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Old 03-12-2013, 06:08 PM   #16
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Nice setup! I've got the same tank, but I "bowed the back" instead.
What kind of filter are you using?
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Old 03-12-2013, 07:05 PM   #17
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Really digging this tiny tank. How often do you think you expect to do water changes? Are you on the 50% weekly routine?
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Old 03-12-2013, 09:35 PM   #18
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Thanks! I'm not using any filter and not doing any water changes. I am letting the plants do the work for me! I top off once a week.
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Old 04-11-2013, 06:14 PM   #19
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Default failed betta experiment

I thought the tank needed more color and added a betta. I realize they may go after some shrimp but this beta got stuck in cholla wood which was lodged against the glass. His target also was stuck but alive.

Moved betta to his own bowl.

Any suggestions on non schooling colorful fish for small tank?
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Old 08-19-2013, 06:42 PM   #20
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Made a few changes in the tank just because I can't help it. Moved some stuff around. Added a sponge filter and went back to CFL bulb. the Fugeray is now on a 3 gal at home.

Added 3 dwarf cories and 5 chili rasboras and took out all the least kilifish except one that is exceptionally good at hiding when I come around. The cories and rasboras are great and makes the tank much more interesting!

Repopulated my yellow shrimps and added Alternanthera Reineckii Mini and cryptocoryne petchii pink





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Old 08-19-2013, 10:14 PM   #21
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How did the least killis do with your shrimp? That is a combo I am contemplating, but I don't want to all my shrimp to get eaten/harassed.

your fissidens is also beautiful! How do you do it? Mine always browns up and refuses to be pretty.
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Old 08-19-2013, 11:44 PM   #22
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The least killis were okay with adult shrimps. However, I have seen large females take a swipe at baby shrimp. they also sort of roam the plants so I'm always worried about them looking for baby shrimps. I highly recommend the chili rasboras. they are more colorful and once comfortable they are out and about more. I haven't seen one go after baby shrimps yet.

As for the fissidens, I haven't done anything special. For some reason they grow better in this tank then in my "high tech" tank. Maybe it is the aquasoil/lower overall ph? i'm not sure.
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Old 08-20-2013, 04:57 AM   #23
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Hmmmm....very good info. Thanks so much!
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Old 08-20-2013, 06:03 AM   #24
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I bought fugeray clip on. Nice looking. We'll see how everything grows.
I was really happy to see you with this tank and light, since I am planning on putting a fugeray-r on my 3.5 bow. I see that you have reverted back to the CFL now, im guessing the fugeray-r was too much for this size tank? Is there a way to put window screen to dim it?




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Nice setup! I've got the same tank, but I "bowed the back" instead.
What kind of filter are you using?
I have considered this...how does it look when grown in?

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Old 08-20-2013, 02:42 PM   #25
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The fugeray r was great! I just moved it to another 3 gal i have at home . I highly recommend it but if you want to go cheaper, the 13 watt cfl was more than adequate
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Old 08-21-2013, 04:54 AM   #26
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Wow. That is a beautiful tank. And those shrimp are so bright. Keep up the good work.
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Old 08-28-2013, 07:26 PM   #27
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Thanks!

I just bought some crystal reds for the tank. This was after a failed attempt at cbs. Hopefully the crs will do better, they seem happier and zipping around more than the failed cbs did.

lesson learned from cbs failure.
1.buy from a good source
2.get a tds meter and use it, 290 isn't good enough. I'm at 200 now but will slowly work my way down. use tds as a gauge of your GH . for me tds 120 was gh 6
3. seachem equilibrium is not a good gh booster for crs. I know I read bad things about it but I had some and went cheap and it cost me.
4. salty shrimp GH+ is very good and the small size is quite a lot and worth it!

This was originally suppose to be really low maintenance but with the crs, I guess I can't just top off anymore but have to do some maintenance and water changes. But I think they are so cool and worth it!

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Old 09-27-2013, 01:23 AM   #28
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That's a nice 3g!
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Old 10-29-2013, 03:10 AM   #29
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Do you still have your snails? I was thinking about getting a mystery snail for my picotope but was worried it might leave the tank...
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Old 10-29-2013, 05:13 AM   #30
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I have rams horn and nerite snails and they stay in tank. I think if they are happy they will stay but I've never had mystery snail
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