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Just a v quick pictorial update.

The new light is making the plants grow like weeds, which is great.

Still got green hair algae on the moss balls and the weeping moss, but nowhere else. The yellow shrimp seem to ignore it, it’s up to me to keep on top of it.

My cheap allpondsolutions HOB filter gets noisy if the water drops by a millimetre, which I find annoying.

The shrimp have now produced 3 spawns, so have little pale yellow shrimplets at different growth stages. Tagawa only gets one if it swims within an inch of his nose.

Assassin is doing well.

Will post 3 pics.
1st is 2 shrimplets on a leaf (with baby pond snails)
Second is an adult shrimp and the assassin
Third is whole tank. Definitely time to do some plant pruning. Haha.

Water change later today, so will do it then.
 

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And another pic of after the water change and hornwort hack back

The shrimp always get more active after a water change. Have installed a new filter in back left corner, to eventually replace the hang on back one, because I cannot stand the noise much longer. It used to be silent, but now it bubbles and spurts because of an airlock in the intake pipe that I cannot get rid of. Suspect a faulty seal around the flow adjuster.

Unfortunately, the new filter is white. Need a tall plant in front of it asap! hopefully it will go sludge green as soon as possible. LOL.
 

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The tanks are looking sweet. I'm sorry to hear about the filter problem. I have one Aqueon 10 I replaced with a Top Fin 10 only because the flow rate was so high in Blue's tank. So I put in a Top Fin 10 but left it run wide open and put a piece of filter sponge across the discharge with a rubber band. the tank stays well filtered and the flow is redirected to strait down and doesn't produce much current. Blue is happy and is able to eat, with out having to chase his food all over the tank.

The only problem I have with algae in a tank is in Morry, and Gilford's tank. I know it's because of the lighting, and when I can I will take care of that problem. But until then I scrape the Green hair algae off the plants and scrub down the sides to keep the algae at bay. I have also noticed some brown algae on the plant leaves in all the tanks so they get scrubbed off too. I do that about once a week. Keeps me busy and allows me to bother the herd. They kind of think OMG he's playing with my plants again. I keep telling them it's better that than putting them in a transition bowl and doing a 100% cleaning. (they all agree) LOL
 
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