20L CRS medium tech - The Planted Tank Forum
 95Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 81 (permalink) Old 05-23-2017, 07:14 PM Thread Starter
Wannabe Guru
 
clownplanted's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Sparks, Nevada
Posts: 1,615
20L CRS medium tech

So I have been working on setting up my 20L tank getting it ready for CRS that are on the way. They will be here in 2-3 days. This is my first shrimp tank so I have been getting a ton of great advice and been doing a ton of research to ensure the tank is perfect for the soon to be new inhabitants. Below are my paramaters.

PH 7.2
GH 5
KH 3
Nitrate 5
Phosphate .5
Nitrite 0
Ammonia 0
Temp 72F
TDS 140

The tank is a 20L
Ferts are Half EI NilocG macro/micro
Light is Beamswork DHL 6500K 30" Photoperiod 6 hours, will change to 8 when co2
Substrate is Black Diamond Blasting Sand
co2 none yet just waiting on co2 splitter. Will be doing 15ppm of co2 in this tank
Plants range from Amazon swords, Moss balls, Java Moss, Pearlweed, Ludwigia repens, S Repens, red Crypto Wendtii, Hygro Fern, Ozelot sword, Hygrophila lancea, Bacopa monnierii
For filtration I am using a Fluval 206 canister filter that has Purigen for chemical media and Sera Siporax for bio media.

Here is a pic of the CRS that are on the way

Last edited by clownplanted; 05-24-2017 at 05:23 AM. Reason: added info
clownplanted is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 81 (permalink) Old 05-23-2017, 07:53 PM
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
Nigel95's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: The Netherlands
Posts: 517
Cool! CRS are so lovely. Do your parameters match the parameters of the seller? Most CRS are kept <7 Ph.
clownplanted likes this.
Nigel95 is online now  
post #3 of 81 (permalink) Old 05-23-2017, 08:00 PM Thread Starter
Wannabe Guru
 
clownplanted's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Sparks, Nevada
Posts: 1,615
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nigel95 View Post
Cool! CRS are so lovely. Do your parameters match the parameters of the seller? Most CRS are kept <7 Ph.
Yup they match the parameters pretty much exactly. Getting from @natemcnutty which his breed like crazy in these parameters. Luckily all my other parameters except GH were exactly like his. So only need to add 2dGH to get the 5. Love how soft my tap water is and has only a tds of 50. Should not need RO at all.
TropicalAquarist likes this.
clownplanted is offline  
 
post #4 of 81 (permalink) Old 05-23-2017, 08:08 PM
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
Nigel95's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: The Netherlands
Posts: 517
Should be fine then! Looking forward to the shrimp colony

Bump: Should be fine then! Looking forward to the shrimp colony
clownplanted likes this.




Nigel95 is online now  
post #5 of 81 (permalink) Old 05-23-2017, 08:36 PM
Wannabe Guru
 
Dman911's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Posts: 1,220
Looking forward to how this turns out. I am considering CRS or CBS also so hoping to learn a few things following this

Dan
harley and clownplanted like this.
Dman911 is offline  
post #6 of 81 (permalink) Old 05-23-2017, 08:47 PM Thread Starter
Wannabe Guru
 
clownplanted's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Sparks, Nevada
Posts: 1,615
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dman911 View Post
Looking forward to how this turns out. I am considering CRS or CBS also so hoping to learn a few things following this

Dan


Thanks. I'm trying to set it up as close to how they are now since they are thriving how @natemcnutty has them now. So I will be doing 15ppm co2 and half EI. I know many do not believe in doing co2 with them but I know it can be done with no issues. Tom Barr has a shrimp tank that does 30ppm co2 and full EI and his breed. I do not want as much co2 in this tank as my 60 has but just enough to help the plants and keep all happy.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Dman911 likes this.
clownplanted is offline  
post #7 of 81 (permalink) Old 05-23-2017, 10:08 PM
Algae Grower
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Posts: 70
Looks awesome! Can I ask what kind of substrate you are using?
clownplanted likes this.
Corydoradaxplora is offline  
post #8 of 81 (permalink) Old 05-23-2017, 10:21 PM Thread Starter
Wannabe Guru
 
