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RCS tank Aquascaping Update 03 July 2009 (Setup on 19/04/09)
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 11:40 am Post subject: RCS tank Aquascaping Update 03 July 2009 (Setup on 19/04/09) Reply with quote

 RCS  tank  Aquascaping  19  April,  2009.
 
 Size  :  10  Gallon  (45  x  30  x  30  cm)
 
 Light  :  CFL  15  watt.  (810  L)
 
 Plants  :  Elocharis  acicularis  (Dwarf  Hairgrass),  Riccia  fluitans  (Crystalwort),  Hemianthus  micranthemoides  (Pearl  Weed),  Lilaeopsis  brasiliensis  (Brazilian  Micro  Sword),  Taxiphyllum  barbieri(Java  Moss),  Vesicularia  montagnei  (Christmas  Moss),  ¬†Micranthemum  umbrosum  (Baby  Tears)
 
 Invertebrates:  Red  Cherry  Shrimp.  (Some  has  been  dead  now  left  only  three  -Two  female  and  one  male).  Now  I  need  more  RCS.
 
 Fish  :  Balloon  Molly  fry  20  days  old  (Take  birth  in  my  another  tank).
 
 I  am  planning  for  this  tank  from  a  long  time  but  it  is  difficult  to  get  RCS  and  good  plants  in  Delhi.  
 
 My  special  thanks  goes  to  Mr.  Tarun  Java.  He  helped  me  to  establish  this  tank.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 12:03 pm Post subject: Re: New RCS tank Aquascaping 19 April, 2009. Reply with quote

 Good  setup  for  RCS  however  there  might  soon  be  a  tradeoff.  Some  of  the  plants  (HM,  Riccia)  might  need  pressurized  CO2  (which  may  not  be  good  for  RCS).  Also,  hope  you  have  ways  to  keep  the  water  temperatur  down.  Tirtha  has  a  nano  setup  for  RCS  and  they  are  doing  excellent  there.  You  can  trace  that  thread.  
 
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 1:26 pm Post subject: Re: New RCS tank Aquascaping 19 April, 2009. Reply with quote

 Water  temperature  for  this  tank  is  around  25.  I  will  use  DIY  yeast  method  for  CO2  supplement.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 2:13 pm Post subject: Re: New RCS tank Aquascaping 19 April, 2009. Reply with quote

 Thats  perfect  then.  Good  luck  the  RCS  will  soon  breed  and  take  over  the  entire  tank
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 2:38 pm Post subject: Re: New RCS tank Aquascaping 19 April, 2009. Reply with quote

 Friend  Rajiv,
 
 Not  meaning  to  discourage,  Smile  
 
 DIY  CO2  is  not  good  for  shrimps.  The  flow  rate  will  vary  causing  the  pH  to  fluctuate.  I  lost  a  tank  full  of  shrimps  that  way.
 
 Just  my  experience  Crying or Very sad  
 
 Regards,
 Nayak.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2009 2:15 pm Post subject: Re: New RCS tank Aquascaping 19 April, 2009. Reply with quote

 Sorry  to  dig  up  this  post.  Just  saw  your  scrap.  
 
 You  got  couple  of  wrong  plants.  Remove  HM  and  MU  from  that  setup.  They  are  relatively  high  light  plants  and  need  CO2,  High  Ferts  to  grow  good.  
 
 As  Nayak  Said,  DIY  CO2  is  a  big  no  for  a  nano  tank.  You  can't  control  the  flow.  Last  year  I  lost  a  batch  of  Harlequeen  within  an  hour  for  CO2  over  production.
 
 Keep  the  temparature  between  23-25.
 
 If  I  am  not  wrong,  it's  a  newly  setup  tank.  So  keep  changing  40-50%  water  twice  a  week.  Keep  the  water  flow  as  low  as  possible  (But  a  good  water  circulation  required).
 
 Keep  the  light  on  for  just  2-3  hrs.  Will  be  more  than  enough  for  the  mosses.  And  don't  use  any  Micro  Fertz.  
 
 If  you  see  you  shrimps  are  hanging  from  the  wood  or  stone,  that  means  they  are  stressed.  
 
 And  feed  them  once  in  2  days  and  that  also  in  a  very  low  quantity.  I  am  feeding  mines  with  Hikari  Algae  wafers.
 
 I  would  say,  aim  for  only  Shrimps  not  a  planted  shrimp  tank.  You  and  your  shrimps  both  will  be  happy.  
 
