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    Quote Originally Posted by Slaphppy7 View Post
    Two of the most essential items for successful fishkeeping, IMO:

    http://www.apifishcare.com/product.p...0#.WY8npmcUz24

    http://www.seachem.com/prime.php
    I'll pick up these products when I stop by LFS next. I've been putting off buying a new test kit after I gave my old set away.

    Anyway, quick update... the tank seems mostly cycled (we'll see when the water gets tested). I dumbly added what I think is HC right before brown algae bloomed in the tank (the HC is kind of a meh situation, but the little tray I bought was only 2-3 USD). If all else fails I'll just go the good old Java moss route.

    Lately, in the substrate, I've noticed increasing invertebrate populations (daphnia and stuff? at least three different body types). Do cherry shrimp (or their babies) like to eat these?

    Also, do you guys want photos of my LFS when I go? I live in Taiwan, and the chain (BlueWorld) often has smallish locations, but the stock spread may be different from what you have in your own countries. The sugar glider will probably still be there...

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    RCS won't eat the critters you see...they're scavengers, not predators

    Pics of your LFS would be nice to see.

    What is HC?
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    Quote Originally Posted by edo_tensei View Post
    I'll pick up these products when I stop by LFS next. I've been putting off buying a new test kit after I gave my old set away.

    Anyway, quick update... the tank seems mostly cycled (we'll see when the water gets tested). I dumbly added what I think is HC right before brown algae bloomed in the tank (the HC is kind of a meh situation, but the little tray I bought was only 2-3 USD). If all else fails I'll just go the good old Java moss route.

    Lately, in the substrate, I've noticed increasing invertebrate populations (daphnia and stuff? at least three different body types). Do cherry shrimp (or their babies) like to eat these?

    Also, do you guys want photos of my LFS when I go? I live in Taiwan, and the chain (BlueWorld) often has smallish locations, but the stock spread may be different from what you have in your own countries. The sugar glider will probably still be there...
    The stuff in the substrate may be seed shrimp, or gamarus.

    Seed shrimp are the white bits in the substrate (my shrimp never bothered with the seed shrimp-but the seed shrimp began to out compete my shrimp for food):
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    images (1).jpg

    Gammarus are a bit bigger and grayish-brown (saw a picture of one eating a RCS!):
    images (2).jpg

    images (3).jpg

    You can also have nematodes and/or planaria and/or detritus worms(picture is with daphnia and the little white worms). The last image is similar to what I used to rid my shrimp tanks of the seed shrimp. Had a good infestation of them as the shrimp I bought were infested with seed shrimp, planaria and hydra and limpets...which still plague me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slaphppy7 View Post
    What is HC?
    I think the OP is referring to Hemianthus Cuba or dwarf baby tears.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slaphppy7 View Post
    What is HC?
    Quote Originally Posted by angelcraze2 View Post
    I think the OP is referring to Hemianthus Cuba or dwarf baby tears.
    Close :) the "C" is for callitrichoides.

    I kept a tank with an HC carpet and Matt asked me what HC was almost every time I talked about it haha I guess with age it becomes harder to remember stuff ;)



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    I keep thinking Head Coach
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slaphppy7 View Post
    I keep thinking Head Coach
    Funny.. that's the first thing that popped into my head as well!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BluewaterBoof View Post
    Close :) the "C" is for callitrichoides.

    I kept a tank with an HC carpet and Matt asked me what HC was almost every time I talked about it haha I guess with age it becomes harder to remember stuff ;)
    Tx Boof. I always just call them dwarf baby tears.
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    Yeah, still too long for me, that's why I say HC. Works out fine until Matt gets involved hahaha



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    When I set up my South American tank, I had all SORTS of inverts swimming around in there: Daphnia, planaria-like worms (they weren't planaria), seed shrimp, clam shrimp, cyclops, all sorts of nifty stuff. Then I introduced some angelfish and all those inverts mysteriously vanished. :)

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