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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-22-2018, 04:18 AM Thread Starter
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I had to move and tear down my previous ADA 45P. But now I am back at it...

30C last trimmed Aug 14.
Mini-M never trimmed.

30C Set up for 5 weeks now with CRS from Sean. Planning to let this run wild as a long-term tank. Only change I want to make is grow more hyptis and possibly replace the rotala in the back with a more colorful one. But I will wait a few more months to see if it will color up.

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Shiruba canister
GLA Regulator (dual manifold to feed the mini-M)
Kamoer Autodoser using NilocG EI ferts + Seachem Advance. Although I go light on the macros to keep nitrates lower and let my GH booster take care of potassium deficiency.
Twinstar 300e

Mini-M iwagumi, 2 days old. Going to be a desktop betta "pond". I think I will add some eleocharis dulcis or montevidensis to grow emersed in the back left after the other plants get established and I know how much space I have.



Gear:
Shiruba HOB
Kessil A80
NilocG Thrive+

Between these tanks I'm growing:
H. pinnatifida
Staurogyne 'porto velho'
Ludwigia ' super red'
Downoi 'red'
E. parvula
H. 'cuba'
Hydrocotyle tripartita 'mini japan'
Anubias nana
Hyptis lorentziana
Myrio mini
Rotala rotundifolia 'pink' (dubious)
Nymphoides 'taiwan'

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-23-2018, 06:54 AM Thread Starter
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Haven't been happy with the API nitrate tests for the CRS tank. I read anywhere from 5-20 ppm nitrate. Bought a lamotte testtab kit to get a better grasp of the water conditions.

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Hope you don't mind me asking but where'd you get your spray bar in the first picture and what are the diameters/ fitting diameters? Thanks!


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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-29-2018, 04:30 AM Thread Starter
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comes with the shiruba canister filters. I think the finnex canister filters are the same thing but rebranded. Sunsun and azoo might also make something similar. I'm sure they all come from similar factories.
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Rotala colorata is very similar to rotundifolia but has a lot more color, especially in low tech.

The shrimp tank is fabulous.
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Thanks. It just went through a trim and I forgot to take a picture before it. Oh well. I'll have an update in a month or so.

My Hach Nitrate kit arrived. 20ppm nitrates AFTER a water change. Which explains why I am down to about 15 shrimp from 30. The API kit read about 10ppm before a water change.

For anyone interested in this kit. I got it from here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Although it was around 65 when I bought it.

We'll see where this goes.

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I just got a 30-c on the weekend and looking to set up my first tank with only CRS, and maybe some Maculata Rasboras.

How is the Kessil A80 on this size tank?

Those plants in your pic look like they've been there a lot longer than 5 weeks?

Still trying to decide on a filter, either internal filter something cheap and small or just get a Fluval C2 HOB.
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I think the kessil A80 is a perfect light for a 30c. Especially for a shrimp tank as the color is more natural and the dimming feature will make growing lower light plants simple. I would just get a HOB for the 30c. I kind of wish I got an AC20 instead of the canister.

The tank is definitely only around 6 weeks old now. Here's Day 1 on 8/17.
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4 months later and the tanks have changed a lot. Although they may be a bit worse for wear because I went on vacation for 10 days. I essentially did a start over regarding all the stems in both tanks. Picture update soon. Most notable updates:
30c-
-Replaced the entire RHS with cryptocoryne 'tropica' to reduce my maintenance load.
-Got bored of Rotala sp 'pink' always staying greenish yellow. It only seems to turn pink when allowed to crawl across the surface of the tank. I think if I had a deeper tank it would be pink. This may also explain why AFA can get it to turn pink in their 180cm tank. In theirs, only the longest stems will turn pink. Maybe there is a height requirement? Replaced with "h'ra" after I got back from vacation last week.
-removed the moss. It was harboring a lot of rhizobium I've been battling for about 2 months. This algae is monstrous and embeds itself inside the plant interstitium. Topical treatments don't work on it, at least curatively. Be warned when buying plants from other users I guess....

Mini-M
-wife got a baby betta. It is cute.
-similarly just beat the rhizobium menace using some creative techniques... involving pulling up all the HC. replanting with faster growing monte carlo. Then trimming very aggressively. Also planted hydrocotyle tripartita to keep the plant mass high enough to prevent algae.

Current fish in mini M:
10+ amano shrimp
1 male betta ~2 months old
3 otocinclus

30c:
6 phoenix rasbora
3 dwarf pencils
2 otocinclus
6+ amano shrimp
2 sparkling gourami.

I gave up on the shrimp after my tank crashed in november. Killing almost every single shrimp, including amanos. It happened when the municipality changed water sources during the winter or something. Or maybe they increased chloramine dosage to deal with algae die off. Either way, I do a water change one night and the next morning all the CRS have died and a thick bacterial film was coating everything in the tank.

I will have pictures soon.

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