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Discussion in 'Aquascaping Journals' started by lucasgg, Dec 14, 2016.

  1. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    As that Aquascape ages it getting more like a controlled natural look which in my opinion always looks very good

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  3. keithgh

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    I am surprised the twiggy pieces are not showing the aged look its as if something is keeping it clean, could it be the snails as there appears to be plenty there.

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    The twigs are actually showing the age nicely. They have turned (mostly) a dark shade of brown. And the snails and shrimp do keep things spick and span


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  5. keithgh

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    Usually at that stage there is a bit of natural algae scattered on the rocks and DW. Yes your cleaners are doing an excellent job.

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    [​IMG]found a small spider after moving into a different room in the same house


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    Is there any way you can get it identified?

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    The closest I've found yet is a form of a Red Ant-Mimic Spider. Strange part is that the spider was still alive and crawling the moment I found it. He was a lot smaller than the fish and shrimp so I'd say the species is harmless unless it grows larger.
     
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    Its strange its living in water, just keep an eye on it.

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    lucasgg Active Aquascaper

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    Havent seen any more


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    Do you mean it is the only one or you have not seen that one?

    Being a spider it should be able to crawl out of the tank.

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    I have killed and removed the spider. I have not seen anymore spiders in the tank. I have not seen the same species of spider in the tank again.


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    I think that was a very wise move.

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    The only semi aquatic spider species I know of is a diving bell spider. Very cool little predators that create a diving bell with their web to hunt from underwater. They hunt small fish.
     
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    I'm especially amazed at their ability to trap a bubble of air around their abdomen in order to scuttle around for food. Definitely an amazing species


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    Considering getting a Finnex FugeRay planted+ for my aquarium but I've heard some negative reviews already regarding the power supply circuit board. Looking for advice on this fixture or any others I should consider. And after moving the aquarium, I've been getting some hair algae in the carpet. Differing light intensities probably caused it. The shrimp are not touching it. [​IMG]


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    I would as a starter try reducing your lighting and hrs plus bigger water changes at least twice a week.

    When you moved your tank it "might" have stirred up the nutrients, I did say "might".

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    I have a finnex planted plus on my 20 gallon high. Haven't had any issues with it and its been about 2 years. I have to reduce the light to avoid algae because of a high substrate. I messaged finnex and it gives 62 par at 13 inches 48 par at 16 inches and 44 par at 17 inches. Not sure what the height of your tank is or if you add co2, but the finnex stingray is the lower light alternative.

    I reduce the light of my planted plus using sheets of black window screen which cuts the par by about 40%. Theres also led risers for finnex fixtures at hanaquatics if you have open top
     
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    Its just a matter of finding what works best for that tank. Mexicat has given you a few ideas to think about.

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