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Old 08-03-2003, 05:57 AM   #31
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Schala,

The glass shrimp around here most people use as feeder shrimp. They are good at cleaning up detritus and stuff off the bottom. They are quite small. NOW the amano shrimps at the LFS go for 6 bucks a pop...NO WAY im buying tons of them....LOL......

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10 Gallon...20 Endler's live bearers planted, peat/kitty litter/sand substrate

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Old 08-03-2003, 10:08 AM   #32
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Very nice looking tank!

Question: Glass Shrimp the same as Ghost Shrimp?
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Old 08-03-2003, 01:48 PM   #33
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I think so...they are considered feeder shrimp here and are very cheap....30 cents a piece...or when you get a ton they just scoop em up and put them in the bag.

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10 Gallon...20 Endler's live bearers planted, peat/kitty litter/sand substrate

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Old 08-03-2003, 05:39 PM   #34
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Picture of one of the shrimp with eggs and an otto eating some algae.

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Old 08-03-2003, 05:40 PM   #35
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Old 08-04-2003, 12:21 AM   #36
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I got pearling!!!!! Happened yesterday but thought it was a fluke...happened today too!
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Old 08-04-2003, 03:31 PM   #37
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this looks great!

can i mail you my goldfish please? they'd just love that tank!
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Old 08-04-2003, 04:19 PM   #38
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I have to say, that's the cutest pic of an Otto I have seen in awhile.
I just lost my Otto after 2yrs :cry:
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Old 08-04-2003, 10:47 PM   #39
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Kelly sorry to hear that....
Mori goldfish are out of the question....LOL

I really love the Ottos...just got home from work and couldnt find ANY

Oh well...upon closer observation though...they were on my Cryptocorne cordatas and GOING TO TOWN! Sometimes its hard on a big tank to find everyone...its going to be even harder when the plants get filled in!

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Old 08-05-2003, 12:34 AM   #40
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UPDATE.....4 Aug 2003.....

Ok my other Filstar xp3, some test kits, thermometer for tank, CO2 reactor, regulator, bubble counter, solenoid, PH meter from Milwaukee have all arrived!!!!!!!!!

JUST LIKE CHRISTMAS!!!!!!

Anyhow...will be putting it all together here over the next couple of hours!!! Im psyched!....will keep you all updated and will show pics later tonight or tomorrow morning early.

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Old 08-05-2003, 04:10 PM   #41
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Good luck, can wait to see the result
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Old 08-05-2003, 04:16 PM   #42
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Ok got the stuff in....

BTW if you order a COMBO 4 pack from Aquatic-Store you need some things before you can get it running.

1) teflon tape (to seal the threads from regulator to tank)
2) 1/4 inch tubing (to allow bubbles from counter to go to reactor)
3) extra tubing that connects to the reactor from pump and then to tank...I have an XP3 but had to go to Lowes this morning to pick up some tubing. XP3 didnt have enough.
4) screws to attach the controller to the tank stand and the reactor as well...not necessarily needed but advised.

Ok here is the setup as of this AM....It is a mess but will get it cleaned up soon.


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Old 08-06-2003, 05:00 PM   #43
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OK system up and running for over 24 hours now.

pH has dropped to 7.0 at night and 7.1 in day. KH is around 5 degrees. Temps range from 72 pm and 75 am.

NOTE: School of 8 White Cloud Mt Minnows have now moved from the surface to mid lefel in the tank. They like the top (MR FOOD HAND) but are now foraging in the mid levels!

Ottos are going to town....I mean when they find a leaf they like....ADIOS ALGAE!

Still have the haze in the tank....just cleaned the floss filter pads in the Filstar...will see how that goes.

The Barclaya longifolia that Roger Miller gave me I thought was toast OHH NOOOOO it likes the CO2 dosing! There is a flower stem in the center that is aobut 3 inches from the surface now! It has grown an inch in less than a week!!!!!! Is this possible? Am I seeing things? Amazing.

Will get some pics up soon.

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Old 08-06-2003, 05:04 PM   #44
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I love to see a setup come together like this. And when the results are that dramatic, it is all the more sweeter. Get those pics up! We want to see!
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Old 08-06-2003, 05:37 PM   #45
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PICS.....Ok you can see the Barc Long flower one pic is kinda bad...the others is how the Otto is going to town! Love them fish...and the other pic is of the crypto cordata that is laying down now...pearling but laying down horizontally.

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