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Old 09-16-2013, 04:30 PM   #1 
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Fluval Chi Rescape Time

So about 6 months ago I started a fluval chi 5 gallon low tech setup with mts with a sand cap





It grew in wonderfully but got frustrated because I couldn't move any plants around without disturbing the substrate a lot.

Sorry I forgot to take pics before I tore the tank down.
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So about 3 weeks ago I started on this tank ago I took out all inhabitants that consisted of about 60 fire reds shrimp, 1 oto, and 1 betta female. I transfered my betta to a gallon jar for the meantime, and my shrimp and oto to a 20l.

Well here goes day 1

Setup hard scape, layed down a thin layer of special kitty, added lava rock for added slope, also added ADA bacter 100

Nevermind the background :)


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Save I got to get back to work lol
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Are you using a different substrate in hopes of it stirring less?
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Are you using a different substrate in hopes of it stirring less?
Yeah I'll be using a different substrate, I like the NPTs but I didn't like the fact it stirs everything u p even if you pull a single stem.
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So whats the final plan for substrate now? Also, any chance you wanna part with some of those shrimps?
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So, you're using kitty litter, or did I read that wrong?

This is a new one for me, I haven't heard of litter before. :) Is there a benefit to the litter for the plants?

Curious! :) Love the driftwood though. :)
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Day 2-7 I added in the ADA aquasoil then I added matured tank water and some plants.

Added dwarf sag, ludwigia repens, rotala rotundifiolia, hygrophilia sunset, and red root floaters, and salvinia Calcutta. I also superglued mini Xmas moss on the dw.

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So, you're using kitty litter, or did I read that wrong?

This is a new one for me, I haven't heard of litter before. :) Is there a benefit to the litter for the plants?

Curious! :) Love the driftwood though. :)
I added a small layer of kitty litter before I put the aquasoil on top, I actually soaked the volcano rock and kitty litter in NPK. I didn't feel like driving an hour to aquaforest to get powersand, so I kind of improvised.


I have kitty litter as a substrate in my 10gall grow out, it's ok on the plants I have real good growth even before I added co2 and started ferts.

Thanks for the feedback
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So whats the final plan for substrate now? Also, any chance you wanna part with some of those shrimps?
I went with ada aquasoil, I love it but it sure is expensive though.

I gave away half of my shrimp already and kept the deep red ones, I added a couple of painted reds to keep the gene pool different and in hopes of getting more painted reds. So, I can't part with the current shrimp now sorry.
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