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my 2.5g with a 38 gallon sump?

so i wanted a 2.5 gallon sharing the water from my 38 gallon. so here are the pics, step by step as I did it.

my seltz L external powerhead


I made a little overflow box from a specimen container, with a sponge to trap any shrimp that get sucked in.

Here is the 2.5 gal


Here is the proximity to my main tank



Here is the placement of the pump and the overflow box


Placement of the rocks i got


final product


Now just waiting to get some shrimps
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looks nice,
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Would love to see a video of it in action!
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I'll get one up when i figure out how, but its nothing too exciting. lol
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updated pics. starting to get some green on the stones, but its not horrible.

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This looks great! Any updates on this? What kind of plant/moss is that in the front?
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Its gotten overgrown with guppy grass, random moss and duck weed. All from the random shrimp packages I've received. I really need to clean it up, but the DHG is growing well. lol
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Looks good. Love the use of the pepsi can as pump stand
Personally I like a little algae growing on rocks and wood, gives it a natural look.
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Im sorry how does water get from the 38 gallon to the 2.5 gallon? I want to do something like this but with a 38 gallon and a 72 gallon... any tips?

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Big fan of that little scape. I also kinda like the green on the rocks. Speaking of which, what kind of rocks are those?
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Nice looking small tank.
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That hair grass looks super healthy, what kind of lighting? Substrate? Etc lol

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Im sorry how does water get from the 38 gallon to the 2.5 gallon? I want to do something like this but with a 38 gallon and a 72 gallon... any tips?

I have a pump going from the 38 to the 2.5. Since the 2.5 is slightly higher than my 38, water flows back down to the 38 from a mini overflow i built. Hope that helps.
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That hair grass looks super healthy, what kind of lighting? Substrate? Etc lol

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Sadly its been overrun by guppy grass and duck weed, and my neglect due to a new lady friend.

But its just fluval shrimp substrate and a CF bulb i had laying around in a swing arm lamp. I think its 6500K.
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