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Zachary908's OEBT shrimp tank.*Update* 4/7/12

Today I purchased a used all in one 5 gallon bow front tank for a whopping $5 at my work. Replaced the stock filter bad with a poly bio filter. I also got a sponge pre filter off of an established system at work to hook up to the intake.

I know these tanks aren't the best, but since I replaced the filter I think it will do just fine.

I will probably be doing weekly water changes as well.

I went ahead and set it up without substrate today, so it is cycling currently with the established pre filter a handful of established bio balls. A ball of Xmas moss, and some baby water lettuce.

This will be a slow set up I'm in no hurry and I'm taking my time.

I will be placing an order tomorrow for some shrimp food, and some fluval stratum.

Anyway, here are a few pictures.

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This will fun to see grow.
It probably won't be much to look at. The goal is to breed shrimp, not look pretty. It will most likely be lots of Xmas moss. A few rocks and or some driftwood... I might throw in a few clippings from my 75 as well, but I doubt they will do great in this tank... maybe some anubias as well.

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Subscribed buddy! Jealous you are getting OEBT's.

You should do XMAS moss background and a small piece of driftwood with flame moss haha.

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Thanks, Bahugo! I sure hope I can keep the suckers alive!

I'm too lazy do do a moss background, thought about it many times. I may end up with some flame moss, but if I do it will be a while we don't have any at work, and after these shrimp supply purchases I'll need to slow down on the online shopping!

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after the stratum..looks like you'll be good to go...can't wait to see your shrimps...

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Yep, I should be ordering the stratum along with some food and other random goodies today, so that should all come in within a week or so.

I'll probably at least wait till the end of the month for shrimp, if not longer.

Like I said, I'm in no hurry.

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I wish I could just order stuff whenever I wanted to from work lol!

I would just take the java moss out, and put the stratum in, I wouldn't worry about draining the water or anything. Its going to cloud either way you go about it.

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Ha, I'm ordering the shrimp goodies from Fosters and smith.

Well, that was the original plan, but I'll probably drain it put the substrate in plant the plants, then fill it back up with the old water. I find planting is done a lot easier when there isn't any water in the tank.

That moss is java moss? I thought it was Xmas moss...

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Ha, I'm ordering the shrimp goodies from Fosters and smith.

Well, that was the original plan, but I'll probably drain it put the substrate in plant the plants, then fill it back up with the old water. I find planting is done a lot easier when there isn't any water in the tank.

That moss is java moss? I thought it was Xmas moss...
lol, everything is java moss too me, I just meant take out the clump of moss so it doesn't get all the gravel on it, bury it I didn't mean it wasn't xmass moss.

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Haha! I'll make sure not to bury the moss.

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Purchased some pieces of driftwood for the tank today, I'll probably have to break them up a bit, but I believe they will work well for what I have in mind.

I'm waiting on a package from Fosters and smith, and then I will begin setting up the tank for real!

Pictures to follow once the goodies arrive!

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Well, I figured I'd throw a plant list on here. This list is what I currently have to put in the tank, I may add more, but I am going to attempt to make this a non collectoris tank....

Subwassertang

Christmas moss

Dwaf hair grass

Anubias Nana 'Petite'

I might use some crypt parva in the foreground, but I haven't decided yet.

My substrate should be arriving in the mail tomorrow, so I might have pictures up in the evening.

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