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I’ve decided to consolidate both of my journals into one thread to make it easier on updating. I’ll also be adding more tanks eventually 🙌🏻
 

Not much has changed on the 40 breeder tank. None of the fry survived because the dad is a playa 😓

I did take some new photos and a video 

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20 long

 

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Please ignore the background on the 40B video. I forgot to takeout the audio when editing.

 Will be adding a shrimp tank soon so I can save my nerite snails 🦐🐚

The videos might play in lower quality please choose 1080p60 for better quality video 😁

If you're interested to see how these tanks started checkout the journals in my sig ⬇️

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As always, I'd love to have a tank that looks half that good and I'm excited for your future plans.

I see the pandas surfing up front doing their panda things. You probably already got eggs or will pretty soon. Crazy they just so activity that much right now. Not sure what was up that triggered them for so long. Almost daily for 4 weeks now.

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On 3/10/2023 at 1:03 PM, Chick-In-Of-TheSea said:

Beautiful tanks @knee 😍 

Def agreed. +1.  Amazing tanks dude!

On 3/10/2023 at 1:03 PM, Chick-In-Of-TheSea said:

Do you use iron to keep the plants red?

Idk if he has aquasoil there, but I think aquasoil and a good light plays a really important role for the red color. If the plant is hard, then co2 becomes a bit more important I feel. I'm shocked how my plants kept being red just with aquasoil, I was not expecting that even tho it promotes to increase red colors on plants.

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On 3/9/2023 at 10:10 PM, nabokovfan87 said:

I see the pandas surfing up front doing their panda things. You probably already got eggs or will pretty soon.

Thank you for the pandas man. I finally have some activity on the bottom part of my tank. They were doing a lot of chasing yesterday specially at the back because they’re stirring up some debris 😂

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On 3/10/2023 at 2:03 AM, Chick-In-Of-TheSea said:

Do you use iron to keep the plants red?

I just use aquasoil, good lighting and some easy green. Iron isn’t the key factor thag turn plants red but it does help enable formation of chlorophyll and other pigments. I’d only add iron if I actually see any iron deficiencies (pale light green or yellow growth in new leaves) but most liquid ferts, root tabs and aquasoil have enough iron in them. Co2 also plays part in plants red coloration. If I injected co2 to the red tank, the reds will be richer and will look 100x better.

@Lennie is correct, lighting is a really big factor in plants being red. Increasing the red and blue in lighting can stimulate pigmentation in red or colored plants and will compliment the red color of the plant. 

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On 3/10/2023 at 9:59 AM, knee said:

Thank you for the pandas man. I finally have some activity on the bottom part of my tank. They were doing a lot of chasing yesterday specially at the back because they’re stirring up some debris 😂

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@Cinnebunsmmuch better camera. Look at that dorsal!!! 😍

On 3/10/2023 at 9:59 AM, knee said:

Thank you for the pandas man. I finally have some activity on the bottom part of my tank.

They will do well, I'm excited for them and for you. 🙂

All you can do is ask for them to have a good home. They do.

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Not much to update but was able to trim both tanks today. Also changed my light settings to increase brightness and changed the colors a bit since plants are growing more. 

Trimmed the ludwigia peruensis, pogo Stellatus, lobelia cardinalis and hygrophila on the 40B to let in more light. The ludwigia and pogo were blocking so much light. 
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Trimmed the rotala wallichii on the 20L and transferred the ludwigia from the 40B to this one. The left back side was looking kinda empty before. 
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Female balloon GBR and male Pseudomugil Luminatus

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