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Old 02-15-2015, 11:33 PM   #1
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New to forum planted shell dweller tank!!


Well, I know you probably are like that's not possible well I currently have brevis kitumba orange bellys ... They are not the biggest diggers so I decided to try adding low/ med light plants and we'll I think it creeper them out at first they definitely realized that they had hiding spots and the definitely investigate but no signs of digging that I can tell. So I'll keep updating this and let you guys know!

My plan eventually is to Lower my water (it's a 29gallon) and allow plants to grow and blossom omabove the water I do have a bamboo and floating plants on the top obmnly covering half because of the flow of my two filters it's coming along I am so hoping the brevis keep ignoring them so I can do some cool things to this tank! (:
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Old 02-16-2015, 03:21 AM   #3
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Ah, love the shellies!!! Used to have some N. multifasciatus but never thought of trying plants with them!

Looks good, I imagine if you wanted to have a carpeting plant that this would be pretty difficult with these guys.

Was thinking about how I might do it in the future and was thinking it might be possible to keep carpeting plants if you were to use a type of divider that kept sanded areas with shells separate from regular substrate. Maybe an idea for you if you try to get a good foreground plant going.

Love the tank!

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Old 02-16-2015, 02:56 PM   #4
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thanks yeah well, I was thinking root tabs for nutrition and ground so there isn't a chance for them to mess up the whole tank by digging the soil up but if this goes well I was thinking exactly what you said setting up a divider in the tank lay down the soil and than sand on top ... Only keeping the shells in the Sandy part in hopes of not digging the soil up but like I said we shall keep tabs and a journal plus I wanna try getting more brevis as well. Now people tell me brevis don't live in a plant environment naturaly and I understand most people enjoy the natural fish environment but the like it I think they are still kinda creeper out but they realize the shade said plants can cause and hiding as. My one brevis is hiding behind the filter now I'm not sure if it's because of them finally becoming mature and I have too males or maybe getting harrassed to much cuz there are planty of shells and space for the little guy . I appreciate your comment one follower is better than none
and I feel like a dork even on the forum sometimes
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Old 02-16-2015, 02:58 PM   #5
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They like it* creeped out* plenty ** dang spell check
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