03-18-2010, 02:01 AM
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Originally Posted by stephanieleah
It wasn't the panty hose that caused the problem, don't worry. It was the fact that when i put the pantyhose over the uptake, i had turned down the flow rate so i could remove the end of the hose without sucking up all my live stock. Then I forgot to turn it up. However, when I pinched out the pantyhose a little, it was really sucked up in there and so i removed a corner and as soon as i did that, water really started flowing faster.
What I've ended up doing is 1. just wait and see if I get a nice little shrimp colony in my filter, 2. lowered the water level in the tank (even today with some surface disturbance I still observed gasping loaches) so there is a nice bubbling sound as the water runs over the surface, and 3. I'm going to try to maybe increase my lighting a little so my plants work more to create O2 during the day!!!
I just couldn't believe ALL of my shrimp were at the top of the floating plants, with the exception of a few baby cherry shrimp...I didn't even realize I had so many shrimp in the tank! There were probably 2-3 dozen! Time for me to start giving away cherry shrimp
Glad you were there to catch it.