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New Decade, New Decadence...

Geoffrey Rea

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Picking up the pace now. Tank has noticeably shifted up a gear this week:

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Bit more reassuring to go for big trims when everything is growing more readily.

Another month of thumb and finger nail pruning to bush everything out then can begin teasing the colour out of the stems.

A lot of the Yellow Sakura Shrimp are no longer berried:

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Begun to see a ton of babies about the tank so their colony is on the up and up which is also a plus:

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Most importantly the Green Neons appear happy in this setup so far:

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Of the four setups they have been with us, think this one will offer the best home. Get there in the end.
 

Vijay_06

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Top-notch!

How do you ensure that there is not a lot a detritus build up in the dwarf hairgrass carpet? Do you take any special care while vacuuming the substrate?


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Geoffrey Rea

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Just gently waft a hand over the carpet as the tank is draining at weekly water change @Vijay_06 .

It’s also about using a wide diameter of piping for draining, it gives good/fast draw towards the siphon so all the crud gets sucked up. This tank is drained with 16/22mm tubing and an eheim shepherds hook inlet. Waft the whole tank to put everything into suspension, then drain. Across the year this amounts to a lot of removal without the need to vacuum the carpet.
 
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