 All  the  best.   Thumb Up
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2009 3:13 pm Post subject: Re: New RCS tank Aquascaping 19 April, 2009. Reply with quote

 Agree  with  Nayak  and  Tirtha
 
 You  can  keep  RCS  in  a  Heavily  planted  tank,  BUT  which  has  a  consistent  CO2  being  injected  from  a  pressurized  Co2  system.  I  have  maybe  100  or  more  RCS  in  my  planted  tank  and  they  are  doing  fine,  but  i  do  find  one  or  two  of  them  jumping  out  of  my  tank  (I  have  driftwood  pieces  almost  protruding  outside  the  tank,  from  where  they  escape)
 
 This  is  primarily  because  i  have  CO2  running  24/7  and  after  lights  off  when  i  delay  lifting  up  the  lilly  pipes  for  aeration  the  Co2  builds  up  which  freaks  them  out.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2009 11:38 pm Post subject: Re: New RCS tank Aquascaping 19 April, 2009. Reply with quote

 dear  rajiv,  
 
 Thanks  for  the  sms!  
 
 That  is  a  lovely  tank.  Like  a  tank  in  a  chilren's  picture  book  Smile  A  brown  lady  in  a  green  dress  and  a  red  top.  ...  
 
 Bappa  Da,  Tirth'  are  veterans  so  i  shan't  embroider  on  those  aspects.  But  i  remember  u  told  me  HC  has  done  very  well  for  you  in  low  light  also.  So  maybe  u  will  get  some  new  insights  into  this  plant  this  time?  
 
 Lagay  raho,  yaar,  parishram  ka  phal  vakai  meetha  hai!
 
 best  wishes,  
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2009 11:52 am Post subject: Re: New RCS tank Aquascaping 19 April, 2009. Reply with quote

 Can  I  install  one  more  15  CFL  and  DIY  CO2  system  in  half  lit.  bottle  to  grow  HM  &  MU.  Pls  suggest  me.
 RCS  are  now  jumping,  climbing  on  all  the  decorations  of  the  tank.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 12:47 am Post subject: Re: New RCS tank Aquascaping 19 April, 2009. Reply with quote

 better  use  PLL  than  CFL....CFL  produce  more  heat  and  it  will  warm  up  the  water  very  fast  in  small  tanks...and  if  you  are  really  interested  to  use  some  DIY  CO2  never  ever  forget  to  remove  the  CO2  pipe  from  tank  when  ever  you  switch  off  the  lights,  and  don't  run  the  CO2  more  than  4/5  consecutive  hours....if  you  ever  notice  that  most  of  your  shrimps  are  not  active(usually  they  allyz  feed  on  algae  or  anything  else)  and  sitting  stand  still  without  any  activity,  act  fast....remove  CO2,  change  40%  water  and  increase  aeration.  but  personaly  i  can  say  RCS  do  best  with  mosses  !!
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 12:52 am Post subject: Re: New RCS tank Aquascaping 19 April, 2009. Reply with quote

                                                   
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Can  I  install  one  more  15  CFL  and  DIY  CO2  system  in  half  lit.  bottle  to  grow  HM  &  MU.  Pls  suggest  me.
 RCS  are  now  jumping,  climbing  on  all  the  decorations  of  the  tank.                

 
 Rajeev  decide  first,  what  you  want.  A  successful  planted  tank  or  a  healthy  shrimp  tank.  As  your  tank  is  small,  you  can  choose  any  one  between  them.  DIY  CO2  is  hazardous  for  any  live  stock  in  small  tank.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 10:20 am Post subject: Re: New RCS tank Aquascaping 19 April, 2009. Reply with quote

 A  lot  of  thanks  to  bmukh,  Tirtha,  rasikanayak,  Seetharam,  Romi,  volcano123  for  valuable  suggestions
 Need  only  healthy  shrimp  tank  so   now  I  will  exchange  all  HM  and  MU  with  Anubias  and  Java  Fern.  Anubias  is  my  all  time  favourite  plant  and  Romi  is  bringing  a  small  piece  of  Anubias  for  me.
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PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2009 9:20 am Post subject: RCS tank Aquascaping update 01 May 2009 Reply with quote

 Red  Cherry  Shrimp  tank  update  01  May,  2009  
 Full  Tank  29  April  2009
 Full  Tank  Shot
 
 Red  Cherry  Shrimp
 
 Red  Cherry  Shrimp
 
 Red  Cherry  Shrimp
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PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2009 10:21 am Post subject: Re: RCS tank Aquascaping Update 01 May 2009 (Setup on 19/04/ Reply with quote

 A  descent  setup  Rajiv.Should  look  good  when  the  plants  fill  in.  Thumb Up   So  how  are  your  RCS?  One  thing  i  would  suggest,  the  pointed   rock  at  the  center  looks  out  of  place.  Try  replacing  with  similar  coloured  ones  to  match  the  others  or  a  piece  of  driftwood  with  anubias.  What  is  the  object  in  the  right  corner  at  the  rear  of  the  tank?
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 That  looks  like  a  coral...would  suggest  removing  it,  Rajiv.  Looks  out  of  placce  and  may  affect  the  water  parameters  of  your  tank.
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