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  1. the tank runs Co2, so i am not looking for a bunch of agitation. That said....this tank sprung a leak on me over teh weekend...... so no worries anymore as I tore it down...good news....don't think I lost any shrimp....pulled out about 300+
  2. i ended up finding some very light weight mesh material my daughter brought home from school. It's light enough to not hold the plunger below the surface and still let it float. I did catch 2 amano's in it after 48 hours, but I blame them for it...dumb asses probably climbed over the screen.
  3. +1 for Han's filter guards
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    new SL-Aqua Liquids: Blue Wizard, TM-1, and Purify!

    Hey Eric, Know this is an old thread. But i'm slowly moving over to using only SL Aqua line. I've recently up 3 tanks via SL aqua cycling method and things have completed and good to go. I've gotten a new order of: Purify TM-1 Blue Wizard Anything to worry about when using these products in conjunction together? Blue Wizard - 10ML to 100L of water raises GH 1 point? How many ML in a pump? I'm generally filling 5G buckets.
  5. Hey guys, i need to put a surface skimmer in my 55G tank. It's a 24" tall tank and gets some scum on the surface during the day. I've been using an eheim 350 like pictured below. Every few days I empty shrimp out of it (usually 5-15 shrimp, have only found one death), but would like to come up with something that would prevent the shrimp from entering. I've tried to stack it with sponge inside, but it weighs down the tube to much so that it can't float. would be curious what other people are using as a solution. I've got this unit on my 120P Fish tank, thinking about moving it over as it's clear and I can see inside, but it's not that powerful.
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    Stardust shrimp?

    wanted to touch on this thread as I just came up on a colony of stardust, however, it appears to be all males. What have people successfully crossed these guys with?
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    Love nerites

    Nerites are great, till they cover your driftwood with eggs. I had a gorgeous piece of wood (no giggles) that they coated, spent like 2 hours with a pocket knife one day scrapping them off.