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Old 01-31-2014, 02:07 AM   #31
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haven't updated this in a while. not really a crypt jungle anymore, tried mixing it up a bit and throwing some swords in.

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Old 01-31-2014, 02:41 AM   #32
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Question! When you had the dome CFLs on your tank, do you have them just directly sitting on the lid of your tank?
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Old 01-31-2014, 01:27 PM   #33
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The tank looks great!!

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Old 02-04-2014, 08:56 PM   #34
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Question! When you had the dome CFLs on your tank, do you have them just directly sitting on the lid of your tank?

I did for a while, but then started to notice that becuase they were so close I wasn't actually getting light to all the plants in the tank and some of the plants were getting too intense of direct light, so I made some little risers out of legos and lifted them up a few inches off the top of the tank
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Old 02-07-2014, 02:02 AM   #35
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I like that Parva Crypt! Would you wanna sell some next time you prune it?

Tank looks great! How well do all your inhabitants get along?
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Old 02-07-2014, 05:13 AM   #36
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Tank looks great! I love crypt heavy tanks

yes it looks like wendtii, parva is much much shorter. regardless, it looks great. is that a 30 gallon or 29?
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Old 02-07-2014, 05:22 AM   #37
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looks great.
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Old 02-07-2014, 02:30 PM   #38
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I like that Parva Crypt! Would you wanna sell some next time you prune it?

Tank looks great! How well do all your inhabitants get along?
I don't think it is parva crypt, I thought it was initially but I've been told a few times it's not. And I just bought it at petsmart if you want some. It came in a little plastic bag with the gel stuff on the roots. After going back I've seen the same stuff, but now it is labeled as wendtii, when I bought my plants, they were labeled as parva, hence my confusion. They still look different from the wendtii I've gotten from other places, but I don't know. Either way I like them haha. You get quite a few plants for the couple of bucks though, and they sprout up real quick.

Current stock gets along fine. Stocking has changed since I started this thread up, but I never really had major issues. The kuhlis I have in some pics didn't make it very long, I have no idea why. A lot of the fish I had when I started this tank up were from a previous 20 gallon, so some naturally died off. I had seen the ram and beta stare each other down or chase each other briefly at times, but nothing major. For the most part the beta stayed up top and the ram at the bottom. I think if the beta had long fins it could have been bad though, and I probably wouldn't mix the two again. At least not in a tank this size. Beta died a few months ago which i expected, I had him for a few years, but I was surprised when my ram died a few weeks ago as I only had him for a little over a year.


Currently have 7x harlequin rasbora, 5x pristella tetra, 7x neon tetra, 4x emerald cory, 5x oto, and the dwarf gourami. Haven't seen any fin nipping or any issues at all really with the new gourami. He built a decent little bubble nest the day after I introduced him to the tank. It is probably a little overstocked, but with the AC50 on there, all the plants, and my frequent water changes I'm not too worried about it.



And thebuddha- it is a 30 gallon. I have a 29 as well, but that one is brackish with no live plants to speak of. I wish I had plants for it though!
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Unfortunately Rams don't live long. The longest I've been able to keep them is about 2 years. I have successfully bred GBR's but raising the fry is extremely difficult. I would like to find another pair of GBR but they always die from some type of infection or disease. Nothing treats it either. I'm spoiled by my 5+ year old cory cats.

I've also tried to keep two Gouramis and both died the same way. A part of flesh near the belly started rotting away and they died from it. No treatment would work for them either.

There is a lot of inbreeding with gouramis, tetras, and gbr that make them a lot weaker than other species. It sucks...
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Old 03-04-2014, 05:04 AM   #40
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Re-arranged slightly and added some hygro that is finally sprouting some submerged leaves.

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Old 03-04-2014, 05:12 AM   #41
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Nice low tech setup you have there!!
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Old 03-07-2014, 01:24 AM   #42
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Really enjoying this little guy. I think I have a pretty good system down for spot feeding them (I got 2). They've eaten a few big meals already
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Old 03-07-2014, 06:16 AM   #43
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Hmmm that really doesn't look like any c. Parva I've ever seen looks much more like C. Nevillii or C lucens. I could be wrong but I don't think that's parva. Regardless, congrats on the lush growth man!! Looks great!
i didnt think it was parva either its too big
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Old 03-07-2014, 03:08 PM   #44
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I love tanks like this! They may not grow as fast as high tech tanks, but they are often much longer lived. How did those cherry shrimp fare in there? Did they manage to evade the fish?

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Old 03-07-2014, 03:43 PM   #45
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Yeah, I have no idea what the crypts are lol. They were definitely mislabeled when I bought them. Either way they to continue to do well. They have managed some solid growth over the past few weeks since I put new root tabs in.

As for the RCS, that was an experiment that didn't last too long. When my crypts were super thick they were fine, but when I thinned the crypts out so my fish could actually swim around the bottom, my old betta started making pretty quick work of them.
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