10-22-2012, 12:43 AM
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I do have a sand substrate in the tank, im thinking of removing it, or at least balling it up in a nylon [so the bacteria stays in the tank]. There does seem to be some poo and debris clinging to the sand, desprite there being two filters..
The params i got today were
I actually do have duckweed, and water sprite currently in the tank.
I do vacuum, every two days,Im very careful! And besides, i use a big hose, so any fry sucked up would be safe..and able to be cupped back to the tank.
My feeding habits are probably less what they should be, for the amount of fry. I actually dont know how many fry are in the tank, in the last few weeks i know i put close to 40 new fry in there, and i took out a dozen teenager fry and sold them, and theres about 20 smaller teenagers and a few score juvies. I plan on getting a bigger tank, because these guys in a 15 gallon is ridiculous! Anyways, I feed NLS .5mm small fish fomula, about a small pinch every day, and a light sprinkling over the watersprite in the morning/early afternoon, for the new fry that hide in the leaves. I always worry about over/underfeeding, and the ammonia/nitrAte problems that come with it..I always worry, cause these are fry! They need their tank to be healthy! I havent had any fry that show outward signs of sickness...*knocksonwood*
My water changing schedule is about 30% every five days or so. I also vacuum every other day, and add water as it evaporates.
Ive heard some horror stories about live food, id love to try it though, if i found a safe enough way!