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Old 01-06-2008, 02:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok so i started a tank last quarter, and for a while i didnt have plants and fish, so the tank looked horrible because algae took over my plants and killed almost everything. I waited until thanksgiving to bring plants back from SF, and i finally got the tank to a point where it was low maintenance which is what a college student needs! so far its been an easy tank to take care of.

I am running i think a 32watt pc light, this tom rapids canister filter, no heater, an ADA co2 advanced sytstem.

for fish i have these raspora maculatas, yellow shrimp, amano shrimp, and ottos. The shrimp and ottos really cleaned up the tank within a few days it was amazing.



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Cute tank, Jeff! It is nice that you are able to work on your talents while you are at school, too! Do I spy Utricularia in there? Good luck getting that all out of the tank!
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yea during winter break, the lights actually were turned off by my roommate for like a week, he didnt know how to operate the tank, i left him charge of taking care of my fish, and so the algae all died away, and hopefully my plants will still be ok. these pictures were actually taken 3 weeks ago.
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Wow, excellent looking tank. Go Bruins!!! Let's take home the bball championship this year!
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Beautiful tank. I wish I could find fome nice wood like that for my mini-m.
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if you guys ever take a trip to SF or check out aquaforestaquarium.com the brothers there have some nice wood, not necessarily ada black wood either, they have other types. but yea when i went to school back in norcal i happened to come along these two nice pieces of driftwood and i thought it would fit perfectly in the mini L so i had to bring a tank to LA with me.
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Where did you find the wood at, specifically? A dried up river bed of something?
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no thats ADA blackwood from aquaforestaquarium in sf
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hey everyone...its been a while...but ive been trying to breed cherries and just keeping shrimp in my tanks but for some reason the adults always end up dying within 3 weeks? Even my amanos end up dying as well. I have kept shrimp for years in norcal up in SF, but down here at UCLA im having trouble.
Does anyone else know of the problem? or have any suggestions on how to keep inverts alive and healthy down here in LA because the only thing different about Socal is the water. I still dose the same regime: brighty K, excel, green gain, phyton git, eca, and green bacter.
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hey everyone...its been a while...but ive been trying to breed cherries and just keeping shrimp in my tanks but for some reason the adults always end up dying within 3 weeks? Even my amanos end up dying as well. I have kept shrimp for years in norcal up in SF, but down here at UCLA im having trouble.
Does anyone else know of the problem? or have any suggestions on how to keep inverts alive and healthy down here in LA because the only thing different about Socal is the water. I still dose the same regime: brighty K, excel, green gain, phyton git, eca, and green bacter.
I have managed to knockoff some Amanos when I first setup my tank with a deadly combination of Equilibrium (1/2 the recommended amount) + Brighty K resulting in K overdose
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