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Old 08-11-2014, 05:10 AM   #61
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Waterchanged. Nothing much happening. Watching need for speed. Hopefully it's not as bad as people said it was hah.


Cleaned out the basement closet tank. It's cycled and now I have to decide what to do.
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Old 08-13-2014, 06:32 AM   #62
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Got a few more shrimp in the tank today. Threw in a zuchinni slice. Seems like the snails are the only ones that eat it.





They done how flipped it over and got stuck under. Watching then eat their way out.








Bonus. Closet tank is cycled!










Idea behind this one will be splitting the tank in half w poret. Then figuring out what to play with. One side is reserved for my endlers.

The water parameters seem more stable and friendly for some sort of card. Or very comfy neos. Well see what happens. Right now it's just growing out some trims I want to use.
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Here's more of the basement storage closet tank.

The main tank (10g )has a ac20, nano hob, and a sponge filter

The two containers have larger ball air stones. All controller from a plastic gang valve from a pump.





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Old 08-14-2014, 04:44 AM   #64
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Bonus.

Feeding time. Wish they crowded more!



And the babies are growing up at a good pace.


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Old 08-15-2014, 05:40 AM   #65
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Impulsive thing today. Carbons!! 14 total.


Put them in the basement tank. Threw two endler babies in for fun too. Waiting for te dividers to keep the endlers in one side.
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Don't think I've been cooking my zuchinni long enough. Shrimp went crazy on it after it sat in the tank and softened up.
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Water change day today. And cleaned up the main tank. Poret should be here end of the week. Will use it as a divider for the basement tank. Then that breeder net will be gone since the endlers will finally be rehomed to the basement tank!












And more babies coming!
The babies from last drop have grown a good size.
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Feeding time.





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That time of the week again. Feeding time!









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Some cool looking shrimp!
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Subbed. Looking nice!
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Those are some serious macros you've got sir.

Props for the tank and pics
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Those are some serious macros you've got sir.

Props for the tank and pics

Thanks guys.

It's all from my iphone5s!
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So I've been using a piece of filter hose to aim the food into the feeding dish. I've also noticed if I turn off the filter the shrimp find the food way easier. And they seem to come out into the open when the flow is turned off.

I also started vacuuming the leftover food (turns into powder) with a turkey baster. My tank controller turns the filter back in after 1.5 hours. So I clean up left over food before it gets blown everywhere. Seems like more shrimp want to come out if I use this method.


wC last night.


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Before the overhaul





Quick update

Ordered another bag of shrimpsand to try to redo a slope and replenish some of the substrate I dumped out. Pulled all my dhg!


Replaced with Monte Carlo.




I'll update again once it starts to fill in

Counted about 50 baby shrimp today.
I've noticed my berried females tend to like darker areas. So I put in more cholla as well as some experimental acrylic box shelters that my friend made for me.






I also borrowed his par meter.

That's from the substrate, center of tank. Highest point.


Light drops off at the sides and front/back of the tank.

Should still be plenty of light to grow anything! But also pretty much explains why my Amano and berried shrimp are always dashing under the shadows of plants/rocks when the lights are on.






I had the lights down to 3 hours since starting the tank as it had very minimal plants. Now that things are growing I brought it up to about 5 hours of full light and 2 hours 1 before 1 after with just the planted+.
Turned up my co2 a little bit also.
Let's see if it causes an algae outbreak?
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