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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-13-2018, 05:27 PM Thread Starter
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Five Months In...

As the title suggests, my Fluval Flex 34 litre has been up and running for 5 months. Modifications to filtration and flow have been made, rocks have been added to and rearranged, driftwood has been added and then taken away, plants have died and been replaced and livestock is doing well. Various food types are fed on a rotation inc. brine shrimp & garlic, flake, micro granules & algae wafers. Water is tested weekly and generally 35% is the average volume change. Still very much learning, but very much enjoying the whole experience.
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Looks great! Just curious, is rotating food types that important? I've stuck to a single flake food for my tanks and it doesn't seem to have any problems.
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One of my Java Ferns has black spots/blotches on some of its leaves. I had a couple of outbreaks of black beard algae and have been dosing daily with Seachem Flourish Excel which has cleared up the beard algae and all the Crypts are really looking healthy and vigorous. Shrimps have bred and there are now tiny shrimps all over the place, how long they will last with the Neons, I donít know.
Regarding rotating food, I just thought it would be nice to give the fish a variety of food. They particularly like the frozen Brine Shrimp with Garlic, which they get a couple of times a week.
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