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plantnoobdude

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oh really? how is snow white to grow? @Gill i've contemplated a few times, but was put off by the lack of chlorophyll. i have high light, co2 and softwater. would it do well?
 

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Ordered buce Tuesday night and arrived this morning. As always from K2Aqua.
I got:
Cherish
Godzilla
And Catherine
X2 Snow White Anubias nana
And also some weeping moss to cover the gaps.
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Might have a go at making a moss background etc to cover the back and sides of it.
K2aqua are great, I almost exclusively use them now, my only gripe is that the plants are sometimes a bit squashed in pouches, but they're healthy otherwise
 

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oh really? how is snow white to grow? @Gill i've contemplated a few times, but was put off by the lack of chlorophyll. i have high light, co2 and softwater. would it do well?
Mine have down well in the pico and nano tanks with enough light and ferts. I am using Tropica Specialised in this one and dosing 2ml daily.
 

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A few pix, they have really settled in well and the color is lovely.



Also found someone who can get me the needle 🐟, so waiting to hear back from them. Have got a microworm culture started so it's ready.
 

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Gill

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Cleaned the Filter today, and must say this is very good. Prefilter turned the water black on rinsing. And not much in the main sponge etc.
Shrimp are doing very well, and can be seen out and about most of the time.
Still trying to decide on the stem for the background, Leaning towards orange juice ??
 

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Sitting Watching the glass sides of this little thing.
And so far I spy: Cyclops, Ostracods of varying colours. , Worms(the good kind), countless baby snails - which are duly crushed for the shrimp to munch on. So Much life in this little box, and will be great for the hunters.
 

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Also not sure if people know, that the fish auction season is starting back up again.
And I will be going to this one
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Ordered Orange Juice, will make for a nice contrast
Arrived and have planted it. Already like the contrast of the stems and leaves against everything else in there. Will post some pix this evening when lighting is a bit better.

Out of interest, how is everyone's Nano tanks doing in this heat. I am loosing about 3-5mm a day from evaporation. and Keeping a Jug of water ready for top-ups etc.
 

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Arrived and have planted it. Already like the contrast of the stems and leaves against everything else in there. Will post some pix this evening when lighting is a bit better.

Out of interest, how is everyone's Nano tanks doing in this heat. I am loosing about 3-5mm a day from evaporation. and Keeping a Jug of water ready for top-ups etc.
Not overly badly, I've got tubs of RO there as I run a nano reef too, so topping up is quick and painless
 

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Stems were much bigger than expected. So have cut them Into to thirds and they still look big.
Will trim them again when they show roots.
And I put a few stems into the hob sponge to see what happens.

And yes you were right @plantnoobdude one of the anubias has melted away. So maybe in the past was a fluke. There are new leaves forming, so hopefully it recovers.

Marselia is sending up new growth so that is good.
 

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They arrived, and they are perfect.
Some have blue, brown, Amber and red eyes and speckled.
They are almost fully grown and are smaller than the female bloody Mary shrimp.
I ordered 10 and they were all swimming about in the bag, with no casualties.
Excuse the cloudiness, I added worms for them to hunt.
I am so happy to have got these again after so many years.

Obviously having these, will affect shrimp population, So there may not be as many shrimplets surving in here.

Just need the micro crabs 🦀 to complete this little jungle.
 

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More pix, so far can see 3 that have picked out spots.
 

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Wow, I've seen pictures of these before but never realised how small they are. Great find, did you get them through band?
 

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Wow, I've seen pictures of these before but never realised how small they are. Great find, did you get them through band?
Yeah they really are small and weeny. They have such tiny mouths.
Yes thru BAND I Check the list posted each time to see what is on there incase these pop up. And they did this time and just had to have them.
 
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