clownplanted's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Sparks, Nevada
Posts: 1,615
Quote:
Originally Posted by Corydoradaxplora View Post
Looks awesome! Can I ask what kind of substrate you are using?
I am using BDBS. Looks like I forgot to add that in my first post. I will update it.
theatermusic87 likes this.
clownplanted is offline  
post #9 of 81 (permalink) Old 05-23-2017, 10:26 PM
Algae Grower
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Posts: 70
I love that stuff. It's great you don't have to use buffering soil. Not having to worry about breaking down the tank to replace it is nice. Looking to do the same with CBS down the road. Good to see others are doing the same. Keep us updated!
clownplanted likes this.
Corydoradaxplora is offline  
post #10 of 81 (permalink) Old 05-24-2017, 02:24 AM
Planted Member
 
TropicalAquarist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Atlanta GA, USA
Posts: 248
Very nice build, will be following along!
The problem with CO2 and shrimp is only if something goes wrong and suddenly you have way more CO2....
TropicalAquarist is offline  
post #11 of 81 (permalink) Old 05-24-2017, 02:34 AM Thread Starter
Wannabe Guru
 
clownplanted's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Sparks, Nevada
Posts: 1,615
Quote:
Originally Posted by TropicalAquarist View Post
Very nice build, will be following along!

The problem with CO2 and shrimp is only if something goes wrong and suddenly you have way more CO2....


I hear ya and that is a concern for all inhabitants and not just shrimp though. We run this risk with our fish and inverts. I Will be running a powerhead that is on the way and will be here in 2 days. Running on surface to create more o2 and better flow all around with surface agitation. This in a sense gives you 5-15% more o2 giving you a bit more "breathing" room pun intended

This is what I do on my 60 gallon tank and run a consistent 45ppm co2 with zero issues. Of course I will not be running this amount of co2 on this tank.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
TropicalAquarist likes this.
clownplanted is offline  
post #12 of 81 (permalink) Old 05-24-2017, 02:43 AM
Algae Grower
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Posts: 70
If you ever do want to bump up the co2 and are worried about it, you can get one of those fancy sochting oxydators. They don't expel co2 and will bump up o2.
clownplanted likes this.
Corydoradaxplora is offline  
post #13 of 81 (permalink) Old 05-24-2017, 06:57 PM Thread Starter
Wannabe Guru
 
clownplanted's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Sparks, Nevada
Posts: 1,615
So I swapped out the Beamswork DHL 1W 6500k with the Beamswork DA FSPEC light. The FSPEC runs a bit cooler allowing me to run the cooler temp needed. The DHL is just a bit too warm to keep the temp cooler than 74F. The FSPEc lets me run it cooler at the needed temp.

Oh and some more plants will be here today to help fill in the tank. Thanks @Aqua99 Looks like they will be here in 10 minutes or so
clownplanted is offline  
post #14 of 81 (permalink) Old 05-24-2017, 09:05 PM Thread Starter
Wannabe Guru
 
clownplanted's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Sparks, Nevada
Posts: 1,615
Got the plants planted in the tank. Thanks @Aqua99 they all looked great and in great condition. Really helped to fill in the tank more. The shrimp will really appreciate it.



Bump: Its funny that large green sword on the right has 2 runners one with 4 baby swords that I have just left there for a couple weeks. I should trim and plant them but I just have no where to plant them. Both of my tanks have a ton of swords already. Although I do kind of like them on the top blocking some light as I am sure the shrimp will appreciate some cover. That beamswork light as you can tell is bright.
jfhrtn likes this.
clownplanted is offline  
post #15 of 81 (permalink) Old 05-25-2017, 04:23 PM Thread Starter
Wannabe Guru
 
clownplanted's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Sparks, Nevada
Posts: 1,615
And the countdown begins. 2 1/2 hours and the CRS will be in their new home. So excited.
clownplanted is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome