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Old 08-18-2013, 02:17 PM   #16
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Old 08-18-2013, 02:30 PM   #17
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Nerite eggs drive us insane as well. We just gave up on using them in nano tanks due to that issue. We rely on otos and shrimp for algae control. I don't seem to mind them in larger tanks that are less manicured, but scaped tanks the issue is a constant battle. Bleach dipping the stones makes them go away, but it becomes a huge pain over many months and eventually I just give up.
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Old 08-18-2013, 06:07 PM   #18
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The freshwater limpet (Septaria porcellana) does not leave little white eggs all over the place and are in my experiance actually better alge eaters than nerite snails.
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Old 08-18-2013, 09:16 PM   #19
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Thats actually who I bought my Amano shrimp from the first time around, she has a great stock. I'll have to check if she has any rili.

I am actually leaning more towards the painted fire red shrimp. maybe some tiger shrimp, from what I've heard they don't interbreed with the fire reds but I could be wrong.
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Old 08-20-2013, 03:31 AM   #20
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wow I feel like a monkey brain, I just noticed the sponsors forums.
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Old 08-20-2013, 03:36 AM   #21
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I love the tank! And that stand is just a stroke of genius/luck!

I don't see anyone mentioning it, but the snails you are about (with the spiral shells) are ramshorns.
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Old 08-21-2013, 04:35 AM   #22
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thank you so much jpappy789 for helping me identify those little buggers . they all seem so colorless and small compared to some of the blue, pink, and yellow ramshorn snails I've seen, but they do a hell of a job cleaning algae off plants and glass.

I figured every time I do a water change that instead of "disposing" of them, I'll just toss em' in my pond. keeps two tanks cleaner and algae free

The stand I think was from some sort of kids bed set from ikea. The good thing about the bay area garage sales is there's always some pretty cool stuff.
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Old 08-21-2013, 04:39 AM   #23
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Usually the ones that hitchhike come out brown, but when they're smaller the shells are a bit colorless.
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Old 09-17-2013, 04:46 AM   #24
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Default The Shrimp are in! *warning picture heavy*

Last week I received my shrimp! I decided on crystal red shrimp and cherry shrimp. They've all settled down since I first introduced them and have now been routinely grazing and searching for food.

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I also picked up a black tiger shrimp that I saw at one of my lfs, pretty cute though I wonder if he'll breed with the RCS :/ ?
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heres some more shots of the RCS and (for some reason shy) CRS:
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I also picked up some galaxy rasbora, but god are these little buggers hard to snap photos of :{
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Old 09-17-2013, 04:54 AM   #25
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Default Full shot of of tanks recent trim :) plus plants for sale!

the HC is coming in really nicely so far! I'm excited to see how it will look 2 months from this shot !
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trimmed down the tank ALLOT! on Sunday. I trimmed about half a 5g buckets worth of Limnophila sessiliflora (asian ambulia) that plant can really take off lol!


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Old 09-17-2013, 12:46 PM   #26
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You have a beautiful setup! Looks like everything is growing in nicely.
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Old 09-17-2013, 06:43 PM   #27
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Just to be on the safe side I wont he selling the Limnophila sessiliflora. Seems to he a banned noxious weed in many states.

I guess ill just plant the rest in my pond fir my danios to breed in :/.
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Old 09-18-2013, 12:03 AM   #28
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Wink "mini" update

oh and on a side note today I moved the nerite snails to my 5 gallon tank, so hopefully I can get rid of all their icky egg things. I now have two large ramshorn snails (plenty of those tiny ones lol) and one purple "mystery" snail.

I also moved the celestial pearls to my 5 gallon tank. I think they were the cause of some missing RCS I'll probably replace them with about 4 otocinclus since the diatom is starting to build up on the glass again.

I have a query if someone can interject:

-are assassin snails shrimp/shrimplet safe?

- are they known to kill bigger snails (i.e. bigger then themselves?)

hoping to get some to control the population of the hitchhiker snails I have now.

If anyone can answer this question I'd be really grateful
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Old 09-18-2013, 01:43 AM   #29
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Ive heard tell of assassins eating shrimplets, but havent had it happen to me.
The assassins can't catch the fast lil shrimps. Lol
Never seen them go after an adult either. However, manual removal of poorest snails will be more efficient inthe long run from my experience.

Eta:: I had an assasin kill a mystery snail once.
Theyll take down bigger snails when they can
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Old 09-19-2013, 10:38 PM   #30
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Thank you CheyLillymama22, I guess picking out these little buggers one by one is my best bet
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