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Old 01-05-2015, 03:27 AM   #7251
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Old 01-05-2015, 03:29 AM   #7252
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I fed my fish frozen baby Brine Shrimp. Avidly watched the new Corydoras and CPDs. Saw what might be some mating behavior with the C pygmaeus ? Hoping.

Trying to work up the energy to rescape my main tank and restart and scape my Rimless 10g.


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Old 01-05-2015, 05:06 PM   #7253
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Admired my tanks for the first hour home from school, thought about how I'm going to scape my 16, thought about how I'm going to convince my mom to let me get a Bolivian Ram for my 16, added tons of pond, bladder and ramshorn snails to my tank for my puffer, had a staring contest with one of my Cories, got new buckets for more water changes, and finally, last but not least, attempted to scrub algae off the 2.5 with the only success getting tons of duckweed stuck to the sponge (sigh, not again)

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Old 01-05-2015, 06:04 PM   #7254
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Contemplated adding new stock to the 55 African tank...not really sure where to go.
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Old 01-05-2015, 06:37 PM   #7255
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I got orders of plants from three different sources so I spent a big bunch of time getting rid of snails. Did a bit of planting and planning...

Now doing some research on a new bulb for the 16g.
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Old 01-05-2015, 10:34 PM   #7256
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Woohoo i might finally get some foreground plants to thrive If you don't enjoy reading about plants you should maybe skip this post. Not a fish will be mentioned.

For a while now i have struggled to make foreground plants do any more than die off slowly in my tanks. Narrow leaf chain sword (NLCS) is the only foreground plant that has ever done anything, but it was not growing like a foreground plant should more like a tall midground plant under T8 lights. My latest tank is giving me positive signs though. I have a normal output T5 over a 14' tall tank and it's showing signs that it will grow me a nice foreground. The NLCS i put into the tank has so far stayed about 5cm tall and the runners are growing new plantlets about 2cm from the mother plants (as opposed to 12cm between runner and mother under T8's). I tore the remnants of my Pygmy chain sword out of the 20g where it has gradually died off to see what it does under this lighting. No runners yet but the two plantlets i had left have become fairly bushy in a week and i am confident it will give me some runners after 9 months of gradually dieing in my tanks.

I also have some dwarf hair grass in a Betta tank that is filling in since i upgraded the light bulb last month (from 12w to 20w CFL). Maybe i can start transferring some elsewhere soon. It's possibly a little bright for the 5g tank though since i'm getting a lot of green hair algae too. I will start dosing fertilizer in this tank soon.

I am in the process of acquiring soluble dry ferts i can mix to add to my tanks since my background plants are growing dense rather than tall. In Australia this is a much more arduous task than just ordering a pack from Green leaf industries (who won't ship to Aus as far as i know). We have 5 nurseries and garden centres where i live and after visiting each of them i found i was still not able to find soluble KNO3, or KH2PO4. I found the KNO3 on ebay but am still searching for a source of KH2PO4. Hopefully i can sort all this out soon and get my background to grow a bit quicker. I think nutrients are the limiting factor for the stem plants at the moment.
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I changed the water in my mother's guppy tank and counted 5 new fry. I fed the cory fry daphnia today. Hoping I'm more productive tomorrow.

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Old 01-06-2015, 06:52 PM   #7258
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Early pwc on my shrimp tank today, thought I'd get it all ready for my new clam coming tomorrow.

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Worked on my 16 gallon, finally put a substrate in and tomorrow adding the filter, heater and water, now I just have to cycle and I'm good to go! Fed my puffer, he's all happy and full of snail now, cory's are doing great and I can't wait till tomorrow!

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