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Old 07-02-2014, 03:12 AM   #591 
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Seachem lists all their dealers here. I did a search for Portugal.
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Probably they are in Lisbon- the capital.
I live in the Algarve south of the country- my nearest store only supplies either Sera or API.
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Old 07-10-2014, 05:14 AM   #592 
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Thumbs up anamo shrimp

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Are you sure it is a body and not just a shed?
Have you been testing your water params?

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good news
did a big water change today and cut some aquatic grass and plants back, and suddenly found 2 more shrimp

so I have 3 active shrimp.
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Old 07-11-2014, 04:05 AM   #593 
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That's great! They are really good at disappearing.
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Old 07-26-2014, 12:08 PM   #594 
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I recently started my first npt and everything seems to be going great but I would like some advice if I have enough of a variety of plants. I have one Anubias attached to driftwood, 3 or 4 java fern stems, floating wisteria, banana plant, a moss ball and my most recently acquired plant crypt wendtii (brown variety I believe). The banana plant already has a new leaf and wisteria is growing like crazy. It had no roots when I bought it and it now has a few roots growing out the ends.
I haven't had any ammonia problems. Tank is 5 gallons and for light I'm using the stock LED lamp that came with the tank (tetra crescent) I'm thinking about upgrading the lighting soon but the plants seem to be doing well with the low light.
Should I add any more plants? I was thinking java moss or dwarf sag?
Also, I had curly willow in the tank but I took it out today because one of the branches had a fluffy clearish/white fungus/algae growing on it. I only had it in there for two days and I cleaned it pretty good before putting it in.
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Old 07-28-2014, 07:25 AM   #595 
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I recently started my first npt and everything seems to be going great but I would like some advice if I have enough of a variety of plants. I have one Anubias attached to driftwood, 3 or 4 java fern stems, floating wisteria, banana plant, a moss ball and my most recently acquired plant crypt wendtii (brown variety I believe). The banana plant already has a new leaf and wisteria is growing like crazy. It had no roots when I bought it and it now has a few roots growing out the ends.
I haven't had any ammonia problems. Tank is 5 gallons and for light I'm using the stock LED lamp that came with the tank (tetra crescent) I'm thinking about upgrading the lighting soon but the plants seem to be doing well with the low light.
Should I add any more plants? I was thinking java moss or dwarf sag?
Also, I had curly willow in the tank but I took it out today because one of the branches had a fluffy clearish/white fungus/algae growing on it. I only had it in there for two days and I cleaned it pretty good before putting it in.
You need a few more stems and more rooted plants.
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Old 07-30-2014, 09:57 PM   #596 
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That's odd, even one nerite should be able to rid a 2.5 gallon of algae pretty quickly.
ly surprise no more algae, I am really happy seems that the nerites and fish with the light being blocked has removed the algae from the tank.

so on with water change tomorrow.
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Old 08-01-2014, 09:18 PM   #597 
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I wanted to clarify - does this mean that, once you have enough plants, you can do away with a filter altogether? Does the size of the tank matter? This would be for something between 5-10 gallons.

Also, if you used sand with root tabs rather than actual soil, would it still work as well?
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Old 08-02-2014, 04:03 PM   #598 
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The whole point of NPT is to not use artificial fertilizers. Also, I personally wouldn't go without filters in tanks smaller than 5 gallons. That's just my personal opinion.

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U have a beautiful tank. I want one like that. Lol
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finally found where i can buy and have purchased 10 MTS :)
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