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use of two different soil in taiwan bee aquarium -akadama and benibachi-


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first of all I'm sorry for my bad english. I use translation.

Soon I will build 40-liter Taiwan bee aquariums.

I think to use 4 liters of akadama under gravel filter and 1 liter benibachi on the floor.

Do you think using two different active soils is dangerous or harmful?

Some people have said that the life of active soils will be shortened.

Thanks.

 

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I very much doubt that combining different soils would cause any problems and would probably do that myself next time, as I still have some left from the current setup  but am not keen on it so would use another type/brand to make up the rest of the required substrate? Assuming the different ones have the same effects on the water I can't see why that would make any difference to its longevity either, but I am no expert on this subject and haven't tried mixing substrates YET! I can understand if you used some soil and some sand how that would affect the life length of the substrate but can't think of a reason 2 different soil mixes would?

Simon

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3 hours ago, sdlTBfanUK said:

Farklı toprakları bir araya getirmenin herhangi bir soruna yol açacağına ve muhtemelen bir dahaki sefere kendim yapacağımdan şüpheliyim, çünkü şu anki kurulumdan hala bir miktar ayrıldım, ancak bunu istemediğim için geri kalanını telafi etmek için başka bir tür / marka kullanacağım Gerekli yüzey? Farklı olanların su üzerinde aynı etkilere sahip olduğunu farz edersem, bunun da neden uzun ömürlülüğü için bir fark yaratacağını anlayamıyorum, ancak bu konuda uzman değilim ve substratları karıştırmayı denemedim. Biraz toprak ve biraz kum kullandıysanız, bunun alt tabakanın ömrünü nasıl etkileyeceğini ancak 2 farklı toprak karışımının nedenini düşünemediğini anlayabiliyorum.

Simon

Thank you simon 🙂 

as I said, I will try and write the developments.

2 weeks left :))

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I filled water today. I set up 3 aquariums with Akadama and benibachi, and the other is full benibachi. I hope the closet is strong :). I'll wait 1 month for the cycle.

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That looks very smart and the tanks look like they were custom made to fit! The shelves look quite substantial so hopefully they can support the weight.

I am probably the last person to be talking about the cycle, but shouldn't you have something in the tank to start it cycling, ie plants, maybe some snails, or something??? I could be wrong of coarse???

Hopefully someone else with experience of cycling can advise on this? Its as much a legend to me as 'the flying dutchman'!

Looks fantastic setup though!

Simon

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Lots of different ways to go about things, but I put leaf litter and live plants in as soon as the tanks are filled. Anything to get a jump on healthy algae and biofilm growth is a plus from my perspective.. I add ammonia daily if the substrate doesn't leech it until nitrates are showing on a test kit. Also use my new tanks to squeeze out filter sponges from healthy tanks just to get beneficial bacteria and some diversity of microorganisms going. 

Wish I had anything to offer regarding the substrates, but I'm unfamiliar with them on this side of the pond. As long as it isn't a CACO3 based and an acid buffering substrate in the same tank I don't see why they would be compromised.

I agree, that's a very sharp looking tower you have there! Look forward to seeing your progress.

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2 hours ago, Blue Ridge said:

Also use my new old tanks to squeeze out filter sponges from healthy tanks just to get beneficial bacteria and some diversity of microorganisms going. 

FTFY.

 

Akadama and Benibachi are both shrimp specific substrates and are acid buffering, so perfect for Taiwan bees. But not sure why you would want to mix them in one tank. 

Also ... I can't see it, but I hope you have a thin layer of foam under those tanks, just to level out the surface. Not critical, but probably a good precaution. The wood is going to move around with weight and age.

Getting some moss and plants going in the tank from your Local Fish Store can also help introduce a little beneficial bacteria.

 

 

 

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Ha, I actually meant what I said, just worded it less than ideally. I was trying to say that I use new tanks to squeeze out old tanks filter sponges in. Adds BB to the new aquarium but doesn't kill off too much left in the sponge like tap can. But yeah, that was very much less than clear! Thanks for pointing that out.

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30 minutes ago, Blue Ridge said:

Ha, I actually meant what I said, just worded it less than ideally. I was trying to say that I use new tanks to squeeze out old tanks filter sponges in

HAHA, ok that makes more sense.

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Thanks a lot for your comments. 

I slowly began to plant and add ramshorn snails :))

I have moss, bucephalandra  and I will add them soon. 

I used eheim substrat, mironekuton powder to in the ugf. occasionally adding bacteria ae. I used a yoga mat for a soft surface on the floor. Because it’s soft, thin, black and sexy 🙂

Loss my leafs but i will add.

Was a nice and fun setup for me 😄

For you video upload 😄 

 

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4 hours ago, Mossvetica said:

I used a yoga mat

That's why I couldn't see it. 

 

Well done, that is a very nice set up.

Your shrimp are going to love it in there. Now you just need to wait for cycling to complete.

You should try hiding the outflow pipe behind the plants for a stealth look.

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You have been busy and it's looking great already! What a great setup you have there!

The worst bit is having tanks set up without the occupants whilst it cycles.

Simon

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3 hours ago, Mossvetica said:

shrimps added in 1-7 October

Very nice setup, great scaping and you have very lovely shrimp, I'm so jelly.

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5 hours ago, jayc said:

Çok güzel kurulum, harika scaping ve çok güzel bir karidesiniz var, ben çok jöle.i hope ever

Thank you jayc 🙂 im new in pinto. I hope everything will be fine

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Great to hear that everything is going well and as per JayC, very jealous! Beautiful shrimps and lovely scapes?

Simon

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Hi, I want I want to ask about the stability of the blend between benibachi and akadama, it still good for along time ?

 

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