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Tank: 5.5 AGA

Lighting: Fluval Ebi PC 13w

Filtration: Marina internal filter+ Toms Mini Canister Reverse UGF

Substrate: Fluval Stratum + Ceramic + dirty sponge juice

Water Change: 1/2g WC 50/50 mix distilled and tap

Flora:
Fissiden Fontanus
Christmas moss
Mini Xmas moss
Notocyphus luscens
Pellia
Water Spangles
Duckweed
Mystery Crypt

Flauna: CRS/CBS



Tank: 10 AGA

Lighting: AGA Full hood with Zoo Med Compact Fluorescent Bulb

Filtration: Toms Mini Canister UGF + Sponge Filter

Substrate: Fluval Stratum + Ceramic Rings + dirty sponge juice

Water Change: 1/2g WC 50/50 mix distilled and tap

Flora:
Fissiden Fontanus
Flame moss
Duckweed

Flauna: Full Blue Rili/Blue Velvet CRS Assassin Snails



Tank: 5.5 AGA

Lighting: Fluval Ebi PC 13w

Filtration: Marina S15

Substrate: Fluval Stratum + Ceramic + dirty sponge juice

Water Change: 1/2g WC 50/50 mix distilled and tap

Flora:
Fissiden geppii
Mystery moss (possible willow moss)
Rose moss
Notocyphus luscens
Mini pellia
Water Spangles
Duckweed

Flauna: Blue/Green Rili & culls

 

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Looks good. You don't have to sandwich your moss like that. Just use one mesh and secure the moss with fishing wire. This way you can grow twice as much moss compared to now. Maybe some on the walls too. :)
 

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Looks good. You don't have to sandwich your moss like that. Just use one mesh and secure the moss with fishing wire. This way you can grow twice as much moss compared to now. Maybe some on the walls too. :)
yeah i know i didn't have fishing line at the moment so i just said what the hell just weight it down with the other piece and wait for it to grow.


do i see a blind shrimp in one of the photos? doesn't look like it has any eyes o_O
oh yeah that picture.. no its just the glass needs some scraping damn algae. I think that shrimplets the oldest out of the dozens that are in there.

Any suggestions on what other moss can be used for a moss wall besides xmas moss?
 

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Looks like a nice start. I'm getting one for my birthday to! i'm gonig to do a moss wall also. I just started making/growing them yesterday.
 

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Any suggestions on what other moss can be used for a moss wall besides xmas moss?
You can really use any moss to your liking. Xmas and flame will grow out more fluffy but I use Taiwan moss and it grows out to cover the SS mesh just as well.
 

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Looks like a nice start. I'm getting one for my birthday to! i'm gonig to do a moss wall also. I just started making/growing them yesterday.
thanks! i tried growing a wall of fissidens but that was taking forever to happen. from when i first started the tank until a week ago the fissiden wall only had a few leaflets coming out of the mesh that i had them in. so i decided to take it out, besides the mesh looked all yellow from the algae.

You can really use any moss to your liking. Xmas and flame will grow out more fluffy but I use Taiwan moss and it grows out to cover the SS mesh just as well.
yeah i figured, maybe when the little shrimplets get bigger i'll just rip of the xmas off the breeding tube and turn that into a wall. but i kind of want a different type of moss... i'm opened to more suggestions


Update: looks like the eggs are coming along nicely (knock on wood). its been 2+ weeks since i put them in the bubbler. for the most part the eggs all have eyes, they should pop soon.

On another note i found a fresh molted shrimp that has frayed antennae should i be worried about it? is there anything i should do?
 

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update 11/7

well nothing much has happened besides the babies growning super fast! another note some eggs that were in the bubbler have hatched i counted 9. i'm sill waiting on the rest.

Anyone have any ideas for food? for some reason my shrimp dont like the give food i drop in (algae wafers, shrimp cuisine, shrimplab ) even if its a tiny piece. i also try to feed spinach bokchoy and squash every now and then.
 

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update 11/7

well nothing much has happened besides the babies growning super fast! another note some eggs that were in the bubbler have hatched i counted 9. i'm sill waiting on the rest.

