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Old 10-17-2011, 12:16 AM   #71 
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I used to love red cherry shrimp until they all disappeared .....I wonder why
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Old 10-17-2011, 09:53 AM   #72 
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I used to love red cherry shrimp until they all disappeared .....I wonder why
What kind of tank did you have them in and how big were they when you put them in?
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Old 10-17-2011, 11:20 AM   #73 
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What kind of tank did you have them in and how big were they when you put them in?
i have the 2.5 minibow tank, and they were tiny....well my ghost shrimps survive.....i think my betta can see RCS but not the ghost shrimps
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i have the 2.5 minibow tank, and they were tiny....well my ghost shrimps survive.....i think my betta can see RCS but not the ghost shrimps
Ghost shrimp are good at taking care of themselves. They can be mean when bothered. The one I have in my 10 gallon runs the tank.

As far as cherries, I have a dedicated 10 gallon tank for them. They will survive in a bigger tank that is heavily planted if given enough time to start before you put the betta in the tank. Then they will be ok and the betta will act as population control. Something to think about for a future tank.
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Old 10-17-2011, 05:48 PM   #75 
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I wish my bettas would act as population control. I have 5 in my 5 gallon, which are apparently reproducing as my betta, like all my previous bettas, is completely ignoring them. I used to have 5 in my 16 gallon, too - now I have in excess of 30. You'd think with 6 bettas in there I'd lose one now and again, but nope. They just keep makin' the babies. And the poop.
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Old 10-17-2011, 07:38 PM   #76 
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I wish my bettas would act as population control. I have 5 in my 5 gallon, which are apparently reproducing as my betta, like all my previous bettas, is completely ignoring them. I used to have 5 in my 16 gallon, too - now I have in excess of 30. You'd think with 6 bettas in there I'd lose one now and again, but nope. They just keep makin' the babies. And the poop.
Lol. That happens sometimes.
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Old 10-19-2011, 07:27 PM   #77 
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Tons of algae, and lots of dead leaves. Got rid of them all and did a 90% water change. Need to get some snails in the tank to help with the algae, and need to get some Excel.

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Looks like a lot of algae on the moss on the rocks. Need to do water changes and shake it off till I get some Excel.
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Old 12-04-2011, 09:08 PM   #78 
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Haven't updated in a while. The tank irritated me so much. I am now finally ahead of the algae, I think. Daily Excel and ferts in the water column every other. Also raised the light and got some new stuff.

11-20-2011

Took out all the stems and added some DW that I got from Chad. Cleaned up the sides a lot and cleaned the gravel as much as I could. Added some Java Fern, Anubias, Mini Rose Moss, and Notocyphus. Hopefully it will all do well in this tank. The moss walls are growing like crazy, as are the Java Moss and Flame moss rocks that have been in there. Thinking of adding a glosso carpet to this tank now.

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11-24-2011

Took out the other two mosses and replaced them with Pellia and Taiwan moss. The other ones don't do well with Excel.







12-01-2011

Got some DHG 'Belem' and started a carpet of it in this tank.

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That pretty much brings me up to speed with this tank. I promise I will keep up with it better in the future.
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Old 12-20-2011, 12:25 AM   #79 
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I think I finally beat the algae in this tank. Definitely better than it was. I am dosing ferts, excel, and the light is about 6 inches off the top of the tank. I think it is finally in some sort of balance. No plans on fauna yet. Suggestions?

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Anubias, Java Fern, and DHG 'Belem'


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Flame moss is growing like crazy. I think it is time to put some in a jar.


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I wonder if I will ever get a betta for this tank. Lol.
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