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Old 11-16-2014, 11:01 PM   #1
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My almost self sustaining fry tank!!

I have this 10g fish tank I set up a month ago to raise GBRs. I put about 10 just free swimming GBRs. A couple days later they were all gone. I didn't think anything of it. Only thing I saw in the tank was a few snails from clipping I put in the tank. The plants grew and the snails multiples by the hundreds. One day I happened to find a rather large german blue ram. Which is weird because I never really feed that tank. A month later the the fry is still alive and the tank looks like this http://i1172.photobucket.com/albums/...psac5wcb1m.jpg. I still don't feed the GBR. The snail population is in the 1000s. Besides a few small water changes to replace essential mineral and I will sometimes drop an algae wafer for the snails, other wise I don't do anything for the tank. The jungle of plants keep the nitrates in check. And with such small feedings I don't get any ammonia or nitrates. I don't use any chemicals and the hood is just stock with two house hold bulbs I do use a small sponge filter tho. Just felt like Sharing my experience. If any one spent there time to read all of this feel free to comment.


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I think I forgot to mention. But the gbr survives by eating baby snails.


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Please excuse my ignorance but what is GBR?


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Thanks. Not familiar with those.


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Old 11-17-2014, 09:42 AM   #8
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What are the plants?


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Old 11-17-2014, 11:35 AM   #9
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My almost self sustaining fry tank!!

There is ambula, wisteria, Amazon chain sword, Amazon sword, cabomba, Crypt winditti (green), Italian Val, and rotala. There might be more I just put in random cuttings from my 55g.


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I also have some type of moss that grew out of no where.


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Is it baby snails they are eating or infusoria?
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Old 11-20-2014, 07:56 AM   #12
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My almost self sustaining fry tank!!

Unlikely as I have not boughten any cultures. The tank was just recently set up so wouldn't think it would contain any?


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Just witnessed first hand the lonely fry eating pond snail eggs.

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