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Conversation Between Olympia and kfryman
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  1. Olympia
    04-26-2012 08:57 PM - permalink
    Try asking the seller to put a little more water I suppose. Just keep them in a small container. Might as well starting drip acclimation on day two in that case.
  2. kfryman
    04-26-2012 08:23 PM - permalink
    Alright thanks for the help! Once I get more money I will order some

    You said not to acclimate them until the second day of receiving them. How would i do that with the small amount of water shipped?
  3. Olympia
    04-26-2012 08:08 PM - permalink
    I'd try them in the order amano, nerite, otos. Some things work for one person but not for another.
  4. kfryman
    04-26-2012 04:53 PM - permalink
    Okay well then I guess I may have to get the amanos, I just switched from sand as it was too deep and the plants weren't doing good. I don't want to put cories on gravel as I don't want them to injury their barbels. So i am left with nerite, amano, or otos.

    I will have to see what I can find.
  5. Olympia
    04-26-2012 03:47 PM - permalink
    The thing about nerites is that they can't fit onto tiny leaves, only glass gravel and large leaves. I think I have a small diatom problem- but my cories eat it like crazy. They love cleaning the leaves... But the hornwort is a piece of filth.
  6. kfryman
    04-25-2012 10:43 PM - permalink
    Would the nerite snails go on plant leaves? Most of the brown algae is on ludwigia so small leaves.

    The tank should have readings of all zeros, I will have to check my water. The ghost shrimp are thriving, so that means I don't have any high readings.
  7. Olympia
    04-25-2012 10:38 PM - permalink
    Nerite snails are a good option. Maybe try those first?

    Shrimp have tiny bioloads- wouldn't hurt to run a test though, they're sensitive to ammonia and nitrates.
  8. kfryman
    04-25-2012 09:25 PM - permalink
    Would the ammonia build up? I know they are poop machines so yeah. I will see, I want some but if they die they are something I would have to get shipped again. Is their any other inverted or fish, besides otos, that eat brown algae?
  9. Olympia
    04-25-2012 09:01 PM - permalink
    Yea, that'd work. I'd leave them 100% in their old water for a day or two after arriving, since stressing them more after being shipped isn't a great thing. :)
  10. kfryman
    04-25-2012 08:14 PM - permalink
    Okay thanks I will check it out. There was one breeder in Value but some people said he wouldnt replace DOAs. So I would rather stay away from him until I can't find any one else.

    When I do get some I guess drip acclimate them?
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