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Old 09-30-2012, 10:00 PM   #1
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I'll start a thread for our local hobbyists as some of us with MTS (Multiple Tank Syndrome) find it difficult to keep so many journals.

This is my main planted tank. Started dosing two weeks ago with pfertz. CO2 under consideration.

20g planted


Filtration: Aquaclear 110 & 70
Substrate: Eco-complete
Flora:
Large Crypts [Monsterfish]
Java ferns
cabomba
red bamboo
dwarf sag which gets mowed every other week
Myrio Mattogroense [jellie]
Anubia

Fauna:
Celestial pearl danios [Mrbrongher]
Cardinals
Saimese algae eaters
Bushy nose albino pleco [Mrbrongher]
Vampire shrimp
Blueberry shrimp
Fire red shrimp
Panda Cory
Otos
Nerites

to be continued...

Shrimp tank

Painted fire reds


Fire reds from Jimko


16g Cadlight Wild Neo tank

Flourite black, Various anubias, dwarf lily, Amazon Sword from PTR, Pothos from Jellie

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Dwarf Crayfish tank

Cambarellus shufeldtii (Cajun Dwarf Crayfish)
Cambarellus Patzcuarensis sp. Orange (CPO)
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Old 10-01-2012, 01:38 AM   #2
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Hey Albert

Very natural jungle you got there !!

here is my tank some time ago , ( dont't have current pic and too lazy to snap one now)

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Old 10-01-2012, 03:39 AM   #3
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wow.. what tank is that? Its gorgeous!
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Old 10-01-2012, 04:06 AM   #4
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wow.. what tank is that? Its gorgeous!
Thanks !

This is Hagen Osaka 260 .I got it on craigslist for 30% of the new price.
I love it .
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Old 10-01-2012, 10:26 AM   #5
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You have to see his tank in person. I almost cried... Twice... Lol

He's got an awesome setup. Don't want to steal his thunder
It also difficult to appreciate the livestock living within from just the photos. It was like information overload staring in with stunning colors and life everywhere. His care and tasteful selection on livestock are clearly evident.

I'm going to have to do something with my foreground as it has been over run by swap meet garnish
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Old 10-01-2012, 02:10 PM   #6
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Kubalik, *DEAD

Albert, I still have to see yours in person yet! Where are your other tanks?
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Old 10-01-2012, 02:52 PM   #7
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How the heck did you get your brownish/reddish crypts to grow like that with smaller plants in between?? I've been trying to do that with mine and failing. :<
I didn't do anything , they just grow like that . I used to do full EI dosing on this tank , plants grew way too fast and fish were ok . I then cut back on doisng , doing maybe 1/5th of what EI should be on this tank , and stopped doing water changes . Normally I add half a gallon daily to compensate for evaporation.
Since that change my plants grow in controllable manner and fish seem to be very happy , as well as snails ( with 50 % weekly NY water changes and ada amazonia as substrate , my water was way too soft for snails )

I let the nature do its thing , i try not to put my hands in the tank often and thats it .
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You have to see his tank in person. I almost cried... Twice... Lol

He's got an awesome setup. Don't want to steal his thunder
It also difficult to appreciate the livestock living within from just the photos. It was like information overload staring in with stunning colors and life everywhere. His care and tasteful selection on livestock are clearly evident.

I'm going to have to do something with my foreground as it has been over run by swap meet garnish
Lol Albert you are too nice .
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Old 10-01-2012, 04:18 PM   #9
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I wish I knew how to take those clear, sharp pictures like you guys. Mine always look blurry and dull.

Here is my 55g:




Here is my 60g tall:



And here is my shrimp jungle:

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Old 10-01-2012, 08:23 PM   #10
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This is My 40 Gallon Display tank, i... Had MTS but unfortunatley my 2 10's that i called the Jungles are gone
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Old 10-01-2012, 09:14 PM   #11
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Hey PTR !

Your tanks have filled in nicely since I saw them last ... looking good
Here is my shrimp jungle at work :


and 100% crop , showed in circle are some eggs I just noticed . Can anyone ID those ? are they assassin snail eggs ?
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Yes, little white translucent flat discs are the snail eggs







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Hey PTR !

Your tanks have filled in nicely since I saw them last ... looking good
Here is my shrimp jungle at work :


and 100% crop , showed in circle are some eggs I just noticed . Can anyone ID those ? are they assassin snail eggs ?
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Thanks Eeng168

here is some more eggs .... and some nice close up of BBA !
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Old 10-01-2012, 09:53 PM   #14
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Yea those assassin snails completely cover my tank right now...not as hard to remove as nerites but..ugh still


Heres the main tank, I took these photos in august, so its changed slightly..I just took out most of the stem things in the front so its a lot emptier/cleaner. And my cyperus died, very sad...would like to have some sorta carpet but its pretty low light down there, the crypts spread veeeery sloooowly.


heres the room tank...looks diff now too, took the wood out.. its just messy messy messy ugly.
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Old 10-01-2012, 09:56 PM   #15
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Hey VivaDaWolf
Nice , healthy looking tanks . May I ask why you keeping water level so low ?
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