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    Earthworms in substrate, how to remove?

    Thanks everyone, I have been picking them out every morning when they are above the surface which has stopped them.
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    Earthworms in substrate, how to remove?

    When you add water, the worms come to the surface. I can then remove them. Earth worms can survive under water if the water is very oxygenated I have read.
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    Earthworms in substrate, how to remove?

    I have noticed that there are some earthworms in my DIY substrate. I figure that either there were some worms in it that I was not aware of or perhaps some worm eggs that got in via dosing the emersed setup worm pee. I am wondering if you guys would have any suggestions as to how I can remove...
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    BGA causing havoc in low flow tank

    The outbreaks I have had I fixed almost instantly by siphoning as much rotting stuff from the substrate as possible, removing as much dead stuff as possible and doing a large water change. I thought it was due to a excessive build up of organic waste in the substrate.... That's how I think of it...
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    George's One-Pot Iwagumi Challenge

    Lovely as usual George. I have always wondered, how do you keep the other plants that spread by runners from growing out from underneath your HC?
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    Fishbeast's first Iwagumi

    I would love to put Pogostemon Helferi in but it is unavailable here so I have been considering using Heteranthera zosterifolia (Stargrass) instead and keep it low. For the long term, once I am tired of the Iwagumi I will convert this tank into one with a lot of background and midground plants...
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    A New Adventure (a jungle mess)

    I have enjoyed following this journal very much. Thanks for the journey!
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    Fishbeast's first Iwagumi

    Another update. Not a lot to report but a few photos anyway. The threadfins are continuing to breed very well and are too many to count now. I estimate at least 50-60. :clap: The shrimp are 7 weeks in and are still carrying berries so I can only assume that they are breeding, time will tell. I...
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    Shrimp ID

    Could you post some more photos? Perhaps of a few of the other ones of these?
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    Pandora (120P Dutch Style)

    Looks good mate. You have the right idea heavily planting with that much light. It really is too much, I suggest raising it about 2 feet above the rim of your tank. Good luck!
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    Fishbeast's first Iwagumi

    There are not a lot of tadpoles in the breeding tank now but I should be able to find at least a few I'd say. Another funny note though... There are millions of bugs living inside the emersed tank at the moment which does not concern me a lot because they would be encouraging a healthy...
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    Fishbeast's first Iwagumi

    Since it has been over a month since the last update I thought I had better tell of the progress so far. The breeding tank is still going very well with many many fish in there. I will need a few hundred because I intend to have most of the 200 or so Threadfins to be males. The shrimp are going...
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    Fishbeast's first Iwagumi

    It will eventually be about 200 Threadfins and a ton of shrimp. I bought 37 shrimp which are from that same region as the Threadfins. I put them in the same breeding tank. This is what they look like. The one that I have pictured on the first page are not available at the moment as my...
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    Fishbeast's first Iwagumi

    Yes, the slime is a nasty reminder to not get too excited about humidity LOL. It does not appear to be leaving any time soon. But is not spreading which is a relief. Thanks for your kind words. I am very excited about this scape coming together in time. This is the first time I have...
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    Fishbeast's first Iwagumi

    It has been one month now since the planting and things have been a bit up and down. I had some trouble with some fungus which is under control now. It was too humid in the tank. DAY 1 WEEK 4 As you can see in the foreground that the excess water led to a green slime outbreak which looks...
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