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Very nice dude, love your work! :D

Thank you Squiggle,

 

I think there are a lot better I have seen in these forums but I appreciate it. Just scraped the glass today and tomorrow I am going to cut the grass down a bit. So it should look presentable lol.

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I have given the tank a nice trim and moved some plants around so I thought I would sure a couple of pics.

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Thanks Squiggle,

 

I found my first berried CRS the other day. I am really happy about it. sorry about the picture quality my iPhone sucks haha (maybe it is just the user.)

 

 

 

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Fantastic news dude, now the loooooooooong wait, lol. :lol:

Thanks for the encouragement Squiggle haha.

 

It was a nice surprise cause i thought I had all males. I am still finding it hard to tell males from females. I cant tell if they have a saddle or not like with the red rili's haha

 

Need more tanks I want more varieties!

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Helped my brother scape his new tank. What do you guys think?post-1014-0-02511200-1414830849_thumb.jppost-1014-0-74002200-1414830861_thumb.jp

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Haven't put a pic up for awhile

Check out my jungle!

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Planning to reset this tank in the next few month. If anyone wants some hair grass I'll have plenty to share lol

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so this is his planted tank but where is the shrimp tank/rack?  journal…

 

haha that’s a mighty field of hair grass man!  

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LOL yeah need to hire a gardener to mow it!

 

Believe it or not I would say there is atleast 150 shrimp in that tank lol

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85% rilis

 

15% Crs and GBs

 

Hopefully I'll have a nice shrimp tank journal in a couple more weeks and I'll split the Crs and GB's into their own sections. Plan to make this one into a tank for tigers.

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 nice, sounds like your going to be busy :^^;:ill be lurking in anticipation of this journal

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nice, sounds like your going to be busy :^^;:ill be lurking in anticipation of this journal

Cheers man.

I think you and inverted will be quite busy too. Would love to join the rack club one day.

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i wet my toes with the little rack first and im glad i did!

soon ill be up  there with a rack like squiggle :secret laugh:

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Havent done a update for this tank in awhile. I also have a new phone that seems to take decent pictures.

I have ripped out a heap of dwarf hair grass and other plants. Next step is to take out the rocks and rescape the tank. This will happen after i move all the shrimp to my new tank.

Also something of a little milestone for myself which has made me extremely happy. This is my first crs shrimplet to grow into an adult. It came from my the 3rd lot of crs to be born in my tank and one of 2 to grow to adulthood from that drop. I always thought i had two males until today. post-1014-0-19607500-1430745717_thumb.jp

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Now that is one cute CRS!

 

Wish I had gone the normal hairgrass type now. The belem just doesn't look the same as it lays flatter.

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Thanks neo.

I am very happy with her as she is born and bred in this tank. Hopefully she produces tge 2nd generation of crs.

The issue with the hair grass it just takes over the whole tank. I had a nice hc carpet but it got over grown by the hair.

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Very nice.

I'm starting to notice that too. I can spot a few strands of hairgrass in the gaps between HC.

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Pulled out all the rocks in an effort to get the wp under control and this is the result.

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Not happy with it atm i have a nice piece of drift wood ronskitz gave me and some trident fern so hopefully over the next couple of weeks it'll look better.

Also put up some oebt i bought off JPN. Really happy with these beauties. Big thanks to JPN very generous and great guy. Sad to see another great keeper leave the hobby.

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Hopefully this will be the start of a huge colony.

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Made a few more changes since the last update. A few more changes and plants to be added. Also wanted to introduce a couple of new arrivals.

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Finally starting to find oebt Shrimplets and some of them are stunning. Yaaahooòo!!!

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A few pale blue to colourless oebt shrimplets too. Will let them mature a bit to see if they colour up. Fingers crossed.

Proud mum.

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Really nice Disciple can't wait till you get these going. Putting my name on the list for first dibbs.....LOL

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