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Old 09-25-2013, 08:21 PM   #16
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Yeah, they don't really look like the rest of the moss but they are definitely growing out of it. Riccia would be fun though if it snuck in as a freebie..
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Old 09-25-2013, 09:46 PM   #17
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I think it is bladderwort. If so, you probably want to remove it before it takes over.
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Old 09-25-2013, 10:34 PM   #18
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That is Utricularia gibba, it's a really neat bladderwort that eats microscopic little animals and such with its little sacks. Sadly, it is also a huge pain in the rear and will grow/tangle in everything.If you don't fancy having a mat of it try to pull it all out now without breaking it as tiny pieces since they will regrow.
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Old 09-25-2013, 10:39 PM   #19
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Not sure, but looks like it could be this:

http://www.aquaticplantcentral.com/f...ils.php?id=268
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Old 09-25-2013, 10:47 PM   #20
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Untitled by JoAndRoses, on Flickr
Kinda looks like stuff another member is having problems with.

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...d.php?t=421945
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Old 09-25-2013, 11:13 PM   #21
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Fiala06 is correct, that's definitely utricularia gibba. I'd get that out ASAP.

The tinniest piece will survive, so get all of it.
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Old 09-26-2013, 02:51 AM   #22
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Yup, you all are right, cool looking close up. I got all I could and will keep after it until I stop seeing it!
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Old 09-26-2013, 03:00 AM   #23
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I love it! What a great way to zen out at work. It looks incredible. Are those rocks petrified wood? They complement the driftwood nicely. Quick questions about adding shrimp; when I worked at an office the temperature changes were crazy when the AC was shut off. Weekends and holidays the building was stifling. Is your building maintained at a constant temperature?

Really cool tank.

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Old 10-02-2013, 07:44 PM   #24
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Default 9G Office Eheim: Shrimp Added!

Update:
The invading bladderwort (or whatever it was) has been removed. I've seen one little piece since, which I also fished out.

The tank has been pretty darn solid and stable so I went ahead and got 20 cherry shrimp from a member here. First time with shrimp so I am not expecting raging success, but a learning experience. My 20 (I have no idea how many really, looks like MORE than 20 shrimp!) shrimp arrived today, two of the biggest came berried. I was amazed they didn't drop the eggs in shipping.

Drip acclimated and then moved them into the tank. Half are swimming around like wild things exploring every nook and cranny, feeding from what I can tell on algae on the glass and moss. Another about 10 maybe are clinging to the moss they came on like it was a life raft and will not let go. Won't. A bit worried about those guys but will give them some time to relax. I don't actually expect baby shrimp, I'm sure acclimation WILL cause those momma's to drop eggs, if they don't I'll be really happy.

What fun critters to watch. The tank is going to be very distracting if they are this active once they've settled in!

I'm on city water and it is definitely lacking in some of the minerals that shrimp need for molting and shells. Anyone know where I can get (at a reasonable price) the mud or mineral balls I've seen advertised for shrimp health?
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I love it! What a great way to zen out at work. It looks incredible. Are those rocks petrified wood? They complement the driftwood nicely. Quick questions about adding shrimp; when I worked at an office the temperature changes were crazy when the AC was shut off. Weekends and holidays the building was stifling. Is your building maintained at a constant temperature?

Really cool tank.

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Yup, those are petrified wood, really liking them!
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That is bladderwort. It will totally take over the tank if you don't remove it. Manual gentle removal on a daily basis for waaaaaaaay longer than you think you should have to.
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That is bladderwort. It will totally take over the tank if you don't remove it. Manual gentle removal on a daily basis for waaaaaaaay longer than you think you should have to.
Yes, it has been removed, haven't seen any more in the last two days but I'll keep my eyes peeled!
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Old 10-07-2013, 03:57 PM   #28
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Pictures with my phone, worthless. But I just saw a baby shrimp, see through, so tiny that I looked away for a second and lost him. But he was grazing on the moss. So pretty sure one of my berried females successfully hatched eggs. As tiny as that baby is there could be a 100 like him hiding in the moss and java fern and I'd never see them. So we'll see, even the adults are pretty good at hiding now that their initial "explore the tank" excitement is gone.
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Old 10-08-2013, 04:14 PM   #29
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OK, question for you all, or a couple.

How long do berried shrimp take to hatch eggs?
- Batch I got last week had three berried shrimp in the shipment I got last week. At least one hatched her eggs because I caught a glimpse of a tiny, tiny baby shrimp in the moss. Given how small he is there are likely a lot more babies hiding in the tank.

Now have two berried shrimp, not sure if they are still berried or newly berried? One frankly can barely move she is carrying so many eggs, other the eggs are smaller, fewer, I'm guessing she's more newly bred?

They all seem quite happy. I've taken a couple shells/molts out of the tank now and yet to see a dead shrimp after the one that killed himself behind the filter. So seems to be doing well after the first week!
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Old 10-08-2013, 04:31 PM   #30
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Amend that. I have at least four heavily berried females and just saw two more tiny babies scooting around the tank. These guys are so much fun to watch.
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