Tiger lotus has already gained a root. I'll leave it where it is and see if it gets some more.
The DIY co2... Is it normal to need to clean the diffuser every 3 days or so? I put a cigarette filter inline (where pipe enters the bottle) but that still didn't help. Just seems to gum up way to frequently.
Yes I've considered it, from a home experimenting point of view both methods are interesting!Have you considered the other DIY option. The presurissed one with citric acid and bicarbonate of soda?
They are a crustacean, if they move like ..... . ..... .... ..... then they are a copepod like Cyclops. The other option are Ostracods, but they tend to move in loops.They seem to move in fairly jerky motions and partially bury into the substrate.
They may be river limpets (Acroloxus lacustris).like a large greyish white dots that floats off if knocked.
That's actually from my phone! It just happened to be about the right distance from the glass for the phone to focus, and I didn't think I'd have time to go get the Panasonic before he disappeared againYay! Babies!
The tank is looking great - well done!
By the way that’s a great picture. They’re bloody hard to photograph - what equipment did you use? Your focus is spot on, and with a lovely narrow depth of field to eliminate the distracting background.
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The leaves of the lobelia cardinals behind shrimp are well coated with diatoms... I guess the options are
Leave them in and see if the shrimps deal with it
Leave them in and see if it just goes away
Pull them out and give the leaves a gentle scrub.
Maybe I'll give them a scrub. I know they are slow growers, but it must affect their ability to use the light
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