First tank journey

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    maintenance day has come and I decided to scrub down the driftwood and take out the dodgy rocks. Will now see if the wood has finally stopped being fluffy after more then a month. Had to add a new rock thought to keep the wood stable but atleast I know this one is safe.

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    Do you have snails or any fish in there? They'd help keep the wood free of the fluffy stuff since they eat it.
    When I had this I also took it out and scrubbed and it came back, but once I got fish in the tank they nibbled it clean
     
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    I am planning on making this a nice shrimp tank once i can get them ordered but that will only be after lockdown and the shops are open again. But for now its only the plants.
     
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    The fluff really won't be any issue in your tank, just that it doesn't look so good.. You could keep scrubbing it if it does come back or just leave it, either way shouldn't make any difference on your tank :)
     
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    I had the same algae growing on my wood when I first setup. I initially got 8 cherry shrimp and they cleaned the algae off in 1 day, and it's never been back!

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    Thanks @ShrimpNation for the great quality and very healthy looking plants i received today.

    bucephalandra sp. Theia
    Java Fern

    wil be adding them soon.

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    Glad they arrived safely! Looking forward to seeing them in the tank.
     
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    As most know I have been having problems from the get go firsts with my rocks and then with wood fluffies. Well i found a problem with the wood this week, its already disintegrating and its only been 2 months so i took a trip to my lfs and got proper rocks and make a brand new scape without the wood but I like this one the best of all of them to be honest.

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    Just a few more shots of the tank this morning

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    Looks epic! Just make sure the rhizome of the javafern and anubias are not planted or they will rot and melt away
     
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    They are atleast not the javafern is on top of the substrate it was nice and heavy so doesn't float away and the anubias is wedged in between the two rocks
     
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    So not really an update, still waiting on livestock to come in, hopefully next week if al go's well. I have found i really do enjoy my weekly water changes etc every time there is just a renewed pride for what i've done with it
     
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    Totally hey! Sometimes when I wipe a tank clean I get how some people must feel when they lovingly polish their vintage cars :lol:
    Your tank looks lovely, nice one!
     
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    @A new day thanks is a lot of trail and error but i try. My fingers and nearly as green as yours though your thanks are amazing.

    S.repens forest coming along atleast. Ignore the cloudiness dropped in some clarity.

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    Uhm... this is what my first tank looked like. Not really any sign of green fingers yet :lol:
    Lots of trial and error, advice and YouTube :)

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    was finally able to add a few beauties to my tank today.

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    Those look like high grade shrimp!
     
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    I don't know that much about shrimps but I must agree they do look amazing.
     
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    The shrimp bug has bitten

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