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post #16 of 153 (permalink) Old 12-03-2010, 01:18 PM
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Wow... that's a BIG shrimp tank (oxymoron). Can't wait to see how this turns out!

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Wow... that's a BIG shrimp tank (oxymoron). Can't wait to see how this turns out!
I think you meant to say Jumbo Shrimp
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I'll be posting some more photos during the weekend. I just replaced those 10ks with 2 more 6.5k bulbs. I don't think having all 4 6.5s on at the same time would be too much right? Since there is no water I don't have to worry about algae for now. I also added some Flourish Iron, Excel and regular Flourish with trace elements into my misting bottle (Small amounts) just to add to the nutrients that the power sand already has. Extra wouldn't hurt. I was kind of hoping I would have gotten some answers to my concerns.

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post #19 of 153 (permalink) Old 12-03-2010, 10:01 PM
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This will be one sweet shrimp tank. You could safely keep 100,000 in there! haha

If you decide to go with the black coastal stone, you will not be disappointed. I saw in person the stock ADG has and I like it more than seiryu. And they have some really nice large peices compared to the small chips of reject seriyu that Japan doesn't want. lol I am using a couple peices of it in my little mini-m if you want to see what it looks like. Send Frank (Francis Xavier on TPT) a PM if you haven't already.
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Be very careful with the dosing of Excel, it will kill off massive amount of shrimps in a heartbeat! Can't wait to see this setup. Looking good and it's a huge tank! Good dimension for a couple of Pygo grow out tanks!

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I just can't wait RAOK some of them lol ... Jagged I wont be dosing Excel when I start adding shrimp. Just during the initial month or so as I bombard the tank with co2

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Awesome, just make sure you test for copper before adding in the shrimps you are adding after the initial setup. Just to be on the safe side. Last thing you want to do is wake up with a few dozen all dead.

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How do I test for that? It's the excel that will add the copper?

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Get a Freshwater Copper Test kit. It's design specially for Copper testing. Some people dosing what your about to dose in your tank with minimal dosing have no problem, then again not all shrimps are the same. Some react differently. That's why I said becareful with it if your even going to use it at all. Regular Flourish, Flourish Trace and Excel itself has copper in it.

Flourish contains:
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Total Nitrogen 0.07%
Available Phosphate ( P2O5) 0.01%
Soluble Potash 0.37%
Calcium (Ca) 0.14%
Magnesium (Mg) 0.11%
Sulfur (S) 0.2773%
Boron (B) 0.009%
Chlorine (Cl) 1.15%
Cobalt (Co) 0.0004%
Copper (Cu) 0.0001%
Iron (Fe) 0.32%
Manganese (Mn) 0.0118%
Molybdenum (Mo) 0.0009%
Sodium (Na) 0.13%
Zinc (Zn) 0.0007%

Flourish Trace contains:
Boron (B) 0.0028%
Cobalt (Co) 0.00003%
Copper Cu) 0.0032%
0.0032% Water Soluble Copper (Cu)
Manganese (Mn) 0.0085%
0.0085% Water Soluble Manganese(Mn)
Molybdenum (Mo) 0.0003%
Zinc (Zn) 0.0169%
0.0169% Water Soluble Zinc (Zn)
Rubidium (Rh) 0.000008%
Nickel (Ni) 0.000003%
Vanadium (V) 0.000002%

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Wow great info Jag. I am only doing 1 ml of each including iron in a small 8 oz bottle diluted with cycled water which I use to mist the plants. But I am going to get a master testing kit so I can keep a log of it all. I'm going to get the Copper Kit too.

Zeldar I love the ADG Stone. No effect on the water right? I have to order a few things from ADG before the price change. I'm not sure if the ADG stones price will be going up since it's not an actual ADA Product. I'll ask Frank.

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Yepp, no problem. This is what I was going for when I move into my new house this coming spring. 120gallon would be a great upgrade from 20gallon long lol. Will stay tuned for future progresses! Can't wait!

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looks really cool
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post #28 of 153 (permalink) Old 12-04-2010, 07:44 AM Thread Starter
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Yea the 120 was a huge break for me since I traded an older Plasma for it. Good upgrade from the 45 I could just imagine how excited your going to be when you get your house.

Thanks Decoman.

I'm surprised I haven't gotten much feed back on my questions.

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Yea the 120 was a huge break for me since I traded an older Plasma for it. Good upgrade from the 45 I could just imagine how excited your going to be when you get your house.

Thanks Decoman.

I'm surprised I haven't gotten much feed back on my questions.
Write your question down on a piece of paper and then take a picture of it

In regard to your question on degassing:

From what I understand, excessive surface agitation and air bubbles from an air stone causes CO2 to leave the water at a faster rate aside from what is used up by the plants. Of course the CO2 enriched water flowing around within the water column and coming into contact with the air/water interface would probably hasten the rate of exchange of CO2 between your water and the air outside of your tank... Surface agitation creates more surface area for gas exchange while the air bubbles create more surface area in regard to the mini pockets of air in the bubbles and the CO2 exchanges with the air in those bubbles. That's my best guess. I don't think you have to worry about the flow of water within the column in regard to losing your CO2. I'd cross that bridge when you get there since you can measure the CO2 in your water column with a drop checker while just your filters are on. Crank your powerhead or whatever is giving you that extra flow and see how the drop checker reacts.
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Oogly great advice thank you. I am pretty excited about all of this.

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