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« on: September 08, 2016, 10:09:50 AM »

I hope to begin my first new tank in a very long time, and important as I know now much more than I did until relatively recently.  I hope to have another 15 long, designed for the least killifish and pygmy killifish, both small natives.  I will use some substrate I found, rinsed in my wife's colander, and this has been discussed in length on my FB sites. The end result of about 150 dry pounds is about 25 lb. of damp sand, the other being far too fine. Here is the finer stuff, <a href="http://s1049.photobucket.com/user/lv2crp/media/020_zpsdiaqbrzk.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1049.photobucket.com/albums/s392/lv2crp/020_zpsdiaqbrzk.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo 020_zpsdiaqbrzk.jpg"/>[/url] and the final product.<a href="http://s1049.photobucket.com/user/lv2crp/media/019_zpsjfpd1k0h.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1049.photobucket.com/albums/s392/lv2crp/019_zpsjfpd1k0h.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo 019_zpsjfpd1k0h.jpg"/>[/url]
So nice looking. Tested ph and it contains no additional salts, at 7.6 as all my tanks.  I hope to have my first rooted stem plants, my usual rhizome sorts, and tons of drifting plants for these small fish. The lid is no black stock hood but a glass hinged lid with  Beamworks LED light.  Since low flow is desired I will use a cycled small sponge filter, possibly 2, and call that good. A woman who has those fish told me that their small size will allow a fairly large # of them, and that eventually their bio load will fertilize that plants. For an unheated tank, as all mine are, this should work out well.  Excited about this.

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« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2016, 09:37:50 PM »

Sounds like an exciting endeavor. Keeps us posted about this   happy
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« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2016, 08:52:43 AM »

Thanks russ, I am excited, wish I had more room for something larger but it is as it is. I will keep you posted. Hope to redo some existing tanks soon as well.

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« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2016, 09:05:21 AM »

I was so excited talking of this that I forgot to mention the addition of driftwood. I hope to find  a very highly branched manzanita piece, placed perhaps horizontally.

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« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2017, 09:37:42 PM »

Yes please keep us updated we are very interested where your project will go and what the final outcome will be. Great Idea
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« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2017, 10:00:07 AM »

I have now had it with fish since February of 2017. The crypts are still alive, but small, I think the frogbit above takes a lot of light. I began with 20 least killifish, Heterandria formosa, and 3 aged adults died within months. Few noted deaths since, I now have at least 35 fish in there, hard to tell as the fry are so small. That fish is a delight, so small, the males sparring, the females become majestic looking and are always pregnant. The substrate worked well, fish and snail waste sinks deep, I also fertilize with a tiny bit of thrive, one drop/gallon weekly.


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« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2017, 10:03:23 AM »

A few of the larger females, and attendant males.


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« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2017, 08:01:05 AM »

Very nice  happy
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« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2017, 09:46:00 AM »

Thanks russ, we both know it's basic, the crypts should be larger, but it serves my fish well. It was an adventure putting together at least.
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