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    Anubias barteri petite

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    Gloss and algae. And photobomber.
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    Plants in mud balls And photobomber.

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    Got the chain sword and banana lily in.
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    Last fryday i picked up 3 cherry shrimp to see if they would live in my tank.

    lol this is the only photo ive been able to get and its terrible.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by HillbillyHomer Click here to enlarge
    Last fryday i picked up 3 cherry shrimp to see if they would live in my tank.

    lol this is the only photo ive been able to get and its terrible.

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    You're right..........Click here to enlarge

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    Not good but not terrible pics
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    Up date on the log.
    i got the log back in water to see it it would swell back in shape and it did.
    But i did not get all the tannins leached out like i thought i had so i guess ill let it soak some more.
    Was thinking about simmering it in a big pot on the stove but im already in hot water with the womenfolk...Click here to enlarge

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    Click here to enlarge...Update my guppy tank with shrimp is now my shrimp tank with guppys...Click here to enlarge

    Cleaned out one of my homemade in tank canister filters today and found five beautiful cherry shrimp living in the filter! Those buggers would have to been sucked in their when tiny to avoid getin chopped up by the pump.
    They are 1/4+-

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by HillbillyHomer Click here to enlarge
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    Never kept shrimp myself, will have to try it out sometime. One or two to see how I go. I think a nice background would look good on your tank. A black one would be my choice, but it's not my decision Click here to enlarge looking good though.

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    Thank you. My plan for for the background is a mirror. At the top the mirror will be flush with the tank and at the bottom have it kicked out 1/4" to 1/2" to give it the illusion of depth.

    i find chary shrimp vary simple to keep and breed. if you decide to get some may i suggest you get at least one male and two female.

    P.S. Make sure that you dont have them in a tank with any fish that can fit them in their mouths. Even guppies will snack on very small "newly hatched" shrimp
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    Looking good, I have been neglecting my plants, as of late because I can't seem to get 'brown algae' under control in some of my tanks and have not had the will to tackle and fix it... Although for whatever reason the tank I moved all my guppies into doesn't have the algae issues nearly as bad (even though it has the same lighting, temp and water) and is now half full of a thick mass of java moss that has far outgrown the fake driftwood sculpture it's mounted to.

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    Click here to enlarge...Thank you Meep...Click here to enlarge

    The guppies may be eating the algae...Click here to enlarge

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    I look forward to seeing the mirrored back. I had a small tank once that had a built in mirror back, I was really young at the time so wasn't sure what I was doing.

    Had a fighter in there with two females and every 4-5 hours he'd go and flare up at himself, luckily it didn't stress him to much n he lived for 3 n a half years.

    I'll be sure to let you know if I get any shrimp, they look interesting.

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    looking good
    Support your local fish store or you will not have one!


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    Shrimp with eggs
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    Nice! Any progress on the mirrored back?

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    Click here to enlarge...No progress the back... Click here to enlarge

    Click here to enlarge... The mirror i plan on using is in the hayloft. With my bum leg i cant get up there and when the youngins are around i dont think to have them get it...Click here to enlarge

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    That's a shame! Set a reminder on your phone for when they're round Click here to enlarge
    I've updated the nano tank post I did, and the sucking loaches in my dad's tank made quick work of the Algae, photos in both threads.

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    Click here to enlarge...Up date...Click here to enlarge
    All is well.
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