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Anubiarium, 9L Low-Tech

Discussion in 'Aquascaping Journals' started by ptiJo, Jan 25, 2014.

  1. ptiJo

    ptiJo Active Aquascaper

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    Hi,

    I tried TWBM/CBS with low-tech and failed. Well, shrimps survived but never breed. So they ended dying. Now, bad news needs good news. I'm starting a new low-tech tank highly using Anubia var. Nana.

    Here's the hardscape:
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    And here's what it looked like juste before filling water:
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    Since then, it is filled with water. I added a few HCC spots, Spirodela polyrhiza on top and a few plants have their roots in the water. As usual, just "Sable de Loire" sand and light. Not mechanical filter, no CO2, ... Water is the same that was in the tank before. That is "Volcania" probably modified by the previous technical soil. I will complete evaporation with tap water as time passes.

    Not sure about the population yet. Snails are already in. Shrimps has to be identified. Microfish, maybe. Time will tell ! :)
     
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    Well its certainly different and very simple.

    I grow a lot of A nana and once it gets going its like a weed, keep it well trimmed.

    It can be a very slow grower and that can mean "Algae" you must feed it to keep it growing.

    Keith:):)
     
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    Hi ptiJo, Love it Hooo:) And the backing is Fab too :love:
     
  4. ptiJo

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    Thanks mate. I'll have a look at algae. The few plants that "bath" on top of the tank should be enough to get the extra nutriments. Spirodela should also filter light so that algae don't get enough :p

    Since then, some blue jelly are being acclimated :D
     
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    Blue Jelly acclimated! As a half-Brit, the previous sentence sound weird to me... How can a gelatin dessert be acclimated? o_O:ROFLMAO: Anyway, here comes the critters!
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    Neocaridina Davidii var. Blue Jelly
     
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    Thank you for posting those photos, its easy to see why they are called "Blue Jelly"
    I would some in my tank too but I would not like to mix them with the other Shrimps I have.

    A small shrimp tank with a Black Substrate and plenty of green carpet planting they would stand out extremely well.

    Keith:):)
     
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    Yeah, that's what I thought when I had the opportunity to get them... But tank was already setup :DI'll probably switch background to full black. And there may be some HCC carpet no so later on.Or maybe that'll just give a excuse for another mini-tank, with black soil :ROFLMAO:
     
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    Hi ptiJo, Nice Shrimp :love:
     
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    Yeah thanks. 2H30 before light comes on and I can stare at them :p
     
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    really little beauties ! :love:
     
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    I had soil issues last week with that tank. Shrimps started to die suddenly. Before it was too late and while daily replacing "huge" quantity of water, I setup an alternative tank/vase and drop 4 of them in (1 femelle and 3 males). That 6L vase was setup with already used material (and new water). Changing water was enough to save that 9L tank. I think there are from 4 to 6 shrimps left in that one.

    So now, I have another tank setup... :confused::D Wife is OK with it. She thinks it's pretty. :sick:
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    It is pretty!! I love the jellies too mate I'm in the process of setting up a tank for them :) the sickness gets worse!! Too many tanks you say?? NEVER!

    Sent from my GT-I9505G using Tapatalk
     
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    Great to see that no matter what any one else thinks of that little your wife likes it.

    Keith:):)
     
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    @aliclarke86: Thanks. And for your new tank: be inspired! ;-)
    @keith: Nice way to say you don't ;):ROFLMAO:
     
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    WRONG its only very young and will develop its totally different and certainly a challenge you have managed to do very well, to put it a different way some "Purists" would not like it and, I am far from a Purist.

    Keith:):)
     
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    :) heh, ok :)

    The plan is that Ludwigia repens rubin will climb all the way up, emerse and turn red. Side by side with the green&yellow Chlorophytum.
    Either Echinodorus quadricostatus or Vallisneria americana 'Mini twister' would grow and fill the middle of the tank. Maybe both.
    While Eleocharis parvula/vivipara would rather stay at the bottom level.

    The thing is, the only light comes from the window. So I'm not sure how those will react. Since then, I have a few Daphnies that seem to do well as I don't remember having put that much in :cool:
     
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    Lighting could be an Algae concern keep rotating it.

    For top lighting could you use a cheap clip on light or one on a small stand?

    See if you can find a tall twisty piece of DW that is longer than depth of the tank and you could fix a plant to that as well in and out of the water.

    Forget the rules think out of the square and you might surprise your self, get the wife on it as well.

    Keith:):)
     
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    Hi ptiJo, Now that is fab:love: I can see why your wife likes it :D Love the tall vase :cool:
    With the lighting try a 10-20w small LED 6500k Floodlight There not that expensive and work well :)
    Next you will be getting into Wabi-Kusa :LOL:
     

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