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post #16 of 27 (permalink) Old 05-18-2018, 06:38 AM Thread Starter
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Here what's up these days.

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post #17 of 27 (permalink) Old 05-25-2018, 12:43 PM Thread Starter
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So, I just thought I'd update again. Sadly, all but one of the cherries ended up perrishing as the tank FINNALY finished cycling and took them with it. Oops... rushed it. Anyway, added 5 Amanos a while back, and are all doing well. Added some A. nana petite between and under the large rocks. It's looking good. Trimmed the christmass moss to keep it tidy and growing low. I've been getting a little bit of fluffy/stringy dark green algae that is growing on and in the plants... mostly the moss. It vacuums up easy, but it's annoying. Ideas? And, of course, you'll notice the fish... emerald eye rasboras. Love them! Gonna get 5 more if they do well. Also gonna get more Neos. Gonna mix colors... so sue me. Not gonna try to sell babies.

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Now that I look at it, and if your want to try something i would remove the plant on the right shelf closest to the front and put some of the ground cover there. You could do it that way or take the plant you removed and put it in the rear left corner. I think it would be more flowing and cohesive but that’s me, I”m wacked out of my mind at this point.
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the iwa is really gumming
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post #20 of 27 (permalink) Old 07-30-2018, 04:00 PM Thread Starter
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It's been a while, so I thought I'd post an update. I haven't done anything in weeks except top off the evaporation water, feed the fish, add a pump of ferts oncece per week, & keep the C02 adjusted. Oh, and I've got baby shrimp!

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Wow! What a change, filled in beautifully. What CO2 regulator are you running on this?
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Wow! What a change, filled in beautifully. What CO2 regulator are you running on this?
Thanks, I think it filled in nicely too. I'm just using the fluval mini C02 with paintball cartridges. I adjust the bubble 1 or 2 times a day, and change it when it's out. Sometimes I forget for a day, or go on vacay for a week... not super stable, but it's been OK.

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post #23 of 27 (permalink) Old 09-08-2018, 04:45 AM Thread Starter
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After a BIG trim.

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post #24 of 27 (permalink) Old 10-06-2018, 10:53 PM Thread Starter
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Just a quick update. The shrimp have been reproducing rapidly. I have 3 geneerations of red fires now, and my first baby blues and naturals. Everything is recovering beautifully after the big trim a while back.
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Looks incredible. I like how your tank looks in this picture.


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Have you considered using riccardia chameldryfolia for the rocks instead of the moss you have now?


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Have you considered using riccardia chameldryfolia for the rocks instead of the moss you have now?
Nope. I like the Christmas moss. Thanks though.

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