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post #1 of 19 Old 12-08-2010, 08:16 AM Thread Starter
Self sustaining ecosystem.

so it appears i have created a self sustaining ecosystem by building a natural planted tank,as i have had no need to feed a 10 gallon full of rcs,danio fry,and betta fry,and i have a question.Are thay eating the infusoria?This system has been working for 2+ months now.

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post #2 of 19 Old 12-08-2010, 12:36 PM
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It's possible you have a nice infusoria culture, but more than likely the fry are eating nematodes, infusoria, and your RCS babies.

RCS are probably eating algae... I would feed the tank, unless you want the fry to be stunted severely.

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post #3 of 19 Old 12-08-2010, 03:11 PM Thread Starter
i feed like 3-4 times per week now

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post #4 of 19 Old 12-08-2010, 03:39 PM
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i feed like 3-4 times per week now
thats pretty cool! could you post a pic please?

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post #5 of 19 Old 12-08-2010, 04:52 PM
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You still do WC, right?

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post #6 of 19 Old 12-08-2010, 06:40 PM
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You still do WC, right?
whats WC?

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post #7 of 19 Old 12-09-2010, 12:00 AM
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Sorry about that. I get carried away with abbrieviations sometimes. I shouldn't use them so out-of-the-blue like that.

WC is the common abrieviation for Water Change. Let me ask the question properly.

You still do water changes, right?

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post #8 of 19 Old 12-09-2010, 08:08 AM Thread Starter
natural planted tanks require wc every 3-4 months so yes i guess i do :). i will he about getting a pic but the fry are small.

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post #9 of 19 Old 12-09-2010, 09:17 AM
3-4 months for a WC? Are you using soil for your substrate? My tanks mildly planted and i still do weekly water changes, if i dont my organics build up and my water starts going acidic and my nitrates go nuts. What are your water parameters?

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post #10 of 19 Old 12-09-2010, 09:53 AM Thread Starter
i use soil :),and uhh water paramaters are uhhhh,unkown ,bad habit but yes i have no way of cheaking

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