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Old 12-18-2012, 10:11 AM   #16
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assassin snails do a good job
So this snail eats the problem snail?? ...? I will look it up. Cheers mate
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Old 12-18-2012, 05:57 PM   #17
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yes sir!
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Old 12-18-2012, 06:20 PM   #18
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Old 12-20-2012, 09:29 AM   #19
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Unfortunately there are no assassins in Australia )-:
I dare say attempting to import them would be highly illegal.

back to the drawing board!!
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Old 12-23-2012, 04:55 AM   #20
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I'm dosing only at water changes, half strength only. WC are once a week to once a fortnight, depending on my mood -

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I find dosing full strength gives me algae bloom - to be honest, I'm only dosing as it is said to be the done thing. However all my plants seem to growing at high rates, even when I don't dose at all. High light and CO2 sure do take care of most of it I think!
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Old 12-26-2012, 04:17 AM   #21
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Here's my tank in storm mode

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Old 12-26-2012, 04:39 AM   #22
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Got a little vid of a few of my shrimp - I'm so pleased as I have spotted about 5 or 6 little babies that must have only come about in the last day or so! Unfortunately I couldn't from them, they are too small to identify amongst the foliage. - enjoy

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Did a ittle trimming today. UG has almost covered the areas I wanted.

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Old 12-26-2012, 05:48 AM   #25
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looks awesome! the UG is coming along quite nice. i keep seeing a bunch of people with really nice foregrounds of UG. how fast did you find it to fill it and/or spread out? ive been thinking about getting some for a tank im planning.
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Old 12-26-2012, 05:57 AM   #26
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looks awesome! the UG is coming along quite nice. i keep seeing a bunch of people with really nice foregrounds of UG. how fast did you find it to fill it and/or spread out? ive been thinking about getting some for a tank im planning.
Thanks so much!

It grew surprisingly quickly - You can see the small amount I planted on page 1, which was in September this year. So about 3 and a half months from stringey little patches, to now.

I was a little worried in about week 3 as some areas were melting a little whilst others spreading slowly. But it did its thing, and now Im so glad I went with it. They say it takes a while to settle in, but once it does, it takes off. I would have to agree with that now I have grown it.

Good luck with your new build. What size will it be?
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Old 12-26-2012, 03:24 PM   #27
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Its going to be a 30g i think. Its a friend of mine that's giving me a tank they had just sitting around for free! So im going try spending as little money as possible to start it up haha!
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Old 12-26-2012, 07:55 PM   #28
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Tank looks beautiful! Love the carpet!
Any plans for fish?
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Old 12-29-2012, 01:02 AM   #29
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Tank looks beautiful! Love the carpet!
Any plans for fish?
Thanks - I'm glad the UG actually grew in nicely, tank mould have looked a lot different with out it.

So far as fish, I actually have about 25 or so in there. They just sit in between all the plants stems and you can hardly ever see them unless its feeding time, or you look at the tank closely. - I actually like it that way, as it gives a very natural feel having the fish just 'hovering' amongst the plants.

I have 2 species/schools - cardinals, and some tetras that are red. Not sure their name. I will post some pics, and perhaps someone will be so kind as to name them for me.
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Old 12-29-2012, 01:03 AM   #30
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Its going to be a 30g i think. Its a friend of mine that's giving me a tank they had just sitting around for free! So im going try spending as little money as possible to start it up haha!
You can't beat free!! Good luck with it, look forward to seeing the journal.
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