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    Sulawesi Journey

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    I had actually started this tank Feburary this year after gathering feedback what will be good for a small tank on my desk.

    All along I wanted a small tank on my work desk beside my main planted tank with CRS.

    I was thinking for a long while either to go for a planted with RCS or Sulawesi? Eventually go for Sulawesi due to the room temperate is too high for planted tank and evaporation is too out of control if I use a fan.

    Since this was started a while back, I will let the photos do the talking


    Found this tank at East Ocean, dimension fits well and is crystal glass, very good price


    Equipments all ready


    Decided to go for a clean look, so used white sand. Did a bit of scaping with the lava rocks and wood I have.



    Cardinal Shrimp and Rabbit Snails in after cycling

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    This video was taken about 2-weeks after I added the live stock.

    This tank was doing well all along except for the planted, which slowly turned brown and disappeared....due to my high room temperature (about 31 degreeC)..


    shrimplets were even spotted.

    But.....as times goes, I regretted using white sand substrate.....look at this photo and see how dirty the look of the sand had became....



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    The thought of re-doing had been in my mind for a while...but it will be a tedious process and I do not have a spare tank to house my Sulawesi shrimps...

    Eventually, I decided to take the risk.

    I removed all the rocks


    And transfer the Sulawesi shrimps out into a container. There were 3 shrimplets and 1 pregnant Sulawesi shrimps...


    Removes all the sand and cleaned the tank.


    Replaced the sand with Onyx Sand bought from fishy business and did some changes in the scaping. Really love the new look. Thanks to Fishy Business for the inspiration.

    Within 20 minutes, the cloudy water turned cleared and I transferred the live stock back into the tank. The shrimps are still hiding behind the rocks, will update again when I have a better photo shots.


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    Re: Sulawesi Journey

    How do you maintain the water parameters for them ? Is there any soil that can keep high ph ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wang View Post
    How do you maintain the water parameters for them ? Is there any soil that can keep high ph ?
    I only use the Sulawesi Mineral 7.5 and Seachem Prime every water change

    And dose Bacter AE everyday





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    Re: Sulawesi Journey

    Do you use RO water or just normal tap water for water changes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheHollowCreeper View Post
    Do you use RO water or just normal tap water for water changes?
    Just tap water


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    Re: Sulawesi Journey

    Hi,

    How's your tank right now?

    As my sulawesi tank is cycling right now. I bought distilled water just for it.

    How's your tank using tap water.

    Thanks

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    Hi James, perfectly fine with tap water. Shrimp Population also increases

    I measured my tap water early this year
    PH 7.8 TDS 108

    My tank parameters
    Nitrate 10ppm
    gH abt 12
    kH abt 3-4
    TDS 263


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    A photo I just took this morning.



    Mother and Baby. Are you able to spot the baby? Haha



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    Re: Sulawesi Journey

    Thats great to hear. Awesome. I was afraid of using tap water. As advised, by lfs. How much do u dose your 7.5? Lesser than recommended?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesmj View Post
    Thats great to hear. Awesome. I was afraid of using tap water. As advised, by lfs. How much do u dose your 7.5? Lesser than recommended?
    For my case, I only dose every week during water change.

    I change abt 25% of water each week, and dose just slightly less than the 1st marking on the spoon that comes with it


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