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Old 12-05-2010, 06:19 AM   #31
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WOW!

Nice shrimp skewlboy, whats that erio i see?
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Old 12-05-2010, 02:50 PM   #32
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that one is cinerum - Used to be a time you could get 3 for $15 on here. Plan was to get back into these guys - but need to clear room for ground space... damn this collectoritis. What vars do you currently have again?
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Old 12-05-2010, 02:52 PM   #33
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substrate is aged AS w/ shrimp pooh - Had to add some AS about 6-8 mo ago since the old stuff started to break down, there is a significant sediment line where the old old AS has become true powder. Shrimp go nuts when i stir it up so it must have old food in it as well..
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Old 12-07-2010, 03:15 PM   #34
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Tank is busting with new little critters (feeding more these days does help) so I'm looking into rehoming some - if you are looking for some of these just PM me - I do 12 of the shrimp shown (I'll call them A/S grade even though they are probably S+) for 50 shipped priority in a styro lined box, sorry no heat packs.
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Old 12-07-2010, 06:02 PM   #35
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Tank is busting with new little critters (feeding more these days does help) so I'm looking into rehoming some - if you are looking for some of these just PM me - I do 12 of the shrimp shown (I'll call them A/S grade even though they are probably S+) for 50 shipped priority in a styro lined box, sorry no heat packs.
Why must you temp me?! and why must it be winter?!
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Old 12-07-2010, 07:43 PM   #36
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Just imagine them as little candy canes - perfect for the holiday.
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Old 12-08-2010, 07:51 AM   #37
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Your tank is just great. So colorful
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Old 12-09-2010, 02:29 AM   #38
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thanks. Wanted to do more rows and columns of plants but I'm having a hard time finding the time to trim. Started my first crypt/discus tank in my new 120p (moving on up from the 20L)

pics will follow when the ground cover kicks in
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Old 12-10-2010, 04:29 AM   #39
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Had this up and running for about 2 yrs now, there is a hardscape in there somewhere, just really hard to see.

40 gallon breeder
current 2 x 96 watt PC (dual daylight)
xp3 - powers co2 reactor 1 bps - 2 outputs on each side if tank
modified intake (sump foam covered w/ filter sock - keeps shrimp out of filter)
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mosura mineral and food

It is a very fun tank as it is little in the way of daily routine. I feed, I watch, I trim. Growth rate in the tank is amazing and the colors are intense - fun to know this can happen in a CRS tank -





what is the red plant in the middle....the one thats coming out to the front?
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Old 12-10-2010, 04:36 AM   #40
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looks like purple bamboo...
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Old 12-10-2010, 04:39 AM   #41
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what is the red plant in the middle....the one thats coming out to the front?
Do you mean the polygonum sp. 'ruby'?
I don't see any purple bamboo in there.
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Old 12-10-2010, 04:45 AM   #42
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Looks more like Polygonum sp. 'Porto Velho'. Sp. 'Ruby' has thinner leaves.
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so it is ruby! ha k thanks guys
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Nevermind.
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Old 12-10-2010, 06:32 AM   #45
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You've got a great looking colony! Nice work! I use Mosura bio-plus whenever I get berried shrimp.
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