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Old 06-14-2013, 08:04 PM   #16
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thanks haha feel free to look at the tread i posted in my build thread and the canopy is being build in about 10 mins haha
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Old 06-15-2013, 11:52 AM   #17
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If you are not intending to have much of plants...Consider having a driftwood and partially cover the substrate with Indian Almond Leaves and lift out the couple of plants in the tank... The rockscape, tetras and the black substrate would do well with said theme. I would take the cory and betta out and place a blue claw crayfish and wouldn't forget to feed them :-)
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Old 06-15-2013, 05:31 PM   #18
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totally off topic but i really love the hardscape in your tank.
THIS^
It would look great with lots of plants!
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Old 06-20-2013, 05:07 PM   #19
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THIS^
It would look great with lots of plants!
im workin on it slowly, i need to get my co2 down first
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Old 06-21-2013, 08:54 AM   #20
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im workin on it slowly, i need to get my co2 down first

I have clippings of a lot of the starter plants that are easy to grow.
Water wisteria
green hygro
Cabomba
Green temple
Duckweed

None of them needed Co2 to do well. In a few weeks if you want the clippings let me know. They need to grow back in from the last clipping but I'd be happy to send them to you just for shipping or trade of snails .
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Old 06-21-2013, 10:43 AM   #21
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I have clippings of a lot of the starter plants that are easy to grow.
Water wisteria
green hygro
Cabomba
Green temple
Duckweed

None of them needed Co2 to do well. In a few weeks if you want the clippings let me know. They need to grow back in from the last clipping but I'd be happy to send them to you just for shipping or trade of snails .
that sounds great i would be willing to trade if my snails breed hahahaha but that would be great, thanks
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Old 06-21-2013, 01:25 PM   #22
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Ramshorns & MTS - Very good cleaning combination, easy to control and no egg mess (hating Nerites).

I still have eggs 1 year after getting nerites out of my tank
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If you can find Nerite snails with a guarantee that they are not egg layers, then put a few in. They're great. But, if they're egg layers then everything in the tank will be covered with white, almost indestructible egg cases.
I like Ramshorn snails for a cleaning crew.
You might also consider a couple of Bristle-nosed Plecos. They stay smaller in size and are always cleaning glass and stones.

hmmm. I just used 25+ Olive Nerite to scrub a 40gal tank w/ plants and structure literally covered in GSA and hair algae (nothing short of amazing actually) and though the white eggs are plentiful "at times" in my tank they are not permanent and do go away.. not sure why...
The "at times" is because they are laid sporadically.. Granted they have only been in there a few weeks... and there are a few "renegade" other species snails which I am picking off as I see them.. Snails and guppy's.. got 2 get a million.. except for Olive Nerites..
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Old 06-21-2013, 04:35 PM   #23
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I would throw some MTS in there along with what you have. They will multiply quickly, and their bioload is almost negligible. They will get down in the substrate to help keep that a little cleaner as well. I don't know how they do it, but they can get ANYWHERE in the tank. I've seen them on my floaters in the middle of the tank. Amazing.
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Old 06-21-2013, 07:00 PM   #24
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I would throw some MTS in there along with what you have. They will multiply quickly, and their bioload is almost negligible. They will get down in the substrate to help keep that a little cleaner as well. I don't know how they do it, but they can get ANYWHERE in the tank. I've seen them on my floaters in the middle of the tank. Amazing.
mine are all over my red root floaters lol
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