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Old 10-12-2012, 12:31 PM   #1 
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Newly set up NPT and Shrimpies! <3

Well it's still in progress. I need to get some more plants going on in there and some snails. I'm also going to put in 2 more shrimpies. Names for the 2 I have now are Blinky and Pinky and the next 2 will be Inky and Clyde. Cirocs little minions :3


Blinky C:
He blends in so well :3


Pinky C:


Ciroc :3


And the set up!

I still have work to do though. I really want/need to get more plants but don't have much to choose from around here. Maybe I can go to jefferson feed or something but for those of you who have ordered anything online can you please post a link?

If you think I'm missing something PLEASE let me know!


P.s there is soil under the sand C;
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Old 10-12-2012, 12:31 PM   #2 
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So sorry they are so big! -.-
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Old 10-12-2012, 12:59 PM   #3 
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With the soil based tanks-It is important to start out from the get-go with lots and lots of stem plants....At least 75% of the floor needs stem plants planted and at least 10% floating plants like water lettuce- for the first 3 months-otherwise you risk a crash. Until then, I would make daily water changes of 25-50% or remove all the livestock until you can add the proper number and species of plants.

Take a look at my album-I have some pics of a newly setup soil based tank to give you more of an idea.
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Old 10-12-2012, 01:02 PM   #4 
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With the soil based tanks-It is important to start out from the get-go with lots and lots of stem plants....At least 75% of the floor needs stem plants planted and at least 10% floating plants like water lettuce- for the first 3 months-otherwise you risk a crash. Until then, I would make daily water changes of 25-50% or remove all the livestock until you can add the proper number and species of plants.

Take a look at my album-I have some pics of a newly setup soil based tank to give you more of an idea.

Okay cool!
I can get more plants tomorrow. I'm going to call Jeff. Feed to see what they have.

Any other plants you would recommend with water wisteria, aponogeton, and water lily?

I have more plants in there but they are just the bulbs right now but are sprouting.
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Old 10-12-2012, 01:06 PM   #5 
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I think I'm going to remove Ciroc and the shrimp for now but still do water changes to keep it clean. I'm glad he hasn't tried to hurt them or anything. They are some tough shrimpies though. Last night Ciroc found one and was messing with him and then I guess Ciroc got too close cause it looked like Blinky smaked him the zoomed off! lol!
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Old 10-12-2012, 01:21 PM   #6 
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great start! I love the shrimp names!
Other good plants are, java fern, java moss (shrimpies love moss!), stems like cabomba, moneywort, water sprite, wisteria, rooted plants like crypts (wendtii are one of my fave), and also anubias. I have heard good things about ordering from http://www.aquariumplants.com/ But I do highly recommend becoming a member of the planted tank forum as there is always plants and other essentials for sale at good prices (and sometimes free).
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Old 10-12-2012, 01:40 PM   #7 
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Thank you! I though it was really cute! If only Ciroc was yellow and I called him Pacman! lolololol

I'd reallly LLOOOVE to get some java moss and water sprite!

I do have some wisteria but they aren't really that big.
You know the water plants in the tubes at Petsmart? Well thats where I got the wisteria. I'm just not too sure about them, they don't really look that healthy. Hopefully they will be okay.

Thanks for the input, I'm going to browse around and see what plants I want!
This is so exciting! :D
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Old 10-12-2012, 01:44 PM   #8 
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They have custom aquascaping!!!! for only $20!!!!

OMG I'm inlooove! <3 lolol
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haha!
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Old 10-12-2012, 02:23 PM   #10 
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So I was looking at the plants and so far these are the ones I like:
Anubias Barterier V. Nana
Red melon sword
Blyxa Japonica
Babe tears
And Dwarf Sagittaria

Would there be anything wrong with these?
I would be getting these if Jeff. Feed doesn't have any I like.
And one of these days I WILL get a custom aqua scape :D <3
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