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#21 9darlingcalvi

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Posted 23 February 2016 - 09:36 PM

I have seen Ceratophyllum demersum in sand bottomed Lakes of Minnesota

#22 9darlingcalvi

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Posted 24 February 2016 - 08:17 AM

Another idea I have is to get tons of clam shrimps, daphnia, Copepods and 1-2 pounds of black worms and "seed" the tank

#23 gerald

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Posted 24 February 2016 - 09:55 AM

NOT a good idea IMO.  Introduce small amounts of these inverts, and see how well they live.  Maybe 1/4 pound of blackworms at most.  If you add too much it's more likely that all the animals will die and you'll have a rotting polluted mess. 

 

 

Another idea I have is to get tons of clam shrimps, daphnia, Copepods and 1-2 pounds of black worms and "seed" the tank


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#24 9darlingcalvi

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Posted 24 February 2016 - 02:38 PM

Okay, I didn't know how much 2 pounds of black worms are

#25 9darlingcalvi

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Posted 24 February 2016 - 02:48 PM

But I could still seed the tank? I will get a layout of the pant soon

#26 9darlingcalvi

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Posted 25 February 2016 - 07:44 AM

Here's the layout

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#27 9darlingcalvi

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Posted 25 February 2016 - 03:09 PM

comments? fixes? 



#28 littlen

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Posted 25 February 2016 - 03:50 PM

You've gotten a lot of good advice and recommendations.  If it hasn't been mentioned before, the best thing to do next is just try it on your own and learn from  your experiences.  I could do the exact same set-up as you're about to do and get very different results.  If you come back in a few months and tell us it didn't work, we're not going to be disappointed or tell you, "we told you so!".  You'll actually be able to contribute to the knowledge pool of things that don't work.   By process of elimination, you'll be able to figure out what is best for the fish, unfortunately some my die along the way.  It happens.

 

Don't take this personally, but none of the more experienced fish keepers here can 'hold your hand' so-to-speak and keep you from failing.  You've asked a lot of good questions and there has been a lot of responses.  We're all hoping you have a successful outcome.  But don't be afraid to just try something and see what happens!

Good luck.


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#29 9darlingcalvi

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Posted 25 February 2016 - 04:04 PM

okay, thanks for that.



#30 9darlingcalvi

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Posted 25 February 2016 - 04:37 PM

I hay feel, I want it to look nice for people who have experience as I'm nee

#31 9darlingcalvi

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Posted 26 February 2016 - 07:27 PM

It might have to wait till march or April

#32 gerald

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Posted 27 February 2016 - 12:42 PM

One bit of advice:  If you try to squeeze the filter tightly into the corner as shown in your diagram, fish might get caught behind it.  Better to leave a little swimming space (as wide as your widest fish) between the filter and glass (or any other rigid structure, rocks, etc).  Also, Chara and Coontail will grow in all directions and entwine around each other.  They're not like Cryptocoryne or Sagittaria with leaves sprouting from a basal rosette that stays put.  "Design" doesn't last long when using non-rooting or rapid-spreading plants like these.


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#33 9darlingcalvi

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Posted 27 February 2016 - 02:05 PM

Okay, I will keep that in mind, if the chara does grow could I trim it



#34 9darlingcalvi

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Posted 29 February 2016 - 03:55 PM

I think I will try to microfish for them, also could you trim chara?



#35 9darlingcalvi

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Posted 29 February 2016 - 06:01 PM

Would banded killifish work with darters, or are they from a different area

#36 smilingfrog

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Posted 01 March 2016 - 12:38 PM

There's a lake near here where we routinely catch johnny darters, Iowa darters, and banded killifish often in the same sein haul so they would appear to be in fairly similar locations.  I have kept banded killis a few times with mixed results.  Most of my experience has been that they were fairly docile, however I had one experience where I got some that were quite aggressive.  Others I have talked to have suggested similar experiences with aggression issues.

You could certainly try trimming chara, if it doesn't work take it out and try something else.  Let us know either way.



#37 9darlingcalvi

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Posted 01 March 2016 - 01:37 PM

What location? I might go to long lake near Fergus falls in May to get johnnys

#38 smilingfrog

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Posted 02 March 2016 - 01:09 AM

Quite a ways from there.  It's near Stillwater.



#39 9darlingcalvi

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Posted 02 March 2016 - 07:36 AM

Wait... You live in the F/M area?

#40 9darlingcalvi

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Posted 02 April 2016 - 05:49 PM

Am going to fiends cabin very soon...hopefully




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