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Old 06-11-2012, 05:34 AM   #46
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cool scape and I LOVE how you write your journal in detail.
You mean my long and drawn out posts?

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Old 06-11-2012, 05:36 AM   #47
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Went to bed last night thinking I was done but kept thinking what if my shrimpies have shrimplets and get trapped under all that mesh? So, removed them this morning.

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Old 06-11-2012, 05:40 AM   #48
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Love the tanks scape!!!!

How long did it take for that mister to fill the tank up a few inches??
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Old 06-11-2012, 07:46 PM   #49
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Love the tanks scape!!!!

How long did it take for that mister to fill the tank up a few inches??
I think it took about 30-45 minutes. I can't recall exactly how long it took. I had to refill the bottle bout 4 or 5 times.
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Old 06-11-2012, 09:04 PM   #50
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Love the new scape. It's simple but I find it very appealing. With the simple/modern looking light and lily pipes, it really complements the style.
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Love the new scape. It's simple but I find it very appealing. With the simple/modern looking light and lily pipes, it really complements the style.
Thanks for your comment, Matt. I wanted a self sufficient aquarium like the Walstad way but didn't want a jungle in the aquarium. Just visited Mies Van der Rohe's pavillion in Barcelona a few months ago. That's sort of my inspiration for this scape.

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Old 06-11-2012, 11:46 PM   #52
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Ok, NOW I think I am done done.

So, at the beginning of the day, I had the shrimps in a vase. I compared the water hardness in both the vase and the tank. The vase's water was very hard, and the tank's water was very soft.

I filled my mister up with RO water and sprayed it into the vase at the rate of a few squirts every 10 or so minutes. And, I topped off my tank with a gallon of Crystal Geyser spring water. After about a few hours or so, I tested the water again. The results showed that water from the vase and tank had close to equal all 6 parameters that the Tetra test strip tests.

Then, I put some tank water into the vase to acclimate the shrimps. Finally, I moved the shrimps over to their new home.

About a week ago before I started rescaping, I had 5 snowballs and 2 crs. When I moved the shrimps over to the vase, so I can rescape the tank, I counted only 4 snowballs and 2 crs. And, I didn't even find a body. Do shrimps eat the entire body of their fallen comrades?

Anyways, here's a view of my tank from where I am typing.

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Old 10-15-2012, 12:08 AM   #53
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I have a slight update. I upped to an ADA 60P. I transferred everything from the 60F to the new tank. Now, I wonder whether the Cal Aqua Nano pipes are too short for the new tank? The tank is probably not getting sufficient water circulation. What do you guys think?



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Went to bed last night thinking I was done but kept thinking what if my shrimpies have shrimplets and get trapped under all that mesh? So, removed them this morning.

Totally love the ADA tanks. What rock and substrates that you're using?
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Old 10-18-2012, 04:00 AM   #55
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Totally love the ADA tanks. What rock and substrates that you're using?
Rocks are yamaya. Substrate is UP Aqua shrimp sand.
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any updates?
based on how that shelf is bending in the last picture, im guessing the tank fell at some point
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