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  1. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    I'm new to inverts, and I'm looking for a good shrimp/snail for my 2.5 gallon planted betta tank. Early on I tested my betta Oberon's compatibility with some ghost shrimp and he chased them a bit when I fist added them, but then lost interest, so I know now that he is shrimp safe. They didn't...
  2. Swap n Shop Archived Posts
    I've set up a small tank for breeding the little round pond snails for my puffers to munch. I've gotten a few from my lps but am trying to give my "garden" a jump start. Anyone have some annoying little buggers they'd like to throw my way?
  3. General Planted Tank Discussion
    I would really appreciate some more direction for moving toward a balanced, happier tank. The stats: 15G local river gravel substrate, sifted to 2-4mm (over a sprinkling of peat, clay, and osmocote) Nitrate = 30 Nitrite = 0+ a teency GH = 350 KH = 280 pH = 8.5 temp = 78 current lighting = 10w...
  4. Algae
    Ok, lot of people haven't seen what these little guy can do to algae problems so I've set up a little thread to show their effectiveness. So I've set up 3 10gal tanks using a fishless cycle three weeks prior. Lighting is Flouro, lighting period is 24 hours to promote algae growth. Now that the...