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--------> Saturday, Feb 3, 2024

I started this tank about a week and a half ago. For the hard escape I used 40 pounds of white sand, mountain stone, and mopani drift wood.

These photos are of it the day I set it up.

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I just today after about a week of cycling  the tank added in plants. The plants I used are:

java moss

● moss ball

water wisteria

● dwarf baby tear drops

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For stocking, I'm planning on:

● 3 otocinclus 

● cherry shrimp

● chili rasboras 

 

 

--------> Teusday, Feb 6, 2024

Today I added:

● 3 otocinclus 

● 1 monte carlo plant

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Wonderful start! Do yourself a HUGE favor. Be patient and don't add either the shrimp or the Otos until a significant amount of time has passed and the tank pretty well established. :-) They will do better and have more food availability. Add the Rasboras first. I think this tank is going to look great! That Mopani will add a lot of nice tannins to the water which they will all like!

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On 2/3/2024 at 6:18 PM, xXInkedPhoenixX said:

Wonderful start! Do yourself a HUGE favor. Be patient and don't add either the shrimp or the Otos until a significant amount of time has passed and the tank pretty well established. :-) They will do better and have more food availability. Add the Rasboras first. I think this tank is going to look great! That Mopani will add a lot of nice tannins to the water which they will all like!

Yep. I'm already seeing alage and film on the top of my water. I also just today had my local pet store order 10 chili rasboras. They should be there in around 3 to 7 days for me to pick up.

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On 2/9/2024 at 3:44 PM, JS Fish said:

Just got 10 blue cherry shrimp on order! Will be here in about a week!

Nice @JS Fish!

On 2/3/2024 at 10:20 PM, JS Fish said:

Yep. I'm already seeing alage and film on the top of my water. I also just today had my local pet store order 10 chili rasboras. They should be there in around 3 to 7 days for me to pick up.

I hate algae soooooo much! I am getting some diatoms in my new 10g right now. Not really “algae” I guess but I hate it!

@JS Fish

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