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Started a bigger tank...

I realized that the 4g wasn't going to be even close to big enough to be a humane shrimp tank.. so I spent some money lol..

I'm going to pretty much just post pics as new posts in this journal so this is the 56K warning etc..

Flora:
ALOT!

Fauna:
12x Black Tetra
some CRS that are hiding (unknown # of shrimp as the tetra seem to find them tasty)

Light:
ZooMed 30" T5HO
24W 5000K FloraGlow
24W 10000K UltraSun

CO2:
Extreme Rage Paintball Cylinder
Atomic 55mm Diffuser (on order)
Atomic Vertical Bubble Counter (on order)

Substrate:
~1" Miracle Grow Potting Mix
~2-4" (varies) CaribSea SuperNaturals White/Black Sand ((Fine grain))

Light Cycle:
4hrs in the am then 6.5hrs at night with 8hr siesta

***Begin Photo Journal***

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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-24-2011, 03:31 AM Thread Starter
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Original setup w/10000K & Actinic










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I was just thinking about getting the Finnex 4G for a shrimp tank. Why don't you think it's big enough for shrimp? I thought it would be fine.
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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-24-2011, 03:36 AM Thread Starter
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As of today..

Thanks to Hoppy for the light advice!
Tank looks much better with this K combo. (IMHO)










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post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-26-2011, 04:26 AM Thread Starter
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well...

I don't know about all this planted tank stuff... Maybe a month or 3 from now I'll have something sweet to show. Right now i have a massive jungle of stuff with no order or reason to placement.

The tetra seem pretty content though.. the bigger ones seem to like the wisteria in the back, they're always hiding in there until feeding time, then it's a shark frenzy :P

hopefully I'll get some inspiration, and get this tank cycled, etc...

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i like the jungle look you have going on
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If bullets hit that tank will they just stop and flattten out and fall to the floor?
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If bullets hit that tank will they just stop and flattten out and fall to the floor?
Something tells me that I don't want to test it out..
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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-29-2011, 03:48 AM Thread Starter
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I <3 my Otos

Best investment of all.. they are fun to watch.. even more fun to try and find them.
I know I have 6, just rarely ever see all 6

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Every time I look at your tank, I forget to notice your plants.
After that I did notice them and it looks nice.

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The background is def a conversation piece lol
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post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-29-2011, 04:08 AM Thread Starter
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wow and I just noticed how much the wisteria has grown in 5 days..
Pretty soon its going to be up Trinity's nose
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