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neo-2FX    276
neo-2FX

Looks wicked buck! That tank will be spotless soon!

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buck    384
buck

They've ve been in there a few weeks now and its only slightly better haha they really need to start breeding so the baby shrimp can enjoy all that biofilm/algea 

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neo-2FX    276
neo-2FX

How many have you got in there?

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buck    384
buck

6ish... I think? Lol i didnt count i just picked the strongest stripes and then thought i might have all girls so i picked a couple of good lads to join the party 

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NoGi    1,349
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Good work there mate.

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neo-2FX    276
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It'll sort itself out over time. My tank was horrid until I checked the shrimp in and boom, was spotless. I also had DAS though so that probably helped.

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buck    384
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I was thinking of getting some dino spit and pee, so i might add some DAS to the shopping list :-P haha 

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buck    384
buck

Ive dicided i want a smaller leafed or bushyer stem as the backround, thinking of taking the hygrophila pinnatifida out and puting somthing like Alternanthera reineckii 'Mini', rotala mini type 2 or mini butterfly id like some red in there... Any suggestions or does any one have some cuttings to trade or buy?  

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inverted    214
inverted

Looks good..... You looking for something with red in it?

I think a rotala would look good.. Bit hard to see in my overgrown tank but I think mines rotala pink.... Not much pink atm as I trimmed it 2 weeks ago.

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jc12    231
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I was thinking of getting some dino spit and pee, so i might add some DAS to the shopping list :-P haha 

I think live stock from Dave needs a 3kg esky. Any chance I could tag along and share freight? I am after some DAS and DRN if you still have some space to spare.

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inverted    214
inverted

 

 

Back and centre you can see one untrimmed stem with a bit of colour.....

 

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buck    384
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I think live stock from Dave needs a 3kg esky. Any chance I could tag along and share freight? I am after some DAS and DRN if you still have some space to spare.

yeah dude shouldn't be an issue. i sent dave an order today but he hasn't got back to me yet so im sure i can update it when he does, ive got 5 DRN and 5 DAS on the order how many did you want? 

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jc12    231
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yeah dude shouldn't be an issue. i sent dave an order today but he hasn't got back to me yet so im sure i can update it when he does, ive got 5 DRN and 5 DAS on the order how many did you want? 

Can I please get 20 x DAS and 20 x DRN? I am happy for you to reduce the numbers if this quantity will put the freight up.

Also, could you please PM me your payment details. Happy to send you the $. :-)

Thanks!

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buck    384
buck

Looks good..... You looking for something with red in it!

I think a rotala would look good.. Bit hard to see in my overgrown tank but I think mines rotala pink.... Not much pink atm as I trimmed it 2 weeks ago.

yeah man i think some red will make the tank more interesting, once the hair grass is lush and green i think a red stem will look good as the back round. id love mini butterfly if it would be as red as the pics you see but ive read thats not a stable colour and is actually a stress response haha 

that looks nice dude if you have any cuttings available in the near future let me know

Can I please get 20 x DAS and 20 x DRN? I am happy for you to reduce the numbers if this quantity will put the freight up.

 

Also, could you please PM me your payment details. Happy to send you the $. :-)

 

Thanks!

yeah man shouldn't be an issue, i tryed to pm you before and it said i couldn't

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inverted    214
inverted

I send you some cuttings Pm'd you!

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jc12    231
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yeah man i think some red will make the tank more interesting, once the hair grass is lush and green i think a red stem will look good as the back round. id love mini butterfly if it would be as red as the pics you see but ive read thats not a stable colour and is actually a stress response haha 

that looks nice dude if you have any cuttings available in the near future let me know

yeah man shouldn't be an issue, i tryed to pm you before and it said i couldn't

That's weird. I'll try pm you now.

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buck    384
buck

So, I've changed the tank a little again big thanks to @inverted for the stems! Once the new shrimp eat all the algae, the belem fills out more and the new stems fill out the back i think the tank will look exactly how i hoped it would!

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jc12    231
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Saw this in person. A very nice tank. Hope the DASs and DRNs do their job!

I still think you should hook up that slightly larger CO2 canister. :crazy:

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Disciple    999
Disciple

Looking really good Buck.

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Ronskitz    136
Ronskitz

Looks good buck what do you think of those co2 diffusers?

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buck    384
buck

Saw this in person. A very nice tank. Hope the DASs and DRNs do their job!

I still think you should hook up that slightly larger CO2 canister. :crazy:

cheers dude! Haha if the algea doesnt clear up with the new shrimp i might have too :embarrass:

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buck    384
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I finally uploaded some pics from the camera to my phone! ( hence the spam haha) 

here is a pic from the day i added the new plants and today 

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Disciple    999
Disciple

Damn that algae has disappeared lol

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buck    384
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I think the dino spit might be helping :aha-!:

i keep disturbing the algae to to break it up, every time i do it the shrimp all swarm out and start eating it! My patience is starting to pay off! Algae battles aren't won over night haha 

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