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Old 02-22-2013, 06:08 AM   #31
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Time for a big update to the master log post

So the 12G edge has been redone with about 2" of miracle grow organic potting soil caped with an inch or two of Eco-complete and a bunch more plants. Everything seems to be growing well. The inhabitants are still the 4 neons, 12 CPD's, 10 pumpkin shrimp (although i can only find 8...) and a nerite snail.

I'm much happier with the dark substrate!

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I'm really happy with how the tree is filling in.



Some CPD's



neons



Pumpkin Shrimp







The Apple/Nerite snail




Back in the 5G Fry/PFR shrimp tank....The fry are getting big.. and actually look like fish!





and a fire red



I also decided I would try to breed some shrimp and picked up 4x 10 gallon tanks. They may double duty as fry tanks if i am sucessful enough at breeding CPD



CRS/CBS Tank


CBS






CRS



Yellow Shrimp Tank






Red Rilli Tank


CPD Breeding tank - new technique i'm attempting
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Old 03-13-2013, 01:03 AM   #32
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What fry is that with the green light under the eyes? Anyways, your tanks looking good. I want to try CBS again my 6 gallon.
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Old 03-13-2013, 01:12 AM   #33
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Thank ya! The fry are celestial pearl danios.

They are actually starting to look like little fish now
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Old 03-13-2013, 06:31 AM   #34
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Very nice, I got some Lamp Eye killi fry right now. I have to take mine out before the parents eat them.

If you do get successful in breeding CBS, I'll buy a few off of you. I want to give it another go at having some shrimp other than Amano.
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Old 03-13-2013, 06:45 AM   #35
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I will hook you up if i'm successful... I have Yellow, PFR/Pumpkins/ Red Rillis/ CRS/CBS on the go. I believe i have a berried pumpkin and a PFR.. sadly my female yellow died.
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Old 03-15-2013, 12:58 AM   #36
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84G? Where you getting this tank hahah
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Old 03-15-2013, 06:31 AM   #37
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fluval osaka 320 ... i can't wait! (will have it in about 2 more weeks) i'm already trying to sneak bio rings into other tanks to help pre-seed the filter media
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Old 03-15-2013, 07:47 AM   #38
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Omg, you sly dog. Very nice tank, you planning co2? I'm getting a ADA 60P in a month.
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Old 03-15-2013, 08:15 AM   #39
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haha why thank you.. i'm getting a smoking deal on it too

I'm not sure yet on the co2.., is it worth it? I have been having great success with out so i'm not quite convinced i need it yet.

i'm still hung up on what to use for the substrate.. leaning towards MGOPM capped with eco-complete (since it worked so well in the edge) or fluorite black how ever that will cost me probably 150$ which seems excessively expensive for substrate so still hunting for black pea gravel which doesn't seem to exist.

I'm guessing i would need 4-5 bags for a 48x18" tank.

Flourite black $27/15.5lb bag x5 135.. ouch!
Eco-complete $35/20lb bag x5 175.. bigger ouch!
Also found some stuff called clear water pebbles which is decent.. just a tad bit on the shiny side for me.. but its the cheaper backup plan at 21$/20lb bag (this may actually be the same stuff in the yellow shrimp tank above)
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Old 03-16-2013, 01:23 AM   #40
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I have the flourite black, it's ok for smaller tanks. What I hate about it is the colour turns a bit "light".

Depends on the type of plants you want to keep if you want to go Co2, it could be done without it. But I guess you know who to ask for Co2 advice.
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At the moment no co2 and medium light but you never know. I may splurge one day.
If floirite black goes lighter then maybe I will do Eco complete since they work pi to about the same price per pound and black pea gravel is impossible to find. Do u have pick of floirite black in your tank?
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Maybe it's just me, I swear it was a deep black colour when I got it.
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Old 03-28-2013, 03:35 AM   #43
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Your tank is beautiful shift. I'd like to hear more about what steps you are taking to breed the CPDs and what you feed the fry.
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Old 03-28-2013, 04:07 AM   #44
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I'm still experimenting with different methods. Right now i'm using a DIY egg trap which is working well.

I'm feeding them a mix of Hickary first bites, baby brine shrimp and a few drops of liquid fry now and then.. so far it seems to be going well. I have tons of tiny fry that seem to be doing well
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Old 04-30-2013, 04:28 AM   #45
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I removed the Cabomba and pulled these out of the Chi to add a more vibrant color to the edge


I decided to impulse by a dozen Boraras urophthalmoides (Exclamtion mark Rasboras)
These guys a super tiny and i figured they would be good buddy's for the CPD's since i moved the Harlequins and Neons to the Osaka Forest tank



One of my CPD's checking out the upper grounds.


I also picked up some Echinodorus Tenellus to try as a foreground/carpet style low light plant
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