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Old 10-30-2008, 09:13 PM   #21 (permalink)
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im not running much light to begin with. 48W T5HO over a 26" deep hex tank isnt much but it does alright. 1 more 24W bulb would do the trick.

edit: i read the article, thanks for posting the link. i am using pressurized co2 and my drop check is showing correct co2 concentration. wonder why i get no pearling?

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Old 10-31-2008, 04:36 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Nope, first day it did that. I am guessing because I took the CO2 off the Rio50 reactor and put it up under my Penguin powerhead. The penguin gets the CO2 in the tank much better than the Rio did. The CO2 in the Rio would basically build up at the top with very little getting out the bottom.

I was excited to see the pearling like that for the first time.
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Old 10-31-2008, 05:50 AM   #23 (permalink)
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Supersmirky,

That "whisker shrimp" maybe Macrobrachium sp. Stupid LFS sell them when they are babies. The things grow fast and get to be 5-7 inches in no time. Best thing is you cannot catch them unless you tear up your tank bare. Even then these things are still hard to catch. They do not get tired, they learn quickly your moves with the net, see everything, sense everything even in completely muddy water and overall if you ever try to catch them you end up hating them.

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Pearling is nice and spectacular, and everyone loves it. But a tank does not have to pearl to be very healthy.

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Old 10-31-2008, 06:12 AM   #24 (permalink)
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Yeah, StuckinTexas has a beautiful tank! He doesn't see pearling but he see's nice and healthy plants for sure!

Niko - I will read up on this guy with the name you gave me. Most LFS sell stuff that most people should never have. I have had him a while and he doesn't bother my BN pleco or any corys. I haven't tried dumping in ghost shrimp to see if he wipes them out but he hasn't touched my bamboo shrimp. Comical the way you put it about catching them. Sounds like a pain hehe. The fact they don't tire is scary as heck! lol.

I wanted amano shrimp for the tank but couldn't find any so got this guy instead. woo hoo. lucky me!
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i beleive niko will be getting amanos in soon. also some celestial pearl danios! they are cool fish if you havent seen them, check them out...the males look awesome.
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Wow...that is an awesome looking Danio!! That's my next fish!!
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