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Faralon last won the day on July 24 2015

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  1. I hear ya. Its gravel in the front 3rd, Fluvial Stratum in the back 2/3'rds so he can dig. I've always had clowns, and they get BIG. Wanted something different.
  2. NichAus, I hear you, read the same, expected the guppies to potentially fall apart, but they're doing really well now for a few months. Only males. You're right on the Loach, its a Sergeant Major loach, but it and the Pleco are bro's for sure. The loach is always up on the pleco and they just chill together. You can see the pleco in the pic, he's small. When he gets too big, he goes in the 75gal Cichlid tank and Sarge will get a new friend. The CPD's didn't like the soft water for sure....
  3. Yeah, they're Red Cherry Shrimp. They've already bred and the shrimplets are growing like weeds! Started w/ 3, now there are about 20. Guess I just need to be a bit more cautious with my stocking as far as fish go. Dang those CPD's were nice though! Now I'm gonna have to setup another tank.... #youknowwhatimtalkinabout!
  4. Hey all! Setting some shrimp tanks up in the new home finally! Well water is 6.0 pH out of the tap, 0 Nitrates, and about 100 TDS. I have a 16gal UNS cube setup using Fluvial Stratum, its currently housing guppies/endlers/ottos/loach/pleco/neons and some RCS that are already multiplying. Any concerns w/ the lower pH? I figured the guppies weren't dying in the lower pH, tried some Celestial Pearl Danios and they didn't last 48hrs Since I've already setup the tank w/ the Stratum, maybe a small bag of aragonite/coral stones to bring the pH up to the 6.5 realm I'm thinking. Thoughts?
  5. Hey guys. On my way back to the hobby (Finally after our move). Thinking of doing a UN 60U tank w/ glass hardware. Low tech, with some CRS. Glass hardware, clear tubes, canister filter below the tank to have the tank as the main focus to relax and enjoy. Question: The glass hardware (never used it before). I'm assuming they're typically slotted small enough that adult shrimp can't get sucked in, but I imagine any babies might get sucked into the canister. Do they make input tubes w/ smaller holes? If not, I imagine hiding a glass tube w/ a sponge on the bottom behind a stone / plant won't be an issue, just curious. Thanks!
  6. I'd like to purchase a few breather bags from someone who has some extra. I'll be breaking down the 5.5gal tank since our house recently sold and we'll be closing in a few weeks. The Cherries will be going to a relative, but I'd like to do a RAOK with the Mischlings since this forum has been so beneficial to me setting up this tank. Toss me a PM! Thanks. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Faralon

    Rob's Budget 5gal CRS build

    The Red, White, and Blue crew devouring some Red Diamond. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Rob's Budget 5gal CRS build

    A few quick grow out pics of the tank. Tank is about 3 months old at this point. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Rob's Budget 5gal CRS build

    Here are a few closer shots of some of the BB's. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Rob's Budget 5gal CRS build

    6 of them are BB's! I snapped a shot today while they were eating, not knowing that you had requested pics DETA. I'll try to get some better pics tomorrow. The adult PFR at the top of the pic is berried too! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Snails/Amano's, which do I need/want?

    Ahh, ok. I wasn't familiar with BBA, but after looking at pictures, I'd have to agree. I'll take the rocks out for a scrub / bath in hydrogen peroxide. It's on some of the leaves of chain sword too, so those will get the snip. Whats a typical procedure for re-introducing the rocks after the H2O2 treatement, just rinse em real good should be ok, correct? Thanks Daryl!
  12. I have some algae starting to grow on the rocks that the shrimp don't seem to go after. What are typical snails to purchase to control this? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Rob's Budget 5gal CRS build

    Yeah, the PFR's are doing good. I culled three adult males out to my sons tank as most of their body was transparent, so it'll be awhile before there is any breeding, but the remaining shrimp are atleast High Sakura/Fire Red grade. Gotta wait until they mature more to see how many are "Painted". I have 3 that I would call PFR currently. The shrimplets are doing good. I have 12ish (hard to get me all together to count). Three of them are blue bolts, the rest appear to be CBS, with one SnowWhite Mischling. Don't see any CRS yet, so I might need to buy some! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Blue Bolt and Shrimpy Daddy!

    Video!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    First Timer - 5.5g RCS Planted Tank

    Tank looks great. Great video too. What camera are you using? Welcome to the 5.5g club! PFR's and Mischlings in mine. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk