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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-26-2015, 05:09 PM Thread Starter
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Mr Aqua 60P randomness

Back in July I won a Mr Aqua 60P and a Finnex Ray 2 from our local fish group. Most of the clippings are from my holding tank. Please excuse my crappy iPhone picture skills.
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 09-16-2015, 05:11 PM Thread Starter
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Specs:
Tank: Mr Aqua 60P
Lighting: Finnex Ray 2
Filter: Eheim 2213
Co2: AquaTek and GLA inline diffuser, 5lb Co2 Tank
Substrate: ADA Aquasoil / root tabs
Fertilization: PFertz, Seachem Iron

Flora: (only remember names of a few)
Glossostigma elatinoides
Marsilea crenata
Riccardia chamedryfolia
Hemianthus callitrichoides
Staurogyne repens
Fissidens fontanus
Alternanthera reineckii
Hygrophila pinnatifida
Hydrocotyle tripartite
Java fern narrow
Java fern trident
Blyxa Japonica

Fauna:
3 x Amano Shrimp
3 x Otocinclus
20+ x Red Cherry Shrimp
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very very beautiful

my 8 gallon journal:
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Yes, nice and lush.

Why is it dark in the centre? On purpose?

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Yes, nice and lush.

Why is it dark in the centre? On purpose?
No that's from the java fern, I'm thinking of removing it but I don't really have any place to put it. and it doesn't seem to be growing the way I thought it would. Maybe I placed it wrong?
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Oh, ok, how about just de-bulking it to start? Maybe remove 1/3 to 1/2 the mass right at rhizome level?

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post #7 of 15 (permalink) Old 09-30-2015, 08:51 PM Thread Starter
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So i'm going to do a big water change today I picked up a bunch of blyxa japonica that I will be putting towards the back. I'm also planning on removing/trimming down the java fern narrow so I can get more light to the plants underneath. I don't like how bright the alternathera reineckii was going to be and will probably be removing that also.

shrimp seem to really love the zucchini. I have been seeing lots of little shrimplettes and shrimp molting so that's always a good sign.
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Good Job on the tank, I personally like the overgrown look. Its not too crazy and still has some nice aesthetics about it, but thats just me. A trim would look good as well so whatevers clever!


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Good Job on the tank, I personally like the overgrown look. Its not too crazy and still has some nice aesthetics about it, but thats just me. A trim would look good as well so whatevers clever!

thanks! yeah I like the overgrown look also I just did a water change last night and got too lazy to do trimming/replanting.
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How are you keeping shrimp with co2 I always seem to lose shrimp

Any tips

This tank is badass btw
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How are you keeping shrimp with co2 I always seem to lose shrimp

Any tips

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Thanks! When I first started the tank it only had 3 Amano and they didn't seem to be bothered by the co2. I never did any acclimating when I introduced the RCS. I kinda just threw them in. I've only had them for a couple months now I think and they seem to be doing great lots of berried and shrimpletts. I don't use RO water and don't have a water test kit so I can't really tell anything about that. I do about a 30% water change every week and and add a little bit of Prime also I just do regular EI dosing. I also have cherries in a Fluval Spec V with no CO2 and they seem to be doing okay. My light and co2 run on the same timer for 8hrs.

haha now you got me worried and now i'm reading up on how I should of introduced co2 to the shrimp.
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picked up this ADA Do!aqua 60F 60x30x18cm with corydoras Eleanor.
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Ooooooh! Very nice!

On the new tank I could imagine a field of green carpet up front with rocks used to make a mountain range in the background with a "dirt" (sand) pathway leading from the front of the tank going up to a split in the center of the mountain range. Of course tapering the pathway (as well as correctly sized plants) so the depth appears even greater. Just my envision though haha.

You should try out some sort of backgrounds, even on the first tank, maybe white, or sky blue even. Might make it look that much more majestic.

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Picked up this blue shrimp at the LFS that was mixed in with their cherries for 3 bucks. Can someone ID? Seems to be doing ok, will it breed with my CRS?

Bump: a little update took down all the narrow java fern because it was blocking all the light to the ground plants. added another piece of wood and tied a few plants to it. planted a bunch of blyxa in the background and removed most of the stem plants...I do not enjoy trimming so going to lazy route.
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The shrimp are showing up so nicely in the foreground.
The blue shrimp looks like a neo (so many different names for the blue sports), will breed with the RCS most likely and throw out some wild type offspring.
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