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    Went to a fish show yesterday and came home with 10 rili shrimp. I know they will interbreed but that's ok with me.

    After drip acclimating them over two hours I had absolutely no problems introducing them to the tank.

    This is one of the paler ones.

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    Nice looking shrimp. =]
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    Awesome tree!!! I love it. Nice shrimps too.
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    Cheers, yeah it'll be interesting to see what the hybrids look like if they do breed when they mature.

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    Awesome set up!

    I really like the plantings and tree you have done!

    And the shrimp look great!

    Cheers
    I think I want a bigger tank!!

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    How much did you pay for the rili? I've been looking for some alternatives to go in with my cherries but hard to find over here and any I do find are wild in price. 6quid for 1.

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    At "Aquatics Live!" in London, I got 10 for 30 which I thought was good value.

    The company that was selling them can be found here: http://www.freshwatershrimp.co.uk/

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    Did some maintenance on the nano tonight. Glass needed a good clean so I did a few extra things as well. I took the filter out completely and took it apart, washing each section in a few litres of tank water. I cleaned the impeller for the first time...whoops, it was really covered in brown slime. I used some interdental brushes (ones used for your teeth!) to clean in all the little nooks and crannies in the filter. Worked well.

    I gave the heater a good clean and wiped algae from the back wall before putting everything back in. Jeez do the shrimp get in the way all the time - they're so nosey! Every two minutes one was swimming onto the back of my hand to start "cleaning" it.

    When I put the heater back I put it vertically behind the "tree" instead of how it was before (diagonally). I think it just about hides it. Better?



    Here's a rili shrimp.



    I gave the alternanthera another prune and replanted the cuttings. I don't know how many times I can get away with doing this, but I'd like a bushy back wall rather than letting them grow tall.



    Here's a side view. I gave the tree another trim, but only a short back and sides this time so it doesn't cast too much shade - I'll leave the top to get a bit taller.


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    The front lawn...lol. I haven't cut it this week.



    Another rili doing its thing. I think I might have some black beard algae growing on the moss - all those little brown flecks in it. Hmmm...not sure what to do about that.



    And here's a cherry eating a shed skin. Yummy.



    One of the sakura cherries.


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    The cryptocoryne beckettii seems to be doing well. I cut off a few old leaves.





    Feeding time...all the cherries eat together...



    ...and the rilis eat together...


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