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post #76 of 521 (permalink) Old 02-24-2012, 01:38 AM
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Every time I look at a picture of one of these tanks I love it more. At three feet long, there is just so much you can do with these.
You have more options as far as plants are concerned with the tall tanks, but sticking with smaller fauna and flora, you can do some really cool scapes with these tanks. I definitely dig the floor space to volume ratio that these provide. I'm really considering something with proportions like this for saltwater once I get settled down somewhere
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post #77 of 521 (permalink) Old 02-24-2012, 01:43 AM Thread Starter
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Would make an amazing marine tank. You could display some amazing corals in a large spread.
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post #78 of 521 (permalink) Old 02-24-2012, 02:22 AM
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Definitely.
Lighting would be a lot more manageable with the shallower depth too. Altho I don't think the intense lighting that most people go with is entirely necessary either. Corals don't get as much of their energy needs from their symbiotic algae as people think they do. Mostly just enough to cover their metabolic needs. They really need to be fed more than people assume.
With that floor space and a similar sized refugium, you could definitely support some dragonetts. They require supplemental feeding, but with that much space for copepods to reproduce, they could do very well. Very few reef tanks can supply enough food for for them. The only issue would be having a spawning pair with a shallow depth like that. They swim rapidly towards the surface during spawning and would easily be lost in such a shallow tank without a cover.

Man, I have a severe case of MTS and I don't even have a tank set up yet.
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I think it would be so much fun to get one of these tanks and make it a stream tank for tetras or White Cloud Mountain minnows!
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I'd like to keep a huge school of pygmaeus cories in one

Looking good!
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I think it would be so much fun to get one of these tanks and make it a stream tank for tetras or White Cloud Mountain minnows!
i want to do something like this someday! http://www.google.com/imgres?num=10&...1t:429,r:0,s:0 maybe with hillstream loaches instead
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Looking good, can't wait to see it submerged

Mr. Aqua 30cm cube journal
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Received some E. parkeri today in less than great shape. Here's hoping they perk up soon:





They're from a reputable seller so I'm sure they'll come around soon.

Replaced some C. parva with five of them. Put one that had no leaves which weren't broken/started turning brown into a growout tank to see if I can nurse it back to health.

Love the way they look so here's hoping!
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Parkeri sp has much more fragile leaves than other erios. They look fine to me from your pics. Losing a few bottom leaves is perfectly normal being in a shipping box for 3 days. Give em a week or two to adjust to your emersed conditions.
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I've had them come in in MUCH worse conditions and thrive after a few weeks so am definitely not worried about these.

The last ones I bought - from a former forum seller who shall remain nameless - were disasters. They all lived, though, and are thriving in a tank on my desk at work.

Excited to have these for the new shrimp tank!
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post #86 of 521 (permalink) Old 02-28-2012, 12:27 AM Thread Starter
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Just looked through my holding/Q tank and have AT LEAST 100 PFR shrimplets. The little buggers couldn't hold off until moving into their new home. Now I have to keep this dang tank going for another couple months. Ha.

Also... discovered three pink Ramshorns. Decently sized, even. And I've only ever had brown ones in the tank.

Excitement all around today!
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Are they those PFR from msjinkzd?
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Her, Liam, some of my own.

Had to shut down one of my smaller tanks and decided to mix a few in with these guys and gals to see what would happen. And bam, babies.
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They all lived, though, and are thriving in a tank on my desk at work.
Another tank? lol

I want to see this one! CO2 or no?

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Yep, CO2. Have 2,200ish gallons of display water in my office and just under 2,000 gallons sumped. Lots of tanks.

Will try to get photos of some of the tanks sometime soon.

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Another tank? lol

I want to see this one! CO2 or no?
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