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Old 08-06-2012, 04:38 PM   #16
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Looking good OP
Thanks!

I guess I should list the plants in there...

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This tank will be mostly invertebrates. Snails and Amanos for sure; the main species will be a shrimp yet to be determined.

Still waiting on advise regarding a species of shrimp that can tolerate a slightly lower pH (due to substrate properties) that will suit the tank.

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Old 09-16-2012, 11:53 PM   #17
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It cycled!!!!!!!!

Finally... After almost two months, it cycled. The enriched soil (Netlea Lambo) dumped so much ammonia they it complicated the cycling process. But now, it's on to my goal of breeding shrimp...... I just don't know what yet. I'm still kinda new to shrimp, so I wanna do something relatively simple, but obviously a step or two higher the cherry shrimp.

Below is a pic I just took... I just trimmed the carpet this morning..l seems to be filling in... I went this afternoon and bought some horned nerites and Amanos to help with algae....


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Old 09-17-2012, 10:14 PM   #18
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Some additional update photos.. You can see the difference the Amanos made in a day or so...
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Now, when do you think a tank is "mature" enough to start breeding more delicate species such as OEBT or CRS?....

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Old 09-29-2012, 02:16 AM   #19
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Well..... Since no one replied.... I went out and got some S & A grade CRS...

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I got around 8... Is that a good number to start off a colony?


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Old 10-01-2012, 04:16 AM   #20
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Nice looking tank!

I wish I could help you with the shrimp question, but I have never kept any before. Hopefully someone with a bit of experience stops by.

Good luck, I hope your shrimp thrive!
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Old 10-01-2012, 03:01 PM   #21
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You'd prob have more luck asking that question on the invert forum.
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Old 10-01-2012, 03:09 PM   #22
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Nice tank, best of luck with it!
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Old 10-01-2012, 05:27 PM   #23
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Beautiful tank, good luck with the shrimp too!
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Old 10-04-2012, 01:34 AM   #24
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Thanks for the compliments!

Co2 ran out yesterday and an algae bomb went off in my tank. Will take a few days of picking and trimming to get rid of it. The Shrimp and nerites don't seem to like ALL types of algae...


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Old 10-18-2012, 09:10 PM   #25
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Well, noticed some teeny tiny critters scampering around and although I've read they are harmless, their existence bothers me...

So, short story long, I bough some celestial danios in hopes of the fish whipping them out. Been 2days, and haven't seen results yet. Infact, I see those itty bitty thread worms float right past them, and the danios aren't phased. Maybe they need time to acclimate more?....

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Update:

Well, I did it... I managed to train my CPD's to eat my "thread worm" problems down to a smaller population. How did I do that?.... Trade secret (starve them).. Now, their bellies are quite full, so it looks like my tank's bio waste is enough to sustain a steady flow of food for them. Of course, I'll keep an eye on them and "top up" their food supply if need be later on...

I'll post a pick later this week...


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Nice updates and pix man. Very cool to see this thing is moving right along for you.

I'd be a little worried about the CPD's sniping baby CRS if they start breeding.
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Old 11-14-2012, 12:27 AM   #28
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Nice updates and pix man. Very cool to see this thing is moving right along for you.

I'd be a little worried about the CPD's sniping baby CRS if they start breeding.
Yeah, I was worried about that too, but I really wanted to something about the pests. There is only about 7 CRS in there, so I hope if/when they breed, they'll produce enough to overcome sporadic sackings....

On a side note, I bought 3 blue tigers shrimps today. We'll see how that pans out....


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Old 11-14-2012, 07:45 PM   #30
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Your amanos are nice little workers! Can I ask what source you used? I need these guys
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