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Old 02-27-2010, 01:46 PM   #31
 
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The Cory I would add last they're very sensitive on new set ups.
For Crayfish or Shrimp there's a TON options here now. In a community set up its much easier to house a dwarf cray (like a cpo) then it would be with shrimp simply because of your filter intake. Now while I loveeeeee dwarf cray's (see my aquarium log "CPO tank") some of them you really gotta evaluate carefully - The CPOs for example are wonderful to keep in planted tanks and they stay fairly small - Some others not so much and I'd not want you to wake up one AM and your plants have vanished.
I also put together a shrimp guide here http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/f...keeping-37012/ if you're really interested.

Please let me know if I can be of more help about cray's & shrimp they're real awesome
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Old 02-28-2010, 05:40 AM   #32
 
Byron so basically dose then wait to see how things go and adjust accordingly... gottcha

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Old 02-28-2010, 05:46 AM   #33
 
yes Angel... your CPO is EXACTLY what I want... Did you get yours from a LFS or did you order it? Also 1 per tank?

A QUESTION... I lost my first fish a very small neon to my filter intake. Any thoughts on a sponge pre filter on the intake tube... Will that cut down on my filtration capabilities? ( F.Y.I. I already have my aquaclear turned down to the lowest setting.) The other neons which are a little larger seem to have no problem with the flow.


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Old 02-28-2010, 11:09 AM   #34
 
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You do not need or want high water flow from the filter in a planted tank, and with forest fish (like neons) it is not good anyway. In some other threads members have mentioned how they reduce water flow with HOB filters, using sponges or object to divert/weaken the flow. I think Natalie has experience, perhaps she will mention it again.

Is the HOB filter (the Aqua-clear) permanent, or was this a temporary measure? I've forgotten, sorry, too many similar threads get me mixed up.
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Old 02-28-2010, 11:24 AM   #35
 
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So far I can only find dwarf cray's online like aquabid.com.
That tank you see in my log was a 15g with 2F/1M ratio and Lord know how many 100's baby on a 30g with fish and all I'd add the same ratio and you may or may not have many baby's some will be clever enough to hide int he plants other well they'll be snack. They are SERIOUSLY small when they hatch so don't be surprised when you'd see eggs gone but no baby's yet you almost need a magnifying glass to see them lil see through dots moving around your tank.
I'd also put a sponge over the intake it may slow it down a super little bit but prop not even enough to notice a difference. You can also add a sponge (a fine one) to the top where he water comes out to slow it down like Byron said.
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Old 03-01-2010, 08:46 AM   #36
 
Cycle?

It's been nearly a week and I have seen no change in my water parameters. Every time I test the results are the same no changes. Is my tank going to cycle or am I cycle free because of all the plants and the substrate?
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Old 03-01-2010, 10:11 AM   #37
 
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Do you have fish in the tank yet and/ or "feed" it daily? Usually even when planted you'll at least see a SLIGHT Ammonia peak but often you see no NO peak (at least that's my exp with fishless food only cycles in plamted tanks).
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Old 03-01-2010, 10:18 AM   #38
 
Yes... I've had fish in the tank since I planted it. 6 small Neons
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It's been nearly a week and I have seen no change in my water parameters. Every time I test the results are the same no changes. Is my tank going to cycle or am I cycle free because of all the plants and the substrate?
In a planted tank that is balanced (well planted and not overloaded with fish) there will be no detectable cycle. The plants need nitrogen and they prefer to obtain it from ammonium. Fish produce ammonia which in acidic water changes to ammonium and the plants grab most of it, or in basic water the plants have the ability to use ammonia and change it to ammonium. As most of the ammonia is used, there is very little that will be grabbed up by the nitrosomonas bacteria, thus there will be no detectable nitrite. You may see nitrate during the first few days, depending upon the balance between plants and fish.
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Old 03-03-2010, 08:41 AM   #40
 
Changed light bulbs

So i had my stock hood with the GE aqua rays Fresh/salt bulb. Last night while out and about I picked up a LIFE-GLO 20w 6700k 1470 lumen. Any thoughts on this change. I think it will be benefical.
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