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    JL's Aquascapes and Fish

    Some big plans are underway next week, friends! First, I got a replacement tank for the 15 gallon column tank. I will begin this project this coming Monday. Second, a full rescape is underway in the 29 gallon aquarium! I have had the same scape in there for a year now, it is time for a change...
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    How much water for ph test

    I believe it is 5ml of water for all the tests.
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    I let this go on too long...

    You can still have a transitional period. However, most of these lights will by default have it in the red spectrum of light (and blue at night) which fuels the growth of algae. You can still have a gradual ramp up and ramp down period to ease stress with your tank inhabitants. However, it is...
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    I let this go on too long...

    I think this precisely is what is causing the majority of your problems friend. What is happening is that the algae is feeding the whole time while the traditional plants are mainly feeding during the time the light is on the max photoperiod. In other words, the algae has more time to feed and...
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    What are you doing to your tank today?

    What am I doing to my tank today... I'm taking some pictures of my fish and shrimp, that's what! On another note, I am practicing my photography skills on a crappy phone. What my hope is that in the near future I will afford a better phone. In the meantime, this will do I guess. Have a...
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    I let this go on too long...

    This might seem a bit random to you but do you use the sunrise and sunset modes on your aquarium light PAcanis ? I ask this because that also has a big impact on accelerated algae growth in your tank as well in my experience. Even if you have your light on a low blue/red light setting for a few...
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    Need second opinion on type of worm

    This looks like a Rhabdocoela Flatworm to me. They look and behave similar to Planaria from movement patterns as they glide on the glass and objects like snails, but are much smaller in size and cannot harm shrimp or shrimplets. They are distinguished from Planaria by the rounded head they have...
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    JL's Aquascapes and Fish

    Shrimp are awesome creatures that every planted tank aquarist should have! In my old thread I would take shrimp pictures and post them on random days. I have never done that on this thread before, but that is about to change right now! Enjoy :) Tank Shots Ember Tetra Shots Shrimp Shots...
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    JL's Aquascapes and Fish

    Despite looking very high quality, the shrimp came from a very unlikely source... the Ann Arbor Petco. There is a specific way I was able to get bright red colors in my shrimp. I placed the first batch (12 shrimp, all various shades of red) into my 29 gallon aquascape in late December 2020...
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    JL's Aquascapes and Fish

    Just a small update with pictures for today to all my Fishlore friends, it has been pretty draining at work these past few weeks. The ten gallon needs a trim badly. However, I love seeing all the new growth in there. Additionally, I must say that the algae growth on the Seiryu Stones is great...
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    What are you doing to your tank today?

    Looks like the new ten gallon aquascape is ready for a trim! ...Yeah, looks like the 29 gallon needs one too. On another note, my job might begin closing early soon due to the lack of help around here. I really hope they do this, because everything has been very draining lately with my...
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    Really dumb idea, but possibly interesting...

    By the way you describe the organisms as tiny white things, it makes me think they are possibly copepods or daphnia. These are both great foods for your fry and are completely harmless in your aquarium. For better identification, do you have a picture of them/how do they move in the water?
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    Shop never informed me about cycle

    Welcome to Fishlore! You are in great hands here on Fishlore with your aquarium cycle dilemma. My simple advice to you is to not stress yourself out, do your water changes and test daily in your tank. Once your Ammonia and Nitrites are zero and you have some Nitrate accumulation in your water...
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    Weird Bugs in Duckweed

    In fact, seeing these little guys in your tank is a sign that everything is healthy and doing well.
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    Oh to be a cat

    Just some photo drops of the troublesome Lyra for today. She thought my hand was a toy the whole time and I almost amassed some harmless scratches because of it. Totally worth it though. :hilarious: Lyra lazily reaching for the phone with her paw. I guess that prime spot on the bed was just too...
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    Oh to be a cat

    Lyra returns! Today, she is in the form of a furry cushion. She didn't want to make friends right now...
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    Added New Driftwood to my 29 Gal

    There are many great choices for easy to grow plants out there, much more than I could even mention. I will provide an image of my aquarium with some circles around a few great and easy plant suggestions for you if you decide on using more plants in your setup. The blue circle is an Amazon...
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    JL's Aquascapes and Fish

    Just figured I would post some more pictures of the new scape today as well as a growth comparison from the first of this month. Enjoy. :) Image from October 1st Image from this morning And here is one image of the 29 gallon aquarium snuck into the shot. Now it is time for my water...
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    Added New Driftwood to my 29 Gal

    Looks great, kwescott! You plan on adding any more species of plants to your new setup? On another note, I really like fully sanded tanks. The only thing to consider is possibly getting some root tabs for that Hygrophila in the back as they tend to be heavy root feeders. Other than that, great...
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    Is this stocking good?

    Keep in mind that this is just my personal opinion which should only be taken with a grain of salt, but I do not recommend housing African Dwarf Frogs with fish such as Guppies. The reason for this is that the frogs are very slow eaters and may starve with the presence of the guppies in the...
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