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    So since this is freshwater figure maybe it should be here?

    This is my attempt at trying to get some things going in the meantime....

    First of all a big "Thank you" to Ben for telling me to change my bulbs. The burn I did to the plants showed up later but I don't think I lost anyone! So this is with the correct bulbs before the burnt look showed up.



    Found an interesting piece of driftwood at the store, took advantage of them having a tank the same size I am trying to start off plants in to see if it would fit and different shots.






    Thought maybe I could get some slow growing stuff on it to get things ready. Not what plants to grow on it.
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    How can I delete the whole thread? I can't seem to post any pictures.
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    I bought the wood from a fish shop they told me it would be not raise the pH. I would feel better knowing what it is instead of a store telling me it is Texas Driftwood?

    Does anyone know what kind of wood it is?

    I have no idea how long it will take to sink. I am hoping it will be good for freshwater shrimp, cardinal tetras, and maybe some other peaceful fish.

    I figure it would be good to cycle it with everything else. Maybe just maybe I can get things going before Christmas?

    I am trying to research companion mates. I am wanting to go small and colorful on the fish and shrimp.

    I have to redo the substrate yet again. I goofed it up as well, but figured I would go ahead and start cycling the wood while waiting.

    I am trying to figure out the best moss that would be very benifical to the shrimp and yet slow growing for low maintenance.

    Any suggestions?

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    That driftwood never will raise your PH, although most driftwood you find in the LFS are from TX, they are just root stalks that been submerged or laying at large river banks baking in the sun.
    Yes you need to cycle as it could have absorbed some stuff that you don't want to expose your fish too in a later time.
    Sinking your wood can take time and sometimes up to 6 months, weighting down with a rock will help and later you can remove the rock.
    Since I stopped breeding the exotic shrimp in the Houston area there's really not a direct source for these and sometimes you see them at the LFS but not the quality I had.
    Makes me think to setup a shrimp rack again, problem is that it is a lot more work than a reef tank and I already starting to dislike making the Diesel Brew and my water changes.
    This early morning I cleaned my skimmer and OH Boy I swore that the fish poop in there turned into tar.
    Need to change the T5 bulbs as they are overdue as I need to clean my glass now three times a day and changing these things is a LOOOOOOT of work and it takes time way from me doing other more valuable fun things.
    Any way CJ as I mentioned before let your tank age for a few months and do more research, maybe a trip out to ADG over the weekend will teach you how to scape a fresh bowl of water, oh take the whole family as it's breathtaking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diesel View Post
    That driftwood never will raise your PH, although most driftwood you find in the LFS are from TX, they are just root stalks that been submerged or laying at large river banks baking in the sun.
    Yes you need to cycle as it could have absorbed some stuff that you don't want to expose your fish too in a later time.
    Sinking your wood can take time and sometimes up to 6 months, weighting down with a rock will help and later you can remove the rock.
    Since I stopped breeding the exotic shrimp in the Houston area there's really not a direct source for these and sometimes you see them at the LFS but not the quality I had.
    Makes me think to setup a shrimp rack again, problem is that it is a lot more work than a reef tank and I already starting to dislike making the Diesel Brew and my water changes.
    This early morning I cleaned my skimmer and OH Boy I swore that the fish poop in there turned into tar.
    Need to change the T5 bulbs as they are overdue as I need to clean my glass now three times a day and changing these things is a LOOOOOOT of work and it takes time way from me doing other more valuable fun things.
    Any way CJ as I mentioned before let your tank age for a few months and do more research, maybe a trip out to ADG over the weekend will teach you how to scape a fresh bowl of water, oh take the whole family as it's breathtaking.
    Oh no what the heck is that? Looks like I already have problems and haven't even changed out the substrate yet! It is only on this one plant. Going to take the plant out and try to get it all off. Anyone know what it is?


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