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    Its possible I did look into that, another reason to isolate them as its contagious... Not sure why only one would have it though

    Strange though how neon's are said to be beginner fish but they not the easiest to keep

    I'm not sure I've never kept cardinals :eek: thinking if I sell them I'll get some more rummy nose instead
     
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    Will post some tomorrow :thumbup:
     
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    Neons are not as easy as the Internet says and are very susceptible to neon tetra disease and there's no cure for it. Most tetras can get neon tetra disease, they just call it that because neons suffer the most with it. I have had it with glow light and prisetella tetras... Cardinals are way easier and looks better in my opinion... Cardinals also grows a bit bigger than neons.
     
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    Agreed don't always believe what the internet says it makes mistakes too :lol:

    It can also be passed on to other non tetra speices I belive, danios and anglels can get it too I think:(
    Sorry for your losses.

    This site is dangours I need a bigger tank now. Can add some more tetras:thumbup:
     
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    Sounds great @Whoknows
    Looking forward to the pictures!!
     
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    Time for pictures

    Here's one of the neolampregouls birchardi. Looking grumpy tonight
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    Next up a FTS of the shrimp tank. I tired taking photos of the shrimp too but they just come out as blurry blobs on the photos. Also some of the valis is breaking off at the surface... Any ideas for why if anyone knows? IMG-20191101-WA0025.jpg

    Next the rescape on the 4ft community tank no more pleco trapping rocks and at least 5cm from the glass IMG-20191101-WA0024.jpg

    And for the clown loach lovers mine showed themselfs long enough for a picture IMG-20191101-WA0023.jpg
    Thanks for reading all :thumbup:
     
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    Apologises for the super blurry photos didn't think it was that bad :(
     
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    Very very nice @Whoknows

    I'm definitely a clown loache lover
    Nice to see them out
     
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    Thank you:thumbup: I'll trade one loach for one stingray:lol:

    Just joking I'm keeping these guys forever I'm already planning there next house ;) my LFS had big ones (10cm) in the other day I left the store quickly otherwise I would have bought them;)

    They've been coming out more since the re scape :cool:
     
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    In my tank, the vallis closest to the filter outlet (ie where the flow is very strong) is prone to fraying / breaking at the surface. Always use very sharp scissors to trim vallis, else the entire blade may rot down :thumbup:
     
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    Must be this or its melting but I took out alot of broken off/dead leaves, hoping it bounces back though.

    Should I recut where its fraying to stop it going down?
    I have limited plant knowledge so sorry for all the questions
     
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    No probs, I like talking about plants :thumbup:
    In my experience the blade doesn’t die back from that type of fraying, but I cut it off when it’s visible and bothers me.
    When did you plant the vallis, is it new?
     
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    I'll leave it be then it's not bothing me I just thought I might be doing something wrong:(

    Its not new but its new to me. They are runners out of Amakawa's tank I planted them last week Saturday... I need to give it ferts (scape carbon) but haven't got to buy any yet
     
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    Cools. Scape carbon is liquid CO2. Some people say vallis doesn’t like liquid CO2 but I haven’t had an issue. Just don’t overdose.

    Do you also dose something like Scape Complete or Seachem Flourish, which will be good for a planted tank.

    It might be that the vallis is simply adjusting to the new environment. Don’t stress about it.

    Did you trim the roots before planting? It will help. If you have a spare root tab, then perhaps pop it in to help new root growth (shouldn’t be necessary long term).
     
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    I haven't dosed anything fert wise yet to the tank. Will have to go shopping soon it seems :lol:

    I'll keep posting updates if/when it bounces back .:thumbup: thank you for your help.

    I did trim the roots before and also added two root tabs into the PFS after planting on Sat :)
     
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    Yes the advice of not dosing ferts in the first 6 weeks doesn’t apply to an inert substrate like pfs. It has to do with something like (new) aquasoil that leaches a lot of nutrients into the water column during the first couple of weeks.
     
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    Thanks so much for your advice. Now I can combine it Amakawa's advice and maybe just maybe I'll grow some plants:thumbup:
     
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    New news. The kribs have paired off and have successfully laid eggs under the driftwood.

    Not sure how I'm going to raise the fry though
     
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    Good excuse for a new tank :lol:
     
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    Only 1 problem I've already got 4 tanks.
    Another one empty, the to be planted tank
    And one in for repairs :lol::lol:
     
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