment on the light, but I have gone with the Beamswork light. I stole it off another tank that has fallen out of my favor.
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I liked the original light. Plus, it seemed to be working well. I'm kind of a "If it ain't broke don't fix it" kinda guy though.

Great thread BTW. I'm thinking hard about setting up a MrAqua 12x12x12 (7.5g) cube tank but for tigers and maybe some neos. I'm just not sure though. I've tried tigers twice and failed both times. Just not sure what I'm doing wrong with them.
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I liked the original light. Plus, it seemed to be working well. I'm kind of a "If it ain't broke don't fix it" kinda guy though.

Great thread BTW. I'm thinking hard about setting up a MrAqua 12x12x12 (7.5g) cube tank but for tigers and maybe some neos. I'm just not sure though. I've tried tigers twice and failed both times. Just not sure what I'm doing wrong with them.
Thanks very much for the comment&compliment.

I long ago realized my failures come from impatience and the urge to add and fiddle.

I've really gotten the impatience down, but even a few months ago when I started my main tank, I populated it too quick.

My tangerine tigers failed. I also don't know what was so wrong, as my neos bred in the same water.

I hear you on the if it ain't broke don't fix it. I am letting the floaters take over the top though, so I think I need the extra light power to shine through them. I had to keep pruning them because not enough light would make it through.

I'll keep you all posted.
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I've learned the fuzzy stuff is just a little bit of fungus. It hasn't always been there so I wasn't sure.

Anybody have some criticisms on the scape?
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