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Talking HA's - 20L Shrimp Breeder*Pic Heavy*

UPDATE: Well the 15gallon bowed over an inch and the panels started separating from each other so its been torn down in order to fix it and the new tank is now a glass Perfecto 20-Long, Updates for it on page 3.. ^^

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This is going to be more of a work in progress for awhile as it's going to be at least another 6 months before I can get this tank up and running. I wanted to start the journal though and get a list down of what I'm planning for it as it's starting to come together now.

The details:
Tank is a custom made 15 gallon acylic beauty made by CS Aquariums
Dimensions are 24" Long x 12" Wide x 12" Tall
Back is 100% all black acrylic
Tank includes a fitted top, everything but the back panel is clear

This will most likely be a soft water tank with most if not all RO water

Lighting will be provided by a modded shoplight fixture featuring two 2xODNO 24" T8's sitting 3" from the water
1 Hagen Life-Glo 6700k; 1 ZooMed Flora Sun 5000k

Pressurized paintball co2 - 12oz tank with Inline CO2 Atomizer

The Sunsun HW-302 from my 29gal will be used on this tank as soon as I can buy the HW-404b for it.

Substrate is AquaSoil Improved - Preordered and waiting for arrival

Ferts will be Dry with Seachem Flourish Trace/comprehensive for micro's.

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Fauna
Cory's - peppered corys most likely, from my breeding stock
CRS/CBS
Anything else TBD

Flora
Ranunculus Inundatus
Tonina Fluviatilis
S. Manaus
P. Kawagoneum
Anything else TBD

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Here's the initial shot of the tank still taped up


Next update will be in awhile when I acquire the rest of my stuff and can unwrap the tank^^

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Things I still need:
AquaSoil whenever it arrives
SunSun 404b
paintball ASA ON/OFF Valve/Gauge/NV
Inline 16/22mm CO2 Atomizer
Stand for tank!
Shrimp!
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Just out of curiosity, what is TBD?

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To Be Decided ^^
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Thats about the same demensions I want for a iwugami tank I will make someday. Although acrylic makes me nervous because of the scratching issue. I have a small 5gal acrylic tank and it makes me cringe when im trying to move stuff or decorate it.

Im sure you already know this, but be very careful.
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Ahh. Thanks!

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Update:

Got the new soil! But now waiting to buy some PowerSand S Special and some tourmaline bc.

Also have the new 302 on the way, decided against the 402b as I don't need the extra flow in the 29gal, nor the uv sterilizer.

Also got all the paintball co2 stuff a week or so ago save for the inline atomizer. So I just need that, the powersand/tourmaline and a stand for the tank and itll be ready to go! ^^
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Now I just need to find a stand and get one of those Atomic CO2 Atomizers and I'll be ready to start!
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ok, well I was not able to wait nor do with this tank what I originally planned for it, sadly. However this should be just as good. Basically little shrimp rack!
Since I had to dismantle the 5gallon to set this one up because I needed the extra room and partitions for the added species I have/am getting.


Im using a sunsun 302 to filter it, and a 20w ReptiGlo 2.0 UVB 6700K Bulb for light.
Partitions are made using petsmarts standard tank dividers for a 10 gallon.
Almost forgot, the substrate in here is tourmaline bc, followed by ADA Powersand S, then capped with Caribsea Tahitian Moon sand as I still have a ton left over from the last redo of the 29. I needed something that would have lots of BB for the shrimp and keep the water nice and soft. The AquaSoil I have will have to wait for another time/tank when I am able to cycle it for a couple months ahead of time. Since I'm only trying to grow shrimp in here and no plants other than moss I'm hoping this should be perfect. Just need to get some mesh so I can make some moss floors and walls

Left will house Tangerine Tigers(caridina serrata)
Middle is Crystal Reds and Crystal Blacks (Caridina Cantonensis)
Right is Golden Bee's/Snow-Whites

Not sure where I want to put these 4 BKK's im getting this week.. I've been thinking I may get more interesting patterns/coloration out of mixing them with my golden bee's instead of crs/cbs like most seem to do. Right now I have no idea if I will be getting all of one gender or a mix. So its up in the air at the moment but i'll update when i figure it out.

So far everyone has handled the move flawlessly and seems to be enjoying the added room. Will try and grab some good pics shortly ^^
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Looks good man. You might want to lower your water a little bit or your shrimpies will climb over.

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Thanks! And yeah I just noticed that this morning, had a golden in the CRS section and half the CRS in the TT side lol
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Thanks!

I think I'm gonna pick up a macro lens for my iPhone so I can hopefully take better pics of the shrimp. I don't have a nice camera(slr) and none of the standard digital ones that run around $1-200 take any better pics then my phone as is. So we'll see soon, pics when I get home!
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ok time for the pics.. still no macro lens yet but im workin on it, this is the best I could get with my phone, enjoy!





















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Nice little set up you have there.

What are those little balls in the tank?
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