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Old 04-12-2009, 08:04 PM   #46
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I ended up getting some crustacean food (supposedly for crabs and lobsters) and dropping it in the tank. The shrimp went absolutely bonkers. I have to say that was the most fun I've had so far with this tank. They would come grab a grain of the food and take off to some private part of the tank. It was a shrimp frenzy! Now I sorta feel bad that they were so hungry that they had to resort to eating the plants. Geez what a bad shrimp owner! Anyway, I bet they'll stop with the plant nibbling now.

I think I lost my little otto too, sadly. I don't know what happened. Fine when I left work on Thursday, and by Friday when I went to leave I saw him looking pretty bad. I guess we'll see on Monday if he made it. No idea on him though, water/temp were fine. I know he had plenty of food. Oh well, try again I guess.
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Old 04-13-2009, 01:21 AM   #47
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What kind of otto is that? I've never seen one like it? Great tank. im jealous.
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Old 04-13-2009, 02:22 AM   #48
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everything is so green!
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Old 04-13-2009, 06:13 AM   #49
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Thanks Wicket and Phoenix! I think the otto was called a dwarf bubblebee otto. I had never seen one like it either so I had to get him. Too bad he didn't make it. If I ever see another, I'll grab it since they're so fun to watch. He was about 1/2 the size of a normal otto.
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Old 04-13-2009, 06:59 PM   #50
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What kind of otto is that? I've never seen one like it? Great tank. im jealous.
Same here, very cool looking.
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Old 04-13-2009, 07:02 PM   #51
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I believe they are called zebra otocinclus.

http://www.planetcatfish.com/catelog...species_id=353
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Old 04-13-2009, 07:14 PM   #52
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What diffuser are you using?
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Old 04-13-2009, 08:55 PM   #53
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I believe they are called zebra otocinclus.

http://www.planetcatfish.com/catelog...species_id=353
Yep, that was the closest thing I could find online about it. Only his markings were slightly different than they had in the photos so I was going by what the LFS had called them. I hope I see one again soon. It was really cool how small he was. 1/4" or so.

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What diffuser are you using
I was using the medium size spiral one they offer at Green Leaf Aquariums until last Friday, but have since switched to the nano diffuser they have here.


Interesting little tidbit. After I fed the shrimp for the first time on Friday and they went nuts and had a little feeding frenzy, I came in this morning to find that almost all of them had shed that clear top layer of their exoskeleton. Before the feeding, I only saw maybe one a week. Now, suddenly, they all decided to do it. I wonder if it's related to the feeding.

FTS for the week. I finally did a deep cleaning.

I don't like those yellow spots in my HC. Not sure if it's just normal lifecycle or if I'm missing something. Nitrates still low.




Starting to really like that Ludwiga. Thought I might take it out at first but now I am totally digging the bronze/red leaves. They look almost pink in the right light.
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Sweet thanks
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Old 04-13-2009, 10:06 PM   #55
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Lush looking tank. Not a huge fan of the large leaved plants in Nano tanks but I'm a huge scale person when it comes to that.

Looks great though.

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Old 04-13-2009, 10:45 PM   #56
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Lush looking tank. Not a huge fan of the large leaved plants in Nano tanks but I'm a huge scale person when it comes to that.

Looks great though.

Craig
That was my initial problem as well. I don't like the difference in scale but I do like the color. Any suggestions of a similarly colored plant with smaller leaves?
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Old 04-13-2009, 11:37 PM   #57
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That was my initial problem as well. I don't like the difference in scale but I do like the color. Any suggestions of a similarly colored plant with smaller leaves?
None that I can think of off the top of my head.

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Old 04-14-2009, 01:37 AM   #58
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I really like your tank.

Makes me want to start another Finnex tank. Where did you get yours by the way? The ebay seller I got mine from is no longer listing them.
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Old 04-14-2009, 03:28 AM   #59
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I got mine off ebay as well. Just did a Finnex 4 gallon search and got lucky!
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Old 04-15-2009, 09:16 PM   #60
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...I don't like those yellow spots in my HC. Not sure if it's just normal lifecycle or if I'm missing something. Nitrates still low.
I love your tank, it is truly inspirational. If by yellow spots you mean that some of the leaves are yellowing, it could be an iron deficiency according to this.
http://theaquariumwiki.com/HC

"...Dwarf Baby Tears requires iron if yellowing is to not occur."
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