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 #4515  by pentux
 20 Feb 2018 06:25
Distilled water Odin. I am waiting to see the effects of the snail and 2 leftover shrimps to decide whether i should change the water.

It looks to be growing biofilm currently. Not sure whether I should disturb it.
I guess I might try adding a few drops of Quick Start to lower the ammonia slightly.


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 #4516  by odin
 20 Feb 2018 06:41
Yeah that would be a good idea if you can’t change any water. Let us know how you get along.

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 #4526  by pentux
 23 Feb 2018 04:10
So far after few days of monitoring, shrimps n snail still surviving.

Bought spirulina powder n sprinkled some on the water. My water is still cloudy after 2 weeks. Hope it evebtuslly clears up.Image

Also added in hygrophila, cant find much info on this plant though but the shop staff says it can survive in brackish water.

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 #4629  by pentux
 12 Mar 2018 00:48
I was away for a whole week attending course..didnt switch on lights and algae seemed to have grew Image

What are these growing on my plant? Should I take the plant out?


Algae on substrate


Dirty water. Haha...

Anyway if I were to test the water, I would end up scooping up those top layer stuff which are probably good nutrients for my snail. How do the others do it?

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 #4630  by odin
 12 Mar 2018 08:38
Well your tank seems to be maturing that’s for sure! I would remove that dying plant ASAP as it will start breaking down, also you should try and get a syringe to extract water from your tank so as not to put the glass vials into your water.. you never know if you have any left over test chemicals in them and you don’t want that leeching into your water.

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 #4632  by pentux
 13 Mar 2018 06:25
Thanks Odin for the advice. I have removed the plant today and it broke into pieces. i guess it died terribly. poor advice from the staff selling me that plant. i guess i will just stick to marimo balls for now.

I have also bought a syringe to collect the water for testing instead of dipping the whole tube...silly me :oh:
 #4786  by pentux
 26 Mar 2018 04:18
Finally ready for more shrimps. Total of 14 inside the tank now with 2 snails.

Shrimps resting now ..earlier they were swimming around rapidly


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