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Will be going down later at 10 to get some ista soil 2 bags of 2l, cholla wood, and some plants if they have anything j like. 

My plan is to add the soil on top of my normal Ada just to buffer the water down, that way the Ada provides great ferts to plants and the ista will control the ph

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Mitch91

Got the 2 bags of ista soil, didn't get cholla wood as they was so small :( so I got some HM plant instead :)

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NoGi

Nice work, make sure you start a journal thread for us to get tank envy

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inkevnito

Any pictures available mitch? Keen to see

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Still trying to find a nice peice of drift wood I like so then I can tie the moss down to it. 

On 22 May 2016 at 6:04 PM, inkevnito said:

Any pictures available mitch? Keen to see

There u go :) bit of a mess atm waiting for HM to grow more over time it will come up cleaner 

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inkevnito

Nice! itll get there. has the ista soil taken affect on ph yet? or too early?

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Just now, inkevnito said:

Nice! itll get there. has the ista soil taken affect on ph yet? or too early?

no sign yet of ph change, the soil is bloody good though didnt cloud the water at all when i poured it in. ill test ph in the morning and keep this updated on that.

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On 22 May 2016 at 7:28 PM, Mitch91 said:

no sign yet of ph change, the soil is bloody good though didnt cloud the water at all when i poured it in. ill test ph in the morning and keep this updated on that.

So this morning I checked my ph its down to around 6.8 now :) and my nitrite is now down to 0.25ppm, 5.0ppm 

Tomorrow I'll do a water change using RO and hopefully within a few days it will be shrimp ready :D

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Okay so I got some Ro water done water change with it around 50%. Left it next day nitrites where only just showing, today I had 0 nitrites and 0 ammonia I added my CRS to the tank ph of around 6.4ish.  So far they seem to be doing great grazing on the plants they where swimming around up to the top and back but I think it may just be them getting use to there new environment. Plants j have is HM, Java moss and s.rupens. 

Overall it has been 15 days since set up to adding the CRS, tank is only small and I like it much better then the 4ft they where in. (Ph of 8) lol. If these die my wife will kill me so I hope they live happy. 

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I finally found out how to resize photos :) good for me bad for you as now I'll probably flood with photos haha. Anyway that's my tank set up above ^^^ and a couple of my shrimps. 

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OzShrimp

@Mitch91 If you want some great quality cholla wood at good size check out Newbreed Aquatics sponsor you can get it there.

Everything seems to be coming along nicely!

I am going to set my cube up next week so can feel the excitement lol

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3 hours ago, Mitch91 said:

good for me bad for you as now I'll probably flood with photos haha

What?!! There is no such thing as too many photos of shrimp, and shrimp related stuff on SKF. ?

Flood away !!

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7 minutes ago, OzShrimp said:

@Mitch91 If you want some great quality cholla wood at good size check out Newbreed Aquatics sponsor you can get it there.

Everything seems to be coming along nicely!

I am going to set my cube up next week so can feel the excitement lol

Thanks for the heads up :)

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Blanched the mulberry leaves I picked, chucked one in and within a few seconds one of my shrimp is on it 

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inkevnito

Looking good mitch!

Waiting for my custom tank to be built before i start.
Dreading the feeling of knowing i gotta cycle.. hmmm 

Keen to see updates!

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OzShrimp

Cycling is definitely the worst part

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10 hours ago, inkevnito said:

Looking good mitch!

Waiting for my custom tank to be built before i start.
Dreading the feeling of knowing i gotta cycle.. hmmm 

Keen to see updates!

Thanks mate, cycling sucks but there is no other way unfortunately :( I think the worst part about cycling is you have so much motivation with the new tank and you just don't want to see it bare with nothing living in it lol. 

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Been a few days now since I transferred my shrimp into there new home, they seem to be doing fine no losses and today I seen one molted shell so I guess that's a good thing. Water has also stayed stable 0 ammonia, 0 nitrite very low nitrates if any at all, and ph around 6.2ish. 

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On 29 May 2016 at 11:22 AM, Mitch91 said:

Been a few days now since I transferred my shrimp into there new home, they seem to be doing fine no losses and today I seen one molted shell so I guess that's a good thing. Water has also stayed stable 0 ammonia, 0 nitrite very low nitrates if any at all, and ph around 6.2ish. 

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Just picked up another 2 brand new tanks same size as my last 2 ? And getting another two next week. Now to invest in a rack 

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neo-2FX

MTS has struck!

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jayc

@Mitch91, where are the wine reds you got?

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12 minutes ago, jayc said:

@Mitch91, where are the wine reds you got?

Getting delivered tomorrow jayc :) I didn't wanna use someone else's photo so I thought I'd wait. Man I'm excited 

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23 minutes ago, Mitch91 said:

Man I'm excited

Man I'm excited for you! 

Pics!

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Are a little stressed as you would from Vic to qld so more pics to follow :)

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