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Old 05-08-2013, 10:59 PM   #61
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Nice moss in there!
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Old 05-08-2013, 11:02 PM   #62
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Thanks! Hoping it grows a bit more within the next couple weeks so I can give it a good trim.

It's one of the hardiest strains of Christmas Moss I've ever grown. Looks different from tank to tank, lighting type to lighting type.

Almost looks like Flame Moss in my 45-F, which is crazy.
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Old 05-09-2013, 04:24 PM   #63
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Guess it's a good problem to have nothing but high-grade shrimp. But I'm still complaining about not being able to find enough lower grades in my tanks to put in these cubes.

Added about 10 more shrimp to each this morning:





Hoping I can breed some really red ones.
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Old 05-10-2013, 04:17 PM   #64
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Overnight water flow in the Christmas Moss/stump tank slowed to a crawl. Did some filter surgery to discover a giant PRL had been mangled by the impeller. Great, right? Now I have to figure out a way to keep shrimp out of these dinky little filters.

I *so* regret not going with AC20s. Maybe I'll upgrade.

Did a 10% water change and parameters seem fine.
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Old 05-10-2013, 06:37 PM   #65
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LEDs finally came. Lowe power, low light, not quite bright enough for my taste.

But they're WAY better than the algae factories I had on the cubes.







Means I can also raise the water level quite a bit and have a longer photo period. Win-win in my book.

Removed one of the extension arms, as you can see, to get the fixture closer to the surface of the water. Looks fairly decent, I think.
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Old 05-10-2013, 09:27 PM   #66
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Definitely a sleek looking little fixture, but I can't help but hear the "music" from Close Encounters of the Third Kind playing in my head looking at the giant shot of the light in the first pic haha

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Wow can i get a link to where you got your lights?
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Find the retailer of your choice. Tons of them carry several versions. Wave Point.
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Old 05-10-2013, 11:00 PM   #69
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Overnight water flow in the Christmas Moss/stump tank slowed to a crawl. Did some filter surgery to discover a giant PRL had been mangled by the impeller. Great, right? Now I have to figure out a way to keep shrimp out of these dinky little filters.

I *so* regret not going with AC20s. Maybe I'll upgrade.

Did a 10% water change and parameters seem fine.
Sponge or SS filter guard?

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The intake is covered. Think the shrimp made its way into the filter via the outflow. Since these filters are weak, I'm guessing it was pretty easy.

Gonna have to upgrade or craft a guard of some sort to cover the outflow area.
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The intake is covered. Think the shrimp made its way into the filter via the outflow. Since these filters are weak, I'm guessing it was pretty easy.

Gonna have to upgrade or craft a guard of some sort to cover the outflow area.
Ahhh I was going say haha.

I made a outflow guard for those before out of the mesh I use to make filter guards.

Same thing happen to the customers shrimps they were swimming up the out flow.

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Forgot to take a photo while the lights were still on but the little mystery plant has thrown up another leaf.

Wonder what it will turn out to be? Time will tell.
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Cubes are doing well:



All the shrimp are molting and developing:



The mystery plant is growing:



Now to breed out more and more red:

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Wow can i get a link to where you got your lights?
You can get them through Amazon.
Love the cubes Jake!

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Old 05-17-2013, 11:45 PM   #75
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The molt/shell you saw in yesterday's photos belonged to this now-berried mama:



She is gigantic. Looks mottled and faded because of the stress of just molting and loading up on eggs.

Also, I should never be trusted to pick out low-grade shrimp. Look at this:



A real head - desk moment. What was I thinking putting that beauty in one of these little tanks where the purpose is to breed shrimp that are more red than white?
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