Anyone have any ideas for food? for some reason my shrimp dont like the give food i drop in (algae wafers, shrimp cuisine, shrimplab ) even if its a tiny piece. i also try to feed spinach bokchoy and squash every now and then.
Mine go nuts over the fluval shrimp food or Omega One all natural kelp and spirulina flakes.
 

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On another note i found a fresh molted shrimp that has frayed antennae should i be worried about it? is there anything i should do?
Nope, nothing you can really do about it. It should look normal after a molt or two.

update 11/7

well nothing much has happened besides the babies growning super fast! another note some eggs that were in the bubbler have hatched i counted 9. i'm sill waiting on the rest.

Anyone have any ideas for food? for some reason my shrimp dont like the give food i drop in (algae wafers, shrimp cuisine, shrimplab ) even if its a tiny piece. i also try to feed spinach bokchoy and squash every now and then.
Congrats on the bubbler working! That's awesome. If your shrimp are pooping and molting then they are eating something in the tank. It could be that there is more than enough for them to pick at on the walls/plants, or they could be eating the food you give them in stealth mode. As long as you aren't overfeeding them you ought to be fine. You can also just try feeding them regular flake fish food. I have yet to find a shrimp that won't eat it.
 

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UPDATE 2/6

So fast forward into the new year after losing most of the parents, my tank started to break in. The f1 babies grew out and are showing more color than their parents. Some can range from a full head to tail sky blue and the regular rili with blue in the clear parts. I'm hoping as time goes on and babies are born that the color deepens. As of now the f1s are starting to pump out f2s . Right now I have 3+ mothers, ones about the release her clutch while the other 2 have a while until they are ready.

Tank wise much hasn't changed besides the moss growing out and the brood getting bigger. I temporaily moved the shrimp into my 10g with the bee shrimp that I got a few days ago. Equipment wise I ditched running the inline filter and add a marina s15 instead. I also added an airstone and pump to keep the water aerated, wouldn't help to have more O2 in the water would it? Originally I was going to seed the marina and move the mini canister to the 10g to run an inline again. Then I realized that this tank would be susceptible to nitrates so I just left it in. Anyway, I felt the other filter could be used for something more productive than wasting it so I put it on my 10g thats been up and running. With all the talk about UGF so I took the plunge more on that later.

excuse the glass haven't cleaned the tank in a while













 

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Ok that answered my question in the other thread. So the F1 generation is definitely more colorful than the parents you had.
 

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okay I lied I did add more stuff in the tank for some reason I went mad for crypts a few months ago and bought crypt nuri and cordata KR01. I really like my KR01 but it has black beard algae anyone now how to get rid of it? Everytime I look into my tank I hate looking at it. Should I try dosing a little hydrogen peroxide? Or is that bad for the shrimp?

also heres a picture of my 10g that was in the process of being set up last month. Like I said I took a plunge into the whole UGF thing thats been going on lately. I have to say the waters been super clear so far.



 

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i see you just made one long UGF pipe, i too am going to be using an UGF in my new tank (hopefully itll get here by friday) but im thinking of going with a complete circle instead of just one long pipe with holes.

Anyone know which is better? i believe with the complete circuit you will not lose water pressure, but im not 100% sure.
 

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I think either way will work. As the holes closer to the intake get clogged it will just draw more water from the holes farther away. I had the same question and that was the answer given to me :p. Makes sense.

Of course, making a completely circle will be easier to keep your matrix material confined.
 

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Yeah either ones fine when I redo this tank I'm going to try a complete circuit to test it out for myself.

So since I moved most of the rilis to the 10g I got in more shrimp the other day from ohbaby714 let the party begin. When I looked in the tank I saw a few molts so I'm hoping some of the guys got lucky. Right now this tank has a few mothers, some babies, and some bee shrimp that are boring.

So any takers on wheather I should dose with H2O2 around the crypts that have BBA or should I uproot it and dip it in H2O2?
 

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UPDATE 2/14

So heres a picture of what the 5g looks like the moss needs a trim and the glass needs to be cleaned. As I said before there are only a hand full of rilis left that are boat load of babies and 2 berried mother. And also a few bee shrimp are in here as well, while I was taking picture one of them kicked the can:icon_sad:







Does anyone know was parameters these guys thrive in? I feel like I'm loosing one every 2 weeks....
 
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