Audrey and I have been avid fans of freshwater aquaria for some time. Follow along as we blog about our tanks, including our large 75 gallon planted tank! Feel free to copy pictures I take here, please credit me in any use outside Tumblr.

 

Aquarium Care with Stan Jamrog: Freshwater Shrimp 10/14 by Aquatic Wetline | Pets Podcasts

petshrimp:

Please join me for my new series: AquariumCare. Tuesdsys at 8pm EST. Or download it after the show. This week we will be taking about freshwater dwarf shrimp, and will be taking callers!

Current view from my bed. Cap’n Jack is our oldest current aquatic resident. We have had him for a year and a half, so I am guessing 2 years old now. He got me back into fish.

Current view from my bed. Cap’n Jack is our oldest current aquatic resident. We have had him for a year and a half, so I am guessing 2 years old now. He got me back into fish.

WhattheFishAugust: Day 7 - Substrate you want to use/dream substrate? (can be unrealistic)

theblondeaquarist:

stanjam:

theblondeaquarist:

smaugthebetta:

theblondeaquarist:

smaugthebetta:

theblondeaquarist:

smaugthebetta:

theblondeaquarist:

low-techtank:

My favorite substrates are Caribsea Eco-Complete and Seachem Flourite, except Flourite is so fucking dirty and a hassle to rinse, so much so that I will probably continue to use Eco-Complete primarily.

My favorite sand is Caribsea Super Naturals. It’s easy to siphon debris off…

Agreed. I love flourite sand because it isn’t a pure black sand like Carib sea and appears more natural to me, but damn it is messy. Just bought two bags and it took about 30-45 minutes to clean both with the power hose.

Hey! Could you post a picture of the fluorite black sand by chance? I’m thinking about getting it for the 10gal I’m setting up and I’d like to see what it looks like before I do. Also would 1 bag be enough for a 10 gallon? I haven’t been able find it in a store so I’m ordering it online and have no idea how big a bag is

I’ll post pictures tomorrow. :) If you look through my pictures of “canvasthebetta” tag you can see what it looks like.

One bag is enough for a 20 L! So one for a 10 G will be more than enough. :)

Alright thanks! I wasn’t sure cause on amazon some people were saying two for a 10 gallon

Jesus, they must have been using a lot of sand then. That or they bought smaller bags. I usually buy the 15 ibs pound bags. You might be able to buy smaller bags for a 10 G.

I was looking at the 15lb one though, so when I saw a few people say they’d use two I got really confused. Sounded like a little much lol!

Yeah, some people are using like 4 inches of substrate, which I don’t exactly understand since 15.7 pounds produces like an inch of substrate across a 20 L.

I use unrinsed flourite, generally capped. Rinsing removes a number of good minerals from the Flourite, so i instead I cap it with another soil, or I just leave it. Have to fill carefully, and sometimes it takes a couple days after filling to clear, but the stuff is so good with plants, and my invertebrates shells are very healthy with this stuff!

I never thought about capping it before. I know rinsing does remove a lot of the good minerals, but I feel okay about it since I add in root tabs for my rooted plants.

What do you cap your flourite sand with?

In my 75 it is capped with aquarium pea gravel. I also have it in my new Taiwan Bee shrimp shrimp tank, and there I capped it with U. P. Aquasoil shrimp sand. That tank was crystal clear from day one, even after planting in 6” of water then filled. Need to find a similar non active (and cheaper) substitute.

Latest view of the 75 gallon tank. Looks like the nualgi and me picking through the algae really helped.

WhattheFishAugust: Day 7 - Substrate you want to use/dream substrate? (can be unrealistic)

theblondeaquarist:

smaugthebetta:

theblondeaquarist:

smaugthebetta:

theblondeaquarist:

smaugthebetta:

theblondeaquarist:

low-techtank:

My favorite substrates are Caribsea Eco-Complete and Seachem Flourite, except Flourite is so fucking dirty and a hassle to rinse, so much so that I will probably continue to use Eco-Complete primarily.

My favorite sand is Caribsea Super Naturals. It’s easy to siphon debris off…

Agreed. I love flourite sand because it isn’t a pure black sand like Carib sea and appears more natural to me, but damn it is messy. Just bought two bags and it took about 30-45 minutes to clean both with the power hose.

Hey! Could you post a picture of the fluorite black sand by chance? I’m thinking about getting it for the 10gal I’m setting up and I’d like to see what it looks like before I do. Also would 1 bag be enough for a 10 gallon? I haven’t been able find it in a store so I’m ordering it online and have no idea how big a bag is

I’ll post pictures tomorrow. :) If you look through my pictures of “canvasthebetta” tag you can see what it looks like.

One bag is enough for a 20 L! So one for a 10 G will be more than enough. :)

Alright thanks! I wasn’t sure cause on amazon some people were saying two for a 10 gallon

Jesus, they must have been using a lot of sand then. That or they bought smaller bags. I usually buy the 15 ibs pound bags. You might be able to buy smaller bags for a 10 G.

I was looking at the 15lb one though, so when I saw a few people say they’d use two I got really confused. Sounded like a little much lol!

Yeah, some people are using like 4 inches of substrate, which I don’t exactly understand since 15.7 pounds produces like an inch of substrate across a 20 L.

I use unrinsed flourite, generally capped. Rinsing removes a number of good minerals from the Flourite, so i instead I cap it with another soil, or I just leave it. Have to fill carefully, and sometimes it takes a couple days after filling to clear, but the stuff is so good with plants, and my invertebrates shells are very healthy with this stuff!

nanocubism:

Snacking on dead fish. Sometimes they don’t make the transit home.

Is very good for them. I know a breeder that makes sure the occasional dead fish is on the menu for her shrimp

nanocubism:

Snacking on dead fish. Sometimes they don’t make the transit home.

Is very good for them. I know a breeder that makes sure the occasional dead fish is on the menu for her shrimp

northernparadox asked
Have you ever used a marineland c series canister filter? I'm looking for first hand accounts of how good thay are.

housebatbetta:

I haven’t! I haven’t tried any canisters (yet).

Anyone else, fishblr?

I have a 360 on my 75 gallon angel community. Occasionally when doing changes she gets air tapped and is annoying. However it filets the water extremely well and had huge media baskets. I like it.

Wish it came with a spraybar tho