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  1. Algae
    I started a planted tank a couple of weeks ago and within one week the tank was starting to get covered in algae. I've had a fish tank all my life, but I'm new to the planted aspect. I realized the reason the algae was taking over was that I was leaving the light on to long (12-13 hours). I'm...
  2. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    When I first purchased my bamboo shrimp, I was concerned that my tank was fairly new. Since they are filter feeders, I had been diligently spot feeding them, since the tank needs to establish its microorganisms for them to properly feed. I scoured the internet for a better way, but had little...
  3. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    What can you peoples tell me about viper shrimp? This is what I've found in my poking around: They can get up to 6" long and live for a long time. They are filter feeders, but will scavenge off the bottom. Despite the name, even tiny fish are in no danger around them. They are only capable of...
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