Planted journey

Discussion in 'Planted Tanks' started by Innocent159, May 14, 2017.

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What fish should i put in the tank?

  1. Neon tetra

    24 vote(s)
    49.0%
  2. Shrimp

    19 vote(s)
    38.8%
  3. micro-Rosbara

    8 vote(s)
    16.3%
  4. pencil fish

    6 vote(s)
    12.2%
  5. glo-light tetra

    5 vote(s)
    10.2%
  6. bottom dwellers

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  1. aqua dude

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    Loaches and corys also like rooting around in the sand

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    If you intend to go mts it will help to add a zebra loach or 2 to the tank to controle their numbers. Unfortunately this will then also be the end of your shrimp. Horseface loaches might be an option as they dig into the substrate, not sure how they are with shrimp though

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    Where do i get such an ugly fish "horseface"? I like yolo loaches.
    Is there any other way to dig up the substrate?
     
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    I also need help with my plants, dust/sand seems to collect on plant leaves.
    Plants look full of dirt.
     
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    I have a similar problem. plz help

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    They eat your plants

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    Yeah seen big apple snails.

    Make my tank look ugly

    Deep enough to stop toxic build up? And cory needs to be in a school so i don't know if it's possible.
    Got 55L (main tank) and 20L sump

    But i think space would be a problem
     
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    apparently neon blue gobies, sumatran red gobies and mountain gobies love burrowing... I yet got to see it myself. @Pierré Schoonraad might be able to comment on it as he has a few himself.
     
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    Neon blue goby (H)
     
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    Gobys won't burrow into the substrate. They will only burrow under wood or rocks. Loaches and cory's only graze through the top layer of substrate. Horsefaces might geow too big, 12cm, for the 60L.

    If you havn't washed the playpen sand there will be some dust, fine particles, in the water that settle on the plants. Except for removing the substrate and cleaning it some more a temporary solution would be to increase the flow in the tank, with a power head and add some filter floss to the inlet.

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    So only solution is mts? I need to find a power head
     
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    Just remember that toxic build up is a possibility, while Malaysian Trumpet snails becoming a problem is a certainty.

    Assassin Snails also dig into the substrate, and the young spend the first few weeks or months under the substrate before emerging to hunt other snails and left over food.

    If you vacuum the substrate deeply once every few months you should release any possible nitrogenous gasses that may build up.
    Alternatively use your fingers or a small rake to churn through the substrate, also releasing any possible gas building up.
     
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    Sand is too light to vacuum (Will get sucked up) and everytime I stir the sand my plants end up dirty.
    But I think I'll skip the snails for now and monitor the sand.
     
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    Thanks Pierre, the articles can be misleading. That's why i prefer to rely on someone's experience, aka yours abd others.

    I learnt it the hard way with pfs and ended up washing it several times til the water clear and then mixed it with sifted builders gravel from the sand pile. Then replanted everything.

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    OMG!!!
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    First invertebrate think its pond snail.
    Does it harm plants? Probably hatch because of the heater.
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    They're not that bad for plants, I had some in my tank a well back but mts devoured them. Btw anybody have tips for getting rid of mts?

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    Have you tried assassin snails or a little puffer like a pea puffer or a figure 8


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    Can someone hook me up with assassin snails?

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    Don't go off track @aqua dude. I made a thread and got offered some mts. So I'll leave the snail in. Hope it cleans up and not cause me some unnecessary stress
     
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    Sorry

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