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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-01-2011, 01:36 PM Thread Starter
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13g iwagami stock...

Hey all, so my iwagami has nearly finished it's cycle and am looking at stocking.
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10 cardinals
3 amano shrimp
10 CRS

This tank only has HC carpet and a cheap HOB filter with a sponge and some ehfi substrat pro balls as media.

Does this seem like a reasonable stocking level...???

Pictures will follow once all grown in.

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I think it will be fine, will you run co2 to grow the HC carpet? Co2 with shrimp is like a game of roulette. I accidentally overdosed of Excel once, and all shrimp died.

That sounds like a good stock, just do some frequent water changes when you add those 10 cardinals, to offset any rising ammonia level, since you won't have the plants to counteract it, just in case.
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The stocking seems to be good...

I've had the opposite experience when it comes to gassing shrimp... typically the fish have shown signs of distress before the shrimp have (i've only had it happen once, or maybe twice, so i don't have too much of a sample size)
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Heavily overdosing on co2 during cycle, HC went in 2 weeks ago, I had massive melt but is coming back and filling in nicely now. Once the HC is most of the way there I will turn co2 right down and then stock.
Excellent, thanks folks.

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