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post #16 of 23 (permalink) Old 08-18-2015, 12:23 AM Thread Starter
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Came home from a camping trip today and found lots of little Fry!
Not sure exactly what I should do with them because I have no other tanks to put them in. Any suggestions on feeding them and techniques?



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post #17 of 23 (permalink) Old 10-13-2015, 07:53 AM Thread Starter
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Overdue 2 month update! Recently moved to Seattle so I had to tear it all down, unfortunately I didn't snap a last picture. I had left it in the care of my roommates for almost 2 weeks and it was quite overgrown. So much duckweed and hydrocotyle.

Moving was a bit rough on the fish, I lost my male Apisto a day after getting here. On the bright side 2 of his offspring live on and are about 2 months old now!
Also almost lost one of my anchor catfish. It somehow slipped by unnoticed when I was emptying everything and survived in the substrate of the empty tank for the entire trip!

Have the tank all set up again with some new wood and rock, though I'm still not satisfied with some of it. Mainly the right side and the background. I bought a couple red tiger lotus, one in the back middle, the other behind the big rock.

I'm going to add a bunch more bolbitis on the back left. Any suggestions on other background plants I could add? I think aponogeton crispus red could look really good.
Should I use a black, white or frosted glass on the back of the tank?





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How fast does the blyxa grow for you, bhai?
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Its been growing pretty slowly, I've been thinking about adding co2 to help everything out
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love the new hardscape. well done
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I really like the new hardscape the old one was nice as well. Have you customized the settings for your light or are you running it the standard preset? I like black backgrounds on my tanks but either would look nice.
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The new hardscape is sweet. I like it a lot.
What type of light are you using? I've been asking around so I know what to upgrade to in the near future
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I really like the new hardscape the old one was nice as well. Have you customized the settings for your light or are you running it the standard preset? I like black backgrounds on my tanks but either would look nice.
I was just running it on the standard 24/7 mode, but I think it was a little too much with no Co2 so I've cut back on the light period until I can buy a co2 setup.

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The new hardscape is sweet. I like it a lot.
What type of light are you using? I've been asking around so I know what to upgrade to in the near future
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It's the Finnex planted+ 24/7. Pretty decent LED light for the price
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