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Originally Posted by jaliberti View Post
How do you grow black worm within the tank? Mine die <48hours. I think they drown. They don't seem to be a purely aquatic organism.
They are aquatic for me. Sometimes other worms are sold as black worms. They can get their oxygen from the water through their skin. This is what causes them to stick out of the ground and give the fish a chance to catch them. They also re-generate, so a fish can take a bite and they will just grow back Check this post out: Here (The pics aren't showing up for me right now, but some great ones!)

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A tank is not truly self-sustaining if flakes and algae disks are being added, even if ever so sparingly.
Totally agree! I am just very close and like to make that leap to the next level very soon I just want to make sure the system is ready for this first. My only concern is the ember tetras... as I cannot seem to get them to eat off of the ground Only thing I can think of is more shrimp babies.

Originally Posted by jaliberti View Post
It's also easier with herbivores vs omnivores, and easier with omnivores vs carnivores. Easier outdoors (in 80 degree temperatures obviously) where insects can fall in and mosquitos can breed. Easier with small fish that can survive on "Whatever heavy planted other organisms exists" vs larger fish (low on the food chain).

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