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I've been feeding my Pure Red Line Crystals exclusively NLS ultra red formula for around 6 months now(once everyday) and their white opaque color is starting to have a red tint.

Almost like when you eat a candy cane and the red stains the white. The experiment was to see if the shrimps will be affected by the food. Experiment success, so I'm going to start feeding them shrimp food and cut out the ultra red. I really wanted to do this experiment on cherry shrimps but i figured that if they get more red, there's no way that i can tell.

The shrimp colony hit a stalemate with the group of Celestials Pearl Danios that i bred myself. I also assume that baby shrimp casualties were often connected to the inlet of my filter tube. The funny thing was that before the CPD was added in, there were baby shrimps everywhere. The colony is still strong though.

When you've been doing your lazy assassin snail's job. I think i might need to buy a few more assassins to compensate for this old fart.
 

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With what did you bend them with?

Amazed at how your tank turned out. Never injected Co2? What ferts? What are the foreground plants?
Nope, no co2. I specifically wanted a low tech tank for my busy life because I felt like I was dedicating a large portion of my daily time on maintenance with my previous high tech build. It really felt like a burden to clean algae and trim plants, as well as fertilizing and water changes. I don't fertilize this tank because I don't have any nutrient hungry plants and everything seems pristine without fertilization. My carpeting plant is called Micranthemum Monte carlos. I also have some mini pellia on some twigs in the foreground area. I used a heat gun to heat the pipe up and bent it.
 

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My carpeting plant is called Micranthemum Monte carlos. I also have some mini pellia on some twigs in the foreground area. I used a heat gun to heat the pipe up and bent it.
Micranthemum Monte carlos grew tall for me. You must have the right light for it. Pelia I had a hard time getting it to seat any where. How do you make it stay in place?
 

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Micranthemum Monte carlos grew tall for me. You must have the right light for it. Pelia I had a hard time getting it to seat any where. How do you make it stay in place?
Are you sure that the plant you have received isn't pearl weed or baby tears? The finnex stingray is a very weak led strip. THough my tank is only 12 inches in height, the light is still weak imo. My Monte carlos grew very short even in my 10 gallon with 1 t5ho running. It barely grew but it grew short. I used super glue for the mini pellia. As it grew, it attached itself to the wood and rocks.
 

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Holy crap! Beautiful set up dude. Mind me ask what substrate you're using? I don't think you mentioned it on this thread.

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Holy crap! Beautiful set up dude. Mind me ask what substrate you're using? I don't think you mentioned it on this thread.

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ADA amazonia Aquasoil and a little bit of fine sand in the far left for left for clarity when I feed the shrimps.
 

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Really nice monte carlo carpet. I'm amazed you did it with no co2... I'm not sure if I would have the patience for that!

The mosses and everything else are beautiful as well. Hope school went as well as the growth pics in this thread!
 
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