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PUNISHER VETTE's 30 gallon planted shrimp tank(56k)

Well... Here it is. Took me all day to disassemble the 110g, euthanize the fish, and collect as many shrimp as i could from that tank. Haven't added them to this tank yet but i'm doing that as I post these shots.




I'm also using my 260w light that was on my 110g as it was adaptable and able to fit this tank unlike the light from my 29g. I've only got 2 of 4 light on which is still a lot but it over hangs a bit so i'm sure i'm losing some there.



I'm planning a moss wall for the far left tomorrow.

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euthanize the fish?

i hope their was something wrong with them and you didnt just kill them because you got bored!


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euthanize the fish?

i hope their was something wrong with them and you didnt just kill them because you got bored!
neon tetra disease

I used ice water and it was quick and painless i hope. Seemed like the second they hit the water they went into shock.
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Day 2. Still cloudy but that should settle down eventually.

I just hope the plants take root and start to grow some more.
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neon tetra disease

I used ice water and it was quick and painless i hope. Seemed like the second they hit the water they went into shock.
Uhhhhh...would it be quick and painless if you were frozen to death?

Try this method instead

But anyway, the tank looks great! The shrimp will love it in there

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Uhhhhh...would it be quick and painless if you were frozen to death?

Try this method instead

But anyway, the tank looks great! The shrimp will love it in there
I'm pretty sure if i was frozen within a second of jumping in ice water it would be considered quick and painless.

They hit the water and go into shock meaning they don't feel anything.

I'd rather have them die instantly then slowly go to sleep then be killed by another method.
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I'm pretty sure if i was frozen within a second of jumping in ice water it would be considered quick and painless.

They hit the water and go into shock meaning they don't feel anything.

I'd rather have them die instantly then slowly go to sleep then be killed by another method.
try the clove oil/vodka method next. that way, the fish feels no pain. its just better that way.

ive known some1 to put the fish in a bag, and slam it against the wall. its ridiculous what some ppl do to put a fish out of its misery.

on another note, your tank look greats great, tho the wood seems too central for my taste, but the shrimp will love it!

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I like the tank. It is very nice. Sorry for the loss of your fish. Neon tetra disease is brutal.

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oh okay.... i just cant stand it when people just kill their fish because they are bored of them

looking good tho


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Well i already had a bad day. Maybe my aquarium luck has already been used up on the new tank.

Woke up and about 70% of the shrimp were dead. The rest of the live ones were ancored near the top of the tank and didn't want to come down when i was doing a quick 50% water change.

I could only assume it was a few things.
1. The tank was at 80degrees
2. Maybe there was low oxygen, so i put a aerator on the powerhead
3. I added 2 pipettes of hydrogen peroxide yesterday. i think that's about 10ml. When i added a TON to my 29g i killed all my shrimp then. Maybe it's just that poisonous to the shrimp?
4... any suggestion?
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Sorry i haven't been here in a while. Been busy graduating and the tank hasn't changed much anyway. Had a problem with green algae but most likely it was due to too much sunlight coming into my room. I think i've solved that but this photo is still a bit cloudy.

The chain swords are growing nicely. Vals...not so much.


This pic was just after a major trimming so the plants aren't very tall. As you can see in this photo...they were getting a little too tall

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nice how are your vallis not doing very well? their doing realy well in my low light tank with billions of plantlets

whats the plant called thats grown out of the water?


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nice how are your vallis not doing very well? their doing realy well in my low light tank with billions of plantlets

whats the plant called thats grown out of the water?

Hygrophila is the plant growing out of the tank. Not too sure of the variety but probably a broad leaf type. That plant has been through a lot of tanks and conditions and somehow managed to pull through even in horrible algae conditions. Although it didn't look very good it still kept just enough ahead of the algae to not die off.

The vals just don't look very healthy. They seem to be getting thinner and an off color. I just started dosing Excel which is said to "melt" vals so i started slow. I'm hoping that with the ferts eventually all the plants will start doing a lot better.

What i do know is i have a TONNNNNN of shrimp now. 100's of babies everywhere.
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