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Old 05-17-2013, 10:49 PM   #76
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I'm soooo jealous...
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Old 05-17-2013, 11:31 PM   #77
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Hahha can I buy from low grade shrimps from you lol

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Old 05-18-2013, 12:39 AM   #78
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The sad part: I tried exceptionally hard to pull the poorest-looking shrimp I could find.
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Old 05-18-2013, 12:46 AM   #79
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The sad part: I tried exceptionally hard to pull the poorest-looking shrimp I could find.
You got some nice shrimps that's why hahha

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Old 05-18-2013, 12:55 AM   #80
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Definitely a sleek looking little fixture, but I can't help but hear the "music" from Close Encounters of the Third Kind playing in my head looking at the giant shot of the light in the first pic haha

bwom, bwom, bwom, BWOMMM BWOMMMMMMMM
hahaha epic reference.

Cubes look good shocked
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Old 05-18-2013, 08:13 PM   #81
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Thanks, all!

Have decided that once I tire of these scapes, I'll likely go higher tech with pressurized CO2 and such. Maybe one tank with Utricularia graminifolia and the other with Marsilea minuta. But that's a year or so away at least. (Unless I get really tired of these LED fixtures and decide to start over - ha)
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Old 05-18-2013, 08:24 PM   #82
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(Unless I get really tired of these LED fixtures and decide to start over - ha)
i noticed that you like to buy a lot of different types of lights for your tanks...for the ones you dont use, do you stockpile them somewhere to use in the future on other tanks, or do you try selling them off? i bet you have quite a collection
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Most of them just move to new tanks. (Or, in the case of the old Coralife T5 fixtures, I sometimes smash them in a rage and toss them into the trash.)

Seems like I never have a problem finding a new tank to use them on. Serious case of Multiple Tank Syndrome here.

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i noticed that you like to buy a lot of different types of lights for your tanks...for the ones you dont use, do you stockpile them somewhere to use in the future on other tanks, or do you try selling them off? i bet you have quite a collection
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Nice!

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All the shrimp are molting and developing:


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Old 05-21-2013, 08:58 PM   #85
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Most of them just move to new tanks. (Or, in the case of the old Coralife T5 fixtures, I sometimes smash them in a rage and toss them into the trash.)
It's the only way that I've found to "get my money's worth" from coralife.
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Ha - let's just say I've gotten my money's worth lately.
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At least two berried females in each cube.

Here's hoping they produce some really red offspring.
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Old 05-24-2013, 11:38 PM   #88
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Of COURSE the shrimp would eat my snails. Of COURSE they would.

Seems that no matter how much protein I keep in the diet of my shrimp, they always end up getting all murderous on young Pond Snails (but not Bladder Snails or young Ramshorns) and eating them alive.

That trend has now spread to these little cubes. Great.
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Since I have some open space on this particular tank rack, I have decided to order a third cube.

Contemplating 25cm tank so I can also use a 10"-12" Finnex FugeRay. If I go that route, will I use an AC20 or Eheim 2211? Not sure.

I've got a bunch of Marsilea minuta and Staurogyne repens, so kinda thinking about using one of those plants along with pressurized CO2 and such.

Or maybe just creating another moss scape with crypts. Who knows?

Still in the 'thinking about it' phase.

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If I go with a 25cm cube, here's the piece of wood I'll be working on to use:




(That 2.5gal tank is gearing up to be a moss growth tank - won't be using it for this project)

Rock will be attached to the base, so it emerges from the substrate well.

Some kind of Crypts will be in the background. Either Wendtii or some fancy red/brown ones I've got on-hand already.

Will probably super glue a few patches of Christmas Moss here and there on the wood itself. Nothing major. Maybe some Fissidens but that's spendy.

Plant options for the front half of the tank, depending upon whether or not I go with CO2: Crypt parva, Marsilea minuta, S. repens. If I go M. minuta, I'll aim for a carpet scenario. If I go S. repens, I'll probably have areas of Aquasoil visible and use it as sort of an accent 'hedge', I think.

Other small wood scraps I've got that can be used:



(That 20gal can you see in the shot contains a couple hundred pounds of stone and all kinds of manzanita)

If I'm able to shake this weird Ohio Valley allergy haze today, I may go ahead and order the cube, light fixture and another AC20. Can do it all for under $100. Just can't stomach another Eheim 2211 yet.

Love how no one on TPT ever tells me not to start another tank.
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