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Talking Corydoras madness

To make a long story short, Petco had a bad shipment of fish Friday, and my sterbai cories all died within a few hours. Went back today to find a ton of healthy pandas so I exchanged for them. Also found Hygrophila corymbosa compact. Commence pictures!







The honey gourami takes a few naps during the day. I still haven't gotten used to it and sometimes freak out that its dead. I guess having a bigger fish brain means naps? You can see the leopard val has sent out a runner, and the new growth has great mottling. I put either two or three spheres of osmocote+ next to it during planting, it must be doing its thing! I kept notes, just too lazy to look it up.


FTS I'm enjoying the way everything is growing! I've cut and replanted the tops of a few Ludwigia red. Its almost time to trim some of the S. repens. I took a chair to sit in front of the tank and just watch for 30 minutes the other day. Its so nice of an upgrade to my old 10 gallon!
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Cool Surprise!

Found this little gal doing a water change today. I wonder how long its been in there?!?
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It's been a crazy week, building a stand and hood for the 10 gal shrimp tank. Weekly water change was today for the 29 and a major trim on the Bacopa. Also moved the Ludwigia sp red behind the C. retrospiralis. Trimmed the Rotala to encourage branching.

Got a picture of all the pandas together!


I'm going to be overrun with Leopard Val soon, already 3 shoots off the parent plant. This was right after maintenance. The Pandas are just like my cat, taking a dump right after I clean the substrate!


Shrimp pellet feeding time can get a little crazy. One went under a Marimo ball in the corner and a line formed!


FTS I'm very happy with my tank so far! Now for those pandas to mature and breed, or for my CPD female to get plump with eggs! The CPD pair is moved into the 10 to condition them and hopefully breed.

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It's been a crazy week, building a stand and hood for the 10 gal shrimp tank. Weekly water change was today for the 29 and a major trim on the Bacopa. Also moved the Ludwigia sp red behind the C. retrospiralis. Trimmed the Rotala to encourage branching.

Got a picture of all the pandas together!


I'm going to be overrun with Leopard Val soon, already 3 shoots off the parent plant. This was right after maintenance. The Pandas are just like my cat, taking a dump right after I clean the substrate!


Shrimp pellet feeding time can get a little crazy. One went under a Marimo ball in the corner and a line formed!


FTS I'm very happy with my tank so far! Now for those pandas to mature and breed, or for my CPD female to get plump with eggs! The CPD pair is moved into the 10 to condition them and hopefully breed.

Looking good. Those pandas are adorable. And that pleco really went to town on the spinach leaf.
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Spent 2 days away from home at the in-laws and figured I might as well do a blackout. Bad idea! The floaters didn't like it one bit, so many yellow leaves and shed roots! I lost about 20% of them, but they needed a thin anyways I guess.

I did a water change, moved around the background a little and planted a tiny corkscrew val. There was a tiny uprooted one in my wife's dad's tank so I took it home! Next week I'll update with a picture, see how things have changed. My goal was to have as many types of plants as possible, and I've easily succeeded what I thought I could fit! I do have bucephalandra and downoi on my radar, but it might be some time before I get them.



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Been a few weeks since pics, I've done some moving of plants around and had some good growth. I got a light timer so I can turn on the co2 before work and let the lights do their thing so my wife doesn't have to take care of it. Took out a chunk of the E. tenellus and split up 2 of the largest S. repens. I can't wait for a larger patch of it!


Any tips on the H. corymbosa compact? Should I cut and replant tops or is it growing ok? I took out most of the floaters, they had nearly the entire tank covered, maybe that has made it stretch.


I've been aggrivated by the BN pleco. It's disturbing the substrate more than the corys are! I'm happy with the layout, now its just waiting until the background plants get taller so the Bacopa doesn't outgrow it like mad every week. Any tips/suggestions for plant placement, I'm always up for new ideas!

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I'd leave the H. corymbosa alone for as long as you can. It's a bit of a slow grower at times and appreciates being left alone as much as possible. When it finally comes time to trim it your best bet is to top and replant unless you have space to keep the rooted portions to grow more stems for future use.
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So it turns out I need to keep up the spinach stocking in the aquarium for my hungry hungry pleco. I noticed a few H. corymbosa leaves with some nibbles!!!! So angry with this fish right now, digging up the edges and now eating my plants! Hopefully she (I think) tones it down a bit or I’ll have to re-home her. Repashy for pleco was on my wishlist but I might have to break down and get it sooner. I was thinking of coating chopsticks and using the veg clip to hold it.
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and it's gone!

So, after evaluating the situation further, I evicted the bristle nose pleco and got four otocinclus. the pleco would dig and literally sand blast the cories. I think that's why a few had what I thought was ich (it literally was sand) and had some fungal infections. It had started to eat the Hygrophila and Bacopa. Too bad, she was a very pretty fish. I swapped out the diffuser since the one in the tank was struggling to let the co2 out. I'll have to clean and switch them every month or so it seems. I'm happy with the growth. I'm done trimming the background plants (except bacopa) since they are branching and filling in nicely now. It seems like it taking forever to get tall, but I can see progress in weekly pics.




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Help me find a place for the Crypt retrospiralis!

So, I wasn't expecting the Ludwigia red to encroach over the crypt retrospiralis as much as it has. And the crypt is more bronze in color than green. I need a new spot for it! I was thinking in the foreground either middle or left of center, any suggestions?



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Nice progress with this tank. Crypt retrospiralis grows very tall so it really works best as a background plant. Which ever side your filter is on is the side I would place it. Back right or left letting the current push it over towards the opposite side. I'm surprised bacopa isn't growing that fast for you. It is one of the fastest growing plants I have used and usually needs a good trim every 2 weeks.
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Nice progress with this tank. Crypt retrospiralis grows very tall so it really works best as a background plant. Which ever side your filter is on is the side I would place it. Back right or left letting the current push it over towards the opposite side. I'm surprised bacopa isn't growing that fast for you. It is one of the fastest growing plants I have used and usually needs a good trim every 2 weeks.
Thanks. I have rotala and leopard Val blocking the view of the sponge pre filter. I don’t want it next to the ludwigia red because it blends in. I’m not happy with the way the ludwigia x repens is growing in the back left, but I remember retrospiralis is more a spreader than straight up growth. Unless it has more vertical growth when crowded? I think for now I’ll put it on the margins of the red/green as it will mingle and mix the transition. I’ll post pics later and get more insight.



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S. repens dropping leaves

Anyone know why S. repens drops its leaves? It started less than a week ago. The only change is I doubled my ferts 3 weeks ago because I was originally using the dose I used for my 10, which I had major algae issues with. I know floaters can strip the tank of nitrates and phosphates if they go unchecked. I take a cup or two out every week, maybe I should be taking even more out? Tomorrow is water change, I might add more osmocote to the roots and remove most of the floaters, they are growing like never before. Its sad, the S. repens was growing crazy, then just a full stop and leaves start floating around.




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Your tank looks fantastic. Seems most everything is looking good. I couldn't keep my super red stems in the substrate, but had little issue with the ludwigia repens. I think they look fantastic, I just can't seem to keep them down and now they are mostly gone.
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The wife and I are miserable with some virus today, so I didn't have my helper to block the glare with a blanket! Everything is growing well, except for the S repens (still looking for advice), and the Rotala isn't as filled out as I would have hoped at this point. The adult CPD are back in the tank. It looks like I only have 2 fry in the 10, but they aren't free swimming yet. If these don't make it the female will go back in the 10 to fatten up for two weeks then try breeding again, with more diligent egg collection. I know the layout isn't great, but the background is getting closer!

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