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The Return Of: Mr Aqua 12g

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Hi all, after a little of a break from fish/shrimp/plant keeping, I decided to attempt to get back into it and see where it took me.

Aquarium: Mr Aqua 12g (90cm x 22cm x 24cm) 45l
Filteration: Eheim 2213
Lighting: BioPro LED 90cm (10,000k) (6 Hour Photo Period)
Heater: Aqua One Glass (24c)
Substrate: Fluval Shrimp Stratum (2 x 2kg)
Flora: Anubia nana, Bolbitis heudelotii, Christmas Moss, Hydrocotyle triparita 'Japan', Hermianthus glomeratus, Micranthemum umbrosum
Fauna: 50 x Bloody Mary Shrimp, 10 Crystal Red Shrimp
Food: Boss Aquaria Shrimp Crack, Benibachi Kale Tablets, Aqua One Vege Wafers, Aqua One Betta Pellets
Additives: Boss Aquaria Mineral Powder, Green Element Plant Fertiliser, Green Element Liquid CO2
Hardscape: 3 x Malaysian Driftwood
Water Changes Every Sunday (Rain Water Mixed With Mineral Powder)
Future Plans: Black Background

Notes: Plans at the moment are to let the plants in the tank adapt to the water parameters and let the roots settle into the substrate, I plan to leave the plants to do their own thing for a few weeks and then do a big trim to promote new thick/lush growth and replant the off cuts, considering Blyxa japonica also to fill in 2 sections in the back, or might just use the off cuts to fill in those gaps.

Thanks: PandaPete (Bloody Mary Shrimp), JC12 (Crystal Red Shrimp), JohnBetta (Recommendations)

All comments, advice, suggestions welcome, thank you.

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26 minutes ago, peter m said:

Good to see you have got back into it, tank looks good, missed your input for a while, you are always very helpful with some good advice.

Rubbish, tank looks snot, at this stage, once it's grown a bit and established it might be OK.

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Normally when you plan a tank, or look at a newly set up. you try and envision what it would look like over some time. a rough estimate and IMO this would look sick once established and everything filled up. Keep the updates coming.

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Yeah hopefully it works out the way I want it too, just needs some time, the left side is the Hermianthus glomeratus, so hopefully that fills out quite a lot and spreads a little, in the centre is the Micranthemum umbrosum, plan is for that to spread out a bit and keep it trimmed a little, right side is the Hydrocotyle triparita 'Japan', hopefully that grows a bit and spreads out, once all established just do a big trim and keep trimming say once a month and replant the off cuts I guess.

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15 hours ago, benno87 said:

Looks awesome mate. Did you end up goin in and seeing mark at aggies? 

Nah mate, we haven't been to Adelaide yet, we were packed and ready to go but then got a call at the last minute we couldn't get an appointment until December 12 :oops:

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Just an update on the tank, haven't done anything to it at all, haven't even trimmed it yet, just been adding liquid CO2 each day, liquid ferts each Sunday, water changes each Sunday with mineral powder mixed in, Shrimp are fed every second day, light period is now 5 hours each day seeing I'm at work a fair bit now with the new job.

When the Christmas break begins I'll do a trim and replant the cuttings into the open/bare areas, hopefully fill it in more, glass needs a clean also.

Need to treat the tank for Planaria, Hydra as well.

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OK, so here is an update on the tank, background added earlier today, a slight clean up of snails and snail eggs on glass, did it today as yesterday was 48c... Yes, 48c...

I'm thinking of getting some more Fluval Shrimp Stratum, adding it to the back behind the driftwood, then taking all stems out and trimming and replanting as they keep coming loose, all good though, will also trim the Hydro and plant cuttings on the left side, really like the Hydro and how it looks.

Here it is...

 

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Hi all, been awhile, just thought I'd put a photo up.

Unfortunately, due to events beyond my control, a Male Fighter and some Neon Tetras, Zebra Danios were introduced to the tank, which now means I have 0 Bloody Mary and Crystal Red Shrimp left, was not impressed!!!

So, I'm going to start a smaller little nano so I can get my Shrimp fix.

Anyway, here is a photo taken today, just needs a glass clean and trim, but the tank it self is going really well.

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