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Old 12-10-2012, 02:05 AM   #61
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Thanks.

It's just cheap pool filter sand. Root tabs here and there for the crypts and that's it.

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I love your tank. I have several of the same plants that you're growing, and it's encouraging to see how healthy they are in your setup! What is the make-up of your substrate? I'm too lazy to go back and find it!

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Old 12-10-2012, 02:17 AM   #62
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cool!
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Old 12-10-2012, 02:44 AM   #63
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thebuddha: I'll be back in my office in the morning and will check for part numbers for the tubing and caps I used. You can get the caps (warning: ugly orange really stands out in a tank unless you paint it) at U.S. Plastic and the tubing from several different retailers online for cheap.
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Old 12-11-2012, 02:06 AM   #64
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Looking better and better as the days go by:



All the specks on the glass are new baby Pond Snails.

New crypt leaves and growth, too:

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Old 12-16-2012, 01:02 AM   #65
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The time has come!

Just ordered ten Corydoras habrosus to go with the others I've already got. Should be arriving via USPS Express on Tuesday or Wednesday.

Beginning to think ten of them may be enough. Will probably just leave the ten in the tank along with a bunch of shrimp for a few weeks. Then the plan is to move in six or seven C. pygmaeus and that'll be that. Cories and shrimp.

Guess it's time to make sure I have plenty of Repashy Soilent Green and Community made up for their arrival. Hopefully they'll take to it quickly like the others so I don't have to mess with frozen foods all the time.
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Old 12-16-2012, 08:04 PM   #66
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Crypt update!

New growth:



Snails are making quick work of dead algae:



Crypts in the back are growing up and looking nice:



C. parva adapting well:

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Very nice new growth! I have one crypt which won't stay down :/ it keeps throwing roots out but it keeps popping up


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Thank you! I'm really enjoying all the new growth.

What kind of substrate are you using? Surely you can poke things back down into the sand/gravel/dirt.
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Old 12-16-2012, 08:18 PM   #69
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Thank you! I'm really enjoying all the new growth.

What kind of substrate are you using? Surely you can poke things back down into the sand/gravel/dirt.
Hmm I'll take a shot for you. I have Fluval Shrimp Stratum. I love the color and shape. I wish it weighed a bit more is all.

I'm thinking I planted it wrong when I first got it. The base is curled now, so I think It got planted a little upside down.


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FTS before the fish move in this week:




Stuff is floating around the tank because I was tinkering with it.

The other half is attempting to convince me to spray paint the tubing in the tank (and the orange cap) black. Probably only going to do it if I can bargain for another shrimp tank.
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hooray for fish!

Do you have any of your reef journals on any of the major reef forums?
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I do have a couple of them. Will have to dig the links up this week.
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Great.
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Old 12-19-2012, 06:33 PM   #74
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Cories arrived!

This little one is slower and looking less than happy:



But the other nine are exploring the tank like crazy:





Currently acclimating some Cherry Shrimp to move into the tank.
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Nice! They look really neat. I'd love to get these some day. I've seen a few really nice scapes with these in them.


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