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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-30-2006, 03:44 AM Thread Starter
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29 gallon...still in process...

Tank info:
-29 gallon
-Inhabitants:

-14 red cherry shrimp + a few new baby shrimps
-alot of snails
-Plants:
-hygro?..
-java moss
-java fern (narrow and regular)
-riccia
-american val?...
-anubias nana
-glossostigma
-and some unidentified...
-Substrate:
-Aquasoil 2-3 inches
-Pressurized CO2
-No ferts yet...kinda scared of algae bloom
-Lighting:

-AH supply 2x55 with enclosure (only one bulb on right now)



tell me how i can improve...all comments welcomed....
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-30-2006, 05:51 AM
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I like your woodwork with the riccia, it looks good.. What type of substrate is that and are you running a filter on this? I only see a powerhead
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-30-2006, 06:20 AM Thread Starter
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thats actually java moss...im trying to grow riccia on the black screen by the crypt...i did have a HOB filter (emperor 240)...i took it off cuz...too much agitation in the water...im looking into getting a canister soon...dont know what kind yet...and the substrate is Schultz aquatic soil...
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-30-2006, 12:25 PM
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hide the thermometer if you can- maybe put it towards the bottom under the filter (helps with mixing water temps) or behind the driftwood.

also, maybe add a little more red? some red hygrophilia or red cabomba would look nice in mid to rear.. not exactly sure where we be best to place to put them though.
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Oh. also to get rid of algae you could get a few small ottos (pygmy algae eaters) which only get up to about 1'' or so, and are really neat fish. They should help with some of the algae problems. If you ever have problems with excessive snails either dwarf puffers or loaches will gobble many up in a short period of time (just make sure to check on compatability with shrimp).

Beautiful tank though.. The moss growing on the driftwood looks very nice!
gl!
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-01-2006, 01:49 AM Thread Starter
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ive had otos in the past...almost always they would die off after a few months...ive had 2 otos that lived over a year and a half...so i guess this is something common with them...and was waiting for the growth to eventually cover the heater....any more comments?...thanks...and how do you guys get to grow your glossostigma soo fast?...
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