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post #751 of 930 Old 06-03-2013, 09:11 PM Thread Starter
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No Izzy I haven't yet! :(
I have seen some shrimp molt a couple of times but no babies. The puffer maybe eating them. LoL

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post #752 of 930 Old 06-03-2013, 09:52 PM
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What do your shrimp molts look like? I think that's what I see occasionally in my tank but I have no idea o.O
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post #753 of 930 Old 06-04-2013, 12:19 AM Thread Starter
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Mine look just like the shell of the shrimp minus the shrimp if that makes sense.
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OMG!!!! 4 freakin days after completely making over my tank and that blasted surface film is back!!! This tank is the vain of my existence!!!! I swear I am about done with it!

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post #755 of 930 Old 06-04-2013, 04:30 PM
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Have you set up the bubbler again? I have a thingymabob on the airline tube that enables me to adjust the flow so it's enough to ruffle the surface but not too much to disturb the plants.

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No just got mad and upped the flow from my filter and pointed it at the surface! It pushing all my floating plants to one side but is breaking up the scum ..

This tank may become the first tank I have had without floating plants! I am thinking about take them out and moving the spraybar up so that it hits nothing but the surface.

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post #757 of 930 Old 06-04-2013, 06:25 PM
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There is no detriment to the protein film... I noticed a bit of one in my 90g today during the water change. This is about the only tank I see it in, and haven't for several weeks now.

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Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If youíre going to take it under your wing then youíre responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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It nasty through! Plus when I stick my hand in there it breaks up and you can see particles floating from it. I have to wonder how it effects floating plants?? Cause I can't seem to get any to grow well in this tank. Water sprite for instance does well in all my other tanks but in this it doesn't. After while it gets a coating on it and begins to die. Same thing with Frogbit.
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post #759 of 930 Old 06-04-2013, 06:38 PM Thread Starter
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I am half tempted to put some of my Apple snails in there as I am *thinking* they are too big for the Puffer to eat now.
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post #760 of 930 Old 06-04-2013, 06:57 PM
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In tis situation, you could take out the floating plants and increase surface movement as you suggested, and allow some stem plants to grow up and partially along the surface. This would give the puffers their cover.

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